SM (ed. 15) Bitcoin is the Reserve Asset of Crypto

There is immense value in the broader crypto ecosystem of decentralised financial technologies but the bright shiny lights of the fastest appreciating token also pose a risk. Desire to beat the market can distract us. Bitcoin remains the most important asset in the ecosystem because of its resilience to external attack. Bitcoin is a reserve … More SM (ed. 15) Bitcoin is the Reserve Asset of Crypto

The Book of Satoshi

Great to contrast bitcoin’s humble beginnings on a cypherpunk mailing list vs. the institutionally investable $1tn network today. Or perhaps we can contrast the collaborative atmosphere of the early contributors vs. the tribal warfare waged on twitter today. While many things have changed, many have not. Bitcoin scaling, transaction fees, privacy and numerous other topics … More The Book of Satoshi

Book Review: Blood Meridian by Cormack McCarthy

Centred on a scalping gang in the wider California region in 1850, Blood Meridian is a brutal portrayal of violence. The most striking component of the book is McCarthy’s choice of focus. The characters are peripheral. The reader gets a faint handle on a few of them, and only after reading half of the book. … More Book Review: Blood Meridian by Cormack McCarthy

Book Review: The Nihilism, Constraints and Multipolar vision for Geopolitical Alpha

Excellent book where Marko Papic outlines his geopolitical investment framework. An educational and enjoyable read with plenty of examples. Three elements that really struck me; nihilism, constraints and the multipolar vision. Nietzschean Nihilism Marko is a powerfully nihilistic analyst. It makes his research incisive, differentiated, entertaining and valuable. Something to strive towards as an analyst. … More Book Review: The Nihilism, Constraints and Multipolar vision for Geopolitical Alpha