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El Salvador becomes the first nation state to officially mine bitcoin…the real story.

This headline isn’t true and this hasn’t happened…yet, but we will likely read it in 2022 if not this year. Consider this timeline: on June 5th El Salvador’s President Nayib Bukele announced that bitcoin would be legal…


Tesla takes Bitcoin to the Moon

Elon Musk just surprised the world with Tesla’s $1.5 billion investment in Bitcoin. When the richest man in the world invests the balance sheet of one of the largest companies in the world in Bitcoin, everyone pays attention. Elon is anything but conventional, and…


Coronavirus Central Bank Digital Currency

Macquarie Island, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, lies in the southwest Pacific Ocean, about halfway between New Zealand and Antarctica. In the 1870s sailors introduced rabbits as a source of food, and with no predators, the rabbits quickly multiplied but soon far exceeded the needs of the passing whalers. …


When confronted with the imminent invasion of the Persian king Xerses in 480 b.c., the Athenians consulted the Oracle of Delphi. The Oracle was well known for ambiguous advice which would look correct regardless of the outcome and advised that: ‘a wall of wood alone shall be uncaptured.’ …


Weakened by a losing campaign in France and facing an uprising of rebel barons, on June 15th, 1215, King John of England signed the Magna Carta. The Magna Carta was the first governance contract that established limits on the King’s power by setting up an oversight council of 25 barons…


The day the blockchain and crypto worlds changed forever.

On June 18th 2019 Facebook announced Libra and changed the blockchain and crypto worlds forever. Libra generated huge attention from the press and regulators, but while it offers no technological innovation and no governance innovation, its potential scale could drive the policy of sovereign nations.

What is Libra?

Libra refers to the currency…

Tom Trow

Building a decentralized world; founder, advocate, former President Hedera Hashgraph

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