Ramon Recuero

Ramon is a Hacker at YC. Before working at YC, he worked at Zynga, Moz and founded Netgamix


The Decentralized Future Series: A New Age of Investing

In this post, we are going to explore the paradigm shift of investing in the context of decentralized applications. First, we will briefly explain the history of venture funding and how it evolved in the last few decades. Second, we will discuss the current situation around crowdsales and ICOs. Finally, we will glimpse into the future and look at what’s coming.

The Decentralized Future Series

A good method for discovering startup ideas is to look into technological breakthroughs and think about what they unlock that wasn’t possible before. In this introductory post, we’ll look at Bitcoin and consider potential use cases that we can directly deduce from its properties.

Building for the Blockchain

Our goal in this post is to: 1. Explain how blockchain development differs from existing development paradigms. 2. Provide context for the opportunities and challenges in this space. 3. Point you to resources that will give you the foundation to start developing in this new paradigm.

Crypto Evolution

New cryptocurrencies test out new evolutionary paths as different species do. Then forks evolve some of these species and miners/community support will naturally select the most promising. These two mechanisms get compounded with the ‘breeding’ of these crypto assets or tokens. The resulting rate of evolution is astounding, and the possibilities to explore are vast.

YC World

We put together a map that shows where YC companies are from. It’s based on the location of the founders before applying for YC. We believe the global startup ecosystem can support a lot more startups. We would love to see even more people starting companies and we will continue to increase our outreach efforts. As more people from different backgrounds apply, more startups will be funded, a wider range of problems will be addressed and the positive impact will be felt around the world.

The Token Effect

Cryptocurrencies and tokens are becoming increasingly popular. In this post, we’ll explore the context that triggered this frenzy, the new possibilities tokens unlock, and why people are excited about its future.

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