Bitcoin and Coronavirus (COVID-19) is economic history in motion: Not only is Bitcoin facing its first genuinely unified and global external threat, but it’s also doing so to the background music if a potentially hyper-inflating U.S. Dollar.
Coronavirus and Bitcoin can help us correlate the relationship between the impact of external factors (public fear/panic and global pandemic) and borderless digital currency.
A bullish sentiment would focus on the possibility of Bitcoin evolving past its speculative phase into a more stable asset as global demand increases, generating an enormous profit for early holders of the currency.
A bearish sentiment would further…
When you’re strange
Faces come out of the rain
When you’re strange
No one remembers your name
-People are Strange, The Doors (1967)
One doesn’t have to look far past a Youtube comment section to see that anonymity brings out the worst in people. Digital darkness is a petri dish for warped creativity.
Memeland is a meritocracy. Located in the burgeoning metropolis of Internet subcultures and inside jokes, meme creators have complete autonomy in their work. There is no guarantee of popularity; the rewards for creating a good meme are dubious at best. …
Freelancing is an excellent starting point for the discussion about the impact of technology on the evolution of a highly active and entrepreneurial microcosm within the grand professional workforce.
A decade ago, freelancing was seen as somewhat of an island of misfit toys — people who were otherwise barred from the larger corporate workforce either by job qualifications, geographic location, or discriminations such as tattoo sleeves, or those crazy few that decided to start their own business.
Today, the blossomed freelancing ecosystem has shaken up the traditional professional itinerary.
You might not know the twists and turns in the road ahead, but you’ll be much better prepared if you know where the wheel in front of you is.
Every success habit I’ve developed goes to making sure the driver behind that metaphoric wheel (me!) is as well prepared and mentally alert to take on the challenges ahead.
That being said, here are my most recent habits:
“No sympathy for the devil; keep that in mind. Buy the ticket, take the ride…and if it occasionally gets a little heavier than what you had in mind, well…maybe chalk it up to forced consciousness expansion: Tune in, freak out, get beaten.”
I was born in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida to immigrant parents who left post-communist Bulgaria and started their own businesses in the States. I grew up in a household where entrepreneurship and paving your own way was standard. …
Bitcoin SV (BSV) took off on a rocketship this week, rising over 120 percent in price since Sunday. Craig Wright’s controversial cryptocurrency was sitting silently around $100 before jolting to a high near $250 earlier today. Since that peak, the price has cooled down and is currently bouncing between $200 and $205.
Bitcoin SV was relatively silent until Wednesday. | Source: CoinMarketCap
A fake Chinese news release appears to have prompted the sudden price movement. On Wednesday, a photoshopped image went viral on WeChat stating,
“CSW [Craig Wright] transferred 50k BTC from the biggest BTC wallet to Binance, which confirmed…
Bradley Tusk envisions a future where politicians lead for the majority of people, rather than just those who make it to polling places. Tusk, who advised several high-growth startups such as Uber, Lemonade, and Eaze on politics and regulation is a major proponent of mobile voting for local and national elections, and he thinks blockchain can help make it a reality.
In the past decade, there have been several initiatives to encourage people to vote, most of which ended up being only marginally effective. Many attribute low voter turnout, particularly that of local elections, to apathy. …
Adam Draper is the founder and managing director of Boost VC, an accelerator that focuses on exploring the applications of VR/AR, blockchain, cryptocurrency, bots, space, artificial intelligence, and drones. Boost VC is more than just a series of buzzwords, as the accelerator has funded over 200+ companies and launched some really cool projects. A fourth-generation VC, Adam Draper invested and backed startups such as Coinbase, Plangrid, Amplitude, as well as many more through Boost VC.
Located in San Mateo in Hero City, Boost VC plays an integral role within the Draper University ecosystem, a world energized by the ambitious and…
I started out as a one-man content team, which was empowering in the sense that I was able to control the amount of work I was taking on and ultimately play a role in deciding my quality of life. Within a year, I had grown this out to a few dozen writers I could rely on for larger scale projects, and I inevitably got into content system architecture to save myself as much time as possible from managing so I could focus on growing business and/or jump into whatever rabbit hole of learning without coming back to everything burned to…
There’s no perfect score in entrepreneurship:
Perfectionism doesn’t last long in startup world. You will inevitably make many mistakes, and as long as you’re willing and able to learn from them, be accountable for them, and rectify them without putting anyone on your team in a very uncomfortable spot, you’ll be fine. Most mistakes are tolerable provided you grow from them. However, carelessness is generally less sufferable so try to get that bug out of your system ASAP.
Starting a company or joining a startup is a risky and few paved roads exist. If you go into each entrepreneurial endeavor…