Originally published: December 2021 Last Updated: October 2022 Back in April 2020, I turned bullish on bitcoin at about $6,900/BTC, and recommended it to my premium subscribers. Since then, I've written a series of public articles researching bitcoin, and I continue to provide coverage in my research service as well. The most common … [Read more...]
Proof-of-Stake and Stablecoins: A Blockchain Centralization Dilemma
Originally published: November 2021 I've been asked a number of times for an update for my views on Ethereum since my January 2021 article on the topic, which received over a quarter million reads. In that prior article, I described Ethereum, explained areas where I was bullish, but also expressed my fundamental concerns with it. The overall … [Read more...]
Does QE Cause Wealth Inequality?
Originally published: November 2021 One of the most polarizing topics today is wealth inequality. I think a better description is to refer to it as wealth concentration. Nobody should expect wealth to be equal in a society, but when wealth becomes extremely concentrated (way more unequal than usual), it's often a sign that something isn't … [Read more...]
Sovereign Default, the Debt Ceiling, and the $1 Trillion Coin
Originally Published: October 2021 The US debt ceiling is in the news again due to Congressional gridlock, along with the possibility of a US sovereign default and the unintuitive idea of the US Treasury Department minting a trillion-dollar platinum coin to bypass the problem. This article breaks down some of the nuances involved in this … [Read more...]
Bitcoin’s Energy Usage Isn’t a Problem. Here’s Why.
Originally published: August 2021, updated January 2023 Bitcoin’s energy usage has been in the news for years. It’s often criticized for using too much energy, or not making efficient use of its energy, or in extreme cases, being an outright climate/energy disaster. For example, back in December 2017, Newsweek ran a piece called, “Bitcoin … [Read more...]
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