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What Builders Talk About When They Talk About AI

The most common refrain across those building AI is that AI is emerging as the next computing platform, and we are still very, very early in that process.
What Builders Talk About When They Talk About AI

Data Availability Sampling and Danksharding: An Overview and a Proposal for Improvements

Danksharding is an approach to scaling the amount of data on chain for a future version of Ethereum. The goal of this upgrade is to ensure that the data on chain was made available to archiving parties when it was first posted.
Data Availability Sampling and Danksharding: An Overview and a Proposal for Improvements

7 Sanity Checks Before Designing a Token

Tokens clearly allow for a very rich design space. But we’re still in the early stages of exploring, let alone improving token design.
7 Sanity Checks Before Designing a Token

Tokenology: Moving Beyond ‘Tokenomics’

“Tokens” are a hot-button topic for those in crypto and web3. Even beyond web3, tokens are capturing mindshare from anyone interested in art, cryptography, design, economics, gaming, math, psychology, and more.
Tokenology: Moving Beyond ‘Tokenomics’

2023 State of Crypto Report: Introducing the State of Crypto Index

Our 2023 report aims to address the imbalance between the noise of fleeting price movements – and the data that tracks the signals that matter, including the durable progress of web3 technology.
2023 State of Crypto Report: Introducing the State of Crypto Index

a16zcrypto:When Is Decentralizing on a Blockchain Valuable?

For the business owner, locked-in effects come with a temptation to exploit locked-in users to increase profits.
a16zcrypto:When Is Decentralizing on a Blockchain Valuable?

Big Ideas in Crypto and Games for 2023

This time of year, the floodgates open to a deluge of best-of lists and end-of-year recaps. But we at a16z have always been more interested in what’s to come. We asked dozens of partners across the firm to spotlight one big idea that startups in their fields will tackle in 2023.
Big Ideas in Crypto and Games for 2023

a16z:A Few of the Things We’re Excited About in Crypto

a16z just released an omnibus list of “big ideas” tech builders may tackle in the year ahead, according to various a16z domain partners spotlighting a big idea that startups in their fields may tackle in 2023.
a16z:A Few of the Things We’re Excited About in Crypto

Building Helios: Fully Trustless Access to Ethereum

Enter Helios, a Rust-based Ethereum light client we developed that provides fully trustless access to Ethereum.
Building Helios: Fully Trustless Access to Ethereum

CESC ‘22: Field Notes from The ZKP Workshop

The program aimed to bring together researchers and practitioners to showcase and discuss the most recent developments in blockchain and web3.
CESC ‘22: Field Notes from The ZKP Workshop