Prior to Coinbase announcing Bitcoin Cash on their own platform, the price of BCH increased on other exchanges leading many people to believe employees within Coinbase were exploiting their position to their advantage. I share my thoughts on likelihood of insider trading, what it means for cryptocurrencies and crypto markets, and why reputation matters more than ever.
BBC Coinbase: http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-42425857
Coinbase “Our employee trading policy at Coinbase”: https://blog.coinbase.com/our-employee-trading-policy-at-coinbase-1d4e860b7837
Coinbase roadmap: https://twitter.com/Andrea_Dispe/status/943330470552485888
TechCrunch on Mattermark selling to FullContact: https://techcrunch.com/2017/12/21/mattermark-to-shut-down-after-selling-to-full-contact/
Sam Altman, President of YCombinator, wrote a blog post about the current climate in San Francisco that doesn’t allow the discussion of controversial ideas. His blog post and his examples were ironically enough met with outrage. I share my thoughts on how his blog post was misinterpreted, almost intentionally so, and give my own list of 15 controversial ideas I believe to be true or could be true that would be met with large amounts of hostility.
Sam’s “E Pur Si Move”: http://blog.samaltman.com/e-pur-si-muove
Sam’s “A Clarification”: http://blog.samaltman.com/a-clarification
What People Think You Can’t Say in Silicon Valley: https://medium.com/@jasoncrawford/what-people-think-you-cant-say-in-silicon-valley-a6d04f632a00
NEW VIDEO - Teaching Yourself Anything Is the Most Valuable Skill: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NIBmXLjVgp0
The bullying video featuring Keaton went viral but public schools continue to have a zero tolerance policy on violence even if it’s in self defense. I share a personal story from elementary school when my teacher defied the school’s decision to punish me for defending myself against another student. Silicon Valley has the highest median income in the nation but homelessness is as prevalent as ever. I discuss how the government ends up hurting the poor the most with the same regulations and legislation that are put in place to help them.
Twitter’s Updated Rules: https://help.twitter.com/en/rules-and-policies/twitter-rules
Bullying Tweet: https://twitter.com/atommorgan/status/940411512698691584
Silicon Valley’s Working Homeless: http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-12-07/silicon-valleys-working-homeless-shows-how-hard-life-democrats-paradise
FEE on Government Created Poverty: https://fee.org/articles/scratching-by-how-government-creates-poverty-as-we-know-it/
NEW VIDEO - The Gay Wedding Cake Shouldn't Be About Religious Freedom: https://youtu.be/k5e_wowIKfQ
If funding rounds are any sign, it looks as if the tech bubble is finally starting to burst. I share my thoughts on investors and how their behavior is perfectly normal even if the effects are drastic. Bitcoin has again reached all time highs and the government is coming for them. I give details on much could you owe and the historical precedents for monetary confiscation. In one of CNN’s latest pieces, Divided We Code, they address conservatives hiding in within tech and I ask the most important question on my mind lately: what is your political breaking point?
IRS and Coinbase: http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-12-02/government-coming-your-bitcoin
CNN, Conservatives in Tech: https://twitter.com/atommorgan/status/938044393457618944
How I Became a Software Developer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u6Egm0bIP7k