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MMM #7: The Bitcoin Religion

Here’s to the Crazy Ones! Apple removes Blockchain from their App store. Gavin Andresen’s PSA Garrick Hileman, Bitcoin Evangelist The importance of the Satoshi Myth Shortcoin.io/genesis is the Bitcoin Address holding the first 50 bitcoins ever created. Satoshi’s Paper bitcoin.org/bitcoin.pdf Tool: WalletHQ.com USPS Considers Bitcoin Exchange GURU: Roger Ver MTGOX Woes Bitcoin Address Shortener bit.co.in/mmm Bitcoin [...]

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Tue, February 11 2014 » Blog, Podcasts » Comments Off

New: Donate via Stealth Address

Remember I mentioned Stealth Addresses on episode 4? Well, now they are a reality (at least on Mac). Here’s my Stealth Address: SxuQMejicu5RjnYVBzueVMmdrPqbvVsZ8pHmFNALt9LHv3wEAJbhYP Here’s info on where to find the Mac Client. Simply copy my stealth address into the Mac Client. Generate a Bitcoin Address and a Nonce. Use your Bitcoin wallet to send a [...]

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Sat, February 1 2014 » Bitcoin, Blog, Tips » Comments Off

It is Official. MMM Won!

Was notified earlier today that Mad Money Machine did indeed win the Let’s Talk Bitcoin Podcast Contest!  Thank YOU so much everyone that listened and voted. Judging by the high quality of the other contestants, it is a real honor to be voted the winner. I spoke with Adam shortly. He congratulated me, said they [...]

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Sun, January 12 2014 » Announcements, Blog » Comments Off

WOW! I Think MMM Just Won!

It is certainly an early morning here in the Bitcoin Bunker and the blockchain hath no secrets. The Let’s Talk Bitcoin Podcast Contest just ended at 12:00 midnight PST, which is 3AM here on the east coast. It looks like Mad Money Machine will come out the winner.  Even though two other shows are indicating [...]

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Sun, January 12 2014 » Announcements, Bitcoin, Blog » Comments Off

I Pledge to Not Vote Myself the Prize

Less than 40 hours to go: The Let’s Talk Bitcoin Podcast Competition ends 3AM EST this Sunday. I’m proud to say that, at the moment, Mad Money Machine leads both in total amount (113.6 mBTC) and total number of transactions (46). But the margin of lead over the next-highest show is only 2 mBTC. That’s [...]

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Fri, January 10 2014 » Announcements, Bitcoin, Blog » Comments Off

New for 2014: Mad Money Machine is all about BITCOIN!

It has taken me a while, but I have finally found something exciting to talk about again: Bitcoin! I really enjoyed hosting the Mad Money Machine podcast from 2005 through 2011 or so. But I got burnt out taking about investments, especially once I discovered that active trading was a losing proposition. Going on and on [...]

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Sun, December 1 2013 » Bitcoin, Blog » Comments Off

Here’s where I’ve been: Writing a Book!

  I’ve been writing a book since last September, and it will be available for purchase on September 17, 2012. It is called “The Original Counter-Argument.” And for the subtitle you’ll need to inhale some air: “The Founders’ Case Against the Constitution and Warnings of Despotism, Adapted for the 21st Century.” Quick synopsis: I’ve taken the [...]

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Mon, May 14 2012 » Announcements, Blog » Comments Off

Lazy Portfolio Analysis

This is the home of the Mad Money Machine Lazy Portfolio Analysis. The following table shows the returns of the Lazy Portfolios from the “Investment Professionals.” They are sorted by 5-year returns ending 2011. To see the contents of each portfolio, search for the portfolio name on this page. And now a different look at [...]

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Tue, February 28 2012 » Analysis, Announcements, Blog, Portfolio Smackdown » Comments Off

Lazy Portfolio Results, With Dividends

The dividend results are in, and I’ve updated the numbers, graphs, and tables. Not much change in the relative performance of the portfolios, but the year-end percentages did rise. And here is the table:  

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Wed, January 18 2012 » Analysis, Blog, Portfolio Smackdown » Comments Off

2011 Lazy Portfolio Results (Preliminary)

Another year bites the dust and Harry Browne once again wins. Here are the Lazy Portfolio Smackdown results for 2011. Note: these numbers are preliminary because mutual fund dividends have not yet been reported. So those lazy portfolios that hold mutual funds that pay dividends in mid to late December will probably end up about [...]

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Sat, December 31 2011 » Analysis, Blog, Portfolio Smackdown » Comments Off

Lazy Portfolios YTD Thru October

How do ya like ridin’ the roller coaster?  I prefer the Slow Train Comin’. Looks like the Permanent Portfolios are still victorious. Two months to go!     And for your tabular view:

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Tue, November 1 2011 » Analysis, Blog, Portfolio Smackdown » Comments Off