PM'ing Ain't Easy

PM’ing ain’t easy.Much of the work we do happens behind the scenes. How well we do it is often reflected in what doesn’t happen, as much as what does happen.This past week's Cosmos network upgrade reminded me of this. Jack Zampolin skillfully led the Cosmos…

Criteria for Choosing Networks to Validate On

Selecting a network to validate on is a form of investment analysis. As validators, we're investing time, attention and capital into supporting the networks we choose to validate on. Smaller validators have less margin for error in this analysis, because our resources are more limited than larger, well capitalized staking…

Staking Observations from NYC Blockchain Week 2019

Staking felt like a popular topic during NYC Blockchain Week 2019. I attended three staking events during the week. I spoke to many people representing proof of stake networks and staking companies along the way.The first event was a staking panel discussion hosted by Solana. I also contributed questions…

Announcing the Decentralized Staking Defenders

Proof of stake is starting to hit critical mass. The Cosmos mainnet launch seems to have opened to door for a flood of staking networks to come online in 2019. It's also at risk from the outset.Proof of Stake is Already at RiskStake on these networks is concentrating within…

The PM tools we use at ENS

We launched the ENS permanent registrar on May 4. It happened exactly two years to the day after the original ENS registrar launch.Launching on the two year anniversary was our goal. I feel happy we hit the deadline!I thought this might be a good time to share the…

On the Usefulness of Meeting Notes and Recordings

When’s the last time you’ve reviewed meeting notes? Do you watch recordings of meetings you weren’t able to attend?I’ve noticed a trend in the crypto community toward taking meeting notes. Sometimes it’s seen as the first step toward implementing a project management process.I…