Amy Vernon

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How two black women referees expanded the conversation about representation in sports

In the conversation about gender equality in sports, most of the attention is focused on the players. Sometimes the attention is directed at the …

Women of Color

A 7,000 Year History of Trust with MIT’s Michael Casey

<b>Where does blockchain fit into this timeline?</b><p>Decentralized record keeping changes this dramatically, because now there’s a shared record of truth. …

Blockchain explained

Blockchain

Meet The Women of The Blockchain: Amy Vernon VP At Rivetz Corp

13 Blockchain Insider Tips With Amy Vernon<p>“Be curious. I’ve gotten where I have by being curious. Instead of asking people to do things for me, I …

“I’ve Gotten Where I Have By Being Curious. Instead Of Asking People To Do Things For Me, Learned How Those Things Work”

13 Blockchain Insider Tips With Amy Vernon<p>“Be curious. I’ve gotten where I have by being curious. Instead of asking people to do things for me, I …

What does decentralization really mean in the context of bitcoin? What do investors need to know about the value of decentralization?

Anyone who has heard of bitcoin and other altcoins has probably also heard that decentralization is what makes these crypto assets valuable. With no …

Our Favorite #LetsPropel Instagrams from the 2018 Propelify Innovation Festival

At the 2018 Propelify Innovation Festival, there were over 70+ incredible speakers, a networking Ferris wheel, investor speed dating, Innovation Row, …

Diversity in the blockchain industry and why it’s so important to get it right now with Amy Vernon@Crypto Working Group, David Park@Coins & Keys, Kelcey Gosserand, Blockchain Evangelist, Leah Callon-Butler@Intimate.io #womenentrepreneurs #womenintech #hoboken #propelify #propelifyfest2018 #blockchain #crypto #cryptocurrency #diversity

StartupOneStop

The Birth of the User-Owned Economy <i><br>Click here</i> <i>to view this on the StartupOneStop Website</i><p>This past week was Blockchain Week in New York, in tandem with …

These Physicists Watched a Clock Tick for 14 Years Straight

Bijunath Patla’s experiment sounds like a real bore: Gather 12 of the most accurate clocks around the world, and watch them tick. It’s like a …

Physics

11 Questions for a Crypto Community Manager — Amy Vernon, Rivetz

Amy Vernon is VP of Community for Rivetz which is building a Global Attestation and Identity Network, powered by the Rivetz Token. Before Rivetz, Amy …

The 7 Most Fascinating Tech Talks of Propelify Innovation Festival

From left to right: Indicative Chairman Andrew Weinreich, Propelify Festival Founder Aaron Price, Indicative CEO Jeremy Levy<p>Indicative visited the …

The Strange, Sad Case Of Laci Green

The Strange, Sad Case Of Laci Green — Feminist Hero Turned Anti-Feminist DefenderShe built a community to protect the abused. Now she’s on the side …

How JPMorgan Chase Learned to Love the Blockchain

<b>Amber Baldet flings</b> an oversize yellow die atop a display counter at a Best Buy near Times Square in Manhattan.<p>Five.<p>“It’s odd,” says Baldet. The …

Entrepreneurs lament lack of diversity in blockchain and cryptocurrency

<i>[Modern Consensus columnist Michael Hillmeyer checked out the blockchain and cryptocurrency panels at the Propelify tech and music conference in</i> …

Do You Know The Women On The Block? Here Are Six

As reports of exclusive parties and celebrity sightings are being told and shared with pride and envy after blockchain week in New York City, the Women on the Block (WOTB) conference is still garnering press and conversations as many found some of the most inspiring talks at this event. (See these …

Blockchain

Blockchain Week Heralds An End To Blockchain Brotopia

If ever there was a question as to whether New York City is the capital of fintech or blockchain, it was answered this week. Through a series of events from May 11 – 17, “Blockchain Week New York City,” surprised everyone in attendance with diverse panels. Conference organizers were particularly …

intimate co-founder Leah Callon-Butler explains the sex industry ITM token

intimate co-founder Leah Callon-Butler explains the sex industry ITM token<p>Franko Ali 7 April 2018 NEWS<p>intimate co-founder Leah Callon-Butler spoke …

One of the more interesting trends in the altcoin market for almost a year now has been the desire to create offshoots of bitcoin by attempting hard-forking changes to the cryptocurrency’s protocol rules.

One of the more interesting trends in the altcoin market for almost a year now has been the desire to create offshoots of bitcoin by attempting …

Cryptocurrency

Bitcoin Bros, Meet The Women On The Block

Sunday May 13th, is a day to honor a special woman in our life. Many of us from all over the world, including myself and my mother, will be headed to the Williamsburg Hotel in Brooklyn, New York to spend Mother’s Day showing up for ourselves and for future generations at the first Women on the …

Blockchain

Chicago women in tech make gains in overcoming 'bro fest,' and aim for leadership positions

When Betsy Ziegler was named the first female CEO of technology and entrepreneurship center 1871 in February, it didn’t immediately sink in for her what that designation would mean.<p>The more she spoke with female entrepreneurs, however, the better she understood.<p>“All of them were like, ‘The fact …

Silicon Valley's pay gap between women and men in tech is so wide it increases the national average

All over the country, women across various industries are fighting for equal pay, and the tech industry is no exception.<p>According to data from Statista, the average pay gap in the tech industry for cities across the US is about 16%, meaning that on average, women in tech get paid about 16% less …

Orphan blocks can happen in a few ways. The most common way is that two miners on an altcoin network finish a block at the same time.

As a concept, the blockchain is simple. It is a big ledger, and each entry on that ledger, a block, is the foundation for the next block. That is how …

What happens in the brain during a 'eureka!' moment?

There's little more satisfying than that feeling you get when the penny finally drops. That glistening, pristine moment of insight. Finally, …

You Are Here: Scientists Unveil Precise Map Of More Than A Billion Stars

Wednesday was the day astronomers said goodbye to the old Milky Way they had known and loved and hello to a new view of our home galaxy.<p>A European Space Agency mission called Gaia just released a long-awaited treasure trove of data: precise measurements of 1.7 billion stars.<p>It's unprecedented for …

Universe

Meet Three Latina Tech Founders Challenging Diversity Statistics

In 2017, only 16 percent of startups had a female co-founder or founder.<p>Although there are no hard statistics out there (that we know of), it’s …

Cryptocurrency Is Not Just a Boys' Club

When dinner conversations turn to cryptocurrency, as they often do these days, I brace for a grilling, because I’ve been a reporter covering the topic for six years. “Do you own any?” “Is it too late to get rich?” “What’s the next big coin?” The answer is always the same: I’m neither an investor …

The blockchain believers - MIT Technology Review

What makes blockchain devotees so passionate about the technology? Is it a means to get rich or something much bigger? And how do you even explain …

Blockchain

3 Innovative Ways Blockchain Will Build Trust In The Food Industry

Trust is a fragile thing. Break it even once, and people will never forget.<p>In the food industry, trust is dwindling.<p>Just look to Chipotle. After a major E. coli breakout in late 2015, the company’s profits dropped 44% compared with the same quarter the previous year. It has since given out millions …

How One Woman Found Opportunity in Blockchain

Catheryne Nicholson, CEO of BlockCypher, talks with <i>Fortune</i> about her place in a volatile industry.<p><b>FORTUNE:</b> <b>A blockchain is a distributed public ledger</b> …