Jan. 23, 2020

Jake Brukhman, Founder of Coinfund: How to Become an Angel Investor, Bitcoin Voting Theory & Governance Models, and Scalability

Jake Brukhman, Founder of Coinfund: How to Become an Angel Investor, Bitcoin Voting Theory & Governance Models, and Scalability

Jake Brukhman, Founder of Coinfund: How to Become an Angel Investor, Bitcoin Voting Theory & Governance Models, and Scalability


Charlie Shrem interviews Jake Brukhman, the founder and managing director of Coinfund, the longest running VC fund in the crypto space operating since 2015. He shares how they didn’t even consider smart contracts in the beginning, only digital assets. Jake thinks we’re still very early in the crypto space and that radical innovation will require governance and regulation to get to market. He shares how VC funds operate and how they invest. He also explains the advantages and disadvantages of proof of work, proof of stake and DAG structured projects like IOTA and Hashgraph. Charlie and Jake also talk about how different projects are approaching scalability solutions. Jake believes there will be a boom in app dedicated chains in the future and discuss the reasons for that. They also elaborate on voting theory and different governance systems in and out of the crypto industry. Last but not least, Jake discusses how great projects can be hampered by unfair distribution.

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