Spencer from Blockchain Capital shares his views on catalysts that are likely to significantly accelerate the crypto adoption curve over the next few years (ie fiat coins providing a bridge and social networks with massive user bases coming with the massive user bases).
Our friends from TokenSets have publicly launched their Strategy Enabled Tokens, ie ERC20 tokens that represents exposure to automated asset management strategies executed trustlessly in the background by the Set protocol.
For example, anyone can now own a token that automatically gives the holder exposure to buying and selling ETH or BTC within a certain volatility range, or a portfolio of long ETH and BTC that rebalances monthly. Keen to see more strategies becoming available, including exposure to synthetic tokens representing real world assets like baskets equities for example.
It's absolutely fascinating seeing the defi building blocks coming together and enabling new kinds of products and categories.
The latest product from Concourse Open is a payroll and remittance platform that uses DAI, built for a global, distributed workforce that legacy payroll solutions are no longer geared to address effectively.
The 3Box team continues to ship building blocks for decentralized digital identity. The latest addition offers users a unified view of all personal data in their 3Box data hub, all securely stored on IPFS.
The idea is to put users in full control of their digital footprint, allowing them to manage how and if applications can access personal data.
Alice was one of the winners of the 0x/Coinlist virtual hackathon. The team is now building a mobile 'dapp wallet' as a platform for developers to build React Native mini dapps accessible natively from it.
Collaborative Fund have unveiled their dedicated crypto effort run by Stephen McKeon (not from a separate entity by the sound of it). Existing investments in the space include Tagomi, Algorand, Starkware, Coda, Bitwise, Spacemesh, Maker, Radar and Zeppelin.
The thesis revolves around next gen financial infrastructure leveraging distributed architecture. They also announced they have a special partnership with exchange Bitstamp, though more details will be shared.