Why The Internet Needs IPFS Before It’s Too Late

linksweb IPFS isn’t exactly a well-known technology yet, even among many in the Valley, but it’s quickly spreading by word of mouth among folks in the open-source community. Many are excited by its potential to greatly improve file transfer and streaming speeds across the Internet. From my personal perspective, however, it’s actually much more important than that. IPFS eliminates the… Read More

Full Stack Music: 1 Trillion Streams, 200 Million Tickets

Mombojó At present, there are three distinct music industries: radio, on-demand music, and concert ticketing. However, we are starting to enter a new phase, where these industries will converge and produce one integrated experience for artists and fans. I’ve taken to calling this full stack music, because at heart it speaks to a holistic experience that integrates these industries through data. Read More

The Blockchain Might Be The Next Disruptive Technology

 To process a transaction, you need first to make sure the sender owns the asset he wants to transfer, and make sure he will not trade it twice. In the blockchain, information is stored in blocks that record all transactions ever done through the …

Data Is A Mine And A Minefield

baddata I’ve worked in data science and healthcare-adjacent fields for about five years now. I studied biology and marketing at Wharton, where I did pancreatic cancer research. And I will tell you, regardless of the stunning achievements of access and strength in tech, the healthcare field is not even close to keeping up. Let’s put this in perspective. Read More

The Rise Of Entrepreneurial Communities

capitol hill This summer, as Chairman of the House Small Business Committee, I had the opportunity to honor an innovative business accelerator called First Batch. This isn’t your typical business accelerator. First Batch is a product accelerator in my hometown of Cincinnati, Ohio, that focuses on helping entrepreneurs and makers bring physical products to market. It’s a great resource… Read More

Pronoun, A Self-Publishing Platform For Authors, Is Ready To Serve Humanity

 Pronoun, a self-publishing system that aims to help authors get their books edited and printed, is beginning the long road to making it easier for self-published authors to get noticed. First stop? Getting authors onto the platform. The company, …

Fear Of Failure May Ensure It

shutterstock_110894420 At the dawn of the web I launched one of the first e-commerce sites. I spent six months on research, perfecting the site, striving to get everything right. After six hours live I’d learned more from people’s actions and reactions than in those six months — and felt a bitter regret for the half year wasted. Now, as an investor, I occasionally see the same behavior, and… Read More

Who Will Step Up To Secure The Internet Of Things?

 The Internet of Things (IoT) presents a significant mix of opportunity and risk. Compared to the connected devices of the past, the gazillions of new IoT devices that are being predicted for our homes, transportation, cities, medical devices and …