During the global pandemic of 2020, we stumbled upon an idea that seemed to hit it off real well with both our prototype users and Silicon Valley billionaire, Tim Draper. The basic idea was that you commit to something, you bet some money on completing it with a friend, then get it back if you succeed. Otherwise, you lose it (and can choose how). In Q3 2020, we pitched our version of the idea with Honā. We won 1st place judge’s choice and secured a pre-seed investment from Draper U Ventures.
I know! Crazy, right?
I have a mantra in Tuvaluan, passed down by my great grandfather, "tena loa e fanatu." It will come.
It's all about timelines and how far out you're looking.
Anything truly significant, and SUSTAINABLE, certainly takes time. Booms and busts happen regularly, enough to fuel the dopamine hits many seem to crave these days. But for those who are patient, yet persistent, sustainable wealth is inevitable.
Some of us in this space are seeking generational impact, not short-term. Let the first-to-market players do what they want. We all know that the later players such as Google, Facebook, etc. were the ones who ended up dominating and consolidating. It will come.
If you’ve been following my journey over the years, you’ll know that I’ve been an avid Bitcoin supporter. From first learning about it in 2013, to increasing my support from 2015, following the split through to Bitcoin Cash (BCH) in 2017, and finally to Bitcoin (BSV) in 2018.
Throughout the decade, I followed (what I felt) was the real vision for Bitcoin — truth, transparency, and accountability on a global scale.
As such, I thought I’d take a moment to share my thoughts on some recent developments in the Bitcoin space, as it’s been a while since I have.
Singapore, 3 Nov — Hona Pte Ltd (“Honā”) is excited to announce that it has successfully secured its first investment from Draper University Ventures, after winning first place in Draper University’s Fundamentals of Entrepreneurship pitching event in August. The funds will be used to support the app development of Honā: an accountability platform for remote workers leveraging behavioral economics and blockchain technology.
The new investment will enable Honā to accelerate its mission to improve accountability in the world, one commitment at a time, starting first with remote workers seeking improved productivity and motivation.
George Siosi Samuels, founder of Honā, shares:
Was doing some research on Zoroastrianism and Taoism recently, then had an “epiphany” around what they teach us about the trouble with equality struggles in today’s day and age.
Essentially, Zoroastrianism looks at duality as a constant battle between good and evil. While Taoism looks at dualism as something to be accepted, acknowledged, and harmonized.
“A balance of forces does not necessarily mean equal quantities.”
This can seem somewhat paradoxical, but not if you study or meditate on the simple symbol of the yin-yang.
What are you thoughts on the modern fight for equality in today’s day and age? Do you believe in equal opportunity, equal outcomes, or something else entirely?
In this episode of the It Will Come Show, we explore the correlations between Gold, Silver & Bitcoin in regards to the “New Normal” that will emerge post COVID and Recession.
Everything is connected. A new world will come.
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The Draper University Story
In 2012, Draper University was founded by Venture Capitalist Tim Draper to provide education globally for entrepreneurs in a non-traditional way. The mission was to inspire people and accelerate ideas by igniting the entrepreneurial spirit globally.
Draper U became a melting pot for diverse-minded individuals excited to learn from top leaders in Silicon Valley. Entrepreneurs are taught leadership and how to apply it to all facets of life, in addition to more fundamental skills such as finance, fundraising, and marketing. …
Tuvalu, a small island atoll in the South Pacific, is at risk of sinking if sea levels continue to rise. With foreign aid and climate talks taking up most of its attention between 2010–2020, a unique opportunity relating to its .tv ownership may pave a path for its own salvation.
Recently, I came across an article about Tuvalu “cashing in” on .tv thanks to popular streaming platform, Twitch. As someone with Tuvaluan ancestry, it got me thinking. …
As trust and transparency become greater hallmarks of our increasingly globalized society — have a read of this article on Blockchain, Bitcoin & The Age of Aquarius — we will start to see more shifts in what constitutes “success” for business. Bitcoin, as we’ve said multiple times before, has a vision that truly transcends much of what exists in the marketplace. It seeks to be honest money (via an immutable public ledger that solves the infamous double-spend problem) to pave the way for more honest business, governance, and usage. …
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