20 March 2020 · 0 min read

Ex-Coinbase CTO: Coronavirus Will Shape 2020s Like 9/11 Shaped the 2000s

How should the world's governments respond to the coronavirus, which has just been declared a global pandemic by the World Health Organization?

Serial entrepreneur Balaji Srinivasan, the founder of genetic testing company Counsyla, former venture capitalist at Andreessen Horowitz and ex-Chief Technology Officer at major crypto exchange Coinbase, has been ahead of the curve and recognized the coronavirus potential to disrupt our social and economic lives way before the pandemic hit the west.

In this Skype conversation with ReasonTV, he talks about why he treats the coronavirus as a decade-defining event, why we're looking at mandatory quarantines at the national level, and how the private-sector and nonprofit organizations are conducting a "digital Dunkirk" rescue operation that could accelerate positive forms of decentralization in our personal, social, political, and economic lives.