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2020

The year is 2020. We are living in the future. There is the emergence of technologies that give individuals control over their own digital data and their own digital finances. These advancements in security and privacy are emerging from the fringe of technologist and developers around the world. The technologies to self organize and build […]

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On Debt Cycles

Some notes from Ray Dalio’s How to Navigate Debt Crisis discussing framework, historical cases and in general currency and capital markets. Dalio’s principles – 2 types of economic debt cycles – deflationary depression and inflationary depression credit and debt become assets and liabilities simply inter-connected stacks and denominated within each countries currency currency devaluations like […]

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Enterprise Blockchain

Inter-firm Sales Automation

There is a repeatable insight that we have gathered over three years of working with Fortune 500’s on Digital Transformation projects; the next wave of enterprise software is driven through inter-firm sales automation leveraging shared global state, governance mechanisms and organizational incentives. In every value-chain we have discovered that there is a need for standardization […]

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The Rise of Rust and Blockchain

The Rust programming language is redefining the blockchain space very rapidly. It is my goal to learn this language through an evaluation of blockchain protocols, peer-to-peer networking layers and to understand how the concepts of ownership and modules will drive forward the industry as a whole. This is a very, very good programming language for […]

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On Libra

Facebook announced it’s open-source Libra Blockchain and cryptocurrency today in it’s efforts to create a global financial transaction system. This is a game changer. One of the largest companies in the world just launched their own cryptocurrency and it will not be the last. Facebook is taking advantage of a decade of innovation and built […]

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Web3: Beyond Cloud Computing

Blockchain computing will make your business more competitive than Cloud computing. Do you believe me? If so, let me take you on a journey to the future. In web3, decentralized global organizations transact assets and agreements on universal settlement layers. Systems for automating and transacting assets through Front-Office, Middle-Office and Back-Office Applications are networked, orchestrated […]

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Serverless Containerization

Serverless Containerization Kubernetes and KNative are driving sequential, scalable and containerized build systems scoped within pods for state sharing.  Knative is a set of open-source components and platform level custom APIs installed on Kubernetes. In the next few minutes I will walk through how to containerize a node.js or spring boot application, deploy it to Google […]

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On ZKPs, STARKS, SNARKS

General information on the topic of ZKPs, not necessarily structured but should be ongoing article as I continue to learn about this technology. These are just notes specifically from meetup on ZKPs. Honest computation through Zero Knowledge Proofs is a set of steps. It is this complex math and application of the cryptographic primitives that […]

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Thoughts on Bitcoin

Bitcoin is. The security of bitcoin as a protocol is derived from the quantum properties it uses as a secure informational state machine. The state transitions can be trusted based on pure mathematics. Elliptical Curves Digital Signatures Proof-of-Work Bitcoin as a system is the most powerful machine / computer in the world. It has already […]

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Interoperable, Scalable Blockchain Protocols

Last week I attended the Wanxiang Global Blockchain Summit in Shanghai. There were a number of sessions but one that really stuck with me was about potential scaling solutions for distributed consensus protocols. There is a concept of polyglot persistence which essentially means certain databases are meant for certain reasons. You have SQL database, noSQL […]