Business, Crypto

Crypto 101 and a bit more

What is a blockchain?
Why is cryptocurrency the future of the finance world?
Below you can find a deck I was preparing for a lighting talk at ESGgo.
Since I got some positive feedback on it, I wanted to share it broadly.
Hopefully, you will find it valuable.

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JavaScript, webdev

RegEx 101

Regular expression or in short Regex is a string of text that lets you create patterns that help match, locate, and manage text. It’s an important tool in a wide variety of computing applications, from programming languages like JS, Java and Perl, to text processing tools like grep, sed, and vim.

Here are a few helpers to refresh your mind when you need some ‘simple’ regex to do the job.

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Business, Design

UX/UI Designer Role At ESGgo

There is an increasing interest in how companies are managing their environmental, social, and governance (ESG). Since it’s a new topic, many companies struggle to cooperate with the changing demand around the ESG arena.

This is why we are building a new platform that will help companies leverage ESG and not struggle with it. Instead of manual data entry into spreadsheets or emails over long threads, our platform automates data collection and reporting across all the company departments. It will also have the ability to create reports, dashboards, and benchmark information that will help you identify gaps. On top of it, we will have an AI layer that will provide recommendations for setting goals and improving ESG standing against any reporting framework.

What is ESGgo?

ESGgo is the ESG-operating-platform for global enterprises.
A group of experienced business professionals and technology experts from Facebook, Google, and McKinsey and teams from the leading Israeli army technology units gathered together to impact the world positively.

We provide best-in-class tools to collect the hundreds of ESG data points across the organization, capture the data and simplify the work-streams.
Moreover, the ESGgo system enables departments to collaborate and analyze the ESG status. Later, the system automatically shares it with the different stakeholders: the management team, board of directors, and even external reports to shareholders.

One of the system’s unique capabilities is that competitive analysis tool: it allows companies to compare external rating agency scores and competitor benchmarks and suggest tactical and strategic actions that could help increase their ESG score.

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Business

The ESG Data Ambiguity

TL;DR

ESG rating services are essential for investors. However, there is a high variance between them and when I’m saying high variance – it’s more like huge variance.
A good example is America’s most valuable automobile company – Tesla.
MSCI ranks it at the top of the car industry for sustainability, whereas FTSE ranks it as the worst car producer globally. 

Yes! 

You read it right. 

Tesla is both the best and the worst.

One rating agency claims “It’s the best” while another is putting it in last place. The discrepancy reflects the fact that MSCI judges Tesla to be almost perfect on carbon emissions because of its clean technology, while FTSE, which evaluates factory emissions, regards the firm as a serious offender. In this post we will see what are the characteristics of this challenge and how ESGgo platform can help to address them.

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Business

Full-stack Developer – ESGgo

There is an increasing interest in how companies are managing their environmental, social, and governance (ESG). Since it’s a new topic, many companies struggle to cooperate with the changing demand around the ESG arena.

This is why we are building a new platform that will help companies leverage ESG and not struggle with it. Instead of manual data entry into spreadsheets or using emails over long threads, our platform automates data collection and reporting across all the company departments. It will also have the ability to create reports, dashboards, and benchmark information that will help you identify gaps. On top of it, we will have an AI layer that will provide recommendations for setting goals and improving ESG standing against any reporting framework (e.g. GRI).

If you are passionate about zero to one effort and like to work on important and hard challenges – You should join us. We are hiring engineers/hackers/developers who like to build zero to one products. If you know of a friend that you respect and they fit the description below – Please point them in my direction, ok?

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Business

Product Management At ESGgo

There is an increasing interest in how companies are managing their environmental, social, and governance (ESG). Since it’s a new topic, many companies struggle to cooperate with the changing demand around the ESG arena.

This is why we are building a new platform that will help companies leverage ESG and not struggle with it. Instead of manual data entry into spreadsheets or using emails over long threads, our platform automates data collection and reporting across all the company departments. It will also have the ability to create reports, dashboards, and benchmark information that will help you identify gaps. On top of it, we will have an AI layer that will provide recommendations for setting goals and improving ESG standing against any reporting framework (e.g. GRI).

If you are passionate about zero to one effort and like to work on important and hard challenges – You should join us. We are hiring engineers and product managers. If you know of a PM that you respect and they fit the description below…

Please point them in my direction, ok?

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Crypto

Start with #web3

In the past two years, I’ve been fascinated by the rise of web3. 

As Albert (from union square venture) wrote:

It is difficult to overstate how big an innovation this is. We went from not being able to do something at all to having a first working version. Again to be clear, I am not saying this will solve all problems. Of course it won’t. And it will even create new problems of its own. Still, permissionless data was a crucial missing piece – its absence resulted in a vast power concentration. As such Web3 can, if properly developed and with the right kind of regulation, provide a meaningful shift in power back to individuals and communities.

Albert WengeR – USV

So let’s start with the first step. Get your wallet. You can think on the crypto wallet as a ‘browser’ to the world of distributed applications that lives in the #web3 world. I would suggest you to try a few wallets as we are still very early in this new frontier.

🎁 WALLETS
  • Hardware: I got the Ledger Nano X but another good option is Trezor.
  • Desktop: I like Exodus  and (of course) you need Metamask in your browser. Btw, Brave got a wallet as well but with Metamask it will be ‘easier’ to start ‘trying’ the NFT world as well.
  • Mobile: Exodus , Jaxx and/or Trust Wallet

🚨 Do NOT buy any hardware wallet from third-party resellers such as Amazon or eBay.
Only buy units from the OEM to ensure that you are getting a clean device.

Next, you wish to buy some tokens (e.g. BTC, ETH, SOL etc’) – You can do it in one of the exchanges below.

EXCHANGES
  • Coinbase – The easy way to get into the crypto world.
  • Gemini 
  • Binance.US – large number of supported coins. But sort of centralized solution.
  • Kraken – Decent staking options

Now, let’s create ourselves a ‘portfolio’ and watch the market:

💽  MARKET DATA, PRICE INFO, NEWS AGGREGATORS, MARKET ANALYSIS, ONCHAIN METRICS
  • Messari.io – onchain metrics and market data. They got one of the best UX/UI.
  • CoinMarketCap  – a market data and news aggregator.
  • CoinGecko  – market data and news aggregator.
🎤 CRYPTO PODCASTS
  • proof.xyz – All about NFTs: Artists, Developers and everything else.
  • modern.finance – New crypto projects and some interesting conversations.
  • Bankless – A great analysis and discussions of ETH markets
🎨 NFTs marketplaces
🥅 DEFI RESOURCES
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Sport

Weekend Ride

Gravel is the new thing.

But ignore all the ‘buzz’ – as Lauf coined: ‘just ride’.

“Pick three hobbies: One that makes you money, one that makes you fit, and one that keeps you creative”. With cycling, you can have the last two.

Have fun and be strong!

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