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Showing posts from July, 2019

DoD on the Block

So I'm not a techie. I know about how technological things work insofar as they serve to create efficiencies. But I don't know the nuts and bolts (or the 1s and 0s) of how technological things actually work. Fortunately, I didn't need to know these things to predict that blockchain would be a big deal when I embarked on this blockchain journey almost 2.5 years ago. There have been many "I told you so!" moments over the course of my journey, and I have another one. The Department of Defense (DoD) recently released a report entitled, " DoD Digital Modernization Strategy ." This document CLEARLY doesn't include anything classified or sensitive. However, it does provide some insight into the strategic priorities of the largest federal agency (at least as they relate to digital capabilities). The report identifies four specific initiatives: innovation for advantage, optimization, resilient cybersecurity, and cultivation of talent. Now for my moment--one o

Libra Long and Prosper

While I've been under a rock, my handy push app notifications have kept me somewhat informed about this Facebook Libra business. And from what I've gathered, Libra has generated more than a little discussion in the #cryptocommunity . Libra has also naturally become a focal point for federal legislators and regulators. It makes sense--Facebook is a huge target for lawmakers as it is the largest social media platform with more than 2 BILLION monthly active users (that's 1/4 of the world's population). Here are three things to talk about at your next dinner party (are those even a "thing" anymore?) with respect to Libra: 1. Is it a currency? Is it a security? Facebook says Libra is a currency. There are some who think the Securities and Exchange Commission may consider Libra to be a security. If you have paid any attention to anything related crypto/digital currency in the past 2 years, you know that this currency/security question is a pretty significant thres