Token supply caps

Tokens represent a stake in decentralised networks and serve as a tool to align and incentivise network participants. Different networks can have different token designs. One of the main components of token design is the total token supply. A lot of networks today opt for setting a fixed token supply…

The DeSci value chain

The way I currently see it, the DeSci value chain can be broken down into 3 main parts: the funding of research, the execution of it and the publishing of results. Funding There are two main funding gaps across early stage scientific research today. The first is at the basic…

DeFi for everyone

In just a few years DeFi has evolved into a parallel financial universe, handling billions of dollars of value. However, DeFi still has a limited user reach with its products primarily used by the same group of people. There are several reasons for that. For one, the products have been…

Bellingcat and the importance of Open Source Intelligence (OSINT)

I just finished the book We are Bellingcat, which documents the origins and work of the investigative journalism group Bellingcat. Bellingcat, a name derived from the fable Belling the Cat, is notable for relying almost exclusively on open source materials such as social media content, satellite imagery, maps and other…

Comfort in silence

It feels like we’ve arrived at the quietest point of the crypto bear market. After 18 months of high octane drama it’s now comparatively silent. There’s no good news or bad news, just no news. This is arguably the most challenging stage of the market cycle to…

Own your fandom

The ways in which sports fans follow their favourite teams and athletes, exhibit their fandom, and connect with other fans, continuously evolve over time through advances in technology. New technologies expand the boundaries of sports fandom by enabling products and experiences that were previously not possible. Web3 is the latest…

HairDAO

We continue to be excited by DAOs as a vehicle to channel resources to areas that are underfunded by our current institutions. This is the objective for a subset of DAOs in DeSci known as Bio DAOs. They direct both financial and human capital to underfunded or overlooked scientific fields…

Liquid markets for bio IP

Last week Vita Dao fractionalized one of the IP assets in its portfolio and put up 10% for sale to investors. For those that don’t know, Vita DAO is a DAO focused on furthering R&D in the field of longevity. It is part of a growing ecosystem…