Sam Williams: Mechanism Design 101

Sam Williams, founder and CEO of decentralized storage system Arweave, gives an overview of “Mechanism Design,” a field of study that has become newly relevant with the development of Bitcoin and subsequent blockchains that require carefully designed incentives for network participants. Williams uses examples to show that economic incentives, when designed properly, can persuade self-interested … Read more Sam Williams: Mechanism Design 101

Ali Yahya: Crypto Business Models

Andreessen Horowitz crypto partner Ali Yahya discusses “Crypto Business Models.” Yahya explains that the consensus mechanisms of blockchains create trust among independent participants in decentralized networks. At first glance, this may seem at odds with the idea of capturing value, since none of the factors that allow companies to build moats in traditional industries — … Read more Ali Yahya: Crypto Business Models

NemoCare, wearables to help newborns stay safe

Based in India, NemoCare focuses on technology to reduce infant and maternal mortality rates in developing countries. TechCrunch talked to co-founder and CTO Manor Sanker about NemoCare’s portable and low-cost wearable for newborns, which monitors vital signs and connects to a platform that alerts medical teams when a baby needs help. TechCrunch is a leading … Read more NemoCare, wearables to help newborns stay safe

Backacia fight against construction waste with reused materials

Large construction sites are incredibly wasteful. Materials get tossed all the time if there’s a change of plan or if you ordered too much stuff. French startup Backacia connects construction professionals to reduce waste and bring costs down. You can both buy and sell materials and equipment. The buyer then picks the order up directly … Read more Backacia fight against construction waste with reused materials

Brian Armstrong: Setting Up and Scaling a Crypto Company

Coinbase founder and CEO Brian Armstrong walks us through “Setting Up and Scaling a Crypto Company,” explaining how crypto can help startups raise money, acquire customers and build a global profile. The issuing of tokens, for example, can align the incentives of early users and reinforce network effects, helping solve the “cold-start” problem that can … Read more Brian Armstrong: Setting Up and Scaling a Crypto Company

Balaji Srinivasan: Applications: Today & 2025

Balaji Srinivasan, an angel investor and cofounder of multiple companies including Earn.com and Counsyl, gives an overview of “Applications: Today and 2025.” Srinivasan starts off by tracing the history of crypto from Bitcoin and Ethereum to the present. He highlights the crypto applications that have already gotten traction — infrastructure providers such as exchanges, wallets, … Read more Balaji Srinivasan: Applications: Today & 2025

Josh Williams: Opportunities for Crypto in Gaming

Forte cofounder and CEO Josh Williams does a deep dive on “Opportunities for Crypto and Gaming.” Williams explains that blockchain technology could have an even bigger impact on gaming than the internet because it’s not just connecting people, but potentially changing business models by aligning the incentives of developers and players. It can do this … Read more Josh Williams: Opportunities for Crypto in Gaming

Dan Boneh: Blockchain Primitives: Cryptography and Consensus

Stanford professor Dan Boneh teaches “Blockchain Primitives: Cryptography and Consensus,” providing an introduction to the cryptographic foundation of blockchains and how developers can use them to build new types of applications. Andreessen Horowitz’s Crypto Startup School brought together 45 participants from around the U.S. and overseas in a seven-week course to learn how to build … Read more Dan Boneh: Blockchain Primitives: Cryptography and Consensus

Chris Dixon: Crypto Networks and Why They Matter

Andreessen Horowitz (a16z) General Partner Chris Dixon discusses “Crypto Networks and Why They Matter,” giving an overview of the crypto space, the transformative implications of its technology, and the potential for crypto networks to lead a new wave of innovation. Andreessen Horowitz’s Crypto Startup School brought together 45 participants from around the U.S. and overseas … Read more Chris Dixon: Crypto Networks and Why They Matter

EMYS, a social robot for learning new languages

Practice is the most important part of studying a new language and EMYS helps make the process more fun for kids. The robot is a companion for students, helping them learn a new word a day. It guides them through games, chats with them and reacts to gestures and touch. We talked to the startup’s … Read more EMYS, a social robot for learning new languages

Interview: Relativity CEO Tim Ellis on 3D printing rocket ships

We sat down with co-founder Tim Ellis to talk about the 3D printing process, and the new space industry. Read more: https://tcrn.ch/2ThduJe TechCrunch is a leading technology media property, dedicated to obsessively profiling startups, reviewing new Internet products, and breaking tech news. Subscribe to TechCrunch today: http://bit.ly/18J0X2e

cux.io | Disrupt Berlin 2019

cux.io wants to help explain human problems behind data analytics. The TC Top Picks program showcases outstanding early-stage startups across these categories: AI/Machine Learning, Biotech/Healthtech, Blockchain, Fintech, Mobility, Privacy/Security, Retail/E-commerce, Robotics/IoT/Hardware, SaaS and Social Impact & Education. TechCrunch is a leading technology media property, dedicated to obsessively profiling startups, reviewing new Internet products, and breaking … Read more cux.io | Disrupt Berlin 2019

Cumulio | Disrupt Berlin 2019

Cumulio is a data visualization system that works across different products. The TC Top Picks program showcases outstanding early-stage startups across these categories: AI/Machine Learning, Biotech/Healthtech, Blockchain, Fintech, Mobility, Privacy/Security, Retail/E-commerce, Robotics/IoT/Hardware, SaaS and Social Impact & Education. TechCrunch is a leading technology media property, dedicated to obsessively profiling startups, reviewing new Internet products, and … Read more Cumulio | Disrupt Berlin 2019