A Look at Facebook’s Libra Coin

So the crypto world is abuzz this morning as we get some insight into Facebook’s crypto project, called Libra. Here’s the generic whitepaper: And it’s an interesting read. Basically what they are creating is a hybrid between Ethereum (ETH), Ripple (XRP), and Tether (USDT) with default integration into Facebook, WhatsApp, Instagram, and whatever else is […]

Utter Nonsense: “No Jobs on a Dead Planet”

This one is starting to trend on reddit: https://www.smh.com.au/politics/federal/no-jobs-on-a-dead-planet-warns-world-s-top-union-leader-20190617-p51yia.html And there are the usual cheerleading comments about how the Earth is doomed. Let’s hear the wisdom of George Carlin on the subject Let’s say the worst predictions of climate change come to pass. Rising sea levels, storms, crop failures, etc. The Earth, as a planet, […]

Are PALnet and SplinterTalk the Killer dApps?

I just had this thought. Part of the problem with STEEM is the network effect, or really lack thereof. As a network gains nodes (users in our case), the value or power of that network raises in a square-law fashion. So a Network A with twice as many users as Network B has a value […]