The top 10 VC investors in blockchain

The top 10 VC investors in blockchain

PitchBook reviews the top 10 deals and venture capitalists in #blockchain. Funding last year was largely concentrated in #cryptocurrencies. We may begin to see some diversification in other applications of blockchain technology like IoT and healthcare.

Blockchain is overhyped, but it’s also perfect for California’s drought problem

Blockchain is overhyped, but it’s also perfect for California’s drought problem

Blockchain can help track groundwater usage in California utilizing Blockchain and a solution used in East Africa today. 

“What this IoT/Blockchain system offers is a way of regulating groundwater usage that is transparent and incorruptible.” 

Blockchain Isn’t a Revolution

Blockchain Isn’t a Revolution

Find the trends by looking at cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology independently. 

“If every party to a transaction trusted the information involved, even though they didn’t trust one another, costs could fall and performance could improve drastically. That is the essence of the blockchain vision.”

5 big takeaways from SXSW 2019

5 big takeaways from SXSW 2019

SXSW put together a significant blockchain program with over 48 panels in four days bringing together technologists, thinkers, and entrepreneurs from every end of the blockchain ecosystem. 

“While cryptocurrencies and medical records receive an enormous amount of attention for their potential use cases of the technology, many lesser-known-yet-significant use cases will emerge with time.”

Fourth Industrial Revolution for the Earth Series

Fourth Industrial Revolution for the Earth Series

"The potential of #blockchain to help solve environmental challenges can be amplified exponentially when it is combined with other emerging Fourth Industrial Revolution technologies such as #AI#IoT, drones, 3D printing & biotechnologies."

Blockchain Front Page: Security Tokens take center stage

Blockchain Front Page: Security Tokens take center stage

“Security Token Offerings provide a more regulated, intelligent and innovative approach to capital funding, making it accessible, cheaper, faster and easier, and possibly unlocking trillions of dollars in currently illiquid assets.” 

Finance industry blockchain market to reach $462bn by 2030, according to IHS Markit

Finance industry blockchain market to reach $462bn by 2030, according to IHS Markit

“Over the next decade, the global financial market, which includes insurance and fintech, will continue to be the largest value market using #blockchain technology.” IHS Market predicts revenues from blockchain projects to reach $462bn by 2030. via @Information Age

Samsung Confirms Galaxy S10 Will Include Private Crypto Key Storage

 Samsung Confirms Galaxy S10 Will Include Private Crypto Key Storage

#Samsung’s latest flagship phone will include a dedicated secure storage function designed for cryptocurrency private keys. The S10 joins a slowly growing line of smartphones designed with cryptocurrencies in mind, including HTC’s EXODUS 1 and Sirin Labs’ Finney.”

Episode 4: Matthew Le Merle from Keiretsu Capital and Fifth Era

Episode 4: Matthew Le Merle from Keiretsu Capital and Fifth Era

I had the pleasure of talking with Josh Gnaizda at the #CryptoFundReportpodcast. 

We discuss questions like:
- What are the markers for the end of the industrial revolution? 
- What is the #FifthEra and what its means for decentralization? 
- How do we measure the well-being of humans? 
- What’s next for #blockchain startups and projects? 
- How angel investing is impacting blockchain and #crypto companies.

Crypto Custody

Crypto Custody

Thanks, FinTech Silicon Valley for hosting a robust discussion on #Crypto Custody last night. Find out how being a fiduciary and following regulations translates to #cryptocurrency and #digitalassets. Thanks for all of the insight #BaseZero#BitGo, & #TokenSoft.

ShareRing launches blockchain-powered car sharing on top of existing rental services

ShareRing launches blockchain-powered car sharing on top of existing rental services

Car sharing using #blockchain to verify users immediately. It's using a dual-currency system (#stablecoin and a utility currency). This is a stepping stone for startup, #ShareRing

The benefits of this blockchain application are speed of user verification, less risk of fraud, automatic escrow payments, and easy integration.

Unblocked: How Blockchains Will Change Your Business (And What To Do About It)

Unblocked: How Blockchains Will Change Your Business (And What To Do About It)

A must-read book for any executive or investor who wants to know how to benefit from blockchain's potential. Today for $0.99. Thank you, Alison McCauley, for your insights!

Blockchain Competitive Advantage — A 2019 Thought Experiment.

Blockchain Competitive Advantage — A 2019 Thought Experiment.

Thoughts on the future of blockchain:

- The Internet Will Continue Evolving: Digital Monies & Assets Needed
- Most Blockchain Projects Will Fail
- The Bad News Comes First
- A Few Potential Winners Will Begin to Emerge
- Potential Winners Will Start to Play Hard With Each Other
- Most Surviving Projects Will Move Beyond Their Start Up Phase

Read my Blockchain Competitive Advantage for more.

80+ Corporations Working On Blockchain And Distributed Ledgers

 80+ Corporations Working On Blockchain And Distributed Ledgers

CB Insights summary of companies exploring the use of blockchain technology. Here are a few promising examples:
#GoldmanSachs is setting up a #cryptocurrency trading desk
> Transport consortium (#UPs#FedEx) are testing #blockchainapplications to improve freight transport
#Nasdaq and #Citi are using blockchain #technology to automate payment processing from Citi to Nasdaq’s blockchain
#AWS has partnered with #Kaleido to offer a full-stack blockchain enterprise platform on the cloud

The Crypto Fund Report Podcast

The Crypto Fund Report Podcast

I recently had the pleasure of speaking with Josh Gnaizdaon for the Crypto Fund Report podcast. We discuss the #FifthEra and what it means for decentralization, blockchain fund of fund strategies, and how angel investors provide startups with much more than just financial capital.

Facebook Is Developing a Cryptocurrency for WhatsApp Transfers, Sources Say

Facebook Is Developing a Cryptocurrency for WhatsApp Transfers, Sources Say

#Facebook starts the journey to create a #stablecoin for #WhatsApp. "Like many other companies, Facebook is exploring ways to leverage the power of #blockchain technology," via Bloomberg LP #cryptocurrency