“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.”
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
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
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
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 (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.
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 […]
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