Applied Crypto Ventures is the smartest, simplest way to add a portfolio of blockchain investments to your broader VC portfolio. Blockchain is an innovative, distributed, shared ledger technology that facilitates new ways of recording transactions and tracking assets in a worldwide digital economy. Virtually anything of value can be tracked and traded on a blockchain network. The technology is still early, but it has enormous potential—at the scale of the Internet. Among the applications: financial services, identity, computing power, social media, rights management, and more. Investing now is both potentially lucrative and appropriate in the context of a diversified portfolio.