Disrupting ransom payments

Originally published on CoinDesk. I argue that the age of permissionless payments has arrived, and we are yet to see the full second order effects.

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Ugocsa Non Coronat: the Visegradation of the European Union

Is Eastern Europe becoming more like Western Europe, or is Western Europe becoming more like the East?

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Why Cuba Is Primed for Bitcoin Adoption

Originally published on Decrypt, I argue that Cuba is primed for bitcoin adoption.

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My thoughts on Cambridge Analytica

On my role in unearthing the Cambridge Analytica scandal and why psychographic advertising does not work.

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DeFi Still Needs a Silk Road Moment

Originally published on CoinDesk, I argue that if decentralised finance (DeFi) is going to be both useful and uncensorable, we will see it adopted by organised crime.

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On proof of work and competitive industries: Ponzis, bubbles, buying high and selling low

On why many intellectual jobs are pretend jobs, why pretend work is actually a valid way of assessing real work, and on how pretend work can be used as a ponzi scheme with others at the top.

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A day using money in Cuba

Cuba is a puzzling country, especially when it comes to money. It is the only country in the world with a dual currency system.

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Restarting your sales after a coronavirus lockdown

Using a MCMC BTYD model to estimate which of your clients would have purchased had the lockdown not happened.

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Automating my business

Using a cloud server and R I built an automated reporting & communication tool to automate away routine tasks for my business.

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Trumped: Cuba’s short term property rental market 2017-2018

How the Trump policy changes towards Cuba (and other factors), affected the Cuban short term rental property market in 2017-2018

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