Tales from the Crypt
Crypto & VC Structures
/ Chris Collins / 4.8.2019 /
Last week, Forbes published an article on how a16z is restructuring to better position itself to take advantage of opportunities in today’s markets. It got me thinking about investment structures I’ve seen and how GPs are maneuvering existing regulation in conjunction with the rise of cryptoassets...
Intro to Radix
/ Chris Collins / 4.1.2019 /
Radix is another protocol that is proposing a solution to the scalability challenges that popular blockchains today face. Unlike other smart contract platforms such as Ethereum, EOS, IOTA or Hashgraph, Radix is not a blockchain nor a Directed Acyclic Graph (DAG)...
Intro to ThunderCore
/ Chris Collins / 3.25.2019 /
If you've been following the blockchain space closely, you are well aware of the scalability limitations that hinder protocols today. However, there are many new projects in the works using innovative ways to solve this going forward. One that has caught my eye is ThunderCore...
The Future of Finance (Blockchain Edition) – Market Map
/ Chris Collins / 3.11.2019 /
Financial services is an industry that gets me fired up – growing up in an immigrant household and frequently traveling to emerging markets growing up, I’ve seen and experience firsthand what a lack of access to financial services can do to one’s opportunity trajectory...
Deep Dive: Bolivia and the Role of Crypto
/ Chris Collins / 1.7.2019 /
Monument to Antonio José de Sucre in Cochabamba As my stay in Bolivia winds down, it’s a good time to reflect on the current state of the country, its future, and how censorship-resistant technology (blockchain) could potentially play a role...
Truth is a Revolutionary Act
/ Josh Thompson / 12.20.2018 /
The kids will keep smoking.. Tech and media companies are currently like big tobacco was back in the day. The kids will keep consuming no matter how bad the end result is — just get them hooked and they will stay. Keep using these amazing tech and media platforms that make the world...
Primer - Quantum Computing
/ Chris Collins / 12.10.2018 /
Continuing the Primer Series, I wanted to cover an emerging wave in the computer processing capability that could have significant ramifications across industries. In short, quantum computing will allow machines to perform advanced calculations at a fraction of the time...
2018 Unmanned Security Expo Review
/ Michael Jurek / 11.25.2018 /
Michael Jarek recently attended the 2018 Unmanned Security Expo in New York City. Here is his recap.
The Onward Vlog: Crypto Freaks for the win
/ Onward Labs / 11.01.2018 /
Coming off a victory at trivia night at NYC's The Belfry, Onward Labs' Aram Barnett takes 'blockchain trivia' to the streets. What year did the Bitcoin White Paper come out? When did the actual source code come out? See how you stack up...
Blockchain Has Bigger Fish To Fry
/ Abbey Titcomb / 10.10.2018 /
The most frustrating response to me excitedly describing a new decentralized app that just launched / we’re designing is: “Well, is anybody actually going to use it or care?” Coming from a product and venture capital background — I understand the root...