What were you doing at 26 y-o?

Meet the 26-year-old ex-Googler who got $133 million for a cryptocurrency startup that could replace money completely

Basis CEO Nader Al-Naji just got $133 million to fund his stable cryptocurrency startup Basis, from top tier investors like GV (formerly Google Ventures), Bain Capital Ventures, Lightspeed Venture Partners, Andreessen Horowitz, and Sky9 Capital.

Al-Naji's passion for cryptocurrencies began with a bitcoin mining rig he built in his Princeton dorm.

Al-Naji quit his job at Google in order to work on his cryptocurrency, called Basis, which has a stable value determined algorithmically. In theory, that will make it more useful as a currency, and not just a vehicle for speculation.


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  • Did he know Google was going to ban crypto ads before he left?   Or perhaps is Google trying to get back at him for leaving to seek his fortune?

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