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If you are Going to the Moon, Bring your Spacesuit

I’ve made a simple tool called SPACESUIT X for analyzing the investment merits of coins, tokens, ICOs and similar projects.

Down with Bitcoin Core! (As a noun used to describe people)

As the never ending capacity debate continues, there are many ideas for how we can improve the dialogue. One simple suggestion is that we all stop referring to “core” as a group of people, especially a monolithic group who acts or thinks the same way. Instead of talking about a group, let’s hold individuals accountable for actions they are actually responsible for.

Blocks Will Always Be Full

In the early days, we would gather in second rate hotel conference rooms sitting on the floor with boxed lunches talking about the wondrous possibility that tomorrow this technology would be real, that it would transform the world and be adopted by the mainstream public.

It’s Better to Lose Your Investment than Lose Your Blockchain

The vision of open, public and decentralized blockchains is that there is no central authority who has authority over your money or token. In reality, in these early days, the major blockchains are not as decentralized as we wish or think they are. A handful of key miners and other actors have significant influence.