• Hey, I’m Sam

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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. 

Why Does Decentralization Even Matter?

If you're in the crypto community then you're probably so sick of the world decentralization you'd like to smack me for even saying it. I get that but I also have a question. Something that I think a lot of people struggle with but are not willing to admit. Why does decentralization matter?  It's an honest question, I want to know. Of course there is the obvious stuff.  A government or other powerful actor cannot (or will find it very difficult to) shut down a decentralized entity like Bitcoin.A decentralized entity is (in theory) not under…

A Beginner's Guide to Cryptocurrency

Hey gents, a few people have asked me about cryptocurrency lately. As it's something I've spent a couple of hundred hours studying I think I can offer some insights. I'm no Vitalik or Satoshi and I cannot read code but maybe that's a good thing, it means I'll keep things nice and simple. For this first article I'm going to lay the groundwork for understanding crypto. To that end I've chosen five words / ideas / whatevers that you will come across in the cryptosphere again and again. If you can wrap your head around these you'll have a much better…

The Most Impressive Thing Ever

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Red Square is a grenade, pushing away Moscow and leaving a crater. There's a casual disregard for prime real estate. The square is large and inviting, and it's easy to forget that you're downtown in a city of twelve million, a pistol shot away from six-lane highways and the most fascinating metro system ever built. The people, the rough stones, the buildings. The best way to experience it is to walk past the statue of Georgy Zhukov and through the stone arches. Welcome to Red Square! Several football fields in front of you is St. Basil's.…
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