It’s okay to change your mind

Boutros Boutros-Ghali, the Egyptian politician and the sixth Secretary- General of the United Nations was absolutely right when he said “It is only a foolish man that doesn’t change his mind.”  When you discover your position or decision has been wrong concerning an issue, you shouldn’t waste time changing your mind. That was what Ray Dalio and Carl Icahn…

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Hold On…

If you are in the Bitcoin community, you will be familiar with HODL, one of the most common slang terms in cryptocurrency. It originated as a drunken misspelling of the world “hold” and it means you should not sell your Bitcoin during more volatile market movement time periods, when negative mainstream news cycles occur and other uneasy moments surrounding…

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Follow Jesus like a Bitcoin maximalist

A Bitcoin maximalist is someone who believes with unwavering conviction that Bitcoin is the only crytocurrency – in fact, currency – that will be needed in the future. Maximalists believe strongly that any cryptocurrency that is not Bitcoin is not only technically flawed, but morally questionable. Even when they know they could make more money holding another cryptocurrency, they…

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Never stop creating

Standing on the promenade at Umhlanga rocks beach on the last Freedom Day in South Africa, I took my time to observe the beautiful scenery around me including the light house and several buildings such as Beverly Hills, Umhlanga Sands Resolt and Peals of Umhlanga. I thought about the people that imagined and created the edifices. A quote by…

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Be a balanced risk taker

Before Archegos Capital lost $20billion and collapsed on the 26th of March 2021, most people in the investing community did not know about the family office capital management firm run by Bill Hwang. Hwang was the greatest trader we didn’t hear about. It was in 2013 when he got his first break after multiplying his $200 million hedge fund into…

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Investing in decentralization

I was introduced to share investing by Mr Bisi Odeleye (a chartered accountant and a stock broker) about 21 years ago. I had just completed my NYSC (Nigerian Youth Service Corp) at the time.  I remember visiting their stock broking firm in Lagos Island several times to purchase shares of companies listed on Nigerian Stock Exchange. I have also…

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Bitcoin defies critics with another banner year

Bitcoin just won’t go away. Since Bitcoin’s market capitalization reached $1bn in March 2013, there have been two cycles of spikes to record highs, followed by drawdowns of more than 80 percent. The king of cryptocurrency again had commentators and critics eating their words in 2020. It’s now time to accept it’s here to stay. Like Monty Python’s Black Knight,…

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Ethereum: Crypto’s ‘dark horse’

Bitcoin, a digital or virtual currency created in 2009 is without question the most important cryptocurrency. However, there are other cryptocurrencies that have performed better than the king of crpto in the last one year. Notable among them is the second most popular and largest digital currency, Ethereum. Launched in 2015, it enables SmartContracts and Distributed Applications (DApps) to…

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The role of blockchain in enabling elections

With allegations that the 2016 US election was rigged by Russia and President Trump making controversial claims of voter fraud through mail-in ballots few days ago, it is great to find out whether using blockchain technologies can provide a secure and unhackable record and help overcome the problem with traditional voting. First, what is this buzz word-blockchain?. It is…

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