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I promise:

to keep my heart free from hate

to avoid making assumptions about another human’s heart

to listen more than I speak

to find something to be grateful for every day

Daniel J. Charbonneau, human

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And Who am I?

Ask someone to define time. At first we think we understand it, and then we try to put it into words. It’s the thing that goes by? It’s the thing that makes us old? From dictionary.com:

“the system of those sequential relations that any event has to any other, as past, present, or future; indefinite and continuous duration regarded as that in which events succeed one another.”

Clear as mud.

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The reason why it’s so difficult to define time is that time doesn’t exist. To exist, time as a concept needs to have a past, a present, and a future…


Blockchain provides “honesty as a service”. The technology that is transforming the Internet and the Global Economy.

I’m not referring to whether or not a cryptocurrency initiative is a good idea or a bad idea, or whether the initiative has good or bad intentions. I’m referring to the fact that it doesn’t need a police force to ensure the rules of the system are followed. The police force is a metaphor for a central authority. Before Bitcoin, money depended on a central authority. In the US that central authority is a private bank called the Federal Reserve. …


Capitalism can Help Humanity

Money is evil. People with money are bad. Wanting to make money is bad. We’ve been brainwashed with this bunk so long that I felt guilty when I first experienced success in business. To the people who perpetuate that myth, go read something else, this article isn’t for you.

The profit motive is what keeps us disciplined. It ties our actions and our behavior to quality. In order to make a profit, you have to efficiently create a product or service, and it has to be so good that people will want to spend their limited resources on it.

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When…


“Crypto for the Rest of Us” articles will be posting at Altcoin Magazine for the forseeable future.


Bitcoin has an “executive assistant”.

Bitcoin has a lot of work to do and limited time to do it. It has to be the rock that our new economy is built on. It’s time is very valuable. It certainly can’t be bothered with my need to buy a cup of coffee. Just like the executive that gets “too big for her britches”, bitcoin needs an executive assistant. It wouldn’t be in Amazon’s best interest if Jeff Bezos spent his day scheduling meetings, arranging for and dropping off his dry cleaning, making travel arrangements, etc. He needs to be steering the…


I’ve got the time. After all, there are 1,440 minutes in a day, and a good night’s sleep only uses 480. That leaves almost a thousand minutes.

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Can just 30 minutes a day really make an impact, improve your life and make you happier? Oh yeah.

At CBT Nuggets, all employees are required to spend 30 minutes/day on training. The subject matter is anything that will help them be better at their job, anything that will help them be a better professional, or anything that will help them be a better person. The idea is to improve yourself so you…


The Supplies that help Homeless the Most

Reader, I’d like to brainstorm with you to create a product. This product won’t make us any money, but it will help someone somewhere. It’s a van filled with basic necessities that will help a homeless person survive on the street until they can upgrade their situation. This van will drive around and give out supplies, with no strings attached, to homeless people. Success will be measured by the number of people who are warm tomorrow who were cold today.

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This story is meant to be collaborative. I want to layout the objective and then use the comments readers post…


How to protect it, store it, and use it

Bitcoin is digital cash money. Think of it as another currency similar to the US dollar or the Japanese Yen. It’s the first, the biggest by market cap (total value), and has the strongest adoption, by far, of all cryptocurrencies. While other cryptocurrencies have functions beyond storing value (basically being money), bitcoin only has one job, and that’s to be money.

Dan Charbonneau

CEO/Founder of CBT Nuggets. I’m very interested in how blockchain and crypto technologies can improve the opportunities for freedom and liberty for all people.

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