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.

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Leah Culver of Breaker and Tom Sparks of YC Answer Your Questions About Security and Podcasting

Leah Culver is cofounder and CTO of Breaker, which is a social podcast listening and discovery app. They went through YC in the Winter 2017 batch. Tom Sparks is an engineer on the YC Software team. He also cofounded Cryptoseal which went through YC in the Summer 2011 batch.

YC in Toronto and Seattle

This winter, YC will be hosting office hours and talks in cities across the US and Canada. The full list will be released later this month, but for our first two stops, we’ll be visiting Toronto and Seattle.

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Tim Urban of Wait But Why

Tim Urban cofounded the blog Wait But Why with Andrew Finn in 2013. His posts about Artificial Intelligence, Elon Musk, and the Fermi Paradox have been read millions of times.

New Year’s Buying Guide

Check out our New Year’s Buying Guide, which features must-have B2B products and services from YC companies. We feature top tools for your engineers, sales team, recruiters and everyone in between. There are also some great benefits/perks for your employees and partners, and even ideas for stocking your breakroom.

Y Combinator Female Founders Conference 2018

In 2018, for the fifth anniversary of FFC, rather than hosting one conference in the Bay Area, we will be hosting 3 events throughout the country: one in Seattle in February, one in New York over the summer and one in the Bay Area in the fall.

YC Alumni Who Paid It Forward

As the YC community grows we have to continually make the choice to help one another. I know that as your company progresses, it becomes harder and harder to respond to that quick question or favor from another YC founder. This holiday season I wanted to give shoutouts to founders in the YC community who went above and beyond to help out their fellow alum.

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