Venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz (a16z) released its "big ideas" list for 2024, highlighting key interests in the crypto sector.

The list emphasizes the potential of artificial intelligence (AI) and gaming within the crypto space, with multiple references to these areas.

General partner Ariana Simpson said that a shift in crypto-enabled games from "play to earn" to "play-and-earn" is anticipated, focusing on enhancing user experience without financialisation.

Additionally, the list discusses the role of cryptographically-generated "passkeys" in enhancing digital security and the simplification of formal verification for smart contract developers.