The Best Way to Talk to Normal People About Cryptocurrency

In August 2019, I published "Stop Arguing With People. Show Them How Cryptocurrency is Useful." Earlier this year, I wrote "Education Will Not Get People to Use Bitcoin—Here’s Why." Contradiction? No. Most people don't like to learn or argue, but they like useful things. Maybe that's where cryptocurrency fails? In late 2019 and early 2020, … Continue reading The Best Way to Talk to Normal People About Cryptocurrency

The Biggest Problem Cryptocurrency Solves That Nobody Talks About

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It's 2020. Bitcoin's been around for eleven years. Ethereum's almost six years old. Cardano's still in the womb. Over that time, cryptocurrency has given true believers enough evidence to claim it's legit technology while giving mainstream thinkers ample opportunities to say it's a scam. Meanwhile, the vast majority of people care about only one thing: … Continue reading The Biggest Problem Cryptocurrency Solves That Nobody Talks About

Why Buy Bitcoin: The Ultimate, Easiest Investment Thesis Ever

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Whenever bitcoin comes up in conversation, somebody always asks me whether they should buy it. In the midst of financial crisis and pandemic disease, they're still all about the money, not the substance. Do they think they might need a source of money that works when banks don't? Do they care about the potential social … Continue reading Why Buy Bitcoin: The Ultimate, Easiest Investment Thesis Ever

Bailouts, Not Inflation, Will Make Bitcoin Boom

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According to social media, Coronavirus-related money-printing will send bitcoin’s price to the moon. https://twitter.com/jpurd17/status/1241783612158197760 The BRRRR meme is strong, but this financial panic will take a while to play out, with uncertain consequences for all of us. I would not bet on inflation, though we may get it. If you’re going to bet on anything, bet … Continue reading Bailouts, Not Inflation, Will Make Bitcoin Boom

Two Minutes on Bitcoin — March 13, 2020

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If you subscribe to my newsletter, Crypto is Easy, you know my investment thesis on bitcoin: it works even if the financial system doesn’t and its price goes up over time. Few assets do both, and none of them can match bitcoin on cost, accessibility, or liquidity. Therefore, everybody should have some. For eleven years, … Continue reading Two Minutes on Bitcoin — March 13, 2020

Why Bitcoin Doesn’t Feel Like a Bull Market

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Imagine I told you I created a technology that could revolutionize finance and governance. As the #1 competitor in a $100 trillion market, it has a massive first-mover advantage. Thousands of developers use its technology and several billionaires have launched new ventures to bring it more value, utility, and positive attention. China and the Marshall … Continue reading Why Bitcoin Doesn’t Feel Like a Bull Market

Six Conversations We Need to Have About Cryptocurrency Now (But Won’t)

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Recently, Warren Buffett told the world cryptocurrency has no value. He doesn't own any and never will. This revelation set Twitter on fire and sent shockwaves through the cryptosphere. That anybody would care whether a rich 89-year-old owns bitcoin? I suppose it's a big deal. After all, Warren Buffett has a lot of credibility, so … Continue reading Six Conversations We Need to Have About Cryptocurrency Now (But Won’t)

Switching It Up

As the market picks up and my profile rises, I've started getting a lot of demands for my time. Too many. Some of them self-inflicted! I publish every week, sometimes more often. On top of that, I push out a monthly newsletter to my email list and post on Quora. Also, I continually get people … Continue reading Switching It Up

Bitcoin’s Next Move: an Elliott Wave Theory

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In all my conversations about cryptocurrency, few people ask me about the social, political, and economic impact of cryptographically-secure, time-stamped distributed ledgers. (Which stinks, because I wrote a book, Consensusland: A Cryptocurrency Utopia, to explore that very topic.) No, most people ask “should I buy bitcoin?” or "what altcoin will give me the best shot at making 100x profits?" Those are easy … Continue reading Bitcoin’s Next Move: an Elliott Wave Theory

2020: The Year Wall Street Takes Over Cryptocurrency

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Fresh off the German government's decision to let banks store and sell cryptocurrency, Deutsche Bank predicted cryptocurrency will go mainstream by 2022 and eventually replace cash. A cynic might call out DB for hyping crypto now, when they finally have a chance to make money off of it, and not sooner (when they couldn't make … Continue reading 2020: The Year Wall Street Takes Over Cryptocurrency