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We're two Australians living in Guadalajara, Mexico - a beautiful country with a bad reputation. That's the Paradise Paradox. We're knowledge soldiers, educating the masses, or at least asking uncommon questions.

We're two Australians living in Guadalajara, Mexico - a beautiful country with a bad reputation. That's the Paradise Paradox. We're knowledge soldiers, educating the masses, or at least asking uncommon questions.
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We're two Australians living in Guadalajara, Mexico - a beautiful country with a bad reputation. That's the Paradise Paradox. We're knowledge soldiers, educating the masses, or at least asking uncommon questions.




Patreon Screws Itself - Cryptonomics

Patreon has blocked YouTuber Sargon of Akkad for dropping N bombs, calling it hate speech. Now many customers and creators are leaving Patreon even if they don't like Sargon. Turns out when it comes to people spending their money, they don't like being Patreon-ised. Purchase a Trezor to keep your crypto safe: Please upvote on Steemit: Website: Facebook:...


Magic Mushroom Messages - Interview with 434

Since the dawn of man, and maybe a few hours before, people have been using psychedelic substances to expand their consciousness, give them a greater perspective, and get in touch with something divine. Psilocybe mushrooms, peyote and other substances were seen as holy, a sacrament, a way to connect something deep within us. These days, many might consider that superstition, but as the public discourse and awareness of psychedelics grow, more people are talking about the sacraments'...


Get Rich, Save Money - Cryptonomics

If you want to invest in crypto or stocks or even your own business, you need to get capital first. I know from experience that saving small amounts of money every week can add up over the years. But you gotta find that money to save, to put that money into a fund to buy your own financial freedom, and it all starts with paying yourself first, being conscious of your money, learning restraint, and being grateful. You Need A Budget review:...


I was deported from Mexico

In 2017, Kurt was deported from Mexico for overstaying his tourist card, serving as a warning to all those ex-pats who let their papers lapse. In the detention centre, he met many fascinating characters, a kind drug-dealing hippie, a Romanian credit card fraudster, many Central Americans and many Indian gentlemen, trying to get to the United States to earn an honest living. In this episode Kurt is joined by former Paradise Paradoxian, Mr. Aaron Battle, and we discuss being deported,...


Financially Free in 4 Years? - Cryptonomics

Is it possible to become financially free within 4 years, the same amount of time it takes to complete a university degree? Maybe. In December 2018, the crypto market is lower than it's been in 16 months. That will send many running, but for contrarians looking for an opportunity, it looks great. Of course, to take advantage, you need to be careful with your money. Pay yourself first, tighten your purse strings, and remember your legacy. Then, glory may await you on the other side. Little...


How I Got My Bitcoins Back - Cryptonomics

In March 2017, I lost all of my bitcoin on a Brazilian exchange. After 20 months of mixed emotions, frustration, confusion and peace, I finally got my bitcoins back. Let me tell you the story on this exciting episode of Cryptonomics! Purchase a Trezor to keep your crypto safe: Please upvote on Steemit: Website: Facebook: YouTube:...


Money is Sacred - How I lost all my bitcoins - Cryptonomics

A lot of people believe that money is evil, or the love of money is the root of all evil. I don't believe that. In fact, I think the opposite. Money is actually sacred - it's this potent condensed form of energy which can be used to benefit people. Money is powerful, and it's beneficial to show it respect. Let me tell you a story about what happens when you don't show respect for money, about how I lost my bitcoins. By the way, I did end up getting my bitcoins back; it just took a really...


Bitcoin Is Too Hard To Use - UX in Crypto - Cryptonomics

Have you ever pulled on a door with a handle, only to realise it says "push"? What's the handle for? Have you ever had your washing machine lock its door on you, and then give you a really helpful message like "DOOR IS LOCKED"? People have these experiences all the time. Often they get frustrated. Sometimes they think "Aw geez I'm such a dummie for not knowing how to work this thing." But generally, it's not your fault. It's the fault of the designers for not keeping you in mind when they...


Crypto Crash! November 2018 - Cryptonomics

Months ago I talked about how to know when a market is overheated. It's a lot easier to tell when it's heated than when it's reaching bottom... People at the top are a lot louder, because they believe they're genius traders, they're rich and they've figured it all out. At the bottom, people aren't so public in admitting that they've lost thousands of dollars. So it gets quiet. And it has been quiet for the last month. Now with Bitcoin dropping again, it seems like nobody is even crying about...


Bitcoin Will NEVER Reach Mass Adoption - Cryptonomics

Bitcoin will never reach mass adoption - that's my case here. It's not because there's anything wrong with Bitcoin of itself. It's simply because Bitcoin isn't aiming for mass adoption. The Bitcoin team isn't focused on mass adoption, and maybe they never were. They're focused on something else - I don't know exactly what, something technical, some kind of engineering miracle. I know they're not focused on mass adoption, because mass adoption comes with user experience. The way you get...


Nobody cares about cryptocurrency - Cryptonomics

You might know that Bitcoin is money for the Internet, a system where no one person has the power to change the ledger. What you might not know is, why should you care? How is it going to help people escape poverty, find prosperity, to hold governments accountable, to push banks to reform or be forgotten? Let's talk about the potential that cryptocurrency has to change the future for regular people like you. Please upvote on Steemit: Website:...


Banksters vs Dash Treasury - Cryptonomics

A lot of people forget the reason Bitcoin and cryptocurrency were invented - to threaten the monopolies and oligopolies of central banks around the world which abuse their power. Like it or not, Bitcoin is threatening to banks. That's why a system of independent funding like the Dash treasury is so important, an autonomous system of funding which reduces the chance of moneymen moving in to take over an operation and direct it in a way which serves their interest, rather than ours. Please...


Do you believe in ghosts? Juan Galt

Have you ever seen a ghost? Can atheists believe in ghosts, or is it solely the domain of the faithful? In this episode, Kurt chats to Juan Galt about what apparitions mean, where they might come from, and what they could be if they're not literal spiritual entities. They also share a few personal stories of seeing weird things in the night. Juan can't help you exorcise your house, but he can help you get started with Bitcoin or cryptocurrency in general. Reach out to Juan Galt on Twitter....


Bitcoin is GREED - Economist Nouriel Roubini - Cryptonomics

Last week, Nouriel Roubini, professor of economics at NYU's Stern School of Business wrote an article about cryptocurrency, explaining how it's all about greed. It's true, crypto is about greed, but that's not all it's about. Cryptocurrency is a movement and technology with many people involved, some with idealistic motives, and some more nefarious. Roubini's piece is littered with truths, half-truths and mis-truths, as I break down in this episode of Cryptonomics. Original article:...


Bitcoin Mass Adoption with Juan Galt

For years people have been asking when Bitcoin is going to reach mass adoption, and though the market has expanded a lot, there still hasn't been a lot of use in day-to-day commerce. In this episode I talk to Juan Galt about the lack of user experience in cryptocurrency, the projects which have the best user experience such as Dash and Steem, and what kind of UX we can expect in coming years. Please upvote on Steemit: Website:


Practical Bitcoin Maximalist with Juan Galt - Episode 198

Juan Galt is a cryptocurrency journalist and consultant, who guides Bitcoin newbies to correct security practices. He's given a few presentations at Anarchapulco, and he formerly covered crypto for The Dollar Vigilante's newsletter. Juan lived in Colombia, then Canada, then Acapulco, and now he's travelling the world. I managed to get a hold of him over Skype, finding him in beautiful Prague. A few weeks ago, Juan tweeted: "Bitcoin Maximalism is a reactive, defensive, pragmatic mindset to...


Why Bitcoin Is Still King - Juan Galt - Cryptonomics

In the cryptocurrency market, anybody with a laptop, a little coding knowledge and a dream can invent a new asset, programming a financial instrument from their garage, scaring the pants off of regulators like the SEC, and many banks. That's why it's so popular among libertarians - it's liberty money. However, freedom also comes with responsibility. A free market with little oversight and no system of redress leads to widespread scams and other shady projects. There are many ways to address...


Is Crypto Dead? Qs 4 Crypto

I saw a question on Quora recently: Is this the end of cryptocurrencies?, accompanied by a link to a quote from Ethereum founder, Vitalik Buderin saying "There isn’t an opportunity for yet another 1,000-times growth in anything in the space anymore." It's funny to think that, without the chance of 100,000% gains, it seems like anything interesting about crypto is over. Most people playing the stock market would be ecstatic with even a 100% gain. The truth is, there are still many...


Crypto-Hustler Mentality - Cryptonomics

In 'Post Office', Bukowski's girlfriend tells him to get a job, and he responds "Any damn fool can beg up a job. It takes a wise man to make it without working. Out here we call it 'hustling'." In movies and novels, adventurers, rogues and hustlers are glamourised, representing something desireable and unattainable. In the real world, people judge and marginalise them, calling them "dreamers" or even "bums". Every day, these people dance through cracks in the system, finding value and...


Losing half a mill and staying cool - Luis Fernando Mises - Cryptonomics

In this interview, "Emancipated Human" Luis Fernando Mises explains the things he focused on after a tragic loss - losing his best friend and $400,000 at once. It's always going to be tough, but with confidence in your own skills, the support of your loved ones, and the knowledge that you can always rebuild, life becomes a lot less stressful. Emancipated Human: DFiles - Crypto in Venezuela:!/v/eftnow/wia9ytgo Bobaphet on Steemit:...