0x + Harbor partner to tokenize real-world assets. 

I’ve grown more bullish in recent months on the real benefit of tokenizing all sorts of assets that are illiquid today. Imagine being able to easily buy/sell a stake in the apartment building you live in or any other asset where you might have specific and unique knowledge. I’m not suggesting a free-for-all on letting everyone invest in everything (yet), but I love the idea of at the very least creating liquidity for assets that have governance and income streams. This partnership seems to bring that reality closer by allowing tokens to also maintain regulatory compliance for issuance and transfer. |learn more

Video: Andrew Ng on the state of artificial intelligence. 

This is a 30-minute talk by Stanford Professor (and former chief scientist at Baidu) Andrew Ng breaking down the state of AI and it’s excellent. The beginning is going to be redundant for those who have been paying attention to AI, but I suggest watching the whole thing because he has a great flow throughout the presentation and he moves quickly. learn more

Amazon: to the moon! 

Amazon is developing new space and satellite services. You’ll probably see me share more about space startups and technology over time as I grow more interested in the possibilities unlocked by lower launch prices. If you’re interested in the topic, reach out so we can talk about it! learn more

The contractor who blows away deadlines. 

This is about “construction guru C.C. Myers.” What a guy! “In 2007, for example, when a stretch of Interstate 80 collapsed in Oakland, a competing firm came in with a bid of $6.4 million. C.C.’s bid? $800,000. As usual, he zipped through the project and finished in a breezy 17 days — compared to the 50 days estimated by the state — earning a $5 million bonus.” learn more