At the end of last year, Dwolla's white label APIs started to ship and it kicked off a number of projects internally. One of those internal projects was re-thinking the way information is delivered to developers building applications that leverage Dwolla for ACH transfers. The concept for the project was to create an insightful view for developers and their business counterparts. It… Continue reading A real-time dashboard for bank transfers
I've been talking about this a lot privately lately. Now that we have technology that operates by default in a way where those computers retain a perfect memory that can't be edited, forever, what will we do with it? There is a seemingly endless amount of moral and ethical questions that come from this conversation. There's also typically… Continue reading A perfect memory
If you've followed any of my work for the last few years it probably won't come as a surprise to you that I believe real-time payments are going to be responsible for seismic risk reduction in the financial system. Much to my own frustration real-time payments aren't everywhere, yet. So what do we do in… Continue reading Managing bank transfer risk
In 2012, 2013, and 2014, I wrote about hard lessons learned. Many of the hard lessons were memorable because of how devastating each lesson felt at the time. In 2015, I didn't have time to write a post. The adage, "you make time for the things that are important" is true in this case. My annual post fell… Continue reading 3 Things I Hope To Leave You With
I tried do something extremely different for my EntreFest talk this year. I grabbed some GIFs from Gif Connoisseur that I thought made my point and put some sound effects in the background. I had a lot of fun with it. I always worry about being boring, so trying something new is important. This as it was… Continue reading EntreFEST
In a healthy organization people do the right thing by a overwhelming majority.
I like to know what's going on so I keep a few things open on my computer at work at almost all times. While they aren't critical to operations they are incredibly helpful to me. One is an app from an internal hackathon that measures current Dwolla network performance. One is uptime.js that measures network availability.d
"Apple’s new payments business and its in-the-news competitor, MCX, have something in common: They’re both built on the aging financial infrastructure of credit-card networks and bank transfers—as though you were trying to build the worldwide web on telegraph wires"