Protect yourself against necessary volatility.

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There is quite a lot of volatility in Bitcoin, with daily volatility often exceeding annualized volatility in other more established asset classes.

BitMEX provides a 30 day historical volatility index. In the recent month, you’re looking at annualized volatility well in 40–50% level.

If you look at implied volatility from the options market, for example on Deribit, this is even higher. Implied volatility in out-of-the money strikes can exceed 100%.

The bottom line is, Bitcoin is a volatile asset class — pretty much like a roller coaster ride.

Say you want stay out for a…


Which of the east coast Australian universities should I go to?

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Australia is well known for its superior university education. Over the years, tertiary education has evolved to become one of Australia’s largest exports, along with iron ore, coal and natural gas.

So what is so superior about the Australian tertiary degree, one may ask.

And what a question it is to ask!

Australian universities have crept up the rankings largely thanks to international students from Asia. These students pay 30k to 50k a year to do a basic accounting or business degree, where nothing but the bleeding obvious is…


Archieluxury — the watch Pontiff from Brisbane recommends these three brands most.

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Over the years, watch enthusiasts on YouTube would have, at some point, stumbled upon Archieluxury, aka Paul Pluta. Something draws viewers to Archieluxury. His brash style, his brazen remarks, his disgusting lack of hygiene. Archieluxury is one of a kind. In this report, he describe the phenomenon know was Archieluxury and then go on to list the top 3 watch brands most approved by the watch Pontiff.

The man, the myth and the watches…

So here is a short recap on Archieluxury.

  • Crazy Australian guy with an Ukrainian heritage, living in a green leafy part…

An inquiry to war crimes conducted by the Australian Defence Forces in Afghanistan.

The official name of the Brereton Report is the Inspector-General of the Australian Defence Force Afghanistan Inquiry Report. It is an inquiry to the alleged war crimes conducted by Australian soldiers in Afghanistan. The Brereton Report was led by Paul Brereton, NSW supreme court judge and major general in the Australian Army Reserve. The report was commissioned in 2016 and the final report was delivered on 6th of November 2020. A heavily redacted public version was released on the 19th of November 2020.

The front cover of the “Brereton Report”

The final report…


Iraq Body Count suggests more than 288,000 civilian deaths as a direct result of US actions in Iraq since 2001. Estimates by PLOS Medicine journal suggest 405,000 civilian deaths since the US invasion.

https://journals.plos.org/plosmedicine/article?id=10.1371/journal.pmed.1001533

At least 800,000 people have been killed by direct war violence in Iraq, Afghanistan, Syria, Yemen, and Pakistan. However, the vast majority of people killed are civilians. More than 310,000 civilians have been killed in the fighting since 2001. Millions of people living in the war zones have also been displaced by war. The US post-9/11 wars have forcibly displaced at least 37 million people in…


A summary of Australian war crimes in Afghanistan.

Australian War Crimes in Afghanistan

It has been well documented that Australian Defence Force (ADF) soldiers has been involved in war crimes in Afghanistan. A four year inquiry into the ADF war crimes in Afghanistan has revealed at least 23 deadly incidents where at least 25 ADF soldiers where involved. These soldiers were part of the Special Air Service (SAS) regiment, and have killed at least 39 Afghan civilian including women and children.

Unfortunately, this has not been well broadcast in mainstream Australian media. It is somewhat lamentable that average Australians, or at least mainstream media, does…


Who is Scott Morrison, PM of Australia, and what is his agenda?

For people who are unfamiliar with Australia or Australian politics, they might be forgiven for not knowing who Scott Morrison is. In this article, we will be giving readers a brief overview of Scott Morrison. Who he is, what he does and what he believes in.

The Scomo in action

So who is the Prime Minister of Australia?

Scott Morrison is the leader of the Australian Liberal Party — the current ruling party of Australia. There are two main parties in Australia — the Liberal Party and the Labor Party. If you’re familiar with American politics, the Liberal Party is…


Simple instructions on setting up Jekyll.

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What is Jekyll?

You can host Jekyll websites on GitHub pages for free. Jekyll is designed for static sites, and great at creating blogs!

What’s the difference between dynamic and static sites? — Dynamic sites pull data from a database (could be SQLite). Static sites do not use a database to store information. All the information on the webpage is directly contained in the HTML file.

Step 1. Installing Jekyll on Windows

Jekyll is designed for use on Linux, however, you are able to run Jekyll on your Windows PC provided you install WSL (Windows Subsystem for Linux).

You can do this on…


Step-by-step tutorial on how to get setup in Visual Studio Code to run Python

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If you want a fully featured IDE for Python, PyCharm is probably the default choice. However, if you want something a little bit more light-weight, VS Code is a solid choice. (If you’re an aspiring data scientist, then Spyder is also an option. This is especially the case if you already have some experience using RStudio, then you’ll find that the Spyder GUI is very similar in style and layout. However, we will talk about the merits of Spyder another day…).

Below, let’s go over simple…


A step-by-step beginners guide on buying digital art

In this small note, we go through:

  1. What is an NFT?
  2. How to buy and sell one.

Non-Fungible Tokens

An NFT is a non-fungible token. This sets them apart from cryptocurrencies, as each token is supposedly unique and different. This makes trading NFTs difficult on a centralized exchange. If Bitcoin is like US dollars, then NFTs are like your baseball cards. NFT is proof of ownership, but is separate to copyright.

OpenSea

OpenSea is one of the largest online exchanges to buy and sell NFTs. In this tutorial, we will go through the process of…

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