Dan Bulwinkle

May 2019

You Can't Top Bitcoin
3 May 2019 - 5 minute read
Bitcoin has endured over a decade, and contenders are constantly being deployed. Why is it the best cryptocurrency? Here I review cash, gold, mobile, and other decentralized platforms and how they compare with Bitcoin. I consider myself a crypto altruist; I don’t subscribe to any sort of maximalism of any cryptocurrency. I want to see everyone have access to this technology regardless of the particular implementation, so long as it is entirely open source and has been peer reviewed by computer scientists1.

April 2017

Grocery & Meal Delivery
23 Apr 2017 - 3 minute read
Why Don’t Grocery Delivery Services Have Inventory? I still go to the grocery store in part for the experience and the discovery process. Often times, however, I’ve wished I could just skip the store and have the groceries appear within a day. The problem with that is then I need to sign up for some delivery service and still spend time paging through an app to find dozens of necessities.

November 2016

Hyperloop May Create New Cities
27 Nov 2016 - 4 minute read
City Planning and Real Estate Markets May Become Vastly Different If Hyperloop Succeeds Hyperloop concept from the original SpaceX white paper.Were I to create a hyperloop company I may call it R-Loop to emphasize keeping out the hype. If I was lucky maybe one day it would be known simply as “The R” just as elevated trains in Philly and Chicago are known as “The El.” It’s been just a couple years since two major hyperloop companies have been in existence and the outlook is dubious.