Over the last few years, most of my research has revolved around blockchain entrepreneurship.  I always come back to Bitcoin’s original design because I believe it’s the best protocol for building startups and businesses on-chain, at scale.   Perhaps more than money, Satoshi’s most killer app is the decentralized network serving as a backend engine to…

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There’s no shortage of problems with ETH, but the lack of privacy is the primary concern with Ethereum, along with its slew of competitors.  They’re essentially systems for “dumb contracts,” not smart contracts.  Who wants to get subjected to financial voyeurism?  Censorship resistance requires privacy by default, especially for DAOs (Decentralized Autonomous Organizations). Of course,…

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What is the actual value of Bitcoin and this technology called blockchain? CoinGeek invited me to New York City to be a panelist at their recent conference, alongside George Gilder, Dr. Craig S. Wright, and Dr. Eswar Prasad.  I refused to attend in person due to New York’s authoritarian mask and \/@x passport policies. However,…

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Gratitude is the most empowering attitude for fostering success. No matter what you’re going through, I encourage you to take a few minutes each day to meditate on what you are grateful for.  One personal highlight of this year was when I had the pleasure of participating in a FreedomFest panel with some great minds;…

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Is news being suppressed about the Bitcoin trial taking place in Miami right now? For a potential $70 billion court case, is the ongoing Kleiman v. Wright saga being underreported? Or should it be ignored?   Why are some people saying there is a media blackout of this enormous event in crypto history?  As I have…

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When it comes to any crypto asset or technology, if it’s not private-by-default at the protocol level, it’s not private at all.  Here is my meta-analysis of Bitcoin’s history. The Bitcoin revolution was divided into four camps. The first group was honest in its assessment that Bitcoin would never be private-by-default at the protocol level.…

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It’s been quite an active few weeks here at The Crypto Vigilante, but the truth is, crypto is just getting started. I recently participated in a Bitcoin and Blockchain discussion panel with George Gilder, Dr. Craig S. Wright, and Dr. Eswar Prasad. It was a lively exchange on how value comes from real utility. Video coming…

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During 2018 in Venezuela, there were power blackouts throughout the country, leaving cities without power for weeks. Even cell towers ran out of power supply after a few days.  Despite some people charging their phones with generators or car batteries, there wasn’t any cell service for them to communicate with others: no calls, no SMS,…

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These days it can seem like everyone is living in hiding. People hide their faces, their identities, and their assets, obscuring everything. It’s almost like a new dark age.  Indeed, we cannot have light without darkness, and perhaps it’s the same with cryptography.  For those of us who embrace our fundamental human right to privacy,…

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It has been fifty years since the launch of the fiat money experiment known as the US dollar.  On August 15, 1971, Richard Nixon took the dollar off of the gold standard. Essentially, the “US dollar became fake money ripping off workers, and savers became losers,” as Robert Kiyosaki explained on Twitter.  The author of…

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