"Fair Launch is a New Way for Founders to Express Themselves:" Gavin McDermott of IDEO CoLab
Gavin McDermott: Long time ago, I was in finance, and I was looking for a way to improve just the general system state, so when Bitcoin happened, that made a lot of sense. Ended up moving to San Francisco in 2012, it’s where I met Mike Belshe and I was the first engineer hire there...
"It Was Exciting But Also Terrifying:" Yam Finance's Backstory
In this week’s interview, I spoke with Dan Elitzer and Clinton Bembry, who were part of the founding team of Yam. Yam Finance is an experiment in rebasing cryptocurrencies, plus token incentives, plus full on-chain governance, plus a DAO-like treasury managed by token holders. It’s also testing the power of the emoji and opened the...
"Be Greedy in Private," Urges DeFi Investor Riding Fair Launch Trend
In the latest DeFi drama a developer and investor behind a token called SAFE made a mistake when deploying a piece of code and now they’re both calling each other out and publishing their private chats, as the token tanks. But this petty squabble points at a bigger problem: the latest DeFi trend of community-owned…