Call me Danny Devito

I am currently the most short in the market I've ever been (and losing money fast).  This is the worst economic hit I've seen in my lifetime.  I was around for the dot com bust and the 2008 financial crisis, and this seems much worse to me.  This doesn't however…

A Startup CTO's Guide to a Pandemic

So here's the scenario:  You've just spent 2 years building a company with great people, cool tech, and a little bit of success.  The only problem is that a global pandemic just hit and has shut the entire planet down.  What do you do? Here is my answer to such…

Life of a Startup CTO

When I first started out working in software, I was so removed from the CTO I'm not sure I even knew his name.  A few jobs later, I think I met a "division" CTO once, but again, I am not sure I really understood what he did.  And now that…

Crossing the Chasm: Security Tokens

There are 3 things that are required before Security Token hit the hockey stick curve up and start to get mass adoption. ScalabilityProgrammabilityPrivacy These 3 things are needed on the underlying blockchain at the same time. We can look at existing projects and blockchains and see that some of them…

Crowdfund: Rocket Dollar

A new startup named Rocket Dollar was opened on Republic.  This company allows a "self directed" retirement account, which means you can invest in non-traditional assets such as Angel Investments, Crypto, and others. Deal Stats REG CFSAFE at $20m cap with 10% discountMax raise is $1m (per CF)$80m Assets…

Setting up Ghost

Hello World. I just set up Ghost for blogging and the first issue I ran into was not being able to upload my theme file: The file you uploaded was larger than the maximum file size your server allows. It turns out the default file upload size for nginx is…