Financial Service Innovation

The other day I went to PNC bank to make a wire transfer*. This blog is about my experience and how it relates to technology innovation. First off, I had to take off of work early to get to PNC before they closed at 4pm.  The closest branch was about 5 miles away. Once I…

Blockstack

We believe in a future where the rights you enjoy in the physical world extend to the digital world. However, the rules of today’s web browsers and apps were written by the large internet companies responsible for violating our rights. We’re building an app ecosystem that works for users, not against them, so that apps…

4 Crypto Question Survey

I have recently developed 4 survey questions’ in order to learn more about cryptocurrency awareness in my community. The responses I receive will assist in the creation of future learning opportunities for all. Please take a minute and complete the survey by clicking the link below:   Take the 1 minute Survey Thank you for…

Stablecoins

Stablecoins are cryptocurrencies designed to minimize the volatility of the price of the stablecoin, relative to some “stable” asset or basket of assets. A stablecoin can be pegged to a currency, or to exchange traded commodities. Examples of the best-known stablecoins include Tether (USDT) TrueUSD (TUSD) Gemini dollar (GUSD) USD coin by Circle and Coinbase…

Coinbase Learning

I discovered recently that you can earn crypto while learning about crypto on Coinbase. I am learning how specific cryptocurrencies work — and I get a bit of each currency to try out for myself. So I have been learning about Stellar Lumen and XLM.  Stellar is a platform that connects banks, payment systems, and people….

Full STEAM Ahead

I recently attended the Maryland Association for Environmental & Outdoor Education annual conference in Towson Maryland. This was my first MAEOE conference, and I’m excited to bring more teachers next year! The conference theme was Full Steam Ahead, Expanding the Potential of Environmental Education.  It was wonderful to see so much integration between the arts…

What is an ICO?

ICO stands for Initial Coin Offering, which is a fundraising mechanism for new projects. It’s somewhat similar to an Initial Public Offering (IPO) in which investors purchase shares of a company.  Through the process of selling their underlying crypto tokens, via a “presale” in exchange for bitcoin and ether, a company can raise funds for…

Creating an Ether Wallet… step by step video

The key to the Ethereum blockchain is that communities can create ecosystems that support one another through collective ownership.  Entrepreneurs can create tokens to exchange their goods and services with one another through these ecosystems. This is real self sovereignty. 

Will Power

Will power… the power to act upon your will. I will to create I will to paint I will to teach I will to facilitate I will to share I will to love unconditionally What is your will? Donate ETH: 0x869C02bAF1cE395f434FEE34f5650e5bB62a42Ab Donate BTC: 1GyAhFLq531occEzEkfSrxsuFrva1UqSMp  

Cryptocurrencies

For the past few months I have been intensely learning all I can about cryptocurrencies. If you have no idea what I’m talking about, you might have heard of Bitcoin sometime in the past few years and a lot more recently. Most people hear the word Bitcoin and automatically have an anxious feeling, or have…