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Guerrilla Capitalism is…
The old guard is trying to move us all toward a centrally planned “Goldilocks” economy but the outcome is ever increasing pressure on those outside the “inner circles” and a tightening vice around small to medium businesses.
We use disruptive technologies to defend our markets, grow our businesses and acquire competitive advantages in several green fields.
In this age of consolidation and “Walled Gardens” we are not out to be ingested into the nearest Borg-like Behemoth that is trying to eat the world. That is not “a successful exit” to us.
We’re out to cultivate unassailable footholds in our own niches and to create viable lifestyle businesses within our communities.
We think in generational increments and build our businesses in ways which can withstand, perhaps even benefit from systemic shocks which would topple a dinosaur.
If we were to choose a word to describe it we would pick “Anti-Fragile”, from the Nassim Taleb book describing the phenomenon of things that acquire strength through volatility.
Welcome to Bitcoin’s “Trough of Disillusionment”
The Gartner Group is widely credited with formulating the "Hype Cycle", a trend curve that is said to model the adaptation of a new technology or paradigm. Simply put it looks like this: (read on Medium) It certainly seems to have held sway regarding the Internet revolution, where the Peak of Inflated Expectations culminated in the Nasdaq blow-off-top of [...]
Is Bitcoin Racist? (Review of “The Politics of Bitcoin”)
It is not only those who see themselves as libertarians who, through the adoption of Bitcoin and the political communities around it, routinely distribute political and economic views that are grounded in conspiratorial, far-right accounts of the Federal Reserve and the nature of representative government... David Golumbia, "The Politics of Bitcoin: Software as Right-Wing [...]
This Time is Different Part 2: What Bitcoin Really Is.
To me and many others, bitcoin is not a technical revolution as much as it is a triumph of political and economic incentives. -- Two Bit Idiot “Systems like Ethereum (and Bitcoin and NXT, and Bitshares, etc) are a fundamentally new class of cryptoeconomic organisms — decentralized, jurisdictionless entities that exist entirely in cyberspace, maintained by a co [...]
This Time Is Different Part I: What Bitcoin Isn’t
" Indeed as Galbraith continued in our earlier passage: "This was true in one of the earliest seeming marvels: when banks discovered that they could print bank notes and issue them to borrowers in excess of the hard-money deposits in the banks’ strong rooms”. All fiat currencies today really are backed by nothing and can be created at will (that’s what th [...]