The hope is that Blockchain can trigger more participatory, collaborative, and inclusive mass logics and that it can become a major tool used to improve current systems.

By John Riley III & Eloisa Marchesoni

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No one knows for sure whether or not the disruptive socio-economic paradigm brought by Blockchain technology and its applications will really take hold in our world. For all that we know, though, those who believe that the recent bear market or crypto winter will be fatal to the success of Blockchain are losing sight of that deeper sense of the paradigm itself, which goes well beyond the speculation over its specific realization. The hope is that Blockchain can trigger more participatory, collaborative, and inclusive mass logics and that it can become a major tool used to improve current systems. The digital transformation underway is closely related to a new trend of network building. Such activity, in view of a near future in which technologies will have reached a more specific state, could be the factor enabling the shared creation and direct exchange of value in ecosystems of various kinds, not limited to economics. To make sure that this mindset change will lead us all in the direction of sustainability and democracy, it is fundamental to disclose to the vast public knowledgeable insights — not only the ones related to technological aspects — that can help in understanding the topic better and in evaluating the potential application of such ideas to different contexts. …


Crypto can and will be revolutionary, but until we see clear crypto-based guidelines, we in the community need to be as diligent as possible in how we report crypto transactions.

By Adnan Akhand, VP of Accounting and Compliance at BX3 Capital

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It is amazing to see how much technology has advanced in such a small span. I was a teen during those days of the Internet back when you had to wait what felt like an eternity for the dial-up to connect — only to be kicked off when my mom picked up the phone. While the popping and screeching of getting online and should you ever log on, the 64-bit graphics that awaited you seemed quaint in comparison to the live streaming and e-commerce we have today, the dot-com boom of the late 90s and early 2000s brought with it a new vitality and dimension to the career plans of the older Millennial generation. …


By Joshua James, a Thought Leader & Writer at Ponderjaunt

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When looking at the blockchain ecosystem over the past few years (2016–2018) some surprising observations can be made. When compared to previous market cycles, which have usually been related to traditional institutional buyers and fear of missing out on parabolic trends, these observations may have some qualitative meaning applied to them.

My general observation is as follows: Bear Cycles occur when institutional investors are held to the same standards as normal market participants. Bull Cycles occur when institutional investors are held to their own standards as market makers.

When a market has the potential to return 3000% in 12 months, big volume buyers are always interested in moving their own wealth through those markets; we see large market adoption of specific assets during these FOMO (Fear Of Missing Out) windows: BTC, LTC, ETH, XRP, EOS, and more have all gone through phases where global exchanges have leveraged the listing of those specific assets as validation mechanics for their platform to attract high-cap traditional wealth. …


The main purpose of software maintenance is to update software application after they are deployed to correct bugs and flaws, improve performance, and adapt to third-party dependencies such as hardware, other software modules, etc.

By Ken Miyachi, CEO at Ledgersafe

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Software Maintenance is the process of improving and modifying a software product after it has been delivered to the customer. The main purpose of software maintenance is to update software application after they are deployed to correct bugs and flaws, improve performance, and adapt to third-party dependencies such as hardware, other software modules, etc. Modern applications need to be maintained to stay relevant in an ever growing application dominant society where change is rapid and competition can be fierce.

Maintenance and updating traditional software infrastructures already comes with the obstacles of transition security and transition reliability regarding migrating and implementing the new software changes. One consideration when updating software is the backwards compatibility of the update. Backwards compatibility is the property that allows for interoperability with an older legacy software, or with input designed for such a system, especially in terms of telecommunications and computing. For example, the software on a PlayStation 3 was not backwards compatible with PlayStation 2 discs. …


Consider for a moment the possibility that in a digital space, where assets can be attached to virtual identities, and the goods and services transacted with those assets can increase the engagement within the system itself.

By Joshua James, a Thought Leader & Writer at Ponderjaunt

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There exists an ecosystem of technological development geared towards translating human-centric value between the physical and the digital realms. Virtual Reality, Blockchain, and Social Media have created the foundations of a relatively new school of thought being explored in many modernized markets around the world.

Some people are referring to this new paradigm as the ‘Metaverse’, others have white labeled the proposed system as a ‘Magicverse’eg: Magic Leap, but the general concept remains the same: How can we track valuable human engagement in digital systems?

I have simplified some of my thoughts regarding the collective direction of this development into three statements to guide the design of these systems which I will qualify…


By John Riley III & Eloisa Marchesoni

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Blockchain technology, once the most popular subject of discussion just among IT experts — or, should we say, “nerdy nerds” — has recently become a topic of relatively common debate. The challenge when it comes to Blockchain is this: do you focus on the technical aspects of this innovative, disruptive technology or is it something the business side of organizations will need to lead when bringing Blockchain into mass adoption?

Many traditional media outlets have been dealing with this topic, too often in a superficial and distorted manner, confusing it with the other hot topic of cryptocurrencies and the impressive growth, followed by the typical post-hype dump in the value of the Bitcoin. During 2017, Bitcoin strongly took hold of the public imagination, becoming more and more popular in the investment portfolio of many. …


Before you start designing your deck, remember to take the time to think about what message you really want to convey to investors. Focus on the big picture: the purpose, the solution and the reward.

By Brianna Jacques, VP, Multimedia Design, BX3 Capital

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In many startups, entrepreneurs are so eager to establish a project, put together the necessary legal paperwork, or acquire the right talent to back up the idea, that they overlook arguably the most important aspect of the venture: how to effectively attract capital from investors.

No matter how good your idea, if you do not have the right tools to attract investor capital, your project is doomed. This is why fundraising decks are so important.

Specifically, two types of decks are essential for raising the necessary capital to fund your project: a pitch deck and an investor deck. What’s the difference, you ask? You’re not alone. At BX3 Capital, we have helped clients put together more than 100 fundraising decks. While our clients’ goals, sectors, and visions are varied, they share at least one commonality: They want to wow their potential investors. …


There is ostensibly no logical connection between rhetoric and blockchain until one takes a closer look.

By Rachel Feher, MOBI (Mobility Open Blockchain Initiative) Community Manager on Tuesday, February 5th, 2019

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When I tell my colleagues at work that I come from a non-technical background, yet work in tech they assume I study economics or business, but not something as intangible as rhetoric. My studies in the humanities have brought me lessons in ancient Chinese history, method acting, philosophy, and the power of the oratory. As my professors have helped me understand, rhetoric is rhizomatic — an ever-changing, below the surface, chain of ideas that has no center. The field contains a slew of topics from philosophy to history to public policy that are connected by the rhetoricians’ desire to explore the choices a writer makes and the meaning that is communicated as a result of those choices. …


Garnering enthusiasm for an idea is the easy part. It’s another matter altogether to have the discipline and patience to implement a sound business and legal strategy around an idea.

By Joseph “Jay” Arcata III, BX3 Capital

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Early-stage blockchain startups often fall prey to the same mistakes as new businesses of all stripes: they fail to devote attention and resources to basic legal and business issues upfront. Yet blockchain and cryptocurrency companies have an issue that tends not to befall businesses breaking into sectors that are not quite as nascent: they don’t have an established playbook.

Cryptocurrency and blockchain firms often find themselves feeling in the dark, looking for guidance on how to navigate often spotty, if not non-existent, securities law governing virtual currencies, lest they run afoul of regulatory authorities. …


By Crystal Stranger, Founder of PeaCounts

Understanding blockchain at 5 different levels / Wired / YouTube

Blockchain technology is an accounting technology. The fact that something so pedantic could become a hot trend amazes me to no end. …

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