Chaff from the wheat: towards improved cryptocurrency valuation metrics

A brief overview of market cap and its inherent flaws as a cryptocurrency comparison metric, and an outline of some alternative metrics with promise to provide improved comparison between cryptocurrencies.

US Senate Bill S.1241 to Criminalize Concealed Ownership of Bitcoin

On November 28, 2017, the US Senate, Committee of the Judiciary held a hearing regarding bill S.1241: Modernizing AML Laws to Combat Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing. Despite little attention being given to digital currencies during the hearing, bill S.1241 itself would amend the definition of ‘financial institution’ in the United States Code to include […]

Canada’s Oil Sands mega-projects, an aerial view: heads in the tar sands

Here are a few of the better aerial photographs I took of the oil sands exploitation effort north of Ft McMurray, as it was in 2012. Flying over the region was an experience that I’ll not soon forget. It felt like we were flying over Tolkien’s Mordor…