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Y Combinator is an investor and accelerator for early-stage startups. Y Combinator is an investor in startups like Coinbase and Stripe.

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Cryptocurrency reviews from the executives, employees and alumni of Y Combinator

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Sam Altman

President of Y Combinator

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Garry Tan

Co-founder and Managing Partner at Initiaized

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Peter Thiel

Partner at the Founders Fund

Reviews by Y Combinator people

šŸ”‘ 7 positive | šŸ’© 2 negative

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I would be long Bitcoin, and neutral to skeptical of just about everything else at this point with a few possible exceptions. There will be one online equivalent to gold, and the one you'd bet on would be the biggest.

2018-03-15 | Full Review

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Decred is a functioning test bed for how to do proof of stake with governance. Iā€™m a big fan.

Garry Tan, Co-founder and Managing Partner at Initiaized

2018-05-12 | Full Review

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Nano is an interesting example for a future FairCoin: no premine except for a small 4.5% set aside for core team and bug bounties. No mining. No further dilution. Almost all coins were distributed quietly via captcha faucet to ensure wide initial distribution.

Garry Tan, Co-founder and Managing Partner at Initiaized

2018-02-04 | Full Review

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If decentralized apps become the dominant use of cryptocurrency, Ethereum has two main moats: 1) API moat for developer ecosystem and 2) end-user moat around use of Toshi/MetaMask wallets. All would-be challengers will need to overcome those two early advantages.

Garry Tan, Co-founder and Managing Partner at Initiaized

2018-01-07 | Full Review

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One big difference between BTC and the internet: when the internet was 6 years old, the people that said it was the future used it every day.

2014-11-22 | Full Review