Most would say it’s foolish. I don’t.

Bitcoin “coins” uncovered from dirt. A metaphor for “mining” bitcoin.
Bitcoin “coins” uncovered from dirt. A metaphor for “mining” bitcoin.
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I‘m Fascinated by Bitcoin

If you’re here, you probably already know that the main purpose of Bitcoin is as a peer-to-peer electronic cash system. You also know that a more popular use for the coin is to hold it as a store of value. But it’s the details that make it so fascinating. I won’t go too deep into the rabbit hole, but there are a couple of key points that I think you should keep in mind.

Bitcoin was built to combat inflation.

The most bitcoin to ever come into circulation is capped at twenty-one million coins. This introduces scarcity, as less is available to be mined. It also…


It’s all about your quality of life

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I tackled new adulthood the wrong way.

I thought I was off to a great start. I had a student credit card and was working to pay for the classes I took at a community college. Then I fell into a bad couple of years (OK so maybe it was closer to a decade). Part of it is my fault and at the same time, a lot of it isn’t. I won't give you a life story but the point I’m making is that we all have a lot of events in our life that make for negative changes. Some are avoidable, and others aren’t.

Some of…


Avoid wasting time when learning new skills.

A person on their laptop complacently watching tutorials
A person on their laptop complacently watching tutorials
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I started my journey to become a software developer seven years ago. Considering there are many people that become developers in six months or less, this is a problem. There’s nothing worse than constantly feeling like you’re not good enough to put yourself out there. I hope that I can save you time in your journey by helping you to understand why this happens and how to avoid it.

Two Problems

I have made many mistakes, but the most important one has been doing too many tutorials. This phenomenon has been referred to on social media as “Tutorial Hell.”

There’s also a…

Alexander Bourlotos

Quality Assurance Analyst, Web Developer, and Tech Enthusiast

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