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The startup city: a new but increasingly popular concept that is working its way into places like , , and other areas that are becoming increasingly friendly to digital nomads and remote workers. As the internet makes working from anywhere easier than ever (and Covid-19 pushes more people into…


This piece is a commentary/extension of thoughts in relation to @balajis’ on 1729.

Balaji’s recent piece “Founding vs Inheriting” is a needed commentary on the changes that have taken place in our western society over time — decades upon decades in which change has occurred bit by bit…


A little over ten years ago, an anonymous developer known only as Satoshi unleashed an unstoppable new form of money into the world. In the years that followed, that invention spread, grew, and garnered global influence, reserving a space on the balance sheets of major corporations while knocking sternly at…


Originally published at on January 18, 2020.

Hurricane Ivan was the strongest storm since Hurricane Andrew 12 years before. And while hurricanes are a regular occurrence in the Gulf of Mexico — to be expected and prepared for by every producer operating in the Gulf — Ivan’s wave heights…


The derivatives market is one of the most influential markets in the world, due to its size and interconnectedness with every other market. In the movie The Big Short, derivatives were briefly discussed as one of the underlying catalysts that caused the financial crisis of 2008. The biggest thing about…


Originally published at on January 11, 2020.

It’s wildly true that your personality vastly affects your financial decisions. Sometimes, even people who are struggling with why their strategy isn’t working (or is too stressful!) may find it’s because the strategy at hand simply isn’t suited to their personality. Your…


Ten years is a long time in technology years. Ten years ago, the smartphone had just come into being. Ten years before that, the internet had just been born (as far as being accessible to the public, anyway). And now here we sit, in 2020 — entering a new decade…


British Petroleum has had a seat on the board of Russia’s Rosneft for almost a decade, controlling almost 20 percent of the Russian energy giant and making BP Rosneft’s largest shareholder. An unexpected partnership, perhaps — but more so, an expedient one. …


Humans have sought interconnectivity with each other since early days, and throughout history there have been specific technological developments that have each spurred human interaction significantly forward. As early as 3500BC, one of the earliest technological developments was written language. Allowing people to interact with one another more decisively regardless…


Consuming on average around twenty billion barrels of oil per day, the U.S. is stringently dependent upon fossil fuels. This dependence has had a marked influence on global politics and has over the course of decades directed U.S. policy both home and abroad. …

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Researcher, writer, thinker. Financial markets, crypto and society.

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