The Broken DeFi Hypecycle
Post (1/3) — 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.
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.
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.
‘P-DIDI’ (Project DID Initiative): An RFP for a tokenised SSI network based on the Sovrin architecture
As such we propose a fork of the Sovrin Mainnet and that a new (non US) entity be constituted by a new founder team, which is to be recruited from the community. This team will be run through the Outlier Ventures Web 3 ‘Basecamp’ accelerator program to help them rapidly get to market, issue a […]
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 […]
Web 3 funding: July 2020 in numbers
It’s August and everyone in Europe seems to be on holiday. The summer tends to be a dead season, but this year’s July fundraising numbers proved us wrong. Founders and investors were busier than ever in the UK, Europe and the US. Continuing the tradition I am looking into the fundraising data for the second quarter of the year to get a comprehensive view of the state of web3. I am doing this every month to see how the true effect of COVID-19 unravels in the Web 3 world in near real time across 5 charts. See Q2 2020 numbers here.
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.
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.