Chris Dixon on Ethereum

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Chris Dixon is a General Partner at Andreessen Horowitz, where he leads the firms dedicated crypto fund. Dixon's investments in cryptocurrency include Ripple, 21.co, and OpenBazzar.

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Ethereum is a Turing-Complete cryptocurrency that serves as a platform for programmable smart contracts.

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Ethereum reviews by Chris Dixon

🔑 3 positive | 💩 0 negative

2018

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    Blockchain networks like Ethereum have a radical new business model. It is not to take some piece of the action or sell ads to generate revenue—it’s to issue coins or tokens and have the network hopefully grow in popularity. If the tokens are well designed, they will grow in value along with the network.

    2018-09-10 | Full Review

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    Every 10-15 years, there’s a major new transition. . . . To me, Ethereum is the most important technology of the decade, for sure. I don’t even think it’s going to be questionable.

    2018-04-19 | Full Review

2016

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    Three years ago, Ethereum was a just a white paper. Today, Ethereum market cap is $1.6B, with a >$200M crowd-controlled fund to sponsor Ethereum projects and lots of interesting projects in development.

    2016-06-17 | Full Review

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We do think [a stablecoin like Dai] is a really important idea, to have a coin pegged to something like the U.S. dollar in order to make the experience more mainstream and accessible, [versus a world rife with] these volatile coins. We think it’s such an important piece of infrastructure that there could be multiple winners.

2018-06-25 | Full Review

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Like a lot of people I initially dismissed Bitcoin as a speculative bubble (“Internet tulip bulbs”) or a place to stash money for people worried about inflation (“Internet gold”). At some point, I had an “aha!” moment and realized that Bitcoin was best understood as a new software protocol through which you could rebuild the payments industry in ways that are better and cheaper.

2013-12-31 | Full Review

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The first phase of Bitcoin was about laying the foundational infrastructure – gateways, consumer wallets, developer platforms, merchant services etc. The next phase will be about native Bitcoin apps – building new things that could never have been built before. These will likely be the applications that drive Bitcoin adoption into the mainstream.

2014-10-04 | Full Review

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The best venture investment of the last three years wasn't a venture deal. Ethereum — 750x, liquid, and open to all.

2017-06-02 | Full Review

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I have often said that Ethereum is doing it right throughout the DAO fork, and Bitcoin devs, with their fetishistic dependence on "the longest chain," their inability to change ancient code, and their obvious conflicts of interest, are on weak ground.

2017-12-18 | Full Review

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When you talk to developers and see the level of activity around the Ethereum technology, you will quickly realize that Ethereum is spurring business and societal innovation at the global level, while opening the door to a new class of applications, never seen before. Ethereum is leading the pack in decentralized application protocols because of the support and vibrancy of its community members who are being drawn by the superiority of its platform capabilities.

2015-05-23 | Full Review

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