Audio Of The Week: Chris, Joel, Jesse, and Denis on Crypto

One of our first crypto investments maybe five years ago was Mediachain, founded by Denis Nazarov (@Iiterature), and Jesse Walden (@jessewldn). They sold that company to Spotify and eventually landed at A16Z crypto. One of the USV analysts who worked on our Mediachain investment was Joel Monegro (@jmonegro) who later teamed up with Chris Burniske (@cburniske) to start Placeholder, a crypto VC fund.

So we know these four people very well and all of them are now deeply involved in funding early stage crypto projects.

This podcast is a great conversation among the four of them on how to design cryptonetworks so that they function well over the long term.

Full disclosure: USV is an investor in Placeholder and my wife and I are individual investors in A16Z crypto.


Comments (Archived):

  1. awaldstein

    Wish it were longer.I follow all these guys. Smart thinkers.

  2. Tom Labus

    Where is all this stuff in the cycle? Post hype depression? Interestingly, Bitcoin prices seem to have established a base in the mid 3000’s.A very informative conversation from the perspective of an outsider/investor. Very ambitious big picture,

    1. fredwilson

      i would say we are waiting for the tech to work as advertised

  3. Greg Forst

    Great discussion. Reminds me of the Factom two token system. They have entry credits as your way to access and tokens as payments for the work (nodes). Quick explanation here –

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