Video Of The Week: From Agile To Immutable
Two weeks ago, my colleague Nick traveled to Hong Kong to attend a Blockstack event (Blockstack is a USV portfolio company) and deliver this talk, which covers some important questions/issues in the crypto sector.
This short tweetstorm sets up the video well, so I will start with that and follow with the video which is 17mins long.
In a nutshell: On the one hand, we have the "agile" approach to building apps: start small and iterate quickly. On the other hand, we have "immutable" decentralized systems, which are — by design — stable and hard to change.— Nick Grossman (@nickgrossman) January 24, 2019
This presents a challenge when trying to find product-market-fit. Being agile means prioritizing user experience, but retaining control. Being decentralized means prioritizing security and handing over control— Nick Grossman (@nickgrossman) January 24, 2019
Both at the application layer (e.g., cryptokitties, numerai, augur) and at the blockchain layer (bitcoin, ethereum, eos, etc), this tension is playing out, and it will be interesting to see what will ultimately become a new paradigm for developing platforms and apps take shape— Nick Grossman (@nickgrossman) January 24, 2019