Bitcoin: An Infrastructure Market in Transition

At Data Center Knowledge: As sharp price declines wreak havoc with the economics of Bitcoin mining, some entrepreneurs see a shift to transaction fees as the future of the virtual currency. A shift from mining rewards to transaction fees has implications for the data center industry, which could gain more business from industrial Bitcoin miners if the facilities supporting the network need to be enterprise-friendly. Bitcoin mining pioneer Dave Carlson Carlson believes e-commerce will create a major opportunity for dedicated Bitcoin mining operations. ““My belief is that if you’re Michael Dell and your revenues from bitcoin become meaningful, you may want to know where your transactions are being processed,” said Dave Carlson, the CEO of MegaBigPower, one of North America’s largest mining operations. “You may not want to rely upon a mine in China.” Read the full article at DCK.

Manhattan’s Iconic Telecom Tower

At LinkedIn: I recently got a chance to revisit 60 Hudson Street, one of New York’s most storied addresses for the data center industry.The former Western Union building has played a key role in the growth of telegraph and telecom infrastructure in New York and beyond, and recently underwent a major upgrade to its power capacity. Check out my column on LinkedIn about the changing face of the New York market, as well as the my DCK piece, “Manhattan’s Iconic 60 Hudson Street Gets A Power Boost.”

New Role at Data Center Knowledge

This week I’m starting a new role as Editor at Large at Data Center Knowledge, the technology news site I founded back in 2005. With the hiring of a new editor in chief, I’m stepping out of the day-to-day management of the DCK web site and business. This will allow me more time to write, which has always been my first love.

The growth and success of Data Center Knowledge has been amazing. But running a fast-growing online publications can be an immersive experience, placing extraordinary demands on one’s time and focus. When DCK became part of iNET Interactive in 2012, it created the framework to expand the team and bring on other talented journalists and executives to shepherd the site’s next phase of growth.

So what now? As Editor at Large, I’ll have the freedom to focus on telling great stories about the places where the Internet lives, and the folks who are building it. Colleen and I also plan to take some time to travel and relax a bit.

You can keep up with my latest stories at Data Center Knowledge and over at LinkedIn.