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    LibraCoin

    Reading Time: 3 Minutes Hai everyone, how’s it all going? Some interesting developments happened last week in the world of Cryptos which you may or may not have noticed. Facebook came out and released a white paper (an info pack) about a new Cryptocurrency it’s originating called Libra and Calibra, the Blockchain platform supporting the back-office function. It’s just another example of how the Blockchain is coming to the mainstream. Wait… Cryp what? Block…chain? Blockchain is the system in which a record of each financial transaction made in Libra (or any other cryptocurrency such as Bitcoin) is maintained across computers that are linked in a peer to peer network, i.e.…

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    7 Numbers Shaping Tomorrow’s World (Visually)

    Reading Time: 2 Minutes What’s up everyone! How’s it going? Did you go out and enjoy the unseasonably warm late Autumn weather? I know I did! Courtesy of my good friend Bavid, I scored an invite to a corporate box seat at the footy (“Aussie Rules” as it is known) on Friday night. Seeing how it was sponsored by a competitor in financial services, Citibank – I found it amusing to be sitting with the “enemy”. Though I must say, they can put on a damn good slow cooked pulled pork and slaw spread… Oh and the view wasn’t too shabby either: Between trying to dig up some trade secrets,…

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    What I’m Viewing

    Reading Time: 2 Minutes What a monumental election that was last night guys! For those of us who aren’t aware, here in Oz – we just had the federal election across the country to select the ruling government and Prime Minister. The incumbent liberal coalition party (think, the UK conservatives, or US Republicans) was tipped to lose by a landslide, given all the kerfuffle which they’ve put us all through in the last couple of years (I’ll spare you the details, but a lot’s to do with the rotating chair of prime ministers). So it was a bit of a shock to see them be elected again over the Labor…

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    Fragile or Anti-Fragile?

    Reading Time: 2 Minutes What’s up everyone! How’s our weekends coming along? A big hello to our Northern hemisphere cousins – hoping that you guys are enjoying the Northern Summer as it sl-ow-ly creeps along, don’t worry – it’ll get there! Meanwhile, yours truly experienced a very rare event last night… We went to “take in a show” at the iconic Sydney Opera House. Well, rather we went to support MrsFrugalSamurai’s Mum as she performed as part of the Sydney Philharmonia Choirs. I quite enjoyed myself surprisingly, chiefly because my own singing voice has oft been compared to a duck not having a good time. MrsFrugalSamurai has always said she…

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    Superannuation 101

    Reading Time: 4 Minutes What’s up everyone! Hope we are all having a good week. Much better for yours truly, thanks for asking. BOO-YAH, I knew it’d be a better week when on Monday, a whole bunch of us got together for an impromptu but QUALITY dinner. Like $65 all-you-can-eat top of the range Japanese BBQ quality. DAY-AM. Let’s see, my friend Light Beam was there (the future Australian Treasurer), Bubu (the most handsome of our group) and Bugzy (another EN-TRE-PRE-NEUR, guy’s got 3 online businesses on the go, jayzuz). So of course, as expected the conversation was free-flowing and top notch (just like the meat yum, yum). Actually, I…