1. Russia-Ukraine conflict crypto grifting - 2022 March 02

    There's definitely unscrupulous people out there who live by the notion of "never let a crisis go to waste" who are using the recent war as a means to grift and scam. Some of these people are using crypto currencies to run these scams.


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  2. Bastiat on legal systems and morality - 2022 February 28

    Came across a highly relevant quote from Bastiat today


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  3. My bank workshop experience - 2022 February 17

    Just as the Covid pandemic was starting I ran a workshop that was easily the worst one I've run in my career. Despite things going poorly there was a huge learning opportunity that I'm glad I had. The banking industry has changed dramatically and I wasn't prepared for it.


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  4. Transitory inflation means permanent purchasing power reduction - 2022 January 05

    Transitory inflation means permanent purchasing power reduction


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  5. Where is money created - 2021 December 11

    Where is money actually created in the system? Hint, it's not where most people think.


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  6. A change in the common knowledge in the markets - last weekend of November - 2021 November 29

    On the weekend with announcements of the Omicron covid variant I suspect there might be a shift in sentiment.


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  7. Bank bail ins - 2021 November 25

    The recent currency crisis events in Turkey are worth paying attention to, especially with regards to the response taken. One particular tool that might be used in a bail in. Turkey is a G20 country and bank bail in legislation has been introduced in most G20 countries. In this article I outline what the bail in mechanism is and some of the reasons why these exist along with some of the practical realpolitik issues that would get in the way of actually using one.


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  8. Problems with Celsius - 2021 November 25

    The Celsius product was something that always annoyed me, in part because I'd only ever hear about it from rabid shills and obvious bot accounts. Support for it just screamed astroturfing. The other particularly annoying thing is that taking leverage on cryptocurrencies is not something I think is wise at all and products like this seem like this cycles Collateralized Debt Obligations, but when will they all blow up?


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  9. Why is so much financial advice bullshit - 2021 October 30

    A lot of finance "advice" out there is of a crap quality but why?


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  10. Why do stable coins matter - 2021 October 29

    What are stablecoins and why do they matter?


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