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Bright Moments DAO

Yesterday, USV sent 500 ETH to the Bright Moments DAO and we got back one million Bright Moments DAO (BRT) tokens into our wallet. This is the third time USV has invested in a DAO and we will blog about [...]  Read more

Startup CXO

On Monday, a copy of Startup CXO , my friend Matt Blumberg’s new book, arrived at the USV office. I picked it up to take a quick look and thought “this a heavy book!” So I texted Matt, congratulated him [...]  Read more

Digital Asset Mining In New York State

Digital Asset Mining is shorthand for “proof of work consensus validation of public blockchain infrastructure”. Thankfully we have the shorthand. But it is important to understand what digital asset mining is. Public blockchains, like Bitcoin and Ethereum, store data securely [...]  Read more

Community Solar

We had a situation recently where a rooftop solar project on a building we own became too expensive (because of NYC Fire Department requirements) and it no longer made economic sense to do the installation. And yet we want to [...]  Read more

Funding Friday: Terra

I backed this project last week and think the idea is really great. You put a Terra device outside where you hear the sounds of birds in nature and you can then listen to those sounds indoors. There are also [...]  Read more

Paternalism In The Office

Jason Fried, CEO of Basecamp, posted a message to his team yesterday in which he outlined a bunch of changes they are making to the way they run the business. Some will be familiar as others have done similar things [...]  Read more

Sending Crypto To India

I saw this tweet in my feed yesterday and I sent some ETH to India this morning. Here’s the @gnosisSafe Multisig address to donate in ETH/ERC20 to this address. 0x68A99f89E475a078645f4BAC491360aFe255Dff1 "If you want", Plz fill this form so we can [...]  Read more