Stephen Olmon is a business development executive, investor, writer, and was formerly a consultant at KPMG. His current company, SimpleLTC, was acquired in 2016 after seeing significant revenue growth during his tenure. He is passionate about all things finance – he loves the ins and outs of traditional investments, is a self-taught cryptocurrency investor, and is currently writing a book on personal finance. Stephen loves disruption in any market and wants to be at the forefront of that disruption whenever possible. Stephen, his wife Jennifer, and soon-to-arrive daughter are based in Dallas, TX.

Stephen is a childhood friend that I’ve recently re-connected with and it was awesome to have him on the show talking about two of his favorite subjects; finances and crypto. As crypto is becoming more popular, it’s important to understand what it is, how it could shape the future, and how to safely get involved.

Here are just some of the things we covered in this episode:

  • What is cryptocurrency and blockchain?
  • Is there a bubble?
  • What can crypto and blockchain technology be used for?
  • You’ve bought cryptocurrency before, you just didn’t realize it!
  • You first steps to get into crypto and some general advice
  • Some pointers on how to choose what to invest in
  • Stephen tells us how much money he has made in crypto (no not really, but kind of)
  • Mistakes that Kylon has made in the crypto-verse
  • Crypto terminology
  • And much more!

Resources

Below are several resources, links and tools relating to crypto. Everything from early beginnings to who to follow in the space.

Early Beginnings

NSA Document “The Cryptography of Anonymous Electronic Cash”, 1996 

Weidai’s theoretical b-money (referenced in Bitcoin white paper)

Original Bitcoin White Paper

Ethereum White Paper

Updates and News

Coindesk

Coin Market Cap

Coinbase Blog

Recent Thought Leadership

Bruce Fenton speaking on “Bitcoin as the Global Reserve Currency”

Maria Bustillo’s “You Don’t Understand Bitcoin Because You Think Money Is Real”

Ari Paul of BlockTower Capital speaks on the value of cryptocurrency (11/27/2017)

Blockchain and Online Marketplaces

Blockchain

Don Tapscott’s TED talk on “How Blockchain is changing money and business”

How Blockchain Works illustrated by Israth Elona

Investing

Coinbase – #1 platform for retail investors

Coinigy – #1 crypto trading and analysis platform

www.coinigy.com

Intro to Crypto Investing and Analysis by BTCKYLE

How to profit in the new cryptocurrency economy by Rocky Darius

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