5 Things that would make crypto more adoptable

5 things to look for that would make a Crypto Asset more adoptable: – Easy to use mobile app allowing you to trade, send, receive (Check out the WAVES mobile app as an example) – Interoperable Blockchains (Komodo Platform and Lamden both seem to be working on this) – Pre-Paid Cards that can be bought […]

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Ripple – XRP

Crypto Knowledge The Crypto Asset with the 4th highest market cap is Ripple (XRP). There is a lot of controversy around Ripple so here are the facts. – XRP the Cryptocurrency is a decentralized currency – Ripple the company is a company whose business is to promote the adoption of Ripple for institutional payments. (Payments […]

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Gentrification & The North Pole

I highly recommend Libertarians watch through the 7 episodes of, “The North Pole”. An amusing web series about Oakland natives dealing with gentrification. Now as a Libertarian and an economics junkie my first impulse was to explain the economic reasons gentrification happens. Explain how government policies making it harder for natives to thrive and how […]

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Bitcoin & Cryptocurrency 101

Learn what is Bitcoin Blockchain Proof of Work Proof of Stake Tokens Smart Contracts Dapps Segwit Lightening Network And much more! If you enjoy Donate at Donate.AlexMerced.com Learn more at BitcoinBlockchainCrypto.com

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The Social Promise of Blockchain

One of the greatest things about the promise of Blockchain technology is it offers solutions the ideological desires of individualists, propertarians and egalitarians can be satisfied by. Blockchain creates the possibility to: 1. Bypass traditional centers of powers that may limit opportunity based one inability to fit into social norms. (You can create your own […]

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Being an effective libertarian advocate

Some critical thinking when it comes to trying to convince someone of your position. There are two facets to the discussion: The problem – what the person is worried about and feels needs to be addressed The solution – the course of action desired to solve said problem As a libertarian I’m often less concerned […]

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The Bitcoin Segwit 2x Fork

This is interesting. BCC (Bitcoin Cash) and B2X (Bitcoin Segwit2x) actually offer practical differences to OG Bitcoin (BTC). Usually before one of these forks there is run up in bitcoin so people get more of the new coin when the fork happens. (If you had currency on one Blockchain and it forks into two blockchains […]

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The Lamden Project: The Solution for Mass Blockchain Adoption

This is a fascinating white paper and honestly very compelling as a solution. The Lamden project is one I’ll be following here is a summary but I highly recommend reading the whitepaper. Problem: – Huge size of public Blockchain, even larger when used for smart contracts – High transaction fees – High level of programming […]

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Breakdown of GOP Tax Bill

This a great breakdown of the tax bill, basically unless you have a huge mortgage, lots of kids or pay over 10k in state income taxes you are getting a sizeable tax cut: – The standard deduction is doubled which should eliminate itemizing deductions for many making tax prep much simpler. – The personal exemption […]

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