To understand Bitcoin we first must understand the role of currency and its use throughout history as a means of exchange and store of value.

As civilizations progress, so does the currency used.

By definition money is something of value and currency is a system of money in general use by a particular country. In the beginning, ancient civilizations started with bartering system or a simple exchange of resources or services for mutual advantage. Slowly morphing into a type of currency-like trade through common used items such as animal pelts, salt, and agriculture. These traded goods served as the medium of exchange. Different cultures throughout history have derived…


Motivational

There is nothing as powerful as a changed mind. You can change your hair, your clothing, your address, your spouse, your residence. But if you don’t change your mind the same experience will perpetuate itself over and over again. Because everything outwardly changed, but nothing inwardly changed. If you want something out of life, if you want to change yourself, if you want to acquire something, if there's some goal that you want to reach. Changing your behaviors, overcoming your negative habits, it’s challenging. Its hard. Most people go through live never discovering what their talents are. …


Lessons taught from a father

A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way. Before you are a leader, success is all about growing yourself. When you become a leader, success is all about growing others.

General Ulysses S. Grant (far left) leading and strategizing with his troops. -Lookout Mountain, Tennessee, 1863

The impact left behind from great leaders can always be felt and seen for generations to come. What better leader to have than your own father. It’s not until we are grown and away that we begin to admire and are able to measure our fathers greatness and fully appreciate it. Below is a reflection on a few keystone principles taught by our…


Thoughts and quotes from Thoreau’s Walden (1854)

Knowledge

“Books are the treasured wealth of the world and the fit inheritance of generations and nations.” This quote speaks volume coming from a book published in 1854. That is still so relevant. Books are carefully crafted thoughts by the authors to share an experience and expand knowledge. You can discover a lot about a person by simply observing their book shelf. Thoreau preferred to spend majority of his time in solitude, one with his thoughts. Mastering his craft and this shows in his writing. …


Change your perspective, change your life.

The most important lessons in life are often not taught in school. Things like self assessment, how to think, money management, proper nutrition, mental health, philosophy, etc.. the list could go on forever. School teaches a lot, but some fundamental areas are completely over looked. That is why it is up to us to continue and expand on this education. While hands on experience is the best teacher, books can help develop solid foundations of knowledge to build on.

All the knowledge in the world is meaningless with out action.

Too often it’s easy…


Ethereum is evolving into a world computer ecosystem. A general purpose blockchain based programming language that enables distributed applications and smart contracts with its token Ether (ETH). Providing a new frontier for development and a fairer decentralized financial system. The internet of assets.

That’s a lot to digest, so lets break it down simply and really look into what the Ethereum Virtual Machine (EVM) network is, what it has accomplished, and what it could become.

Ethereum builds on Bitcoin’s innovation, with some big differences.

Bitcoin gave the world the first case of a decentralized permission less peer to peer global…


Over the past couple of months lumber has become the unusual topic of main stream conversation. If you were to look at this years lumber price graph with no context you might confuse it with bitcoin or some hyper-growth stock. Because the price has gone absolutely parabolic over the last six months.

Soaring lumber prices add more than $36,000 to the price of a new home. -NAHB

Commodities play a major role in our economy and commerce. Like most assets, the price is ultimately determined by supply and demand. Our booming economy has lead to significant increase in demand of…


It’s important to view supplements for what they are, a supplemental tool to aid in bridging the nutrient gap of regular diet. The goal should always be to strive to hit all nutrient/macro levels through whole foods when at all possible.

Often times it is hard to hit all nutrient targets through diet alone. It is estimated that 90% of people in the US don’t get proper amount of important nutrients from food alone, that’s why supplementing can be so beneficial. Enhancing the nutrient density of the foods you eat should be the priority. You want to make sure you…


On the outside sugar seems pretty harmless, but on the inside, it’s killing us.

Do you really know what happens to your body when you eat your favorite sugary dessert? Most people could care less, it tastes good and makes me happy who cares! I’m not here to argue that you should never indulge in the delicious desserts we all love. But rather to explain the biological process your body goes through. In hopes that if we start to really understand how the food we eat effects our body, we may pass on a few sweets because you now understand…


In the late summer of 2007, financial markets around the world were starting to show signs that the reckoning was overdue for years-long binge on cheap credit and reckless leveraging. Two of the largest hedge funds were on the brink of collapse, BNP Paribas was warning investors that they might not be able to withdraw funds, and the British bank Northern Rock was seeking emergency funding from the Bank of England. Yet despite the warning signs, few people suspected that the worst crisis of the last century was about to engulf the global financial system and bring Wall Street giants…

Trevor Robins

The mediocre have a very narrow perception of reality, and in turn, their lives. They see things as they are, not how they can be. Visualize/create your life.

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