The Fast Autonomous Web

Autonomous vehicles are the future.  Imagine you’re on the way to meet a friend for dinner, and riding in an autonomous vehicle.  As you ride the car slows and begins to pull over to the curb.  The car notifies you that emergency vehicles will be passing.  You hear the sirens, and then the fire truck … Read more

Blockchain Usefulness 101

Basically, for something to have value it has to have usefulness.  The greater the amount of usefulness then the higher it’s worth.  If something has a high worth people usually would be willing to part with their hard earned money to use it.   It takes a lot of research to dig through all of the … Read more

US Government’s Fiscal Fatigue

Google search “Financial Report of the United States”’ and it pulls up the US government’s financial statements.  The recent year’s balance sheet which as of September year end 2020 reports a net negative financial position of $26 trillion dollars (it’s higher today).  Basically, this is negative equity.  Usually this would point to bankruptcy, yet since … Read more

Investing, Opinions, and the Media

The media is always trying to get the attention of readers and investors.  The biggest challenge for an investor is wondering if the investment they’ve made is a good or a bad choice, and how long they should hold the investment.  A simple media report or opinion can cause an investor to sell out of … Read more

The Service of Bitcoin

Service as a form of value comes in many different forms.  Some of Bitcoin’s criticisms center around the topic that Bitcoin doesn’t provide anything that can be associated with as a form of product or service for us to derive a value from.  Bitcoin is often compared with gold for which identifying forms of gold’s … Read more

The Intrinsic Value of Bitcoin

There’s been comments in the media stating that Bitcoin has no intrinsic value.  The commenters may be correct, yet when you compare Bitcoin to other asset classes you’ll find that many other asset classes have similarities with little or no intrinsic value either.  Even common stocks today that do have intrinsic value trade much higher … Read more

How Crypto Is Changing Banking

Crypto makes headlines readily, and I suspect this will occur for a long while as the asset is still in its young childhood, and hasn’t hit it’s full understanding.  A lot of it’s future comes with understanding where crypto currencies are in our society as a whole.   Today’s banking appears technologically advanced.  With the advent … Read more

Buyers, Sellers, and Traders

The other day, my son, who is twelve, was talking conceptually about traders buying or selling a stock.  In this case, he was referring to a share of Berkshire Hathaway A shares which trades over $370,000 per share as of this writing.  He was wondering how hard it would be for traders to sell a … Read more

The 4 Hammers of Investing

An investor has four hammers in their tool box when investing.  These four hammers can transpire across many types of investments. The four hammers of investing are time, information, analytics, and diversification. When an investor understands the four hammers within investing it can make it much easier to decipher if the investor does have a … Read more

Vilfredo Pareto’s Discovery

Vilfredo Pareto, an Italian economist, civil engineer, and socialist, in 1906 made the observation that within Italy 80% of real estate was owned by 20% of the population.  Pareto discovered that this phenomena expanded beyond Italy’s borders occurring in neighboring countries as well.  In later years this research by Pareto was used by Joseph Juran … Read more