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    Outlier Ventures Labs

    This means they must be active developers, administrators and participants of networks. We call this Outlier Labs, and it has been our commitment to the space since 2014 and includes a multitude of activities such as: building apps, hackathons, dev cons, running network nodes and applied academic research. Recent work: Decentralised data to decentralised data […]

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    Tech

    Data Science in Blockchain

    Blockchain is the ultimate database for data science. After all, blockchains are open, high-availability ledgers whose maintainers have an economic incentive to keep them perfectly up-to-date. They’re highly reliable and architected to be as small as possible. They make sourcing data easy.

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    Crypto-economics

    Design Phase of Token Ecosystem Creation

    Kicking off our series on the Design Phase of Token Ecosystem Creation, we discuss setting a network’s objective function and how to best approach setting the foundations for a token design that can effectively create and capture network effects. 

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    investment

    Why we invested in Agoric

    We are excited to announce our investment into Agoric to support the team to bring security, usability, and interoperability to smart contracts. In the global economy, establishing trust costs up to 35 percent of GDP. Smart contracts are key to changing the way trust is established in the economy.

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    Research

    Glossary of Terms

    51% attack An attack where a single entity controls more than half of the network hash rate, allowing them to stop/change transactions, double spend and take over other mining operations. Airdrop A token distribution mechanism in which tokens as given away for free. Altcoin Umbrella term for any cryptocurrency that is not Bitcoin popular from […]

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    Research

    Dubai is piloting a decentralised data programme with Outlier Ventures

    An open data ‘Sandbox’ built using a range of decentralised technologies from the Outlier Ventures ‘Convergence Stack’, potentially including Sovrin, Ocean Protocol and Fetch.AI.

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    Crypto-economics

    Designing for user focused incentives using a Token utility canvas

    As we wrap our series on the Discovery Phase, it needs to be stressed that token design is not only about systems design thinking. Incentives and mechanism design are only part of the equation.

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    Research

    Crossing the Crypto Chasm & Diffusion of Innovation

    One of the big downsides of the Crypto Winter is that ‘falling tides lower all ships’. Many promising projects are experiencing difficulties, while at the same time, the advisors and support networks they rely on are rapidly disappearing, and at a moment when they and the industry as a whole need them the most to ‘cross the chasm’.

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