Some quick (okay, long) updates on the current state of the world and covid-19 as I see it.

Subjects covered: medicines, vaccines, death rate, herd immunity, strain mutations, humidity/temperature, accuracy in statistics, long term effects of infection, course of action in LMIC vs developed countries, and a prediction on the stock market if anyone reads to the very end (anyone who reads this entire thing deserves a financial incentive/bribe).


We shouldn’t be holding our breath for treatments like chloroquine or remdesivir anytime soon. …

This is long overdue — we deeply apologize for the dearth of public communication. It’s no hyperbole to say that the past several months have unequivocally comprised the busiest — yet most fulfilling — time of my entire life, and I know the same goes for much of the team.

That’s a good segue into a quick update as to what we’ve been up to here at Stream. Please don’t mistake our public silence for lack of progress and stagnation— it’s precisely because we’ve been so busy heads down working that we’ve been so publicly quiet.

Moving to a Marathon, Not a Sprint

We came into this project sprinting at 1000 miles an hour, and we haven’t stopped since. Every single one of us has been burning the midnight oil for months now — I can’t even begin to count the all-nighters we’ve collectively pulled. Hell, I’m writing this as we speak at 4 AM. …

DISCLAIMER: This post does not accurately reflect Stream Token in its current state — please reach out to for the most up to date whitepaper.

My recent Cryptocurrency 101 article did pretty well, so I decided to follow a similar format for explaining the new blockchain company I’ve been working on, Stream.

As with Cryptocurrency 101, the purpose here with Stream 101 is to have anyone be able to understand the value behind what we’re doing. I’ll only dive into the technical details of how we’re doing what we are when necessary to explain why we’re doing what we are. …

Ever since Nas Daily’s video came out about how I earned over $400,000 with less than $10,000 investing in Bitcoin and Ethereum, I’ve been getting hundreds of questions from people around the world about how to get started with cryptocurrency investment.

First: I’m super glad there’s so much interest in cryptocurrency right now. I firmly do believe that cryptocurrency and blockchain technology has the potential to fundamentally change much of the way our world currently operates for the better. It reminds me a lot of the internet in the 90s.

Second: Investment in cryptocurrency isn’t something to be taken lightly. It’s extremely risky, extremely speculative, and extremely early stage still at this point in time. Countless speculators and day traders have lost their entire fortunes trading cryptocurrency. I was no different when I first started investing in crypto. The first $5000 I put into crypto fell almost immediately to less than $500 — a net loss of over 90%. …


Ben Yu

Thiel Fellow, Harvard dropout. Here to write one random thing every few years.

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