Imagine what increased fractionalization could do for startup investing. VCs (1-10 wires) → Angels (10-100 checks) → Crowdfunding (100-1K+ credit cards) → Crypto (1K-1M+ wallets). Legal innovations like SAFEs started this trend. Crypto’s fractionalization and smart contracts will add 1000x more access to startup investing. What other industries need fractionalization? Look for businesses with highContinue reading “Fractionalization”

Politics is the Biggest Game

Goalie, St. Louis Blues: 1992-95 Astronaut, NASA: 1995-99 President, USA: 1999-2010 Owner, St. Louis Blues: 2000-Now Help Dad Rebuild His Business: 2010-12 Make Independent Testing Ubiquitous: 2012-2020 Solve the World’s Biggest Problems: 2020-Now That’s me. Give me the world’s hardest jobs and I’ll step up and take my best shot. Put me in Coach. I’mContinue reading “Politics is the Biggest Game”


This post builds on Balaji Srinivasan’s How to Start a New Country essay. Cryptocountries will have their own currencies, laws, contracts, and citizenship requirements. Most cryptocountries will start without any physical property and will have legal statuses closer to cooperatives vs. a corporation or a country. Currencies should serve their countries, not vice versa. Example:Continue reading “Cryptocountries”

Thanedar’s Game

Think: Axelrod’s Tournament meets Model UN. Problem: Real-world political and economic experiments take decades to demonstrate their ultimate successes and failures and can lead to significant hardship and loss of life. Design and implement political and economic systems for your Cryptocountry to compete for Citizens and Wealth. Featuring Protocols and Gameplay that make it easyContinue reading “Thanedar’s Game”