Deep dive into why this “dot-com bubble” company stock (theGlobe.com) is a stronger buy in 2019 than it was 21 years ago when it made IPO history.
Wikipedia begins its entry for theGlobe.com with information that is commonly known among those familiar with the dot-com bubble marriages of Silicon Valley, tech entrepreneurs, and Wall Street banks:
theGlobe.com made headlines by going public on November 13, 1998 and posting the largest first day gain of any IPO in history up to that date (Wikipedia)
The reference for the information above appears on Wikipedia as reference/footnote . It links externally from Wikipedia to an archive.is https link for a record of a cnet.com story about “TheGlobe.com’s IPO” (per header image on the archived page). The hyperlink in chrome was for a record that seems to have pulled from news.cnet.com on 19 Jan 2013 (red box in image below) but is now found in the present day with a record of a different archived domain, that is not cnet.com which is where my Chrome browser says I am at in the present day after directly linking out from the Wikipedia footnotes (see image below for the url in the green box):
Regardless of the specific web address of reference/footnote  from theGlobe.com’s Wikipedia page, the wiki and archived reference page are in agreement of the IPO date being November 13, 1998. They differ in the way they spell the company’s name, which does in fact matter. Wikipedia calls the company “theGlobe.com” without capitalizing the “t” in the word “the” whereas the referenced article (archived snapshot of a page not presently available on the web) capitalizes the “T” in “TheGlobe.com” (see image above). The story elaborates more on the IPO numbers:
TheGlobe.com took Wall Street by surprise with its initial public offering this morning, blasting out of the gate with its first trade of the day at 87 a share — a ninefold increase from its target price.
TheGlobe.com had set a target price of 9 a share last night, then saw its shares soar as high as 97 a share this morning before settling back to close at 63.5.
Now is where I begin to speculate on what is missing as it relates to what is presently available as of April 9, 2019 on TGLO charts and why this archived page may be accurate if somehow that information is used again or changes at a later date (i.e. some newly released information makes all sources of TGLO information congruent — perhaps on a private company network that has more details to add or conflict with commonly held beliefs about TGLO — which has used the same ticker since the record November 13, 1998 IPO).
The archived information states what the recent NatGeo miniseries Valley of the Boom relates about the IPO — the target price of $9 per share, the $87 first trade of the day, and the $97 peak trade. I began digging into TGLO when I first watched the NatGeo miniseries in January 2019. It became obvious that things parallel some of the missing information I had previously dissected about the birth of the web and cryptocurrencies. The reason the bold text from the archived quote may be bold is because the information in bold could be true in the end. The most important could be a mathematical measure of a 9x increase from its target price of $9 (approx. calculated as 87/9 = 9.66666666667). It appears however, that the recorded closing price for that day per the archive ($63.5 USD — we assume), has been lost on present day charts for TGLO stock:
One might say the price really did close at 63.5 on November 13, 1998 and once the archived information is made active on the web once again in whatever format TradingView pulls its information from servers in — that would lead to the 63.5 price being shown on the TradingView charts. However, conversely, I could also assume that the TradingView charts hold the correct information that trading began before the date of the archived and Wikipedia IPO date and that these charts could change the entire history of TGLO from the date of “02 Nov ‘98” forward. I could also say that records exist even before TradingView’s TGLO charts because when I pull the info from the “Stocks” app on my iPhone, I get this:
The details above explain the gist of what to digest. The information from TradingView suggests a close one day later from iPhone’s 33.03 (two-decimal places) at 17.500000 (six-decimal places). It’s interesting that the archived story’s first closing price on November 13, 1998 is for 63.5 (one-decimal place). I mention decimal places because of how cryptocurrencies are measured in many different decimal places. It is my belief that DVC is properly measured with six-decimal places in relation to Bitcoin’s eight-decimal places (i.e. 0.0000001 BTC = 1 satoshi) — and that’s just one way Devcoin’s are properly measured as I have seen “DevCoin” measures of one-decimal and three-decimal places.
The bold information from the archived reference story may very well be true (see below quotation). Prices may have spiked from 87 to begin November 13, 1998 trading of TGLO, representing a nine-fold increase in Bears Sterns (who did the IPO for TGLO according to NatGeo) target price of 9. The details of the closing price being archived out of present day reach for charts data services may be true or change because of previous trading history — before November 13, 1998 as shown by two chart services above (iPhone and TradingView.com). Again, here is the bolded information from the archived story about the IPO:
TheGlobe.com took Wall Street by surprise with its initial public offering this morning, blasting out of the gate with its first trade of the day at 87 a share — a ninefold increase from its target price.
Here is how the archived story snapshot appears:
The speculation of bold being possibly true and the non-bold data being possibly true or false at a later day is just an example of my speculation. Specifically, my speculation if the text and raw-code from the webpage in relation to HTML, JS, and CSS (the three languages of the web) are made available to somehow append the charts I show with conflicting closing prices as well as with earlier trading activity for TGLO. Another well fact-based hypothesis I’ve had for awhile is that Wikipedia is where this all comes together to make accurate information of market and web data at a future date. Wiki’s, specifically Wikipedia, always runs out of financial resources even though its production continues and information seems more and more accurate. I have been able to use Wikipedia as a sort of treasure map to see which cycles have yet to be completed and make projections on what I believe will happen in the future based on the references that are currently online, missing (404’s) on the web, or archived (as snapshots). My theory is that once the relevant citations are all presently available or inserted back into history as a pillar language of the web (HTML, JS, or CSS and not a snapshot) — everything will be revealed about how this all came to be. In this case, I think the subtle nod is that Wikipedia’s entry is for theGlobe.com (lowercase “t”) and the archived IPO information is for TheGlobe.com (capital “T”).
To further dissect how TGLO is represented by company name, my examples show “theglobe.com” as:
- theGlobe.com (Wikipedia)
- TheGlobe.com (archived story on archive.is, reference  from wiki)
- THEGLOBE.COM, INC. (tradingview.com, go to this link to see)
- theglobe.com, inc. (iPhone Stocks app chart)
That means, perhaps the capitalized form at tradingview.com’s TGLO interactive chart (see below) could mean that the correct information will ultimately be represented at TradingView (which uses the cloud):
Currently the OTC Markets Group is where my E*TRADE app allows me to buy TGLO. However, perhaps this truly becomes a global offering — where companies that are truly international are offered because their roots are privately or unknowingly in TGLO. TGLO would then be a sort of digital asset I would liken to the value of BITCOIN — an unfinished product in its own right.
Some additional charts and formats I’d like to point out before moving on are a Google search which brings up Google chart information and its own formatting of the company name as well:
Google may also indicate that it thinks Yahoo! Finance may be a final destination for the companies information per its query format in all capital letters (sort of like TradingView’s represented format, missing a comma after THEGLOBE.COM however):
Yahoo! Finance however shows different formatting once you click the link from Google’s query:
What stands out at the bottom of Yahoo! Finance’s TGLO listing is the external link to an article about “theGlobe.com’s” rise and fall from 4 months ago in November 2018, where it is spelled as currently shown by Wikipedia. That my friends, is a loop back to the present from the future possibilities as well as back to the past through Wikipedia and why I believe Wikipedia is the final source of congruence and truth in prices and history once it is edited for the final time at a future date on these topics. That could be a way of sealing all of the relevant value in information and chain-linking to preserve the value of the “blockchain” forever. After that is revealed, possibly as I have speculated on Wikipedia, it could never be changed and corrupt the proven value of markets and the web/pre-cursors ever again. Right now things are abstract because, well, this is obviously a valuable and time-consuming endeavor. Wikipedia itself is time-consuming with a yet to be determined value. Think about it.
In relation to TGLO’s true price, the jury is still out. However, you can see here that conflicting information exists about public trading, dates when said trading began, and even exact price details in relation to closing. The dates and prices are the least interesting conflictions I have found as I will elaborate in further sections. The above information is necessary to understand how to think about something from the past, a shell stock in the present day, and why it could become something far greater and by rules, without an IPO going forward because it has remained publicly traded on OTC Markets. It disappeared recently showing a 404 Not Found error on seemingly all browsers besides Chrome, where a simple “test page” is left in place of what once was displayed for over a decade on “www.theglobe.com” whereas it is now just “theglobe.com” in my address bar on Chrome (not adding www. as previously before and still missing http:// or https://) — giving me a great idea of what THEGLOBE.COM and TGLO could ultimately be. First we must explore the past.
History of TGLO Pre-IPO: Macintosh, IBM, Apple, and Microsoft?
I always start with Wikipedia when seeing what is currently available and curated for the final product of a certain topic as it relates to history of a crypto, company, market offering. That’s because its IMO — incomplete — but everything on the Wiki entry for anything in the current day is not wrong. So I trust the curated facts, but I also look at the external links from each reference in the footnotes to see if the page is hosted, archived, or not found (404). Not found doesn’t mean at one time it wasn’t able to be found/will be found again. Archived means preserved to me, basically. Hosted means actively linked to the web as we know it through Wikipedia. I love those active pages and with reference  from Wikipedia’s “theGlobe.com” entry I found a great article published April 12, 1996 hosted on Cornell.edu — originally in the Cornell Chronicle. I believe this article is completely factual about the past as Cornell University was the first place co-founders Stephan Paternot and Todd Krizelman met the summer before their freshman year. However, the third part of TGLO was not yet part of TGLO on that November 13, 1998 IPO — thus Michael Egan (as well as his company man Ed Cespedes) were not yet a part of theGlobe.com or its first company Cornell Chronicle introduces as “WebGenesis” … Cornell.edu would be accurate for such information because it is from a record of a student newspaper article from a company whose founders were using Cornell student offices for their early operations on theglobe.com as well as Cornell connections to “the internet” (as well as the web as HTTP? If not yet connected?). We need to absorb all information Cornell provides by 2 of it’s 3 CEOs from the day it went public in 1998 to find out what is excluded but possible from the past, just as its important to speculate about where TGLO is headed in the future. I will now discuss each paragraph of relevant info from this article:
They got started way back in 1994, in the “pre-Netscape days,” before the Internet took off as a commercial enterprise. It was then that Cornell students Todd Krizelman and Stephan Paternot, armed with only a modem and a Macintosh computer in Krizelman’s dorm room, first experimented with what would grow, a year later, into the largest Macintosh World Wide Web site in the world.
What I didn’t know from watching NatGeo’s Valley of the Boom in January was that theGlobe.com was started in the pre-Netscape days in Krizelman’s dorm room. In the mini-series the first scenes are filmed of Paternot and Krizelman’s characters with a staff of other students in Cornell student offices, and the browser they open up the website on is Netscape v1.01 (either watch the series for yourself of take my word for it). This is before they incorporate the “chat function” on the page as it is seen in operation on a future hire’s personal page that remains a mystery. However, theGlobe.com hired this worker and took his chat box as a function of their business, Krizelman himself recollects in the tv series (as his older self) that this chat box included what we describe today as emojis. At this point in the NatGeo series however, the student co-founders were running theglobe.com on IBM servers. This Cornell article describes that the company originated with just the founders in 1994 in Krizelman’s dorm room (pre-dating the show) and was also operating in 1995 as the largest Macintosh World Wide Web site in the world. As far as I know, Macintosh computers were a part of Apple at the time, however an Apple-IBM-Motorola Alliance (AIM Alliance) existed from October 2, 1991 to the early 2000’s according to Wikipedia. Skipping ahead, the Cornell Chronicle article mentions how the initial services were offered after work began on theglobe.com in Krizelman’s dorm room (meaning most likely on Cornell.edu connectivity — the modem) after Winter Break 1994:
After having raised an initial $15,000 over their winter break in 1994 from private investors to buy some basic computer hardware, they purchased an Apple Internet Server system and set about programming software that would be both useful and entertaining for users of their Web site. From the seminal idea in the fall of 1994, about five months elapsed before The Globe debuted on April 1, 1995.
The quote above shows that private investment was used to buy computer hardware (Macintosh’s perhaps) and an Apple Internet Server (which would obviously work with an Apple Macintosh? Also maybe working with additional IBM Servers at another Cornell office space down the road from Krizelman’s dorm room?). The Globe debuted on April 1, 1995 — which is also noted on Wikipedia.com. However, that is not TheGlobe.com nor theGlobe.com which had an IPO with the addition of Michael Egan in 1998. So what is missing? Why is .com so important? I may have stumbled upon that when I mistakenly named a picture I screen grabbed and saved on paint (using Windows 10) and noticed it didn’t save as a png because I put theglobe.com at the end of the file name:
The Globe may not have yet been theglobe.com because a .com file is for an MS-DOS Application. I recall MS-DOS being Microsoft’s hit Operating System in the 1980’s before its Windows GUI Operating Systems were introduced. It appears the Macintosh GUI would have been the first possible Microsoft GUI and that was for the Macintosh OS? work on the first Macintosh computer and its software. This Business Insider article explains:
In the early ’80s, Bill Gates and Steve Jobs were something likefrenemies. Jobs flew up to Microsoft’s Washington headquarters for what Gates later called a “weird seduction visit,” in a successful attempt to have the company make Macintosh software.
Gates played a key role in hyping up the Macintosh, and even appeared alongside Jobs in a “Dating Game” parody video that was circulated among developers. In the video, Gates said that the Mac “really captures people’s imagination.”
The Macintosh would eventually come out in 1984, with its arrival announced by its still-infamous “1984” Super Bowl ad. Microsoft followed through on its commitment to the fledgling Mac: The first-ever versions of Excel, PowerPoint, and Mail followed thereafter. Indeed, Microsoft Office 1.0 started on the Mac. Gates once quipped that Microsoft had more people working on the Macintosh than Apple did.
Behind the scenes, though, things started falling apart in 1985, when Microsoft announced that it was getting into the graphical operating system game with Windows 1.0. A furious Jobs accused Gates and Microsoft of ripping off the Macintosh. But Gates didn’t care — he didn’t think Apple had the exclusive rights to the idea.
So the possibility of Microsoft being a future partner with the then “AIM alliance” may provide reasons as to why theglobe.com is interoperable among at the very least AIM members + Microsoft, through MS-DOS potentially (.com) and also was possibly known as The Globe originally because one of its private investors was indeed “Microsoft” due to their known involvement with the Mac yet their current proprietary software is a company secret that prevents the true value from circulating in a completed loop from 1984 development of the Mac to a 1991 AIM Alliance (Apple, IBM, and Motorola) to a later reuniting with Microsoft on say… Github and the projects Microsoft acquired ownership of by buying Github in November 2018! I want to note, briefly, what Wikipedia claims MS-DOS to be:
MS-DOS was the main operating system for IBM PC compatible personal computers during the 1980s and the early 1990s, when it was gradually superseded by operating systems offering a graphical user interface (GUI), in various generations of the graphical Microsoft Windows operating system.
So MS-DOS gives a pre-AIM Alliance link to Apple as well as a software link to IBM PC’s in the 1980’s before Microsoft Windows operating systems (with GUI) took over as the main form of OS offered. That means with Windows 1.0 coming after the Macintosh was launched with the first versions of Excel, PowerPoint, and Mail — the logical meeting point with an IBM server and Apple Internet Server for The Globe and theGlobe.com would have been in the past with the 1984 development collaboration between Apple and Microsoft on the Macintosh. That MS-DOS could have been potentially used by the time theGlobe.com was being worked on in Cornell University student office space and not in Krizelman’s dorm room. Furthermore MS-DOS could be the reason Microsoft involvements is not yet known on this project but the use of Apple Internet Server and IBM server has been noted by different sources. Perhaps the non-GUI based work was done with MS-DOS and using the very Macintosh that Microsoft has in its visitor center only to later on be privately invested as “hardware” to make theGlobe.com work for the www.theGlobe.com page. It is unknown of the servers that were used in New York City after the record setting private investment Michael Egan made on theGlobe.com in the show before the Bear Sterns IPO in November 13, 1998. Macintosh was supposed to be the IBM destroyer/competition PC in 1984. To understand IBM being a secret conspirator in the Macintosh’s past is equal to assume Microsoft’s collaboration on theGlobe.com’s development at a later date (revealed as a part of past-development?). In the present, only theglobe.com displays as I previously noted (this after GPS integer overflow issues of April 6, 2019 made 404 errors on other browsers for theglobe.com and www.theglobe.com with only Chrome being able to pull up a page with the text “test page” for 2 rows of code total on “theglobe.com” (shedding www.). So in a sense, theglobe.com is a way of saying theglobe.com preceded the World Wide Web (HTTP as it is conventionally known by Tim Berners-Lee in 1989 initially on his NeXT Computer). The root of theGlobe.com as I have noted may be held privately in that 1984 Macintosh at Microsoft Visitor Center. Perhaps Steve Jobs brought it with on his visit after secretly working on its hardware with IBM. It’s plausible.
[Bitcoin/Devcoin related sidenote:
The Business Insider article quoted (title image below) was from July 29, 2018 (the same day as the last external edit of devtome.com as well as the online appearance of the “Duality PDF” by Satoshi himself (later removed from the nakamotofamilyfoundation.org site but preserved on LinkedIn via SlideShare. Macintosh having the first version of PowerPoint could be why the SlideShare version of Duality exists on the web and LinkedIn a social media site — TGLO was the first Social Media website]
So Macintosh collaboration may have been done between IBM and Apple before the Macintosh was handed from Steve Jobs to Bill Gates and Microsoft in that “seductive meeting” described in Business Insider. In relation to The Globe using Apple Internet Server and the miniseries theGlobe.com using IBM server at the Cornell University student offices, we may know why the AIM alliance failed — possibly because a Microsoft server was the private glue needed for the operation to be a success at the time as well as theGlobe.com being connected to the original server at Krizelman’s pre .com dorm (The Globe). There’s two sides and inverses for all of these scenarios. According to the Wikipedia entry the AIM alliance failed because it couldn’t find one operating system as a reference for its server markets. Sounds like the missing piece is Microsoft’s MS-DOS:
Efforts on the part of Motorola and IBM to popularize PReP and CHRP failed when Apple, IBM, and Taligent all failed to provide a single comprehensive reference operating system for server and personal markets — mainly Taligent’s OS or IBM’s Workplace OS.
I say that because .com could slyly be the MS-DOS and Microsoft part of future involvement and private investment in TGLO. Just one Macintosh needed just like one Apple Internet Server is missing from the original operation in Krizelman’s Cornell dormitory. That server could have been why Apple is thought to have invented emoji’s in the present even though theGlobe.com had chat box emoji’s according to the real Todd Krizelman from the tv miniseries. MS-DOS had pre-Microsoft history as well. It traces back to a man named Tim Patterson who sort of acquired MS-DOS by hiring its creator and re-naming his initial name for the pre-Microsoft operating system MS-DOS:
MS-DOS was a renamed form of 86-DOS — owned by Seattle Computer Products, written by Tim Paterson. Development of 86-DOS took only six weeks, as it was basically a clone of Digital Research’s CP/M (for 8080/Z80 processors), ported to run on 8086 processors and with two notable differences compared to CP/M; an improved disk sector buffering logic and the introduction of FAT12 instead of the CP/M filesystem. This first version was shipped in August 1980. Microsoft, which needed an operating system for the IBM Personal Computer hired Tim Paterson in May 1981 and bought 86-DOS 1.10 for $75,000 in July of the same year. Microsoft kept the version number, but renamed it MS-DOS. They also licensed MS-DOS 1.10/1.14 to IBM, who, in August 1981, offered it as PC DOS 1.0 as one of three operating systems for the IBM 5150, or the IBM PC. Source Wikipedia
I have reason to believe the Motorola connection in all of this is due to the MOS 6502 microprocessor being developed using the Motorola 6800 design team. Apple I used BASIC programming language. Apparently, so did the pre-Microsoft version of DOS. You can read that on the Wikipedia source linked in the above quote. You may see the Apple I specs in this jpeg from an advertisement where it mentions the 6502 microprocessor and BASIC:
Continuing on with the Cornell Chronicle article about “The Globe” and its founding company “WebGenesis” (was the “Web” truly started here at Cornell?):
That Web site, called “The Globe” www.theglobe.com, is entirely designed and administered by Krizelman, Paternot and the now 17-member staff of their company, WebGenesis www.webgenesis.com, at its offices at 409 College Ave.
So a company named WebGenesis was responsible for launching The Globe at the www.theglobe.com by the time the company moved to Cornell University’s student offices. Perhaps Michael Egan chose to rename the company to TheGlobe.com by the time the TGLO IPO took place in 1998. The test page (displaying only on Chrome in the present day) is also not “www.theglobe.com” but found at “theglobe.com” so it could be that the company remains a publicly traded shell for that very reason. It won’t need another IPO to re-join the Nasdaq if it meets listing requirements at a future date and its not required to regularly report to the SEC or report to the SEC at all (hello crypto). Being listed on the OTC Markets Group and not the Nasdaq allow this (per Wikipedia for OTC Markets Group):
To be quoted on the platform, companies are not required to file with the SEC, although many choose to do so. A wide range of companies are quoted on OTC Markets, including firmly established foreign firms, mostly through American depositary receipts (ADRs). In addition, many closely held, extremely small and thinly traded U.S. companies have their primary trading on the OTC Markets platform.
Bitcoin & Cryptocurrency (TIES)
Whatever went public in 1998 as TheGlobe.com (TGLO) is still missing something it may not have yet publicly been required to disclose. It also may be the missing value from the past which is why price fluctuations are noted in addition to the date fluctuations across the web. OTC Markets Group allows investments of foreign firms as well, so The Globe could literally mean “TheGlobe” in the future — the shell is merely open for the ability to reverse merge from a private company into the public market without an IPO, but by an acquisition. Such a move has been discussed since TGLO was acquired by Delfin Midstream LLC (privately held and an energy corporation with another Energy company above it). Again, these loops are all to bring the future, present, and past together in one working — stream — of information and price data. Maybe it looks something like this (see Ideal Knots):
After all, our guy markm from bitcointalk.org could be our Yahoo! Finance endpoint/entry for using the yahoo.ca email also associating Yahoo! Finance with theglobe.com, inc. and introducing it to why Google knows of Yahoo! Finance as THEGLOBE.COM INC (Mark S. Miller shares the MarkM signature in Google groups and mailing lists for W3.org -using google.com email addresses — not gmail.com- with markm from bitcointalk.org):
His email on the w3.org mailing list is for firstname.lastname@example.org (where he uses the MarkM signature to end his posts with two dashes preceding and is only slightly different to his -MarkM- signature at the bottom of each bitcointalk.org post. Important to note the Mark S. Miller from Google and Mark S. Miller from the Capability Based Financial Instruments PDF linked on nakamotoinstitute.org mention a “markm” who hosts a website for E (a programming lanuage) at erights.org (no www. prefix in Chrome and currently available to view). That Mark S. Miller co-wrote the Nakamoto Institute’s hosted PDF with two guys from Cupertino, CA (which could mean Cupertino in California where Apple is as well as Cupterino, the CA abbreviated for Canada — even though we don’t usually think like that.) That is enough for me to tie MarkM’s and Mark S. Miller’s of bitcoin and devcoin (he is the DVC co-founder with Unthinkingbit at bitcointalk.org) to Google, Yahoo, and make it an interesting point of entry/exit for an ideal knot. That would require another inverse of exit/entry at Google and I believe that is something that also ties erights.org and theglobe.com to HTTP in a sense.
Ben Laurie of Google and Apache HTTP server could be the link from theglobe.com to HTTP and Tim Berners-Lee much like they both seem to be involved in cryptocurrencies and tokens (Laurie’s Lucre) to tie markets to TGLO and theglobe.com to tie TGLO to the actual global market. Laurie, according to Wikipedia, appears to be interested in ideal knots like the markm of bitcointalk.org. Wikipedia’s ideal trefoil knot (pictured above) is green and markm’s is gray. Obviously Macintosh’s GUI was originally gray (without colors) and what we know about Microsoft’s GUI’s is they had color. There are just too many links I have come across in my year-plus journey to writing this article. It’s no wonder -MarkM- talks in a loop, he works at Google AI (and maybe part of his responses are even that of his creation?). AI won’t be the end of Bitcoin — it will be the beginning.
Cornell Chronicle to Valley of the Boom: Past and Future Earn-outs
The Cornell Chronicle article gives insight into the pre-Netscape days development of theGlobe.com and I hope that I addressed that in a comprehensive enough manner to move forward. From here I will address the rest of the Cornell Chronicle article from April 12, 1996 in chronological progression of the article:
“There was no way that we wanted our service to compete with Prodigy Inc. or America Online Inc. We wanted to combine cool graphics, advertising, an emphasis on interactivity and build some sort of entertainment destination resort on the World Wide Web,” said Paternot, WebGenesis president.
Valley of the Boom covers Netscape in addition to theGlobe.com and it is well known that the browser wars and success of Netscape’s IPO was something that theGlobe.com built off after the VC money it raised with the addition of Michael S. Egan before their own documented November 13, 1998 record setting IPO. Paternot was quoted in the Cornell Chronicle article saying they weren’t looking to compete with Prodigy Inc. or America Online Inc. in their pre-Egan days with WebGenesis. The Netscape part of the miniseries shows how Marc Andressen progressed in his career after Netscape to America Online, thus tying a respective knot with the company and his Netscape contributions with theGlobe.com possibly alerting other deals to the pre-WWW days as well as pre-Netscape days. Essentially, theGlobe.com helped the internet come to life by Social Networking — and we all know how much Social Networking is valued in 2019. It’s absolutely huge dollars but still, true value could possibly have been held back. A question I still do not have answered could be that before Netscape was used to browse theGlobe.com, what was used to build it at Cornell? What was built from scratch in addition to what Valley of the Boom mentioned (the chat box, the registration function)? Certainly licensing out any of those features to the modern web would pay huge once the deals were realized on the public market. What other features did theGlobe.com pioneer first on the internet that it could dole out to Social Media that have relevance today? Moving on in the Cornell Chronicle:
Without spending a penny on advertising for their site, Krizelman and Paternot relied on word of mouth to spread the news. After just one month of telling their friends and sending out e-mail messages, the two attracted an impressive 44,000 visitors to WebGenesis’ pages.
So there was no advertising money spent back in the early 1994–1995 days under WebGenesis’ www.theglobe.com web site. It was organic and the use of e-mail was used to invite people to theglobe.com pages. The modern Facebook.com in 2019 has Facebook “Pages” much like theglobe.com archive shows that early on, the company was allowing people to build a page on theglobe.com. It also had groups, which are also places where people could register to different social communities. Facebook groups are existent on today’s most popular Social Media network. It seems like all of the initial attention spread at a college, 9 years before Facebook repeated that process at Harvard and Stanford University. Facebook originally began as “thefacebook” and to this day forwards to the main site from thefacebook.com. Once again “the” is an important word in web and financial history for Social Media platforms. WebGenesis — started by two folks as theGlobe.com eventually went public as a product by the ticker of TGLO and had 3 CEOs. ConnectU — was an idea by twin brothers very much involved in cryptocurrencies and claimed that “thefacebook.com” was their idea. Eventually thefacebook was a collaboration of 3 people, then two after it restructured after an angel investment by Peter Thiel, then went public with one CEO in 2012 as FB. It’s an interesting enough pattern to think about. Maybe the link in ConnectU is between Cornell and Harvard/Stanford as much as it is between Social Media companies since TGLO went public and all the way back through the very first successes of the dot-com era bubble. That is not just speculation, its a working theory of mine with facts I have discussed at length over the past six months or so.
Moving on to features described in the Cornell Chronicle:
The most popular feature of their site, which now claims nearly 150,000 users per month, is an on-line chat forum in which users can engage in a real-time conversation from their respective keyboards, regardless of where in the world they may be.
Here is proof of the internet existing in terms of worldwide networking from a connection that accessed the website’s features. This made worldwide chat possible from PC’s for possibly the first time to the general public. This happened possibly because of existing college network connections and Silicon Valley servers which the founders were able to purchase to host their web servers at Cornell. In the Valley of the Boom, Krizelman recollects how they introduced what would later be referred to as emojis to this very function. He would know why Apple has been thought to have created emojis as they officially named them that starting in version 1.0. However, emojis may have been free of Apple to use because theGlobe.com used Apple Internet Server’s in Krizelman’s dorm operation of theGlobe.com when part of WebGenesis in 1994–1995 before moving to offices on the Cornell campus. It was there where Valley of the Boom starts their story and by then theGlobe.com is using IBM servers when they incorporate the chat function of a new hire who had experience in HTML. This period may overlap with the Chronicle’s recollection because at this time the user base had grown to 150,000 users as it says above. Because the first mention of traffic notes 44,000 visitors — I would believe by the time users were on the chat function, they were also registered. Right there are two functions that are used on Facebook as well as messenger and many other messaging apps that may or may not have interaction with Google and Facebook accounts. Google has groups and a chat function within gmail. It all seems to overlap. One day, it should all be for an ideal reason, but it began with theglobe.com. That’s why TGLO is still alive. Going on:
WebGenesis’ new software has improved this on-line conferencing medium by adding certain ways to personalize the on-screen environment. Users choose a name and an icon to represent themselves in their “chat room,” and they can also post graphs or charts during the course of their dialogue. This graphic addition, in the words of one enthusiastic user, “brings your eye swiftly to the comments you sought amidst a constantly changing page.” The result is an eye-catching arrangement of vividly colored, high-quality graphic images.
The Business Insider article covered previously in this Medium entry should be ringing a little bell in your brain right now. The Macintosh computers theglobe.com used to build its internet community were indeed built in 1984 with Microsoft’s first version of Excel (see graphs and chart capabilities), a simple GUI built with help from Microsoft before Microsoft Windows 1.0, and an “eye-catching arrangement of vividly colored (an improvement on the original Macintosh grayscale GUI because of WebGenesis’ new software). WebGenesis may be a pseudo-bridge from Windows 1.0 to the original Apple/Microsoft work on Macintosh. Bill Gates did say that the “Mac … really captures people’s imagination” as I covered in the Business Insider quotes used in the previous section. WebGenesis’ eye-catching arrangement was the result of adding colors to the graphic images it improved upon in 1994–1995. The features would have been built on the Macintosh which Microsoft Visitor Center (MVC) has alongside its software “The Microsoft Office” as of July 29, 2018. I will note here that MVC could be an acronym that also jives with Mountain View California where Google is located or even MVC to a DVC. Really, the intertwining of related information seems infinite to my poor brain. I am just trying to relate what I conceptualize as well as how my hypotheses are also open ended at many points to be improved upon later. Or realized come some day soon? I sure hope.
Other features noted in the Chronicle:
Other software offered exclusively by WebGenesis includes a “Genesis Registration” system, for the purpose of registering users in any given institutional computer system.
Sounds like registration of institutional investors (see Bitcoin). Moving forward:
“This is the first user registration and authentication program available for the Macintosh,” boasted Krizelman. “It has unlimited user names and password storage capability,” he added.
Besides the obvious parallels to modern social media, this goes back to the Macintosh which has seemingly the most elusive whereabouts geographically in the world. It also seems like the Mac, iMac, Macintosh all represent different stages in its life cycle. So could this be like the source registration to Tim Berners-Lee’s missing source code from developing the WorldWideWeb? A source code mostly hosted on the modern web as Open Source which only a small portion remains in a museum at CERN on his original office computer (NeXT btw, because Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak are genius Steve’s between the Apple I and the NeXT computer). Could very well go through the Macintosh and theglobe.com to Berners-Lee’s NeXT computer and HTTP all the way to the original Cornell University/Apple Internet Server/IBM Server for WebGenesis. Now that would be some amazing links to follow both for correct streaming of data as well as for how much it could reveal about financial markets.
Also available on their home page is “Genesis Surveys,” a program that can support up to 10 different surveys, quizzes or questionnaires at the same time and compute statistical analysis immediately.
SurveyMonkey, Google Forms, Microsoft Access, etc. This all began with theGlobe.com built from scratch by WebGenesis which used software that users could interact with the compute information immediately and show it online. That could be seen as the birth of web marketing that gained valuable consumer information. Obviously theglobe.com and TGLO deserve some revenue reflected in its price per share from that to say the least. Even Microsoft Access databases came after this (or even from this endeavor at WebGenesis in secret).
This program is useful for institutions that are looking to gather data on-line from any body of computer users. Other services on The Globe include personals, classifieds and computer games — all free of charge to visitors.
So information gathering on theglobe.com allowed free services on the site in exchange for what else — user data. Terms of Serivce agreements allow this data to be gathered.
The Apple corporation has taken an interest in the success of the students’ enterprise, as being proof of the reliability of Apple Internet Servers to maintain a high volume of users without “traffic problems” or “downtime” — the business hours lost when a server crashes. Apple has sponsored Paternot and Krizelman’s attendance at Internet conferences in California, and WebGenesis also is featured in Apple’s advertising as the largest Mac site in the world.
A reminder here, that the first paragraph in the Cornell Chronicle article states in Krizelman’s dorm room the site was on one Macintosh…
..and would grow into largest Macintosh World Wide Web site eventually.
One Macintosh began it all. One Macintosh missing may end the loop as well (One Macintosh at the MVC? Which MVC?).
Later on it seems that the early use of one Macintosh in Krizelman’s dorm was noticed by Apple after the WebGenesis company was founded when an Apple Internet Server was purchased (keeping up the Macintosh in Krizelman’s dorm?), and after the two founders moved offices to office space on the Cornell University campus. Conferences in California were sponsored by Apple corporation for the co-founders of WebGenesis and advertised WebGenesis (the company that owned theglobe.com early pages and software built from scratch) as the largest Mac site in the world. Perhaps the Macs were running at the Cornell offices on IBM Servers whereas the Macintosh in Krizelman’s dorm ran on an Apple Internet Server in the 1994–1996 period covered by the April 12, 1996 article. This was all before the duo graduated from Cornell and moved the company to New York City before a $20 million investment by Dancing Bear Investments, Michael S. Egan, and upgrades to the servers in New York City before the IPO offered with help from Bear Stearns. After the world financial crisis in 2008, Bear Stearns was gobbled up by J.P. Morgan Chase in a sale after a bailout from the Fed closing in March 2008. You may read about that here. Cue the JPM Coin? E-Coin? Everything Coin? Perhaps.
Cornell Chronicle continues with Proof of Concept for a site via theglobe.com:
“We’ve proven that you can buy a few Macs and have a site,” said CEO Krizelman. Most Web sites have traditionally been run off of less user-friendly hardware, like Sparks stations, he said.
Macs and networking created the internet and web sites. Along with the right hardware. (Sparks stations are something I cannot find in relation to networking and hardware to run websites. I could only find a SPARCStation introduced in 1989 by Sun microsystems). It was described as part of a three part system on its Wikipedia entry:
The SPARCstation, SPARCserver and SPARCcenter product lines were a series of SPARC-based computer workstations and servers in desktop, desk side (pedestal) and rack-based form factor configurations, developed and sold by Sun Microsystems.
So theGlobe.com may have improved on this technology by collaboration between Apple and Sun microsystems and whoever else was responsible for the Macs used to run the network that proved that you could have a site (possibly preceeding the Web site or improving on it). This site had provided access to software that worked with various built from scratch features that power the internet of value in many ways that extend from this WebGenesis version of theglobe.com and today’s web of proven value almost 25 years later.
As a member of DoubleClick, the computer advertising agency based in New York City, WebGenesis’ Internet pages have featured ads from such companies as Attachmate, Excite, Apple Computer, Sportsline, Intel and DejaNews. They have been able to rely on corporate advertising for their entire revenue and can, therefore, offer their services free of charge for their many users.
The advertising agency used early on for revenue before TGLO went public was from an agency located in New York City where the company moved in Valley of the Boom and was located when publicly offered as TGLO, TheGlobe.com. What happened to WebGenesis must’ve gone away with Krizelman’s Macintosh and the Cornell University dorm days. That also seems to be where Apple association ended with the company. Apple and Macintosh being the link of Mac to Krizelman’s Macintosh and his Apple Internet Server must also prevent TGLO from all of the innovative software created by WebGenesis and also caused it to leak to anything Apple and IBM have touched over the years since the original Macintosh in 1984. Forward and backward leaks and forward revenue means that a lot of money has yet to be realized through TGLO and anything Krizelman’s specific Macintosh holds that was licensed out to other companies before the Macintosh was shut down. Perhaps its the one that resides at Microsoft Visitor Center as of July 29, 2018. Perhaps it was turned on and that’s why the story came out of its location across the Web to Business Insider (a company that Jeff Bezos has invested in)?
Moving on with more of the Cornell Chronicle’s article:
In order to maintain the busy schedule of being both Cornell students and entrepreneurs, the two have had to work 18-hour days while being enrolled in sometimes as few as two courses per semester.
“We pretty much decided to throw away our personal and social lives,” joked Krizelman.
Sounds like the early days of Facebook in Palo Alto. Again, this is not a feature so I am moving on.
Flying back and forth to conferences in California, and sometimes getting off a plane to take a biology prelim only to reboard an hour later, Krizelman and Paternot, now seniors, have “crammed five to 10 years of business experience into one year,” as Paternot puts it. They will both graduate on time in May, they say, but not without some sacrifice — “our hairlines and ulcers,” said Krizelman dryly.
Flying means plane tickets were paid for because Apple (Corporation) sponsored the co-founders trips to conferences in California. This could be where Apple secretly owns Air travel industries or where Egan later introduces his already owned travel agencies as an off-shot of theGlobe.com after its IPO around the time internet travel agencies began being used as the eventual norm for booking flights, rooms, cars, etc. (all part of Michael S. Egan’s past business ventures as part of Dancing Bear Investments). The outreach from theGlobe.com and back onto the web via this portal could be massive. Taking biology prelim is what I assume to be a test that the Cornell students (especially Krizelman who majored in Biological Sciences) took on some sort of connection between Airports and their WebGenesis software to theGlobe.com website and back to Cornell University’s network where Krizelman’s Macintosh ran as an original part of the World Wide Web using Apple Internet Server. This could very well be the beginning of online colleges like University of Phoenix, DeVry, and other programs added to traditional colleges and universities. Airports may have been where these “wi-fi” type connections were reached to use theGlobe.com and WebGenesis’ original software — a possible reason for the name given to Apple Airport WiFi router. Here is a brief description from the Wikipedia entry for the router:
AirPort debuted on July 21, 1999, at Macworld New York, with Steve Jobs picking up an iBook supposedly to give the cameraman a better shot as he surfed the Web. The initial offering consisted of an optional expansion card for Apple’s new line of iBook notebooks and an AirPort Base Station. The AirPort card (a repackaged Lucent ORiNOCO Gold Card PC Card adapter) was later added as an option for almost all of Apple’s product line, including PowerBooks, eMacs, iMacs, and Power Macs. Only Xserves do not have it as a standard or optional feature. The original AirPort system allowed transfer rates up to 11 Mbit/s and was commonly used to share Internet access and files between multiple computers.
Interesting enough, the AirPort card and AirPort Base Station worked to allow WiFi router capabilities as one surfed the Web on an iBook. This also took place in New York City where theGlobe.com was presently located on the Macword New York event on July 21, 1999. That will be 20 years on that date in 2019. I take notice of the proximity to theGlobe.com HQ at the time, who’s two founders from Cornell and WebGenesis days were sponsored by Apple. I take notice to the iBook using the word “Book” since theGlobe.com clearly launched built-from-scratch software that Facebook uses to be successful today. I note that thefacebook.com was the first and is still an alternate domain name for facebook.com. I note “The AirPort card” utilizes “The” so conveniently on the Wikipedia entry but it may be more than just beginning a sentence if you really think about how important the word “The” and “the” are to both Facebook and TGLO. Apple Card was just announced officially on March 25, 2019 and I have another Apple “Card” used for wireless connection in AirPort Card within the AirPort system much like the Apple Card allows wireless payments using Apple Wallet and Apple Pay systems. One makes transactions of information with the AirPort Base Station and the other card makes transactions with a system that can receive wireless payments from Apple Pay. Then I also notice the AirPort card was actually another brand repackaged by Apple — specifically a “repackaged Lucent ORiNOCO Gold Card PC Card adapter” for use as The AirPort card. These ORiNOCO cards were described as:
ORiNOCO was the brand name for a family of wireless networking technology by Proxim Wireless (previously Lucent). These integrated circuits(codenamed Hermes) provide wireless connectivity for 802.11-compliant Wireless LANs.
Apple’s repackaged Lucent ORiNOCO Card was the Gold Card, one of three variants:
Lucent offered several variants of the PC Card, referred to by different color-based monikers:
White/Bronze: WaveLAN IEEE Standard 2 Mbit/s PC Cards with 802.11 support.
Silver: WaveLAN IEEE Turbo 11 Mbit/s PC Cards with 802.11b and 64-bit WEP support.
[ Note: today the Apple (credit) Card comes to the market as a white card with a silver engraved Apple logo in plastic form.]
Bottom line: It’s very interesting that the Cornell students stopped at Airports when traveling on sponsored flights from Apple Corporation (not Apple Inc. technically) a few years before WiFi routers were released with the Airport name for the routing system and its AirPort card. I used to think that Apple Card was merely a play on the Apple HyperCard but now I suppose it also relates to wireless networking and the AirPort Card quite possibly as early as 1995–1996 used by theGlobe.com and WebGenesis’ co-founders before they ever were invested in by Dancing Bear and Michael S. Egan. Yet the setup is clear, it involved Airports in the 1995–1996 time period. The Gold Card that was later the repackaged version used in the iBook (The AirPort card) used WaveLAN, which was introduced to the market in 1988 — thus pre-dating the AirPort card:
WaveLAN was originally designed by COMTEN, a subsidiary of NCR Corporation, (later the Network Products Division of NCR) in 1986–7, and introduced to the market in 1988 as a wireless alternative to Ethernet and Token-Ring. The next year NCR contributed the WaveLAN design to the IEEE 802 LAN/MAN Standards Committee. This led to the founding of the 802.11 Wireless LAN Working Committee which produced the original IEEE 802.11 standard, which eventually became known popularly as Wi-Fi.
The founding of the Working Committee that produced what would later be known as Wi-Fi (September 1998) was formed in 1989. This is interesting because it means the same year HTTP was proposed by Tim Berners-Lee, Wi-Fi was already a concept with a Working Committee.
When NCR was acquired by AT&T in 1991, becoming the AT&T GIS (Global Information Solutions) business unit, the product name was retained, as happened two years later when the product was transferred to the AT&T GBCS (Global Business Communications Systems) business unit, and again when AT&T spun off their GBCS business unit as Lucent in 1995.
As of 1991 WaveLAN was acquired by acquiring the company that created it. The same could be said to have happened to WebGenesis when Michael S. Egan acquired a 51% stake after his $20 M investment (according to Valley of the Boom, it was a 51% stake before the IPO). The name WaveLAN was retained much like the name for the WebGenesis product was theglobe.com and would remain just that when going public with Egan on-board. In 1993, the product was transferred to another part of AT&T (GBCS) remaining WaveLAN, but then became a part of “Lucent” in 1995 when AT&T spun off their GBCS business unit. It was still named WaveLAN in 1995. That could have been the year an original Lucent ORiNOCO Gold Card used the same WaveLAN WiFi-technology to connect to an Airport connection using WaveLAN and the then Lucent Card which later worked with Apple’s iBook and AiPort Router systems as of 1999. Very interesting overlaps. The card could’ve wirelessly connected the Apple Corporation sponsored WebGenesis founders to reach their Mac network to submit the tests to a connection with Apple Internet Server, the original Krizelman Macintosh computer, the WebGenesis software later included in TGLO’s web site product (the first Social Media website). Apparently the registration function was the first for Macintosh so perhaps Krizelman’s computer includes where private investors registered their participation and directly invested along with form submission using theGlobe.com’s original WebGenesis software to make record of their transactions. The financial transactions would only turn on with the computer if it was accessed remotely by the correct user (possibly). Anyhow, WaveLAN (later Wi-Fi) was around in the late 80’s and reaches back to just after the Macintosh and Windows 1.0 and stretches through the initial and possibly lost beginning of theGlobe.com at WebGenesis/Apple Internet Server/Cornell University networks connected out to the Internet/World Wide Web via Mac and Macintosh!
One more bit of info on WaveLAN:
When the 802.11 protocol was ratified, Lucent began producing chipsets to support this new standard under the name of WaveLAN IEEE, which it later renamed to ORiNOCO. Shortly thereafter, Lucent spun off the division that produced these chipsets as Agere Systems, which was later acquired by Proxim. Proxim later renamed its entire 802.11 wireless networking lineup to ORiNOCO, including products based on Atheros chipsets.
- Lucent (AT&T spin-off) renamed the WaveLAN IEEE chipsets to ORiNOCO, then spun off the division that produced the chipsets specifically as Agere Systems.
- Later the division known as Agere Systems was acquired by Proxim, which then renamed the entire wireless networking lineup to ORiNOCO (making a Lucent ORiNOCO and Proxim ORiNOCO overlap in two seperate spin off companies (Lucent via AT&T) and an acquired spinoff by Proxim. This covered Proxim’s “Atheros chipsets” — remember the repackaged Apple AirPort card was from the ORiNOCO Gold Card which was codenamed “Hermes” a Greek messenger God. Proxim’s Atheros chipsets became renamed ORiNOCO after acquiring the chipsets from Lucent/AT&T. These WiFi chipsets are not cards, but also named ORiNOCO and included in smart phones for Wi-Fi capabilities:
Nowadays, tiny Wi-Fi chipsets are found in many devices, such as the smart phone.
Hermes was the name of the ORiNOCO cards that became repackaged as The AirPort card in 1999:
Hermes (/ˈhɜːrmiːz/; Greek: Ἑρμῆς) is the god of trade, heraldry, merchants, commerce, roads, thieves, trickery, sports, travelers, and athletes in Ancient Greek religion and mythology; the son of Zeus and the Pleiad Maia, he was the second youngest of the Olympian gods (Dionysus being the youngest).
Hermes was the emissary and messenger of the gods. Hermes was also “the divine trickster” and “the god of boundaries and the transgression of boundaries, … the patron of herdsmen, thieves, graves, and heralds.” He is described as moving freely between the worlds of the mortal and divine, and was the conductor of souls into the afterlife. He was also viewed as the protector and patron of roads and travelers.
That’s remarkable related to everything about TGLO and the “dead coins” I have written extensively about. I cannot go on talking about Hermes, however. I would love to go Vlad2Vlad on you with the Greek Mythology, but right now I will just address than the Wi-Fi for chipsets in modern smart phones uses a tiny chip to connect to Wi-Fi in place of card. Proxim renamed the chip with its entire Lucent/AT&T acquired networking system to ORiNOCO. The name Atheros is in use with Qualcomm in their chipsets and Qualcomm is all over Apple and the iPhone for patent infringement, albeit by design. This is just to let you know Apple is deep into the smart phone chipset game and TGLO:
Qualcomm Atheros is a developer of semiconductors for network communications, particularly wireless chipsets. Founded under the name T-Span Systems in 1998 by experts in signal processing and VLSI design from Stanford University, the University of California, Berkeley and private industry.
T-Span must have something to do with the current T-Mobile and Sprint merger, and possibly Cheney Reservoir in Kansas where Apple has IPv4 addresses along with Sprint and many other companies, but this one is an OG registered on 02–19–1987 and I can only but link you for now. Stanford is where Google has roots in its search engine, but also Facebook shares roots with the network being the second allowed onto Facebook by stanford.edu email invitations after Harvard in 2004. Berkeley is well, Berkeley, but we know Satoshi used the Berkeley DB for the original BitCoin. Atheros is a hard word to find definition for, with the top result from a Google query leading to Wiktionary.org:
(medicine) arterial conditions that are characterised by gruel-like lesions
The medical condition is for arterial lesions. Apple does in fact have a watch good at detecting when someone has a heart attack. That could be where Qualcomm Atheros comes into play with Apple. However, the recent Google Cloud Platform exiting beta as a renamed Anthos is also quite interesting as the original Apple Computer “Apple I” jpg I pasted earlier in this article is for an address in Palo Alto and the present day Stanford pediatrics hospital. In the mid-1970’s one would have ordered the Apple I (also known as -1) from that address. It’s interesting because the original Google search included a Stanford search in a screengrab tweeted out and said to be from 1998. Stanford/Apple/Facebook/Chips/Greek/iPhone/Qualcom/Atheros and now Google Cloud Platforms “Anthos” which exits beta testing of GCP with AWS and Azure third-party operability. From Techcrunch on April 9, 2019:
Google’s Cloud Services Platform for managing hybrid clouds that span on-premise data centers and the Google cloud is coming out of beta today. The company is also changing the product’s name to Anthos, a name that either refers to a lost Greek tragedy, the name of an obscure god in the Marvel universe or rosemary. That by itself would be interesting, but minor news. What makes this interesting is that Google also today announced that Anthos will run on third-party clouds, as well, including AWS and Azure.
Anthos has Marvel connections? Marvelous news for TGLO as well as BLIAQ or anything connected to Disney+ and Apple TV+ and really, any Marvel movies or streaming services with Marvel titles. It’s just interoperable services that owe money to the places connected to the technology, scratch hardware, scratch software (TGLO and WebGenesis), funding from Wall Street banks, IPO’s, private investors. It’s THAT big. I looked up the lost Greek tragedy techcrunch links to (of course a Wikipedia page for a play):
Anthos or Antheus (Flower) is a play by the 5th century BCE Athenian dramatist Agathon. The play has been lost. The play is mentioned by Aristotle in his Poetics (1451b) as an example of a tragedy with a plot which gives pleasure despite the incidents and characters being entirely made up. Anthos is the only known Greek tragedy play whose plot was entirely invented by the poet. Other 5th century tragedies were based on myth, or less frequently on actual history.
Well that is absolutely huge. Is history of TGLO involved with made-up incidents and made-up characters? Is Todd Krizelman real? Stephan Paternot? Paternot does in-fact run slated.com (@Sl8d) which is related to none other than ACTORS and ACTRESSES:
Stephan Paternot (@stephanpaternot) | Twitter
The latest Tweets from Stephan Paternot (@stephanpaternot). Co-founder & CEO @sl8d * Co-founder https://t.co/YmtSwH9Tyk…
Paternot even has an Amazon book. Not coincidence.
Slated (@sl8d) | Twitter
The latest Tweets from Slated (@sl8d). Where great movies get made. Projects, talent, financing & distribution. Los…
And this is supposed to have a pleasurable ending. Could that be for TGLO and Crypto? World Peace? Worldwide financial gain? I have had this suspicion for so very long. It could be quite possible this play is soon going to come into full gear via Google, cloud platform interoperability, especially with AWS and Azure — AWS born of a company named Amazon which does business as Amazon.com but upon further research has a complete 180 where its IPO link is mentioned on Wikipedia. That link leads to a company I screamed to high hell about on file with the SEC as “ARVX” which is an international company with an office in New Bedford, Massachusetts, registered in Delaware to obscure as of February 19, 1998 indicated by the FORM 8-K for AEROVOX INCORPORATED:
On February 18, 1999, Aerovox Inc.(“the Company”) reported (copy of press release attached) that it has reached an agreement in principle to acquire the capacitor business of Compania General de Electronica, S.A. (CGE) of Mexico City, Mexico.
This is on the SEC Edgar Database records! This is supposed to link from the History of Amazon article on Wikipedia for reference  to AMAZON COM INC Form: S-1 on 03/24/1997 [Bitcoin related note: 12 years later, as discussed in my first Think publication article, was the bitcoin.pdf release for Bitcoin Alpha at Sourceforge.net (archived now by the Wayback Machine]:
So Amazon is fake history with a pleasurable ending in all likelihood. Think about the recent tabloid style drama with its sole CEO Jeff Bezos and the wife he divorced that you never heard about for 20+ years of Bezos being the Amazon CEO. If you believe everything you see on TV and the web because its reported — you won’t lose, but you are missing out on good money via investments like TGLO, knowing what Anthos is, knowing how the history unfolded and deciding from all of the info provided if its true, believable, or undeniably fake. I am not crazy, I just make my own decisions. Money like this is worth protecting with an Anthos type play and a cast of fake incidents and characters so long as in the end, all people living in this world benefit. I am guessing there is some sort of financial incentive that will be provided to the American taxpayer for unknowingly participating just like worldwide other countries have had their citizens contribute without knowing in one way or another. Crypto and pink sheets like TGLO are a reward for using Open Source information and deciding for yourself. Jeff Bezos may be a banker, an actor, or even the poet if its not Jobs. What do I really know about Bezos? Not much, he doesn’t have many public appearances besides paparazzi shots and brief media clips of him appearing on TV without speaking. I know a heck of a lot more about what Jobs said, did, and how he envisioned things. I only know Jeff Bezos is rich and his company is full of holes in the story. It’s fake news. When it falls, it won’t be tragedy, but liberation. I am assuming the national debt held by the US is a fake news creation of the late 90’s — just like Bezos. Welcome to the world of capitalism that brings worldwide incentive to collaborate and be peaceful via the World Wide Web.
Whoever wrote Anthos created the play entirely by him/herself and it was lost, but remembered as the only play created by the poet himself and not based on myth. This play however is a real life crossover with actors and fake incidents but real life financial and peaceful payoffs at the pleasurable ending—just like the lost play of Anthos.
In the web and wall street, who is our visionary that made Silicon Valley an incentive to the world to work together and protect a valuable future full of solutions created by the supporting cast — the developers and companies that simply exist as a collective with every type of fake incident from fake competition/wars to fake court cases (like Netscape vs. Microsoft portrayed in Valley of the Boom). Thank god for that show to get me looking outside crypto to realize the world has been acting for decades. Anthos.
Who is our one poet then? Is it Steve Jobs? Is it the Steve combo of Wozniak and Jobs? Visionary and Engineer? Maybe IBM is a cover for the US Government that created the ARPANET that universities and the DoD used for the earliest networking and transmission of e-mails. But if it was Jobs, that would be legendary. I would go to church everyday if by some miracle the man was still alive. One, for proving I am not crazy. Two, for proving I am not crazy. Three, to say thank you. I feel like Jobs is absolutely everywhere throughout the history of how we got to today. TGLO included. Perhaps Bill Gates is a co-writer. I won’t even address the possibility that Gates is an actor written up by Jobs. That would be insane. But Steve Jobs is often the visionary of all Silicon Valley visionaries. Is he also the poet?
Didn’t you ever wonder the Hollywood/iTunes/Amazon Prime connection to the film industry? I have been making connections for the longest time. The Valley of the Boom story portraying two up-start young kids just seemed so improbable after digging relentlessly through facts to see how important TGLO is to the world. I notice now how the history of information that is left out there for us as people to decide what we believe and what we can factually refute even without confirmation from the “mainstream media” — I have a feeling Apple News+ is about to change that. I do believe this was that big of an effort that it has tricked the world (Hermes — god of trickery). Mark Zuckerberg could be an actor, or just a dev that came up with some cool things to add to the abstraction and built off theGlobe.com’s features once it secretly licensed them out to the rest of the tech companies in the world that thrive today in Social Media, subscriptions, e-commerce, everything. It’s truly amazing and obvious. For that reason, to me, I think it really means the grand revelations are coming really soon. I don’t think I could be this far ahead of something I know to be absolutely true as an end result that is good for the world, even if I don’t have all the pieces or my speculation isn’t exactly correct, the places in history and investments I’ve made I have full confidence in. A boom coming for TGLO, BLIAQ (Blockbuster hello, IBM computers, worldwide members registered to the in-store databases since the 1980’s) — then cryptos, the dead cryptos coming back from death — the ancient coins I0C, DVC, IXC, NMC, and a few gems you can find in substance like Biblepay (BBP) a telnet node, copies of the internets history or just cryptos that represent networks with substantial value that is hiding behind a cryptocurrency status and a fake name and ticker. I cannot possibly stress that the possibility exists. The fundamentals on everything at this point make a boom seem 100% in the cards for all of the above. The value is nowhere near its potential. Thank you, devs, for alerting me to such wonderful cryptos with your interest throughout the last decade in making the obvious open source. It changed me. I went down the rabbit hole and I liked the end result I saw on the otherside of this all.
I am speechless.
The whole abstraction of it all, yet the trail of answers and facts laid out all over these Open Source projects and Wikipedia especially. Aided by the amazing Google search engine. Do you see it yet? It’s happening. It’s Anthos.
I will merely bold and also parenthesis my own comment for the rest of the Cornell Chronicle story. It is part of the play. But it has future meaning for sure:
Nearly all of the company’s 17 computer programmers and graphic designers are recent Cornell graduates, whose average age is 22.
“We are able to filter off people from the Computer Science Department before they graduate,” says Krizelman. The University Career Center, for example, has faxed résumés of graduating computer scientists to WebGenesis [sounds a lot like LinkedIn and other online job recruiting and placement services -indeed.com, monster.com, etc].
“We are also able to go to the Cornell Theory Center and the Computer Science Department and ask, ‘Who’s your best student,’” Krizelman added. WebGenesis, say its directors, pays competitively for Ithaca — and for students. They are thus able to attract a constant flow of fresh young minds and retain their low-key “company culture.” [Silicon Valley recruited from the top of the class in the best universities for its Anthos because of TGLO — Zuckerberg included — maybe not a dropout, just sent to the next level where he’s done very well].
Indeed, much of their precocious success can be attributed to the laid-back yet diligent ambiance of their Collegetown offices. Staff meetings at WebGenesis are held daily, as opposed to weekly, and the bosses always treat for pizza when work goes later than expected. [Pizza, Bitcoin Pizza, Pizza to home delivery being huge in the Blockbuster night of the 1980’s and 1990’s into the early millennia. It’s incredible and deep].
Future plans for the company include a move of business headquarters to New York City and continued coaxing of big-time advertisers to their popular Web site [RPOW by Hal Finney ran on coaxial cable between IBM twin co-processors]. This has been a whirlwind period of time for the two seniors: The Globe celebrated its one-year on-line anniversary on April 1. [in 1996]
“Todd and I just stand back sometimes and think to ourselves, ‘How did we get here?’” said Paternot. [bright kids, but great and very fortunate actors on April Fools Day 1995? Maybe].
This is Anthos: From TGLO, crypto, to Wall St., Hollywood, Silicon Valley and top Universities
My last article on “Think” which took a deep dive into Twitter, Bitcoin, and internet and mobile protocols:
I won’t get into that again , but the idea of a “destination resort on the World Wide Web” as described by one Stephan Paternot in the Cornell Chronicle article I just finished explaining makes me wonder if Disney was a private investor in theGlobe.com in 1994 as much as its IPO buyers on Wall St. by the time 1998 came around. This all took place back in a time when DVC’s — Disney Vacation Clubs — were booming with revenue due to the growth of the 1980’s and 1990’s for the American middle class — Americans from the middle class went on vacations. Disney World was a place I once went to in the same year as the Wisconsin Dells in the 1990’s. I was on cloud nine that year as I was born in April 1988. I have to mention I read an article from 1999 that helped me realize why Google recognized Theglobe.com as a company in Fort Lauderdale, FL in the current search query. It’s because in 1999 that’s where Dancing Bear Investments was headquarted. Egan even grew up working in the Wisconsin Dells in the 1970's. The last three things I mentioned have factual proof in this article from 1999 in the “Sun-Sentinel” paper. The hilarious and crypto/globe relevant title of the article is pictured below this paragraph. Is he (Egan) a character in Anthos? You bet he is. He brought travel wealth to theGlobe.com, a creation of the poet, for the entire Globe.
I know of a crypto released in 2019 called GRIN to the public for trading at Poloniex as well as a Bear named Diggy:
[Note: I am not complaining about being raised American middle class] I had a great childhood before the 2000’s made family situations tougher and more stressful for everyone in the American middle class, and I can only say that because I lived it and saw it around me. I’m sure the rest of the world had bigger issues to solve. I can only speak of what I experienced and witnesses around me.
So is crypto the rebound from all the bubbles we’ve been put through, real life incidents — written by a poet for the greater good in time — perhaps? I’m not purely speculating here because Devcoin uses the DVC ticker and one could say that also is a Wikipedia entry for Disney Vacation Club whereas Devcoin’s Wikipedia page was deleted entirely back in late 2018. That may be for the reason that Devcoin is a part of the Bitcoin play named Anthos. How many Anthos can occur in one ideal knot? Many, but with one pleasurable outcome for society — which is very good.
In Valley of the Boom’s story, theGlobe.com accepts Michael S. Egan’s investment and by right of the deal Egan was very forward in pushing Paternot and Krizelman to find a way for his traditional travel industry clients to join the World Wide Web through theGlobe.com. Maybe one of the secret mega-investors in TGLO and cryptocurrency is none other than Walt Disney Corporation, also providing the Corporation the Cornell Chronicle appends to Apple in its 1996 story about the founders. Apple now is known as a company named Apple Inc. Walt Disney Corporation is still a Corporation. It’s stocks are up of late and I have noticed a lot of Walt Disney world ads on Fox channels since it acquired 21st Century Fox. This coming in the same year as Apple TV+, the shutdown of Google+, the re-structuring of Facebook’s DNA according to Zuckerberg, and Disney+ streaming service. I think it will all end in the exposure of Anthos.
Both Walt Disney and Steve Jobs are pioneers in animation with Jobs responsible for the revolutionary Pixar hardware that Disney was able to collect off as a result of Pixar films. Jobs being the man who brought about the best years in Pixar and shared success for Toy Story with Disney — who received all of the earnings from the popular toys made of characters in the movie. It’s an intertwining of a shared CEO in Jobs (Pixar & Apple, previously NeXT) and Walt Disney Corporation. Walt Disney himself was all about vacation destinations and the technology of the future (see Epcot). He may even go back as far as to have been involved with IBM computers in the 1950’s and their early mainframe calculations of financial longs and even optimal suburban American development (again, see Epcot). Perhaps Steve Jobs took over where Walt Disney left off when he died in the mid-1960’s. Maybe Disney also lived out his days grooming Jobs from kid into visionary part two. I have absolutely no clue what is certainly false and I can only speculate in situations like this. I can’t prove true, but I can support it. I cannot also reject any one possibility. I guess we will see sometime if the facts are completely revealed in their entirety. Perhaps they mostly are by Wikipedia and its evolution into something complete at a later date.
The history of the modern web/internet came from the US Government by handing it over to Universities, which may have handed its use out to Silicon Valley corporations for future consumer use on PCs/Macs as well as to international organizations like CERN for transmission of important studies done there where a guy named Tim Berners-Lee figured out how to implement it better by creating HTTP. Human innovation that one can tie to all the other places Berners-Lee has been that I discussed in my March entry here on Think.
Anthos Origins: The US Department of Defense, IBM, RCA, Western Union & Back Through APPLE.COM ADNS Subdomains from China.
If pre-cursors of the internet came from ARPANET and flowed into TGLO by way of Apple ADNS and IPv4 it would not shock me. Take a look at this data that I translated using Google translate — so easily from simple Chinese. If AI isn’t already working its ass off I can only wonder how much better this web thing will get when it is switched on in the future (gasp):
Below is an IPv4 address under “Server IP” [ 126.96.36.199]. The crazy thing is looking up this location brings me to that very reservoir my followers have seen me tweet about in Kansas. Cheney Reservoir, where there are also IP’s that are tied to the Sprint organization as well as thousands of IP addresses from various other cloud providing companies. This however, is a pre-World Wide Web Server IP registered to Apple. From 1987, and today its located in a reservoir with many other organizations from mobile phone companies set to merge (Sprint + T-Mobile) as well as cloud IP addresses:
The ADNS1.APPLE.COM and ADNS2.APPLE.COM stood out to me because of what ADNS is described to be on Wikipedia:
The Automatic Digital Network System, known as AUTODIN or ADNS, is a legacy data communications service in the United States Department of Defense. AUTODIN originally consisted of numerous AUTODIN Switching Centers (ASCs) located in the United States and in countries such as England and Japan.
Apple is a way back to legacy data communications with the United States Department of Defense, yet Apple’s involvement and use of ADNS is on a Chinese website I had to translate using Google translate. Go to this link to see:
Google translate says this is Simplified Chinese. Perhaps the ADNS name servers that are at both of the APPLE.COM links (ADNS1 and ADNS2 subnets) have record on a Chinese website because of Chinese relations with Japan and English ASC (switching centers) as described on Wikipedia’s ADNS entry for Automatic_Digital_Network. Is China a link back to the legacy data communications network used by the US DoD back in the late 1950’s into the 60's? That would be remarkable. Wikipedia elaborates further:
It’s not hard to see that Apple could lead back to IBM after theGlobe.com story I elaborated extensively on to begin this entry. Payment networks make a case for Western Union. The real champion I have a shallow amount of knowledge that explains all forms of radio originated tech from communicating messages to sending and receiving payments on things like Apple Pay in the present day (contactless payments, RFID type functions between transponders and such). It makes so much sense now:
Wikipedia continued describing ADNS:
The customer was the U.S. Air Force [later spawned NASA] and the system’s purpose was to improve the speed and reliability of logistics traffic (spare parts for missiles) between five logistics centers and roughly 350 bases and contractor locations. An implementation contract was awarded in the fall of 1959 to Western Union as prime contractor and system integrator, RCA to build the 5 switching center computers and IBM for the compound terminals which provided for both IBM punched card and Teletype data entry [the original Apple I-1 didn’t need a Teletype and was on one board in 1976]. The first site became operational in 1962. During the implementation the government realized the broader value of the system and transferred it to the Defense Communications Agency (DCA) which renamed it “AUTODIN”. In 1962 the government solicited competitive bids for a 9 center expansion which was won by Philco-Ford.
From ADNS(1 or 2).APPLE.COM NS and IPv4 (TCP/IP preceded the web and HTTP), we can see how Apple drove the development of the networking needed to connect governments across the world with the original ARPANET using ADNS sub-nets, IPv4 Servers, and moved forward to the NeXT Computer/Tim Berners-Lee version of the World Wide Web and HTTP. TheGlobe.com is Apple’s shell stock connection to both “WWW” and “HTTP” in a time where the first Apple networks were just bridges possibly from ARPANET to the public beginnings of the consumer used, personal computer and mobile-accessed World Wide Web into the modern day. These holes are simply portals for later use. Here is a portal open from 1987 and an ideal knot to be tied in the near future. Cue the dramatic finale.
Such openings and closings at all points before the ideal knot is created to make TGLO and cryptocurrencies/other shell and OTC stocks truly valuable in relation to price are a part of why they all die if they are truly valuable, but the ancients and worthwhile shells will also rise even stronger because of all the value that we and even I have yet to conceptualize and/or realize in entirety. (it’s all about shelling-out and then reversing back in, right Nick Szabo?). Remember, its a tragedy, so say goodbye to what you are settled on being true that you have heard from people on mainstream media outlets or read on your social media feeds. There’s a lot of bullshit abstracting the common truth — and that truth is something I believe to be good/or pleasurable as Anthos is known to be in the end of a bunch of fake incidents and fake characters. This is what helped secure the end result. If someone blew this wide open, there’s no way it would’ve worked out. At the same time, Bitcoin and blockchain made it possible for people not to screw eachother by breaking their promises and consensus on the end desired goal — that is the Byzantine Generals Problem as described in the whitepaper. I finally understand that. Once it works, we don’t have to trust anyone to make transactions. Furthermore, from experience, people will learn they need to make more decisions and trust themselves by evaluating what they hear or see in passing on a feed and its truthfulness. Propaganda is propaganda. I am not anyone’s puppet and it feels good to know that even if I am not entirely right in my predictions and evaluation. Anthos is still playing out today — April 10, 2019 now. Cue a Chinese “trade deal” that was decades in the making. Is that not why we have OTC Markets Group and TGLO? The foreign firms already are allowed to trade on OTC Markets:
To be quoted on the platform, companies are not required to file with the SEC, although many choose to do so. A wide range of companies are quoted on OTC Markets, including firmly established foreign firms, mostly through American depositary receipts (ADRs). In addition, many closely held, extremely small and thinly traded U.S. companies have their primary trading on the OTC Markets platform.
…by using American Depository Receipts:
Shares of many non-U.S. companies trade on U.S. stock exchanges through ADRs, which are denominated and pay dividends in U.S. dollars and may be traded like regular shares of stock. ADRs are also traded during U.S. trading hours, through U.S. broker-dealers. ADRs simplify investing in foreign securities by having the depositary bank “manage all custody, currency and local taxes issues”.
No wonder J.P. Morgan Chase bought out Bear Stearns after the US Government bailouts (from the “Housing Market Crash” that led to the global recession). Oh the drama was real. Things got tighter. The drama obviously played up for massive political interest and being drawn into the Anthos itself. I cannot wait to see all of that end:
They are the U.S. equivalent of a global depository receipt (GDR). Securities of a foreign company that are represented by an ADR are called American depositary shares (ADSs).
J.P. Morgan, JPM Coin, “E-Coin” is probably one of the grand finale end games of this version of Anthos. I would say the time is coming near for anything on OTC Markets with value (TGLO, BLIAQ imo) as well as zombie cryptos to rise from the dead coin status — see any ancient coins I shill. The unnoticed coins like BBP remind me of network precursors to the World Wide Web (telnet nodes over TCP, port 23) as well as mining the ancient and unrealized value in that “coin” — BBP. It’s quite the mix of Old Testament networking into the New Testament where Jesus is the one who rises from the dead. Jesus also raised Lazarus from the dead. One market lifting the other out of dead status back into life. Shell stocks, ancient cryptos. These things parallel eachother quite nicely.
Other theGlobe.com Revenue Sources
TheGlobe.com’s last reported revenue stream was due to an agreement it would receive an earn-out from any profits in .travel domain registration/usage when Michael S. Egan’s Tralliance (previously acquired by theGlobe.com in 2005 and then sold in 2008). The earn-out agreement was giving to theGlobe.com by right of Tralliance’s sale. Very interesting that the .travel registry (now owned by Donuts) listed Disney.travel (which redirects now to a 404) as one of its top registrants as well as Yahoo.travel.
Donuts/coffee cup handle analogies are used to explain homomorphism (which also includes trefoil knots) and commonly used in Twitter conversation among Bitcoin developers and even emojis used often by the FreiExchange along with the coffee cup. There is a form of encryption called Fully Homomorphic Encryption (FHE). These people are masters of encryption and often they are cryptic in the way they hint about the connections. I will leave those examples up to you to discover on twitter. Rest-assured, they are there on Mark Friedenbach’s twitter, Adam Back and Blockstream’s developers twitters, and @fed_fab which is the handle of the FreiExchange.com exchange. Donuts inc appears to also own the registry rights to the .today top level domain in addition to the .travel domain. Does that mean it also owns the archive.today domain?
In relation to Wikipedia, its missing some of TGLO’s latest SEC filings about company changes and earn-outs from .travel and Tralliance’s sale. Currently the SEC 10-K filing (reference  below) on the earn-out are also showing a 404 Not Found from their external link on theGlobe.com — Wikipedia entry. I had previously read the agreement before both theGlobe.com, www.theglobe.com, and this SEC 10-K Filing  from March 2009 went down on most browsers. Here is the information from Wikipedia that uses the 404 page as a citation:
On May 9, 2005, the company acquired Tralliance Corporation, a company which maintains the .travel top-level domain. By mid-2007, the domain theglobe.com redirected to the home page of Tralliance. The company then sold Tralliance on September 29, 2008. theglobe received earn-out rights from Tralliance Registry Management, which will constitute the only source of future revenue for theglobe.
With the sale of Tralliance, theglobe.com became a shell company with no operations or assets other than its rights in the Tralliance earn-out. The company operates out of borrowed offices, and as of March 1, 2012, it reported having no employees other than its executive officers, each of whom devoted “very limited time” to TheGlobe’s business, and received no compensation for doing so.
I think it’s important to realize that WebGenesis was the company Paternot and Krizelman started before Tralliance and Egan were ever in the picture and that only Egan was a part of theGlobe.com when it acquired Tralliance in 2005. That’s the inverse of a secret/private investment by the companies I discussed in the last section. Again, entry/exits and their invesions throughout the front/back and back/front of time. On the World Wide Web + it’s pre-cursors that made the Internet — that is certainly possible. Thanks to archives and private networks, it can all work. When Egan stepped down from the TGLO shell company board and sold 70.9% of shares, he had sold to Delfin Midstream LLC with the transaction closing on December 31, 2017. Wikipedia doesn’t note this, but I thought it did at one point in the recent past when I first encountered this information.
A good quote exists from this story outside of Wikipedia, from this article on April 11, 2018 (interesting to note the Cornell Chronicle article I am discussing is from April 12, 22 years earlier):
It now appears that TheGlobe.com might as well have gotten its lifeline after years of uncertainty. Late last year, Michael S. Egan and other stockholders entered into a common purchase agreement with Delfin Midstream LLC. As part of the latest restructuring that seeks to reinvigorate the company’s long term prospects.
Under the agreement, Delfin Midstream agreed to purchase 312.8 million shares of The Globe.com par value of $0.001, representing 70.9% of the total issued and outstanding shares. The transaction closed on December 31, 2017.
Upon closure of the deal closed, CEO, Mr. Egan, Edward A.Cespedes, Treasurer and Chief Financial Officer, and Director Robin S. Lebovitz ceased to be members of the board. William Nichols who will double up as the chairman of the board, CEO and CFO have since taken up their positions.
The article was right about TGLO getting its lifeline after the deal closed in December 2017 as the long dormant stock shot from 0.001 USD to around 0.22 USD around the same time period Bitcoin peaked at $19,500 USD per BTC. TGLO action was a zombie stock of 10 years finally moving after 19+ years of public action between the Nasdaq and OTC Markets Group. Seemingly snuck in out of nowhere. A year later in January 2019, Valley of the Boom on NatGeo documented it in a six-episode miniseries. Not coincidence.
You have a good idea what I believe happens next. TGLO is a Global cooperation as much as Cryptos are a native internet currency that will be acceptable globally. We are witnessing a setup for a revolution. The Earth has never made such an achievement in ingenuity, until the feat is publicly revealed. Some of us see it though… and I write about it… you can’t fool everyone with freedom of information. Some people like making money and using opportunities to their advantage. I am trying to become one of those people and if you believe me, all you have to do is spend a few hundred dollars here and there investing in these projects and you may come out a lottery winner yourself.
Banks: From the Financial Crises in 2008 to April 10, 2019
When I turned on Fox Business (FBN) this morning I noticed the latest part of political theater, and possibly the knotwork even to link Bitcoin’s birth in 2008 from the financial crises — created by Anthos to go through a worldwide recession that was part of a better future. I can only hope that the title of this article (pictured above) represents an ideal knot for a closing act to this tragedy:
U.S. bank CEOs face off with Congress for the first time since...
(Reuters) - Chief executives of some of the largest U.S. banks will testify before Congress on Wednesday, giving…
In the parallel universe known as Blockchain/crypto recent news out of Circle’s Poloniex Exchange, which once traded the original Horizon (HZ) before de-listing it, has enabled ETC (Ethereum Classic) lending for non-US based customers:
On Sunday, I woke up in the US to notice overnight Coinbase’s ETC listing jumped up to $12.30 USD before going down to $9.30 USD when I woke up. I didn’t sell, but that’s because I know that ETC Block 0 is a special block zero. More special perhaps than any block zero because it is from the Epoch of Unix time on NYE 1969 as I have shown many times on many Medium posts dating back to the summer of of 2018 when I noticed it. GPS time reset to the 90’s last week on April 6. That may be why certain browsers can’t find (404 Not Found error) theglobe.com, but Chrome can find its “test page” because the reset sent the page back in time to the very first days in 1994 and an Apple Macintosh as the original computer server — started in Cornell University’s dorm as written by the poet for the Anthos we are living in — the ideal knot it is and will be. This is a generational process of epic proportion. Interesting that lending is enabled for ETC a day before Bank CEOs face Congress for the first time since the 2007–2009 financial crisis for what Reuters describes as:
(Reuters) — Chief executives of some of the largest U.S. banks appeared before Congress on Wednesday, giving lawmakers their first opportunity to grill the lenders since the 2007–2009 financial crisis.
It’s like cryptocurrencies were created to allow equal opportunity for non-US citizens to participate in parallel financial opportunities to those available on US platforms such as the OTC Markets Group and using apps like E*TRADE. Crypto presents a worldwide fair opportunity. This was apparently what Satoshi described as Bitcoin (BTC’s) purpose with a headline about the 2008 Financial Crises from The Times (UK). Interesting enough, Ethereum Classic, the original Ethereum chain is the one making headlines in crypto at the time of the current US Bank CEOs grilling due to their lending practices. I think this is the Anthos. In the financial crisis of 2008, Lehman Brothers was the bank to fall. Will a bank rise or fall as crypto and certain OTC Markets securities rise to the top? Lehman Brothers, which started in 1850 in Montgomery, Alabama and had merged with American Express beginning in 1984 and ending in 1994(which is a card issuing bank and credit card company I described in depth for other reasons in my last article — you should read it) — collapsed officially on September 15, 2008 (five days after the Unix timestamp on the bitcoinArchive “time chain” by Satoshi Nakamoto — you can see it on Github here, (released in Nov 08 folder, officially November 16, 2008):
On September 15, 2008, the firm filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection following the massive exodus of most of its clients, drastic losses in its stock, and devaluation of assets by credit rating agencies, largely sparked by Lehman’s involvement in the subprime mortgage crisis, and its exposure to less liquid assets. Lehman’s bankruptcy filing is the largest in US history, and is thought to have played a major role in the unfolding of the financial crisis of 2007–08. The market collapse also gave support to the “Too Big To Fail” doctrine.
Too Big To Fail. Today, April 10, 2019 marks the 107th anniversary of the RMS Titanic’s start of its one and only voyage on April 10, 1912. It sank on April 15, 1912. The Titanic hit an iceberg. It was claimed Too Big To Fail as well in a way. I read a Forbes article (dated March 29, 2019) recently where Stephan Paternot of theGlobe.com claimed that Social Media giants such as Facebook have hit small icebergs already and that one would eventually sink the company — claiming that no company in Silicon Valley is truly unsinkable in a sense. Here is his tweet on April 2, 2019 sharing the article he interviewed in 3 days after Forbes.com published it:
Forbes begins its Paternot involvement in the article with his character’s role in this version of the Anthos:
One of those who think that Facebook could yet go the way of previously dominant technology giants, such as Yahoo or even its predecessor in the social networking sector, Myspace, is Stephan Paternot. He found fame as the youngest-ever chief executive of a public company when theglobe.com, the social network he and fellow Cornell University student Todd Krizelman created in their dorm room a decade before the emergence of Mark Zuckerberg and Facebook. It turned out to be a short-lived experience as theglobe.com was one of the casualties of the 2001 dot-com bust. But Paternot is back in the public eye reminding us — through the screening of the “hybrid” dramatised documentary series Valley of the Boom and through the twentieth-anniversary re-publication of his vivid memoir A Very Public Offering — that success can be sudden and fleeting.
So nothing really new here if you digested what I explain and tweet about. This is all part Anthos and part real world consequences — in the end, a giant will fall, but in a way pleasurable for people — like Facebook going “down” and many things revealed but unknown but true and well-known but false for the greater good. Paternot’s quotes begin in the next paragraph:
Essentially, Paternot — who now runs Slated, which claims to be the first online film finance marketplace — argues that, while the likes of Google, Facebook, and Snapchat may be popular now, they could be headed for disaster. Each company needs massive course corrections — specifically when it comes to data and privacy, he says. “Google, like Facebook, are juggernauts. But just like the Titanic, which was a state-of-the-art juggernaut at the time, they are increasingly hitting small icebergs. And bigger ones lie ahead.”
Today was the 107th anniversary of the RMS Titanic’s only journey. Paternot forecasts that Google, like Facebook, are juggernauts. He compares them to the Titanic, and he forecasts bigger icebergs ahead to the two companies. He also includes Snapchat in his warning. I think that the April 10, 1912-April 15, 1912 Titanic departure to sinking is all too interesting. April 15, is also tax day. Paternot is so specific in his imagery of what lies ahead and I don’t doubt its for the very reasons I suspect that “Anthos” is truly the best catch all description of what I’ve been feeling by doubting the validity of events in the news but know why they are being portrayed or reported at all (for a real purpose). I think in the end, more good than negativity will come of this. Heck, if negativity does come we know the media can only report what it wants and make an entire world population believe a bunch of incidents and characters exist in the world that only truly exist in a story. And now, Bank CEOs are back at Congress facing scrutiny which I find hard to be real considering J.P. Morgan is the bank that bought TGLO’s IPO bank, Bear Sterns as well as created the American Depository Slips used by foreign companies to be involved and traded in the OTC Markets Group all the way back in 1927. This is a very deep play, this Anthos called American culture and American History. I believe multiple poets wrote this script. I do believe it was for the greater good. Americans are proud of their heritage, just wait until we see how legacies are affected come final act. It’s supposed to be pleasurable for people to witness. It HAS to be a happy ending. Forbes ends Paternot’s involvement in the article with this paragraph:
Paternot, who sees his book as a way of offering “lessons for a new generation of entrepreneurs”, says he does not believe these companies can do the about-turn required. With everybody now focused on privacy and data, “a counterculture is emerging on the internet,” with a lot of new innovators. In other words, in an environment where disruption is the name of the game, even (or maybe especially) the biggest players are at the mercy of fresh disruption.
It reminds me of Peter Thiel’s book, Zero to One, and the Title of Chapter 2 along with a description found at this link:
Chapter 2 — Party Like It’s 1999
The dogmas created after the dot-com crash continue to haunt us today. The first step to thinking clearly is to question what we think we know about the past.
As real as real information gets in this Anthos, this play I really believe this is the truest fact. I have been ascribing to it as I dig deeper and deeper and gain understanding on how to make the best decisions in the present, pre-final act days, while still in this simulation. Opportunity exists. The title says to Party Like It’s 1999. TheGlobe.com was still publicly traded on the Nasdaq, it was still worth some money. All good things, no crash yet. Other things prospered until the true crash of the dot-coms in 2001. From the following sentence we can make sure we are thinking clearly by questioning what generally, most people think they know because of the reported news from 1999, the entire dot-com era, and if you’re nuts enough — back to the 1910’s and 1920’s in relation to the NQB formation of what is known today as OTC Markets Group which offers foreign investment through J.P. Morgan’s ADS’s created in 1927. I covered both in this article, but here we are on April 10, 2019 and I’m talking about recent news from Stephan Paternot, the history of the dot-com era, how I am finding that more and more an Anthos has been played on society protecting for a better future we can all take pleasure in for being alive through it. There is no doubt in my mind that Peter Thiel, the original angel investor in, Facebook.com in 2005 knows that this is exactly what people should have questioned about the past. I also found a link with some further review of Chapter 2 from Thiel’s book:
Ideas opposite of the norm are not automatically true
Instead ask: how much of what you know about business is shaped by mistaken reactions to past mistakes?
Most contrarian thinking is to think for yourself
The bold text on top is true in my own experiences. Not all contrarian views to the norm are true automatically. Thus is takes a deep dive down the rabbit hole of facts as well as another action (in bold text at the bottom )— that one must think for them self. I don’t do this to be contrarian, in the present day it just is contrarian. I find that when I can’t make up my mind or I’m vague on a topic the best course of action is to dig back in and research until I find the facts I need to make a decision on how I view something. That’s how I interpret these lessons from Thiel’s Zero to One. One day, when I have the time, I will read the book in its entirety to reflect on my experiences in this era of my life.
Paternot is telling us to question the fallibility of companies that have grown since the dot-com crash he was a part of. His involvement in the film industry and interest in acting help me realize he played a real role as much as he acted — he’s a hybrid contributor to something great that he helped shape. That contribution I equate to any contribution. All of these characters are part of the Anthos, they all are Satoshi. The best is yet to come. I don’t need to mention how Thiel is also involved in roots at PayPal, Space Companies, in Political campaign funding and support (see current president). It’s a collective. I just feel like Paternot is echoing what I believe I have been doing naturally when I started to question common thought and authorities that report news to citizens every single day. I just didn’t buy it. It isn’t immigrants fault, political parties sole faults, bankers faults, rich or poor people’s faults. I ignored it and asked, why try to stir so much drama? Yesterday I read about Anthos. Overnight I couldn’t get the description of the Greek tragedy “Anthos” off my mind. It just makes too much sense. So here we are, and I feel we are very close to the rest of society being introduced to what I have dug up and know. The Anthos is a good tragedy. Lehman Brother’s falling was a good tragedy. Now, we can finally possibly get a pleasurable ending financially, because that didn’t come in 2008. Unless that is later to be realized as the birth of BitCoin, cryptocurrency. It may just give many people who didn’t realize they were already participating unknowingly some benefits when they receive a post tax day amount of money in BitCoin that they weren’t expecting? I am speculating here, but how else to pay back US taxpayers. Something has to give in this country. Free lunch is over. Everyone contributed, I can only speak of the US involvement because I’ve experienced its markets and they’ve impacted my life. I turn 31 years-old on April 12 this week. I would love a birthday gift myself.
Another cryptocurrency that uses the uppercase “Eth” D for its currency is DASH. DASH is now offering lending as well, through SALT lending. What I found interesting is that ETC-DVC-DASH-Eth Symbol connections are a topic I have covered extensively. Now DASH is shown in Green, the first time I’ve ever seen it not in a shade of blue:
Lending from Crypto to Banks: What’s Going on in DC Today?
So ETC and DASH are offering lending. Perfect. While today the top Banks are being questioned by congress for the first time in 10–11 years on Capitol Hill about their lending practices. Reuters article provides some more detail on the event, starting with the Banks collective attendees:
JPMorgan Chase & Co’s Jamie Dimon, Bank of America Corp’s Brian Moynihan, Citigroup Inc’s Mike Corbat, Goldman Sachs Group Inc’s David Solomon and Morgan Stanley’s James Gorman all faced off against the House Financial Services Committee.
All the usual suspects. JPMorgan Chase & Co’s CEO Jamie Dimon for many reasons I have written about in this entry — is significant to the investments in both OTC Markets and Crypto. Bank of America Corp is interesting because they allow debit mastercard purchases on Coinbase.com but nowhere can one buy crypto at the moment with Bank of America Credit Cards on any major fiat on-ramp. Goldman Sachs Group Inc’s David Solomon was in Cupertino on March 25, 2019 for the introduction of his banks issued “Apple Card” — backed by Mastercard, but also another step closer to crypto imo. Morgan Stanley and Citigroup Inc’s representatives were also present. Bank of America in Japan was were Jeff Bezos personally delivered the 1,000,000 customer his order in 1997.
Three Windows NT operating systems would’ve been released by 1997 when Bezos delivered the manual to an employee of Bank of America or to a customer of Bank of America (inversely) in Japan:
Today, the Bank CEOs are facing the questions from political jesters, and IMO people I don’t even acknowledge as anything more than acting characters playing out untrue incidents in the media to contribute to abstraction of the truth — all for us to see how in the end its so utterly ridiculous I can’t turn on the TV. Fox News is TMZ, and I’m conservative — but I’m not an idiot and I’m definitely not a bigot. I also see money for the entire world that the people who are angered by Fox News reports don’t yet realize. They feel bad about their financial situation — and lets be honest, that’s the trigger of their anger — and they take it out on other people. The immigrants, the poor, or the millennials (and lets be honest, AOC doesn’t quell anger at millennials or immigrants right now). So I don’t pay attention to these political actors and actresses and what they tell me to believe or what they do on TV:
Led by Democratic Representative Maxine Waters and staffed with some high-profile progressives including Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the panel was expected to quiz the CEOs on the safety of the financial system, compensation and diversity, as well as their role in financing gun-makers and private prisons.
In bold: Who the f*ck cares? These people couldn’t convince me that if I jumped out of a plane that gravity would pull me to my imminent death if I didn’t equip with a parachute.
A pleasurable ending where people will learn a lesson on how they view things based on what the TV told them, what Social Media told them, what ads told them. Then we can hopefully have enough happy people to learn a lesson about making their own decisions and finding the real facts to base their decisions off of — not off of a cable news network opinion/propagandist host dishing the falsities that they do on the regular. Left/right its all so stupid and clearly false. There is so much money out there to help people. There has been much work done to make sure of that. We have only just begun, and I hope this Bank on Capitol Hill act is just the beginning of the truthful future. The pleasurable end result of the Anthos. Other banks are represented according to Reuters:
Ronald O’Hanley, CEO of State Street Corp, and Charles Scharf, CEO of Bank of New York Mellon Corp, the country’s two largest custody banks, also appeared.
For those of you who don’t know what a custodian bank is read:
A custodian bank, or simply custodian, is a specialized financial institution responsible for safeguarding a firm’s or individual’s financial assets and is not engaged in “traditional” commercial or consumer/retail banking such as mortgage or personal lending, branch banking, personal accounts, Automated Teller Machines (ATMs) and so forth. The role of a custodian in such a case would be to:
arrange settlement of any purchases and sales and deliveries in/out of such securities and currency
collect information on and income from such assets (dividends in the case of stocks/equities and coupons (interest payments) in the case of bonds) and administer related tax withholding documents and foreign tax reclamation
provide information on the securities and their issuers such as annual general meetings and related proxies
maintain currency/cash bank accounts, effect deposits and withdrawals and manage other cash transactions
perform foreign exchange transactions
often perform additional services for particular clients such as mutual funds; examples include fund accounting, administration, legal, compliance and tax support services
So yes, these two are important banks to have at the resolution of this Anthos. Perhaps just to say hey, here’s what we have records of off-camera before the grand reveal and ending of a tragedy in a play I will not miss one bit.
Jamie Dimon is the only bank executive that was in his current position before the worldwide financial crisis, much like J.P. Morgan created ADS for the OTC Markets before the Great Depression and still stands today:
Of the CEOs on the panel, only JPMorgan’s Dimon was in the top job since before the financial crisis, having been named CEO in late 2005.
Dimon reminded the panel of that during his introductory remarks, saying “we will never lose sight of what we learned,” but steps the bank took since the crisis have gone a long way to address concerns that contributed to the crisis.
Maybe Jamie Dimon is a Satoshi on the highest level of Satoshis. Who knows?
Here are some financial facts I don’t think even come close to the financial truths that are coming, which will certainly capture everyone’s attention worldwide:
Since the crisis, the country’s largest banks have added more than $800 billion in capital to bolster the financial system. But Democratic committee staff wrote in a memo to panel members on Friday that “questions remain regarding whether America is being well-served by the largest and most systemically important banks.”
The banks spent recent weeks preparing for the hearing by meeting with lawmakers and honing their talking points, and believe they have a strong story to tell, people familiar with their thinking said.
Maybe the bank leaders will tell the story of this Anthos-like simulation? They will help tie the ideal knot. It’s interesting and $800 billion in 10 years is pretty darn good if we’re just talking US Banks.
In the months leading up to the hearing, the banks also made a string of announcements to show how they are helping customers and communities.
Bank of America said on Tuesday it would raise its minimum hourly wage to $20 from $15 by 2021.
[Unedited for now, has to be said. I will update if given the time to do so, but please come soon Anthos (which I probably spelled wrong many times — oh well).]