In these two videos I will be covering a lot of topics fundamental to “doing DeFi”. These are common terms in the space, so having a full understanding of what they mean in this context is a big part of DYOR-ing around DeFi. Please feel free top provide any feedback here or over on the […]Read more "Escaping Dystopia: DeFi: DeFi Jargon"
I’ve split this into two parts. Part 1 is most background, with a bit of context. Part 2 is where things really take off and I start with the whole TL;DW. If you only have a few minutes, watch the beginning of Part 2. Thanks for taking the time to watch. If you happen to […]Read more "Escaping Dystopia: Response to SEC War on DeFi"
In this show we explore the surface of the world of Web3 and web wallets.Read more "Escaping Dystopia: DeFi: Web Wallets"
From my perspective, the single biggest threat to cryptocurrency realizing its full potential is bad government regulation. This response is an attempt to move the conversation forward based on facts and reality. It’s about trying to reach a shared understanding on the potentials and pitfalls of this next technology and asset class. In this video […]Read more "Escaping Dystopia Response to Senator Warren and SEC Chairman Gensler"
I’m start up another web series on decentralized finance. Should be fun. Got some new tech to record/edit shows, so hopefully the production values exist now…but don’t expect too much on that end. It’s still a one-man show.Read more "Escaping Dystopia: Defi Series – Introduction"
It’s been a while since we’ve updated, but I wanted to share the slice of the crypto universe I’ve been following/investing in. This is a good snapshot of both the general universe I am concerned with, and a bit of insight into how it act. The last 24-hours have been the home of a quick […]Read more "Why the Crypto Universe for Escaping Dystopia Acts Like That"
A common lament on Internet forums is how a particular token/blockchain is “undervalued”. What is this this based on? What does it mean? Let me assure you, at this point, no one really knows. The vast majority of the notion is simply emotional responses based on little analysis, technical or otherwise. As I have done […]Read more "The Question of Valuing Blockchains (How do to *what*?!) #defi #dopefi"
A story in two pictures. A quick cautionary tale about Decentralized Finance (DeFi #dopefi). I had put some 1Inch and renDGB in a swap pool on 1Inch in order to take advantage of some staking rewards. Over the month or so the pool was being promoted, it got the rewards listed as advertised (about 50% […]Read more "Why Ethereum (ETH) is Unusable at $4,000+"
Recursion: It’s a Helluva Drug Let’s walk through the progression real quick. The world may never catch up to this, but here’s the state of things. The “blockchain” is a killer app. It is a concept, when implemented in “application” form, that absolutely destroy (“kills”) the technology is meant to update. That “technology” is the […]Read more "The Killer App of Killer Apps of Killer Apps of Killer Apps"
Live reaction to some of the Congressional testimony from Social Media companies (i.e. the “billionaires”). Fairly dry, with a few high points.Read more "Escaping Dystopia: Episode 104: July 29, 2020: Social Media Congressional Testimony"