Balaji Srinivasan is trying to develop the machine-payable web, a network of machines that can demand and supply payments autonomously. And if any of this sounds a little sci-fi, that part is intentional, too. The implications will be huge.
When you finally get the chance to shake Andrew Chen’s hand, it’s thrilling to learn that he’s not just the friendly Twitter account curating the best insights in tech. Putting a face to the handle is a great reminder that . . .
The discipline of no is about sticking to what’s important and clearing away obstacles so the real priorities gain momentum. Looking back on what has made him effective over the years, Ken shares the times where he had to sweat through uncomfortable yet necessary conversations and set boundaries. Committing to a discipline of no has paradoxically fueled Ken’s career trajectory, and it’s his go-to drill when managing teams, and even, confronting decision-makers.
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To skeptics outside the Valley, the belief that this virtual cash and the backend architecture that supports it might displace the dollar is ludicrous. But to blockchain enthusiasts like Olaf Carlson-Wee, it represents an ingenuity that will elude the skeptics until it upends them.
“The worlds of entertainment, celebrity, and mobile gaming are converging,” Niccolo told me in his corner office, looking out onto the corner of First and Howard in downtown San Francisco.