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Bitcoin, “Money”, Common Sense and Freedom: A Historic Opportunity

Please take a look at this video. When this talk was given by Andreas Antonopoulus in March 2017, bitcoin had never gone through a “fork”. The price of 1 BTC was under $1,100 and the Market Cap, $17 billion (on its way to $20 billion that he mentions in the talk). Five months later, on August 1, when the fork…

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Blockchain Evangelism at the 2017 TeslaTech Conference

After getting a few hours sleep I’ll make the 560 drive from Las Vegas to Albuquerque, New Mexico, to attend the Extraordinary Technology Conference, which most know as “TeslaTech”. Each year thousands of people converge on the largest city in the Land of Enchantment to see and hear unconventional, and in some circles, impossible products and discourses from some of…

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Bringing ‘The Debt Age’ to an End

I’ve lost more than my proportional share of bitcoin through various accrual platforms. In my first Steemit post I talked about one that I had high hopes of, called WalletPllus. A month after writing that article, WP went away suddenly, which prompted a reader to remark: “Well WalletPllus was a scam and that makes u????” His inference, that WP was…

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The True Face of ‘Money’ Ain’t Pretty

Originally posted on Steem (@phaelosopher) I am still new to the CryptoSphere, having only begun studying the phenomenon and its social *implications* of bitcoin and friends in February of this year. Every day is discovery for me, even at “three score and five” times around the sun. The social implications of the bitcoin and alt-coin ascendancy *at this time* is…

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Bitcoin and Cryptos as ‘Value Instruments’

This might sound obvious, nit picky or not important, but bitcoin isn’t money. None of the alt-coins are money. They function like money, but they’re not. They are actually better at being what we think of as “money,” than money is. This insight has been percolating in and around my mind for some time. What to do with it, has…

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Discerning Bitcoin’s Value

A recent story published on Cointelegraph reports a “warning” from Goldman Sachs that bitcoin’s price will turn in a bearish direction once it hits $3,100. This amounts to either wishful thinking, or inside information to a planned “event” (that will be temporary, if it happens at all). While I am still a newbie in the cryptosphere, I’ve been around the…

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Way Beyond Money: The Importance of Bitcoin

I have had quite a bit to say about bitcoin lately, but have taken little time to write. My evangelizing about the coin and its implications has been so constant and intense (for me anyway), that one subscriber on my YouTube channel asked if I had turned it into The Bitcoin Channel. It would have been a fair question (and…

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Bitcoin: The Emergence of ‘New’ Money

For all the actions that humankind has taken to create a devolutionary spiral to the lowest depths of a civilizational abyss (although I’m sure we can go lower if we try), a doorway will always appear that will allow the astute and willing to save themselves from a fate that would befall an obedient, distracted, complacent, stubborn, or unthinking herd. The…

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Let’s do a ‘Mulligan’ on the Primaries

I’m no fan of the “lesser of two evils” school of political choicemaking. What you get, in the end, is evil, not so much in the candidates personally (although there could be some question about Mrs. Clinton), but in the perpetuation of policies and practices that are already exploiting the mass of humanity (not just Americans), for the profit and continued…

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U.S. Politics: It’s a Sham Shame

It is a pleasure to be at a “normal” keyboard again. For any who have wondered, after being unable to raise sufficient funds to climb out of arrears in the place where I resided for 11 years, I accepted and cooperated with my landlord to vacate the premises via an eviction process. Of our belongings that weren’t given away or…

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Orlando Shooting: Another Weapon of Mass Distraction

My first Saturday Night ThoughtFest experience was quickly overshadowed by the next act of insanity in Florida, when a gunman (or gunmen) engaged in the latest WMD, or “weapon of mast distraction”. The media calls this a terrorist event, and it was. However, the assertion that the perpetrator(s) was or were “inspired by ISIS” doesn’t ring true. What rings true to me…

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Money and Competition: A Dysfunction Duo

I want to thank those who have responded to my call for fiscal Samaritans. I have talked to some and gained an appreciation for how the work I’ve done has touched their lives. Or to put it differently, how they have enriched  their own lives on the strength of choices they made after receiving information that I delivered. The donations and purchases…

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Prince: Respects yes, but there’s other stuff we need to look at.

As news of Prince’s sudden death came in and has filtered throughout the world, my mind was elsewhere. “Sudden deaths” of high-profile people tend to serve as effective distractions to overshadow other issues that warrant our attention. This is not to minimize the shock and sadness that some people will feel for not being able to enjoy more from this talented…

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Recognizing Inner Change: A New Relationship with Money

One other part of the transformation journey, is to know for one’s self, when they have changed in a positive way. Frequently, it’ll mean having what might normally be deemed, an “unpleasant” experience. Only difference is that you don’t feel the “unpleasantness.” You don’t lose your balance, or equanimity. I had such an experience the other day.

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Freedom and the Suggesters of Untrue Truths

With the celebration of our nation’s independence, the July 4th holiday can be bittersweet if you perceive freedom in a form that is characterized by joyfulness, health, abundance, and are not on constant alert from some perceived threat or “enemy,” whether foreign, cosmic, or within. From microscopic bacteria and meteorites the size of Mount Everest, to plasma bursts many times…

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Humanity to Its Own Rescue Through Information Science

Have you heard enough bad news lately? Have the experts thoroughly convinced you that we’re in over our heads and there are few places left to run? Even proponents of natural methods and modalities are convinced conditions are critical and “the fit is about to hit the shan.” Well, while the following thoughts may make you wonder what I’ve been…

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Conscious Imagining for a Changing World

If the first three months of 2011 are any indication of what the rest of the year holds, then I think it would be a gross understatement to suggest that it’s going to be quite a ride. What that statement means to you reveals a lot about where you’re putting yourself in the matrix of potential outcomes. A large proportion…

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Money Talks: Proclaims Self ‘God’ of This World

In the Bible it is written that “The love of money is the root of all evil” (1 Timothy 6:10). From many perspectives, there appears to be much truth to the adage. Yet, in The Kybalion, another book of ancient wisdom, it is written that “all truths are but half-truths.” And while the latter might appear to “dilute” the former,…

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