Having so much negativity in the news today, I looked back over the past decade and realized that today is the best time in history to be alive. So many positive things have been happening in the world, the evidence is overwhelming and I want to show that in this article. …


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Blockchains built as vertical software in walled gardens are about to go away in favor of composable stacks of independent software, and the change will upend the cybercurrency and blockchain industry as it sits today. Vertically designed public cybercurrency and blockchain applications are about to change in a way that makes them less behind a “walled garden” and more of a piece of an overall application that changes markets. The blockchain space is quickly abstracting into different layers, just like building a web application is today. …


At the Ethereum Denver Hackathon where I participated with over 2,000 people, the overriding theme in the building was “Blockchains need more ways to scale, interact with users in a friendly way, and overall add layers to gain functionality”. At this event I was brought back to my early career, where I saw the way the Internet using the Web evolved. At first everyone thought the protocol (http & html) was the way to make money. We sold the my company, Resnova, to Microsoft in 1996 as we were a protocol layer — http. The Web had moved on. In 1997 at IBM I envisioned and started the WebSphere product line as the original senior product manager. …

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