Blockchain Realism:
Our Grounded Approach

Irrational Exuberance and Wild Metaphors

You've heard them all, whether "It's a brave new world", "It's the web, in 1991" or even the old "It's different this time!" But even if these metaphors are apt, they don't tell you where to invest, who to follow, what to believe in.

We believe the reality is more fundamental than these metaphors.

It starts with Identity

And then storage, "oracles" to interact with the existing world, developer tools, and blockchain explorers and other tools to understand and audit what's stored on the blockchain.

Each of these has its own business models, its own idiosyncracies. Trying to understand all of that is not a task for most people.

But it is one we're glad to take on.

Databases in 1975

IBM got its start with the punched card, which back in the data could store both data and code. And by 1975, IBM was a $15 billion dollar company employing more than a quarter million people worldwide.

That computers were taking over was clear; the hobbyist market was taking off. Microsoft was founded in 1975 and Apple would be founded the next year.

The networking revolution was also well underway: the nascent Internet was already international.

And yet what we call the "modern" database (forgive us, our Big Data and NoSql brethren) didn't exist yet. Oracle, the company that made the modern database what it is, wasn't even founded until 1977.

Blockchain: the Database, Decentralized

It's bigger than that; yes, yes, we understand.

But for it to be bigger than that, it has to be on a solid foundation.

Join us as we find, fund, and support that foundation.