A Sequoia Capital partner explains why he's not scared of blockchain startups and how it's changing the VC business

Matt Huang Sequoia Partner

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"Cryptocurrencies and blockchains are a really high-potential new technology" said Matt Huang, a partner at Sequoia Capital.

Venture capitalists are supposed to be on the front lines of new technology.

But when it comes to cryptocurrencies and blockchain startups, VCs have been gun shy.

The wariness is understandable to Matt Huang, a partner at Sequoia Capital. After all, investing in blockchain startups means betting on complex, new technology and putting your faith, and capital, into largely unproven alternatives to equity. Advertisement

We checked in with Huang to find out what gives him confidence to invest in this emerging industry, and how crypto is changing both the tech landscape and the business of VC investing.

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