An updated list of useful context to understand my biases and perspective.
This is a living document meant to help be a quick reference for anyone wondering how my background, work history or personal holdings might be influencing my perspective. It is up to date and will remain so.
I have a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from Carleton College in Minnesota and a Master’s degree in Game Theoretic Artificial Intelligence from Brown University in Rhode Island. I also have an Executive MBA from the UC Berkeley Haas School of Business.
These days I am a stay-at-home-dad and part time newsletter author, though I also moonlight as an art consultant for my wife’s startup Wander.ly.
My last full time role was as a Senior Director of Product Management at Blockstream working on Lighting, Liquid and other tools built on top of Bitcoin. My views are strictly my privately held opinions and do not represent the views of Blockstream. You can read more about why I took that role here and you can read more about why I decided to step away from it here.
Prior to working at Blockstream I led the Ads Quality team at Pinterest, the Knowledge/ML teams at Reddit and before that worked for just shy of ten years at Google, mostly on the Chrome Browser — I led a team of PMs responsible for Security, Privacy, Identity, Payments, the New Tab page and the Omnibox. I have also done product/content consulting for a handful of companies including Newness (now Iris), Promoted, Neeva and CoinTracker.
My personal crypto portfolio is 100% Bitcoin with no leverage. I strictly use Bitcoin for dollar-cost averaged savings, I don’t try to time the market and I don’t day trade. Since becoming a stay-at-home-dad I have been a net seller of bitcoin.
I often use other tokens and contracts in small amounts to learn about them. I also own a handful of NFTs but I consider them entertainment objects, not investment assets. I don’t consider them part of my portfolio.
I occasionally make angel investments. I am an investor in Promoted, Wally.xyz, The Browser Company, SlowDAO and a small trading fund run by a friend of mine that operates a simple index strategy across the long tail of small-cap altcoins.
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