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We didn’t believe in crypto when we funded Coinbase, Y Combinator's crypto lead admits

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  • In an exclusive interview with The Block, Harj Taggar, fintech and crypto lead at Y Combinator, reveals YC didn’t believe in crypto when Coinbase took part in its summer 2012 program. 
  • Despite its early reticence toward crypto, the startup accelerator has backed huge players like OpenSea and Coinbase and now boasts a record 27 web3 startups in its winter 2022 cohort.
In an exclusive interview with The Block, Harj Taggar reveals YC didn’t believe in crypto when Coinbase took part in its summer 2012 batch. 

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