Real estate is the biggest asset class. When you combine predictable cash flow, value appreciation, inflation fighting, and investment return, its hard to beat real estate. But finally there is fundamental shift in real estate investment that will make it better and more inclusive.

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Pizza menu ready. Popcorn, chips, salsa, cookies, Häagen-Dazs in multiple flavours, lock and loaded. Beer is on hand but we will probably need something more industrialized — the brownie guy. Check.

The great political experiment that is America is about to enter the final stages of a nail-biting election. What does it mean for democracy, the cherished offspring of the ancient Greek pathos? But I tell you what. I don’t care whom you voted for but my hats off to those who have stood for hours in the long lines to cast their ballots.

The Oxford dictionary defines Democracy as, “control of an organization or group by the majority of its members.” In a way, that is what the crypto movement is all about. An experiment of finance based on decentralized and open consensus by the people for the people. …


Real estate is the biggest asset class. When you combine predictable cash flow, value appreciation, inflation fighting, and investment return, its hard to beat real estate. But finally there is fundamental shift in real estate investment that will make it better and more inclusive.

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Pizza menu ready. Popcorn, chips, salsa, cookies, Häagen-Dazs in multiple flavours, lock and loaded. Beer is on hand but we will probably need something more industrialized — the brownie guy. Check.

The great political experiment that is America is about to enter the final stages of a nail-biting election. What does it mean for democracy, the cherished offspring of the ancient Greek pathos? But I tell you what. I don’t care whom you voted for but my hats off to those who have stood for hours in the long lines to cast their ballots.

The Oxford dictionary defines Democracy as, “control of an organization or group by the majority of its members.” In a way, that is what the crypto movement is all about. An experiment of finance based on decentralized and open consensus by the people for the people. …


Recent announcements by PayPal and Asian bank DBS signals that the institutional players are making big forays into crypto. But there is still a big caveat about the PayPal offering.

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American rock band Ok Go masters the optical illusions

My stylist, Cinta, was sitting next to me at the front of the conference. She couldn’t resist the endless foo foo re-touching of my hair. She was just nervous as she is the next scheduled speaker — the owner of San Francisco’s renowned Cinta Salon.

It’s April 2000 and the Viral Marketing Conference is a SF Bay Area who’s who of movers and shakers in the dotcom space. Besides Cinta, other notable speakers included Steve Jurvetson of VC firm, Draper Fisher Jurvetson, and Craig Newmark of Craigslist. Even Apple’s ex-CEO couldn’t make the cut. All the star-powered people want to speak at my conference, said Jennifer Kaplan, the VP of Biz Dev at Gazooba, as she shuffled his index card into the trash pile. …


Recent announcements by PayPal and Asian bank DBS signals that the institutional players are making big forays into crypto. But there is still a big caveat about the PayPal offering.

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American rock band Ok Go masters the optical illusions

My stylist, Cinta, was sitting next to me at the front of the conference. She couldn’t resist the endless foo foo re-touching of my hair. She was just nervous as she is the next scheduled speaker — the owner of San Francisco’s renowned Cinta Salon.

It’s April 2000 and the Viral Marketing Conference is a SF Bay Area who’s who of movers and shakers in the dotcom space. Besides Cinta, other notable speakers included Steve Jurvetson of VC firm, Draper Fisher Jurvetson, and Craig Newmark of Craigslist. Even Apple’s ex-CEO couldn’t make the cut. …


Ever get that sinking “oh-shit!” feeling in your stomach? Getting your private key either stolen or lost will do it. Take this good practical advice. It is simple, will make you sleep better at night, and can save you a lot of abdominal discomfort.

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Helicopters crammed with armed, security personnel hover above the building, while the rooftops of adjacent buildings are decked with specially trained sharpshooters. Meanwhile down at the street level, more armed guards and police units encircled the building in concentric rings. Police cars and motorcycle units line the streets from the building.

An entourage of SUV’s are stationed with dark, sunglassed security talking into their techcom headsets. This is a big deal but the commotion is not for the President, or a VIP of any kind. The building’s main tenant is the Trust Company Bank. Are the Royal Jewels making a visit? …


Ever get that sinking “oh-shit!” feeling in your stomach? Getting your private key either stolen or lost will do it. Take this good practical advice. It is simple, will make you sleep better at night, and can save you a lot of abdominal discomfort.

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Helicopters crammed with armed, security personnel hover above the building, while the rooftops of adjacent buildings are decked with specially trained sharpshooters. Meanwhile down at the street level, more armed guards and police units encircled the building in concentric rings. Police cars and motorcycle units line the streets from the building.

An entourage of SUV’s are stationed with dark, sunglassed security talking into their techcom headsets. This is a big deal but the commotion is not for the President, or a VIP of any kind. The building’s main tenant is the Trust Company Bank. Are the Royal Jewels making a visit? …


DeFi platforms are gaining in popularity, particularly in lending and borrowing such as Compound and Curve. But is the DeFi craze already over?

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Disclaimer: The article is meant solely for educational purposes only and is not intended for use as an investment directive. By viewing any material or using the information within this page you agree that this is general education material and you will not hold any person or entity responsible for loss or damages resulting from the content.

The DeFi Index Perpetual Futures (DEFI-PERP), a basket of popular DeFi coins, is trading at about 1923 points at the time of this writing, which is about the level when it started its late August meteoric rise. …


Synthetix, Curve, Sushi, Compound, Balancer and Uniswap are pushing the envelope of DeFi with explosive yields and innovation like liquidity pool, yield farming, rebasing, automated market making. This article will explain some of the new terms and demystify DeFi.

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Disclaimer: The article is meant solely for educational purposes only and is not intended for use as an investment directive. By viewing any material or using the information within this page you agree that this is general education material and you will not hold any person or entity responsible for loss or damages resulting from the content.

The familiar, unmistakable, clacking sound of tiles reverberates throughout countless neighborhoods from Havana to New York to Hong Kong. …


Synthetix, Curve, Sushi, Compound, Balancer, Uniswap are pushing the envelope of DeFi with explosive yields and innovation like liquidity pool, yield farming, rebasing, automated market making. This article will explain some of the new terms and demystify DeFi.

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Disclaimer: The article is meant solely for educational purposes only and is not intended for use as an investment directive. By viewing any material or using the information within this page you agree that this is general education material and you will not hold any person or entity responsible for loss or damages resulting from the content.

The familiar, unmistakable, clacking sound of tiles reverberates throughout countless neighborhoods from Havana to New York to Hong Kong. Wherever four or more Chinese are together, constituting a quorum of 4 “legs”, an unyielding force compels them to “open a table”, parlance for starting a mahjong game. …


Whiteboards plaster the walls of many businesses showing complex diagrams and models next to which folks are romanticising scholarly debates over coffee and tea. Meanwhile your competition is having your lunch.

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Leslie had an incensed look like she was going to kill me as I stood nervously on the other side of her desk. With no one to blame and nowhere to hide, this was the utmost nakedness I had ever experienced. And now my boss was about to grill and roast me alive. Death seemed too easy for the hook I was on, but without an open window in Leslie’s office, even that imagery was beyond my comprehension.

If my memory serves me correctly, not that I would want to, I had created a database model for marketing survey data. More than halfway through several weeks of data inputting, I learned that the model could not accept certain multi-value inputs. The paper surveys were hand entered by respondents, so there was no way to determine the survey ranges without an extensive analysis prior to inputting. …

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Edward Wong

Co-founder QuantDart. Co-founder Shanghai Futures Exchange. Former Treasury Architect at the Federal Reserve. World Champion Spicy Eater. Cat lady.

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