A Beginners Guide to Ethereum

In this episode featuring early Coinbase employee Linda Xie, you’ll learn:

  • What Ethereum is, and how it compares to Bitcoin
  • What a ‘smart contract’ is, and why programmable digital money matters
  • Some of the most interesting use cases of Ethereum including identity, scarce resource markets, next-generation social media, and more
  • How fundraising using Ethereum ERC-20 tokens is providing fuel for talented engineers to create blockchain-based projects


Cryptocurrency’s Netscape Moment

In this episode featuring Elad Gil, you’ll learn:

  • Why now is the starting gun for broad investment in cryptocurrencies including hedge funds, venture funds, and average consumers
  • How the current 2017 run-up in cryptocurrency prices and interest feels similar to the bubble in 2013, but how this time it’s different
  • Why the “store of value” use case of Bitcoin is becoming real
  • How the proliferation of blockchain-based technologies such as Ethereum, Monero and Zcash are driving developer and investor interest
  • How crowdfunding (ICOs), investors striking it rich, and general capital inflows are driving up the prices of digital assets


How To Think About Investing In Cryptocurrency: What needs to exist

In this episode featuring cryptocurrency fund managerĀ Ari Paul, you’ll learn:

  • What investable protocols and services the world needs that are best-suited for blockchain
  • Why cryptocurrency is not necessarily a winner take all market
  • Why communities are critical to the long-term success of a cryptocurrency
  • How shared beliefs of crypto token communities influence development roadmaps and governance, as illustrated by Bitcoin and Ethereum
  • Why Bitcoin is a serious contender for the “store of value” use case of digital gold, and how being the winner of that niche may meanĀ it that it will be difficult for Bitcoin to succeed as the leading payment crypto token
  • Why dApps (decentralized applications), privacy coins, and more may have several breakout winners