"An overview of stablecoins and their role in the new digital financial ecosystem."
"A quick guide to understanding the different motivations in crypto"
Such an important theme for people to be prepared for. Bitcoin and cryptocurrency isn't about "making banking better." It's about building an alternative to *inevitable* ubiquitous surveillance, the current default.
"I recently re-read “How I found Freedom in an Unfree World” by Harry Browne. This book provides a wonderful guide on how to take responsibility for your own freedom and avoid various mental-traps that deny us far more freedom than governments do."
"Today, some of the most valuable corporations in the world today are “network operators”. Thanks to network effects, these platforms become more valuable to existing users as each new user joins. Network effects are innocuous at first, but can cause concern at scale if platforms enter an “extractive” phase in their lifecycle."
"Polkadot is a global network of blockchains and the foundation for a new, peer-to-peer internet. The platform is powerful enough from a scalability, interoperability, developability and governance perspective to help make the vision of Web3 a reality."
"We explore the design and implementation of trading algorithms in the crypto space. In particular, we focus on execution algos, market making algos, and several market microstructure considerations. We also investigate where practice diverges from theory, especially in handling the idiosyncrasies of the crypto markets."
"While not a perfect mapping to traditional use of the term middleware, these protocols can be thought of as anything sitting just below the interface layer (i.e., the applications the end user interacts with), but leveraging the lower-level functionality provided by layer-1 blockchains and interoperability protocols."
"Cosmos is one of the most promising projects out there. With people like Jae Kwon and Ethan Buchman in their team, it has a lot of potential. At its heart and soul lies Tendermint Core."
"Although the crypto industry remains in its infancy, we think institutional investors should begin exploring it."
"In our conversations with institutional investors, we often get asked the question “What is your model to value Bitcoin?”. Investors want to know what the fundamental drivers are behind BTC price gyrations, and whether at a given time Bitcoin is overvalued, undervalued, or at fair value."
It used to be that testing out macroeconomic theories required winning a war, a revolution, or an election. Now a college dropout can start a new economy from a laptop for free, if they can find users. The reduction in upfront cost is so immense that it’s a true 0-to-1 leap.
"If DAI is money, then what is ETH? How does MKR fit in? How can we make sense of this tri-token system? Let’s explore these 3 assets independently, and then examine their relationships."
"Working toward the crypto trias politica"