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Here I write and talk about blockchain ecosystem design, stakeholder engagement, community building, and other topics that interest me.

The State of NFT Environmental Impact Reduction: A Gitcoin Bounty Report

It's undeniable that the energy that many popular #NFT platforms use is unsustainable for the long run. 🌳 That being said, what alternatives do we have as #ecofriendly artists, entrepreneurs, and....

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Shaping the Future Economy with Hyperledger India

I had the pleasure of discussing how we can get more ladies involved in all areas of #blockchain tech with my friends at....

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Are Intellectual Property NFTs on the Horizon?

I’ve been exploring the NFT (Non-Fungible Token) space a good deal over the past....

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How Uniswap V3 Boosts Capital Efficiency by Increasing Stakeholder Decision Rights

Three highly impactful innovations are present in V3: 1. Concentrated...

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Delegation: The Key to Scaling

Many entrepreneurs (myself included), start their companies by handling everything themselves; if something needs to be done, we’ll learn...

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KeeperDAO’s Mutualist Solution to Gas Wars

Just came across a really cool protocol via a Crypto NYC Whitepaper Wednesday event: KeeperDAO. The Problem...

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Announcing the Blockchain Grant & Hackathon Repo

I'm happy to share that I recently launched an initiative with Shadman Hossain and friends at Minority Programmers Association: The 2021 Blockchain Grants & Hackathons...

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The Flip Side of Funding: Grants for Blockchain Builders

In the early stages of your startup’s journey, it's only natural to worry about funding; whether you are bootstrapping or trying to scale a venture-backed unicorn. In the blockchain space...

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Getting Out There in 2021

It may feel demotivating that there are far fewer in-person opportunities to connect with new associates. This can be isolating, but it doesn’t have to be that way....

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How to Build Scalable DLTs with Human-Centric Blockchain Design

All too often, I see founders in the blockchain space making the same mistake; a lack of human-centric design. I’m talking about...

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Who Needs a Seat at Your Enterprise DLT’s Table?

Here’s the situation: You’re building a blockchain-based solution that will revolutionize the way your industry does business. A few early partners have committed to help...

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Openness in DLT Standards

A lecture given during INATBA’s forum “Cultural and Language Barriers to Global DLT Infrastructure"...

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Tricks & Traps in DLT Stakeholder Engagement

What’s the best way to unite stakeholders around your enterprise blockchain project? Partner with other companies to launch a consortium, then jointly fund and develop a distributed ledger technology (DLT)? Is it better to...

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A Lecture on Stakeholder Engagement for Enterprise DLT

A lecture given at Saintgits College of Engineering in October, 2020...

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Blockchain Governance Reading List

A great place to get started learning about blockchain governance basics....

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Protecting IP During Partnerships

The following transcript is from the webinar Protecting Intellectual Property (IP) in Partnerships; a scenario-driven webinar discussion on how to leverage best practices for IP protection to build more secure, mutually-beneficial business partnerships...

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How iTalki Language Exchange is Providing a Store of Value

iTalki is able to process transactions efficiently across borders through a token system where parties in one country purchase intra-platform tokens with their native currency.....

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Enterprise Blockchain Governance Standards Webinar

We are excited to kick off the new year in collaboration with our friends from the Blockchain Education Network with a great talk about how blockchain systems for......

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Partnerships Matter for Blockchain Startups

Blockchain software startups can learn a lot about growth-hacking by observing startups in other industries......

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Pre-Governance for Enterprise Blockchain Builders

IEEE P2145 Working Group on Blockchain Governance presents alongside Kerala Blockchain Academy...

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On Aligning Stakeholder Incentives in Blockchain Systems

Co-authored with Thomas Cox. One of the brightest minds in the tokenomics space, Dr. Cathy Barerra of the Prysm Group, delivered a remarkable lecture at the 2019 MIT Cryptoeconomic Summit on aligning stakeholder incentives when building blockchain systems. This article highlights our...

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