Articles

Rex’s OwnProp is Simplifying Real Estate Investments

Real estate ownership is a dream many people share, and for good reason. It is a tangible asset for which the fundamentals of supply and demand drive value upwards in the long term, even in the face of global uncertainties and inflation. Unfortunately, only the rich few currently have access to real estate investments. Why? Because real estate Read more
How Long Can Axie Infinity Stay Alive?
June 24, 2022
  If you had bought $1,000 worth of Axie Infinity Shards (AXS), when the token launched in November 2020, a Motley Fool article states, on July 23, 2021 your AXS would have been worth $214,873. Nearly four months later, on November 6, 2021, those tokens would have been worth a whopping $1,099,107.44. Read more
Metaverse Spending Could Hit $5 Trillion by 2030
June 24, 2022
  A new report from global consulting firm McKinsey & Co. says spending in the metaverse could reach a total of $5 trillion by 2030. E-commerce itself will make up $2 trillion to $2.6 trillion of that, the report says. Virtual advertising, the smaller piece of the virtual pie, will account for just Read more
Why Video Marketing is the Future of Content
June 17, 2022
  In 2018, 63 percent of businesses employed some type of video marketing. Eighty-two percent of those viewed video marketing as an important part of their overall marketing strategy. Today, 86 percent of businesses use video as a marketing tool while 92 percent of those consider it an important part Read more

Block Party

Block Party: Oshi Empowering Local Businesses through Bitcoin Rewards

Michael Atwood, CEO and Founder of Oshi, describes how Oshi came to be and the methods they're using to empower local businesses to accept bitcoin payments and receive rewards through their innovative app.
IPwe Empowers Innovators
March 28, 2022
Franklin Bruscianelli sheds light on how IPwe is giving innovators the opportunity to share their patents in the marketplace and get paid for their ideas.
Only Swap and Kranz to Facilitate the Mass Adoption of Cryptocurrency through Payments
March 17, 2022
OnlySwap and Krans working together to usher in a new way of hitting the ATM.

Business on the Block

CleanSpark Bitcoin Mining’s Sustainable Energy Alternative

Eleni Stylianou, Communications Manager for CleanSpark, shares CleanSpark’s mission to utilize alternative energy sources to mine for Bitcoin.
Distributed Ledger Providing more than Mining Solutions for Blockchain Businesses
April 12, 2022
Jim Andersen and Nick Neuhart shed light on the abilities that Distributed Ledger can provide for their enterprise clients. Find more about Distributed Ledger at DistributedLedgerInc.com
Marathon Provides Indirect Exposure for Institutions to Bitcoin
April 9, 2022
VP of Corporate Communications for Marathon Digital Holdings, Charlie Schumacher, provides a view into the ways that institutions are able to gain indirect exposure to Bitcoin through legacy markets.   Marathon Digital Holdings Company Contact: Telephone: Read more
Business on the Block: How “Real” Can Real Estate Get for Ordinary Investors?
February 16, 2022

Business Processes

Macro Visions: Doing to the Internet What Bitcoin Did to Money with Sacha Obeegadoo

Sacha Obeegadoo - Threefold
Sacha Obeegadoo joins Kelly Massad on this episode of Macro Visions to discuss decentralization of the internet as we now know it and what it may mean for the future of enterprise and P2P workers.   For more on Threefold, visit Threefold.io!
Untangling the Supply Chain Knot
March 3, 2022
No End in Sight The supply chain crisis has been a revolving door for a solid two years, and it seems that with inflation and rising prices, the crisis will not disappear anytime soon. However, businesses are attempting to generate new, innovative solutions to at least dampen the blow from the crisis. One Read more
Get Real: Commercial Real Estate Poised to Leverage the Blockchain
February 25, 2022
Commercial Real Estate   Commercial Real Estate is a large and thriving industry. On a global scale, CRE has a value of over USD $30 trillion. But what if this number could be larger? Enter blockchain. The use and implementation of blockchain in CRE has the potential to efficiently change the current format Read more
Adopting Blockchain: What is it and how does it work?
February 25, 2022
Blockchain 101 Popularized through the use and management of cryptocurrency, the blockchain is a database technology that uses a peer-to-peer network to create a digital ledger that records and tracks transactions and assets. This distributed ledger is built to be highly secure and extremely difficult to hack Read more

Cryptocurrency

Fort Worth Becomes the First U.S. City to Mine Bitcoin

By Allen Taylor Texans are often quite proud of themselves for being the best. Rarely do we get to boast of being the first. Recently, however, Fort Worth has become the first U.S. city to operate a bitcoin mining farm on government property. Cowtown!   One Small Leap for Forth Worth Is One Giant Step for Texas Fort Worth Mayor Mattie Read more
Texans Are Warming Up to Cryptocurrency Ownership
May 12, 2022
An OnMessage survey of 2,000 likely Texas voters in March 2022 reveals that interest in cryptocurrency is growing. The results, however, don’t show Texans to be more interested in crypto than anyone else in the U.S.   How Many Texans Have Ever Own Cryptocurrencies? Only 29 percent of Texans surveyed Read more
8 Reasons for Bitcoin Ownership in Texas
May 11, 2022
There is plenty of evidence that Texans’ attitude is changing toward cryptocurrencies in general and toward bitcoin particularly. A recent survey shows wide disparities in the reasons investors or would-be investors give for owning bitcoin. Overall, there are eight reasons Texans believe they should own Read more
Get Rewarded! A Practical Use for the Blockchain
April 29, 2022
In this mindful leadership episode, contributor Jacob Hall, CEO of Agingo, provides his thoughts regarding the implementation of the blockchain to track employee rewards

DAO

Macro Visions: Doing to the Internet What Bitcoin Did to Money with Sacha Obeegadoo

Sacha Obeegadoo - Threefold
Sacha Obeegadoo joins Kelly Massad on this episode of Macro Visions to discuss decentralization of the internet as we now know it and what it may mean for the future of enterprise and P2P workers.   For more on Threefold, visit Threefold.io!
DAOs – Web3’s Initial Attempt at (dis)Organization
March 3, 2022
  A Brief Explanation of a DAO DAO stands for Decentralized Autonomous Organization, and while there are a myriad of existing definitions, it is a concept that was created in the late 2010’s which exists to automate decisions and by definition, has no central leadership. A DAO subverts the Read more
Adopting Blockchain: What is it and how does it work?
February 25, 2022
Blockchain 101 Popularized through the use and management of cryptocurrency, the blockchain is a database technology that uses a peer-to-peer network to create a digital ledger that records and tracks transactions and assets. This distributed ledger is built to be highly secure and extremely difficult to hack Read more
Does the Future of Organizations Lie in DAOs Versus Traditional Hierarchies?
February 10, 2022
What are DAOs and What are Their Advantages? DAOs, or Decentralized Autonomous Organizations, are communities of investors that lack traditional hierarchical authority typical organizations have, such as a Board of Directors. So how are decisions made in this type of organization without this traditional Read more

DeFi

Adopting Blockchain: What is it and how does it work?

Blockchain 101 Popularized through the use and management of cryptocurrency, the blockchain is a database technology that uses a peer-to-peer network to create a digital ledger that records and tracks transactions and assets. This distributed ledger is built to be highly secure and extremely difficult to hack (requires consensus of 51% or more of all the Read more
Intel to “Prove Their Work” in the Race for Bitcoin
February 10, 2022
Intel is to unveil a new Bitcoin mining chip at this month’s International Solid-State Circuit Conference (ISSCC). The chip, “Bonanza Mine” or BZM2, is a low-voltage, energy efficient Application-Specific Integrated Chip (ASIC). An ASIC is built specifically for the purpose of mining cryptocurrency, such as Read more

Exchanges

Marathon Provides Indirect Exposure for Institutions to Bitcoin

VP of Corporate Communications for Marathon Digital Holdings, Charlie Schumacher, provides a view into the ways that institutions are able to gain indirect exposure to Bitcoin through legacy markets.   Marathon Digital Holdings Company Contact: Telephone: 800-804-1690 Email: ir@marathondh.com
Giving Companies an Edge with Crypto & Blockchain
March 30, 2022
Contributor, Alex Mitchell, discusses Shift Markets and the potential that the blockchain and their company provides for their customers to achieve a faster and more efficient way of doing business.
Only Swap and Kranz to Facilitate the Mass Adoption of Cryptocurrency through Payments
March 17, 2022
OnlySwap and Krans working together to usher in a new way of hitting the ATM.
Untangling the Supply Chain Knot
March 3, 2022
No End in Sight The supply chain crisis has been a revolving door for a solid two years, and it seems that with inflation and rising prices, the crisis will not disappear anytime soon. However, businesses are attempting to generate new, innovative solutions to at least dampen the blow from the crisis. One Read more

Macro Visions

Deep Dive into DeFi with Polygon’s Justin Havins

 Justin Havins joins Kelly Massad on this episode of Macro Visions to discuss DeFi at Polygon, advancements in the space and some of their exciting projects in the works! Visit https://polygon.technology for more info on Polygon and follow Justin on Twitter @Crypto_Texan!
Celebrating our Furry Friends in The Petaverse
June 30, 2022
Dr. Shake Chatterjee joins Kelly Massad on this episode of Macro Visions to discuss "Your Digital Pet" a hybrid of a game and a "Petaverse" which aims to celebrate or memorialize that special friend of yours at home. Visit YourDigitalPet.com for more info and follow Dr. Chatterjee on IG and Read more
Macro Visions: DIY Blockchain for Business Solutions and Application Build Outs
May 18, 2022
 We were joined by Andre De Castro, CEO and Founder of Blockchain of Things to discuss their innovative solution for building on the Bitcoin protocol. The Blockchain of Things aims to reduce the barrier to entry that most experience and with a sleek UI/UX, every enterprise leader can Read more
Macro Visions: Doing to the Internet What Bitcoin Did to Money with Sacha Obeegadoo
May 11, 2022
Sacha Obeegadoo joins Kelly Massad on this episode of Macro Visions to discuss decentralization of the internet as we now know it and what it may mean for the future of enterprise and P2P workers.   For more on Threefold, visit Threefold.io!

Mainstay Minute

Mainstay Minute: Blockchain to Potentially Untangle the Supply Chain Knot

 Supply chains have experienced one of the most challenging years in an effort to scale up to consumer demand. Perhaps the blockchain will provide the grease to this squeaky wheel in the next iteration of process improvements implemented on a global scale.
Mainstay Minute: Payment Processing Ripe for Disruption
March 11, 2022
With PPI increasing 1% in the latest issue of the Bureau of Labor Statistics, businesses are seeking ways to maintain margin while not having to pass on additional costs to their customer base. With Solana Pay, fees equate to a fraction of a penny and payment from customer to merchant occurs in Read more
Mainstay Minute: Intel Engaging in the Business of Proof of Work
March 11, 2022
In an effort to compete with emerging competitors, Intel has released a “2nd Gen Mining Chip” with the specific objective to make mining Bitcoin faster and more energy efficient.
Mainstay Minute – Russia warming up to Bitcoin?
February 9, 2022
With the emergence of cryptocurrencies making their way into legacy financial systems, governments are being forced to make a decision. To ban or not to ban? Just three weeks ago, Russia announced a ban on all cryptocurrencies. Today we discuss Russia’s intent to draft legislation around the Read more

Metaverse

STEMuli: Increasing Educational Engagement via the Metaverse

Taylor Shead, CEO of STEMuli, shares thought leadership on the ways her company is helping educators make the most effective impact on students utilizing the metaverse.
Mindful Leadership: How do you think work will be transformed in the metaverse?
March 8, 2022
Our contributor, Tyler Kern, explores the way work may transform in the future as we make a shift into the metaverse.
Mindful Leadership: Discussion regarding the concept around the tokenization of “street-wear fashion”
March 3, 2022
Our contributor, Daniel Litwin, explores the potential impact and his theories regarding the tokenization of streetwear.
Manchester City FC to Expand into the Metaverse
March 3, 2022
  What is the Metaverse? Like out of a sci-fi film, the term metaverse is largely vague and strictly undefined. Perhaps popularized most by Facebook’s - or Meta’s - unveiled concept of the metaverse, the term implies and means a myriad of different ideas. Mostly, however, when using the term Read more

Mindful Leadership

What should brands consider when transitioning from WEB2 to WEB3?

Jacob Berman, Founder of Rising Tide offers perspective on the areas that brands should consider focusing on when transitioning from Web2 to Web3.
What should entities and individuals focus on during a bear market?
June 15, 2022
Trey Tijerina, Co-Founder of ChainTrends, lends his thoughts on what entities should focus on during the crypto bear market.
Get Rewarded! A Practical Use for the Blockchain
April 29, 2022
In this mindful leadership episode, contributor Jacob Hall, CEO of Agingo, provides his thoughts regarding the implementation of the blockchain to track employee rewards
How is Bitpay working with enterprise clients to accept crypto payments?
April 15, 2022
Schuyler Montefalco, Enterprise Account Director of Bitpay discusses how Bitpay is working with enterprise clients to usher in a decentralized economy.

Mining

Macro Visions: Navigating the Enterprise Mining Space with Jim Andersen

Jim Andersen - Distributed Ledger Inc
Jim Andersen joins Kelly Massad on this episode of Macro Visions to discuss enterprise Bitcoin Mining operations, how it can be applied to enterprise strategy and thoughts on the market. Also includes an exciting announcement from the second US municipality to begin mining for Bitcoin!
CleanSpark Bitcoin Mining’s Sustainable Energy Alternative
April 15, 2022
Eleni Stylianou, Communications Manager for CleanSpark, shares CleanSpark’s mission to utilize alternative energy sources to mine for Bitcoin.
Distributed Ledger Providing more than Mining Solutions for Blockchain Businesses
April 12, 2022
Jim Andersen and Nick Neuhart shed light on the abilities that Distributed Ledger can provide for their enterprise clients. Find more about Distributed Ledger at DistributedLedgerInc.com
Mainstay Minute: Intel Engaging in the Business of Proof of Work
March 11, 2022
In an effort to compete with emerging competitors, Intel has released a “2nd Gen Mining Chip” with the specific objective to make mining Bitcoin faster and more energy efficient.

NFT

Macro Visions: Kevin Neal – Tokenizing Scanned Documents

 P3iD's Kevin Neal discusses how his company is tokenizing scanned documents for customers to operate in a world of Blockchain and Web3. You can find him on LinkedIn or at P3iDTech.com.
Mindful Leadership: Discussion regarding the concept around the tokenization of “street-wear fashion”
March 3, 2022
Our contributor, Daniel Litwin, explores the potential impact and his theories regarding the tokenization of streetwear.
DAOs – Web3’s Initial Attempt at (dis)Organization
March 3, 2022
  A Brief Explanation of a DAO DAO stands for Decentralized Autonomous Organization, and while there are a myriad of existing definitions, it is a concept that was created in the late 2010’s which exists to automate decisions and by definition, has no central leadership. A DAO subverts the Read more
Get Real: Commercial Real Estate Poised to Leverage the Blockchain
February 25, 2022
Commercial Real Estate   Commercial Real Estate is a large and thriving industry. On a global scale, CRE has a value of over USD $30 trillion. But what if this number could be larger? Enter blockchain. The use and implementation of blockchain in CRE has the potential to efficiently change the current format Read more

Security

Decentralization May be Giving Small Businesses a Fighting Chance

Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs)…Not So Small After All SMEs are a major aspect of the economies in developing countries, as they represent upwards of 90 percent of businesses and more than half of employment in the world, while formal SMEs are responsible for 40 percent of the GDP in new nations. There are about 400 million SMEs worldwide, with most Read more
IoT Gaining Trust in Data Thanks to the Blockchain
March 22, 2022
What is the IoT? First, as basic as it may seem, we must define what the Internet of Things (IoT) is. According to Oracle, the IoT is: “the network of physical objects—“things”—that are embedded with sensors, software, and other technologies for the purpose of connecting and exchanging data with other devices Read more
Macro Visions: Kevin Neal – Tokenizing Scanned Documents
March 14, 2022
 P3iD's Kevin Neal discusses how his company is tokenizing scanned documents for customers to operate in a world of Blockchain and Web3. You can find him on LinkedIn or at P3iDTech.com.
Blocking out the Bad Guys: How the Blockchain is Helping Companies Achieve a Higher Level of Cyber Security
March 11, 2022
Rising Number of Cyber-Attacks Digital organizations are incredibly convenient, but they also come with a major downside—the high risk of compromised security. And while it would seem like this issue would be on the decline as the world has become so accustomed to digital organizations and businesses, we see Read more

Smart Contracts

IPwe Empowers Innovators

Franklin Bruscianelli sheds light on how IPwe is giving innovators the opportunity to share their patents in the marketplace and get paid for their ideas.
Mindful Leadership: How do you anticipate smart contracts could be used to help facilitate better due diligence when it comes to M&A?
March 28, 2022
Our guest contributor, Scott Roudebush, joins us to discuss how smart contracts could be used to help facilitate better due diligence as it relates to M&A.
Africa’s Internet Promises Aren’t Just Hot Air… Well Kinda
March 24, 2022
Poor Internet Access One fourth of the population in Sub-Saharan Africa lacks mobile broadband coverage. This rate is more than three times the global rate. And only 22 percent of the content has Internet connection compared to 80 percent of Europe and 66 percent of the Americas. While this percentage has been Read more
Macro Visions: Kevin Neal – Tokenizing Scanned Documents
March 14, 2022
 P3iD's Kevin Neal discusses how his company is tokenizing scanned documents for customers to operate in a world of Blockchain and Web3. You can find him on LinkedIn or at P3iDTech.com.

Uncategorized

Young Texans, Minorities Support Crypto Political Party

Blockchain technology and cryptocurrencies have entered the mainstream discussion, not only in social circles but in politics, as well. In March 2022, President Joe Biden signed an executive order that moves the federal government closer to crypto regulation. It includes six primary objectives: Protections for consumers and investors Greater financial Read more
WiFi Boosted Using the Blockchain
February 18, 2022
  How does the blockchain plan to enhance legacy wireless networks?   What is a Legacy Wireless Network? Essentially, any network that does not use IP (TCP/IP) protocol is a legacy network. Some examples of legacy wireless networks include Systems Network Architecture (SNA), which IBM used, Read more

Web3

Tech Giants are Being Challenged to Retain Talent in the Wave of Web3

What is Web3? Web3 is the new Web, which is preceded by Web2, our current internet. Ethereum states Web2 is run by companies that “provide services in exchange for your personal data,” while Web3 would encompass decentralized apps on the blockchain. Web3 is appealing because it would be driven by peer-to-peer interactions rather than a centralized platform Read more