It is part of tech companies DNA to grow through merger and acquisitions. The majority of large and medium size tech companies today do several acquisitions per year, small ones, in a form of acqui-hire, or larger ones, in a form of strategic acquisition. Let’s focus on the ‘acqui-hire’ as its close to what could be happening with Dune Network and Free TON.

All over the world, countless small great product and engineering teams raises early financial rounds, develop their product, fail to reach mass market adoption and therefore their business goals. Still, these teams have some notable assets/qualities :


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Alors que l’intérêt pour les actifs digitaux ne cesse de grandir parmi les institutions (J.P. Morgan (JPM Coin), Facebook (FB Coin)…), d’autres bonnes nouvelles arrivent dans l’écosystème : une capitalisation totale de 160 milliards de dollars, son plus haut point depuis les 5 derniers mois.

Les compteurs sont au vert : depuis une semaine déjà, le marché des crypto-actifs connaissait un regain de croissance, poussant enthousiastes comme investisseurs avisés à croire au retour en force du marché. Avant le 2 Avril, le Bitcoin (BTC) augmentait de 4.91% en moyenne sur la semaine, dépassant la barre symbolique des $4,000. L’Ethereum (ETH)…


A revolution is looming large: The number one American institutional bank J.P. Morgan, one of the biggest hardware company in the world, IBM, and the social media giant, Facebook are finally coming at a crossroad with blockchain and Digital assets. After years of denial about this asset class, while secretly filling blockchain patents and building their own blockchain (i.e. ‘Juno’ project), a paradigm shift finally occurred in late February 2019 with the announcement of J.P. Morgan’s own “stablecoin” JPM Coin. …


Le plein pouvoir alarmant des GAFAs, le nombre de failles techniques, de fuites de données utilisateurs à l’échelle mondiale (Yahoo!, Facebook Cambridge Analytica, Equifax, Home Depot…) et le manque de sécurité due à la centralisation de notre Internet le rendent moins fiable, et de plus en plus vulnérable. Depuis quelques années, un nombre grandissant d’ingénieurs et de chercheurs travaillent sur des solutions à ces problèmes. Nous sommes à l’aube de cet Internet nouveau, décentralisé, reposant sur la blockchain, appelé Web3. …


Laurent, Nicolas, Tiago and i, October 2015, at the airport in Paris.

The last 3 years have been pretty intense. A new company, a new country, lots of new friends… kind of a new life. I recently had the chance to put the pause button and to take a few steps back, which is something I rarely do. For once, I had the time to sit, think, remember, and I realize that even if the outcome was not the one I dreamed about, I have enjoyed every single moments of this crazy journey.

From the weeks we spent with Laurent & Tiago, hidden in the south of France, building the first Tribe…


Last few weeks has been pretty hectic…

Market lost +60% in the past 6 weeks. Indeed it can look a bit scary, but it’s not even close from the massives 2011 & 2013 crashes. Back then, the mood was totally different. People were literally crying and had no more hope for better days… That being said, i have no idea about when this winter is gonna end, and this is not what this post is about. But tbh, I hope it will not be to soon. In fact, the more the bear period will last, the more healthy the next growth phase will be.

Why is this a good thing?

The end of…


This year, we’ve seen an unprecedented growth. In December 2016, at the very same period, the whole crypto-market was about $40billion and involved less than 5million people (engineers, builders, writers & buyers). Today, it’s a +$400billion market that involves +50million people. Despite up and down moment, it is overall going to keep growing. Here are 7 reasons why…

(I) The Blockchain is like freedom of speech. You cannot stop it.

Blockchain is the distributed trust network that the Internet has always needed, and no one can stop it. Why? Because it’s composed by nothing but just pure code and code is literally a language. You cannot stop someone from speaking or writing…


(Before reading the following, keep in mind that Bitcoin and Cryptocurrencies in general are highly volatile. Be careful, do your own research, and don’t rely on this piece as investment advice)

I’ve started paying attention to the Bitcoin in 2013, which is pretty late in the whole history of cryptocurrencies. Even tho its just a hobby for me, I’m truly fascinated by how the Blockchain & decentralized services are about to drastically change our lives over the next 10 years.

I’ve had several life in the past, in several countries. My friends network is composed by people from many industries…


I’m sure everyone remembers the good old days of AIM and MSN messengers. It was pure magic. As a teenager, at any given time, I had the ability to go online and know that friends of mine were always available to chat. This is what Tribe’s new update is about, using video.

Working on a video messaging app since Fall of 2015.

We started as a small product team of four bored of typing out 100+ text messages per day on tiny mobile keyboards. This led to us dedicating our time building the best video messaging product. With a focus on video group chat, we tried to propose a better…

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