Blockchain in Business

Blockchain in Business

              With Bitcoin and ETH prices back to the prices seen this time last year, it’s easy to feel like the hype around blockchain is subsiding. But while bar counter talk about Bitcoin is bearish, boardroom blockchain brainstorming sessions are the new...
Decentralization is the Google-killer.

Decentralization is the Google-killer.

Decentralization can appear to exist on a spectrum, with some platforms being more decentralized than others. In our experience, and in our conversations with developers, blockchain programmers, and business owners seeking to migrate to a blockchain, we’ve discovered...
The Scalability Trilemma

The Scalability Trilemma

The Scalability Trilemma Decentralization, Scalability, or Security: Pick two. Networks in general, and distributed systems in particular, suffer a fatal flaw: The larger it gets, the less it can trust itself. The larger the size of any network, the greater the...
Market Update: June 2018

Market Update: June 2018

The blockchain and cryptocurrency sector has been busy over the past two weeks. Initial coin offerings (ICO) are starting to launch their main nets. In addition, we’re seeing regulatory clarity in the cryptocurrency and blockchain sector. Bitcoin and other...
Value in scarcity – An extension of human ego

Value in scarcity – An extension of human ego

Why did someone pay $65,000 for fossilized whale feces last year? Let me take a crack at it. Let’s begin by analyzing what people have historically imbued with value. Fine art, gold, and diamonds seem to be valid examples.  But Why? Is it because they are beautiful?...
Code is law

Code is law

  It’s the year 2030. You wake up, and read the news: The ridesharing market is up 5% this week. You smile, feeling glib about your purchase of ride-coins earlier in the week. Spring break is close, you thought. Plenty of college kids are going to be ridesharing,...
Information is the Oil of the 21st Century

Information is the Oil of the 21st Century

Oil is what every economy in the world depends on. From Porsches to plastics, modern society wouldn’t exist without it. That’s why superpowers wage proxy wars and set up proxy world-government regulatory bodies, like the World Bank and the IMF.   Within a human...