A selection of important scientific papers, technical documents, & independent analysis on topics related to our Internet of Things investment theme.
The importance of data privacy continues to increase as more of the world becomes connected to the internet. As of 2021, there are roughly 5 billion internet users worldwide growing at 7% annually or ~875,000 new users per day. As more economic activity takes place online, and connected devices continue to proliferate, new cyber security threats emerge. In 2020, ransomware attacks alone caused nearly $170 billion in global damages. Controlling how private data is collected, stored, and used is critical to minimizing systemic vulnerabilities for individuals and organizations alike.
Why Decentralization Matters
Cryptonetworks are a powerful way to develop community-owned networks and provide a level playing field for 3rd-party developers, creators, and businesses. We saw the value of decentralized systems in the first era of the internet. Hopefully we’ll get to see it again in the next.
The Network State - Balaji S. Srinivasan
Lecture on how Network States formed online will transform into autonomous, independent democracies capable of functioning with near unanimous consent of their governed.
The Information Apocalypse - A Conversation with Nina Schick
Sam Harris speaks with Nina Schick about the growing epidemic of misinformation and disinformation. Nina Schick is an author and broadcaster who specializes in how technology and artificial intelligence are reshaping society.
The Quiet Master of Cryptocurrency — Nick Szabo
Nick Szabo is a computer scientist, legal scholar, and cryptographer best known for his pioneering research in digital contracts and cryptocurrency. Nick coined the phase "smart contract" and designed Bit Gold, which many consider the precursor to Bitcoin.
The Pseudonymous Economy - Balaji Srinivasan
Balaji Srinivasan looks at pseudonymity, why have a pseudonymous economy, how might it work, and how could we build it.