Here’s my secret plan to capture carbon, help our planet heal and in the process help people that need the most help.

Trees, forest is the most efficient option for humanity to capture carbon and in the process generate many very useful byproducts. These byproducts include wood for construction and other industries, fruits, nuts and other edible products, etc. Another question is where these new forests should be planted. These new forests should not compete with agriculture for use of productive land. The best option is to use land that otherwise is not getting much use, and for that reason…


Tesla was ordered to stop production and is closing two of it’s factories, one in Fremont CA and anther one in Buffalo NY. Other car manufacturers have done the same, either under pressure from Unions or by government orders. At this point an outsider may think that Tesla’s situation is similar to other OEMs but in my opinion it’s not. There are two questions I would like to answer in this post:

  1. Is Tesla positioned to weather this storm better then other car manufacturers?
  2. Will Tesla increase it’s lead in BEV evolution after at it comes out of this crisis?


Labor and Capital don’t have to have an adversary relationship.

On a recent podcast (don’t remember specifically which one) Eric Weinstein talked about how American capitalism has outsourced labor in exchange for capital gain. I don’t remember exact quote but I think I am correct in his general sentiment. His statement made me think about capital vs. labor, especially in light of recent resurgence of socialist points of view in America.

I have to say, I am very much against socialism, growing up in the Soviet Union gave me a pretty good idea what socialism is. Power always leads to abuse and corruption and socialism is a system where people…


I think a lot of Cybertruck critics are missing the point. They talk about the looks, towing capacity and how towing, in general, will significantly reduce the range or how electric truck is not a good option for hardcore off-roading. They also compare Cybertruck to F-150 sales and how hard it will be for Tesla to dethrone Ford as the best selling truck in America. These are all valid points but truly irrelevant. There are about 3 million pickup trucks sold in the US annually. Very few buyers use these trucks for heavy-duty towing or hardcore off-roading. Can Tesla capture…


What would make a cryptocurrency successful, better yet, what would characterize an ideal cryptocurrency? I think it is fair to say that predicting a long term success of a virtual currency just like any other asset or security if virtually impossible but I can think of a few characteristics that will help a new cryptocurrency gain popularity and attract companies and individuals to use it and to participate in running its network. it is important to mention that all the features suggested below either already exist in some implementations of can be easily created using existing technologies. …


Tesla’s stock has sold sharply over the last few weeks. There were key people leaving, decisions were made and reversed in a matter of days and on top of that Elon is fighting SEC (Is he that bored???) None of these inspires confidence. There are also questions about demand and execution.
Will Model 3 continue to sell well? When will Model Y be released (“between sometimes and never” was one obviously very biased comment I heard on CNBC) and how well will it sell? …


It has been fascinating to watch Tether over the years. Let’s start with the obvious, Tether is a bad product. Claiming that the token is backed by something (dollars in Tether’s case) without any mechanism of demonstrating this link, without transparency in the token’s supply, and without an open token creation and redemption process is a big problem. It would never work for any sophisticated or institutional investor.

But with all its problems Tether’s utility is obvious. Take a look at coinmarketcap.com where BTC and ETH on average trade about 3% of their market cap a day, and USDT routinely…


I want to start by saying that I am a big fan of professor Roubini. I’ve been following his work, his views on the economy, interview, etc. but now his twit storm and the latest article: “The Big Blockchain Lie” on how bad the whole cryptocurrency phenomenon is at best misguided.

I think Nouriel should take a step back and examine why he is so violently against all cryptocurrencies and blockchain in general, and maybe we need to stop calling these assets “currencies” to avoid the confusion, let’s call them digital assets, as these are secure digital records, certificates that…


With Bitcoin prices down almost 70% and most altcoins faring even worse, crypto space is doing surprisingly well. The number of wallets is increasing, there are new projects starting all over the world and while volume on the exchanges has tempered off, OTC trading has exploded.

The proverbial cat is out of the bag, cryptocurrencies are creating alternative business models, alternative payment options all over the world. Cryptocurrencies are forcing governments with their national currencies to compete for capital and transactions of their citizens. This is a beautiful thing, to me, this is the real mission of cryptocurrencies, create alternatives…


Open letter to social media advertising Gods.

Here’s a new model for social media advertising — show me what I want! If you do that, I will work with you, I’ll cooperate. It will be a beautiful friendship. The current advertising model doesn’t work. We all know that. If I search for a flight to Barcelona, please do not show me advertising for Expedia or every other travel services website for the next three weeks, or if I search for a new dishwasher please don’t show me the advertising for furniture. You are not clever. …

Dan Raykhman

Father, husband, entrepreneur, skeptic. As the Internet liberated information, crypto will liberate capital. World will be tokenized one asset at a time!

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