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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. 

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…

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…
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