Head of Crypto @ Coinbase, former lead $USDC (tweets my own). Blog at nemil.com Send a note to twitter /at // nemil.com

San Francisco, CA
Joined September 2009
It's eery how early crypto looks like other early disruptive markets, like the PC. Mainframe CEOs scoffed. Media struggled to understand the value. Early Steve Jobs was genuinely weird. Early use case (spreadsheet) were randomly discovered after years. nemil.com/crypto/rationally-…
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Super excited to talk at @imperialcollege in a few mins!
Is this just a hype? 98m registered users Publicly listed on @Nasdaq Ill be speaking tomorrow 25 May 5PM BST at @imperialcollege with 👱‍♂️@nemild Head of Crypto @coinbase + @Stanford & @ycombinator alumna Join here👇 youtu.be/EdoMJ81XqF4
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I'm excited to moderate tomorrow's Blockchain Interoperability chat on @Coinbase's #BUIDLCrypto. Crypto networks have exploded: now we need to get them to talk to each other. t.ztn.sh/i/spaces/1YqKDql…
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There are two types of builders in crypto: those who've been through a cycle and those who haven't. And critically: both have an important role to play.
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Super excited to chat at the @StanfordCrypto (virtual) event tonight.
Join us today 10/28 at 6pm PT for a virtual fireside chat with @nemild, head of crypto at @coinbase. Sign up here: forms.gle/SQSvKk72xEzT5kpD9
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Excited to kick this off! Lots of fun things coming.
Let's BUIDL Crypto together... A new series on @TwitterSpaces bringing together the brightest minds around the world to discuss crypto's toughest challenges and opportunities. Join the first 🛠️#BUIDLCrypto chat hosted by @sanchans, VP of Product. Info👇 coinbase.com/buidlcrypto
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Super excited to announce this! Come work on cutting edge blockchain tech and open source.
We started a new team @coinbase to work on scaling blockchains and integrating cutting edge tech (such as L2s) into CB's products. If you are an Engineer or PM who wants to work on these innovative projects, hit me up ✅ blog.coinbase.com/coinbase-p…
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Excited to announce this: Coinbase is giving away $2 MM in crypto developer grants this year. We're looking for foundational work that can improve security, scalability, privacy, environmental impact, and more. Apply here: blog.coinbase.com/2021-devel…
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I think about that Osaka street boba often too 😋
not gonna lie after spending a few minutes imagining this I feel like I would deserve it to demonstrate I mean boba no harm: when I was in Osaka for devcon during the Before Times I had a gyokuro boba tea with @nemild that was amazing and I think about it frequently
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Congrats @dfinzer @xanderatallah on the latest round! I still remember that day in 2017 when you first came up with the idea for OpenSea. Excited to see what's ahead.
We're expanding! Announcing our $100M raise and $1.5B valuation, led by @a16z 💫 OpenSea is also now cross-blockchain. NFTs that you create can now be gas-free, allowing creators to fully earn their way into crypto for the first time Details ↯ opensea.io/blog/announcement… 1/2
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Of all things ... this is what DeFi is: Time limited superuser access to build something great, and then devolution to the community. Like if your Google Authenticator code gave you god privileges for 20 seconds, and then no more.
Could we implement something like Google Authenticator for crypto? Time-limited access to on-chain resources.
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We're looking for a fantastic technical writer to join the Coinbase team. Interested?
👋 I'm looking to recruit a technical writer to join the Crypto team at @coinbase. Know anyone good? It's an incredible opportunity to get up-to-speed and to the forefront of crypto. They'd be working w/ engineers who are building cutting-edge tech powering the crypto ecosystem.
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Proud of @coinbase today on its listing! Thanks @brian_armstrong and @FEhrsam for inspiring me to read the Bitcoin whitepaper years ago, and for letting me be a tiny part of this crazy and wonderful journey.
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This! I remember in 2015 desperately trying to get people to care about Ethereum. Then came the ICO ... nemil.com/crypto/the-bat-sig…
if I had a rule about crypto... it'd be something like "the things that move a project forward are never quite what you expect"
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Come join our brilliant (and degen) cast of characters: @jai_prasad17 @shewalksingrace @ejaaz_a @call_me_lukas @EliHaims
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I call it the "50 Shades of Decentralization" 😉
Replying to @scott_lew_is
Decentralization is a spectrum. Would you trust more to defi dapp with admin keys with unknown opsec of 3/5 multisg running on Ethereum or to keyless uniswap clone running on proof of authority network, with centralized validators?
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The real battle: Uniswap vs NYSE
Replying to @danielque
Uniswap vs Sushiswap vs Pancakeswap, none of it matters.
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I call this phenomenon "death by capital." It happens all the time in crypto, where premature, large token raises are the norm. In this crypto cycle, both @compoundfinance and @UniswapProtocol broke the norm by launching their token *after* product market fit.
Replying to @justinkan
Adding more money to a situation of lack of product market fit rarely works.
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Blockchains have much more reason to raise large token rounds than dapps, but even then, the best run teams can't shed the weight of a massive fundraise.
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