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This is the first article in a regular series on “the people behind the block.” Blockanics interviews blockchain visionaries from around the world on personal insights on their path towards entrepreneurship, including how they got started, early influences, regional politics, blockchain innovations or research they are conducting, and other useful information blockchain entrepreneurs may consider valuable.

Meet Daniel Gouldman, CEO of Ternio and learn how he went from homeless at 17 to helping create the fastest blockchain in the world, which just may change the face of digital advertising.

To begin on a personal note, you state that you were homeless in your youth on Linkedin. How did your experience with homelessness impact your life as an entrepreneur?


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In 2018, digital privacy is not just a concern for those participating in illegal or dangerous activities; ALL Internet users are getting tracked in some way — and may suffer consequences.

You could experience fairly innocuous security breaches ranging from advertisers buying your data to more insidious security breaches like having your credit card details stolen by hackers. Moreover, people in certain parts of the world fear getting targeted by government surveillance programs for dissident journalism.

We feel that cryptocurrency could be a partial answer to these security concerns.

While we don’t want to give you a “doomsday” outlook on the world, we feel committed to finding ways to protect your identity in the worst-case scenarios — as well as benign intrusions. …


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When Charles Darwin first proposed “survival of the fittest” as a theory of evolution, he probably wasn’t considering it in terms of technological advancements. However, the idea that organizations, and the professionals they employ, need to adapt to survive developments in technology certainly has relevance in 2018. We only need to look back at the last big tech revolution to see why this is the case.

The global adoption of the internet sorted out those companies that could successfully adapt their strategies and practices to an increasingly digitized world, from those that couldn’t.

Blockbuster Video is a prime example of a company that failed to keep pace with changes in consumer demands. As people moved from renting VHS and DVDs to video downloads and streaming, the company became increasingly irrelevant. By 2010, Blockbuster was forced to file for bankruptcy. …


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The images can be shocking. Ravaged polar bears on the verge of starvation. Devastated cities reeling in the after-effects of hurricanes. Bleached coral reefs, abandoned by once-vibrant sea life; transformed into veritable ghost towns.

Yet, we continue on with our busy lives, consuming more, wasting more, polluting more.

The images might be disturbing, but we manage to tuck them away, casting them aside in our thoughts and blithely continuing on with the same routines that contribute to this very problem.

What we need here is something beyond images and statistics that make us feel guilty — we need a reward that appeals, frankly, to our more selfish side. …


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This couldn’t go on. Burning out is a gradual process with a sudden realization. I was running my blockchain startup on the doubtful fuel of coffee and sleepless nights. There I sat staring at my screen. It was well past midnight and I had to be at work in five hours.

I’m a computer scientist. Math and system structures are my thing. Not just theoretically, but practically too. I like building. So six months ago, my business partner and I started building easy-to-understand blockchain & smart contracts. …


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Are we upon a revolution or the next stage in evolution? That’s the question to ask yourself as you confront your existential relationship with blockchain.

If we updated our relationship with computer programming on Facebook, we would most certainly select: It’s complicated.

The history of computers and programming language is quite murky — leaving the who, what, when, and where unclear. And blockchain is part of that legacy.

The history of computers is ancient and ever-evolving, thus it is hardly surprising that we are amidst the next generation of digital evolution with blockchain. …


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With cryptocurrencies making their way to the mainstream financial world, there’s an ongoing discussion about not only the emerging asset class itself, but about the technology associated with it too. “Blockchain” has nearly become a buzzword in the business world now and other technological benefits from the crypto world are becoming more apparent as well; mainly, smart contracts.

Originally coined by cryptographer Nick Szabo in the early 1990s, a “smart contract” is the enhanced version of a contract, mitigated by computers rather than a third party. Szabo saw contracts as a set of promises that were agreed to by a meeting of the minds, but could see that computers were the next step in improving them. Now, with the advent of blockchain technology, new contracts can be executed correctly and more efficiently than ever before. …

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