Solana Teaches Crypto Investors a Critical Lesson
By Vin Narayanan on June 3, 2022
Crypto Market Musings As expected, bitcoin continues to trade in a fairly tight range between $28,000 and $30,000. Most other coins are loosely tracking with bitcoin. There are some exceptions, though. Tron, for example, is up about 17% in the last 30 days. If you’re looking for future bumps in the road, circle June 14 and June 15 on your calendar. That’s when the Fed will likely raise interest rates another 0.5%.
New Pick: A Robust Ethereum Scaling Solution With VC Backing
By Vin Narayanan on May 26, 2022
Sometimes — and especially in bear markets — investors need to be opportunistic. That’s why Andreessen Horowitz just launched a $4.5 billion fund for crypto projects. A16z is going bargain hunting. And with good reason. “Bear markets…
Data Is Eating the World
By Vin Narayanan on March 23, 2022
For more than 10 years, “software is eating the world” has been an article of faith among startup investors. Marc Andreessen — co-founder of both Netscape and venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz (a16z) — wrote these famous words in a blog post in…
Crypto Monitor: The Vision and Venture Capital Behind Web3
By Early Investing on March 18, 2022
Andreessen Horowitz is a venture capital firm known for its focus on new technologies. The firm has $28 billion in assets under management across multiple funds — including $3 billion in crypto funds. And in January, a16z said it would raise $1 billion for Web3 seed investments.
Bitcoin Enters the Jack Dorsey Era
By Vin Narayanan on January 19, 2022
Bitcoin is now in the Jack Dorsey era. The former Twitter CEO (and co-founder) is betting big on bitcoin. Dorsey renamed his payment company — formerly Square — “Block” to signal its new focus on crypto and blockchain technology. And his outsized presence looks like it may dominate…
A Huge New Crypto Fund From a16z
By Adam Sharp on May 1, 2020
Crypto has had an amazing week, and we just got some big news - legendary venture capital firm a16z is launching a big new crypto fund.
8tracks, Unable to Generate Enough Revenue, Shuts Down
By Andy Gordon on January 2, 2020
8tracks, the music-streaming service that facilitates crowd-curated playlists, has shut down. Here’s why.
News Fix: Cannabis Companies Roll With the Changes
By Vin Narayanan on October 12, 2019
In the news this week: The MedMen-PharmaCann deal is called off, the IRS updates its crypto guidelines and Andreessen Horowitz gets its fourth female general partner.
Buy (or Hodl) Through Crypto Winter
By Adam Sharp on January 3, 2019
2018 was a tough year for cryptocurrency markets. But 2019 gives us plenty to be optimistic about.