Cryptocurrencies Make Me Feel Stupid

Why we resist change, why now is the time to learn, and where to start.

Matthew Trinetti
Apr 17, 2018 · 8 min read
Based on Donald Rumsfeld’s “There are known knowns; there are things we know we know. We also know there are known unknowns; that is to say we know there are some things we do not know. But there are also unknown unknowns.” Slide via Foxy Thinking.
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1. Why We Resist The New

“Change is resisted when it makes people feel stupid.”

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2. Why Now is the Time to Learn.

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Image: http://blog.evocator.org/2010/04/hype-chasm.html
Ethereum has dropped 70% from its Jan 2018 (Coinbase — March 30, 2018)

3. Where to Start Learning About Cryptocurrencies.

A) This Quartz mini documentary: “Bitcoin, blockchains, and the future of money”

B) This fireside chat between Galia Benartzi, Ƀrock Pierce and Nathan Doctor

C) This Tim Ferriss conversation with Nick Szabo and Naval Ravikant.

D) Kevin Rose’s Block Zero podcast.

E) Getting involved and investing.

Coinbase

F) Stay current.

FinTech Times is one place to stay current.
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Next: How to evaluate a good ICO from a scam?

“A lot of ICOs are scams.”

Get Part 2 of this article as soon as I finish it.

P.S. How to get involved with ICO Pass.

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