Tupac, the Oracle of the Blockchain

I think Tupac had it right – trust nobody. You can’t shouldn’t trust anyone. The problem with trust is that in a lot of scenarios, it has to be absolute. The most glaring of these is the exchange of value between two counter-parties. Every time a transaction occurs, there is a certain level of trust... Continue Reading →

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Data: A powerful tool, under-utilized

We are all entrepreneurs. Like the oil boom at the turn of the 20th century, we’re sitting on a very lucrative asset class – data. The problem is that it’s fragmented and owned by everyone except the creator of the data – us. With or without knowing it, we’re all working lucrative jobs, we just aren’t... Continue Reading →

Terms: Keys To The Kingdom Of Crypto

Foundational Terms: Altcoin: Any cryptocurrency that is an alternative to Bitcoin (ex. Ripple, Litecoin, etc). Blockchain: A digital ledger in which transactions made in bitcoin or other cryptocurrencies are recorded chronologically and publicly. Block: Essentially pages in a blockchains digital ledger. Blocks are where transaction data (or any other type of data) is permanently recorded... Continue Reading →

Project Overview: Stratis

At first glance, being a non-technical individual myself, Stratis didn’t leap off the page as something I needed to immediately jump on. Tanner and I had been given the recommendation back in May from a friend of ours who was a strong developer at Kik. As I dug into the project, my perspective changed and... Continue Reading →

Dancing The Fine Regulation Line

Current State of Crypto Affairs The market cap for the cryptocurrency market has increased by over 1200% over the past year. As a greater portion of each countries citizens are exposed to the world of crypto, governments have been imposing various degrees of regulation. They are doing so to protect their citizens against the burgeoning... Continue Reading →

The DAO and Its Not So Fork’n Good Outcome

The blockchain is often touted as being immutable and impervious to hacks. That being said, several of the cryptocurrencies that live atop the blockchain have suffered severe hacks in the past few years; Steemit (2016), Krypton & Shift (2016), Bitcoin (2010) and DAO (2016) to name a few. The DAO’s hack had significant outcomes from... Continue Reading →

The SEC’s First Bite into a Growing Pie

Something significant happened this summer, funding from ICO’s officially passed funding from traditional VC’s for the first time in history. As of June 9th, ICO’s had raised a total of $327M vs $295M from VC’s. Since then, ICO’s have pulled even further ahead with several companies completing their historically large rounds of funding, such as... Continue Reading →

The Paradox of Purchasing Power

Appreciation of crypto assets has been insane. Insane. Ultimately this meteoric rise in value will be the same force that leads to a collapse. I do believe that crypto assets will be incredibly valuable and provide tremendous value in the long-term. I still remain very bullish as a long-term value investor and continue to buy,... Continue Reading →

Party like it’s 1999

Tonight I’m going to party like it’s 1999 - an iconic line, meant to evoke the sentiment of living in the moment. If you were listening to this in ‘83, this line meant partying like the world was going to end tomorrow. If you were listening to this anytime after March of 2000, this line... Continue Reading →

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