Mark 'Rizzn' Hopkins

Venture Partner for Barista Ventures. Founder of Roger Wilco. Creator of theCUBE.

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YoCoin, a local Dallas-run cryptocurrency.

On Thursday evening, I was invited to give a brief talk at the meetup for a new cryptocurrency, YoCoin. I was first introduced to the group by happen-stance, when two locals from the marketing team for YoCoin came in to make a Bitcoin purchase. I’ve had the good...

Moving on from SiliconANGLE

Hello, my friends, readers, coworkers and peers. It’s been a while since I’ve done a proper update here, but I wanted to drop everyone a quick note to say that I’ve officially moved on from SiliconANGLE. As many of you noted on LinkedIN, I’ve...

Dr. Bitcoin on How to Install the Ethereum Mist wallet.

There’s been some interesting positive movement in the world of Ethereum, both locally in DFW as well as for the larger crypto markets. Just yesterday, Coinbase and GDAX announced support for Ethereum wallets and accounts on their web and mobile wallets –...

YoCoin, a local Dallas-run cryptocurrency.

On Thursday evening, I was invited to give a brief talk at the meetup for a new cryptocurrency, YoCoin. I was first introduced to the group by happen-stance, when two locals from the marketing team for YoCoin came in to make a Bitcoin purchase. I’ve had the good...

Roger Daltrey needs money more than he needs to create.

This morning, a story in Rolling Stone circulated quoting The Who frontman Roger Daltrey as saying he “can’t see [a new Who album] ever happening.” He laid blame squarely on the internet. Daltrey said he and guitarist Pete Townshend have discussed...

A Case for Re-organizing America

A powerful idea in a compelling map While going through my morning reading, I found an interview of Parag Khanna in the Washington Post promoting his new book “Connectography: Mapping the Future of Global Civilization,” a book that points to the inevitable future...

Moving on from SiliconANGLE

Hello, my friends, readers, coworkers and peers. It’s been a while since I’ve done a proper update here, but I wanted to drop everyone a quick note to say that I’ve officially moved on from SiliconANGLE. As many of you noted on LinkedIN, I’ve...

Insightful Political Commentary (or not)

This is about the time in the political cycle where everyone gets sucked into talking about the Presidential rat-race. I usually devote my commentary to what the candidates are saying about technology, as politics/tech intersection has been my beat for decades, now. I...

Fallout 4: See you on the other side.

I’m probably not going to be any use to the world until I’m finished playing this game. Watch this stream to monitor my progress / descent into slovenly disorder. Watch live video from actuallyrizzn on...