How technology that undermines the nation-state may fulfill Bible prophecy

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This post has three sections:

  1. Why I care about Bible prophecy.

Why I read the Bible

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Secretary Mnuchin’s Crypto Wallet Legislation

Regulation 1506-AB47 requires financial institutions to verify the identities of recipients and senders for transactions involving self-hosted crypto wallets or wallets that are not provided by a financial institution or service. Examples of such wallets include hardware wallets or a wallet running on a user’s computer.

Brian Armstrong, CEO of cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase, had tweeted about the regulation last week. He stated that it could have “unintended side effects” and that it would “kill many of the emerging use cases” for cryptocurrencies. Four US congressmen urged the Treasury Department to consult with Congress stating:

“Before Treasury issues midnight rules on…

What I wish I had known before making this choice

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I’ve rewritten this post several times over the years. It’s hard for me to present both sides fairly. I’m completely biased because I’ve been through it, so keep that in mind. This initial post does NOT describe how to cope with the aftermath of this choice. Here I’m trying to provide someone who is considering this operation with the knowledge I wish I had before the surgery. If this post has a positive response, then I’ll publish a followup where I describe how my life changed as a result of the surgery.

Disclosure: I’m not a doctor. This isn’t a…

Be an advocate for a better tomorrow empowered by blockchain

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Information is power

Information is power. The next big shift in society will be a data revolution. It will go beyond “being woke” about injustice in society to correcting injustice in society. We are not here to “call out” what’s wrong, we are here to fix it. Listen to what the President has said on this topic:

“This idea of purity and you’re never compromised and you’re always politically woke and all that stuff, you should get over that quickly. The world is messy. There are ambiguities. People who do really good stuff have flaws.”

“If I tweet that you didn’t do…

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This is how it feels to take a broken Coursera quiz


I decided to take Google’s Technical Support Fundamentals course online via Coursera because I wanted to encourage another close friend to finish this course. I’m at the end of week 4 and up to this point the content was very good. But as everyone knows, there’s nothing more frustrating than taking a multiple choice quiz when some of the answers on the quiz are wrong. Please Google Developers, Coursera, and Design@Coursera fix these questions.

Question 2

Discovering new insurance architecture by abandoning old assumptions

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Why TandaPay is new

GPT-3 reaches a remarkable conclusion about the nature of space, time and all reality

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If you want to access GPT-3 this is what you can do:

  1. Go to

My reason for selecting this prompt

I want to try to find the hardest thing I can think of and have GPT-3 respond to it. So I figure I’d give general relativity a go.

Initial prompt provided to GPT-3

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Don’t argue

When you are trying to win over the other side arguing is not the way.

Focus on their values and beliefs

Forget what you value and believe. Focusing on what is important to you will not allow you to convince others of anything. Find out what the other side values and leverage their values to show them that that their argument is in conflict with their own values and beliefs.

Case in point

Sometimes I hang out with people from diverse backgrounds. Two of my friends start arguing about pornography. The following question comes up, is pornography bad?

TandaPay can allow any community of people to submit and verify their own insurance claims locally within their group. The protocol was designed to provide a guaranteed attestation to outside parties as to the validity of an insurance claim. It excels as a system which provides outsiders a record as to how the community reached consensus on a claim’s validity. It can allow communities to verify the contents of a whistleblower claim while simultaneously providing anonymity to the whistleblower. If an invalid claim is approved for payment then the community should collapse. The protocol provides specific guarantees for a group’s…

Joshua Davis

Incentives architect for TandaPay

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