I’ve been following Bitcoin since mid 2010. It was particularly interesting to me at the time as my company was processing high-risk payments; high-risk payments which Bitcoin seemed to be ideally suited for. Since then I’ve mined and traded (terribly) Bitcoin and a bunch of other cryptocurrencies like Litecoin and Dogecoin. A few weeks ago I published a document on securing virtual currency applications based on my experience in traditional payments and building applications. Late 2013 and early 2014 had been frustrating times to watch scammers and incompetence dominate the cryptocurrency landscape only to, predictably, fail a short time later. If cryptocurrencies are ever going to succeed they will have to do better, much better.Read More
This year marks a significant change (improvement) on how Google I/O registration took place. Google originally announced a registration window in early April but was later clarified to be from April 15th to the 18th. Individuals wanting to register would enter into a lottery, which is scheduled to take place sometime today. The old system of ctrl + r or waiting for a spinner to ‘select an available ticket’ for you has been plagued with issues because of the large number of people wanting to register. In 2012 the registration process was completed within minutes.Read More
In the last few months I’ve been approached by several different groups in the virtual currency space asking for my input on various things; mostly because of my involvement in payment systems over the last 15 years, but also because I’ve been involved with Bitcoin almost from its beginning. My advice has spanned technical, business, and even legal issues pertaining to virtual currencies; unfortunately, security hasn’t really been given the attention it needs.Read More
December 21st, 2006 is when I turned in my key card at Neteller, stepping down as lead architect, to begin working with a group that would eventually form the majority of what Redfall Technologies Inc is today. Over the last 7 years I’ve had the opportunity to work with tremendous people doing what I enjoy.
As of January 10th, 2014 I’ve finalized my departure as a director and the CTO of Redfall Technologies to focus on other things. I’ve been working with Redfall over the last while to ensure a seamless transition. I still believe in Vogogo and will continue on as a Redfall shareholder and provide support whenever needed.
I wish Redfall all the best in the future.Read More
It has almost been a year since I’ve done a blog post and months since I’ve posted on Vogogo’s blog. Why? In July of this year Redfall Technologies received a $1,000,000 commitment from AVAC to continue to execute it’s business strategy. Then in September Redfall announced it was going public on the Toronto Venture Exchange through a Capital Pool Corporation (CPC) merger. Since the beginning of this year there has been significant work done by a lot of people to make this happen, all while keeping Vogogo running smoothly and continuing to grow.Read More
I wanted to A/B test a new home page on Vogogo featuring an explainer video. Having been involved only loosely in the process before, it didn’t seem like there were many options outside of using companies that specialized in the creation of explainer videos. Unfortunately, they all seem to fancy themselves as modern day Donald Draper’s who want thousands of dollars, and months of design and review, to create just one video. A video that you have no idea how it will impact conversions until you release it into the wild, making the whole process seem rather dated compared to the rest of the web.Read More