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Token Thoughts on the Blockchain Boom

The past 10 days have been heady for anyone in the cryptocurrency space. The market cap of digital currencies increased to over $90 billion last week …

Token Launch

This is not the story of another cryptocurrency coin offering, but of a product that is using a tangible, age-old form factor to manage and secure …

An Uber Lesson for ICOs

I woke up this morning to the news that Uber’s board asked CEO Travis Kalanick to resign. After a year of allegations of sexual harassment, …

My Talk at MIT: Beyond Finance, Considering Business and Social Impact of Blockchains

A couple of weeks ago I spoke at a conference entitled “Business of Blockchains” that the MIT Technology Review and MIT Media Lab organized in …

The Humanity of Our AI Future

In 1991, as an undergrad, I wrote a paper on social cybernetics and its role in robotics. Out of curiosity, I just did a quick Google search on …

The LP Opportunity to Change Tech Culture

Over the past month, Silicon Valley has been at the forefront of many conversations outside of the technology world. Unfortunately not for …

How The Blockchain Can Unshackle Us

Once every 20 years or so, new technology comes to market that has the potential to change how we communicate, how we do business, and pushes the …

9/11: Bravery, Luck, & Resilience

On this 15th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, I am particularly aware of the march of time and how, as each year passes, those who study it or learn …

Hamilton & Democracy 2016

Back in January I bought tickets to go see Hamilton on Broadway, purposefully the Friday before the Presidential election. I hoped we would be on the …

Future\Perfect Ventures: A 2015 Recap

<b>“Be the change you want to see in the world”</b><b></b> This is one of my life’s mantras. Words are not enough – action is what matters.<b></b> As I reflected on FPV’s …

Leapfrogging into the Future

We live in strange times, and sometimes it seems that the world is spinning backwards. Donald Trump is a leading presidential contender and the North …

Market Truths

After a tumultuous week in global markets, today the US stock market ended higher on the session. On the heels of macroeconomic data that showed …

What in the World ?!?

I gave a talk, titled “What in the World?”, almost exactly 2 years ago to this day at Bloomberg LP’s headquarters in NYC as part of Social Media …

Value Propositions

Customer Service...RIP?

I just completed my annual New Year’s purge of apps on my iPhone. I test countless apps and services as market research as I evaluate new …