Twitter. Facebook. AirBnB. Marc Andreessen, co-founder of the$4.2 billion venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz, has backedthem all—along with dozens of others. His latest project? Upendingfinance. Bloomberg Markets magazine interviewed Andreessen at thefirm's headquarters in Menlo Park, California. Here are histhoughts on the future of finance:

Out with the Old, in with the New

“We have a chance to rebuild the system. Financial transactionsare just numbers; it's just information. You shouldn't need 100,000people and prime Manhattan real estate and giant data centers fullof mainframe computers from the 1970s to give you the ability to doan online payment.

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