[Online] Global Technical Incerto Reading Club goes through the Statistical Consequences of Fat Tails

Global Technical Incerto Reading Club is going through the Statistical Consequences of Fat Tails by Nassim Nicholas Taleb

They aim to cover: Chapter 10: It is what it is: diagnosing the S&P 500 Chapter 11: Probability Calibration under Fat Tails Our confirmed speakers are @Sharpe_Actuary , @MFergal and @MarcosCarreira.

Everyone is welcome to sign up at meetup.com/global-technical-incerto-reading-club

[YouTube] Why Nassim Taleb Thinks Bitcoin is Going to Zero Dollars?

Explained in 4 Minutes
Yedidya Levy briefly discusses some of the reasons Nassim Taleb states that Bitcoin will in fact go to Zero. Nassim recently published a paper titled “Bitcoin, Currencies, and Bubbles.” It is also referred to as #bitcoinblackpaper.

Link to #bitcoinblackpaper – fooledbyrandomness.com/BTC-QF.pdf

Link to supplementary material – fooledbyrandomness.com/BTC-QF-appendix.pdf

Paper: Bitcoin, Currencies, and Bubbles

This discussion applies quantitative finance methods and economic arguments to cryptocurrencies in general and bitcoin in particular —as there are about $10,000$ cryptocurrencies, we focus (unless otherwise specified) on the most discussed crypto of those that claim to hue to the original protocol \cite{nakamoto2009bitcoin} and the one with, by far, the largest market capitalization.

Link to Paper – fooledbyrandomness.com/BTC-QF.pdf

Answering questions and providing derivations for the #bitcoinblackpaper

Link to Supplementary Material / Simplifications – fooledbyrandomness.com/BTC-QF-appendix.pdf

Nassim Taleb to speak at CoinGeek Conference 2021 in Zurich

LONDON, May 27, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — CoinGeek Conference is created to foster enterprise blockchain adoption and support technology to enable a new data ecosystem. Doing something that has never been done before requires opening doors to experts with many differing viewpoints, past conferences brought in the likes of Wikipedia Founder Jimmy Wales who had previously expressed the opinion that he would never allow Bitcoin to be used on his platform.

With the goal of hearing diverse opinions that spawn meaningful discussions, CoinGeek Zurich (June 8-10) can now confirm that both Nouriel Roubini and Nassim Nicholas Taleb will address those assembled on and offline with their thoughts, on where the value should come from in Blockchain and Digital Currencies.

Register for this virtual event for free at this link – https://coingeekconference.6connex.eu/event/Zurich2021/register