Vincent McPhillip (YC 10), Head of Community at Pi Network

“I kept asking myself, ‘Why can’t people generate wealth for these important acts of service that they provide to each other?’ This question was at the heart of my journey into crypto and blockchain.”

John Song (Yale SOM), Director of Special Situations Investments for Angel Capital and Advisor to LucyLabs Crypto Firm

“[Chinese tech firms] didn’t call them “cryptocurrencies,” and the digital currency makes their ecosystem all-the-more vibrant than those of U.S. technology firms.”

Mercina Tillemann (YC 15), Chief Operating Officer of the Global Blockchain Business Council

“We focus more on the problems that blockchain technology can solve, and the problems for which it is the best tool to solve.”

Taurai Chinyamakobvu (Yale Mandela Washington Fellow ’14), Founding Chairman of Zimbabwe’s Largest Cryptocurrency Exchange

“Cryptocurrencies have grown by leaps and bounds in the last decade since they came into being. They started from the periphery, but are now dominating debate at both policy and regulatory levels– something that was unthinkable five years ago”

Antonio Simeone (Financial Markets Certificate ’14), Co-Founder and Algorithmic Trader at Euklid

“If you give legal value to information that is registered immutably on the blockchain, then you don’t need to pay $50 thousand every year just to have another company reconciling numbers.”