I first learned about the Helium (helium.com) project in October 2020. I stumbled across it at 10pm at night. Once I dove in, I couldn’t stop. I was up until 3am reading and reading and reading and learning. …


The team at over at CORE Vault recently announced a new project they’re creating called Delta Financial which launches in just over 7 days from now as of this post. This news has caused quite a stir in the CORE community and raised many questions and elicited much concern/FUD.

The…


I’ve spent the past few days learning more and more about Prometheus, Grafana, and how both of them work together to monitor services and clients running on your computer.

Specifically, I wanted to monitor my Ubuntu server which is running a couple of substrate validators (Kusama and Centrifuge). I discovered…


The Matrix has been reloaded! While preparing for a recent presentation I gave about the PLM at KU, I realized the PLM (v1) wasn’t quite right. Specifically, the RISK line didn’t make sense.

In that first version, the Intrapreneur was shown to have more risk in the game than the…


I just had a thought…

In a parallel universe, Alex Gordon didn’t stop at 3rd after his massive hit in the 9th inning. Instead, he rounded 3rd hard and fast, and he continued steaming towards home plate to an awaiting Buster Posey.

Brandon Crawford threw the ball in from midfield…


In April of 2013, Professor James Gentry (aka Jimmy), professor at the University of Kansas School of Journalism, asked if I would come speak to his Entrepreneurship for Communicators class about the differences between working at a corporation and working at a startup. …


So, my last post (ages ago) was about the pending and inevitable demise of TXT messaging. However, until that day arrives, TXT messaging it shall be for this guy.

Which brings me to a thought I had yesterday. You see, I wanted to send a TXT message while driving. But…


Considering today’s Facebook acquisition of WhatsApp* for the paltry sum of $19B, I thought it would be a good time to write about something I’ve been thinking about for a while now: the end of SMS TXT messaging. I’m certainly not the first person to broach this subject. Molly McHugh…


One of the things I love most about air travel is it affords me the opportunity to disconnect from the all-consuming Interwebs. Even when in-flight Wi-Fi is an option, I choose to take advantage of the down time to read, relax and let my mind wander freely.

On a recent…


Turn up the hustle!

Last Tuesday, while I was sending emails, researching investors, tweaking our business plan, reviewing our financials, testing our mobile app and preparing to meet with our biz dev team to talk about sales strategies, I was reminded of a question a friend asked me recently. …

Matthew W. Marcus

Entrepreneur | Ecosystem Builder | Cryptocurrency Baron

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