Gold is tangible. It is used in jewelry and is a highly efficient conductor of electricity. It is used in most electronic devices, including cell phones and computers. Gold alloys are used for fillings, crowns, bridges, and orthodontic appliances. Therefore, the argument goes, gold has intrinsic value as a material…


While China got the most headlines last week, the most important piece of news is Twitter adding the ability to tip using the lightning network so that users can now get paid in bitcoin. As of Friday, Twitter can now perform instant settlement, at no cost, anywhere in the world…


Unless you have been living under an EtherRock, you probably heard about the explosion in popularity of NFTs (I know, that’s a corny joke, but I couldn’t resist). According to DappRadar, NFT sales volumes surpassed $2.5 billion in the first half of 2021. One of the original NFT collections, CryptoPunks…


Ethereum is a programmable smart contract platform, built on its own blockchain, that uses Ether as its currency to power the network.

A smart contract is a self-executing, digital contract that has the terms of the agreement between the buyer and seller written into the code. The code and the…


A common misconception about bitcoin the asset and the Bitcoin blockchain is that it is competing at the payment layer with the likes of Visa or Mastercard. I do not believe this to be accurate. As Murad Mahnudov and Nic Carter have discussed in the past, Visa and Mastercard are…


It’s easy to overcomplicate things. When it comes to crypto, it’s almost impossible not to overcomplicate things. The technology is new and rapidly evolving, the industry moves at lightning pace, and there are a whole host of financial, economic, regulatory, political, and ideological rabbit holes to dive into. …


The crypto landscape continues to evolve at incredible speed. Bitcoin is seeing rising demand and adoption from consumers, corporations, asset managers and governments. The biggest challenge facing Ethereum right now is that there is so much demand that the fees on the network are rising to new highs. Eighteen months…


On May 11, 2020, Bitcoin experienced it’s third halving event and at the time, the price was sitting at around $8,600. We know that Halving events occur every four years and cut the daily supply issuance of new bitcoin in half. This supply shock puts natural upward pressure on price…


One of the most common questions I get about cryptoassets has to do with regulation. Understandably, there are concerns about how this industry may be regulated in the future. However, most of the concerns I hear are more speculative rather than based on historical context and understanding of present-day facts…


Although I am not a climate expert by any stretch of the imagination, the impact Bitcoin has on the environment is a topic I have spent a lot of time trying to better understand. …

Brett Munster

entrepreneur turned fledgling investor. baseball player turned aspiring golfer. wine, food and venture enthusiast.

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