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Fred Wilson

Fred Wilson is the co-founder of Union Square Ventures (USV), which launched in 1991. He has served on the board of directors of startups like Coinbase and Twitter.

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Reviews by Fred Wilson

🔑 6 positive | 💩 1 negative

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I don't have a view on what the ultimate value of a Bitcoin will be nor do I care. I am interested in Bitcoin plain and simply because I believe it can be and possibly will be the financial and transactional protocol for the global Internet.

2013-11-24 | Full Review

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Late last year, USV invested in Numerai, a hedge fund that uses data scientists all around the world to “crowdsource” stock price predictions. I blogged a bit about Numerai then.

If that business model wasn’t cutting-edge enough for you, the Numerai team has now gone a step further and issued a crypto-token called Numeraire to incent these data scientists to work together to build the best models instead of just competing with each other.

2017-02-22 | Full Review

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To be clear, I don’t think Steem has this all figured out. I don’t own any Steem (or at least I don’t think I do). And I think they have made things a bit too complicated with their tokens and incentives. To their credit, they have taken steps to simplify things, and they are headed in the right direction.

2017-01-05 | Full Review

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If all of us who own Ethereum could go to [Vitalik Buterin] and say, “Look, this thing you got in Switzerland is not working. Fire these fuckers who don't know what the hell they're doing, and put someone great in there who could build this thing into a monster”—then that's what we would do. There's no mechanism to do that, and that's painful—just sitting here, holding that asset and watching them whittle the value of the asset away.

2018-10-23 | Full Review

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We are also seeing signs that users like using crypto-assets in mobile and web apps. Kin, built by our portfolio company Kik, has become one of the most used cryptocurrencies in the world.

2019-09-04 | Full Review

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