22 Top Pieces from 2022
The year is coming to close, and we’ve rounded up 22 (+1 for 2023!) of our most popular posts, podcasts, videos, and other resources — from tech guides and open source tools to expert write-ups.
For those seeking to understand and go deeper on all things crypto and web3, we aim to cut through the noise and share the signals that matter – whether data or resources for builders and other creators. Here are some of the most popular resources we released this year:
… top podcasts
We launched a new podcast this year – ‘web3 with a16z’, a show about building the next generation of the internet – which quickly climbed the charts in tech. Topics so far have covered mental models for cycles of innovation to key tech topics in blockchains; to decentralized creativity and collaboration and supporting the broader creator economy as a whole (be sure to subscribe in your podcast app for more). Some of our top episodes so far:
…plus one more of the topmost episodes that you can enjoy over holidays or future travel:
…top code releases
These are some of our most popular open source tools and code releases of 2022 (a holiday code-u-copia, if you will;). We hope that exploring new primitives will help bring even more on-chain use cases to life.
- zkDocs: Zero-knowledge Information Sharing
- Building Helios: Fully Trustless Access to Ethereum
- Two Solidity implementations of sealed-bid auctions (1 and 2)
- On-Chain Trusted Setup Ceremony
Here are just some of the top expert opinions, arguments, and commentary of the year:
…plus top research pieces
These are some of the most popular builder-facing research pieces of the year:
…and top videos:
Also this year, with the goal of highlighting work that advances the science & technology of the next generation of the internet/ web3, a16z crypto hosted a multidisciplinary seminar series organized by head of research Tim Roughgarden. We recorded many of the presentations – from both a16z crypto research partners and visiting scientists – so we could share them publicly (be sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel if you haven’t already). The top videos were of course the ones where our experts are introducing concepts:
- An Evolution of Models for Zero Knowledge Proofs with Sarah Meiklejohn
- SNARK Design, Part I, with Justin Thaler
- A Survey of Proof of Stake Blockchain Designs with Valeria Nikolaenko
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