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Interconnected is a weekly, bilingual (English/Chinese) publication that looks at the venn diagram of builders, operators, investors, regulators, and how they are all (inter)connected. If you like complicated stuff, told un-complicated-ly, this is the newsletter for you!

The bilingual version is published on a standalone website: https://interconnected.blog/ (Also see archive of three years of bilingual writing, before this Substack was started.)

Thoughts, research, and ideas from Interconnected have been cited or published in the New York Times, Washington Post, Business Insider, Wired Magazine [1, 2], Al Jazeera, Wall Street Journal [1, 2, 3, 4], Protocol, TechCrunch, Noema Magazine, Rest of World [1, 2], and South China Morning Post, among other media outlets.

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Kevin Xu

Founder, Investor, Author at Interconnected, ex GitHub, PingCAP, Obama White House