A Blockchain Case Study: Building a Derivative Marketplace with Ethereum – Part I

Blockchain is a revolutionary paradigm that will reshape every aspect of our lives. The first part of this series will present a high-level overview of the underpinnings of blockchain technology and develop some intuition for smart contracts. After finishing this post, readers will have a strong understanding of blockchain fundamentals and understand the term smart […]

A Blockchain Case Study: Building a Derivative Marketplace with Ethereum – Part II

Part one of this blog series provided an overview of blockchain fundamentals and introduced smart contracts. Readers unfamiliar with this material are encouraged to first read part one. This post will explore construction of a centralized marketplace for binary derivatives. This approach does not make effective use of the blockchain, but is presented to illustrate […]

A Blockchain Case Study: Building a Derivative Marketplace with Ethereum – Part III

Alas, we now possess the knowledge to build our decentralized marketplace! If you’ve come this far, you should have a solid grasp of how a blockchain operates and possess a conceptual understanding of smart contracts. In this final post, we synthesize these concepts and develop a decentralized marketplace that overcomes many of the challenges posed […]

Challenging Software Management

Seldom does an article pluck a thought lurking in the corners of our consciousness, place a spotlight on it, and then reveal it holds the key to unraveling deeply seated beliefs. Matthew Stewart’s The Management Myth is such an article, a rare piece that takes a practical look at management theory – the history, education, […]

How fast is Fast?

Meet Cindy, an experienced program manager overseeing a substantial software development effort with over 100 team members. Her program’s funding was allocated on a solid promise of innovation and efficiency. Delivery is scheduled 36 months from commencement and everything appears to be going fine. The usual story. At this point you might expect the usual story about […]