What I'm Thinking

The results for the 6th Stellar Build Challenge have been announced, and my project has earned an honorable mention!

A quick summary for those who don’t know what the Stellar Build Challenge is: the SBC is a development competition held every couple of months. Developers build or improve projects related to Stellar over the timespan of about a month. Submissions can include libraries, applications, and tokens on the Stellar network.

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I’m not gonna lie, the last two months were brutal. However, I expanded my holdings and dollar-cost averaged my way down with the market. Right now, I am mostly content with the coins I’m holding, and I believe that all of them have a great chance of recovering their prices. After all, simply hodling won’t cut it in this bear market—I had to make sure that what I put my money in is fundamentally solid.

The proportions are based on fiat value as of April 6.

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On Hodling
23 March 2018

Thumbnail by Chris Record Vlogs on YouTube.
Thumbnail by Chris Record Vlogs on YouTube.

The word “hodl” is virtually synonymous with the ethos of the cryptocurrency community. Originally a typo in a 2013 BitcoinTalk thread, it has since become a rallying cry in the face of extreme market volatility. It has also spread to popular culture, with John Oliver recently featuring the phrase in an episode dedicated to cryptocurrencies. Even a parody of “Gucci Gang” has been made in honor of this word.

The hodlers’ strategy is simple: they simply hold their cryptocurrency coins indefinitely and never try to guess the best time to sell based on short-term market trends. This strategy has proven largely effective thus far; everyone who bought Bitcoin at least two years ago and hodl’ed until now would’ve enjoyed a 20x gain or greater in USD value.

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My Gitconfig Aliases
10 March 2018

Often I find myself typing the same Git commands over and over again. Rather than waste extra keystrokes on these commands, I made this gitconfig with the help of the Internet to save time. I’ve been using this since last summer, and I hope you find this useful.

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I'm Verified on BAT!
15 February 2018

As of this month, I am a verified publisher on Brave! That means that if you visit my blog with the Brave Browser, you can support my blog with the Basic Attention Token cryptocurrency.

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