Agile the Agile? Adapting Our Software Development Life Cycle

If you’ve been a reader of our blog, you’ll notice a common theme in a lot of our posts: Change. Whether it’s related to the company, the culture, the product, we’ve had to adapt along the way in a number of facets. Given we’re an early stage start up in the cryptocurrency space, things tend to change rapidly, even the way in which we are building our product.

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A Visual Retrospective: YEN’s First Global Community Meetup

Our first Global Community Meetup was a success!

Yenizens had an amazing time connecting with each other in 10 cities across the globe. A huge thanks to all the hosts for helping us organize this event and thanks to everyone who came out! Our community is what makes us, and we cannot thank our community enough!

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Nothing Without Our Community

September has been a busy, but celebratory month for us at YEN and we couldnโ€™t be happier. We upgraded our platform last week, we are officially larger than Tokelau, and our first ever Global Community Meetup is taking place this Saturday.

And although we love building this platform, we are not building it for us, we are building it for our community! Besides, they all have been doing some amazing things recently โ€” they deserve to be recognized!

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1,000+ Community Members, Unlimited Stories

You heard that right. We officially have over 1,000 Yenizens in the Yeniverse! The last time I wrote on hitting a milestone was in July when we became larger than Vatican City. At that time, we had 810 Community Members, which means we have grown 25% in a month (wow!). I absolutely love seeing fresh faces on the platform, but what I love even more is seeing the warm welcome they receive from our community. 

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Dogfooding Your Way to Success

From the very beginning we wanted to take a different approach to how we see support. Often times the focus on early stage start ups is acquisition. Get as many users as possible on the site and focus all efforts there. As a byproduct, supporting those users once they’re on the platform gets less time and attention leading to an at best meh experience and at worst, an experience leading someone to vow to never use the platform again.

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