Social Capital for a Better Human Experience

Invest In The Future Of Everything

Posted by moto on May 31, 2018 12:24:52 AM


I vividly recall the first time I downloaded the Mosaic Browser onto my SPARC 10 workstation and surfed the nascent Web. You could find pretty much every site on the Internet listed on the NCSA What's New Page and read the whole Web in a few hours. There was no need for search engines, social media or ecommerce because there weren't very many people.

But I saw enough promise to quit my job editing economics books at the World Bank and start my first company, HuskyLabs, which was hailed by WebWeek as the world's first Web development firm. We had some good times, developing Web applications for the Baltimore Sun, NPR, CBS, Penguin Books and The Coca-Cola Company. 

We even broadcast the world's first live streaming new event, PopeTV, when John Paul II visited the US. We were important enough at the time to warrant an mention in the Baltimore Sun when we moved from our loft space in Hamden to a home on the river in the woods of the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia.

Today, I feel the same sense of excitement about security tokens. I feel like I've discovered something big, and once the rest of the world catches up, nothing will ever be the same.

And like in the early days of the web, not much is going to happen until there are people. In the web era, the people we needed were builders and browsers. In the crypto era, we need issuers and investors. 

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Tags: Entrepreneur, Issuer, Investor, Transparency

The T Corporation: A New Model for Transparency, Trust and Tokens

Posted by moto on May 7, 2018 5:39:10 PM

VCs vs Security Tokens

Security Token Offerings have inverted the traditional capitalization methods for startup companies. In the days of debt and equity, a successful entrepreneur would typically offer a convertible promissory note to friends, family and local angel groups, then raise a seed round, early stage, growth, expansion and mezzanine round before finally achieving liquidity in the public markets. Sometimes the entrepreneur would take on commercial loans, a revolving credit line or venture debt along the way.

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Tags: Issuer, Governance, Investor, Transparency