Microsoft views AI as the defining technology of our era but acknowledges the nascent stage of the symbiotic relationship between AI and crypto.

Yorke Rhodes, Microsoft's director for blockchain and cloud supply chain, believes agents combining both technologies are just beginning to reveal their potential.

While Microsoft prioritises optimising existing technologies over building L1 blockchains, the company recognises the significant developments within the crypto space.

Matt Stephenson from Pantera suggests crypto's role as the 'picks and shovels' for certain types of AI, anticipating a decentralised AI future.

The panel also discusses regulatory challenges, with AI likely to face intense scrutiny similar to cryptocurrencies, offering opportunities for blockchain's transparency and tracking capabilities.