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    The Illusion of a Decentralized Metaverse

    Let us imagine the open metaverse as a theme park; it is intriguing, exciting, and limitless. We access the park’s delights and thrills with tokens, and issue new ones when we create a new ride. The creation and consumption of value are both permissionless, and the rides – if built correctly – cannot be sabotaged […]

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    Governance in the Age of the DAO: Tooling and Frameworks

    DAOs create opportunities to democratize decision-making, but what does this mean in day-to-day operations? Learn the three basic components of DAO technology.

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    Blockchain Development Trends 2021/22

    In this report, we analyze development activity including numbers of commits and developers for the top-fifty (50) ranked projects according to market capitalization or total value locked in 2021. In this report, we focus on core development, meaning all development that is specific to the core protocol itself and not the wider ecosystem. As an […]

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    Are DAOs a Paradigm Shift?

    Bitcoin as the first DAO (Decentralized Autonomous Organizations) was an event of the magnitude of the invention of the limited corporation with Dutch East India Co. It will change our economic landscape dramatically by upgrading our organizations to the digital age.  In this article, we will first review why DAOs can be described as a […]

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    State of the Open Metaverse 2021/22

    The Metaverse Awakens The word metaverse is now firmly on the lips of journalists, business executives, startup founders, and venture capitalists. The differentiation between open and closed environments and where the various frameworks fit in is not yet widely known. The Web 3 community has collectively worked for nearly a decade now to build and […]

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    MetaFi: DeFi for the Metaverse

    The Outlier Ventures research team introduces the MetaFi Thesis, a broad conceptual framework for understanding the protocols, products and/or services enabling the complex financial interplay between non-fungible and fungible tokens (and their derivatives). “MetaFi”: is an all-encompassing term for decentralised financial tools of the Metaverse. Learn what this means and its implications on the Open Metaverse in this paper.

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    Reintroducing The Open Metaverse OS Paper

    What is the Open Metaverse OS, and why build a shared and open economic system? We explain our investment thesis in the context of freedom in digital worlds.

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    On the value of social tokens

    Social tokens are crypto-assets that primarily describe social relationships (as opposed to economic or legal relationships). Social tokens are typically centered around either an individual or a community, and can therefore be called either personal or community tokens, respectively. For more background on the emerging social token space, see a previous article.  Social tokens overlap […]

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