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  • Congress considers Bill enabling tax-free Lightning Network Bitcoin transactions (1/22/2020) by Charles Stack Posted in: News - The Virtual Currency Tax Fairness Act of 2020 is a bipartisan (3 page!) bill that will create a de minimus exemption for crypt currency capital gains below $200. If this bi-partisan bill is passed it will be an enormous boost for the Lightning Network and indirectly for the value of bitcoin as the underlying currency. […]
  • 5 Knives to Cut Through the 5G Hype (1/21/2020) by Charles Stack Posted in: Case Studies, News - Emerging technologies always get over-hyped. But, no one, NO one does it quite like the phone companies. Here are 5 knives to allow you to cut through the heaps of hype being served by AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile, and Sprint. Knife 1 FakeTech. AT&T 5G E is NOT 5G. Boardroom and marketing team conversation overheard: “Maybe […]
  • 13 Best Blockchain Books, and 1 to Skip (1/7/2020) by Charles Stack Posted in: News, Tools - Check out my contribution to this just-published list of the best blockchain books for 2020. All the books are good, except for Satoshi’s Vision, by Craig Wright which is nearly an industry joke, so skip it.
  • Cincy Innovation Hub To Expand to 400,000 square feet (1/6/2020) by Charles Stack Posted in: News - The Cincinnati innovation hub 1819 plans to expand to 400,000 square feet with a new $250 million expansion. It already is supported by the major players in the Cincy region: University of Cincinnati, Proctor & Gamble, Kroger, Fifth Third, CincyTech, VentureLab, Worldplay, Cincinnati Bell, Kingsgate Logistics and Cincinnati Insurance companies. Meanwhile back in Cleveland. We […]
  • A New Software Triumvirate (12/16/2019) by Charles Stack Posted in: News, Tips - Your CIO should take a look at a new software triumvirate: Dart, Flutter, and Fuchsia. Dart is a programming language, Flutter is a development framework, and Fuchsia is an operating system. Why should you care? Developed by Google Multi-platform Android/Ios/Web Dart has microscopic adoption (0.2%) but it is growing rapidly Encouraging developers to learn new […]
  • What are your machines learning? (12/16/2019) by Charles Stack Posted in: News, Tools - Machine learning (ML) is already a $2B USD market growing at 40+% a year. Unlike blockchain, ML can be applied to nearly every aspect of your business: accounting fraud detection, supply channel optimization, consumer marketing, employee hiring, intelligent products, process automation, and many others. The only thing you need to apply ML to a problem […]
  • Twitter moving to Blockchain (12/12/2019) by Charles Stack Posted in: News - Mark December 11, 2019, as the day that blockchain entered the mainstream. Twitter announced that they were forming a team to build an opensource blockchain platform for Twitter. What’s your strategy?
  • NCAF ‘Todd’ Talk Tonight (12/4/2019) by Charles Stack Posted in: Events, News - Charles Stack will be presenting a ‘Todd’ Talk Tonight entitled ‘The Blind Customer’ at the North Coast Angel Fund event. Details here: LINK
  • City Launches Innovation Hub (11/13/2019) by Charles Stack Posted in: News - The city announced a new innovation hub: “anywhere can become a leader in technology and innovation”, said the Governor of Illinois in the City – Peoria. Link Yes, today I have city, country envy.
  • President pushes for Blockchain Innovation (11/13/2019) by Charles Stack Posted in: News - The President says the country must “Seize the opportunity offered by blockchain technologies” and will launch a digital currency in 2020. Said President Xi of China. Link
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