Mark “Rizzn” Hopkins

Partner at Barista.Ventures.
Founder at RogerWilco.Agency.
Creator of TheCUBE.
Futurist at IBM.

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Ask Dr. Bitcoin: What is Dollar Cost Averaging?

The typical cryptocurrency enthusiast goes through a few steps as they continue their journey, particularly if they see any early gains with their crypto investments. Initially, they'll put in some sum of money - usually small - into a cryptocurrency and see some...

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 the possibility of...

A Case for Re-organizing America

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 realities of globalization. One map and...

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 founded a new company...

Spotify Mix: “Come Back to Dallas.”

I haven't done one of these in ages. I haven't done much blogging in ages - at least not on my personal website. Either way, I found myself last night poking around on Wikipedia around the history of various Dallas neighborhoods, and of course the old blues references...

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...

I guess #gamergate is still going on?

Preface: I love women in general, and my wife in particular. I believe my wife and I to be equal partners in our marriage and life. My hiring practices as an employer show that I routinely put women in positions of authority in my organizations. I believe women to be...