I came across an article on Coindesk recently, titled, “Bitcoin Will Still Bite the Dust“. The author is Kevin Dowd, a Professor of Finance and Economics in the Business School at Durham University, and the co-author of the 2015 paper “Bitcoin Will Bite the Dust.” The author makes a coupleRead More →

Istanbul, oh my. What a stunning marvel of civilization. To be frank, I was rather skeptical about visiting Turkey in general, perhaps due to the extremely negative views of Turkey that we get from Western mainstream media — the regressive Islamic government led by Erdoğan, terrorist attacks on Turkish soil,Read More →

I have just spent 5 days in Lagos, the capital of Nigeria and the most populous metropolitan center on the African continent. I spent my time there going around with my local friends, and I’ve written up my thoughts and observations below – my guide to Lagos: Getting In LagosRead More →

Bureaucracy in any foreign country is often murky waters for the unsuspecting expat, and China certainly is no exception. Since 2017, China has stepped up its effort to clean out the low-level foreign English teachers by significantly tightening the qualifications for foreigner work permits. Prior to 2017 it was almostRead More →

(NOTE: This article was first published by me on my Medium blog on June 26, 2018) In the 21st Century, the Asia Pacific became a hotbed for economic activity, technological advancement, and general social and cultural boom. In fact, it is quite likely that East Asia is currently the mostRead More →

When Ethereum first came into public prominence in 2017, it was suddenly lauded as “Blockchain 2.0”, “the Bitcoin killer”, or “the blockchain with better technology”. The concept of automatically executing transactions called “smart contracts”, among the other buzzwords like “world computer”, had investors and blockchain enthusiasts head over heels. TheRead More →

I find it odd that even now, in late-2018, a lot of regular people you meet still think of bitcoin as some sort of vapourware or fad from the past. I guess being constantly surrounded by crypto information makes it hard for us bitcoiners to relate back to the averageRead More →

The crypto space is so fast paced in its changes that sometimes things literally become unrecognizable after a few months. It is pretty unbelievable that merely 1 year ago people were throwing $50M+ of crazy money at random ICOs on Ethereum that promised to “store your files in a decentralized way”Read More →