Naval Ravikant

Blockchain Payments Platform Chia on an ‘Accelerated Timeline’ to IPO

Amid the plans for its "near-term" IPO, the company plans to roughly triple the size of its workforce by year’s end.

Business  ·  25 May 2021

‘Passwordless Login’ Startup Magic Raises $4M From Naval Ravikant, Placeholder

Ethereum startup Magic just raised $4 million from investors like Naval Ravikant, SV Angel, Placeholder and Volt Capital to make passwords less of a pain.

Business  ·  29 May 2020

InstaDApp DeFi Site Raises $2.4 Million From Prominent Crypto Investors

The fourth-largest dapp in DeFi, InstaDApp, is now backed by Naval Ravikant, Balaji Srinivasan, Coinbase Ventures and others.

Markets  ·  1 October 2019

Will Facebook’s Libra Be an On-Ramp or Dead End for Crypto?

Cryptocurrency insiders share their thoughts on whether Facebook's ambitious Libra project will help, or hurt, the broader industry.

Markets  ·  19 June 2019

Crypto Reckoning? Industry Vets Strike Humble Tone in San Francisco

Many at San Francisco Blockchain Week are warily reflecting on the lessons of the 2017 token boom, the pride that came before the bear-market fall.

Business  ·  14 October 2018

This Blockchain Tosses Blocks: Naval, MetaStable Back Twist on Crypto ‘Cash’

A new blockchain startup is coming out of stealth Wednesday and boasting a significant cast of investors.

Business  ·  9 May 2018

Better Bitcoin Relay? Crypto VCs Back BloXroute Funding

BloXroute's founder worries relay networks that speeds data between crypto miners are not censorship resistant and too slow to foster scaling now.

Markets  ·  22 March 2018

Don’t Use a Blockchain Unless You Really Need One

Blockchains are inefficient, and worth the cost only when censorship-resistance is required. For money, it clearly is; for identity, it just might be.

Policy & regulation  ·  14 January 2018

Most Influential in Blockchain 2017 #4: Naval Ravikant

If crypto assets really are the "Craziest Bubble Ever," then Naval Ravikant is the movement's elder statesman. The founder of AngelList, Ravikant didn't talk much about startups in 2017, instead preaching the gospel of the ICO on Twitter in 140-character bursts that were part roadmap and part prophecy for a burgeoning industry. In the process, he helped open doors for a new wave of innovative cryptocurrency projects, giving a vital boost to an industry that had all but been locked out of Silicon Valley following bitcoin's 2015 correction.

Markets  ·  31 December 2017

Naval Ravikant: Bitcoin Solves ‘Money Problems’

During Token Summit II, AngelList co-founder Naval Ravikant waved off talk of a bubble, saying cryptocurrency solve people's money problems.

Business  ·  6 December 2017

‘More Bang for Less Byte’: ICOs Confront Growing Pains

If the opening reception at Token Summit II was any indication, the ICO market is still brimming with enthusiasm, but struggling to figure itself out.

Markets  ·  5 December 2017