I thought there may be some discussion of cryptocurrency around here, maybe even a subforum. I'm not here to shill coins, although I do have a few favorites that I'm hopeful for.
Who else around these parts is interested in cryptocurrency? This bull run has been fascinating. I bought a little BTC (very little) a few years back, it's many x'ed since then, although I bought in higher than where we were this time a year ago.
Here are two projects that I think are good ones:
1) Algorand. This is a project that stemmed from MIT's Turing Award winning researcher Silvio Micali. It also has a Nobel-laureate in economics on the advisory panel - Paul Milgrom. The tech looks good. I've completed a few crypto transactions on BTC's network and ERC-20, and when I completed a transaction on Algorand's network, I pushed a fair amount of chips in. Then the price plummeted. Oh well - they have a native wallet and I'm earning around 7% Algos through I guess 2030. So that's pretty neat. The fear here is that they purposefully suppress the price (since you want cheap transactions), and that it may turn out to be a lackluster investment. I can't help but think that Milgrom and Co will make sure that the retail stakers are taken care of.
2) Hedera Hashgraph and its native cryptocurrency HBAR. This one is probably still considerably undervalued, trading under 15 cents right now. The hope among the community is $20 in 10 years. The technology is pretty amazing, although I fear that it may be too far ahead of its time. Hashgraph isn't blockchain, and it answers some problems that seem intrinsic to blockchain. I think this is going to be a nice slow burn in the distributed ledger technology space, and I'm really hoping it catches on!
So who else is interested? Are you holding?