BidPool Adjudicated Smart Contract Game

March 30, 2016

Problem:  Many contractors say that their COGS (cost of goods sold) consumes 10-30% of their expenses. Obviously, this cost is passed on the customer.  Bidding can be made far more efficient with BidPool Adjudicated Smart Contract Gaming platform. For example: 5 contractors may spend $10K bidding on a 1 million dollar project that only one will win. […]

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Uber Airlines

January 5, 2016

As the Uber/Lyft business model continues to hone its end-run around the heavily regulated taxi industry, many are now looking at the air transportation industry for vulnerability to Uberesque disruption. Enter Uber Airlines. Long before social media, entrepreneurs have been trying to sell empty legs on private airplanes – almost 40% of all private jets […]

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Identity Verification On Blockchain

January 5, 2016

This Panel was formed at the Future of Money and Technology Summit in San Francisco on December 5, 2015 to unpack the issue of Identity verification on Blockchain.  One of the most powerful components of blockchain technology is the equal ability to disintermediate a person’s identity from their data, as to associate identity with a […]

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Introducing Quant

December 16, 2015

What is Quant? Quant is a digital token that represent human productivity. The total number of Quant that can be mined is 223.3 Trillion corresponding to the approximate dollar value of outstanding human productivity existing on December 15, 2015. This is the amount of future productivity that everyone in the world has committed to each […]

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Zertify Zillow Zestimates On Blockchain

December 9, 2015

Big Problem with Zillow Zestimates: Perhaps the best example of metadata being imposed upon an unwary public is the “Zillow Zestimate”.  Zillow.com is a real estate website that aggregates public information and boldly publishes the value of your personal property while quietly disclaiming that invalidity of their own valuation.  In all fairness, RedFin.com and Trulia.com […]

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NSPE Launches FinTech Task Force

November 5, 2015

The National Society of Professional Engineers has formed a task force to research and review blockchain applications aimed at the banking and insurance sectors for applicability and impacts to the engineering profession.  The task force is made up of 8 visionary engineers from within the membership.  Daniel Robles, PE (this author) was appointed to lead […]

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Municipal Governance On The Blockchain

October 13, 2015

As a member of the City of Edmonds Planning Board, I hear a lot about what the public wants and what they do not want from their local government.  As a seaside town, property values can be greatly impacted by water and mountain views.  As such, there is an incentive to remove trees blocking views. […]

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Gun Control On The Blockchain

October 6, 2015

The following discussion related to Gun Control On The Blockchain is a thought-exercise only inspired by new and emerging technologies for decentralized self-governance and does not necessarily represent the opinion of the author. It is not intended to favor any single political position. it is not presented as a comprehensive solution to all scenarios. This article is intended to […]

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Introducing Intrinsic Coin

August 15, 2015

From Wiktionary: INTRINSIC Nothing economic can happen until two or more people get together and build something useful.  In a global human network that is facing global constraints, the core function of the economy must be to find each other.  This is made extremely difficult by the existing “factors of production” that now classify and […]

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The Bitcoin Protocol And The Future Currency Impact On The Engineering Profession

August 11, 2015

Beginning with the failure of the NAFTA Mutual Recognition of Professional Engineers followed by an introduction to modern cryptocurrencies, this seminal presentation specifies a future where engineering knowledge represented by a virtual asset may store true intrinsic value. This presentation was filmed at the 2015 National Society of Professional Engineers Annual Conference, Advanced Leadership Track, […]

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