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About the Japanese Economy Today : Interview with Michael Saylor MicroStrategy CEO ③

I think Japan has the same challenges macroeconomically as every other country has. It has undergone a very aggressive monetary expansion by the central banks. The Japanese banks own a great deal of the equity but have a lot of the national debt as well. They are expanding the money supply, just like the EU and the US federal government are. The number one & overarching problem in this situation is assets are over-inflated and there is a lack of price discovery in the market. The capital markets have frozen including the markets for bonds, stocks, real estate, etc. All of those asset values are inflated such that the average person cannot work and make enough money to buy them. As the price of all these assets go up, and the wages are flat or going up much slower, it freezes a whole class of people out of being able to buy assets.
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Domain Names as Scarce Digital Assets : Interview with Michael Saylor MicroStrategy CEO ②

Everybody in the world is taught to spell the word “Hope” if they learn English. Thus, the value of a domain is a function of which language it's in. The language that has most business on is English, and the most traffic on the internet is also in English with the dotcom domains. If you own a word that is easy to spell and remember with positive connotations, like Apple, Amazon, etc., it will be very useful. If you own such a word, you can put a business on it. The logic of this is if a billion people see the name and they can remember and spell it, surely, they will be able to type it. If I have a company name that has a difficult name with no positive connotation, people will have a harder time remembering it. Thus, you much rather have it called something simple like “hope” or “wisdom”.
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Why Did He Buy Over 1.6 Billion Dollars of Bitcoin? : Interview with Michael Saylor MicroStrategy CEO ①

The single most important feature of Bitcoin is the fact that it is thermodynamically sound. Bitcoin is a closed thermodynamic system with no more than 21 million coins. You can't add or remove coins other than losing them. It's a deflationary system, and all you can do is add energy to it or take energy away from it. So, you can either heat it or cool it down. What is compelling about Bitcoin is that it is the first sound monetary network invented in the history of the world. I view it as a monetary energy network that can collect, store, and channel monetary energy and space over time without power loss. Energy means you could put money in it and hold it for a decade or 100 years. Over space means it's 1:1000 to 1:10 000 of the energy required to move gold or other sources of monetary energy. Therefore, it is a highly efficient monetary network. That's what's compelling.
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How is it working for a Crypto media platform? : Interview with Aaron van Wirdum Bitcoin Magazine ①

Working for a media platform in the Crypto space has been an interesting experience. I have been with Bitcoin Magazine for 5 years, and we have had some exciting years so far. We have seen a couple of price surges, all the scaling wars, and many phases more. Now, I have also drifted into the role of a historian, becoming a little bit of a Bitcoin historian. Thus, I would say I have changed and grown as a person and a writer. It's nice that I can drift into different types of areas. In that sense, the Bitcoin Magazine team has given me a lot of freedom to follow and write about my interests.
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The mechanism of Sim hijacking : Interview with Haseeb Awan

The most common way to be sim swapped is when someone contacts your wireless carrier and is able to convince the call center representative that they in fact are “you”. They use your personal data that's often exposed in hacks, data breaches, or information you publicly share on social networks, hence at worst dark or deep web. When the call center employee is convinced, they ask for switching the sim card linked to your phone number, and replace it with their sim card. Once your phone number is converted to a new sim card, all of your incoming calls and text messages will be diverted to the newly switched sim card that is in illicit hands.
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What is Supporting WBTC : Interview with Kiarash Mosayeri Product Manager at BitGo

WBTC is a product of BitGo, one of the oldest players in the industry. Kiarash Mosayeri, Product Manager at BitGo, explains what the WBTC product is all about, and how it is connected to other E...
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Birth of the Avalanche Protocol : Interview with Emin Gün Sirer Co-founder and CEO at Ava Labs

It all started from this paper that we received from a team known as Team Rocket, who had been working on novel consensus protocol.My students and I were already exploring lighter weight protocols than Nakamoto and Classical consensus to find unique approaches nobody had explored before, but that could still provide the same guarantees as Bitcoin. We reviewed the paper draft from Team Rocket, and quickly realized that we were on to a big breakthrough.Avalanche didn’t rely on proof-of-work or mining, but used probabilistic consensus based on sub-sampling. It could be secure and predictable like Bitcoin, but didn’t suffer the centralization or performance trade-off inherent in Classical consensus approaches.