a16z Podcast: Banking on the Blockchain

Whether you think of it as a distributed ledger, decentralized database, computing infrastructure, open source/ software development platform, cryptocurrency, transaction platform, or financial services marketplace, the bitcoin blockchain is driven by two key features: that it is a peer-to-peer network, and that it unbundles trust. Imagine moving from Googling for things to offering proof-as-a-service instead (which itself begins with rethinking identity).

Why Your Business Needs a Blockchain Czar

Apr 25, 2016 at 22:17 | William Mougayar

Investor William Mougayar discusses how enterprise businesses are seeking to establish and implement blockchain strategies.

The Call for Blockchain Standards is Premature and Alarmist

Apr 17, 2016 at 15:30 | William Mougayar

Is it too early to be thinking about blockchain standards? Investor William Mougayar argues the answer is yes.

Regulation a Doubled-Edged Sword for Blockchain Clearing and Settlement

Apr 5, 2016 at 20:30 | William Mougayar

In this opinion piece, blockchain investor William Mougayar explores how regulation could impact clearing and settlement.

9 Myths Surrounding Blockchain Smart Contracts

Mar 23, 2016 at 21:22 | William Mougayar

Ethereum Foundation advisor William Mougayar seeks to debunk nine myths surrounding blockchain smart contracts.

Why Fragmentation Threatens the Promise of Blockchain Identity

Mar 18, 2016 at 18:06 | William Mougayar

The vision of blockchain identity promises to empower users but key questions remain, according to one blockchain investor.