One of our first crypto investments maybe five years ago was Mediachain, founded by Denis Nazarov (@Iiterature), and Jesse Walden (@jessewldn). They sold that company to Spotify and eventually landed at A16Z crypto. One of the USV analysts who worked on our Mediachain investment was Joel Monegro (@jmonegro) who later teamed up with Chris Burniske (@cburniske) to start Placeholder, a crypto VC fund.
So we know these four people very well and all of them are now deeply involved in funding early stage crypto projects.
This podcast is a great conversation among the four of them on how to design cryptonetworks so that they function well over the long term.
Full disclosure: USV is an investor in Placeholder and my wife and I are individual investors in A16Z crypto.