Marc Andreessen: ‘fear and loathing’ of crypto is an incredible gift to us

As an investor in contrarian ideas, the venture capitalist behind Andreesen Horowitz—or a16z as it’s often called—calls the pushback “an incredible gift to our founders and to our firm.” That’s because he believes the broader decentralized finance (DeFi) movement can complete what the World Wide Web set out to accomplish, serving as the “second half of the internet” that builds a layer of trust onto an otherwise open and permissionless network accessible by nearly everybody.