We’ve announced that applications are open for the Filecoin Launchpad Accelerator II. If you’re building the distributed web, you can apply by midnight EST on May 9th, 2021.

Over the last two weeks, we‘ve met with over 135 builders in the ecosystem, from the Tachyon and Protocol Labs mentor network, Chainlink Virtual Hackathon participants, the Gitcoin KERNEL community, the Scaling Ethereum and NFT Hack participants, to builders reaching out to us on Twitter.

Here’s where we’re seeing ambitious founders catalyzing ecosystem development across the IPFS, Filecoin, and Ethereum stack, and some examples of the types of companies we think would…

Join us to see Joe Lubin & Juan Benet in conversation on the future of the distributed web, and one more week to apply for the Filecoin Launchpad Accelerator.

A few weeks ago, we announced the Filecoin Launchpad Accelerator, powered by Tachyon. It’s a partnership between ConsenSys and Protocol Labs to support the next wave of founders building the distributed web.

A conversation on the future of the distributed web with Joe Lubin & Juan Benet

Join us Wednesday, August 26th at 4:30pm EST for a conversation between ConsenSys founder and Ethereum co-founder, Joe Lubin, and Juan Benet, founder of Protocol Labs — the creators of IPFS and Filecoin.

They’ll be discussing the parallels between…

It was November 25th at 12:36 PM. A day that would change my life. I was sitting in a conference room. I don’t quite remember what I was working on, but it wasn’t important compared to the call that was getting ready to come in. My phone rang. I didn’t recognize the number. I usually screen unknown numbers, but I was expecting a call that could change my life forever.

Actually let’s rewind... This story starts the week of November 11th. I had what I thought was a really bad flu. Which was uncommon for me. I never get sick…

3 tips to get your big idea off the ground and into production.

Calling all nights and weekends BUIDLers!

This week, ConsenSys Labs, Gitcoin, and Microsoft announced the launch of the Ethereal Virtual Hackathon, an endeavor focused on upending the orthodoxies of finance and banking — and hackathons in general — while launching the future star developers and entrepreneurs of the blockchain industry.

By far one of the hardest parts of participating in a hackathon is honing in on a good idea, and getting traction — fast. At ConsenSys Labs, I spend a good amount of time with our entrepreneurs helping them think through strategies to validate and scale their Blockchain businesses.


“We rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, and hope does not disappoint us” Romans 5: 3–5

I found myself in the seat of my dentist, for the 3rd time in 6 weeks. My last procedure cracked under the duress of eating pizza.

I’m a night-time grinder. I’ve chewed through 2 night guards in 4 years, each made of hard resin plastics. My dentist is pretty impressed... I think there’s something I need to work out in therapy.

Anyways, as a result, I chomped off the back of my molar…

“Tell me who your heroes are and I’ll tell you who you’ll turn out to be.” Warren Buffett

I was sitting there staring at 8 years of hard work sitting in 5 legal-paper file sized cardboard boxes. In those boxes were my prized possession…

When I was 20 I’m pretty sure I had no real skills in life. Up until that point I had been a net-taker on society. Yet, somehow, along the way I had people that were patient enough with me to try and get advice into my thick skull.

And one of those pieces of advice that…

“Not all those who wander are lost” J. R. R. Tolkien

It was 6:30AM. Or it least as best I can recall. I arose in my Airbnb in Old Town Nice, France a little disoriented. 48 hours earlier I was hiking the majestic Cinque Terre in Italy, talking my way onto a private and exclusive beach outside of Èze, and taking a couple hundred Euro off the tables at the Casino de Monte-Carlo.

I needed some down time…

Views of Cinque Terre (not to be confused with Drake’s Views)

“Win the Morning So You Can Win the Day” — Unknown

I’ve been a fan of Morning Rituals now for at least a decade. One of the best pieces of advice I ever got, was from a good friend — Scott Becker. Scott is a phenomenal engineer. He’s one of the smartest dudes I know — is extremely smart (like intimidatingly smart), and has a very clear thinking process. He and his partners sold their company Invite Media to GOOG in 2010 for $70M.

He once said to me “Success doesn’t come from luck. It’s engineered”.

Over the last 10…

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“All that is necessary for evil to thrive is for good men to do nothing.” — Edmund Burke

Over the last several weeks, my Facebook newsfeed has been bombarded with people’s discussions on their thoughts on Syrian refugees and Muslims in general.

For full disclosure — I am a secular humanitarian. I want what’s best for our species. I don’t have anything against religion, except when it gets in the way of human rights (i.e. — when people use it to treat other people poorly).

In general, I’ve noticed my friends are on one of two sides, in this discussion:

Keto/Paleo Meals

  • Pasture raised Chicken Drumsticks
  • Slow cooked grass fed bone short ribs / Organic sweet potato w/ grass fed butter + sugar maple smoked salt
  • Grass fed NY strip steak w/ rosemary and butter reduction / Sweet Potato / Asparagus
  • Pasta sauce w/ Grass fed ground beef


  • Popcorn w/ grass fed butter + truffle salt
  • Post workout smoothie

Protein Restriction day

  • Mango slices
  • Zucchini slices
  • Bone Marrow broth w/ rice in grass fed butter

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Gabriel Anderson

MD of @Tachyon a serial entrepreneur with specialties in early-stage growth, customer acquisition, and business development. Philosophy, Technology, Biohacker.

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