‘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.
Blockchain Developer Report Q2 2020
In 2020, a new entrant secured a top 5 spot in share of smart contracts, dapps and daily active users. 3 top-20 protocols suffered greater than 50% declines in developer activity, and one protocol saw a meteoric 931% rise in core protocol development. At Outlier Ventures, we’ve indexed millions of commits across thousands of repositories to compile a report on blockchain developer activity over the past year.
We are an accelerator
We were an incubator. In the past, we incubated projects at R&D stage, in most cases over several years, from token design all the way to rolling out networks and customer go-to-markets, delivered by a team of 30 staff. As far as we are aware we were the first incubator globally to hire a Head […]
18 Predictions for 2020
Over 11 years since the creation of Bitcoin, 2020 will be the year we follow the S-Curve of technology diffusion out of the period of Installation and into Deployment, where we see ‘synergy’ and ‘consolidation’ of the technology begin to take effect. Blockchain will finally grow up, with institutional money trickling into the market based on fundamentals - real traction and usage.