Here are a few of my takeaways after hearing Vitalik Buterin, founder of Ethereum, speak at a small gathering last week in San Francisco. Vitalik has become quite the icon in the blockchain space and it’s always fascinating to meet these people in real-life after seeing them online for so long. You can also checkout Blockchain at Berkley’s full livestream on Facebook here.
This is Part 2 on token design pulled from a Crypto Underground panel I did with my friends, Sarah Hody, Associate at Perkins Coie and Rob Massey, Tax Partner at Deloitte. Combined, they have almost 10 years of blockchain experience, which definitely makes them industry experts in this new field. This post covers: SAFT’s Aren’t Simple, Choosing Advisors, Token Allocation to Founders, Employees & Advisors, Token Use After ICO’s, Cost of Services.
Part 1 of an interview I did at Crypto Underground with my friends, Sarah Hody, Associate at Perkins Coie and Rob Massey, Tax Partner at Deloitte. Combined, they have almost 10 years of blockchain experience, which definitely makes them industry experts in this new field. This post covers: Where to Incorporate, What Entity to Use and Where Non-Fungibles Fit In.
Last night, Ben Bartlett, Berkeley Vice Mayor, gave an inspiring talk at Crypto underground on how blockchain can help shape the future of cities by spurring economic growth at the local level and creating an entirely new asset class of ownership. Ben is currently working on a project to create a virtual currency for Berkeley.
How the American Bar Association (ABA) views the rise of legal technology, the need to change restrictive ethics and state licensing rules to promote more innovation and adoption of technology to make legal services more affordable and accessible to the masses. We still have a long way to go but at least the ABA sounds like they are moving in the right direction.
Last night, hundreds of women gathered together to learn about blockchain and cryptocurrencies so that they can be involved in rebuilding the financial market of the future. Here's some foundational resources to check out if you're just getting started in the crypto space.
Guy Kawasaki's 10 tips & observations for using social media. He calls it "God's gift to entrepreneurs." Find out why.
An interview with Gregg Renfrew, founder of BeautyCounter, on the safety hazards surrounding unregulated chemicals in personal care products, tools to identify them and a list of chemical conscious brands.
Last night, female CEO's got real on the struggles of creating, running and scaling companies. While they share many of the same challenges of their male counterparts, it's refreshing and inspiring to hear the tales from a woman's perspective, one that is usually missing in Silicon Valley.
Picking Tim Ferriss's brain. An interview by Naval Ravikant.
Thoughts & inspiration from TEDWomen 2016
Why traditional methods of customer discovery are fundamentally flawed and how to find authentic customer demand using behavorial economics.
My 5 day journey to the summit of Kilimanjaro and back.
A collection of notes from YC's Female Founders Conference.
A conversation with Ben Horowitz and Shaka Senghor about the criminal justice system, the ability to change and how a second chance at a productive life can reform the prison system.
My thoughts on watching the TEDTalks 2016 on livestream from the Nasdaq Entrepreneurial Center. Passionate speakers, thought-provoking topics and inspiration to create real change.
Our legal system is outdated, overpriced and cannot keep up with the needs of our country. This is in part because of age-old “traditions” and “rules” that support non-competition, discourage innovation and reject alternative business structures that have the potential to drastically improve access to high-volume, low-margin legal needs that the majority of Americans face.
Your best chance of passing the bar exam is to know which study methods work for you. Don't blindly follow Barbri's or Kaplan's schedule just because you've paid for the course. This typically leads to quick burnout and high stress levels. Know yourself, put in the hours and take some breaks.
Last night, at TechSquare Lab’s sneak peek event, we were lucky enough to hear some words of wisdom from Jeff Arnold, the founder of WebMD and Chairman and CEO of Sharecare.
With only 3% of technical female founders in the U.S., the Southeast fares even worse. A cultural shift is needed. Not only to encourage young girls to pursue STEM programs, but also to change the mindsets of parents. While the Southeast is heading in the right direction, there is certainly more that can be done.
Atlanta's innovation scene is growing rapidly. Last week, a panel of innovators and economic developers spoke at a Midtown Atlanta event focused on collaboration and the local technology ecosystem. The message was clear - Atlanta has the right ingredients to become a global hub for innovation but it's going to take a lot more collaboration to make that happen.