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  • How the first investment DAOs challenged Venture Capital 

    In order to understand what the future of Web3 native instruments could hold, we need to consider the investment DAO landscape, along with who the most notable players are, what tools and frameworks they use. Further we must consider what some of the biggest challenges and trade-offs investment DAOs face today.

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    The State of Play – Part I: Play to Earn

    Play today The current narrative of the Play to Earn “P2E” model is objectively negative and one-sided. There is a lack of understanding about why different models should exist and how vast the motivations of engaging players are, more on this later. There are numerous states of play which are difficult to cover in just […]

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    Identity

    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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    Web3

    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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