on the blockchain

A death in Cryptoland

“When reports emerged in 2019 that the CEO of Canada’s largest cryptocurrency exchange had died, it left over a quarter of a billion dollars of customers’ funds in limbo. While authorities investigated, one online sleuth decided to dig deeper to […]

under the microscope

The truth about young blood

This 2017 interview with UC Berkeley researchers Mike and Irina Conboy clears up some of the popular misconceptions around young blood and aging. You may have heard of their study that stitched together and old and young rat to learn […]

retail therapy

Amazon, Walmart and Chinese potting soil

In 2018, the anonymous blogger behind Deep Throat IPO wrote this incredibly long post exploring the question “What would have happened if Amazon and Walmart had never been born?” It’s a fascinating exploration of the dynamics of US retail and […]

better doing

How to miss a deadline

“Projects are always on the frontier, combining elements and ideas and effort to do something that’s not been done before, not quite the way we’re doing it here and now. And so, bold projects sometimes fail to make their deadline. […]