The Economics of Blockchain Protocols

In this episode featuring¬†Primoz Kordez, you’ll learn:

  • What determines the value of a cryptocurrency
  • The differences between the two main types of cryptocurrencies we’ve seen in the past two years: cryptocurrencies that can be divided into currencies with the function of means of payment or store of value, and currencies with utility value
  • How blockchain protocols will give rise to decentralized systems in which individuals co-create the value of the networks
  • The importance of incentives in establishing distributed networks in which individual participants are rewarded and the network itself appreciates in value

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Cryptoeconomics 101

In this episode featuring cryptocurrency venture fund founder Nick Tomaino, you will learn:

  • What ‘cryptoeconomics’ is, and why it matters to the ecosystem
  • The history of decentralized systems including Kazaa and Bittorrent, and why the lack of cryptoeconomic systems stifled them from thriving
  • How Vitalik Buterin, founder of the Ethereum protocol, is pushing the bounds of cryptoeconomics
  • How crypto monetary policy influences the trajectory decentralized networks

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Fat Protocols

In this episode featuring Joel Monegro, you’ll learn:

  • How economic value for decentralized blockchain-based networks tends to be distributed to protocols rather than applications
  • Why shared data, such as user data, in decentralized systems, leads to value creation at the protocol level
  • Why crypto tokens are an essential incentives layer in blockchain networks
  • How tokens lead to a feedback loop incentivizing investment, development, entrepreneurship, and healthy speculation

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