New Episode of ‘Tether: A Stable Discussion’ with Cas Piancey: Tether’s Pie Charts

Episode One Episode Two Episode Three https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VgYiujCUI_o My co-author and friend Cas Piancey and I got together to discuss the recent pie charts released by Tether. You can find the discussion of it here: AnchorSpotifyOvercastAppleRSS Feed You can find my article on this topic here: https://bennettftomlin.com/2021/05/13/for-every-1-of-tether-there-are-0-03-in-cash/ And Cas' here: https://protos.com/tether-pie-chart-usdt-dollar-pegged-crypto-stablecoin-dollar-value/

The 2015 Bitstamp, 2015 Bitfinex, and 2017 Tether Hacks are Connected

Note: An earlier version of this article contained a version of this diagram with a minor typo. Acknowledgements: I would not have been able to complete this as thoroughly as I did without building off existing work. It needs to be pointed out that years ago u/SpeedflyChris (archive) pointed out these same connections. I also … Continue reading The 2015 Bitstamp, 2015 Bitfinex, and 2017 Tether Hacks are Connected

Why I Unpublished My Book

For those who do not know, I use to run a nutrition and health website called Scientific Nutrition. While running this site, I came across intermittent fasting and in reviewing the literature, I thought it was a potentially useful behavioral trick for weight loss. However, I also found a variety of people making entirely nonsensical … Continue reading Why I Unpublished My Book

Sunday Reads – Links I Found Interesting 6/16

PyTorch PyTorch Hub is an awesome new step forward in research reproducibility for machine learning and artificial intelligence. Makes it super easy to publish your pre-trained research models and for others to download them and test them. I was shocked how uncommon it was for people to publish their models when I first started reading … Continue reading Sunday Reads – Links I Found Interesting 6/16

Scientific Nutrition Update 49: Trans Fat and Rage

I have written about trans fats before, but in this episode I wanted to focus more narrowly on a potential link between trans fats and aggression. Script (remember I-adlib): For today’s episode I am going to talk about a really interesting study I found today.  This one is about a potential link between trans fats and … Continue reading Scientific Nutrition Update 49: Trans Fat and Rage

Scientific Nutrition Update 48: Saturated Fats

  I have written about saturated fats before but there are still many dietary recommendation agencies that are obsessed with them and I cannot figure out why. Script (Remember I ad-lib): For today’s episode I am going to talk about saturated fats.  That’s right, the most commonly villainized dietary fatty acids, saturated fats.  They are often claimed … Continue reading Scientific Nutrition Update 48: Saturated Fats

Scientific Nutrition Update 46: Open Journals, Open Data, and Open Review

In this episode I discuss why I think open journals, open data, and maybe even open review are important if we want science to continue to progress. Script (remember I ad-lib): For today’s episode I am going to talk about why open journals, data, and peer review matter.  As someone who spends hours each day … Continue reading Scientific Nutrition Update 46: Open Journals, Open Data, and Open Review

Scientific Nutrition Update 45: Magnesium

This episode was a request from Al Boulley, who was curious about the effect of certain minerals on human health, and in this one I focused in on magnesium.  Magnesium may have benefit for depression, anxiety, insulin sensitivity, glycemic control, and even testosterone. Script (Remember I ad-lib): For today’s episode I am going to talk … Continue reading Scientific Nutrition Update 45: Magnesium

Scientific Nutrition Update 44: Arginine Precursors, Macrophages, and Recovery

  This episode is a request from a fan of the site.  They wanted to know whether arginine precursors may help with recovery by interacting with macrophages.  This is a little bit heavier science than many of my episodes, but it was interesting to me and I hope it will be interesting to you too. … Continue reading Scientific Nutrition Update 44: Arginine Precursors, Macrophages, and Recovery