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  • My First Blog Post

    August 27, 2019 by

    Be yourself; Everyone else is already taken. — Oscar Wilde. This is the first post on my new blog. I’m just getting this new blog going, so stay tuned for more. Subscribe below to get notified when I post new updates.

  • Hawa Dawa monitors air quality block-by-block to help cities make decisions

    December 11, 2019 by


    If city governments had a block-by-block understanding of their city’s own ever changing air quality, how might it impact the decisions they make?

    Thats the concept behind Hawa Dawa, the first company pitching today in the TechCrunch Disrupt Berlin Startup Battlefield. Hawa Dawa combines data sources like satellites and dedicated air monitoring stations to build a granular heat map of air pollutants, selling this map to cities and companies as a subscription API.

    While the company notes it’s hardware agnostic, it does build its own IoT sensors for companies and cities that might not have existing air quality sensors in place.

    (Curious about the name? Co-founder Karim Tarraf tells me it’s roughly based on the words for “air purity” or “air medicine” in a number of languages, including Swahili, Turkish, and Persian.)

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  • MakerDAO Responds to Dev Accusing Network of $340M Vulnerabilty

    December 11, 2019 by

    The Maker Foundation has announced a series of governance polls aimed at security after software developer Micah Zoltu explained how any hacker with $20 million at their disposal could stage an attack on the MakerDAO network and steal close to $340 million.

    In a Dec. 9 blog post, the Maker Foundation interim risk team announced a series of governance polls into its voting system, with one poll asking the Maker community whether the governance security module (GSM) should be upgraded from 0 seconds to

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