Venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz, also known as a16z, has begun launching an online version of „Crypto Startup School“, its seven-week educational course for entrepreneurs in the industry.
Two lectures from the first week were posted on May 13 via TechCrunch, while the rest of the material will eventually be available on the investment giant’s website.
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Entitled „Cryptomechanism Networks and Why They Matter“, the first talk was given by a16z general partner Chris Dixon, who argues that blockchains may become the next most important computing Bitcoin Circuit / Bitcoin Lifestyle / Bitcoin Capital / Bitcoin Code / Crypto Trader platform after smartphones and the web, unlocking many possibilities for entrepreneurs and developers around the world.
The second presentation is by Dan Boneh, professor of applied cryptography and computer security at Stanford University. Bohen discussed the cryptographic origins of blockchains and their basic features such as private keys, mining and zero knowledge testing.
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The remaining 12 lectures, not yet published, were given by Coinbase CEO Brian Armstrong, angel investor Balaji Srinivasan and U.S. 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 training camp was attended by 45 students from the U.S. and abroad, who were selected „from thousands of applicants,“ according to the company.
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Andreessen Horowitz is one of the leading venture capital firms operating in space, having invested in major projects such as Libra, Ripple and Coinbase.
There could be more cryptomone-related investments on the way from a16z, as the company recently raised $515 million for its second cryptomone-focused fund, surpassing the initial goal by $65 million.