I Don’t Know What The Blockchain Holds For Us In The Future

October 27, 2015 · 2 minutes read

Over at the Cheeky community, a.k.a. Yoga for creativity, I was recently asked to share my opinion on what I believed to be the next breakthrough in Blockchain applications. This is the brief opinion I shared. I don’t think I’m particularly good at predicting future trends. But before I dive into my answer, let me […]

Yet Another Bitcoin Intro. This is The Bigger Picture.

December 20, 2014 · 7 minutes read

I think this technology is often misunderstood. It’s either thought to be money for geeks to play around on the Internet, for criminals to sell drugs or launder money, for anarchists to weaken governments, and so on. The media has definitely played a role in this misinformation. All you hear about Bitcoin in the news […]

Bitcoin Is Kicking Off Nicely In Lebanon

Successes Of The First Bitcoin Meetups

June 13, 2014 · 3 minutes read

This post is long overdue, it’s been sitting in my drafts for more than 2 months. I was hoping to release it with videos of recorded talks, but since video production delay has been (and continues to be) unpredictable, I will just post my thoughts now and talks will follow. Beirut Bitcoin Meetup, the first! March 20th was […]

The Rise of New Markets: Bitcoin In The Middle East

April 9, 2014 · 3 minutes read

This post was written for ArabNet, and first appeared on their website. In an earlier post, I introduced Bitcoin through storytelling, and briefly highlighted its benefits over conventional money and payment services. This time, let’s look at a few revolutionary applications of Bitcoin in The Middle East and the world. Read through until the end to […]

Bitcoin or How To Avoid A Series Of Unfortunate Events

March 20, 2014 · 6 minutes read

This post was written for ArabNet, and first appeared on their website. A Tale Of Money and Misfortune Let me start off by sharing a story with you. I just arrived in Dubai, on a business trip from Beirut. I’m excited to be here as it’s my first time back in 10 years, and I’ve […]

Event Recap: Amman Tech Tuesdays, Bitcoin Edition

February 6, 2014 · 1 minute read

On February 4th, I gave an introductory talk on Bitcoin applications at an event held jointly by Amman Tech Tuesdays–Amman’s leading monthly event for techies–and the Amman Bitcoin Meetup Group. I was impressed with the turnout–around 300 people. 50% of the room had already heard about the crypto-currency, and there were even a few that […]