Today I'm announcing that I have led the $5 million Series A round in @synthesischool.

Our current education system was built for the industrial age. We must teach our children to be prepared for the digital age.

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Our children are forced to sit still, be quiet, and simply do what they are told in school.

We tell them what to think, rather than teach them how to think.

Synthesis does the exact opposite. Children learn problem solving and critical thinking skills.
The world needs many more innovators, entrepreneurs, and creatives.

The legacy education system literally teaches students how to do the exact opposite. This should be a national emergency!

Do you want your kid to be prepared for the future? Sign up:
The industrial education complex is failing our society.

We are literally hampering progress because we are teaching our children a skill set that is not valuable in the new world.

If we don't act, who will? Enter Synthesis:
Some 8 - 14 year old kids in Synthesis went head-to-head with college graduate students in the complex games of the program.

They young kids won. It wasn't even close.

Different games call for different skill sets. You can be an academic or an innovator:
Do you want your child to learn critical thinking? Problem solving skills? Independent thought? Leadership?

They aren't acquiring these skills in traditional school. Arm them with the skills necessary for the future.

Sign them up at Synthesis:
You can read more about the school and my investment thesis here:…
Here is an interview that I am releasing today with Synthesis CEO @chrismanfrank that explains the product and why I'm so excited about it:

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7 May
My goal this year is to help 10,000 people get hired in the bitcoin and crypto industry.

We're making really solid progress, but have a lot more work to do.

The third cohort of the training course starts Tuesday. Sign up here:…
We know that what we are building won't be for everyone.

If someone has better ideas, we hope they build something that is more effective.

We'll be happy as long as we get more talented people joining the industry. This is going to require a team effort.
If you're looking for a job in bitcoin and crypto, you can use these resources today:

Job Board:

Training course:…

While these are a good start, there is a lot of work left to do. We'll be building more products in the future.
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Sometimes people just need a little boost on their journey to build their dreams.

Tag a friend who has been working their ass off below and link to where people can follow them, buy their products, or help support their work 👇🏽
One person who has incredible consistency and produces high-quality conversations every week is @FerraroOnAir.

You can listen to his podcast here:
Another person to check out is Kale Abrahamson who writes a daily newsletter that provides interesting ideas and touches on how to build income streams.

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17 Apr
Earlier this week @SovrynBTC launched after a syndicate of investors, including myself, invested in the project.

Here is how it is going so far 👇🏽
As a reminder, Sovryn is building decentralized financial applications on top of bitcoin.

Decentralized exchange, decentralized lending, etc.
After 3 days, all-time volume has crossed $46 million.

Total value locked is approximately $30 million.
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16 Apr
Millions of children are being set up for failure.

Rather than teach rote memorization in an attempt to pass a standardized test, we should teach critical thinking and problem solving skills.

This is what @synthesischool does.

Enroll your child:
An entire generation of kids are being forced to be less creative, less productive, and have fewer independent thoughts.

It is the duty of everyone in our society to ensure we prepare our children with the necessary skills in life.

Enroll your child:
Your child can learn critical thinking skills, problem solving skills, independent thought, leadership, teamwork, and what it is like to fail.

Look out for them. Prepare them. Set them up to succeed.

Enroll your child:
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14 Apr
In 2014, the IRS decided to treat cryptocurrency as property for tax purposes. This matters for 2 reasons:

1) it clarified sells/exchanges of bitcoin trigger a 'taxable event'

2) it means you can stack/trade bitcoin tax free. FEW.

This thread may save some of you ~$2,000 👇🏽👇🏽
2/ Let's start with the basics:

A taxable event is "an action or transaction that may result in taxes owed to the government."

Since the IRS treats crypto as property, you trigger a taxable event every time you sell, trade, or buy something.
3/ Typically Tax Day is tomorrow (April 15th) but due to COVID, it's pushed back until May 17th.

That means May 17th is the last day to file your taxes this year and you have 30 days to apply this knowledge to reduce your 2020 taxes.
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11 Apr
One of my goals this year is to help 10,000 people get hired in the bitcoin/crypto industry.

We have already made considerable progress, but here are more details on my plans.

1/ First, I had to find a team to help me. This is where @CJSakamoto15 comes into the story.

Colton kept sending me great memes (seriously!). We got to know each other, I pitched him on the idea, and he agreed to be CEO of the employment efforts.

Solid team ✅
2/ Once I had a team, we built and launched our first product — the crypto job board.

Companies like Coinbase, BlockFi, Gemini, Bitwise, Kingdom Trust, Amazon, and TIME have all listed open roles.

We are now #1 job candidate referrer to many of the largest companies in space.
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