I’m working on Blockstack, which is mentioned in the article. We let you own your identity and storage and developers can tap into them to build decentralized applications. I wrote this article in part because it’s closely tied to what I do for a living.
Great metaphor. This is exactly how I think about hiring. You aptly articulated what I hadn’t yet put into words. Founders should take on all roles early on and then hire to pass on responsibility for individual roles and free up their time.
Yeah when people use “blockchain” as an abstract noun, they actually mean “blockchain technology”. This is precisely the entire point of the post but it’s important to realize that it is improper grammar to just use “blockchain” alone as a stand in for “blockchain technology”.
Virtually everyone who works on the technology uses the term according to the ways I outlined above. The same was the case for the Internet back in the day.
Just because a large minority of people use a term a certain way doesn’t mean it’s suddenly valid usage. It can enter valid usage after it crosses a certain threshold…