Deryk Makgill

This is my site. It's simple (and fast) because I'm coding it myself. It's a work in progress and much of the current content is incomplete.

Me in 10 seconds

This is the website of Deryk Makgill. I write, research, market and build businesses in college alternatives, careers, Bitcoin, a ton of other things. I left college during my sophomore year and often speak about it at universities around the world.

You'll find all my writing, work, projects, thoughts, and life updates here on this site.

Now, I'm on an extended break to work on some private projects.

Latest Work & Writing

My Book Notes and Reviews

A never-finished page. My notes from the books I'm reading, and reviews. This is mostly for my own learning and reference, but if you want a quick overview and a recommendation or warning, take a look.

Dustin Trammel/Satoshi Nakamoto Emails

Early emails between developer Dustin Trammel and Bitcoin creator Satoshi Nakamoto. The original link is dead and the emails can't be found elsewhere.

The Quotable Timothy C. May: From Anarchy to Writing

This book gathers for the first time the enigmatic cypherpunk, cryptoanarchist, and all-around provocateur Timothy C. May's most profound, inflammatory, and clear-cut commentary from his thousands of posts in the Cypherpunk Mailing List.

Skip College — Launch Your Career Without Debt, Distractions, or a Degree

An essay collection edited by Connor Boyack in which an early piece of mine was published. Skip College is filled with practical advice and action steps for teenagers and young adults who want to take a different path than traditional higher education.

The Story of Operation Atlantis

Werner Stiefel fled the Nazis, built a billion dollar business, and tried to start a real world "Galt's Gulch" in the carribean. The Story of Operation Atlantis outlines his plans for his free society. I tracked it down in 2019 and digitized it for the first time.

My irregular dispatches

If you want the articles, announcements and opportunities that I never post publicly, get on my private email list.

Contact me

See why you should, though read my frequently asked questions, first.

You can also follow me on Twitter, Quora, Product Hunt, IndieHackers, Disqus, Reddit, GitHub, Goodreads, Telegram, and Instagram.....


The opinions expressed on this website are my own. They do not represent those of my employer.