Balaji Srinivasan is an investor, founder, and Former CTO of Coinbase and GP at a16z
and author of The Network State, which will be the main focus of the podcast today.
The Network State explores ideas surrounding digital communities and the future of how we coordinate as a species. A startup society fosters the emergence of network unions, which evolve into a network archipelago—eventually calcifying into the network state.
As we muse about the fate of human systems, we explore mental models for understanding the digital revolution and how we can allow coordination to thrive.
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6:19 Common Denominators
8:50 Micro vs. Macro History
15:15 The Network State
19:05 Online Communities
23:50 Nation vs. The State
36:20 Why A Nation State
40:18 The One Commandment
1:02:44 Being Inside the Network State
1:08:00 Bankess x the Network State
1:13:38 What’s the Incentive?
1:19:30 Violence’s Role
1:33:48 Non-Wealthy Critique
1:38:53 Everyone Joins the Network State
1:44:20 Network State Action Items
1:48:46 Closing & Disclaimers
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The state's solution to the financial crisis was to stop issuing commercial bank charters for almost a decade, and to reward failure by regulating away competition via Dodd-Frank.
The network's solution was fintech and now defi. pic.twitter.com/c73hqT3w2U
— Balaji Srinivasan (@balajis) January 18, 2021
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