MicroSaas

This post is from my time at the Consensus 2016 Hackathon a few months ago. The consensus from the 2016 Hackathon was that smart contracts and decentralized applications will drive blockchain innovation and businesses into the future. This year’s hackathon was held in the heart of Times Square at Microsoft’s Technology Center. I would say … Continue reading MicroSaas

The Rise of Ethereum

The decentralized nature of cryptocurrencies are their biggest strength and their biggest weakness. Often this is the case with something that completely disrupts the status-quo. The fact that decentralized currencies are open source also creates a unique situation where that which is the best given path or fork in the long run must be agreed … Continue reading The Rise of Ethereum

2016

90% of the World's data was created in the past year. We are living in a time of exponential technological advancement. Recursive machine learning & artificial intelligence, distributed systems and decentralized value transfer protocols, everything on the web creating real-time distributed consciousness. Exciting times. This past year I learned: how to program and build on the force … Continue reading 2016

The Lightning Network: Packets to Circuits

There are three problems that developers see in regards to scaling Bitcoin: Micropayments are not exactly cheap to make the size of blocks/the blockchain over time malleability The Lightning Network aims to solve these problems by creating hash-locked payment channels facilitating instant off-chain real bitcoin transactions. Before we can understand what the Lightning network enables, … Continue reading The Lightning Network: Packets to Circuits

Consensus 2015 Makeathon

Our Team built a blockchain application on Tierion, the bridge to the blockchain and the only way to embed data into the blockchain at scale and receive a verifiable record of the embedded data. This application was a Claims Data process application for USAA. We successfully were able to create an Android mobile application that … Continue reading Consensus 2015 Makeathon

Managing Digital Scarcity: Enterprise Cryptocurrency Applications

The internet has evolved into a real time distributed information protocol in that now we interact daily with a global consciousness, we spark digital wildfires spreading anywhere and everywhere instantly and at a cost next to nothing.Though the cost to reproduce and scale bits is next to nothing, the inability to prove transfer of digital ownership … Continue reading Managing Digital Scarcity: Enterprise Cryptocurrency Applications

Myo Gesture Control Armband

Thalmic Lab's Myo armband is the future of controlling everything around us. It builds the bridge between the physical and the digital world. This gesture control armband is able to read the electromagnetic signals from your muscles and it enables you to control a variety of applications via bluetooth 4.0. You can program keystrokes on … Continue reading Myo Gesture Control Armband

Hash and Ledger

After reading the Age of Cryptocurrency, I had one new take away about blockchain technology. This epiphany moment was my understanding of the SHA256 hash. The description of how a hash worked put my understanding of the protocol on an even lower level. This hash function can take any input and will output a hexadecimal … Continue reading Hash and Ledger