Co-founder & CEO at @Coinbase Co-founder @GiveCrypto Building an open financial system for the world. Join us: coinbase.com/careers

San Francisco, CA
Joined April 2008
The first NFT song was a success! zora.co/davi/2740 For the last two songs, @davi_us and I are going to try @niftygateway just to understand the difference. Those two songs will drop tomorrow. (Thursday the 22nd)
Ok we’ll end the auction tomorrow at noon Pacific time. (Zora doesn’t have a count down timer so we choose when to close it.) Thx for the support!! Next two songs coming up soon.
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Imagine living in a reality where you think a Ford Focus is better than a Tesla.
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Thank you @HesterPeirce for championing innovation and growth in America with thoughtful regulation sec.gov/news/public-statemen…
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A scannable QR code advertisement created by drones above the skies of Shanghai. Beautiful.
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Let's get more folks into the cryptoeconomy.
To celebrate $COIN, we’re giving away $1.5M in bitcoin. Sign up for a new Coinbase account before April 22 for a chance to win. Contest rules and details are at: bit.ly/2QwFGdm Void where prohibited. No purchase necessary. Restrictions apply.
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Tesla with Autopilot engaged now approaching 10 times lower chance of accident than average vehicle
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Imagine owning a piece of AOL before the internet revolution. Most aren't allowed to invest in startups. With crypto & blockchain, if inclusive, all of us can own a piece of the next digital frontier. Yesterday’s IPO is a step—other crypto exchanges/currencies will gain traction.
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1/ How I ended up at @Coinbase, a tweetstorm: Yesterday was an incredibly memorable, emotional, and thankful day. $COIN 💎🙌 Back in 2017, I was working on a mobile DApp/Web3 browser and wallet called @CipherBrowser.
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I neglected to mention a number of other very important people at YC - Jessica, Carolynn and Jon Levy (who helped me through some tough situations), Kirsty, Paul Buchheit (who landed some critical advice at the right moment), Harj - and many more. Such an amazing group really.
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The most interesting part of Amazon’s latest shareholder letter was Bezos trying to quantify how much value Amazon produced for different groups in 2020. Back of napkin math: $301 Billion of value created, of which shareholders see $21B. aboutamazon.com/news/company…
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Some epic replies to my original HN post looking for a co-founder in 2012. news.ycombinator.com/item?id… The idea wasn’t perfect (I misjudged the merchant angle for instance, simple buy/sell turned out to be more lucrative). But...
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...highlights the importance of resilience and ignoring haters when trying to build something new. Nine out of ten people will think it’s a terrible idea, and be quite articulate explaining why this is to you. This will go on for YEARs.
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Even after five years and many millions of dollars in revenue, I would say still about 50% of people (investors, prospective employees, etc) I spoke to thought it was a bad idea.
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And media also!
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Some epic replies to my original HN post looking for a co-founder in 2012. news.ycombinator.com/item?id… The idea wasn’t perfect (I misjudged the merchant angle for instance, simple buy/sell turned out to be more lucrative). But...
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...highlights the importance of resilience and ignoring haters when trying to build something new. Nine out of ten people will think it’s a terrible idea, and be quite articulate explaining why this is to you. This will go on for YEARs.
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Even after five years and many millions of dollars in revenue, I would say still about 50% of people (investors, prospective employees, etc) I spoke to thought it was a bad idea.
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The wild part is that you never know if you’re crazy, or everyone else is. The key here is that if your gut tells you there is something interesting, go take some action toward it and see what happens. Only action will produce more information, not endlessly debating it.
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Luckily I had seen other apps which launched on HN get negative comments and go on to be successful, like Dropbox news.ycombinator.com/item?id… So I knew not to take the negative comments too seriously.
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24/ Higher economic freedom correlates with the kind of societies that we all aspire to create. Our job at Coinbase is to help make this future a reality.
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25/ As the first major crypto company to publicly list, today is a big day for Coinbase and the cryptoeconomy that we’re a part of. From the bottom of my heart, a huge thank you to all the customers, employees, and investors who helped us get here! invidious.snopyta.org/watch?v=1cCtdbUI…
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