Monthly Archives: August 2015

Money And Politics: Bitcoin’s Governance Crisis

Originally posted on TechCrunch:
[tc_contributor_byline slug=”guy-corem”] A lot of intriguing and conflicting things have been said about Bitcoin in the past few years. Some see it as the salvation of the financial system, others as a new toy, appealing only to the technologically savvy. Say what you will, but so far, Bitcoin is a technological…

Demonsaw Uses “Social Cryptography” To Share Files And Data Anonymously

Originally posted on TechCrunch:
While Demonsaw sounds like it would be an amazing metal band, it’s actually a sharing system built by a senior programmer at Rockstar Games. The creator, Eijah, was part of the core team for Grand Theft Auto V and Max Payne 3 and is also a dedicated privacy activist. Demonsaw is…

Ranking Nations for Overall Freedom, not Just Economic Liberty

Originally posted on International Liberty:
I’m a huge fan of the Fraser Institute’s Economic Freedom of the World. I always share the annual rankings when they’re released and I routinely cite EFW measures when writing about individual countries. But even a wonky economist like me realizes that there is more to life than economic liberty.…

What banks can learn from media companies that were hit by the digitization tsunami a decade ago

Originally posted on Daily Fintech:
By Bernard Lunn One of my favorite Fintech strategists is Chris Skinner.  He usually gets it right and does it in interesting and entertaining ways. However I think he gets it wrong in this post in American Banker where he says: Like Airlines and Pharma, Banking’s Too Big to Disrupt I…

Feels like home

…did you too learn that secret from the river: that there is no time? … that the river is everywhere at once, at the source and at the mouth, at the waterfall, at the ferry, at the rapids, in the sea, in the mountains, everywhere at once, and that there is only the present time for it, not the shadow of […]