Category Archives: Blockchain

A Bitcoin Crime Fighter Becomes a Crypto Investor | Fortune

Quite a shift in careers:

Kathryn Haun made her name prosecuting Bitcoin crimes. As a partner at Andreessen Horowitz, she could reshape the cryptocurrency industry.

— Read on fortune.com/longform/crypto-vc-andreessen-horowitz-kathryn-haun/

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a16z Podcast: Technological Trends, Capital, and Internet ‘Disruption’ — a16z — Overcast

Love hearing Fred and just his candid take on so many subjects.

Also some pragmatism around crypto but at the same time very interesting ideas of where it can go. 

The post 40m mark talks about digital goods and things crypto can unlock. Crazy stuff but still possible.

I read Fred and always admire his experience and just straight talk about the VC industry.

Go listen.

a16z Podcast: Technological Trends, Capital, and Internet ‘Disruption’ — a16z — Overcast

Terra gets $32 million to build the future of money with blockchain | VentureBeat

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Looks like there are, or will be, some more Crazy Rich Asians in Singapore. Terra has raised $32 million to fuel its vision of creating Project Terra, the next generation of digital money, based on blockchain and cryptocurrency technology.

— Read on venturebeat.com/2018/08/29/terra-raises-32-million-to-build-the-future-of-money-with-blockchain/

Drinking From The Crypto Firehose – AVC

Some good points in here.

Especially:

But we still don’t have consensus mechanisms that can scale to transaction speeds that are typical of mainstream web apps, we don’t yet have consensus mechanisms that are both energy efficient and battle-tested at scale, we don’t have an array of development tools that make building applications on this stack easy, quick, safe, and secure, we don’t have hundreds of millions of users with crypto browsers & wallets, and we don’t have all the other things that would need to be in place in order to move into the deployment phase.

But we do have the one thing that is the hallmark of a classic installation phase. We have a frenzy of innovation and financial capital that has been unleashed by the ICO boom, itself a creation of the crypto tech cycle.

Drinking From The Crypto Firehose – AVC
— Read on avc.com/2018/07/drinking-from-the-crypto-firehose/