Nov 1, 2021
Chris Dixon is a general partner at a16z, and gives Bankless listeners a masterclass in understanding the Web3 Metaverse in this episode.
There are five essential mental models to understanding why Web3 matters, and they overlap often throughout the course of the conversation.
Web3 has begun to impact all corners of digital culture, from media to finance, art and gaming, and even identity. Mental models allow for digestible thinking patterns to understand and predict the world, and Chris lays out how these new digital primitives are changing everything.
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8:00 Chris Dixon
12:09 Mental Models
16:29 Unpacking the Internet
25:43 Corporations vs Networks
30:17 Why Web3 Matters
35:30 Compete or Collaborate
43:25 Tokens are a New Digital Primitive
49:00 Users & Websites
54:45 Primitive NFTs
1:01:00 Take Rate is Opportunity
1:05:27 Culture & Ownership
1:11:07 Networks Becoming Economies
1:21:25 Power to the Users
1:28:48 It’s Just a Toy
1:37:20 a16z in 2021
1:42:10 Regulatory Landscape
1:45:58 2022 Predictions
1:49:23 Closing & Disclaimers
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