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Cryptocurrecy: A popularity contest.

In the previous post I explained how to use the ROI as a tracking tool (signal) for an investment. The reliability of the signal depends upon a sufficient number of transactions over a sufficient length of time. There are over 1200 “altcoins” in the coin market. For most of these the sufficiency requirements are not ...

Cryptocurrency: An investment strategy

The Return on Investment (ROI) is the key tracking signal that indicates the amount of profit or loss on an investment. The ROI is calculated by dividing the current value of an investment by the amount invested. An ROI above 1.00 shows the (%)profit. An ROI below 1.00 shows the loss. Dollar Cost Averaging is ...

Cryptocurrency hardware wallets: Make or buy?

In this article I will, with simple logic, demonstrate why purchasng a hardware wallet is often a mistake. As a bonus you learn how to make an authentic hard wallet. Follow these instructions physically or mentally. 1. Print out a paper wallet. Go to http://bitaddress.org to do this. Alternate http://walletgenerator.net 2. Lay the paper on ...

All About BitCoin

By definition, “money” is “a medium of exchange”. But exchange between who? The “who” is a population of people who agree that it will be the medium. The official money in India is called the rupee. If I were to travel to India, when I arrived at the airport I would exchange some of my ...

iOS 11 —– Is it enough?

  The first iPad was released in the spring of 2010. It was a marvelous device. It was designed to be an accessory tp a desktop computer (Apple hoped that would be a Mac). The OS was simply an app drawer with few features. Dead simple. It was a huge success. But success breeds competition. ...

Reality, My Dog and God 3

Sensory Input At birth we come into the world with a set of senses fully operational and ready to receive inputs from the natural world around us.  We are born able to see, hear, smell, touch and taste. Our brain processes the information and our personal reality begins to form. The toys in our crib ...

An Enemy of FOSS

In my previous post I referenced a discussion ¬†I had on starryhope.com. In that same discussion a commenter accused me of being an “enemy of FOSS” ¬†because I promoted and actually purchased an Apple product. It was that commenter’s opinion that all computer related products should be purchased on their “philosophy of design and ethos”. ...