Coronavirus is Testing the World. How Do We Test for Coronavirus?

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The need to understand and track the spread of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes the disease COVID-19, has highlighted the importance of diagnostic testing. Widespread diagnostic testing is needed not only to identify who is sick right now, but also

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From the quest for digital money and history of Bitcoin, to the emergence of Ethereum and smart contracts, this short presentation from Linda Xie (co-founder and managing director of Scalar Capital, and former product manager at …

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Network effects are one of the most important dynamics in software and marketplace businesses. But they’re often spoken of in a binary way: either you have them, or you don’t. In practice, most companies’ network effects are much more complex,

The Dynamics of Network Effects

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The U.S. spends over $3 trillion annually and healthcare accounts approaches 20% of our GDP — this is clearly an industry that is ripe with opportunity and lots of activity. But it is also rife with waste, operational inefficiencies, …

Making Sense of Mortgages: The Problem, and the Opportunity

Owning a home has long been a pillar of the American dream, but very few people fully understand the mortgage that powers it. How does a mortgage originated by a broker in California end up on the books of the …

An Introduction to Crypto

watch time: 21 minutes

From the quest for digital money and history of bitcoin, to the emergence of ethereum and smart contracts, this presentation/video provides an introduction to crypto(currencies, tokens, and networks). The talk was originally delivered as part of …

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Given all the activity, hype, and yes, the quality range of ICOs (initial coin offerings), many U.S. regulators have been thoughtfully considering how best to protect consumers from bad actors while still enabling innovations from good actors. It’s a tough …