Monday, November 21, 2022

Hating On Andreessen Horowitz's Web3 Spiel

" may ask yourself, 'Well, how did I get here?'". Wait. No, that's Talking Heads. Let's take it from the top.

You may ask yourself, what was the deal with all the Andreessen posts this weekend.*

And the answer is: a16z is almost single-handedly trying to stake out the be-all and end-all real estate of Web3. From his directorship at Meta/Facebook to the crypto stuff highlighted by Coinbase ($250 direct listing, $335.90 high, $41.23 last), to a few dozen other corporate entities, Marc Andreessen is the man.

If any of the play-to-earn gaming in the metaverse with crypto things really take off.

At the moment however:


And from the r/cringe subreddit:

Marc Andreessen struggles to explain a single Web3 use case to Tyler Cowen

*Andreessen Horowitz and the Media: Yikes! (COIN) "Inside the nasty battle between Silicon Valley and the reporters who write about it." 

With Theranos and Elizabeth Holmes In The News, Here's A Piece Laura Arrillaga-Andreessen Wrote For The New York Times 

Media and Tech: "The Unauthorized Story of Andreessen Horowitz" 

"Andreessen passed on FTX, and made a killing selling tokens"

"The Dubrovnik Interviews: Marc Andreessen - Interviewed by a Retard"

We will be posting on Web3 and Marc Andreessen, its greatest promoter, in all its Metaverse, cryptocurrency, play-to-earn-gaming glory and this is as good a place to start as any.

Also, I had forgotten about Taylor Lorenz lying about Andreessen's use of the "R" word....

Much more to come.

Here's some older stuff: 

"Marc Andreessen Has a Pretty Creepy Relationship With Zuck" (FB)

 ...a16z is fundamentally a consulting firm that its clients can never fire.
Grandly, it calls this a “services model.”...

Marc Andreessen In the New Yorker:
13,000+ words.