#Ep. 57: How an early YouTube employee is competing against Uber and Airbnb!

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By Ahmed Al-Balaghi. Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Hit the Subscribe button to track updates in Player FM, or paste the feed URL into other podcast apps.

Ahmed is in San Francisco for his first ever visit! As well as attending the San Francisco Blockchain Week, Ahmed set some time to explore a bit of SF and also spent time interviewing one of the pioneers of blockchain technology in SF; Matthew Liu from Origin Protocol.

In this episode, the pair discuss:

  • Matt’s experience and key lessons as a product manager at Youtube in its early days
  • Matt’s ups and downs in entrepreneurship
  • What it takes to be a real entrepreneur
  • Why Origin is building a platform for decentralised marketplaces
  • How incentivisation functions in Origin
  • Real practical use cases
  • Differences in the business models between open sourcing your tech (tokens) vs keeping it private (equity)
  • Culture and personality around delivering impact

They also discuss the race to digital supremacy between the U.S. and China!

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Special Guest: Matthew Liu.

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