Mom’s primer on crypto

1. The technology

1.1 Some history

1970s-1980s:

1990s-2000s:

2000s-2010s:

2010s:

1.2. Some nomenclature

  1. The fact that the systems built on blockchains are distributed by their very nature: everybody on the network should have a copy of the blockchain, everybody can mine, etc.
  2. The related fact that there is no central third-party to provide a copy of the truth.

2. The Market

2.1. From a product standpoint

2.2. From an investor standpoint

· VCs

· Hedge Funds

3. Some rational theses

Network effects

Fat Protocol (Joel Monegro for USV, now at Placeholder)

Usage vs asset tokens (Nick Tomaino for 1Confirmation)

On-chain or off-chain

4. How this could be a valuable asset class

3. Further Reading

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