How Bitcoin Will Promote Latin American Growth

There has been much ado concerning Bitcoin and how authorities and businesses in China and the United States have reacted to it, but possibly more intriguing possibilities may lie ahead for this currency and other cryptocurrencies. The Wall Street Journal ran a piece a week ago about the obvious divide that exists in Latin America. […]

Technology Update for 2017

Seeing high CPU utilization? It may not be a fault with your computer. Does your computer stutter when browsing certain websites? Does Windows Resource Monitor show high CPU utilization? Does your Mac’s Activity Monitor show your CPU being overutilized? Usually, these symptoms would indicate a computer issue that would need troubleshooting but that may no […]

Social Multiequivalence: Money as Decentralization

Let there be two owners A and B of commodities x and y, respectively, of whom A wants y and B wants x. With no money and no third commodity, the only way for both owners to obtain their desired commodities is directly from each other: A –> y | B –> x x _____ | y y _____ | x Otherwise, A and B must delegate their commodity ownership to someone who then redistributes it between […]

A Brief Introduction To Blockchain – For Normal People

Crypto-what? If you’ve attempted to dive into this mysterious thing called blockchain, you’d be forgiven for recoiling in horror at the sheer opaqueness of the technical jargon that is often used to frame it. So before we get into what a crytpocurrency is and how blockchain technology might change the world, let’s discuss what blockchain […]

Bringing Scientific Rigor to Medical Research Using Blockchain Technology

Blockchain technology applied to medical research can improve trust in science by creating an unchangeable, time stamped record of the research findings. Blockchain technology, invented by Satoshi Nakamoto in 2008, ensures that transactions entered into a ledger cannot be changed with time. As applied to the cryptocurrency bitcoin (BTC), the result is a monetary system […]

Will the Bitcoin Bubble Burst? Should I Invest in Bitcoin?

Should I invest in Bitcoin? Anything I say is not to be used as financial advice. That being said, bitcoin is definitely worth considering. And with bitcoin crossing the $10k threshold earlier this week, it’s no wonder people think it’s a bubble. It dropped below $1,000 in June of this year, and has absolutely skyrocketed […]

4 Ways Blockchain Will Disrupt Business As We Know It

Blockchain technology and cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin generated a lot of news this past year. It seems like every week there’s another headline touting an upcoming revolution or downplaying this new technology as a fad with few long term prospects. If you are unfamiliar with blockchain tech, or are still building a point of view, let […]

How Being a Disruptor Can Serve Your Business and the World

We’re all living through a period of significant disruption. When the seas are rough, the temptation is to hunker down, batten down the hatches, and hope you survive until it all blows over. But what if disruption represents an opportunity, an opportunity for your business? Then it makes sense to let go, expose yourself to […]