Anderson Tan — The Renaissance Man first appeared on Blockleaders, written by Jillian Godsil on 4th October 2018

Anderson Tan is positively voracious in his search for knowledge and learning. In 2014, while between jobs (and by jobs I mean having sold two companies and being involved in real estate before casting about for a new adventure), he studied continuously computer science, physics, entrepreneurship, philosophy, technology, coding, creative problem solving, space, music among other things through online learning platforms operated by Stanford, MIT, Harvard, Wharton, Yale, Princeton, Babson, Berkeley, Northwestern, IBM, Linux, University of London, University of Edinburgh, University of Oxford, University of Tokyo and many more.

He is a graduate of the Singularity University Global Solutions Program…


Holo and Holochain ecosystem — org-wide progress

David Atkinson: Holo & Holochain Chief Commercial Officer.

It’s been a long time since my last organisation update, which was halfway through the ICO. The closing of the ICO, our first organisation retreat, and especially getting onto the business of building and growing took over. And here we are close to December.

The highlights of 2018 have been:

  1. Shifting the organisation from fundraising to establishing, to building
  2. Growing our community
  3. Seeing the first apps built before we are even ready
  4. Results, results, results
  5. Sensing the magnitude of the possibility

FYI we are hosting a 2018 year in review AMA on…


Fortnite on Holochain?

What if you built a Fortnite clone on Holochain?

Fortnite is an online video game first released in 2017 and developed by Epic Games. It is available as separate software packages having different game modes that otherwise share the same general gameplay and game engine. While both games have been successful for Epic Games, Fortnite Battle Royale became a resounding success, drawing in more than 125 million players in less than a year, and earning hundreds of millions of dollars per month, and since has been a cultural phenomenon.

After a member of the Holo Telegram channel suggested the possibility of creating a Fortnite clone using Holochain, the idea…


We are nearly halfway into our ICO. To date our community has sent in 7,627 ETH from 570+ people in 60 countries in 750+ transactions with an average transaction size of 9.9 ETH. 33,641,201,197 HOT tokens have been minted. You can see the progress on the image below.

We are deeply grateful to everybody who has participated so far. We are humbled that on the back of 15 years of testing and evolving our ideas and getting ready for the world to be ready for them, 10 months of hard work from a core team of 30, a community of…


From November 2017 through March 2018 I’ve been collecting insights from my LinkedIn connections, asking them about their ICO experiences.

I’d love to know more about your ICO experience. What did you do best in your ICO that no-one else has? What was the biggest surprise? What went wrong that you least expected? I’ll share the aggregated results of these questions with you when done, and thank you so much in advance.

I asked people in different roles covering founders, legal, technical, marketing. Represented here are people from more than 120 projects, from more than 15 countries.

I learned a…


With my dad critically ill, and the hospital unable to meet my needs, I sought advice from a man who ran Buddhist hospice, now retired in France.

I live in London. My dad lives in Australia. In December 2017 he fell critically ill with an acute skin reaction several months after his bone marrow transplant. I wasn’t equipped to help.

A few days before I was due to fly back to Australia to visit him I was driving to the airport on my way to a one night business trip to Portugal. I was caught in a once every five year snowstorm and the flight was cancelled. While waiting at the airport I started chatting to my sisters, both in Australia, who were with dad. They were in touch to let me know something was seriously wrong. When my flight was cancelled I dashed back into the airport, found a cab and ended up close to standstill on the highway…


Written by Arthur Brock & David Atkinson and edited by Emaline Friedman.

DISCLAIMER: The following includes predictions and estimates. While these forward-looking statements represent our current judgment on what the future holds, they are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially. You are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which reflect our opinions only. Please note that we are not obligating ourselves to revise or publicly release the results of any revision to these forward-looking statements in light of new information or future events.

How to understand the prices of…


What could possibly go wrong when your legal team doesn’t quite fit? Find the wrong lawyers and the regulator of your jurisdiction could inaccurately categorise your ICO. Another possibility is that you make decisions that might hold your project liable in the future. Or, you could make calls that cost you time and money post-ICO, when what you really need to focus on is delivery.

There are fewer good lawyers than there are ICO projects looking for support, so it’s a seller’s market. The way to make a seller’s market work best for your project is:

  1. Know your product and…

David Atkinson

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