Blockchain

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

Banking Is Only The Beginning: 50 Big Industries Blockchain Could Transform

Banking Is Only The Beginning: 50 Big Industries Blockchain Could Transform

Blockchain's potential across 50 industries. Examples include paying people in cryptocurrency for waste management, recording IP to increase speed to market, monitoring the food supply chain, metadata expansion for libraries, endless security improvements across most industries, content sharing and royalty management. What bets are you making about #blockchain and #cryptocurrencies

How Blockchain Technology Could Disrupt Healthcare

 How Blockchain Technology Could Disrupt Healthcare

#Blockchain in healthcare has enormous potential. Companies are beginning to envision new solutions for managing health data. This CBInsight.com report analyzes where blockchain can be integrated into #healthcare over the short, medium and long-term. #disruption

What Are Stablecoins?

What Are Stablecoins?

Stablecoins - assets pegged to other forms of currency like the U.S. dollar or gold - is a #cryptocurrency with less volatility. According to #StableReport, 120 new projects are live or in development. CBInsight.com also reports on the latest trend: https://www.cbinsights.com/rese…/report/what-are-stablecoins. The vision is clear and companies are racing to realize the potential.

The Future of AI and Blockchain

The Future of AI and Blockchain

Having an integrated business model drives #innovation according to survey results from the EmTech #MIT conference.
"Create a culture that supports innovation in which every employee, from the top leadership to the functional, divisional and front line staff, is passionate, spirited, and driven towards finding better and more innovative ways to serve customers." Corporate Innovation in the Fifth Era

Blockchain smart contracts are finally good for something in the real world

Blockchain smart contracts are finally good for something in the real world

Blockchain smart contracts are closer to reality with software from Chainlink and a hardware system called Town Crier developed by #Cornell’s Initiative for Cryptocurrencies and Contracts. Together, they can validate events to honor contracts in real-time.