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Tunnel Vision

The cryptocurrency market (or at least the participants in it) have a bad case of tunnel vision that could leave many blindsided. At utter obsession over daily price movements, even in the dark dreary days of the continual bear market have seemingly left many distraught over where Bitcoin…and the rest of the market, will go …

6 months of DCA and counting

It’s officially been 6 months since I first started my Dollar Cost Averaging experiment in the world of cryptocurrency. So what’s the big reveal? My portfolio is down about 24%…ouch. Here’s some things that I’ve learned so far through this experiment. 1. Dollar Cost Averaging can be exciting… Okay, yes, I have been losing money …

Your favorite cryptocurrency isn’t a sports team

One of the most common things to overhear between two coworkers shooting the shit or some students waiting for the professor to show up is conversations about sports. Does this sound like a something you’ve ever heard before? A: “My favorite sports team is looking really good right now, they are definitely going to go …

A year in review

This past year, I made it my goal to read more often. I started by keeping a list in my phone of books I was interested in picking up. Often times they were books I came across in forums, suggested about a particular topic, books recommended by a friend or a colleague, or just on …

Bitcoin is the life raft

Bitcoin is not the bubble. Bitcoin will not pop the bubble. Bitcoin is the life raft for when the bubble inevitably bursts. The average equities investor: “Oh how can you invest in cryptocurrencies, how can you justify buying bitcoin. I’m just not willing to take that kind of risk” What’s really the bubble? What really …

The Bitcoin Powder Keg

The cryptocurrency market is running a little hot these days. If shitcoins and ICOs are the sand grinding and crunching in the gears, then Bitcoin is the oil that’s keeping it all from burning up to a screeching halt. The late 2017 crypto currency mania was an anomaly in the sense of every metric, both …

EOS: the anti hodl?

The image above was pulled directly from the EOS github “constitution”. But what does it mean? Essentially, if you have EOS tokens and they remain inactive for a period of 3 years, those tokens are subject to forfeit and redistribution. Think about that for a minute. I mean really think about it. Imagine if your …

The founding fathers of America and fiat money

Article I, sections 8 and 10 of the united states constitution says as follows: “Congress shall have the power- to borrow money…to coin money, regulate the value thereof, and of foreign coin, and fix the standard of weights and measures;…and to provide for the punishment of counterfeiting…No state shall coin money, emit bills of credit …

Not worth a continental

Did you know that fiat money has a long history of experimentation throughout American history and that the USD wasn’t the first attempt? Between 1690 and 1764 many early American colonies experimented with fiat money printing as a form of financing necessary expenditures. Massachusetts was the first to attempt this in order to finance military …