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


Thoughts on Tokens

In this episode featuring 21 Co-Founder and a16z Partner Balaji Srinivasan, you’ll learn:

  • The basics of what a digital token is, how various tokens differ from each other, and why tokens have surged in interest lately
  • Why tokens have only recently become possible due to years of digital currency infrastructure
  • What exactly you receive or hold rights to when you purchase a digital token
  • Why tokens are such a compelling alternative to traditional financing
  • How token models enable fundamentally new types of business models that could power the next wave of internet companies