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The Yield Curve Has Inverted
March 27, 2019
The yield curve is an important thing to watch for if you are trying to understand what’s going to happen with the economy and the inverted yield curve usually means that we’re about a year from the next recession. Let’s dig a bit deeper in this subject in order to understand what it means for us and what can we do about it.
The Future of Payments
March 2, 2019
Payments are building blocks of our society and we started transacting value long before we were able to read or write. The early payment methods were inefficient but we kept improving our technologies and now we have payment cards that allow us to pay for goods and services from any place in the world. Unfortunately, our current payment methods are not flawless but it looks like we’ll be able to solve many of their issues pretty soon. So, what’s wrong with payment cards in the first place?
Cost of Living in Phuket
January 27, 2019
Thailand has been a popular destination for the remote workforce in the last decade, mostly because it can offer a good mix of warm weather, reasonable prices and welcoming culture. There are many countries with similar climate and cheaper prices but their infrastructure is usually pretty bad so they might not have well-equipped hospitals, big shopping malls, high-speed Internet connection and so on.
Smartphone Lifespan and Pricing
November 14, 2018
As an Android developer, I’ve been passionate about smartphones for quite a while. It always seemed to me that I should update my smartphone every year or two in order to get all of the exciting new features that were constantly added to the mobile platforms via the hardware upgrades and software enchantments but it seems like those old rules do not apply anymore.
Crypto Currencies as an Asset Class
November 5, 2018
Bitcoin, the world’s first crypto currency, had it’s 10th anniversary just a few days ago. It’s price has risen from nearly zero to a whooping $20,000 per “coin”, although it went down from those all time highs and now it’s trading for about $6,500. As anyone would expect, such a phenomenon cannot avoid generating a lot of drama and controversy.