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    A Quick Cryptocurrency Update and a Personal Tale

    Reading Time: 2 Minutes So it’s been a while since I’ve written anything about Cryptocurrency. Cryptos you might remember, made global headlines for creating a whopper of a bubble a couple of years ago. Suffice to say, not much has been heard from since. I thought it’d be prudent to do a quick update on what’s going on in the world of Cryptos. Legitimacy As I’ve remarked before, the power behind Cryptocurrency, being the Blockchain, has always been the game changer. The premise being that transactions can be verified by anyone and everyone around the World. So it’s no surprise that in recent months established names such as Facebook came…

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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…