Friends, Money’s value is based on trust. We trust some metal, paper or digital bits can be exchanged for food, goods or services. Without that trust, a currency is worthless. That’s why it makes sense Facebook would launch a new cryptocurrency. After all, we trust Facebook not to try to game the system for their own gain, right? Well… maybe. Granted, Facebook is only one of 28 founding members (which includes the likes of Master Card, Visa, Lyft, Uber and Vodaphone, to name a few). So, why is the media referring to Libra as Facebook’s new cryptocurrency? I suppose there’s plenty of time to figure that out –the currency is not launching until 2020. In the interim, I’m gonna grab me a chocolate glazed donut and ponder whether to invest in this latest coin. As a libra (my zodiac sign), I should have a strong opinion about it. Happy Friday!
Donuts are part of the magic that makes life so sweet. I founded the Level 3 Friday Donut Club in 2004 and ran it until my departure in 2015. It had a three year run at Windstream and is now virtual, but at its peak, we had a rotation of 50+ folks who brought donuts every Friday. We had three simple rules: (1) five dozen (2) boutique shop donuts (3) by 8:00 am. This blog memorializes these e-mails to share my thoughts (and, once upon a time, announce the donut arrival). Have a happy Friday!