Published Articles

For the curious minds, here is a variety of my previously published articles outside The Qi of Self-Sovereignty newsletter.

The Downfall of Culture & Authenticity
I grew up in what I believed to be a typical household. My parents separated when I was five as their relationship had soured, and my mother was no longer happy. After the separation, my two brothers and I, alongside our mother, moved halfway across the world… twice. Throughout this,
The Myth of Value
(Originally published by Looking Glass on the 21st of September, 2022) A friend emailed me the other day with what I would argue is one of the more challenging questions to answer surrounding Bitcoin. That question is: “What is backing Bitcoin?” He wanted to understand the “more common notion of
To Live More by Working Less… Fiction or Fact?
(Originally published by Looking Glass on the 10th of June, 2022) We too often look at money from the insular domestic viewpoint. However, it is also important to step back and think about currency, not just from the domestic but from a broader, global perspective. With this in mind, we
Bitcoin, The Perfect Option
(Originally published by Bitcoin Magazine on the 16th of December, 2021) This article is a collaborative piece written by Greg Foss and Seb Bunney. Therefore, when the word “we” is used, the authors are referring to themselves. In “part one” of this article, we provide a high-level overview of opt…
The Myth That is Capitalism
(Originally published by Bitcoin Magazine on the 17th of September, 2021) Throughout history, there has been a cyclical phenomenon characterized by Neill Howe and William Strauss as the four turnings.1 The basic premise of the theory is that civil unrest and major war is cyclical and occurs about e…
The Morality of Bitcoin
(Originally published by Looking Glass on the 14th of April, 2022) We often get caught up in stories such as: * Bitcoin is assisting Russia to escape sanctions * Bitcoin is helping hackers to evade law enforcement * Bitcoin is destroying the planet due to its energy consumption In all of these…
Facing the Chasm
(Originally published by Bitcoin Magazine on the 5th of December, 2021) We tend to think of the world as the past, present and future, these distinguished moments in time. However, as we intuitively know, this is not the case. Instead, we are always in a state of flux, this slow
Inflating the Prospects of Deflation
(Originally published by Bitcoin Magazine on the 3rd of December, 2021) I am sure most of us, at some point or another, have been confused as to the effects of deflation vs inflation. This article is meant to be a quick overview of deflation, its effects on the dispersion of
When More Isn’t Better: Inflation in the 21st Century
(Originally published by Bitcoin Magazine on the 12th of May, 2021) Over the last 40 years, monetary policy has caused interest rates to decline from a high of around 20% down to the zero bound. During the same period, the US dollar (USD) money supply has expanded at a rate
The Truth Behind Bitcoin’s Opposition
(Originally published by Bitcoin Magazine on the 28th of July, 2021) What do Saddam Hussein and Bitcoin have in common? According to the government, they both have ties to terrorism. In reality, both threaten the United States Dollar (USD) and its global hegemony. “One man’s terrorist is another m…
The Illusion of Reality
(Originally published by Bitcoin Magazine on the 15th of June, 2021) A look at how the people in power may have more in common with a jewel beetle than you’d initially expect and how bitcoin may have the answer. In this article, we touch on: * Why the government and