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In early 2014, I created my first real startup, Loanbase. It didn’t start out by that name, but that’s a different story. Within two years of starting, Loanbase became the biggest P2P Bitcoin lending platform in the world. Within a year of reaching this peak, the company failed and we disbanded! This was a very painful experience, which prompted me to do a lot of soul-searching.

The first sign that things weren’t going well was that one of our best engineers left the company at the very peak of our “success”. One of the…

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