Introducing Outlier’s Call for Builders

Call for Builders In this work, we look at some of the narratives that we believe are exciting areas where founders are building promising new Web3 primitives and where we, as the global leading Web3 accelerator and most active Web3 investor, can have significant impact in supporting founders at the beginning of their journey.  While […]

Exchanges’ Move To Open Source

The war for crypto users is taking a new shape. We see exchanges moving from closed to open systems as they embrace Web3 wallets, build EVM L2s and adopt existing infrastructure such as the lightning network.

MetaFi: DeFi for the Metaverse

We believe the next phase of growth in the evolution of DeFi will come not from better integration into the existing financial system, more regulation or real world assets and CeFi but instead by unlocking digital value already native to the Metaverse. In our follow up to The Open Metaverse OS paper we introduce MetaFi: decentralised […]

Blockchain Development Trends Q2 2020/21

Blockchain Development Trends Report Q2 2021

In the blockchain development trends report, we analyze critical projects and protocols of the Web3 ecosystem. We identify trends such as rising commit levels, consistent commit levels, a rising number of core developers, and other related areas of development activity. In the process of conducting our research, we analyzed 4,831 individual repositories, 1,246,318 code commits, […]

Understanding Social Tokens

Social Tokens Part 1

Social tokens are one of the many innovations the crypto space has brought forth in recent years. With celebrities from Akon to Ja Rule launching their own social tokens, mainstream media is catching up with this new way of leveraging permissionless blockchains. This article is looking to summarise social tokens, create some conceptual clarity, and […]

What is the Secret to Building Valuable Tokens?

Jack Laing of Pocket Network defines governance in the context of Web3 simply as “rewriting contracts.” According to Mario Laul of Placeholder VC, decentralised network governance consists of 4 core components: Leadership, vision, and values that attract and guide network participants, i.e. deliberately putting emphasis on one or more of the following: decentralization, democracy, efficiency, […]