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A Beginners Guide to Self-Certify with Privacy Shield

A few weeks ago, we posted a little more comprehensive view on our path to SOC2 attestation. If you’re just starting out on that journey yourself, peep that post for a bird’s eye view on the process thus far for us.

We’ve continued to work through the process and wanted to share a little more detail around a few facets of what we’re doing. Specifically our GDPR readiness.

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Why (and How) We Invest in Security Audits as a Defi Company

[BTW: We’re putting together volunteer Security & Privacy Team — for folks who especially like exploring these issues! Email @james for more info!]

In our company Slack, we have a #goodreads channel where we’ll drop in articles, essays, and other interesting consumables that find on the interwebs.

Unfortunately, it is not uncommon for a team member to drop in an article about yet-another social media site performing something questionable or some new hot crypto project promising the moon when they’re much more interested in making sure you’re left holding a bag of cheese.

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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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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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Here’s What Happened When We Experimented with Our Email Invitations

We felt it looked amazing. The data does not care about our feelings.

We test lots of things at our startup, from new product features and new dashboard feeds to engaging email content

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Long Live Long-Form

What is it about crypto that entices the masses? What is it about listening to anything that Andreas Antonopoulos shares that speaks so deeply to so many of us? Or an epic, long-form blog post that completely up-ends your financial worldview and utterly blows your mind?

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A Conversation About Conversations (Posts, Replies, Threads, and More)!

Building working, usable software isn’t as hard as it used to be, especially considering the ample resources that are readily available online for the eager, curious, and seriously motivated.

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Reimagining Chat

When we first launched our private beta to a select group of folks in October of last year we didn’t originally launch with Chat – we had yet to build it out and we weren’t entirely sure how to best implement this feature within the context of our unique community.

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Our Final Landing Page: Moon Bound

If you’ve been following us for some time then you already know that we’ve iterated on our landing page a handful of times already! Here are the previous versions that we’ve used in the past:

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Comment Redesign: Building (and Imitating) Real Life

With the recent release of Bronze Chicken we’ve been able to take a bit of a step back and start thinking holistically about every part of the product, from the front-end design to the fundamental architecture upon which we build.

Nothing is sacred, especially in early-stage software companies!