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“Everything worth doing takes time. You have to write a hundred bad songs before you write one good one. And you have to sacrifice a lot of things that you might not be prepared for. Like it or not, you are in this alone and have to follow your own star.”

Bob Dylan

Money 20/20 recap: Jack Dorsey, blockchain, and the future of financial services

My writeup of the Money 20/20 financial tech conference, which just wrapped up. I focused on blockchain and Bitcoin tech, so this report is a snapshot of how financial services views blockchain today.

At #money2020, @martindale predicts Bitcoin price will increase 10x, to $6,000+, in 12 months 🙄 crossposted from Facebook
October 24, 2016 at 05:05PM

“If you have an immutable record, authoritarian gov’ts might find that very interesting too.” Jamie Smith of @BitFuryGroup #Money2020 crossposted from Facebook
October 24, 2016 at 04:42PM

Overstock.com could begin first Bitcoin-based stock trades

I’m a stringer for VentureBeat this week at the #Money2020 conference, looking for good stories about blockchain. Here’s one about how Overstock.com is about to offer stock (in itself) via T0, its Bitcoin-based equities trading platform. (Just don’t call it an exchange, even though it is.) Official news announcement to come tomorrow. Overstock.com could begin […]

“Smart contracts are neither smart nor are they contracts…what they are is automated bits of business logic.” Jacob Farber at #Money2020 crossposted from Facebook
October 23, 2016 at 02:35PM

Freelance work: Why isn’t this a political topic?

Here’s something *neither* candidate is likely to talk about during tonight’s debate: 1/3 of working Americans do freelance work. Yet the deck often seems stacked against freelancers. Why not create a White House task force to look into this important issue? See: Three things freelancers need from the next administration

Happy Sukkot.

Today I learned about Sukkot, the Jewish holiday celebrating agriculture and … living in huts? As I was walking up to the pool today I saw a U-Haul pickup with a big wooden structure on the back of it. Coming around, I saw it was open to the back, and there was a semicircle of […]

The South End Rowing Club (review)

The South End (aka SERC) is one of two swimming-rowing clubs that share a building in Aquatic Park, right next to Hyde St. Pier. It’s a terrific group of welcoming, fun-loving people who are into all things aquatic. What’s more, it’s a San Francisco institution, dating back to 1873. Serious history here! Visitors are welcome […]

As you start your day, remember that there are so many things we have to do better, and cyber is one of them.

 

Swimming, cold water, and a bunch of awesome veterans.

I was a kayaker this morning for a group of veterans swimming from Alcatraz to SF. It was a great morning… Beautiful, flat water, warm… And a bunch of men and women hauling ass through the water. Including guys missing limbs but swimming just the same. It was pretty cool. Before the swim I was […]

Minimum entrance requirement

I got invited to join an elite networking club on LinkedIn. Unfortunately the entrance requirement was a net worth of $10MM+. I told the guy I’d been a journalist my whole career, up until last year, so it might be awhile before I qualify. crossposted from Facebook September 22, 2016 at 10:50AM

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