Changing theWay Job Seekers and Companies Find Each Other in Web3

Braintrust is a decentralized talent network that helps companies and talent find each other in a faster and more economical manner. The network is controlled and self-governed by network participants who earn Braintrust tokens (BTRST) by introducing and onboarding clients (demand) and talent (supply) to the network. Network participants (i.e., token holders) are members of the Braintrust DAO (decentralized autonomous organization) where they vote to make … Continue reading Changing theWay Job Seekers and Companies Find Each Other in Web3

The Challenge of Scaling Decentralized Systems

One of the hardest challenges of building a business is achieving scalability. Scalability by definition is the ability of something, especially a computer system, to adapt to increased demands. For a system to reach scale the operational mechanics must be structured such that most all repeatable tasks can be automated. Companies or systems that successfully implement scalable systems generally have a higher probability of succeeding in … Continue reading The Challenge of Scaling Decentralized Systems

Using Blockchain Technology to Make Shipping and Tracking Products Easier

When I talk with friends and family about  how blockchain technology is used for more than just buying or selling cryptocurrency, the usual response is a long silence followed by a blank stare of disinterest. To a certain extent I don’t blame them because the truth is, most people don’t care about how blockchain technology works; they only care that it works and that it … Continue reading Using Blockchain Technology to Make Shipping and Tracking Products Easier

Programming a Smart Contract on the Ethereum Blockchain

Today I went through the exercise of writing/coding a smart contract on the Ethereum blockchain. The programming language used to write the code is called Solidity which feels a lot like C++, but obviously way better. I am not a programmer nor am I trying to be, but I came across a site called Remix.ide that allows anyone to “develop, deploy, and administer smart contracts … Continue reading Programming a Smart Contract on the Ethereum Blockchain

Why Travel Makes You a More Well-Rounded Person

I’m not able to write my normal blog this week because I’m traveling on a family vacation, which was a much-needed break from my regular routine. One of the things I enjoy most about traveling and visiting other parts of the world is observing the norms and customs of how people live and go about their daily lives. Visiting other parts of the world reminds … Continue reading Why Travel Makes You a More Well-Rounded Person

Show me the Money – How Blockchain is Revolutionizing Payments

If you’re a business owner and you sell products or services around the world, one of the problems you’ve likely encountered is getting paid in a timely manner. In today’s society, same day settlements are rare and usually take between 2-5 business days to process. For well-capitalized companies, waiting for a payment to settle or meeting necessary prefunding requirements may not be an issue. Prefunding … Continue reading Show me the Money – How Blockchain is Revolutionizing Payments

Words of Advice for Aspiring Fund Managers

I had the opportunity to speak with an aspiring venture capitalist today. He wanted to speak with me for general advice about how to start his own venture capital fund. I enjoy these calls because I like helping people and I’m able to establish a new relationship in the process. In my career I’ve had the opportunity to raise a fund and work behind the … Continue reading Words of Advice for Aspiring Fund Managers

The Relationship Between Public and Private Markets

The recent sell off in public tech stocks has reverberated across the markets. The imminent threat of rising interest has caused many investors to shift from growth to value-oriented stocks. As a result, several well-known, high-growth technology companies have experienced a double-digit percent drop in their stock price in the last few months. Why are tech stocks selling off at these levels? What impact do … Continue reading The Relationship Between Public and Private Markets