Linda Xie, cofounder at Scalar Capital, talks about what she saw at ETHBerlin, why it made her think Ethereum’s first-mover advantage may be hard for other smart contract platforms to overcome and how the crypto community in Berlin differed from that of Silicon Valley. She also talked about why Scalar Capital is focused on privacy coins, how her experience at Coinbase informed that, and what impact it would have on her investments if a more widely used coin like Bitcoin adopted privacy features. Finally, she talked about common mistakes crypto teams are making and what advice she finds herself commonly giving nowadays.

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Episode links:

Linda Xie:

Scalar Capital:

Linda’s thoughts on the Ethereum hackathons she’s attended over the last year, including ETHBerlin:

Unchained interview with Dominic Williams of Dfinity:

Unchained interviews with a few decentralized finance projects being built on Ethereum:




Unchained interview with Zooko Wilcox of Zcash: