I have never had the pleasure of visiting their beautiful country, although on a couple of occasions I have been close enough to gaze upon it from distance. Still, the Venezuelan people–some of whom I count as good friends–have been on my heart and in my mind for several years […]
If you currently own bitcoin, you need to take some steps now to be prepared for the Bitcoin Cash fork, currently scheduled for 01 August. First, read this excellent post from Jimmy Song: Bitcoin Cash: What You Need to Know Jimmy does a great job of explaining the situation. I would […]
This is just a quick post to announce the new and improved Hardesty family e-mail list. This list is for all descendants (and their families) of Herbert and Mary Wylla Hardesty of Woodlawn and Bardstown, Kentucky. If you have any questions, just contact me.
Just a quick note to point your attention to the recently-released UPS podcast interview with Barry Silbert, founder of Digital Currency Group. Barry always shares an amazing entrepreneur’s insight into the role bitcoin and blockchain technologies will play in the future of commerce. Check it out.
The entire cryptocurrency/blockchain community, as well as much of Wall Street, has been anxiously awaiting the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) decision regarding the Winklevoss twins‘ proposed bitcoin exchange traded fund (ETF), which would trade under the ticker symbol COIN. The final deadline has come down to 13 March, […]
Last night, I spoke to the Bullitt Amateur Radio Society about Bitcoin. In case anyone might find it helpful, I’ve made my presentation public. Feel free to use it in whatever way you wish, although I would appreciate some attribution. As I prepared for the talk, I realized I have often […]
I’m happy to report that I received my Fintech certificate today from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). My final grade was 95.9. I highly recommend this course for anyone considering a startup involving bitcoin or other cryptocurrencies, blockchain technologies, roboadvisory services, new payment technologies or other areas of the […]
One of the recent homework assignments in my MIT Fintech Course was effectively to “tell a story off the top of your head in 300-500 words.” The idea was to use this story later to study effective techniques for pitching business ideas to venture capitalists and others. But the topic […]
CoinTelegraph recently published a very helpful review of the three most popular Bitcoin platforms in the Philippines. I definitely recommend my Filipino friends and family check it out! As one of the world’s largest markets for remittances (both domestic and international), and with a culture that encourages new technology and […]
OK, so it’s “only” a 12-week program, but I’m pretty excited to be be going back to school! I just signed up for the fintech (financial technologies) certificate course on future commerce at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). The program is going to focus on four areas: Money and Payments […]