From the Tap

Bulls, Bears, Foxes and Skunks – Setting Expectations Without Stinking Up the Place

Investors with little to no knowledge of the market, as well as those in the middle tier with a bit more experience, rely almost totally on brokers, investment advisers and financial planners, or at the very least, the safety and comfort of their company sponsored 401K. Without them, forays into the world of stock trading would be short-lived and disastrous…

Please Keep Your Arms and Head Inside the Car Until the Ride Has Stopped

Schizophrenia is defined as a mental disorder involving a breakdown in the relation between thought, emotion, and behavior, leading to faulty perception, inappropriate actions and feelings, withdrawal from reality and personal relationships into fantasy and delusion, and a sense of mental fragmentation. Regardless of whether you’re a novice investor or a seasoned professional, most would grant that the definition at times can be applied to the stock market as well…

The Isle of Crypto: Is Binance moving to Malta?

Of course, the Chinese government is nothing if not cautious. So when the crypto market got really hot around October 2017, China started playing the ban game: Let’s ban exchanges! Let’s ban mining! Let’s ban lambos! (*Some of these may be exaggerations by the author.) If Binance stayed in China, it would have to shut down. So what’s an exchange to do?

Do you (crypto) Yahoo!?

A good way to tell how old you are is whether you remember Yahoo! And AOL. Remember Yahoo!’s catchy tagline? Ah, those were the days. Google doesn’t even have one, unless you count the “Let me Google that for you” joke (no, “Don’t be evil” does not count). To those who remember the “good old (Internet) days,” Yahoo! was ubiquitous as the Google, the Craigslist, the Weather.com, the go-to email, and so much more. It was the definitive verb of the early Internet era…

Whiskey Neat: The Bear Market

This harsh, nutty pick is often made locally in the stock market, but operations have recently moved over to the cryptocurrency Byzantium…

"Pure" Intentions? Escobar’s Brother is Creating a Cryptocurrency

Pretty much everybody heard about the infamous Colombian drug lord, Pablo Escobar. Well, despite being on your screens quite a bit via biographical movies and TV shows, the original Escobar is still dead…

Whiskey Neat: The Bull Market

This full-bodied, all-purpose everyman whiskey hails from the Stock Market Kingdom as well as the Crypto Frontier, and even sometimes the Nerd Islands of the vast Colloquial Sea

Stoner News On The Blockchain

The cannabis industry loves blockchain technology because they have to: most banks won’t deal with cannabis companies (in the U.S., cannabis being illegal on the federal level may have something to do with that). Cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin allow businesses in the industry to transfer money quickly and securely. Sure beats carrying around bags of cash…

Even Our Appliances Are Mining Crypto

As soon as Bitcoin became the media’s obsession in 2017, part of the hype focused on how Bitcoins are created. Specifically, they are “mined” by using computers to solve complex mathematical problem: in the simplest terms, the first one to solve a problem, gets one Bitcoin. Unlike coal mining, for example, Bitcoin mining can be done anywhere in the world with any computer…

Is Satoshi Nakamoto a Genius Banker with an Agenda?

They say he’s an undercover anarchist genius who invented bitcoins and cryptocurrency so that he could destroy the current bank system. Oh, how Fight Club of him. I say it’s all a ploy. I say he’s really about as stuffy as an old teddy bear. I think he’s actually a part of the banking system and his agenda is to flood the markets with cryptocurrency in an attempt to bring the current system into the digital age…

Satoshi Nakamoto is Tyler Durden. Quit Talking About It.

First off, let’s be clear that, in all probability, Satoshi Nakamoto exists about as concretely as Tyler Durden. Nakamoto is a legend, made up by some hyper-driven idealists to usurp a system that screwed them…

Would Hamilton Buy Bitcoin?

Hamilton: An American Musical is still dazzling the entire world, and, while the show knocks socks off and teaches people about the shaping of the USA, a few burning questions were overlooked.

Namely: What would Alexander Hamilton make of Bitcoin, Ethereum, et al.?

Okay, so that wasn’t on my mind when I was in “the room where it happens” but it’s high-time to ask the critical questions…

China Is Praising Bitcoin - Seriously, That China

China’s relationship with Bitcoin has always been volatile. On the one hand, the cryptocurrency (and, indeed, the underlying blockchain technology) are a direct threat to communist China’s centralized control of every facet of public life. On the other hand, China has been evolving into an economic powerhouse over the past several decades and aims to be at the forefront of any innovation that brings more power and prestige to Chinese companies (regardless of how directly they are controlled by the central government). So, stuck between a rock and The Great Wall of China, what is the country to do?

Fun Facts About Terrible Things: Stock Market Crashes!

Though we have survived 100% of stock market crashes in our lifetimes, news coverage and people who wear suits treat crashes as apocalyptic. One pictures Manhattan mobs, SWAT Teams in tactical gear (except with calculators) crashing through the windows of the NYSE screaming orders to enact Crash Protocol Three while terrified market analysts take cover…