Is Uncollateralized Lending Still A Thing?
The first of a two-part series: his article provides an overview on the current market situation of the underlying native ERC-20 protocol tokens.
DeFi Talks – Best Bits of Our DeFi Conversations
Listen to the best bits of DeFi talks!
Examining Crypto Regulation
Join for a discussion around crypto regulations around the world, and Ripple’s view on the Web3 legal space.
What to Expect from Web3 in 2023 – Part 2, with Outlier Ventures
The second part of our 2022 roundup charts the leading trends in Web3 including digital fashion, zero-knowledge, and NFT’s.
Privacy & Scaling: How Zero Knowledge proofs will enable the next wave of innovation in Web3.
Outlier’s Zero Knowledge Base Camp thesis focuses on privacy, infrastructure, and scaling, which are essential towards spreading decentralization and self-sovereignty to the next billion users.
VEv2: five strategies for bringing back vote escrow
The second of a two-part series, this piece outlines proposed mechanisms to eliminate issues with vote escrow and return it to fulfill its initial vision.
veGood, veBad, and veUgly
One of the biggest DeFi narratives of2022 has been the ‘ve’ (“vote-escrow”) token model. The first of a series, this article provides an overview of the ‘ve’ token model, some of its constraints, and some pointers towards an improved model.
Scaling the Open Web
Listen to discover NEAR Foundation’s vision for a decentralized web and how to build a more diverse and inclusive Web3 space.
Turning communities into DAOs
Listen for a discussion on all things governance, including DAOs, tokens, and community.
Hackathons: the foundation of the founder journey
Listen for a discussion around Hackathons, startup scaling and the path to raising capital.
DeFi API: infrastructure for the future of finance
Listen for a discussion around tokenising everything, DeFi API and innovation triggers.
Investment – the first use-case for DAOs
This article dives into investment DAOs, the original form of decentralized online governance.
DeFi for People, with Grace Kwan of Orca DEX
Listen for a discussion around centred design, DeFi accessibility, concentrated liquidity, and the crypto market in 2023.
Decentralizing the future of mining
Read about How Lumerin is revolutionizing the hash power market
DeFi for the Metaverse, the Audiobook with Jamie Burke
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. For today’s SPECIAL EPISODE, we bring you our very own Jamie Burke with the […]
Why we Invested in Alkemi
An analysis of the market reveals why DeFi participation has lagged the broader ecosystem: institutional participation. We believe this has been due to three critical factors: Capital, Connectivity and Control. Capital, because institutions have not been able to access suitably deep liquidity in the DeFi ecosystem. Connectivity, because centralized institutions are entrenched within the Web2 […]
Why we invested in Meme.com
Memes get their value from their remixes, reshares and re-edits. They have the ability to spread by means of imitation from person to person within a culture and these often carry symbolic meaning representing a particular phenomenon or theme. Let’s take for example Pepe The Frog. While the original artist, Matt Furie, completely deserves the […]
Why we invested in Boson? The trillion dollar dCommerce opportunity.
Boson Protocol is to dCommerce what stablecoins were to the DeFi stack – the catalyst for an ecosystem of highly specialised, yet complimentary and composable protocols. On the question of what to do with Big Tech The Web’s ecommerce platform monopolies, like Amazon in The West and Alibaba in Asia, are often referred to […]
Thick Clients, Thin Servers aka Web3
We got excited about Bitcoin all those years ago and thought it might be possible to use the same technology for services beyond electronic cash. The vision (for some) is web services that bypass a network or database administrator (the Government, Central Banks, Facebook) and prevent any sort of censorship, blocking, or cancelling.
Why We’re Investing in…IOTA
You don’t need me to tell you 2017 is, without doubt, going to be the ‘Year of the Token’. As investors, we have patiently watched from the sideline whilst for the first time ICOs raised more money than was invested by VCs in ‘blockchain’ startups in this last quarter. This fundamentally rewrites how capital is […]