Here is a list of ten suggestions that you can take right now to secure your crypto stash.
These measures should be both comprehensive enough to keep you safe without being so complicated that you will be locked out or be tempted to disable security altogether.
1: Store your wallet seed somewhere safe.
People come to me ...more
Here is the actual reason we grow old and die. Are you ready? It's brutal:
Let's say there is a 2% chance that any given primitive human will die from external events each year. He might get eaten by a bear, starve to death, have a bad fall and get left behind by his tribe, get ...more
1: Nations don’t have rights. Only people have rights.
2: People have a right to exclude others from their property for any reason. They have no right to exclude people from other’s property or to prevent their association.
3: In the case of infrastructure, public or private, the proper policy is to allow all peaceful people to ...more
Here are the five most common cryptocurrency scams my customers ask my help with:
1: Fake mining contracts: "mining contracts" which offer fantastic payouts, such as doubling your money in 10 hours (see screenshot below). After sending the "mining company" Bitcoin, they either disappear or ask for more money to unlock funds. Some "mining services" send a public ...more
Sending my daughter a Montessori school costs about $15,000 per year. We have two daughters and plan a third child so we may be paying $45,000 per year for some time to send three kids to private school. The cost is worth it because I do not believe that public schools are capable of preparing ...more
The following hierarchy attempts to classify different levels of content moderation (or censorship, depending on the context) in order to encourage a more productive discussion on how social networks ought to regulate content.
Six Levels of Internet Content Moderation
Level 1: Anything goes
Examples: email before spam filters, darknet networks
Level 1 networks have no content filtering whatsoever. Many ...more
Seven reasons why Facebook is wrong and dishonest in their censorship of Code Is Free Speech dot com:
1: Code Is Free Speech dot com only hosts free and publicly-available information (how to build a weapon using a 3d printer) and does not sell any prohibited products or services.
2: The website is protected by both the ...more
Parents have a responsibility to teach their children gender-normative behavior for the same reasons that they ought to teach their kids good manners.
Manners, customs, and fashions serve to create a social environment in which the behavior of other people is predictable and facilitates cooperation. While many aspects of culture can vary dramatically without any social ...more
From my Quora answer:
The way this question is phrased is problematic.
Are pencils useful to criminals? They can be used to write down schemes for robbing banks, kidnapping letters, etc.
What about guns? Weapons give criminals an edge in committing crimes.
Of course, pencils and guns can be used against criminals as well. Most people would agree that it’s a ...more
Reposted from Quora:
The best way to estimate how many cryptocurrencies will survive the infancy period is to look at other markets.
For example, how many social networks survived the infancy period?
Facebook has 63% market share:
If you use a stricter definition of “social network” to mean “feed-based platforms based around personal profiles” Facebook has over 99.8% market ...more
Reposted from Quora:
I would argue the USA desperately needs open borders to avoid economic disaster.
1: There are 11 million ordinary, hard-working people willing to risk their lives and prison time to create a better life for their families.
2: There are 11 million American business owners who need hard-working non-professional workers desperately enough to break ...more
A car drove by today with the words "wealth is just stuff" plastered all over it. There is nothing wrong with "stuff" but this claim is wrong. Wealth is mostly made of love.
Most wealth is business ownership, not iPhones, Porsche, and private jets. Rich people stay rich because they invest the majority of their wealth ...more
Here is how our Bitcoin wallet recovery process works:
The specific process we follow depends on which of the below scenarios describes your situation:
Payment sent to the wrong currency type
Step 1: Understand your situation
First, we'll ask you to describe your situation and agree to our service contract. We ...more
Here is a quick guide to storing, transporting, and spending your Bitcoin:
Keep It Safe
There are many ways to lose your Bitcoin, but the most common one is failing to properly backup your recovery seed. Use a wallet which allows you to write down your recovery words on a piece of paper, and keep that paper ...more
This post discusses the methods for recovering a deleted or corrupt Bitcoin Core Wallet. Many other currencies, such as Bitcoin Cash, Litecoin, Dogecoins and more share Bitcoin Core's wallet format and can be recovered using the same techniques and tools. I assume that you have the wallet password, or there is no password. (I'll post ...more
"David Veksler is a real hero in my life. A few years ago I bought a few bitcoin, just for fun. At the time I knew that it was important to keep passwords and private keys protected to avoid loss or theft. I did that part well. But I did not do a good job ...more
Jeffrey Tucker is Director of Content for the Foundation for Economic Education. He is a managing partner of Vellum Capital, the founder of Liberty.me, Distinguished Honorary Member of Mises Brazil, economics adviser to FreeSociety.com, research fellow at the Acton Institute, policy adviser of the Heartland Institute, founder of the CryptoCurrency Conference, member of the editorial board of the Molinari Review, an advisor to ...more
The following links may help you solve problems with popular wallets on your own:
Ledger Nano S: https://ledger.zendesk.com/hc/en-us
Official Help Pages: https://bitcoin.org/en/bitcoin-core/help
Community Help Pages https://bitcoin.stackexchange.com/
Electron Cash: https://github.com/fyookball/electrum/issues?utf8=%E2%9C%93&q=is%3Aissue
Daedalus Wallet: https://daedaluswallet.io/faq/#support
Coinbase Support Site https://support.coinbase.com/
Blockchain.info: https://blockchain.info/tr/support-desk Help Pages: https://support.blockchain.com/hc/en-us