Bitcoin – what the hell?

The source of many conversations these days. Bitcoin has been going crazy for the past few months, since it’s creation it has pretty much doubled every year until 2017. At the time of writing it’s at $11,200, I spoke with my sister about it only a few weeks ago and it was roughly half of that.

There are many opinions on it and not surprisingly plenty critics from the traditional banking world but given the security and lack of input from governments out-with regulators it has many positives.

You can’t use it for micro transactions, you can’t buy a can of Diet Coke or a holiday with it. You could say that you can’t really use gold to buy either of the above too though.

To me it kind of feels like the gold rush days or the early days when they struck oil. Where normal people could go out and make something happen. The difference being that there is no other use for a cryptocurrency, but I suppose that is the exact same with any currency. It doesn’t really exist apart from in our heads, that’s probably the only place it needs to exist.

The world is changing so fast in so many different ways, most of which is our perceptions of what is actually possible. It’s unseen and completely unknown, it’s risky but it’s exciting. Do we want to deny it or do we want to just buy a ticket, or as many as we can afford to lose and jump on this rollercoaster where we can’t see through the tunnel.

It seems like a bubble, but how long do bubbles usually last? Is there still time? Or are we at the cliff with a blindfold?

A blog a day everyday

The gauntlet has been thrown down.

I’m going to write one blog post every single day, come rain, hail or shine.

There won’t be any overall theme, it will be made up of whatever is going on in my head at that given time.

I can’t promise it will be entertaining but at least for me I can come back in a fortnight and look at what I deemed as a worthy thought at the time.

Making, just making!

It’s the easiest thing to just consume in this day and age. There is a market for near enough everything.

We no longer need to be at home or have a chunky laptop to consume TV programs. We can walk into any shop and there is an im entire aisle solely for sweets.

Too much indulgence in sweet things and filling every moment of spare time watching Netflix in the house, YouTube on the bus, and Instagram on the toilet can easily lead to an unhappy existence where we can’t even come close to competing with the manufactured lifestyles we consume.

Far better to produce, get building, make something. Make something happen, whether it be in your personal life or your professional career.

Make a new bond with a stranger.

Make a shed in the garden to allow you to make more things.

Make your wife, husband, partner the sole focus of your next week.

Make up a new blog.

Make a website.

Make a podcast.

Make a short film.