I often forget that Twitter is not the only company that Jack is CEO of…

Jack seems to back cryptocurrency—and Bitcoin specifically—as day-to-day cash transaction instruments…

…Though I would still personally weigh Jack’s position on BTC against the positions of career economists such as Paul Krugman and Nassim Taleb etc.

Yes yes both fiat currency (currency backed by governments/nation-states) and cryptocurrency (currency backed by cryptography & blockchain records), all only have value because *we think* they have value.

Fact remains though, it’s easier to buy groceries using fiat currency.

The transaction costs of purchasing groceries using Bitcoin, Ethereum, or any other cryptocurrency is still way too prohibitively expensive compared to conventional currency.

No matter how many pizzas have been bought by BTC in the past.

[Jack’s tweet.]


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Mencermati Tantangan dan Regulasi Layanan Fintech |…

Mencermati Tantangan dan Regulasi Layanan Fintech | SelasaStartup #11, 23 Januari 2018 | a memento of my day job… :)


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Mencermati Tantangan dan Regulasi Layanan Fintech |…

Mencermati Tantangan dan Regulasi Layanan Fintech | SelasaStartup #11, 23 Januari 2018 | a memento of my day job… :)


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The Truth Behind Tech Start-ups with Dan Lyons

The Truth Behind Tech Start-ups with Dan Lyons:

Dan Lyons, ex-Forbes, former pseudonymous blogger of the Fake Steve Jobs blog? Remember the Fake Steve Jobs blog? I remember. It was fun, I’d even dare say I was a fan.

In this RSA talk I see why he left Hubspot after only about nine months. He just wasn’t a cultural fit. He tells his story in an enjoyable & engaging way though. And I still say that’s Dan’s superpower. He’s an engaging, effective, and funny storyteller. I’m still a fan.

Even though I don’t have any idea where Dan writes nowadays. Maybe he’s retired? I dunno, gonna search maybe…


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How a 1950s Egg Farm Hatched the Modern Startup Incubator | Backchannel

How a 1950s Egg Farm Hatched the Modern Startup Incubator | Backchannel


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How a 1950s Egg Farm Hatched the Modern Startup Incubator | Backchannel

How a 1950s Egg Farm Hatched the Modern Startup Incubator | Backchannel


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[link] “This isn’t Google and you’re not Sergey Brin.”

Startup.co: “This isn’t Google and you’re not Sergey Brin.”

The life of a startup founder is not for everyone. Prospective founders should understand the realities of startup life and do a gut check before jumping in.

Good startup business advice in this article.