Category: Business

Air Force, Amorana And Investing In Startups

How do sex toys and the Air Force relate to each other? I’m doing Air Force Service for a couple of days. And in the evening, I headed over to the Amorana office for their annual General Assembly. I took the opportunity to talk a bit about how I started investing in startups at the ...

Having An Office VS No Office

We’ve decided that Switzerland will become DFINITY’s next hub after our office in Silicon Valley. We plan to hire as many as 40 people over the next couple of years. Time to look for an office! Jan, Robert and I went looking for a suitable space today in and around Zurich. I took the occasion ...

Cédric Meets Cédric

Cédric Bollag runs a video project called “Global Tech Box” and we sat down a couple months ago to discuss living with 64 things and building startups. Dive in to see what we discussed! Video Transcription Hey guys, a quick intro: this is a video that I shot some months ago with another Cédric. He ...

The Future Of Personal Investing?

After arriving in LA, I met with my friend Ron who’s working on ‘Round’ (www.investround.com). Round is an app that brings the investment experience that you would usually only get if you are able to invest tens of millions of dollars, to investors of any size. Dive in to see how they leverage technology to ...

Will Blockchain Tech Revolutionize The Shipping Industry?

While most projects like DFINITY or Ethereum are still building the infrastructure that will allow truly decentralized applications, other projects are already working on applications. Smart Containers is a successful existing business that specializes in exactly that: Smarter Shipping Containers. In a first step, they’ve built containers that are equipped with various sensors that allow ...

DFINITY Presentation At FOAM In Berlin

From Budapest, I flew to Berlin to join Arthur’s presentation on DFINITY at FOAM in Berlin. Being in the audience for once, I really enjoyed following Arthur’s narrative about what ‘Web 3.0’ means and what problems it will solve. For all the details – dive in and enjoy the talk! Video Transcription I’ve just made ...

Byzantine Fault Tolerance

Getting started in the blockchain space can be overwhelming. There’s a ton of concepts and terms that have foreign names and the terminology may sometimes be more confusing than the concepts themselves. As we are building out the DFINITY ecosystem for developers and miners, we made it our goal to give everyone a way to ...

Budapest And The DFINITY Airdrop

In today’s episode, I am in Budapest working with Ákos on the DFINITY “Academy concept”, which is a platform to bring people up to speed from zero knowledge in blockchain or distributed ledger technologies all the way to understanding how to write smart contracts and distributed apps. Also, I speak about the DFINITY Airdrop, check ...

Spontaneous Encounters Are The Best!

From Hamburg, I continued to Budapest to meet with Ákos. On my way from the airport into the city, I met with fellow travelers and we struck up a conversation. Being from the West Coast and Hawaii, they’ve been traveling Eastern Europe for the past six weeks and seemed to have a great experience. These ...

How To Make Complicated Things Easy?

In today’s episode, I met Yassin, who is helping me out with this vlog project. Also, I had an interesting chat with Matthias. Matthias and I used to be roommates almost 6 years ago. We finally met up again in Hamburg. I was thrilled to hear what he is doing for a job: he joined ...

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