"The desire to travel far away and start a new currency will become a powerful driver of human expansion into space."
"It remains to be seen whether a group of organizations will be able to successfully coordinate around building and maintaining a public good. Moreover, it is unclear whether the benefits of this public good is a strong enough incentive for organizations with conflicting priorities and complex competitive dynamics to work together, especially with the inevitable regulatory pressure to follow."
Vitalik Buterin on effective altruism, better ways to fund public goods, the blockchain's problems so far, and how it could yet change the world
"You’ve probably heard of Compound. They built compound.finance on Ethereum which allows you to lend and earn interest on your ETH, DAI, USDC, and several other ERC20s."
"A supply cap refers to a permanent limit on the number of units of a cryptocurrency (or coins) that can ever be created. Three areas of analysis are of interest: first, the enforcement of a supply cap, second, the economics of a cap and third, memetic considerations."
"Overview of the expected characteristics from China’s CBDC"
"Expecting new users to learn the implications of gas price on their transactions before ever using Ethereum is out of the question."
"Breaking down misconceptions about these technologies"
"A synthetic is a financial instrument that simulates other instruments. In other words, the risk/reward profile of any financial instrument can be simulated using a combination of other financial instruments."
"Programmed by the co-creator of Occupy Wall Street and powered by Ethereum, Sparkle is the world’s first redistributive currency."
"This paper presents a sketch of a new building block for decentralized finance: yTokens. yTokens are like zero-coupon bonds: on-chain obligations that settle on a specific future date based on the price of some target asset, and are secured by collateral in another asset."
"A popular topic discussed in crypto lately is blockchain gaming. There’s the concept of being able to take a digital item that’s represented as a token (often referred to as non-fungible token or NFT) in one game and have it operate in another game."
"Summary. In this research insight, we deconstruct bitcoin’s performance during periods of macroeconomic uncertainty over the past decade, providing an analysis of historical correlations, market conditions, return clustering, and macro events."