a16z Releases Lectures and Educational Materials From Its 'Crypto Startup School'
a16z Releases Lectures and Educational Materials From Its ‘Crypto Startup School’
May 15, 2020
a16z Releases Lectures and Educational Materials From Its 'Crypto Startup School'
a16z Releases Lectures and Educational Materials From Its ‘Crypto Startup School’
May 15, 2020

Venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz also known a16z has started releasing an online version of “Crypto Startup School,” a seven-week education course for industry entrepreneurs. 

On May 13 two lectures from week one were published via TechCrunch, while the rest of the material will eventually become available on the their website.

The first talk was held by a16z general partner Chris Dixon, titled “Crypto Networks and Why They Matter,” arguing that blockchains can become the next major computing platform after smartphones and the web while unlocking many possibilities to entrepreneurs and developers worldwide.

The second presentation was delivered by a professor in applied cryptography and computer security at Stanford University, Dan Boneh. Bohen discussed the cryptographic origins of blockchains and its basic features like private keys, mining, and zero-knowledge proofs.

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The remaining 12 lectures, which are yet to be published, were held by Coinbase CEO Brian Armstrong, angel investor Balaji Srinivasan and the United States Office of the Comptroller of the Currency executive Brian Brooks, among others. 

“Crypto Startup School” took place from late February to mid-April in Menlo Park, California. The bootcamp was attended by 45 students from the U.S. and overseas, who were selected from “among thousands of applicants”.

Andreessen Horowitz is one of the key mainstream venture capital firms to operate in the space, as it has invested in major projects including Libra, Ripple, and Coinbase.


Source: Cointelegraph | Image: Unsplash

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