The Foresight Institute Podcast

Balaji Srinivasan | The Pseudonymous Economy & Transhumanism

November 04, 2022 Foresight Institute Season 1
The Foresight Institute Podcast
Balaji Srinivasan | The Pseudonymous Economy & Transhumanism
Show Notes

Why is cryptography so important today? And why are so many missing out on its importance? This episode feature Balaji Srinivasan.

Balaji Srinivasan is an angel investor and entrepreneur. Formerly the CTO of Coinbase and General Partner at Andreessen Horowitz, he was also the co-founder of (acquired by Coinbase), Counsyl (acquired by Myriad), Teleport (acquired by Topia), and Coin Center.

Balaji believes it’s easier to start another country than to reform the FDA.  His goal is the Network State, a state formed not from geographical borders but from connections over the internet.  A network state is a highly aligned online community with the capacity for action that crowdfunds territory around the world and which gains diplomatic recognition from pre-existing states.

Session summary: Balaji Srinivasan | The Pseudonymous Economy & Transhumanism - Foresight Institute

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