About Me


I am a software developer from the Sacramento, California region, and originally from the San Francisco Bay Area. I specialize in blockchain technology, mobile applications, and web applications.

I own and operate several small businesses.

I would describe myself as a lifelong learner. I believe very strongly in education, regardless of where it comes from. I believe very strongly in being honest and forthcoming. I believe only in creating mutually beneficial relationships.

Blockchain technology is my current strongest interest and focus. Sorry, I am not available to work on your project, but that doesn't mean I don't want to hear from you. I am always open to discussing projects or chatting about the possibility of future collaborations.

Blockchain and Cryptocurrency


How I Became Involved

I first heard about Bitcoin in 2009 or 2010, but I dismissed it as just another digital currency. It wasn't until 2011 that I realized what Bitcoin was, understood it's true potential, and took a strong interest.

I spent some time working with the Bitcoin Core team to fix issues and had some interesting late night IRC arguments with them. I began mining Bitcoin and invested when it was $2.00. My intent was to hold this investment until retirement. I lost everything in the MtGox collapse of 2013.

In 2016 I became very interested in Ethereum. In 2017 I became involved in the ZenCash community, and also took an interest in Cardano. I began blogging on Quora about cryptocurrency, became one of the top 10 cryptocurrency writers in just a few weeks, and reached 300k views in a few months. I'm currently working on multiple blockchain related projects.

Why I'm Involved

Monetary gain is not my primary motivation. I don't expect to become an overnight billionaire or have a Lamborghini collection. I believe in the potential of the technology.

The distributed blockchain technology pioneered by Bitcoin can be summarized in a single word: "truth". This is the first technology that is insusceptible to the corrupt nature of man. Data can be reliably stored in a way that cannot be easily manipulated, changed, or corrupted. This has the potential to radically change the world for the better.

The central banking systems of the world are completely and hopelessly corrupted. They have cheated billions of people out of trillions of dollars, and continue to fund wars for the personal gain of a small and controlling minority. This corruption occurs invisibly and silently as governments spend money recklessly without accountability. Cryptocurrency may one day defund these actions and put a stop to the endless wars with fictitious enemies.

When To Reach Out

I'm currently involved in multiple blockchain related projects and communities. Sorry, I am not available to work on your project, but that doesn't mean I don't want to hear from you. I'm actively searching for other individuals who share a genuine interest. There are too few of us, and we need to work together. I am always open to discussing projects or chatting about the possibility of future collaborations.

Personal Bio


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Origins

I was born in San Francisco, California. I grew up in Marin County. I lived in Oakland for a brief period. I lived and worked in San Francisco until 2012. I now live and work in the Sacramento region.

Personality

I prefer small circles of strong relationships. I dislike fickle interactions. I find small talk to be very boring. I'm generally very direct. I've been described as both the "nicest guy in the world" and a complete a-hole. My Myers-Briggs personality type is INTJ.

Occupation and Work Principles

I am a software developer specializing in blockchain technology, mobile applications, and web applications. My career was born out of a hobby. It is what I enjoy doing. I have no intention of ever retiring. I will continue to work until I'm no longer able to do so. If I was to win the lottery today, I would start 10 new companies tomorrow.

I own and operate several small businesses.

Interests: Computers and Technology

I began dismantling computers in grade school. At age 13 I began programming videogames using ZZT. At age 14 I built my first website in pure HTML and set up my first Linux web server. At age 16 I completed my first full computer program using Pascal. My hobby naturally progressed to a career in software development in mobile and web applications. I've also experimented with augmented reality, drones, and IoT.

Interests: Economics and Politics

I started investing in 2008 right before the crash and begun studying economics immediately after the crash. I started listening to countless hours of economic podcasts, including many by Peter Schiff. I quickly came to the realization that everything I had been taught about economics made absolutely no sense at all. I believe that Austrian economics are imperfect, but still the best long-term strategy. I believe that Keynesian economics are insane.

I started listening to Ron Paul and became a Libertarian. I believe that many of the Libertarian ideals are imperfect, but I believe it is the most fair and just system that works with human nature.

I became aware of and involved with Bitcoin in 2011.

Interests: Health, Fitness, and Environment

I've been health conscientious most of my life, but much more so in the past few years. I've eliminated 99% of conventional processed foods from my diet. I stick primarily to local, biodynamic, organic, and pesticide-free foods. I personally research all farms from where meat is purchased from.

I am an avid fan of Tony Horton's workouts. I've been using P90X3 and 22 Minute Hard Corps for several years. I attempt to do some form of exercise every single day.

You cannot live a healthy life in an unhealthy environment. I vote in favor of environmental conservation whenever it makes sense. I write letters and e-mails to corporations. I donate to environmentally friendly related charities.

Principles and Philosophies

I would describe myself as a lifelong learner. I believe very strongly in education, regardless of where it comes from. I believe our current education system is broken, and that self-motivation is the key to learning anything. The Internet has made an endless supply of information available to everyone. Those who are unwilling to take advantage of this are quickly making themselves obsolete.

I believe only in creating mutually beneficial relationships. If a relationship is detrimental for one of the parties then it must end.

I believe very strongly in being honest and forthcoming. I will give honest opinions to benefit the situation even if it is not what the other party wants to hear. In several cases, this has meant that I talked a potential client out of a bad idea and lost business.

Where to Find Me


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How to Contact Me


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