Compound Collaboration, Month #14
Every month I put aside some money into a portfolio aimed at long-term bets over the next 20 years. I will be gifting this portfolio to my future kids someday. I hope to use these memos as an educational tool to teach them about the world. With any luck, managing the portfolio will become a shared activity to collaborate on as they grow up.

It is one of the main reasons why I invest.
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Performance from the first 13 months:

‌‌Month #1 Aug 2020: $ARKK +32%
Month #2 Sep 2020: $ARKG +21%
Month #3 Oct 2020: $BTC.X +267%
Month #4 Nov 2020: $BTC.X +133%
Month #5 Dec 2020: $NVDA +55%
Month #6 Jan 2021: $VT +11%
Month #7 Feb 2021: $PACB -16%
Month #8 Mar 2021: $TSM -1%
Month #9 Apr 2021: $KLIC +13%
Month #10 May 2021: $TTD 0%
Month #11 Jun 2021: $ETH.X +42%
Month #12 Jul 2021: $ETH.X +32%
Month #13 Aug 2021: $ROKU -15%

This month's addition: Ethereum

The bet is that Ethereum in 2021 is like Bitcoin in 2017. Here's the chart:

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If this correlation continues through the end of the year, Ethereum could end up anywhere between $10k and $20k.

The theory for why the two are so correlated is that both are priced using Metcalfe's law.

Metcalfe's law states that the value of a network is proportional to the square of the number of connected users of the system.

Example: A single phone is useless, but the value of every phone increases with the total number of additional phones in the network, because the total number of people with whom each person can call increases exponentially. Similarly, in social networks, the greater the number of users on the platform, the more valuable it becomes to the community.

Ethereum, like Bitcoin in 2017 is becoming exponentially more valuable as more people join the network.
Rachel Wolitzky's avatar
Love it Nathan
Grace Gruber's avatar
The explanation you gave for why $ETH.X is so unique. Most people just say "I'm buying ETH because it's hot right not and it's cool" whereas your connection to Metcalfe's Law is one I haven't seen yet.

Super interesting, can't wait to see what you pick for next month.
Nathan Worden's avatar
Thanks @grace ! 🙂
Matthew Bruce's avatar
20 years is a phenomenal holding period and I hope you manage to keep it up! Looking forward to following what you do month by month :)
Nathan Worden's avatar
Makes you realize just how incredible of a commitment it is to have a kid! I am in awe of people like @strategicinvestors and @from100kto1m who get so much done while also having a family.
Yegor's avatar
@nathanworden it ain’t easy but I know it’s worth it 🥰
Alex Biestek's avatar
I love how you are going to try to make it a point to collaborate and manage the portfolio with your future kids. Providing them with that educational asset will be one of their greatest life lessons growing up. Reminds me a little bit of "Rich Dad Poor Dad" !