Today we are joined by Avichal Garg and Haseeb Qureshi to explain their investment frameworks and why their crypto thesis hasn't changed. We talk about the US crypto exodus, mental models for investing, why TAM (total addressable market) is useless, investing in private vs public markets, what crypto got wrong and more!
(00:00) The SEC, Binance and Coinbase: We Ripped the Bandaid Off
(09:38) How Does This Affect Your Investment Decisions?
(17:00) Mental Models for Investing
(20:44) Value Creation vs Value Capture
(23:33) Why TAM is Meaningless
(28:19) Crypto’s Most Important Applications
(31:06) How to Evaluate a Projects Potential
(35:15) Bullish Decentralized vs Centralized Projects?
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(46:26) The Investment Environment, Layoffs and Shrinking Runways
(01:06:01) Startups vs Liquid Tokens
(01:11:38) What Crypto Got Wrong
(01:16:53) Value Accrual: Should Protocols Flip the Fee Switch?
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