Category: Crypto and Blockchain

The Network State – How Crypto and Tech Can Help Us Start New Countries

Our networks facilitate the creation of new countries in forms we haven’t seen before.  I just finished reading The Network State, a book written by entrepreneur, investor, and early cryptocurrency adopter Balaji Srinivasan.  The book explains how technology enables us to start not just new communities or movements, but entirely new countries (though in a […]

I’m Starting a New Gig at Thesis*!

I’ll be leading marketing at Thesis*, a crypto venture studio. Happy New Year!  We’re kicking off 2023 with some big news in Chan Land – I am super excited to announce that I’m joining Thesis* as Director of Marketing! If you don’t know Thesis*, you will soon, because that’s part of my job. 😉 Thesis* […]

Real Use Cases of Crypto

Crypto for Beginners – The Real Use Cases of Cryptocurrencies

Cryptocurrencies are primarily used as a medium of exchange for their ecosystems, for governance, and to provide user rewards – not to replace fiat money.  In a prior post, I wrote about the four myths you should strike from your mind when thinking about crypto. Myth #1 is that all cryptocurrencies are trying to replace […]

Decentralized Networks

Crypto for Beginners: Blockchain is All About Permissionlessness

Blockchain technology facilitates permissionlessness and censorship resistance. In my last post, I mentioned how I explained the 4 myths of crypto to my friend who is starting on her crypto journey.  In this post, I’ll communicate how I continued to explain crypto to her to make her say, “Holy shit Mike, that was the best […]

Beeple’s $69M NFT Sale – A Story of Consistency

Beeple’s massive NFT sale is a lesson in consistency and getting better everyday. The graphic artist Mike Winkelmann, better known as Beeple, just sold an NFT (Non-Fungible Token) for $69,000,000 dollars at a Christie’s auction. An NFT is a piece of digital artwork that is minted on a blockchain to prove ownership. Google the term […]

How Crypto Marketing is Different than Other Industries

Changing rules and regulations, the presence of scams, a larger number of target segments, and many other reasons make crypto marketing very different.  Over the course of my 20-year career (yup, I’m getting old), I’ve done all kinds of marketing in many different industries.  I have experience with content marketing, traditional and online advertising, event […]

3 Reasons Why Bitcoin is Important and Valuable

Books have been written about why Bitcoin is valuable, and I can certainly write many blog posts about this topic.  But I’d like to boil this down to a few primary reasons why Bitcoin is important to me, and why it may be important to you as well. If you haven’t read my blog post […]

Introduction to Blockchain and Cryptocurrency

Wow, I haven’t blogged here in over 6 months. Sorry about that! I missed you all. Well, I’m back! Anyway, some of you know that I’ve been a fan of blockchain and cryptocurrencies. Although they may be overhyped, I’m going to hype it some more. 🙂 I think blockchain is one of the most important […]