Businesses are interesting. They usually start with an idea and a few people. Most of the time, they fizzle and die, but sometimes — about 10% of the time — they grow into something more. Of the survivors, many will reach a certain size before they plateau or decline, but a rare few will grow so large that they become ubiquitous with society itself.
The idea is the seed that starts it all, and so we tend to romanticize it. You need a million-dollar — no, BILLION-dollar — idea, and then you execute, and that’s how you win!
I’ve been a fully remote worker for about 8 years now. Right from the get-go, the most challenging parts of this setup have been staying connected and working transparently. Back then, our primary tools for communication were IMs and calls via Skype for Business.
The biggest problem with Skype for Business is that all communications are direct and private. I’ve always felt that one of my strengths has been my breadth of knowledge and ability to help the team by providing context when necessary. …
It was around 2 am, and my wife was shaking me.
“Are you okay? You were screaming.”
I laughed. I was in the middle of a terribly exciting dream where my home was being invaded. And although I was scared, this was the moment in the dream where I was beginning to fight back. I was unleashing a mighty battle cry. Against a Tusken Raider.
Now, it’s important to have the right visual in mind for this. If you aren’t familiar with Star Wars’ Tusken Raiders — also called sand people — watch this video, and make sure your sound…
So, covid, huh? If you would’ve told me 3 years ago that we’d soon find ourselves in the midst of a pandemic that’s causing global lockdowns in the world’s biggest cities and that it would continue to rage because people were unwilling to take the necessary steps to beat it, I never would’ve believed it.
But here we are.
There have been more than 200 million confirmed cases of covid, and more than 4 million people have died from it. We have vaccines, but governments can’t pay people to get them. Literally. …
ViperSwap launched on Harmony a few months back, and it was very exciting. It was the best cryptocurrency/blockchain experience I ever had. So fast, so cheap.
And the rewards — oh the rewards! A small deposit of $20 produced meaningful rewards that you could see accumulate in real-time.
Shortly after ViperSwap’s launch, project owner VenomDAO announced plans to launch CobraSwap on Binance Smart Chain (BSC). Initially, this was intended to be within weeks, but growth and success on Harmony led to delays. But here they are, a few short months later, launching CobraSwap on BSC!
As I’m writing this, it’s…
Ethereum is the most exciting project in all of cryptocurrency. Period. Its smart contracts enable blockchain to be a disruptive technology across many industries. We see it now with defi, but this is only scratching the surface, and the price of ether is poised to go up, up, up as adoption and use cases increase.
Let’s look at the current state of things.
While I'm writing, the price of ether (ETH) is just above $2,000, which is about half its all-time high of $4,000. Ethereum’s market cap is at $250 billion compared to Bitcoin’s $634 billion.
There’s a lot of…
Usually, when people die, one of two things happens. Either they have a will, and their assets are divided according to its instructions, or they don’t, and courts determine the rightful heir.
Blockchain visionaries like Charles Hoskinson talk about how smart contracts will change the world by providing equity of services, the first of which we already see with decentralized finance. Looking beyond what we have today, we can see similar things happening for insurance, identity, property ownership, and voting. Why not wills and estate planning?
My brain can’t quite wrap my head around how a will as a smart…
If you could go back to the 1990s and invest more heavily in the internet, would you?
The dot-com boom is arguably the most famous bubble in the past several centuries. During this time, from 1995 to 2000, the Nasdaq rose 400% before crashing and losing most of its gains.
Back then, internet-related companies were popping up left and right, and success was easy to find. Money was flowing, and valuations were growing. The pace was unsustainable, and when the bubble burst, it took many businesses down with it.
Still, it was an important moment in the history of the…
Harmony Protocol recently announced $4 million in incentives coming to Sushi Swap, with rewards being split evenly between liquidity mining and Kashi lending. In both cases, $1 million in ONE tokens and $1 million in SUSHI tokens will be provided to fund the incentives.
The details of Kashi rewards are slated to be released in July, so today, we’ll focus on liquidity mining.
The most important thing to note about the liquidity mining incentives is that the rewards will be spread over 12 months and be heavily front-loaded, with 50% of rewards being distributed during the first 3 months. That…
It’s been 4 months since I elected to stake Eth2 now, and things are going well. I couldn’t resist taking advantage of favorable rates on Uniswap, and I converted another 0.2 ETH to 0.25 GETH, which I’ll add to my tracking below.
Let’s take a look at the month-to-month numbers. The big dip at the end of May wiped about $1,000 from…