Peter Wicher

Avid mountain biker, cook, and creative business thinker. I use my experiences as a tech executive, educator, and technologist to help leaders perceive tech's exponential growth, and its impacts.

Big Problems That Are Ripe For Startups To Solve Members Public

If you want to make a billion dollars, figure out how to help a billion people. Even in the middle of the greatest pandemic in 100 years, global venture funding is smashing previous records, including $288B invested in the first six months of 2021.

Peter Wicher
Peter Wicher
Startups

A Robotics Startup’s Manufacturing Design Win Journey Members Public

There are 370,000 manufacturing companies in the United States today. That is more manufacturing companies in the US alone than Apple employees globally.

Peter Wicher
Peter Wicher
Robots
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IOHK’s Cardano Blockchain to Bolster Ethiopian Students’ Identities Members Public

Identity is a pressing global challenge. The World Bank estimated that 1 billion people do not have any official proof of identity. Even in developed countries, your identity is often based on perishable paper artifacts like birth certificates.

Peter Wicher
Peter Wicher
Blockchain

Age-Old Cons Live Again on The Cryptocurrency Frontier Part 3: Pump-And-Dump Members Public

Cryptocurrencies are largely unregulated: crypto pump-and-dumps are legal. Combine thousands of thinly traded tokens, millions of Marks believing it’s possible to score an instant crypto fortune, 24/7 media coverage, and what do you get?

Peter Wicher
Peter Wicher
Cryptocurrency
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Age-Old Cons Live Again on The Cryptocurrency Frontier Part 2: Rug Pulls Members Public

Most crypto grifts are classic cons remodeled to match 21st-century tech. We humans have been trying to get over each other for most of our existence, and these schemes have long, successful histories.

Peter Wicher
Peter Wicher
Cryptocurrency
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Age-Old Scams Thrive on The Crypto Frontier Members Public

Technology changes but people, not so much. Fraud may be the oldest and largest industry disrupted by cryptocurrency and its half-sibling, the non-fungible token (NFT).

Peter Wicher
Peter Wicher
Cryptocurrency

Ukraine-Russia Crisis: Exponential Opportunity Meets Exponential Responsibility Members Public

Immediately sensing their ecosystems' collective will, hundreds of companies have swiftly and voluntarily severed their business ties with Russia. As a result, exponential responsibility is sprouting from exponential capability.

Peter Wicher
Peter Wicher
Ukraine-Russia Crisis

Accelerating The Journey Into The Brain Members Public

They send and detect signals a million times smaller than those controlling your smartphone. AI software filters millions of seemingly random strains of neural chatter to discern chords of neural activity.

Peter Wicher
Peter Wicher
Neuroscience