Ryan Snowden is the Strategic Growth Coordinator at CB Insights, a National Science Foundation-backed technology market intelligence platform that provides predictive intelligence into emerging technology trends, startups and corporate strategy. Ryan is intertwined with sales and marketing operations, events, and special projects at CB Insights. His research provides insights for investors, Fortune 500 executives, among other early-adopters, and has positioned Ryan as an ambassador of Ethereum.
Prior to CB Insights, Ryan worked in sales for a handful of New York City and Pittsburgh-based startups while building an on-demand lead generation business. He holds a degree in Finance and General Management from the University of Pittsburgh, loves to play ultimate frisbee and have long conversations about the implications of the blockchain.
Dapps (Decentralized Applications) Mentioned
Augur and Gnosis as prediction markets
Brave's Basic Attention Token
Coinbase's TokenBrowser and Status
Golem for decentralized computing
SingularDTV and Ujo Music for artists and content
uPort for self-sovereign identity
WeiFund for crowdfunding
Future of Fintech conference- including previous guest Joe Lubin
Week in Ethereum News
Ryan’s Challenge; Do the research on Ethereum.
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Snapchat Geofilters are viewed 800 million times per day
In the last year, video views grew 350% to 10 billion per day
Over 66% of Snapchat’s 150 million users post every day
Daily usage averages 25 to 30 minutes
The app is used by more than 60 percent of US smartphone owners aged 13-34
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A brief essay on the current state of the internet. Over the past two decades, global internet users have increased from 35 million people, to an astounding 3 billion today.
More than three-quarters of all internet advertising revenue is split between Google and Facebook.
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