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Julian L. Simon Memorial Award Winner
Balaji S. Srinivasan is an angel investor, tech founder, and author of the forthcoming book The Network State: How To Start a New Country.
Formerly the CTO of Coinbase and General Partner at Andreessen Horowitz, he is an early investor in many successful tech companies and crypto protocols, including Alchemy, Ava Labs, Bitcoin, Cameo, Chainlink, Clubhouse, Dapper Labs, Deel, EPNS, Ethereum, Instadapp, Lambda School, Mighty, NEAR Protocol, OnDeck, Opensea, Replit, Republic, Roam Research, Solana, Soylent, Superhuman, Synthesis, XMTP, and Zora.
Dr. Srinivasan was the cofounder of Earn.com (acquired by Coinbase), Counsyl (acquired by Myriad), Teleport (acquired by Topia), and Coin Center. He holds a BS/MS/PhD in Electrical Engineering and an MS in Chemical Engineering from Stanford University.
Tim Harford, “the Undercover Economist”, is a Financial Times columnist, BBC broadcaster, the author of nine books—including, most recently, The Data Detective—and host of the podcast Cautionary Tales. He was described by the New Statesman as “perhaps the best popular economics writer in the world.”
Charles C. W. Cooke is a senior writer for National Review, co-host of the Mad Dogs and Englishmen podcast, and author of The Conservatarian Manifesto. His work has focused especially on Anglo-American history, British liberty, free speech, the Second Amendment, and American exceptionalism. He is a graduate of the University of Oxford, at which he studied modern history and politics. He moved to the United States in 2011, became an American citizen in 2018, and lives in sunny Florida with his wife and two children.
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