Top 5 FinTech Pitch Decks That Pulled Millions

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Investing should be more like watching paint dry or watching grass grow. If you want excitement, take $800 and go to Las Vegas. — Paul Samuelson. Hey guys, recently I’ve been dabbling on a pitch deck creation. To create a better pitch deck that will captivate investors and clients alike. Upon reading multiple pitch decks that have been submitted to YCombinator 1 , I’ve concluded that there is a certain pitch deck structure and characteristics needed. For me, I think a pitch deck must contain only the core of what you’re trying to do or achieve. I mean, just keep it short and simple which even a 5 year old could understand. Don’t put any jargon and highlight the important parts like graphs and figures. Anyways, let’s dive on some pitch decks used and created by well known companies in this day and age. Coinbase If you’ve been in the crypto space for a while, I know for sure you’ve heard the name Coinbase. Its one of the top cryptocurrency exchange that is base

Installing mysql2 Ruby Gem in macOS Mojave

Tradition lives because young people come along who catch its romance and add new glories to it.
— Michael Novak.

Hi guys, this is a common problem for people who uses macOS to develop Ruby1 based apps that utilized MySQL2 data store. I’ve personally encountered this problem myself back in the days and still encountering this on brand new setup macOS workstation. We will go through the steps I did to resolved this problem.

Prerequisites

We assume here you have some basic knowledge on setting up Ruby and command line tools on macOS.

  • Ruby (Latest)
  • Bundler3 (Latest)
  • Homebrew4 (Installed and no problems, run and check brew doctor for more info and if the installation is okay)

What did I do to solve the problem?

Here’s what I’ve done to resolve the problem.

  1. First is to install openssl or gnutls (choose your poison). Both are great have some pros and cons but most people would use openssl and that’s what I preferred.

    brew install openssl
    
  2. Then we point mysql2 dependency to the installed openssl package from Homebrew.

    bundle config --global build.mysql2 --with-opt="$(brew --prefix openssl)"
    
  3. After all of that, we install the mysql2 dependency and all the sub-dependents that are needed.

    bundle install
    

That’s all needed in order to install mysql2 on a fresh macOS Mojave. Now you can develop ruby app that utilize MySQL as data store.

So guys, let me know if you encountered any problems? or any particular additional ways to install mysql2. That’s it guys hope you enjoyed this article and as always live life.

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  1. Ruby is an interpreted, high-level, general-purpose programming language. It was designed and developed in the mid-1990s by Yukihiro “Matz” Matsumoto in Japan. Ruby is dynamically typed and uses garbage collection. Wikipedia ↩︎

  2. MySQL is an open-source relational database management system. Its name is a combination of “My”, the name of co-founder Michael Widenius’s daughter, and “SQL”, the abbreviation for Structured Query Language. Wikipedia ↩︎

  3. Bundler provides a consistent environment for Ruby projects by tracking and installing the exact gems and versions that are needed. ↩︎

  4. Homebrew is a free and open-source software package management system that simplifies the installation of software on Apple’s macOS operating system and Linux. The name is intended to suggest the idea of building software on the Mac depending on the user’s taste. Wikipedia ↩︎

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