Sam Williams: Mechanism Design 101

Sam Williams: Mechanism Design 101

Sam Williams, founder and CEO of decentralized storage system Arweave, gives an overview of “Mechanism Design,” a field of study that has become newly relevant with the development of Bitcoin and subsequent blockchains that require carefully designed incentives for network…

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Ali Yahya: Crypto Business Models

Ali Yahya: Crypto Business Models

Andreessen Horowitz crypto partner Ali Yahya discusses “Crypto Business Models.” Yahya explains that the consensus mechanisms of blockchains create trust among independent participants in decentralized networks. At first glance, this may seem at odds with the idea of capturing value,…

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Brian Armstrong: Setting Up and Scaling a Crypto Company

Brian Armstrong: Setting Up and Scaling a Crypto Company

Coinbase founder and CEO Brian Armstrong walks us through “Setting Up and Scaling a Crypto Company,” explaining how crypto can help startups raise money, acquire customers and build a global profile. The issuing of tokens, for example, can align the…

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Balaji Srinivasan: Applications: Today & 2025

Balaji Srinivasan: Applications: Today & 2025

Balaji Srinivasan, an angel investor and cofounder of multiple companies including Earn.com and Counsyl, gives an overview of “Applications: Today and 2025.” Srinivasan starts off by tracing the history of crypto from Bitcoin and Ethereum to the present. He highlights…

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Dan Boneh: Blockchain Primitives: Cryptography and Consensus

Dan Boneh: Blockchain Primitives: Cryptography and Consensus

Stanford professor Dan Boneh teaches “Blockchain Primitives: Cryptography and Consensus,” providing an introduction to the cryptographic foundation of blockchains and how developers can use them to build new types of applications. Andreessen Horowitz’s Crypto Startup School brought together 45 participants…

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Chris Dixon: Crypto Networks and Why They Matter

Chris Dixon: Crypto Networks and Why They Matter

Andreessen Horowitz (a16z) General Partner Chris Dixon discusses “Crypto Networks and Why They Matter,” giving an overview of the crypto space, the transformative implications of its technology, and the potential for crypto networks to lead a new wave of innovation.…

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Facebook's Libra cryptocurrency explained

Facebook’s Libra cryptocurrency explained

They’re not called Zuckerbucks but Facebook just reinvented digital money. Facebook’s Libra cryptocurrency that will launch early next year is more like PayPal than Bitcoin — it’s designed to be easy enough for everyone to use. But it’s still complicated…

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Keynote from Vitalik Buterin (Ethereum Foundation) at Ethereum Meetup 2018

Keynote from Vitalik Buterin (Ethereum Foundation) at Ethereum Meetup 2018

Vitalik Buterin talks transaction fee economics at the Ethereum Meetup 2018 produced by TechCrunch in Zug, Switzerland.

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Fireside Chat with Vitalik Buterin (Ethereum Foundation)

Fireside Chat with Vitalik Buterin (Ethereum Foundation)

A conversation with Ethereum’s creator, Vitalik Buterin at TC Sessions: Blockchain 2018 in Zug.

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