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  • The HODLer, the Gambler, the Miner, the Investor…

    So how do you ‘make’ money in crypto? ‘Trump, unvaccinated…crypto’ Are there any other words in the english language that can as quickly launch a derisive conversation? Even profiles on dating websites have taglines ‘DON’T TELL ME ABOUT BITCOIN!!!’ Bitcoin is nearing its fifteenth year of adoption and it is still largely misunderstood and heavily…

  • Owning bitcoin should be boring

    Why bitcoin ownership should be boring.I’m writing this in the wake of another crypto exchange/fund (FTX) getting wiped today, potentially losing their clients’ bitcoin and crypto holdings. During this past cycle we’ve seen exchanges and funds offer investors yields on their bitcoin and other crypto-currencies, even offering their own freshly minted tokens. The risk as…

  • Overview of this bitcoin cycle

    ’ve lived through my second Bull and Bear cycle in Bitcoin and crypto now. I recall the 2017 bull market being nervous the entire way that Bitcoin went from $3,000 to $20,000 because of the ‘block wars’. At the time Bitcoin was undergoing its first of what would be many ‘forks’, whereby alternative ‘Bitcoins’ (e.g.…

  • Interview on FreshFM

    27 May 2022 I was invited to discuss our upcoming Bitcoin Basics meet-up on a local radio show.  We talked Bitcoin, Blockchain, Central Bank Digital Currencies, Inflation and much more. All designed to for the layperson to understand. Link: https://download.accessradio.org/StationFolder/freshfm/Community_Conversation-Faris_Mali-May_23_22.mp3

  • Don’t Sell your bitcoins now…

    Don’t sell what you’re about to need… The price of Bitcoin is currently trading at US$31,000, this is is down 54% from its all time high reached just six months ago. Bitcoin has a history of 3,000% rallies followed by 80-90% drawdowns…we’ve been here before. The current sell-off is echoed across all other markets as…

  • Bitcoin News

    7 March 2022 1. Charles Schwab has filed to launch a Bitcoin ETF. Schwabb manages over $7 Trillion worldwide and stated that one in six of its clients expressed an interest in investing in cryptocurrency. 2. ‘Anonymous’, the international hacker collective had reportedly offered Russian soldiers one bitcoin per tank surrendered. This was part of…

  • The IMF does not understand Bitcoin

    On 26 July, 2022, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) ‘issued a warning’ to sovereign-states adopting Bitcoin and other crypto-currencies as legal tender; as was recentlythe case in El Salvador. The article, published on the IMF blog, is littered with inaccuracies and misunderstandings. This is unfortunately still common, where comprehension of the fundamentals of Bitcoin is…

  • Crypto and Taxes

    I was invited to present the foundamentals of Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies to the New Zealand Accountants Association, Unfortunately the conference was canceled due to the vaccine mandates yet we managed to cover the basics over zoom. I received permission to record and share the event over zoom. As a reminder this a two day conference condensed…

  • Has the commute economy peaked?

    Has the Commute Economy Peaked? At the 2017 Berkshire Hathaway AGM when asked what the biggest economic threat to his company and holdings were, CEO Warren Buffett’s response was a surprise, automated vehicles. Warren Buffett has over the past decades invested in insurance companies; when there is a collision involving a vehicle there’s a confluence…

  • Beer and Bitcoin

    The Moutere Inn Tuesday 22nd October 7pm.Faris, from CoinCompass would like to invite you learn about the basics of Bitcoin, what it is and why it’s important. It’s free to come along, though beers are at the usual prices. Booking is not essential but it would help for seating arrangements! It’s everything you want to know about Bitcoin…