open late
November 13, 2020 · 6 min

What Ethereum Should Be

As of writing this post, Ethereum is trading at ~$450 USD. After soaring to $1000 back in 2018, it’s dropped as low as $83–and has now recently rallied a great amount. As news articles and a new wave of FOMO inevitably deludes the market, I thought it might be a good time to reflect and see what Ethereum might look like in an ideal world. _Note: I won’t be talking about POS/POW....

man painting
November 9, 2020 · 1 min

Everything's an API

In the world of engineering today, everything seems to have become an API. If you’re a front-end engineer, you’re likely going to be working with frameworks–which are abstractions (that are invoked like an API). Even if you’re working in pure html/css/js, you’re still interacting with the standard APIs that the browser exposes. If you’re a back-end engineer, you’re likely going to be working with servers like Tomcat, working with tools like AWS, and interacting with the CPU and memory through libraries....

concerns in crypto
February 8, 2020 · 4 min

Concerns In Crypto

This was originally posted May 30th 2019. Edited February 8th 2020. As I drove home listening to a podcast about cryptocurrencies (one that’s often quite optimistic), I couldn’t help but critique some of the comments they were making; here are some of those thoughts jotted down. Instead of technical critiques, I want to focus on behavioral challenges and implications. One of the ideas I heard get echoed over and over again was the idea of “a unified gaming platform....