My Next Chapter After Facebook

In 2010, I was weighing a heavy decision. I had two compelling job offers. Do I return to the Ads Product Marketing team at Facebook, where I had interned and continued to work part time during grad school? Or do I join Google as a Product Manager? I joined Facebook in 2010 I chose Facebook … 


Never miss a free cancellation

I love It’s my favorite travel reservation site. I often book way more reservations than I’ll ever use. Sometimes I’m not sure I’ll actually be able to travel. Other times I’m not sure where the weather will be best. I love optionality. But it’s hard to keep track of all the reservations I make. … 


Hacking Nest UK to work in San Francisco

How I had to import and hack Nest UK to work with my ancient furnace heater in San Francisco


Trezor vs. Keepkey – Cryptocurrency Hardware Wallet Review

tldr: Both wallets are solid; Trezor has a slight lead I’m a big fan of the mantra “not your keys, not your coin” pioneered by @aantonop. Hardware wallets like Trezor, Keepkey, and Ledger store your keys in the safest way possible (outside of a beefy vault safe). Which means your coins are also the safest. … 


Prism by Shapeshift – first impressions

Ever since I heard of Prism by Shapeshift I’ve been anxious to try it out! I’m a huge fan of financial derivatives and cryptocurrency. Founder Erik Voorhees is a legendary cryptocurrency entrepreneur and is always ahead of the curve. His cryptocurrency exchange company Shapeshift recently acquired Keepkey, launched Prism, and he initiated a token sale … 


My cyptocurrency domain name: scottshapiro.eth

I recently acquired scottshapiro.eth as my cryptocurrency domain name. Here’s how I used Ethereum Name Service (ENS) to buy and set it up.


The cryptocurrencies I’m excited about

After entering cryptocurrency via Bitcoin in 2013, I expanded my purview to other coins. Below is my opinion on the fundamentals of some other cryptocurrencies, without regard to price or technical analysis. Disclosure: I hold positions in many of these below. This is not investment advice. The big three cryptocurrencies Bitcoin, Litecoin, and Ethereum are … 


Republished on

The folks at (Scandinavia’s largest cryptocurrency news site) recently reached out about having me as a guest author. All it took was a quick Messenger conversation and we had a plan. I started this whole effort only a month ago, so I was happy to let them republish my most recent post about the … 


The 5 issues with ICO’s

Initial Coin Offerings are exciting, but there are some huge fundamental issues with the way this is going down today.


Civic ICO Aside, Here’s Their Bigger Challenge

Civic is one of the most interesting projects in Cryptocurrency today, but it will need to figure out an extremely efficient consumer acquisition model that pairs with particular businesses.