Lawrence Lerner of Pithia
In this episode, Hall interviews Lawrence Lerner of Pithia, an investment firm focusing on “blockchain realism”. Pithia’s thesis emphasizes foundational businesses that enable blockchain infrastructure.
Lawrence talks briefly about his background in the internet space. He explains how he views the blockchain space as the “internet of value exchange”, and as an emerging enabling technology. Lawrence provides examples in several sectors of how blockchain can function by removing or enabling a trust barrier, and highlights some of the things potential investors should look for. He also emphasizes how looking at fundamentals is still important when investing in blockchain companies.
Hall and Lawrence discuss the state of the blockchain space today, and what’s in store for the near future. Lawrence elaborates on some of the applications for blockchain technology in the fintech and supply chain spaces. Furthermore, Lawrence talks about some of the specific companies he’s worked with, and some of the challenges still facing the building-out of blockchain applications. Finally, Lawrence lists some of the immediate opportunities to pursue today.
You can find Pithia at https://www.pithia.com/
Follow Lawrence on Twitter at https://twitter.com/revinnovator
Lawrence can be reached on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/in/lawrencelerner
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