Featured Session: Read Write Own: Building the Next Era of the Internet

Mar 9, 2024

2:30pm – 3:30pm CT

The internet of today is a far cry from its early promise of a decentralized, democratic network of creativity and innovation; it has fallen under the control of a small group of powerful companies like Apple, Google, and Facebook. But a new era is emerging. Chris Dixon, general partner at Andreessen Horowitz, reflects on the history of the internet and how it’s brought us to this critical moment: the start of the “read-write-own era,” in which blockchain networks democratize ownership and grant power and economic benefits to communities of users, not just corporations. It’s a vision for a better internet and a clarion call for anyone looking to build or navigate the future.

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Chris Dixon

A16z Crypto

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Camila Russo

The Defiant

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