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Brian Crain

Cosmos Launch

Cosmos is finally gearing up for launch. If I recall correctly, the original prediction during the Cosmos fundraiser was a launch in Q3 2017. So there has been a big delay.But I'm very bullish at this point. Tendermint has become very robust. A vibrant,...

The Value of OKRs

Last quarter we used OKRs for the first time at Chorus One. During our retreat back in September, we wrote down clear objectives and key results for the company as well as the two teams. Last month, we had our team retreat again and were...

Focus and Persistence

It's tempting to chase novelty. To play with new ideas and dream up fancy schemes. But when I look at crypto, it's clear to me that what wins is more often a clear vision, focus and persistent execution over many years.The project that epitomizes...

Playground

Over the years, I've made countless attempts at optimizing my life. I've cut things that don't contribute to my goals. I haven't had a TV since I left home when I was 18. I deleted Facebook two or three years ago. I abstain almost completely...

Bitcoin: Is There a Looming Tragedy of the Commons?

Today, we recorded a podcast with Christian Decker. Before the episode, I asked him about the Lightning Network decreasing the demand for Bitcoin transaction and thus the revenues of miners. This has concerned me for a long time and a recent twitter conversation brought it...