Past, Present, Future: From Co-ops to Cryptonetworks

Today, some of the most valuable corporations in the world today are “network operators”. Thanks to network effects, these platforms become more valuable to existing users as each new user joins. Network effects are innocuous at first, but can cause concern at scale if platforms enter an “extractive” phase in…Read More

Cooperative Networks

This post explores crypto networks through the lens of cooperative enterprises, and gestures towards lessons that might be learned from their historical successes and limitations.…Read More

Maker

This post was co-authored with Katie Haun. It pertains to an a16zcrypto investment. The original announcement is here, on our official blog.Cryptocurrencies are borderless, trustless, and accessible to anyone with an internet connection. As such we believe they’ll increasingly be used for a host of financial services in…Read More