Crypto Tokens and the Coming Age of Protocol Innovation

In this episode featuring Albert Wenger of Union Square Ventures, you’ll learn:

  • How Bitcoin and other decentralized blockchains will drive the decentralization of the internet
  • How blockchain protocols provide incentives for the creation and governance of technologies that were previously largely unmonetized public resources
  • Examples of how companies such as Sia and Filecoin are using blockchains to fund their development and capitalize on the potential success of their technology

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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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Crypto Tokens – A Breakthrough In Open Network Design

In this episode featuring Andressen Horowitz General Partner Chris Dixon, you’ll learn:

  • How crypto tokens can aid in reversing the trend of internet centralization
  • Why tokens benefit their users, developers, investors, and entire open source initiatives
  • Why centralized networks won out versus open networks in Web 2.0, and why crypto tokens may shift the tide back to open networks in the future
  • How Ethereum is pouring gasoline on this fire with the ERC20 token, inspiring a new wave of token networks

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