Olaf Carlson-Wee is the Founder and CEO of Polychain Capital, a crypto investment firm that he founded in 2016. Olaf is a brilliant independent thinker which has led him to be the first in many things, one being the first employee of Coinbase.

In this episode, we dive into how he utilizes and became a contrarian thinking, which blockchain he believes has the potential highest likelihood to accrue the most value, the future of work and decentralized governance, and so much more.

Because of Olaf’s OG crypto tier status, he’s seen the evolution of the space from the very beginning. His experience—combined with the way he uniquely thinks—makes his vision for the future not only inspiring but promising.

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Topics Covered:

0:00 Intro
6:27 Has Crypto Played Out the Way Olaf Thought
10:15 Why Olaf Caught the Crypto Bug
17:35 Olaf’s Interest in Smart Contracts & Ethereum
23:50 Views on Vitalik
25:40 Independent Thinking
30:27 Why is Olaf is Here
32:40 The Common Traps of Crypto
34:12 The Wins Olaf’s Most Proud of
41:18 Which Chain Comes Out on Top
55:11 The Blockchain Spectrum
58:52 Forecasting Value Accrual
1:01:27 Olaf’s Thoughts on Ethereum & Decentralization
1:12:30 The Future of Work & Scaling DAOs
1:18:01 Crypto vs. The Nation State
1:21:50 Lightning Round
1:23:55 What’s Currently Obvious to Olaf
1:26:19 Closing & Disclaimers

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Resources:

Olaf Carson-Wee

Polychain Capital

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