William Mougayar

William is the author of The Business Blockchain (Wiley, 2016). He is General Partner at Virtual Capital Ventures, an early stage venture capital fund, and currently on the Board of Directors of OB1, the OpenBazaar open source protocol that is pioneering decentralized peer-to-peer commerce, a special Board Advisor to the Ethereum Foundation, a member of OMERS Ventures Board of Advisors, an Advisory Board member to the Coin Center, Bloq and founder of Startup Management. He holds BTC, ETH and STEEM; and he is an investor in OpenBazaar, MediaChain and ChangeTip (See: Editorial Policy).

2018’s Resolution? Revisit Blockchain’s Fundamentals

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Entering what could be another growth year, author William Mougayar invites the blockchain industry to take a step back and remember the basics.

Why the Blockchain Needs More Failures to Succeed

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Tired of scams? Entrepreneur William Mougayar argues that more failures are needed to take the blockchain industry to the next level.

What the Father of Venture Capital Can Teach Us About Blockchain

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Early venture capitalists were driven to break the regulatory mold to allow something new to flourish. Ring a bell?

The Ultimate List of ICO Resources

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William Mougayar lists his ultimate 18 web resources for those wanting to research, track or launch initial coin offerings or ICOs.

Watch Out – The ICOs Are Coming

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While the ICO party should continue, startups need to take precautions to avoid ending up in tears at the end, argues William Mougayar.

The Blockchain is Still Waiting for Its Web. Here’s a Blueprint

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William Mougayar examines what it would take to introduce technologies and standards that make blockchain as ubiquitous and user-friendly as the Web.

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Blockchain in 2017: Do We Know What We Don’t Know?

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William Mougayar reviews what we do and don't know about the real-world uses and likely effectiveness of blockchain technology.

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The State of Global Blockchain Consortia

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William Mougayar looks at the current state of blockchain consortia across the globe.

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4 Criteria For Evaluating Blockchain ICOs

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William Mougayar provides valuable insight into how to evaluate an ICO by analyzing four main criteria.

Steemit’s First ‘Fest’ Reveals the Power of Blockchain Community

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Steem's global community came together for SteemFest – a two-day conference in Amsterdam event this month.