Zillow’s halt in buying new homes is a reminder that core competency can out-compete an Aggregator’s advantage; then, feedback on crypto and energy.
Quick notes on Apple’s MacBook Pro event, then a discussion of why there is a Bitcoin Futures ETF but not one for Bitcoin itself.
Understanding the roots of China’s power shortages and its impact on tech; then, why China’s Bitcoin crackdown is good for Bitcoin
Taylor Swift, like Dave Chappelle, is leveraging the power of the Internet to take control of their art.
NFTs are useful not simply because they are unique, but because they are an easy-to-understand way to understand the importance of blockchains.
Information on the Internet is conveyed by memes, which can be anything and everything. The real world impacts are only now being understood.
While Facebook, Libra, and the Long Game was about analysis, this Daily Update is about opinion: I don’t think Libra is a good idea.
Libra is less about an immediate benefit to Facebook, and more about creating a world where companies like Facebook have the best chance to prosper. That is why Facebook gave up so much control.
Bitcoin versus Bitcoin Cash looks like a pump-and-dump deal; that, though underscores the paradox underlying Bitcoin’s value. Then, Uber and Softbank reach a deal that will reflect the fact Uber didn’t kill Lyft.
Did you hear the one about the tulip bubble? It’s almost certainly a myth. It is myths, though, that explain why cryptocurrencies are here to stay.