• Hey, I’m Sam

    I build things with words

Two Unique Ways to Look at Bitcoin

You can think of Bitcoin as a currency, a way to pay for things, which it definitely is. But it's more than that too. Bitcoin is the first digital creation that cannot be copied. Let that sink in. Until Bitcoin was invented even the best copyright protection software could be cracked. You can go, you could go, on Pirate Bay and download anything. Bitcoin was the first time when we saw a digital asset that had the same properties as a bar of gold a car or your Xbox controller, it couldn't be duplicated. Pretty cool right? Another way of looking…

Impressions from Bogota

Bogota appeared very unusual from the airplane. From the window I saw long stretches of land, flat as a cutting board, permeated here and there by land masses too large to be hills and too small to be mountains. These were extremely unusual in that they broke out of the land abruptly without transition. As large nails pounded through the cutting board. Total flat, then scattershot mountains, a unique combination. I was on the wrong side of the airplane to see most of the city. When I finally got my Uber my driver yelled at me for waving my phone…

Everything Wrong with Cryptocurrency

Cryptocurrency is going to change the world. Just kidding, cryptocurrency is a total fucking shitshow with more obstacles to overcome than a paraplegic at the playground.  I thought I'd write this up because of something I just read. A piece mentioned Charlie Munger and Charlie Munger mentioned that in order to have an opinion you ought to be able to state the opposing side's view as well as your own. Well I think Charlie is a smart guy so let's give it a go.  My opinion, crypto is going to change the world.  Opposing opinion, no it's…

About Me

Hello, I’m Sam. I’m twenty-six, American and I like to do things. Things like travel, write and surf. I even dabble in web design, I made this website myself. I’ve been all over the world although I particularly enjoy the Philippines, Germany and Ukraine.

Generally I write non-fiction but that might change in the future. A few of my favorite authors are Cormac McCarthy, F. Scott Fitzgerald and Neal Stephenson. I read fifty or sixty books a year. If you’d like to know a bit more about me you can click here. 

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