On April 27th 1935, President Franklin D Roosevelt instituted “The Soil Conservation Act”.
It was his call to action, in response to what would be known as the largest man made environmental disaster in history. The Midwestern plains had been stripped of its native grasslands by farmers tilling the topsoil. By 1934, 200 million acres of cropland had been permanently damaged resulting in catastrophic floods and dust storms, giving it the notorious name of the “Dust Bowl”.
President Franklin came into office in 1933, stayed in office for four precedential terms and led the government through most of the Great…
Let’s talk NFTs
The world is becoming digital and why on earth would blockchain not be leading the way.
Anything digital and unique has a place on the blockchain.
NFTs are tokens operating on a network. Remember crypto kitties on the Ethereum network? Remember what is did firstly to the Ethereum network and secondly to the Ethereum price?
Dan Held recently did a talk on how the price of BTC plays a crucial role in the mass adoption process of BTC. A fact which we should not be ignorant about, irrespective of how much we love the tech.
Stable coins — your crypto lifeboat in times of volatility.
When setting sails to venture into uncharted oceans, you are sure to hit some choppy waters.
In crypto we have two potential events that shouts choppy waters and those are: price volatility and tax events.
I know I have said it before, but hear me out.
In this space, like no other industry, we have a collective genius striving to a common goal.
You are in good hands.
Any area that raises a concern or might stunt growth will invoke a brainstorm event within the community.
Naturally in true crypto…
Bitcoin Whitepaper — a brief recap for newcomers
The text that follows have purposefully been written in a conversational style. As you go down the crypto rabbit hole, the BTC white paper will from time to time come up in conversation.
Since the writing of this article have been inspired by a need to both create BTC empowerment via the share of knowledge and inclusion, I would like you to, over a cup of coffee or tea, read over the full whitepaper at some point.
When you do, I do not want you to feel intimidated or discouraged by the…
Oracles — Outside world you may enter now.
For a longer time than I wish to remember, I have been the misfit at the dinner table talking about Bitcoin and , little by little, some altcoins slipped into the conversation too.
I can see you nodding your head in recognition.
We are at the final pull in a very long tug of war between scalability and mass adoption.
As comfortable as we are among our crypto family, it is time to let the outside world in and allow the full impact of mass adoption into this sacred space of ours.
An Ode to XRP
The bad press XRP has received of late inspired the words below in recognition of staying truthful to original intentions.
Bitcoin and crypto maximalists, a tribe I am proud to call myself part of, loves using terminology such as: mass adoption, inclusion, banking the unbanked and crypto being the money of the people.
In second place for hot topics we can include: scalability, (transaction speed) and network fees.
Most of our Bitcoin (BTC) *Forks have been initiated to solve the exact transaction speed (scalability) issue. SegWit, activated on 24th August 2017 sought to make the transactions…
In Defence of Ethereum
The race to supremacy in the decentralized finance (DeFi) space is underway and it is most probably not going to be Ethereum that walks away with the crown of victory, or are we all underestimating the comeback game of Ether?
One project in particular has grabbed my attention and that is the Matic network. The team is working alongside Ether to create a solution to the massive scaling problem causing intense unhappiness among the crypto community at the moment. This is happening at the same time as the Ether 2.0 …
RIP Bitcoin — March 2021
If there is one thing you can be certain of in this space, it is the availability of graphs.
Personally, it makes my scientist heart very happy. Graphs provide the tools you need to plan for possible Bitcoin death events.
Possible being the operative word here, since my standard piece of advice for any newcomers to this space are as follow:
If you should find yourself in a conversation with a crypto enthusiast and they start a sentence with: “I can tell you with absolute certainty…”, back away carefully, then walk , or run (shoes…
Crypto under your mattress?
I am writing this with the knowing that recently some of the crypto influencers for whom I have an immense respect have been questioning the wisdom of the “do your own research” prompt frequently used within the crypto space.
Their argument is that the request to do your own research implies that the researcher already has a foundational understanding of the fundamentals.
So, with caution, I am going to provide an overview of possible options and solutions you could implement to make the most of your crypto portfolio, while safeguarding yourself from possible crypto poaching.
Bitcoin — WTF — Whatthefork
Those who know me, know how very passionate I am about ensuring newcomers to this space (noobs) are welcomed and generously gifted with as much information as possible to ensure they have a good crypto experience and are able to embrace the next financial revolution equipped with enough fundamental knowledge to be able to navigate their own expansion into the space, while keeping their acquired crypto safe.
We all know HODLing sometimes requires more than just will power. …