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
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
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
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
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
I was in the car with my teenage son this week when he randomly asked me “what is web3.0?” I was eager to answer his question because I enjoy discussing the topic in general and I believe it will be my son’s generation that will be the most avid users of this version of the internet. To explain web3 I had to explain web1 and … Continue reading What is Web 3.0?
I made my first cryptocurrency purchase a few years ago and have continued to incrementally add to the position over the years. When crypto first appeared, I never really cared about cryptocurrency and viewed it as a fad. I said to myself crypto would be something that would be popular for a little while and then disappear into oblivion. I also told myself that if … Continue reading Bitcoin
Digital assets have steadily grown in popularity in the last 10 years. There are several different types of digital assets (i.e., cryptocurrencies) in circulation with the most popular being Bitcoin. Bitcoin was created to be a trustless, decentralized, peer-to-peer version of electronic cash that allows online payments to be sent directly from one party to another without going through a financial institution (1). Proponents of … Continue reading The Rise of Digital Assets