Value in scarcity – An extension of human ego

Value in scarcity – An extension of human ego

Why did someone pay $65,000 for fossilized whale feces last year? Let me take a crack at it. Let’s begin by analyzing what people have historically imbued with value. Fine art, gold, and diamonds seem to be valid examples.  But Why? Is it because they are beautiful?...
Code is law

Code is law

  It’s the year 2030. You wake up, and read the news: The ridesharing market is up 5% this week. You smile, feeling glib about your purchase of ride-coins earlier in the week. Spring break is close, you thought. Plenty of college kids are going to be ridesharing,...
Information is the Oil of the 21st Century

Information is the Oil of the 21st Century

Oil is what every economy in the world depends on. From Porsches to plastics, modern society wouldn’t exist without it. That’s why superpowers wage proxy wars and set up proxy world-government regulatory bodies, like the World Bank and the IMF.   Within a human...
Critical Thinking for Cryptocurrency Investors

Critical Thinking for Cryptocurrency Investors

Right now, the conversations being had by the major players in blockchain (developers, entrepreneurs, money managers, etc) all start like this: “How do we fix ‘Proof of Work’?”   If you’re new to cryptocurrency and don’t know what that means, getting yourself up to...
History Repeats Itself

History Repeats Itself

In 1995, Katie Couric didn’t want to “subscribe to the internet.” Katie, like most Americans, didn’t truly understand what the internet was, or even more importantly, what it could do. Back then, the only thing anyone wanted to talk about was...
Blockchain Shines at Miami Conference

Blockchain Shines at Miami Conference

For those who missed it: Last week, Miami hosted the North American Bitcoin Conference, a two-day convention of Blockchain experts, Bitcoin billionaires, startups, and enthusiasts from around the world. One might have expected this conference to be full of programmers...