All decks
  • Ethereum | ISDI MIB

    An overview of the Ethereum blockchain. We go over the differences with Bitcoin, its vision, key features, and specific components. We take a look at what Web3 might look like and how and who is building it. Moving forward, scalability is going to be a big problem and we see how it can be solved.

  • Cryptoeconomics

    Arguing why cryptoeconomics is relevant at the blockchain base layer and at the dApp token layer. Blockchain is antifragile and cryptoeconomics is responsible making blockchains benefiting from stresses or volatility. Tokens can be considered as incentive machines with superpowers. Cryptoeconomics also offers a path to potential solutions for the scaling problem of blockchain.

  • Bitcoin

    An overview of the Bitcoin blockchain. We expose the characteristics of the infrastructure of Bitcoin as a replacement for fiat money. We highlight the cryptography involved in securing the access to the network. After explaining how securing the network with mining and a consensus algorithm work, we describe the infrastructure of the Bitcoin blockchain. In case of a divergence of opinion, we see how forking the network can play out.

  • Ethereum

    An overview of the Ethereum blockchain. We go over the differences with Bitcoin, its vision, key features, and specific components. We take a look at what Web3 might look like and how and who is building it. Moving forward, scalability is going to be a big problem and we see how it can be solved.

  • Token Curated Registries

  • Token Design

    This is a work in progress. It's an attempt at creating a methodology for designing tokens. It's based on cryptoeconomics and token engineering practices.

  • Token Based Economic Networks

    What are token-based economic networks? How social order, a balance between collaboration and cooperation, has been achieved historically and where does cryptoeconomics fit in this context to foster innovation in the way economies are organised? What are the super powers of mechanism design? How it works and what role do tokens play? What is the state of the art of the tooling used in mechanism design, i.e Token Engineering?

  • Decentralised Autonomous Organisations

  • The Supply Chain on the Blockchain

    Everything we use or consume comes directly from nature or it comes from a supply chain. The main problem with supply chains comes from the industrial era, a time when centralisation began. It started by centralising the production, then moved on with capital and finished with risk. Not only does this have human costs, it also creates an extremely unequal and unfair competition between countries for cheap access to capital and creates inefficiencies throughout the whole supply chain itself.

  • The Attention Economy

  • Stablecoins

    Stablecoins are sometimes depicted as the holy grail of blockchain. I disagree with this view as I see stablecoins as one amongst several building blocks that will, along with others, be used in most projects. Stablecoins are tokens that remain stable in price regardless of the volatility of the underlying assets of the blockchain on which it sits. The challenge of course is in the design of decentralised stability mechanisms that ensure the price stability feature of the token.

  • When Blockchain Meets the Physical World

    Conducting business on the blockchain is easy and straightforward as long as there are no dispute between the parties, no ambiguity in the terms of the agreements and no responsibility involved in the process. In the physical world we live in today, these situations occur a lot. If the blockchain infrastructure evolved and was able to resolve disputes in a decentralised fashion, this could have the potential to bring blockchain to a whole new level.

  • Governance On and Off the Blockchain

    Governance is critical and hard because it should allow participants to engage in the decision making process of any project, and at the same time let them feel represented and engaged. Unfortunately, it is often the weak spot of new projects in the blockchain space. We explore the structure of the governance process proposed by Vlad Zamfir, some governance tools, and finally we take a look at a couple of projects to illustrate the concept.

  • Sovereign Identity on the Blockchain

    The quest for sovereign identity solutions on the blockchain is still in the pipeline. Why does it matter and what the solution might look like. A small selection of projects building solutions includes uPort, Civic and AngelList.

  • Decentralised Applications

    A DAPP is the name given to services that run on top of a blockchain. They are called decentralised applications because no authority has control over the service by design. Ethereum is for now the default blockchain infrastructure that services are using to build DAPP by levering the smart contracts architecture.

  • Energy Through Blockchain

    Perspectives on the energy sector of today and why blockchain might be a suitable solution for its problems. A review of the international scene of the main players involved and a small selection of outstanding projects that are pushing for the adoption of their innovative solutions.

  • Keys, Addresses and Wallets

    How to connect with banks vs. how to connect with bitcoin (or almost any cryptocurrency). What are keys and how are they generated, what are addresses and what are the different technologies of wallets.

  • Companies That Won’t Need Us

    Introduction to blockchain technologies from the point of view of what will happen to companies and organisations.