Phrase of the week: ladder of inference

Phrase of the week: ladder of inference

The phrase of the week for me is ladder of inference. Defined as the thinking process that we go through, usually without realizing it, to get from a fact to a decision or action. Here it is visualized courtesy of the systems thinker:   In the new year, my resolution is to climb the ladder of inference much more slowly than I did last year. ✌️   Read the article >>

Ch-ch-changes

Ch-ch-changes

I’ve left Occipital to join the Consensys Mesh as the lead of Gitcoin.  I’ll miss the Occipital team, but am excited to be playing with blockchain tools full time.  Read all about it here.

Gitcoin: Push Open Source Repos Forward

Gitcoin: Push Open Source Repos Forward

Being steeped in the Boulder  startup community, I’ve seen how much value is provided in open source software, and also how little compensation is given to open source developers without a Corporate sponsor.  I’ve seen issues that die because of lack of ownership, seen developers quit projects because they are treated poorly, and seen plenty of half finished projects left to the dustbin of internet Read the article >>

Word of the Day: Stigmergy

Word of the Day: Stigmergy

I first learned about the concept of Stigmergy this week. From wikipedia: Stigmergy is a consensus social network mechanism of indirect coordination, through the environment, between agents or actions. The principle is that the trace left in the environment by an action stimulates the performance of a next action, by the same or a different agent. In that way, subsequent actions tend to reinforce Read the article >>

Colorado Coin (COLO) – A Corporeal CryptoCoin

Colorado Coin (COLO) – A Corporeal CryptoCoin

I built a thing this weekend.  Its an experimental ERC20 token for organizating local communities. Dogfooded at Boulder Blockchain How it works. ColoradoCoins can be physically created by printing the above image. mint()ing some coins (see below) and placing them into a YouveGotETH QR Code. physically affixing the ColoradoCoin image to the sticker printed in #1. The QR Code Read the article >>

Turn Friends into Token Advocates w. ERC20 Giveaways

Turn Friends into Token Advocates w. ERC20 Giveaways

Today, I am proud to show off some new functionality to Youve Got ETH (YGE).  YGE is the easiest way to send ETH to anyone with an email address. YGE now supports all ERC20 tokens. generates QR codes for easy mobile sharing. can batch process it’s transfers. Combining all of the above, I thought it’d be cool to show off what could be done to promote a hypothetical ERC20 token. The Read the article >>

Startup CTO : The primacy of the network & Web 3.0

Startup CTO : The primacy of the network & Web 3.0

Theres a new episode of Startup CTO out today. It is a cross post from Vincent Horn’s new podcast, Crypto-Mind.  With permission, I’ve reposted it from  Crypto-Mind podcast.  This podcast is about contemplating deeply the societal, spiritual, network implications of the networked Web 3.0 world. This episode is all about networks.  Specifically, What’s it mean to be a part of the network? Read the article >>