May 30, 2018
Welcome to the "Layer 2" era.
We are now entering an exciting new phase of blockchain development in which the lightning network and other programming solutions that operate "on top" of existing blockchains promise big strides in scalability, interoperability and functionality.
May 28, 2018
The crypto markets may be redefining the nature of investment booms, speeding up the entire process of speculation, correction, retrenchment and recovery.
May 21, 2018
A more united front among all who believe in blockchain tech's sweeping potential could help ensure a more constructive legal environment.
May 7, 2018
Combined with other emerging tech, blockchain could enable a new paradigm of decentralized, on-demand production and realign global economic power.
March 1, 2018
My first job out of university was as an accountant, an auditor to be precise, at what was then known as Deloitte Haskins & Sells, in my hometown of Perth. Oh God, did I hate that job! One year in, I quit, grabbed a backpack and took off for Europe and, later, Southeast Asia, and eventually became what I'd always wanted to be: a writer. The wandering triggered by that visceral reaction never really stopped.
Nov 10, 2016
I post this drab photo, not because I’m an Apple groupie (far from it), but because as I sat down for a lonesome meal at Le Meridien MIT — after two months of travel that included Sao Paulo, Lausanne, Salt Lake City, Marrakesh and Nevis, as well as my regular shuttle between NY and Cambridge — I realized how irrevocably tied to these thin, transportable rectangles we itinerant knowledge workers are. There are ten people at this restaurant right now and five of us have our laptops open. (A couple more have their iPhones in hand, but my guess is they are not working, at least not with the same intensity. Lucky them.) Depressing? Liberating?