Category: Finance

  • Announcing EGG

    Announcing EGG

    We’re about three episodes into my new podcast Experimental Garden Group, or “EGG.” Co-hosted by my former business partner, current shareholder, and longtime collaborator Marcus Estes, we’ve also roped in an engineer and Tom Carroll is our producer. With EGG we’re exploring alternative investments, meaning anything outside of stocks, bonds, and cash. And by exploring […]

  • July Challenge: Track Spending

    July Challenge: Track Spending

    The July Challenge was Record and Share Every Purchase which won at 33% support over “read five books” (21%) and “Go to a different LA Neighborhood every day” (15%)… so I made a spreadsheet. Then Lillian did her livestream where she talked about her finances and so I kind of invited myself on as a […]

  • Disclosures

    A list of my investments as of December 11th, 2020. I sell shares of myself as part of an experiment in personal capitalism. You can read more about that here. I use various hardware and software tools which I list here (but update infrequently). What follows is a list of financial investments organized by platform. […]

  • CTRL ALTZ: SD26 Professional Athlete Token

    CTRL ALTZ: SD26 Professional Athlete Token

    Surprising news coming from the NBA: Professional basketball player Spencer Dinwiddie has had a disappointing response to his offering of tokenized shares in his $34 million contract with the National Basketball Association (NBA). Cointelegraph The regulatory filings were posted to the SEC website and only 9 of the 90 shares were sold. Each share cost $150,000 so […]

  • CTRL ALTZ: Are.na

    CTRL ALTZ: Are.na

    In March of 2018 I invested $100 into Are.na via their investment campaign on Republic via a Crowd SAFE (Crowdfunding Simple Agreement for Future Equity). The actual investment in WHEN IT CHANGED, INC., a Delaware Corporation that created and operates Are.na. The idea of a SAFE was developed by Y Combinator as replacement for the […]

  • The World’s Second Publicly Traded Person

    The World’s Second Publicly Traded Person

    I’ve been a publicly traded person since 2008, and I’ve always called myself the “first” because I hoped more would come after. Today, 12 years later, the prophecy has been fulfilled! Alex Masmej has used cryptocurrency to become the second publicly traded person. I first spoke with Alex when we were both on a panel […]

  • CTRL ALTZ: $ALEX

    CTRL ALTZ: $ALEX

    After I met Alex and had a chat with him I decided to buy some $ALEX tokens for two reasons. I want participate in the world’s secondly publicly traded person! I want to understand first hand how difficult the process is of using crypto as a solution. Back in 2015 I tried buying some Ethereum […]

  • CTRL ALTZ: Magic Cards

    CTRL ALTZ: Magic Cards

    When shareholder Kyle Barry told me he was presenting at the 2020 Shareholder Conference on investing in Magic cards I asked if he had any for sale. He sold me a Taiga, which is now part of my Alternative Assets portfolio.

  • CTRL ALTZ: HumanIPO

    CTRL ALTZ: HumanIPO

    On May 7th 2020 I joined a handful of others selling my time on the HumanIPO marketplace. HumanIPO let’s you invest in the time of other people, holding it as it rises or falls in value, redeeming it for the labor of the person who sold their time, or trading on the ups and downs […]

  • Purchase Log During Stay-At-Home Order

    Purchase Log During Stay-At-Home Order

    🧅40 lb of vidalia onions $99.95 🎁AirPods Pro for Kathryn (gift) $253.28 🚴‍♂️Bike repair + new tire at Cocos Variety $54.67 ☕Carnelian Coffee $41.00 🍕Take out pizza from Hail Mary $55.00 🚴‍♂️Quadlock Bike Mount $53.96 🎮Battletech game $5.00 🩲PUMP! underwear $79.00 🎮Kickstarter for new project from game creators I like $8.72 😷 Masks for Masks […]