Founded on September 26 2017, 2018 has been the first full year of operation for no gradient. Let's see what went down.
Do not let the things that you love be torn apart by others: make peace with the distance.
Update: The Yang2020 campaign appears to no longer be accepting cryptocurrency donations. A partner of mine filled out the form in December 2018 and never heard back. If you have any information please contact me here. In July 2018 Andrew Yang's campaign made headlines (the original story I linked to was removed but is still available … Continue reading Yang2020 Presidential Campaign and how not to Accept Cryptocurrency
Intro The Federal Reserve recently published its first financial stability report, which summarizes the Fed’s framework for assessing the state of the US financial system and presents the Fed’s current evaluation. This is important because the findings outlined in the Fed report are used in the design of future stress tests on the nation’s largest … Continue reading The Results are in, the US Financial System is Stable
Justin Dunn- previous podcast guest- debuts the new no gradient look as he competes in the 49th annual World Series of Poker No-Limit Hold'em Championship in beautiful, hot, transactional, Las Vegas, Nevada. Qualifying by winning a smaller tournament, he has survived day one and starts today with 16.5k in chips. We talked game plan and … Continue reading no gradient 2.0 Debuts at the World Series of Poker
Investing is becoming ever more commoditized with the rise of index funds and passive strategies, forcing financial institutions to differentiate themselves on user experience. The Old Guard institutions like Black Rock and Vanguard were built in an age when user experience was not a priority. The New Guard institutions, often called "robo-advisors" like Betterment and … Continue reading Robo-Advisors Eat the Old Guard’s Lunch
Brothers and sisters, I'm pumped to announce that the no gradient podcast has hit 1,000 unique downloads. I've talked with a marathon world record holder, a shamanic healer, a Marxist who tried to join the marines, a married couple in an open relationship, and just plain great conversationalists. Seriously, thank you to everyone who has … Continue reading 1000 Podcast Downloads, We Doing It
Project Treble is the biggest re-architecture of Android since it was born, and Google announcing that the Android P beta will be supported by nearly a dozen smartphones is the clearest indication yet that it is working. The following shows the one year adoption rate of each version of Android: 50.6%, Gingerbread … Continue reading Project Treble, Coming into its Own
For every popular phenomenon there is an equal and opposite group of detractors. This creates a positive feedback loop where the promoters become more fervent in their support as the detractors become more fervent in the opposite, and vice versa. This leaves us with two irrational groups. Blockchain is no different. The delusionists on one … Continue reading Of Delusionists and Blochaters
The Economist - The 24 hour news cycle is exhausting and superficial. Published once a week, The Economist takes a step back covering events and trends shaping our world. It's coverage of the United States is particularly impartial given it is based overseas. Benedict Evans Newsletter - There is a lot of noise in tech related news. … Continue reading Publications