Why Decentralization Matters

By Chris Dixon, general partner at a16z.

Read more about Web 3: the third era of the internet here.

What is DeFi and why do we need it?

By Evgeny Yurtaev, CEO at Zerion

Read all about DeFi's potential here.

Universal Access to Basic Finance

In this talk, Andreas advocates for protecting and expanding access to universal basic finance, explains why the question of how cryptocurrencies should be regulated is a distraction, and that eradicating cash will not affect the most powerful bad actors, who operate with banking licenses.

Decentralized Applications: What's Now, What's Next

Decentralized apps or “dApps” are the much-promised innovation of crypto. Imagine a decentralized version of every major application out there today, as well as new applications native to crypto. Given how early things still are though, what are some of the most concrete or near-term applications to be aware of?

Arianna Simpson, founder and managing director of ASP and crypto angel investor (and former product manager at BitGo with stints at Facebook and Shoptiques) shares where we are right now, and where we might be heading — from open financial tools and decentralized finance (“DeFi”) to infrastructure, gaming, and digital collectibles/ goods.

This talk was originally delivered at the inaugural a16z Crypto Regulatory Summit 2019, which brings together leading crypto experts and builders, other technologists, academics, industry executives, and government officials — along with forward-thinking regulators — to foster collaboration and the exchange of ideas around this important emerging industry.

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