web3 with a16z
“web3 with a16z” is a show about the next generation of the internet, and about how builders and users — whether artists, coders, creators, developers, companies, organizations, or communities — now have the ability to not just “read” (web1) + “write” (web2) but “own” (web3) pieces of the internet, unlocking a new wave of creativity and entrepreneurship. Brought to you by a16z crypto, this show is the definitive resource for understanding and going deeper on all things crypto and web3.
Network Effects, Moats, & the Business of web3
Sonal Chokshi and Scott Kominers
with @skominers @smc90 A deep dive and tour through key business concepts -- from competitive advantage and Porter's Five Forces, to network effects and moats -- as builders of all kinds navigate business strategy in open source,...
Of Data Availability & Danksharding
Valeria Nikolaenko, Dan Boneh and Robert Hackett
with @lera_banda @danboneh @rhhackett Data Availability Sampling and Danksharding is relevant to blockchain scaling, as well as to paving the way for more advanced blockchain networks and user applications. While much of the...
State of Crypto: trends, data, more
Daren Matsuoka, Robert Hackett, Chris Dixon and Eddy Lazzarin
with @cdixon @eddylazzarin @DarenMatsuoka @rhhackett Key takeaways from the 2023 State of Crypto -- including data, methods, and trends; as well as discussion of trends such as infrastructure, NFTs, gaming, creator economy, energy,...
Marketing web3: Audience, Community, More
Amanda Cassatt, Kim Milosevich and Sonal Chokshi
with @amandacassatt @kimbatronic @smc90 All about marketing, and web3 -- not just for marketers already in or seeking to enter web3, but also anyone doing community marketing/ community management, devrel (developer relations); or...
Web3 Gaming & On-chain Games
with @ariannasimpson @eddylazzarin @smc90 An overview of web3 gaming as enabled by crypto & blockchains -- including pulse-checks on what’s working so far, what's more or less ready, and where the most exciting design spaces...
Crypto Policy & Regulation: What's Going On?
Brian Quintenz, Collin McCune, Sonal Chokshi and Miles Jennings
with @milesjennings @brianquintenz @colinmccune @smc90 We provide an overview of policy and regulation in the crypto industry right now -- from a lay of the land to pulse checks on sentiment; share frameworks for policymakers, and...
Programming Languages & Crypto
Sam Blackshear, Noah Citron, Eddy Lazzarin and Sonal Chokshi
with @b1ackd0g @noahcitron @eddylazzarin @smc90 A wide-ranging conversation all about programming languages and crypto -- for both existing blockchain & smart contract programmers, other non-web3 developers seeking to enter the...
Creators, Creativity, and Technology with Bob Iger
Bob Iger, Sonal Chokshi and Chris Dixon
with @robertiger @cdixon @smc90 A wide-ranging conversation with Bob Iger on the interplay between technology, content, and distribution; as well as Bob’s journey -- and that of various creators! -- especially as the industry...
Building and Overcoming the Hard Things
Brian Armstrong and Ben Horowitz
with @brian_armstrong @bhorowitz A conversation on management, company culture, and much more on building and overcoming the hard things… beginning with what’s top of mind for so many in the crypto industry and in the news right...
Mental Models for Navigating Crypto Markets & Cycles
Eddy Lazzarin, Sonal Chokshi and Chris Dixon
A (rerun but perhaps more relevant than ever) hallway-style conversation about market conditions, cycles of innovation, and mental models for navigating crypto and web3.
Mainstreaming NFTs: Use Cases, Art, More
Punk6529, Sonal Chokshi and Chris Dixon
with @punk6529 @cdixon @smc90 Chris Dixon and Sonal Chokshi chat with Punk6529 about NFT use cases; NFT art (and generative art!); VR, AR, metaverse; more. As well as about regulatory mindsets, moves, and news -- such as Apple's...
The Metaverse, Crypto, Virtual Society
Elena Burger, Herman Narula and Sonal Chokshi
with @hermannarula @virtualelena @smc90 A deep dive on all things metaverse -- what it is, what it isn’t; how VR, videogames, sports, fashion, communities play here; where crypto comes in, including trends in DAOs, on-chain gaming,...
Age of Wonders: NFTs, Art, AI, Cycles of Computing
Kevin Rose and Chris Dixon
with @kevinrose @cdixon A tour through hot topics both within and beyond crypto – including art, AI, the evolution of mediums including blockchains; a deep dive on NFTs, artists, communities; debates around cc0, modding and...
Ethereum, Merge and Beyond
Tim Beiko, Ali Yahya, Tim Roughgarden and Sonal Chokshi
with @timbeiko @tim_roughgarden @alive_eth @smc90 A deep dive on all things Ethereum, which this week makes the big move to proof of stake in The Merge. But our conversation, which certainly goes into The Merge and shares lots of...
PoS Blockchains - Designs, Consensus, Attacks
Valeria Nikolaenko, Sonal Chokshi and Tim Roughgarden
with @lera_banda @tim_roughgarden @smc90 An overview of proof-of-stake blockchains -- from quick background on how blockchains work, difference between PoS & PoW, and approaches to improving both; to digging deeper into Sybill...
Crypto Regulations, Illicit Finance, Privacy and Beyond
Michele Korver, Jai Ramaswamy and Sonal Chokshi
with @michelekorver @jai_ramaswamy @smc90 We tease apart the facts vs buzz around recent news -- Tornado Cash sanctions, and arrest of a suspected developer -- including what's novel and what's not, as well as broader backdrop. But...
Bridge Hack, Wallet Hack
Matt Gleason, Riyaz Faizullabhoy, Nassim Eddequiouaq and Sonal Chokshi
with @mg_486662 @riyazdf @nassyweazy and @smc90 We cover two of the most recent, high-profile hacks in the crypto space -- the Nomad bridge hack, and the Slope wallet hack (which affected several users on Solana) -- including a...
Top Tech Topics, Explained
Joseph Bonneau, Tim Roughgarden, Ali Yahya, Chris Dixon, Sonal Chokshi and Scott Kominers
@tim_roughgarden @josephbonneau @skominers with @alive_eth @cdixon A tour though top-of-mind blockchain & crypto tech topics, explained by several a16z crypto researchers, including VDFs (verifiable delay functions); zk-rollups,...
Miles Jennings, Jake Auchincloss and Chris Dixon
@jakeauch @cdixon @milesjennings A quick overview of principles for thinking about policy, briefly covering topics and recent moves that are top of mind in U.S. crypto regulation -- from stablecoins to NFTs to DAOs more.
Securing and Evolving NFTs
Michael Blau, Nassim Eddequiouaq and Sonal Chokshi
with @x0rart / @blauyourmind, @nassyweazy, @smc90 We cover the security and evolution of NFTs across applications and mediums -- including dynamic NFTs for art to identity to experiences; address common myths and misconceptions along...
Puzzles (& Crypto)
Matthew Stein, Scott Kominers and Sonal Chokshi
with @enigmida @skominers @smc90 A special bonus holiday episode based on a hallway-style riff linking two seemingly unrelated things: puzzle design, and crypto -- covering types of puzzles, from mediums to mindsets; experience...
Decentralized Creativity & Collaboration
Rob McElhenney, Sonal Chokshi and Chris Dixon
with @RMcElhenney @cdixon @smc90 Based on a live conversation that took place earlier this week at NFT NYC between special guest Rob McElhenney (It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Mythic Quest; Adim); Chris Dixon, and Sonal...
Auction Design for web3
Scott Kominers, Tim Roughgarden and Sonal Chokshi
with @skominers @tim_roughgarden @smc90 All things auctions -- which applies in web3 contexts to everything from NFT mints to blockchains themselves. We provide an overview of auction types and incentive design, and how it works in...
Blockchains / Crypto / web3
Chris Dixon, Ali Yahya, Tim Roughgarden and Sonal Chokshi
with @cdixon @alive_eth @tim_roughgarden @smc90 We set some context, quickly, into the connection between blockchains, crypto, and web3 – and offer some useful analogies, and more mental models, for thinking about a blossoming area...
Methods to the Madness
Sonal Chokshi, Chris Dixon and Eddy Lazzarin
with @cdixon @eddylazzarin @smc90 A conversation about the markets and how recent events affect crypto and web3; mental models for thinking about crypto and web3, and the longer arc and evolution of technology history, open source,...
web3 with a16z, a show about the next internet
"web3 with a16z" is a show about the next generation of the internet, and about how builders and users -- whether artists, coders, creators, developers, companies, organizations, or communities -- now have the ability to not just...