Hiring

Junior hires are not worth it

I've heard a lot of founders say this in the past. Do you agree with this sentiment? I disagree—junior hires can indeed be worth it. Although, there is a HUGE caveat. Allow me to elaborate...

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Life

Criticism is the easy part

Last weekend, I tweeted something that struck a nerve. It took me a total of 10 seconds to draft that tweet. But the lessons it left me with were priceless.

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Life

Come with me

Building a company stretches me beyond my imagination. Every day is filled with extreme ambiguity, extreme fear, and extreme joy, somehow all at once. The things I learn and do every day are…

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Blockchain

Let’s Take a Crack at Understanding Distributed Consensus

Blockchains have forced engineers and scientists to re-examine firmly entrenched paradigms in distributed computing. Let’s take a crack at understanding key consensus algorithms — and why they matter.

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Blockchain

It’s not too late to “break in” to crypto

I receive a lot of emails from crypto enthusiasts asking for advice on how to “break in” to crypto. And I totally get it! After all, crypto is a highly technical and multi-disciplinary field that…

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Startup

What I wish I knew about fundraising as a first-time founder

When I founded my company TruStory last year, I was fortunate to connect with an angel investor who immediately saw its potential. She made a bet on me and my idea, and wrote a pre-seed check that…

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