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The #1 podcast for crypto natives to learn about new concepts, trends and projects in blockchain, DeFi, NFTs and Web 3.

Jason Choi (@mrjasonchoi) goes deep into the technology and economics behind crypto projects to dissect trends and themes in a global context.

Strictly not financial advice.

Jan 12, 2023

Since 2020, the development of the Web 3 space has arguably validated the value propositions of decentralized blockchains. However, Web 3 today primarily serves crypto-natives and exists as a subset of the internet.


An up-and-coming vertical of projects known as Consumer Vertical focuses on helping empower the everyday internet user and helping Web 3 reach its fullest potential.


Today, we have Derek, Co-Founder of Collab+Currency, to share with us:
- What is the Consumer vertical?
- 3 consumer verticals that will take off in 2023
- Identifying investable opportunities
- “3 rights” investing framework - Time, Problem, Team


Host: Jason Choi @mrjasonchoi . Not financial advice.



(00:00:00) – Introduction

(00:02:22) – Introduction to Collab+Currency 

(00:05:45) – “Aha!” moment for Derek 

(00:07:57) – Conviction to focus on the consumer vertical 

(00:11:16) – Disrupting Web 2 social media platforms

(00:17:22) – Social features enabled by blockchain 

(00:22:43) – Outpacing Web 2 competitors

(00:24:24) – Derek’s investing framework 

(00:37:17) – Identifying networks that can be monetized

(00:40:12) – Narratives that might take off in 2023


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