Blockchain

A Complete Guide to Investing in Blockchain Stocks

If you’re a recruiter in the financial industry, one place to find ambitious young talent is by looking for people who spent time as a summer associate at a top-five investment bank but weren’t extended a job offer afterwards. Getting into a summer program at an investment bank is nearly impossible, and those who manage […]

Data Gumbo – A Blockchain Network for Industries

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia isn’t what it says on the tin. We quickly realized that over several weeks in the country meeting with technology startups and local Saudis who are overwhelmingly friendly towards visitors. Like any country, there’s the good and the bad. The roads are some of the most dangerous in the world […]

5 Real-World Use Cases for Blockchain in Supply Chains

Using blockchain technology to create efficiencies in large industries could reap billion-dollar rewards for driven founders. For example, we recently met with a startup called Othera that is using blockchain to transform the residential mortgage industry. They’ve partnered with a co-op that represents over 150 mortgage originators that generate in excess of $230 billion in mortgages per year. The founders are experienced […]

How Blockchain Will Transform Residential Mortgages

In our previous piece, The Global Impact of Cheap Satellites and Launches, we talked about how there are very few trillion-dollar industries in this world. When you’re an entrepreneur, a trillion-dollar industry is pretty exciting because all you need to do is capture 0.01% of it and you’ll have $1 billion. Take the $1.7 trillion U.S. […]

Using Blockchain for Commercial Real Estate

Commercialized blockchain solutions are like high school sex. Everyone claims they’re doing it, for the few that are, it’s not as great as they say it is, and it’s only the teachers who actually know what they’re doing. One impediment for blockchain technology was the ICO debacle which fleeced more suckers than you can shake a stick […]

Using Blockchain for Will and Testaments

They say that everyone dies twice – once when they take their last breath, and again when the last person to remember them takes their last breath. It’s a morbid topic that only becomes more depressing when you realize that most people aren’t prepared for it financially. Approximately 55% of American adults do not have a will […]

Helium – Solving the IoT Connectivity Problem

When crowdfunding began gaining in popularity, it became quickly apparent that the platform was going to be exploited by scammers. Soon, it became difficult to tell whether or not the shoddy management team that failed to bring a product to market leaving a bunch of disgruntled “customers” in their wake was acting maliciously or not. […]

Using Blockchain for International Payments

When you spend your days producing insightful articles and giving them away for free, you need to conserve your costs so that you can make sure the MBAs who produce the stuff receive a fair wage. In other words, when you’re bootstrapping you need to count your pennies. The world is your oyster, so you go to […]

Solving Indonesia’s Big “Big Data” Problem

If you look at how technologically mature countries are relative to their size, the world’s biggest country (China) is well on its way to becoming a tech superpower. The same can be said for the world’s third biggest country (United States). The second biggest country (India) has its problems, but for the most part, it’s pretty obvious […]