The timeless question — revisited and updated for current times

Growing up, people of my generation (that’s Gen X, by the way) were taught that our priority should always be to pay off any debt before doing, well, anything really. It was considered even better if it could be avoided completely in the first place.

Society at the time mirrored…

CBDCs create more societal problems than they solve

When Satoshi Nakamoto, creator of Bitcoin, hit the “run” button for his new invention for the first time in early 2009, he probably had no idea how much he was about to change the world.

Or perhaps, given the incredible amount of foresight built into the design, he actually did…

And does it actually matter?

This research piece was sponsored by Luno Global, a platform that allows users to buy, save and manage cryptocurrencies.

Six and a half years after Satoshi Nakamoto unleashed Bitcoin onto an unsuspecting world, Vitalik Buterin launched a new form of cryptocurrency called “ether.”

This was nothing new in many ways…

At first it’s about $$$. Then, it’s about the future.

[Reminder: None of the opinions expressed in this piece should be construed as financial advice. Please do your own research]

This is one of those articles that a certain DIY company would insist “does exactly what it says on the tin.”

Bitcoin is a powerful asset, and one that has…

Grumpy old man, die hard fan or simply misunderstood?

On my son’s 14th birthday in January this year, my partner and I presented him with a piece of paper promising a trip to Aylesbury to see the eighties band OMD.

Now this might seem an odd choice for a modern day 14 year old, but since our children have…

Is going all-in on fiat currency really a good idea in the modern era?

So, for the umpteenth time in several years, I find myself writing the words “China has banned Bitcoin” yet again.

Each time I usually add something along the lines of “and this time they mean it” just to emphasize the point.

This time, however, they really, truly do.

No, really.

What we know

Challenges remain, but it’s time to retire the clichés

Recently, I wrote an article about a couple of scenarios that could, theoretically at least, have the power to stop Bitcoin.

Right at the start, I dismissed most of them, because although they were once considered possible, they are probably not viable at this stage.

Inevitably, this lead to a…

Jason Deane

I blog on things I am passionate about: Bitcoin, writing, money, life’s crazy turns and being a dad. Lover of learning, family and cheese. (

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