"web3 with a16z" is a show about the next generation of the internet, and about how builders and users -- whether artists, coders, creators, developers, companies, organizations, or communities -- now have the ability to not just "read" (web1) + "write" (web2) but "own" (web3) pieces of the internet, unlocking a new wave of creativity and entrepreneurship. Brought to you by a16z crypto, this show is the definitive resource for understanding and going deeper on all things crypto and web3.
From discussing the latest and leading trends to sharing research, data readouts, and insights from top scientists and makers in the space, this is a variety show with a variety of formats and topics listeners can pick and choose from. It is hosted by the longtime showrunner of (and original team behind) the popular a16z Podcast. Learn more at a16zcrypto.com.
Programming Languages & Crypto
with @b1ackd0g @noahcitron @eddylazzarin @smc90
A wide-ranging conversation all about programming languages and crypto -- for both existing blockchain & smart contract programmers, other non-web3 developers seeking to enter the space, and anyone interested in how programming languages evolve and come into existence (as well as in the intersection of language, code, and expression). The discussion covers differences (and similarities) in conventional programming languages vs. smart contract programming; debates the unique constraints (and opportunities) of blockchains; and also touches on topics such as formal verification, governance & community, tooling, cross-platform adaptation, and much much more... but also the history, ebbs, and flows of traditional programming to today.
Creators, Creativity, and Technology with Bob Iger
with @robertiger @cdixon @smc90
A wide-ranging conversation with Bob Iger on the interplay between technology, content, and distribution; as well as Bob’s journey -- and that of various creators! -- especially as the industry evolved from TV and cable to the advent of the internet/ web 1.0 to 2.0 to briefly touching on web3 and other emerging technologies. As well as topics top of mind for all company and community builders: from build vs. buy and the innovator's dilemma, to managing creativity, decentralization, remote work, and much more.
Building and Overcoming the Hard Things
with @brian_armstrong @bhorowitz
A conversation on management, company culture, and much more on building and overcoming the hard things… beginning with what’s top of mind for so many in the crypto industry and in the news right now (FTX etc.).
Mental Models for Navigating Crypto Markets & Cycles
A (rerun but perhaps more relevant than ever) hallway-style conversation about market conditions, cycles of innovation, and mental models for navigating crypto and web3.
Mainstreaming NFTs: Use Cases, Art, More
with @punk6529 @cdixon @smc90
Chris Dixon and Sonal Chokshi chat with Punk6529 about NFT use cases; NFT art (and generative art!); VR, AR, metaverse; more. As well as about regulatory mindsets, moves, and news -- such as Apple's in-app purchasing guidelines for NFTs, and Reddit NFTs.
The Metaverse, Crypto, Virtual Society
with @hermannarula @virtualelena @smc90
A deep dive on all things metaverse -- what it is, what it isn’t; how VR, videogames, sports, fashion, communities play here; where crypto comes in, including trends in DAOs, on-chain gaming, etc. We also go well beyond technology, into science fiction, the arts, narratives, and more in this wide-ranging conversation.
Web3 interviews are unique and educational. Love em!
Punk6529 take on intangible tokens and comparing them to gold is insightful. I agree with Punk on having to use NFTs in order for laws to be enacted. EVERYTHING is non-fungible.
A Review of "web3 with a16z crypto"
I had found certain parts of what I had believed to had been a certain recording of this "web3 with a16z crypto" to had been interesting and informative (and certain other parts of it to had been vulgar (or profane), unnecessary, negative, and detrimental).
web3 with a16z has quickly become a favorite in my feed! I'm consistently impressed by the engaging conversations, insightful content, and actionable ideas. I truly learn something every time I listen!