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Jan 3, 2019

Magic Whale Formula

Posted by in categories: business, cryptocurrencies, finance

The 3 key ingredients for attracting investors to your crowdfunding (ICO/STO) campaign

Below is a redacted and slightly edited and updated version of a memo provided to a client regarding how to attract investors to their business, in mid 2017. For background, they’re a 5 year old private investment firm, whose stock is traded OTC and who invest in startups focused on blockchain tech. To further this model they were exploring additional ways to raise capital, specifically to acquire more startups. Below is a high level framework of what investor “whales” are looking for. This is not investment advice. These are redacted insights into what you should be considering if you’re looking to also engage potential investors in your business enterprise.

If you don’t have time to read it all, I’ll summarize: It still takes money to make money.

Note — all crowdfunding campaigns (regardless of if you call them ICOs / STOs) require a legitimate business model, tangible solutions to real problems, market size worth investing in and the potential for 100x returns. Otherwise, whales aren’t interested in 10x returns.

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Dec 31, 2018

Virtual Currencies Are As Old As Favors

Posted by in categories: bitcoin, cryptocurrencies, disruptive technology, economics, finance

I owe Jack Shaw a favor. It’s one of those, “This one time in Cambodia…” type of favors. We won’t speak of it beyond perhaps a nod and wink. It’s not written down anywhere; the details of such are so vague as to be almost non existent, while encompassing the known universe. It expires upon death, of the sun; and can be redeemed whenever and by another person who need only walk up to me and say, “Jack Shaw sent me. He says to tell you ________”. And tada, that favor has been redeemed for value.

Jack would call this favor a “marker.” It’s more valuable than your house, the Empire State Building & 100k Bitcoins combined. It can even be redeemed for something even more precious, my time or an opportunity or access to my network. You know, those things that money can’t buy. Well, you can lease my time from time to time.

Favors, markers and promises are humanities’ first virtual currencies.

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Dec 28, 2018

Remembering Nancy Grace Roman, “Mother of Hubble”

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, finance, space travel

In 1961, Nancy Grace Roman was already the first Chief of Astronomy in NASA’s Office of Space Science. She developed that program in a time before the second wave of the Women’s Movement in the United States began, when banks often refused women credit in their own names and there was still an active medical debate about whether women could ever physically endure spaceflight someday. But Roman opened the skies to humanity in new ways without ever leaving the ground.

She earned her Ph.D. in astronomy at the University of Chicago in 1949 and worked at the Yerkes Observatory there for six years afterward. She joined the radio astronomy group at the Naval Research Laboratory, becoming the head of the microwave spectroscopy section. As she recalled in 1980 in an oral history interview with National Air and Space Museum curator David DeVorkin, when she heard that NASA might set up a space astronomy program, she wanted to lead it: “The idea of coming in with an absolutely clean slate to set up a program that I thought was likely to influence astronomy for 50 years was just a challenge that I couldn’t turn down. That’s all there is to it.” She joined NASA in 1959, just after the agency’s founding.

Roman opened the skies to humanity in new ways without ever leaving the ground.

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Dec 24, 2018

Using Bitcoin Off the Grid

Posted by in categories: bitcoin, finance, satellites

How Combining Mesh and Satellites leads to True Financial Freedom.

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Dec 16, 2018

Bitcoin Miners Dying, Another Sign Of The Crypto-Currency Crash

Posted by in categories: bitcoin, cryptocurrencies, finance

It is an eye opening video. In the financial climate we are now I am not shocked that these Miners are losing based on costs.


I wrote an article on the Wave Chronicle regarding the Crypto-Currency Crash and some of the changes that could be made to make this particular market effective for those who actually want to use Crypto-Currency as a vehicle for purchasing.

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Dec 15, 2018

At least 15 central banks are serious about getting into digital currency

Posted by in category: finance

Digital cash may soon start replacing the physical kind.

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Dec 10, 2018

Your Apps Know Where You Were Last Night, and They’re Not Keeping It Secret

Posted by in categories: finance, mobile phones

Dozens of companies use smartphone locations to help advertisers and even hedge funds. They say it’s anonymous, but the data shows how personal it is.

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Dec 10, 2018

Bioquark Inc. — Bold Moves Podcast — Ira Pastor

Posted by in categories: aging, bioengineering, biotech/medical, business, DNA, finance, futurism, genetics, innovation, life extension

Dec 8, 2018

Regenerage — SMX Radio — The Net of Regenerative Medicine — Bioquark

Posted by in categories: aging, bioengineering, biotech/medical, business, disruptive technology, DNA, finance, futurism, genetics, life extension
Dr. Joel I. Osorio of RegenerAge Clinic on SMX Radio broadcasting from the Colonia Santa María la Ribera neighborhood of Mexico City -
“LAS NETAS DE LA MEDICINA REGENERATIVA” (The Net of Regenerative Medicine)

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Dec 5, 2018

Quantum computers put blockchain security at risk

Posted by in categories: bitcoin, computing, cryptocurrencies, encryption, finance, government, health, internet, quantum physics, security

The longer-term answer is to develop and scale up the quantum communication network and, subsequently, the quantum internet. This will take major investments from governments. However, countries will benefit from the greater security offered13. For example, Canada keeps its census data secret for 92 years, a term that only quantum cryptography can assure. Government agencies could use quantum-secured blockchain platforms to protect citizens’ personal financial and health data. Countries leading major research efforts in quantum technologies, such as China, the United States and members of the European Union, will be among the early adopters. They should invest immediately in research. Blockchains should be a case study for Europe’s Quantum Key Distribution Testbed programme, for example.


Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies will founder unless they integrate quantum technologies, warn Aleksey K. Fedorov, Evgeniy O. Kiktenko and Alexander I. Lvovsky. Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies will founder unless they integrate quantum technologies, warn Aleksey K. Fedorov, Evgeniy O. Kiktenko and Alexander I. Lvovsky.

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