Author: @jayfarei

bTF – Blockchain Traded Fund

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I have been spending a bit of time learning about Blockchain, I am trying to get an understanding of the inner workings of Blockchain technologies, first as a due diligence  (hype? ) and second as I think if the promises of this innovation will actually materialise, it will come down to its...

The Flat White Economy

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Below are my notes from “The Flat White Economy” by Douglas McWilliams; a few stats and thoughts about London; and a specific segment regarding its economy and geography. East London, characterised by the EC1V post code, saw 32,000 new businesses in 2013/4. The Old Street Roundabout – known as Silicon...

Notes on Bitcoin

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Below a few notes I took back in 2014 on Bitcoin’s original paper (link). I am currently reading “The Business of Blockchain” and found myself going back in my notes to review some of the concepts behind BTC, I figured it was worth putting it up for future reference as...

Innovation Lag

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A few notes inspired by a book I am reading and thought might be a good idea to crystallize it in a post for future reference. Technology often takes off more slowly than what it’s technically feasibility would suggest, being able to do something does not translate to actually doing it,...

The Village Effect

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The human factor is something that I am starting to observe more and more as a ‘premium’ on services where in the past it was a necessity – often because of the lack of technology to replace it. Now, however, even if it might not be a necessity per se,...

The Sharing Economy

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The Sharing Economy is built on people sharing assets – they own or someone else own – to unlock value in their downtime, decreasing therefore the opportunity cost post purchase of having an idle asset without transferring ownership. These under-utilised assets are made accessible online to a community, leading to...

Habit Forming Products

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More than 40% of actions people perform each day aren’t actual decisions but habits. Charles Duhigg opens “The power of habit” with a fascinating story to explain how our brain is composed of layer upon layer of cells, the outside cells, closer to the scalp, are generally the most recent...