Chris Dannen

Introduction: I am a writer living in Brooklyn, NY. I manage technology and investments for Iterative Instinct, a hybrid private equity and venture fund I cofounded. I'm also interested in fashion, and serve as advisor to the smart fabric startup Loomia. My new book about smart contract programming entitled Introducing Ethereum and Solidity will be published by Apress Inc. in January 2017.

History: I first got into writing as a photojournalist for outdoor magazines. After that I began writing IT books, moved into business journalism, and then finally to technology consulting. My first job was at the Onion, where I did graphics work and wrote little jokes for a hardcover atlas entitled Our Dumb World. All those years, I tinkered with web and iOS development, building one-off projects to play with the newest frameworks. That eventually led me to blockchain development in the Solidity language, and my current work. The rest of my work history and IP is documented on LinkedIn.

Personal: In my free time I like to race mountain & road bicycles and play foosball, habits I picked up a decade ago in college. While an undergrad at UVA I also worked for Red Bull as a field marketer; during summers I worked in bike shops. I was also a rower on the UVA Men’s Crew and a brother in Phi Gamma Delta.

More: I blog about crypto-economics at Our fund's collection of essays is on Medium. If you're still reading all the way down here, you may well check out my purpose statement.

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