World-class Cryptocurrency Analysis

Chris Kleeschulte
Analysis from a old-school crypto investor
Created 23 May 2021
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  • What Do We Want in a Lightning Network Wallet?
    04 Nov 2021 • 5 min read • 1 0
    Choosing a cryptocurrency wallet is the most important decision the average HODLer can make, bar none. Sadly, most allow custodians such as crypto exchanges, e.g. Binance, Coinbase, etc. to have full ...
  • Monitoring the Lightning Network
    22 Oct 2021 • 5 min read
    Although I’ve been very critical of the Lightning Network, I feel it is very important for me to do extensive deep dives on the Lightning Network implementation as it exists circa October 2021. I beli...
  • Adam Back Visits BitPay
    26 Aug 2021 • 2 min read • 1 0
    This isn’t breaking news, this visit happened in 2016. I am writing about it now because this was very significant to me from many different standpoints. I had the privilege of speaking with this gent...
  • Lightning Network Q&A
    25 Aug 2021 • 5 min read • 1 0
    It is not often that I receive constructive feedback regarding my criticism of second layer networks. When I do, I always spend some time doing research on the points raised. Most of the feedback is b...
  • The Stages of the Cryptocurrency Enthusiast
    24 Aug 2021 • 7 min read • 1 0
    I’ve been non-casually observing the cryptocurrency ecosystem since 2010. At some point along the way, I began to see patterns emerge again and again. Some are utterly hilarious, but all are interesti...
  • Why becoming a Lightning Network user is not a good idea in the long term.
    23 Aug 2021 • 6 min read
    In another Substack article, I laid out my case for why the Lightning Network (LN) (or any second tier network) is bad for the future of Bitcoin. In this article, I dive a bit deeper on why becoming a...
  • Will the Lightning Network be good for the future of Bitcoin?
    23 Aug 2021 • 8 min read
    tl;dr The Lightning Network will not be good for the future of Bitcoin, all things considered. The arbitrary block size constraints placed on the network by a small faction of stakeholders cause marke...
  • Contrarian Analysis of Bitcoin from a fan of Bitcoin
    23 May 2021 • 1 min read
    I worked with this extraordinary individual while I was at BitPay. Let’s just call him Alan. Because he was my manager, we had one on one meetings. During these meetings, we would put great value on r...
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