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SegWit2x Update

I posted last week about the debate between the SegWit2x Bitcoin update and the threat of a soft fork.Since then a number of important things have …

Bitcoin

Video Of The Week: Mesh Networking For Wireless Connectivity

Daniela Perdomo, founder and CEO of our portfolio company goTenna recently gave a talk at the New York Times about how mesh networking can improve …

Wi-Fi

Funding Friday: Token Filings

Public market investors who like to buy into IPOs have Edgar, a database of SEC filings that they can browse through to learn important information …

IPOs

Coindexter

Our former USV colleague Jonathan Libov finally took the covers off a side project he’s been working on since he was at USV.It is called Coindexter …

Blockchain

USV Team Posts

If you are reading this blog via email, you are missing out on a great new feature.At the end of the first post on AVC, there is a widget that shows …

Engineering

Succession Planning In Partnerships

I read today that the founders of KKR have named Joseph Bae and Scott Nuttall as co-Presidents and heir apparents. I’ve written before about …

Succession Planning

SegWit2x vs UASF

Bloomberg has a good piece on the struggle between the Bitcoin core developers and the leading miners on how to best scale Bitcoin.I am for the …

Bitcoin

Easy Come, Easy Go

I saw a friend last night who has been trading fiat currencies for thirty years. He looked at the Bitcoin chart and said “I would be worried about …

Cryptocurrency

Video Of The Week: Richard Craib: Numerai

In this episode of This Week In Startups, Jason Calacanis talks to Richard Craib, founder of our portfolio company Numerai.

Startups

Funding Friday: The Other Music Documentary

Other Music was an iconic record store in Greenwich Village in NYC. It closed last year.This project is a documentary about an amazing place that no …

Greenwich Village

Clarifai Mobile SDK – Machine Learning On The Phone

Our portfolio company Clarifai introduced something exciting yesterday.It is a mobile SDK that any developer can put into their mobile app and it …

Machine Learning

Net Neutrality Day Of Action

Today, July 12th, is the Net Neutrality Day Of Action.More than 70,000 websites, online services, and Internet users are participating including …

Internet

Podcast To Listen To: Ayah Bdeir on Positively Gotham Gal

Ayah Bdeir is one of the most impressive entrepreneurs I have come across in the last ten years. The Gotham Gal invested in the Little Bits seed …

Startups

A Visit To Crypto Valley

I blogged about Crypto Valley yesterday (aka Zug Switzerland).Well it turns out that a couple of AVC community members (Ken Berger and Jeremy …

Bitcoin

Jurisdictional Competition

The economist Paul Romer introduced me to the idea of jurisdictional competition about ten years ago and I’ve been fascinated with it since. His TED …

Bitcoin

Video Of The Week: IPFS and Filecoin

Our portfolio company Protocol Labs built IPFS and will now launch a token for decentralized storage called Filecoin.Juan Benet, the founder of …

Fred Wilson

Feature Friday: Make Your Own Moment

Twitter Moments initially launched as a consume only service. But at some point, I’m not sure exactly when, Moments was opened up and anyone can …

Social Media

Startup Truths: Users Will Determine How Your Product Is Used

one of the truths of successful startups. the thing you set out to make is not usually what you end up making.— Fred Wilson (@fredwilson) July 6, …

Fred Wilson

Working Across Many Time Zones

I was in Europe for most of June and working on a lot of things with people in the bay area. The nine hours time zone were challenging. I was doing a …

Google Calendar

Happy Birthday America

For many Americans, this one included, the last eight months have been hard. We are not showing the world the side of our country that we love and …

United States

My Very Own Rare Pepe

I’ve written about Rare Pepe a bit here at AVC. I am fascinated by the combination of trading cards, internet memes, and crypto assets that Rare Pepe …

Science

Video Of The Week: Purpose, Mission, Strategy

Last month my colleague Nick Grossman gave a really great talk at The Next Web in Amsterdam. In it, he talks about the importance of purpose, …

As A Service

Funding Friday: Kickstarter Gold

Our portfolio company Kickstarter launched something cool a couple weeks ago. It is called Kickstarter Gold:<i>From June 20 through July 31, we’re</i> …

Kickstarter

Flip

Last year our niece decided to move about half way through her lease and ended up having to Airbnb her apartment for six months until she got out of …

Real Estate

Bearing Witness

Yesterday afternoon I spent a couple hours sitting on the stage at the high school graduation ceremony for the Academy For Software Engineering.This …

Education

Putting Harassment On The Table Vs Under The Table

A lot has been written in the last week about the way the tech sector treats sexual harassment and a lot of suggestions have been made.I am …

Harassment

The Selloff

My oldest daughter Jessica send me a message last night “what’s going on with Ethereum?”. I told her it was a selloff. I said that people who had …

Fred Wilson

Doing The Heavy Lifting

Most venture capital investments are made, over time, by syndicates. This means a group of venture capital firms develops around a company, usually …

Venture Capital

Video Of The Week: Unpacking Initial Coin Offerings (ICO) and Token Sales

It’s a travel day for me. We are flying back home today after four weeks away.William told me to watch this video about ICOs and Token Sales. So I …

Travel

Fun Friday: Let’s Play GM

So you are Phil Jackson and you’ve got the eighth pick in yesterday’s NBA Draft. You want a guard who can be a franchise player for the Knicks.You …