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Designing Governance Tokens

6/121
August 17th, 2022
I’ve long struggled with the notion of liquid governance tokens. My mental model for protocols is to think of them as quasi-nation states, and thus I tend to view each governance vote as akin to voting in an election. Under this framing, the idea that you can buy votes by buying liquid tokens seems absurd – buying votes in elections is illegal, so why should it be the main method of acquiring influence in web3?
Publisher Avatar Alana Levin
Alana Levin
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Who will control crypto?

3/500
August 22nd, 2022
By Saffron Huang & Josh Stark
Publisher Avatar saffron
saffron
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Building Market Microstructure for NFTs

9/500
August 7th, 2022
I’ve recently been exploring the evolving market microstructure around NFTs, and a recent discussion on the merits of platforms like Sudoswap has highlighted some of the inherent tension between the current NFT audience and the future of the asset class. There is a massive wave of platforms coming that bring more robust market structure oriented towards traders to NFTs, and soon, other esoteric assets. The evolution of NFT market structure provides a helpful understanding of where all markets are trending, over time, as a result of technology innovation and new models for financialization.
Publisher Avatar black mirror
black mirror
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Synthetix L2H2

96/500
August 4th, 2022
It is now August 2022, so once again I’m late in delivering my unrequested half-yearly Synthetix perspective.
Publisher Avatar Kain.eth
Kain.eth
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zkSNARKs vs zkSTARKs: a primer

54/100
January 18th, 2022
Trying out a longer form article this time to allow a deeper dive into some areas of blockchain research. There are a lot of articles on zero knowledge proofs, and a lot of research papers on SNARKs or STARKs, but very little bridging the intermediate gap.
Publisher Avatar pseudotheos
pseudotheos
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