Each time that I think that the (financial) world can't get madder, then reality proves me wrong (eg, $40 billion SPAC merger with a Asian ride-hailing app, and $100 billion IPO of a cryptocurrency exchange). While professional investors are already retreating, retail investors are putting in even more money. Hence, bad money always drives out good money....
Bitcoin / Blockchain
1 Nov, 2018
Most of the 10 known factors of climate change (see picture), have no human involvement (BGS). One climate change factor, greenhouse gases, stirs up lots of controversy about the degree of human engagement. On 29 October 2018, a new study revealed an eleventh climate change factor that can be fully attributed to humans: Bitcoin mining. Earlier news reports had...
11 Jul, 2018
Monday's blog was about paradigm shifts in the 7 Belief systems. Yesterday's blog was about a paradigm shift in Politics, a belief system in its Power domain. Today's blog is about a paradigm shift in the Truth, a belief system in its Knowledge domain. Essentially, the Truth is about data and/or information and our opinion on their righteousness. We believe in...
1 May, 2018
"Spanish lender becomes first global bank to use the technology for corporate loans Spain’s BBVA has become the first global bank to issue a loan using the distributed ledger technology that underpins cryptocurrencies and has the potential to revolutionise banking processes. BBVA said it carried out the entire process for a €75m corporate loan — from...
7 Apr, 2018
"Bank accounts could disappear within 15 years according to one of Deutsche Bank's most senior execs One of Deutsche Bank's most senior executives said that bank accounts could be obsolete within 15 years. Marcus Schenck, Deutsche's co-head of corporate and investment banking, said that a recent trip to China had opened his eyes to the fact that the retail banking...
17 Mar, 2018
"A top Visa executive has launched one of the most outspoken attacks yet from the financial establishment on the bitcoin craze, saying cryptocurrency was used by “every crook and dirty politician” and speculators who have “no clue”. In an interview with the Financial Times, Vasant Prabhu, chief financial officer of the world’s biggest payment network by market...
- What is the “Great Replacement” right-wing conspiracy theory? (the Economist)
- Democracy might be in crisis. But Autocracy certainly is (FT)
- “I just don’t care anymore.”
- “Solitude has always been my analgesic of choice.”
- Love, Knowledge & Power and zero-sum
- The final taboo
- “Without love, life has no meaning”
- How the Ukraine War May End (GPF)
- Germany Is Rising Above History to Support Ukraine (Bloomberg)
- Pushing boundaries