Engineering First

In nearly every investor pitch I do (which is, unfortunately, a ton), I always try to emphasize that LedgerX is an engineering first company. Sure, we do a lot of great financial, regulatory and legal work, but engineering is first.  There is a lot of nodding to that...

Blackjack, Poker and Startups

Poker is the gold standard for discussion among people who are “smart.” The complexities of the game and the dynamic interaction with human emotions, bluffing, and things of that sort inspire a lot of interesting discussion. But startups are rarely like that. They’re...

Is BTC “real”?

One of the most common questions I get when interfacing with regulators, financial executives, or anyone else relatively new to Bitcoin revolves around the 21,000,000 BTC issuance limit. The Bitcoin protocol specifies that only 21 million BTC will ever be minted for...

Off The Chain: The Blockchain Battle

In this article for Waters Technology magazine, Paul Chou explains the blockchain battle. Paul L. Chou has a rare combination of capital markets knowledge and hands-on experience with the new asset class, bitcoin. Paul began his career at Goldman Sachs managing...