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Dec 31 2021

How Bubbles, Price And COVID-19 Changed Bitcoin for Me

Bitcoin is not a bubble. It’s the monetary escape hatch we need now that the COVID-19 cat is out of the bag.I trained as a financial historian. My academic work focused on banks and financial markets in the past, and I was always fascinated by iconic bubbles of financial history — the tulip mania, the financial boom of the 1690s, the...

Dec 12 2021

How Bitcoin Fixes The Old World Bureaucracy Of Payments

How one man’s journey to receive international payment revealed the bloated bureaucracy of our financial system and the solution offered by Bitcoin.I’m not a big fan of governments, and I’m really not a fan of bloated bureaucracies. I harbor the controversial opinion that HR departments and administrator roles are net negatives for any organization: it’s rare to find an administrator who knows...

Nov 15 2021

Like Bitcoin, Everything Important Is Proof-of-Work

Bitcoin is simply one of many proof-of-work systems that creates the most important outputs and skills in the world.In a moment of balance and strength, I felt my muscles stiffen, the pressure against my right triceps increasing. Flirting with gravity, I engaged my core like I had a hundred times before, raised my hips a little higher, and started angling my upper...

Sep 12 2021

DCA Isn’t As Effective As Going All In On Bitcoin

The commonly-cited method of dollar-cost averaging might be less effective than lump-sum purchases.It is fashionable in bitcoin circles these days to join the DCA army: to dollar-cost average your savings into bitcoin. If you put away a little bit at a time, even trifling amounts like $1, $5, or $10 a day, you can grow your...

Aug 27 2021

Bitcoin Can Be The Change You’ve Been Waiting For

Aug 27 2021 Published at Bitcoin Magazine under tags  culture ideas philosophy

Bitcoin offers a way for us to stop just appearing like we want to fix things, instead making real change.We live in a pretend world with pretend ideals, pretend money and pretend language. A world of quick fix and quick bucks, where the road to success no longer requires hard work, just papering over whatever defects emerge. If something doesn’t seem as...

Aug 23 2021

How Much Of My Portfolio Should Be Allocated To Bitcoin?

Aug 23 2021 Published at Bitcoin Magazine under tags  culture ideas investing trading

The answer to this question varies based on different circumstances in people’s lives.When people first get into bitcoin as a savings device, or when traditional finance-type people look at it as a potential investment, they’re quickly faced with the sizing problem. What proportion of my assets should I put in this new and promising asset class?For most maxis, this question is...

Jul 27 2021

Taleb Vs. Taleb: A Question Of Time, Lindy And Portfolios

Jul 27 2021 Published at Bitcoin Magazine under tags  books culture investing nassim taleb

The famous economist often acts contradictory and has denounced Bitcoin despite examples of previous understanding.I joined Nassim Nicholas Taleb’s very extensive block list about two years ago. It’s not a very exclusive crowd and many more erudite people than me have received the patented “Imbecile” tweet that signals an imminent Taleb block. My crime? I had quoted “Antifragile” back at him in...

Jun 14 2021

Bitcoin Versus The Great Financial Bubbles Of The Past

The previous crises are actually quite different from what we are currently experiencing if we examine history.In times of extreme fear, uncertainty and doubt (FUD), Bitcoiners need FUD-busting.In 1710, almost a decade before the South Sea Bubble in England and the Mississippi Bubble in France, the essayist and author...

Feb 18 2021

No, Bitcoin Is Nothing Like the South Sea Bubble

Feb 18 2021 Published at CoinDesk under tags  bitcoin bubble business opinion

Those who compare Bitcoin to the great bubbles of the past need to check the historical books. This moment is very different.

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