Why is ARKit Better Than The Alternatives?

// https://medium.com/super-ventures-blog/why-is-arkit-better-than-the-alternatives-af8871889d6a Apple’s announcement of ARKit at the recent WWDC has had a huge impact on the Augmented Reality eco-system. Developers are finding that for the first time a robust and (with IOS11) widely available AR SDK “just works” for … Continue reading

Data Sources for Tokens + Blockchains

One is Token Filings from William Mougayar (who run the Token Summit) http://startupmanagement.org/2017/07/20/introducing-token-filings-a-transparency-directory-for-icos-and-token-sales/ Second is Coindexter from Jonathan Libov (who was previously at USV) http://whoo.ps/2017/07/19/hello-coindexter Token Filings is more offering facts + recent news (think SEC Edgar) while Coindexter is … Continue reading

FTSE Russell to Exclude Snap From Stock Indexes Over Voting Rights

https://www.nytimes.com/reuters/2017/07/26/business/26reuters-snap-russell.html?src=busln&_r=2 The stock index provider said it made the decision based on client feedback, the latest sign of the growing importance of corporate governance rights to investors even as technology companies move to concentrate power with insiders. It plans to … Continue reading

Blockchain Infrastructure Landscape

https://blog.bigchaindb.com/blockchain-infrastructure-landscape-a-first-principles-framing-92cc5549bafe The elements of computing are storage, compute, and communications. Mainframes, PCs, mobile, and cloud all manifest these elements in their own unique ways. Specialized building blocks emerge to reconcile tradeoffs within a given element. This article focuses on the … Continue reading

Made with AR Kit

This blog does a good job tracking neat ARKit Demos: http://www.madewitharkit.com/ https://twitter.com/madewitharkit?lang=en Its early, but some really neat + creative projects are being built. Examples: ARKit Interdimensional Portal: // https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rIPfpGCxONQ ARKit Tic Tac Toe: // https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IBBq473vuMo ARKit Measuring Tape: // https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z7DYC_zbZCM Tweet

Token Network Effects

// https://medium.freecodecamp.com/token-network-effects-a-new-business-model-for-a-decentralized-web-6cde8b4e862 The underlying magic of the token is to align incentives across all stakeholders to hold the token. In this flywheel, the token increases in value as the utility of the project increases. As long as everyone in the ecosystem … Continue reading

Digital-to-biological converter for on-demand production of biologics

https://www.nature.com/nbt/journal/vaop/ncurrent/full/nbt.3859.html Manufacturing processes for biological molecules in the research laboratory have failed to keep pace with the rapid advances in automization and parellelization. We report the development of a digital-to-biological converter for fully automated, versatile and demand-based production of functional … Continue reading

Micro VC Data from the Raise Conference

Micro-VC slide RAISE conference from Samir Kaji Presentation from Samir Kaji of First Republic Bank on the growth of micro VC funds. Tweet

AngelList is Funding the Minor League of VC

AngelList is funding the minor leagues of venture capital (and giving founders $500,000 to start) “We’re creating hundreds of new VCs,” says Ravikant, who argues the venture space is anything but overcrowded. “Every time I hear someone say there are … Continue reading