Venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz (a16z) is opening a school specializing in startups aiming to develop cryptocurrency-related projects.

Andreessen Horowitz unveiled its Crypto Startup School in an announcement on Oct. 3, saying that it intends to “encourage more tech entrepreneurs to start crypto projects and help crypto-curious builders navigate the idea maze.”

Referring to the so-termed idea maze, the company addressed the importance of good ideas for startups industry, which are eventually “well developed, multi-year plans that contemplate many possible paths according to how the world changes.”

Commenting on the initiative launch, Chris Dixon, a general partner at Andreessen Horowitz, told The Block that the school will be free of charge, adding:

“We are going to run a startup school for crypto-specific startups and what we’ve learned over the last seven years as best practices in this category.”

Blockchain and crypto in education

In recent months, an array of industry players have rolled out education-related initiatives. Most recently, privacy-centric computing network and app ecosystem Blockstack announced a partnership with skills-based online school…

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Author: Ana Alexandre


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