Tuesday, January 30, 2024

"Read Write Own": crypto internet book

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A potent exploration of the power of blockchains to reshape the future of the internet—and how that affects us all—from influential technology entrepreneur and startup investor Chris Dixon

Chris Dixon is a general partner at the storied venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz, which he joined in 2013. He has invested there in Oculus (later acquired by Facebook), Coinbase, and other companies. He also placed early bets on Kickstarter, Pinterest, Stack Overflow, and Stripe, all of which have products in wide use today. Dixon founded and leads a16z crypto, a division of the firm dedicated to investing in crypto and blockchain technologies

"The internet is probably the most important invention of the twentieth century. It transformed the world much as earlier technological revolutions — the printing press, the steam engine, electricity — did before."

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Three Eras of Networks

A New Movement

Seeing the Truth

Determining the Internet’s Future

Part One: Read. Write.

1 Why Networks Matter

2 Protocol Networks

    A Brief History of Protocol Networks

    The Benefits of Protocol Networks

    The Fall of RSS

3 Corporate Networks

    Skeuomorphic and Native Technologies

    The Rise of Corporate Networks

    The Problem with Corporate Networks: The Attract-Extract Cycle

Part Two: Own.

4 Blockchains

    Why Computers Are Special: The Platform-App Feedback Loop

    Two Paths to Adoption: “Inside Out” versus “Outside In”

    Blockchains Are a New Kind of Computer

    How Blockchains Work

    Why Blockchains Matter

5 Tokens

    Single-Player and Multiplayer Technologies

    Tokens Represent Ownership

    The Uses of Tokens

    The Importance of Digital Ownership

    The Next Big Thing Starts Out Looking Like a Toy

6 Blockchain Networks

Part Three: A New Era

7 Community-Created Software

    Modding, Remixing, and Open Source

    Composability: Software as Lego Bricks

    The Cathedral and the Bazaar

8 Take Rates

    Network Effects Drive Take Rates

    Your Take Rate Is My Opportunity

    Squeezing the Balloon

9 Building Networks with Token Incentives

    Incentivizing Software Development

    Overcoming the Bootstrap Problem

    Tokens Are Self-Marketing

    Making Users Owners

10 Tokenomics

    Faucets and Token Supply

    Sinks and Token Demand

    Tokens Can Be Valued Using Traditional Financial Methods

    Financial Cycles

11 Network Governance

    The Nonprofit Model

    Federated Networks

    Protocol Coups

    Blockchains as Network Constitutions

    Blockchain Governance

Part Four: Here and Now

12 The Computer versus the Casino

    Regulating Tokens

    Ownership and Markets Are Inextricable

    Limited Liability Corporations: A Regulatory Success Story

Part Five: What’s Next

13 The iPhone Moment: From Incubation to Growth

14 Some Promising Applications

    Social Networks: Millions of Profitable Niches

    Games and the Metaverse: Who Will Own the Virtual World?

    NFTs: Scarce Value in an Era of Abundance

    Collaborative Storytelling: Unleashing Fantasy Hollywood

    Making Financial Infrastructure a Public Good

    Artificial Intelligence: A New Economic Covenant for Creators

    Deepfakes: Moving Beyond the Turing Test


    Reinventing the Internet

    Cause for Optimism

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