DeFi’s two foundational qualities — permissionless-ness and transparency — translate to multiple, powerful use cases.
What purists miss in their devotion to the collective is that all communities start with an individual. I believe creator tokens will be first to go mainstream.
Decentralized autonomous organizations (DAOs) and non-fungible tokens (NFTs) enable a new model for bringing new characters into the world.
Crypto protocols, social apps, online communities, and marketplaces will need to deeply understand the interplay between fungible and non-fungible tokens.
It allows anyone in a crypto network to take existing programs and adapt or build on top of them, unlocking completely new use cases.
Crypto, the blockchain, and zero-knowledge proofs are enabling a class of web services that are more incentive-aligned with users.
Chris Dixon of a16z, Kevin Chou of Rally, and Jesse Walden of Variant Fund discuss how old models are being transformed by tokens of all kinds.
This special deep-dive episode from the a16z Podcast network cuts through the noise for what’s hype/ what’s real and answers top-of-mind questions.
A conversation about four big tech trends: tracing the path of forces driving innovation, where they stand today, and how they are converging.