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DeFi + NFTs

Post (2/3) — In this series I propose we are a year into a 5 year long ‘DeFi Hype Cycle’, likely made up of several mini-cycles, where the aggregate effect is a quadrupling of today's combined market cap and a doubling of the 2017 $600bn highs based on a sustained ‘mainstreaming’ of the industry.

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DeFi 2.0 Innovations for Institutional Adoption

Institutions / businesses already in crypto whose organisations are heavily exposed to the asset and its markets and therefore likely ‘underbanked’ in a conventional sense.

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Crypto Regulation: A crossroads?

Earlier in October, here in the UK the FCA published final rules banning the sale of derivatives and ETNs that reference certain types of cryptoassets to retail investors (coming into effect on 6 January 2021); despite the fact that 97% of respondents to the original consultation opposed the ban.

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Founders of Web 3 podcast 50th Episode Charity Auction

Join us on SuperRare for the 50th FOW3 podcast episode celebrations, minting 10 unique Web3 Founder NFTs, including the chance to own portraits of names including Brendan Eich, Gavin Wood, Sergey Nazarov, Joseph Lubin, and more - all in effort to raise donations for Computer Aid.

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Crypto Spring: The Awakening

2020 has been a turbulent year with no middle ground in business. Tech has generally done alright as an industry with the exception of a couple of tech enabled industries. Web 3 has its root in decentralised cooperation which made it quite resilient to the COVID-19 pandemic. As a result, we are seeing more companies enter the space and more product building than ever.

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Crypto Art will be the Lambo for the 2020 Bull Run

The term ‘crypto art’ is still somewhat nebulous, but increasingly the moniker of a rapidly growing creative community. On the one hand, it is art about crypto and its various memes – which can be digital or otherwise. Yet, on the other hand, it is increasingly about purely digital art made by a community of […]

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We need your help! Outlier Ventures is seeking to become a UK Visa endorsing body. Add your name to the petition below.

Crypto regulation globally is at a critical inflexion point. Regulators must choose to either embrace these new technologies and adopt proportionate, clear regulation or continue to rely on outdated, inconsistent enforcement regimes that stifle innovation.

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Introducing the teams in the latest virtual cohort from our Web 3 accelerator programme Base Camp

After successfully transitioning Base Camp 2 to a fully virtual programme, triggered by COVID-19, we were inspired to launch this Summer’s cohort as fully virtual and were amazed by the response: receiving a record 250 applications from all over the world with increasing quality.

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Mapping Decentralised Finance (DeFi)

Bitcoin is a peer-to-peer electronic cash system. DeFi is a peer-to-peer electronic financial instrument system and refers to projects that are using cryptographic tokens and blockchains enabling anyone to issue, transfer and own financial instruments.

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Our partnership with Dia Data

Dia Data was one of the star performers to come out of our Base Camp Accelerator (2019, Fall Cohort), an accelerator format we launched in the same year dedicated to transformational Web 3.0 businesses from around the world.

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