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Staking, Restaking, and LRTfi: Composable Capital Efficiency and Neutrality (Part II)
Staking, Restaking, and LRTfi: Composable Capital Efficiency and Neutrality (Part II)
Staking, Restaking, and LRTfi: Composable Capital Efficiency and Neutrality (Part II)
Staking, Restaking, and LRTfi: Composable Capital Efficiency and Neutrality (Part II)
In this two-part article, we dissect the technical aspects of staking and restaking, while exploring the tension between composable capital efficiency and the value of decentralization
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Feb 22, 2024
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Research
Staking, Restaking, and LRTfi: Composable Capital Efficiency and Neutrality (Part I)
Staking, Restaking, and LRTfi: Composable Capital Efficiency and Neutrality (Part I)
Staking, Restaking, and LRTfi: Composable Capital Efficiency and Neutrality (Part I)
Staking, Restaking, and LRTfi: Composable Capital Efficiency and Neutrality (Part I)
In this two-part article, we dissect the technical aspects of staking and restaking, while exploring the tension between composable capital efficiency and the value of decentralization
on
Feb 22, 2024
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Research
Why We Invested In IONET
Why We Invested In IONET
Why We Invested In IONET
Why We Invested In IONET
LongHash Ventures' thesis on why we invested in IONET
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Jun 11, 2024
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Research
Why we invested in Kakarot
Why we invested in Kakarot
Why we invested in Kakarot
Why we invested in Kakarot
Read how we believe Kakarot is positioned to benefit from advancements in EVM design, ethereum tooling and Starknet’s proving framework and we expect it to emerge as one of the top scaling solutions.
on
Nov 21, 2023
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Research
Future of Smart Accounts: Modular, Specialised & Multichain
Future of Smart Accounts: Modular, Specialised & Multichain
Future of Smart Accounts: Modular, Specialised & Multichain
Future of Smart Accounts: Modular, Specialised & Multichain
As smart accounts bring more logic to the user’s direct control (e.g. batched transactions, customised gas payments), they are well-positioned to improve crypto UX and accelerate Web3 adoption. This article posits that it can be achieved through the shift from externally-owned accounts to modular smart accounts and the shift from generalised wallets to specialised smart wallets.
on
Jul 31, 2023
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Research
Safe Token Value Alignment Program
Safe Token Value Alignment Program
Safe Token Value Alignment Program
Safe Token Value Alignment Program
Current token incentive programs by Web3 infrastructure projects are unsustainable. We propose a novel Value Alignment Program for Safe (and other infra projects) to capture & distribute value with their ecosystem projects through token swaps and revenue sharing.
on
Jul 18, 2023
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Governance
Why we invested in Neutron
Why we invested in Neutron
Why we invested in Neutron
Why we invested in Neutron
The Cosmos ecosystem was designed with the vision of creating an internet of blockchains. The philosophy behind the architecture was that each project should be able to spin up their own dedicated blockchain, modify it to a large extent based on their application requirements, and retain the security properties while having the ability to interoperate with each other. All the modules of the CosmosSDK and Inter-Blockchain Communication (IBC) were designed with this purpose in mind. This architecture did solve a lot of problems that exist in other blockchain architectures like limited scalability, network congestion, and less flexibility for developers. However, this approach had a few challenges of its own.
on
Jul 7, 2023
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Research
The Next Generation of dApps: Native cross-chain applications
The Next Generation of dApps: Native cross-chain applications
The Next Generation of dApps: Native cross-chain applications
The Next Generation of dApps: Native cross-chain applications
Native cross-chain applications are the future of web3 dApps. Just as algae developed into colonies to leverage collective strength, or as animals developed specialized organs for new functionality, going cross-chain is a step change in the evolution of dApps.
on
Feb 22, 2023
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Research
Navigating the Web of Interoperability
Navigating the Web of Interoperability
Navigating the Web of Interoperability
Navigating the Web of Interoperability
What will the endgame of an interconnected web3 look like? We believe that all bridges will evolve into cross-chain messaging or “Arbitrary Message Passing” (AMP) protocols to unlock new use cases
on
Feb 20, 2023
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Research
LongHash Ventures Launches LongHash Web, the world’s first SBT-Based Contribution Network
LongHash Ventures Launches LongHash Web, the world’s first SBT-Based Contribution Network
LongHash Ventures Launches LongHash Web, the world’s first SBT-Based Contribution Network
LongHash Ventures Launches LongHash Web, the world’s first SBT-Based Contribution Network
LongHashX, the accelerator arm of early-stage venture firm LongHash Ventures, launches LongHash Web (LHW), an on-chain contribution network enabling mentorship and advise for early-stage builders of Web3 infrastructure and applications.
on
Jan 9, 2023
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News
Why We Invested in Elusiv
Why We Invested in Elusiv
Why We Invested in Elusiv
Why We Invested in Elusiv
Privacy in Web3 will require innovative new products and technologies to provide users a way to hide their identity while making it hard for criminals to hide their activity.
on
Dec 9, 2022
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Research
Web3 Gaming Blueprint
Web3 Gaming Blueprint
Web3 Gaming Blueprint
Web3 Gaming Blueprint
Web3 gaming’s potential lies in the long tail of innovation. To unleash that, we need infrastructure to lower barriers. While adoption is early and more pieces are needed, an ecosystem has clearly emerged. Across the lifecycle, from technical to financial, this blueprint shows how you can lean on the building blocks of Web3 gaming infrastructure.
on
Oct 17, 2022
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Research
ReNFT: Building the Web3 Sharing Economy
ReNFT: Building the Web3 Sharing Economy
ReNFT: Building the Web3 Sharing Economy
ReNFT: Building the Web3 Sharing Economy
ReNFT is a multi-chain NFT rental protocol and platform that can be whitelabel integrated into any Web3 project to enable collateral-free in-house renting, lending, and reward sharing (scholarship automation).
on
Sep 16, 2022
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Research
Self-Sovereign Web3 Social: Why We Invested in Comm
Self-Sovereign Web3 Social: Why We Invested in Comm
Self-Sovereign Web3 Social: Why We Invested in Comm
Self-Sovereign Web3 Social: Why We Invested in Comm
There is a fundamental misalignment between web3 values and the communication platforms we use today. The centralised cloud servers underpinning Telegram, Discord, and Twitter open risk avenues not only for centralised companies to monetise our influence, but governments to access our personal data.
on
Sep 13, 2022
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Research
Cosmos Ecosystem: Building an interoperable multi-chain future
Cosmos Ecosystem: Building an interoperable multi-chain future
Cosmos Ecosystem: Building an interoperable multi-chain future
Cosmos Ecosystem: Building an interoperable multi-chain future
The Cosmos ecosystem has piqued the interest of investors, developers and users significantly in the past one year. We try to understand this ecosystem by answering 5 simple questions.
on
Aug 17, 2022
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Research
Web3 is Safu: Why We Invested in Safe
Web3 is Safu: Why We Invested in Safe
Web3 is Safu: Why We Invested in Safe
Web3 is Safu: Why We Invested in Safe
Formerly known as Gnosis Safe, which was the successor to the Gnosis Multisig, everyone’s favorite multisignature wallet has rebranded to Safe. Safe is a configurable smart contract account that aims to solve the issue of private keys being the single point of failure. This article delves into the history, features and future of Safe.
on
Aug 3, 2022
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Research
1000 True Chains — Why We Invested in Saga
1000 True Chains — Why We Invested in Saga
1000 True Chains — Why We Invested in Saga
1000 True Chains — Why We Invested in Saga
The concept of “the blockchain’’ is already outdated today. When someone says they are building in Web3 or on blockchain, you might ask: “which one?” Sure, pockets of tribalism or “chain maximalism” exist, where people claim the supremacy of their favourite blockchain.
on
Jun 2, 2022
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Research
Social Token Economics
Social Token Economics
Social Token Economics
Social Token Economics
With a market cap representing less than 1% of the entire crypto market, we remain in the nascent stages of social tokens. We’re so early that social token thought leaders are yet to agree upon a definition. Put simply, however, they can be seen as representations of fractional ownership of a brand, individual, or community.
on
Jan 7, 2022
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Research
Witness Web3 in the First-Ever Demo Day in the Metaverse
Witness Web3 in the First-Ever Demo Day in the Metaverse
Witness Web3 in the First-Ever Demo Day in the Metaverse
Witness Web3 in the First-Ever Demo Day in the Metaverse
Witness the next generation of Web3 at our LongHashX Demo Day. This year, we will be hosting Demo Day in the Cryptovoxels Metaverse, in collaboration with Protocol Labs.
on
Dec 15, 2021
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News
A Simple Breakdown of DAOs
A Simple Breakdown of DAOs
A Simple Breakdown of DAOs
A Simple Breakdown of DAOs
If DeFi is about programmable money, then DAOs are about programmable power. While they often intertwine, the design of DAOs has taken a life of its own. In this rapidly evolving landscape, let’s take a look at 3 archetypes, and where they break down.
on
Aug 10, 2021
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Research
How can you decentralize?
How can you decentralize?
How can you decentralize?
How can you decentralize?
We strongly believe in the philosophy of decentralization: the core of Web 3.0 and a key enabler of power for communities to drive decisions on how protocols improve and evolve. As Web 3 projects shift to a decentralized governance model, we look to shed light on how you can do so through our Web 3.0 Governance Blueprint.
on
Aug 3, 2021
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Research
Governance Blueprint
Governance Blueprint
Governance Blueprint
Governance Blueprint
Learn how to transition gradually to a decentralized governance model, from establishing the degree of decentralization to incentivizing community participation
on
Aug 3, 2021
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Research
So what if we’ve entered a bear market — How PoS assets can help bring stable yields to the masses
So what if we’ve entered a bear market — How PoS assets can help bring stable yields to the masses
So what if we’ve entered a bear market — How PoS assets can help bring stable yields to the masses
So what if we’ve entered a bear market — How PoS assets can help bring stable yields to the masses
What do you do in a bear market? If anyone says that they know with 100% certainty how the crypto market will move, they’re likely either lying or overconfident (otherwise please DM me the future too). But even in uncertain market conditions, opportunities still abound.
on
Jun 30, 2021
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Research
Automata: The Solution for Privacy in Web3
Automata: The Solution for Privacy in Web3
Automata: The Solution for Privacy in Web3
Automata: The Solution for Privacy in Web3
While transparency is a core tenet of Web 3.0, a segment of users have been concerned with the completely open records of their on-chain behaviour. Potential privacy leakages and security threats associated with transfers across protocols have become pertinent threats to their usage. With DeFi already at $63.45B in TVL (according to DeFi Pulse), these threats call for urgent action.
on
Jun 16, 2021
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Research
The Aggregation Layer: A Key Catalyst for DeFi Adoption
The Aggregation Layer: A Key Catalyst for DeFi Adoption
The Aggregation Layer: A Key Catalyst for DeFi Adoption
The Aggregation Layer: A Key Catalyst for DeFi Adoption
DeFi today is not yet suited for mainstream adoption, with fragmented offerings, suboptimal UI/UX, and lack of education. How do we break through these barriers?
on
Jun 1, 2021
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Research
Decentralized Asset Management: Shut up and take my money! J/K!
Decentralized Asset Management: Shut up and take my money! J/K!
Decentralized Asset Management: Shut up and take my money! J/K!
Decentralized Asset Management: Shut up and take my money! J/K!
Web 3.0 has given the ability to anyone to be their own bank and Asset Manager, increased transparency and control over investment decisions, and introduced composability among DeFi projects, enabling investors to connect “money Legos” to create previously unimaginable financial products.
on
May 4, 2021
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Research
NFT: From Kitties and Socks to Christie’s
NFT: From Kitties and Socks to Christie’s
NFT: From Kitties and Socks to Christie’s
NFT: From Kitties and Socks to Christie’s
It is nigh impossible to overlook the explosion of interest in NFTs in the past year. From artist Beeple’s $69M auction at Christie’s, to NBA’s Top Shot moments grossing over $230M in sales, and the more bizarre like Jack Dorsey’s $2.9M sale for his first Tweet, the list of creators and celebrities issuing these unique, Non-Fungible Tokens grows by the day. Why is there such fervor?
on
Apr 1, 2021
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Research
Crypto is Not Just Money, it’s Power
Crypto is Not Just Money, it’s Power
Crypto is Not Just Money, it’s Power
Crypto is Not Just Money, it’s Power
In bull markets, investors both retail and institutional flood in seeking life-changing wealth. But as the numbers go up and down, and each day grabs us in new twists and flashes of red and green, it bears reminding that the intangible value of crypto can be equally or sometimes even more rewarding than tangible wealth.
on
Mar 4, 2021
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Research
Tokenomics Blueprint
Tokenomics Blueprint
Tokenomics Blueprint
Tokenomics Blueprint
We believe supporting innovation starts with understanding it. As the breadth of invention and adoption of blockchain continues only to accelerate, our team took the opportunity to speak with some of the foremost and leading investors to provide a fresh take on a topic that has intrigued and frustrated the industry in turn: tokenomics.
on
Feb 26, 2021
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Research
No Token, No Entry
No Token, No Entry
No Token, No Entry
No Token, No Entry
You may recall the Cambrian explosion of ICO projects in 2017–2018, where projects largely printed their own money to raise capital, in the form of “utility tokens” which more often than not simply introduced friction in the usage of platforms.
on
Feb 24, 2021
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Research
Idle Finance: Bringing the next wave of users into DeFi
Idle Finance: Bringing the next wave of users into DeFi
Idle Finance: Bringing the next wave of users into DeFi
Idle Finance: Bringing the next wave of users into DeFi
Let’s see. Unprecedented yields, constantly rising TVLs, and more mature, sophisticated products being constantly launched. If you’re plugged into the DeFi ecosystem, this could well be one of the most exciting times of your life.
on
Feb 19, 2021
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Research
Longhash Ventures: 2020 in review
Longhash Ventures: 2020 in review
Longhash Ventures: 2020 in review
Longhash Ventures: 2020 in review
2020 turned out to be a stellar year in the land of crypto/digital assets, with BTC hitting an all time high above USD34K, and DeFi’s Total Value Locked growing from USD1B in January to USD15B in December. According to The Block, Bitcoin’s on-chain transaction volume has also increased by 42% from $672 billion in 2019 to $960 billion in 2020.
on
Jan 4, 2021
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Research
The Next Generation of Automated Market Makers in a Liquid DeFi World
The Next Generation of Automated Market Makers in a Liquid DeFi World
The Next Generation of Automated Market Makers in a Liquid DeFi World
The Next Generation of Automated Market Makers in a Liquid DeFi World
AMMs have played a huge role in driving DeFi and democratizing liquidity provision but they can come with heavy limitations. A new wave of innovation will be needed for mainstream users to better manage their risks and continue participating in this revolution.
on
Nov 17, 2020
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Research
Web3: A Seat at the Investor’s Roundtable
Web3: A Seat at the Investor’s Roundtable
Web3: A Seat at the Investor’s Roundtable
Web3: A Seat at the Investor’s Roundtable
Investors often wonder about the industry’s unquenchable confidence in the potential of blockchain technology. Many bearishly suggested that decentralized ledger technology remains just another tool for enterprises to eventually cut costs or do business more efficiently.
on
Jan 13, 2020
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Research
Preparing for Your First Parachain Auction
Preparing for Your First Parachain Auction
Preparing for Your First Parachain Auction
Preparing for Your First Parachain Auction
In this article, we walk through why it’s a good idea, how you can become one, and go deep into how you can prepare to become a parachain. It may sound daunting, but every step of the way, we at LongHash are here to help!
on
Sep 18, 2019
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Research
Preconfirmations: Credible Promise of Future Execution
Preconfirmations: Credible Promise of Future Execution
LongHash Ventures' thesis on how Preconfirmations provide the credible promise of future execution
on
Jun 12, 2024
Staking, Restaking, and LRTfi: Composable Capital Efficiency and Neutrality (Part II)
Staking, Restaking, and LRTfi: Composable Capital Efficiency and Neutrality (Part II)
In this two-part article, we dissect the technical aspects of staking and restaking, while exploring the tension between composable capital efficiency and the value of decentralization
on
Feb 22, 2024
Staking, Restaking, and LRTfi: Composable Capital Efficiency and Neutrality (Part I)
Staking, Restaking, and LRTfi: Composable Capital Efficiency and Neutrality (Part I)
In this two-part article, we dissect the technical aspects of staking and restaking, while exploring the tension between composable capital efficiency and the value of decentralization
on
Feb 22, 2024
Why We Invested In IONET
Why We Invested In IONET
LongHash Ventures' thesis on why we invested in IONET
on
Jun 11, 2024
Safe: The Ownership Layer of Web3
Safe: The Ownership Layer of Web3
LongHash Ventures’ thesis on Safe
on
Apr 24, 2024
Why we invested in YGG
Why we invested in YGG
on
Mar 11, 2024
Why we invested in Kakarot
Why we invested in Kakarot
Read how we believe Kakarot is positioned to benefit from advancements in EVM design, ethereum tooling and Starknet’s proving framework and we expect it to emerge as one of the top scaling solutions.
on
Nov 21, 2023
LongHashX Partners with Protocol Labs to Launch the FVM Genesis Accelerator, One of the World’s First Web3 Accelerators Focused on the Intersection of Web3 and AI
LongHashX Partners with Protocol Labs to Launch the FVM Genesis Accelerator, One of the World’s First Web3 Accelerators Focused on the Intersection of Web3 and AI
The 12-week program offers two distinct routes to equip builders and founders with the knowledge, funding, and network needed to successfully launch their projects on the Filecoin Virtual Machine (FVM)
on
Aug 3, 2023
Future of Smart Accounts: Modular, Specialised & Multichain
Future of Smart Accounts: Modular, Specialised & Multichain
As smart accounts bring more logic to the user’s direct control (e.g. batched transactions, customised gas payments), they are well-positioned to improve crypto UX and accelerate Web3 adoption. This article posits that it can be achieved through the shift from externally-owned accounts to modular smart accounts and the shift from generalised wallets to specialised smart wallets.
on
Jul 31, 2023
LongHashX & Safe Launch the Safe{AAccelerator}, the World’s First Account Abstraction Accelerator to Fast-Track the Transition to Smart Accounts
LongHashX & Safe Launch the Safe{AAccelerator}, the World’s First Account Abstraction Accelerator to Fast-Track the Transition to Smart Accounts
The 12-week program comprises an accelerator and a builder fellowship program, both designed to provide founders and builders with the necessary knowledge, funding, and network to launch their projects successfully on the Safe{Core} Smart Account Standard and scale it for different use-cases.
on
Jul 27, 2023
Safe Token Value Alignment Program
Safe Token Value Alignment Program
Current token incentive programs by Web3 infrastructure projects are unsustainable. We propose a novel Value Alignment Program for Safe (and other infra projects) to capture & distribute value with their ecosystem projects through token swaps and revenue sharing.
on
Jul 18, 2023
Why we invested in Neutron
Why we invested in Neutron
The Cosmos ecosystem was designed with the vision of creating an internet of blockchains. The philosophy behind the architecture was that each project should be able to spin up their own dedicated blockchain, modify it to a large extent based on their application requirements, and retain the security properties while having the ability to interoperate with each other. All the modules of the CosmosSDK and Inter-Blockchain Communication (IBC) were designed with this purpose in mind. This architecture did solve a lot of problems that exist in other blockchain architectures like limited scalability, network congestion, and less flexibility for developers. However, this approach had a few challenges of its own.
on
Jul 7, 2023
LongHashX Accelerator Partners with ATOM Accelerator DAO & Neutron to Launch the World’s First Accelerator And Builders’ Fellowship Program for Cosmos Partner Chains
LongHashX Accelerator Partners with ATOM Accelerator DAO & Neutron to Launch the World’s First Accelerator And Builders’ Fellowship Program for Cosmos Partner Chains
The 12-week program offers two distinct routes, designed to provide founders and builders with the necessary knowledge, funding, and network to successfully launch their projects on Cosmos’ Partner Chains
on
Jul 4, 2023
The Next Generation of dApps: Native cross-chain applications
The Next Generation of dApps: Native cross-chain applications
Native cross-chain applications are the future of web3 dApps. Just as algae developed into colonies to leverage collective strength, or as animals developed specialized organs for new functionality, going cross-chain is a step change in the evolution of dApps.
on
Feb 22, 2023
Navigating the Web of Interoperability
Navigating the Web of Interoperability
What will the endgame of an interconnected web3 look like? We believe that all bridges will evolve into cross-chain messaging or “Arbitrary Message Passing” (AMP) protocols to unlock new use cases
on
Feb 20, 2023
LongHash Ventures Launches LongHash Web, the world’s first SBT-Based Contribution Network
LongHash Ventures Launches LongHash Web, the world’s first SBT-Based Contribution Network
LongHashX, the accelerator arm of early-stage venture firm LongHash Ventures, launches LongHash Web (LHW), an on-chain contribution network enabling mentorship and advise for early-stage builders of Web3 infrastructure and applications.
on
Jan 9, 2023
Why We Invested in Elusiv
Why We Invested in Elusiv
Privacy in Web3 will require innovative new products and technologies to provide users a way to hide their identity while making it hard for criminals to hide their activity.
on
Dec 9, 2022
Web3 Gaming Blueprint
Web3 Gaming Blueprint
Web3 gaming’s potential lies in the long tail of innovation. To unleash that, we need infrastructure to lower barriers. While adoption is early and more pieces are needed, an ecosystem has clearly emerged. Across the lifecycle, from technical to financial, this blueprint shows how you can lean on the building blocks of Web3 gaming infrastructure.
on
Oct 17, 2022
ReNFT: Building the Web3 Sharing Economy
ReNFT: Building the Web3 Sharing Economy
ReNFT is a multi-chain NFT rental protocol and platform that can be whitelabel integrated into any Web3 project to enable collateral-free in-house renting, lending, and reward sharing (scholarship automation).
on
Sep 16, 2022
Self-Sovereign Web3 Social: Why We Invested in Comm
Self-Sovereign Web3 Social: Why We Invested in Comm
There is a fundamental misalignment between web3 values and the communication platforms we use today. The centralised cloud servers underpinning Telegram, Discord, and Twitter open risk avenues not only for centralised companies to monetise our influence, but governments to access our personal data.
on
Sep 13, 2022
Cosmos Ecosystem: Building an interoperable multi-chain future
Cosmos Ecosystem: Building an interoperable multi-chain future
The Cosmos ecosystem has piqued the interest of investors, developers and users significantly in the past one year. We try to understand this ecosystem by answering 5 simple questions.
on
Aug 17, 2022
Web3 is Safu: Why We Invested in Safe
Web3 is Safu: Why We Invested in Safe
Formerly known as Gnosis Safe, which was the successor to the Gnosis Multisig, everyone’s favorite multisignature wallet has rebranded to Safe. Safe is a configurable smart contract account that aims to solve the issue of private keys being the single point of failure. This article delves into the history, features and future of Safe.
on
Aug 3, 2022
1000 True Chains — Why We Invested in Saga
1000 True Chains — Why We Invested in Saga
The concept of “the blockchain’’ is already outdated today. When someone says they are building in Web3 or on blockchain, you might ask: “which one?” Sure, pockets of tribalism or “chain maximalism” exist, where people claim the supremacy of their favourite blockchain.
on
Jun 2, 2022
Social Token Economics
Social Token Economics
With a market cap representing less than 1% of the entire crypto market, we remain in the nascent stages of social tokens. We’re so early that social token thought leaders are yet to agree upon a definition. Put simply, however, they can be seen as representations of fractional ownership of a brand, individual, or community.
on
Jan 7, 2022
Witness Web3 in the First-Ever Demo Day in the Metaverse
Witness Web3 in the First-Ever Demo Day in the Metaverse
Witness the next generation of Web3 at our LongHashX Demo Day. This year, we will be hosting Demo Day in the Cryptovoxels Metaverse, in collaboration with Protocol Labs.
on
Dec 15, 2021
A Simple Breakdown of DAOs
A Simple Breakdown of DAOs
If DeFi is about programmable money, then DAOs are about programmable power. While they often intertwine, the design of DAOs has taken a life of its own. In this rapidly evolving landscape, let’s take a look at 3 archetypes, and where they break down.
on
Aug 10, 2021
Staking of BPT for Economic and Governance Benefits
Staking of BPT for Economic and Governance Benefits
Conceptual design of Vote-Escrow tokenomics for Balancer Pool Tokens
on
Aug 7, 2021
How can you decentralize?
How can you decentralize?
We strongly believe in the philosophy of decentralization: the core of Web 3.0 and a key enabler of power for communities to drive decisions on how protocols improve and evolve. As Web 3 projects shift to a decentralized governance model, we look to shed light on how you can do so through our Web 3.0 Governance Blueprint.
on
Aug 3, 2021
Governance Blueprint
Governance Blueprint
Learn how to transition gradually to a decentralized governance model, from establishing the degree of decentralization to incentivizing community participation
on
Aug 3, 2021
So what if we’ve entered a bear market — How PoS assets can help bring stable yields to the masses
So what if we’ve entered a bear market — How PoS assets can help bring stable yields to the masses
What do you do in a bear market? If anyone says that they know with 100% certainty how the crypto market will move, they’re likely either lying or overconfident (otherwise please DM me the future too). But even in uncertain market conditions, opportunities still abound.
on
Jun 30, 2021
Automata: The Solution for Privacy in Web3
Automata: The Solution for Privacy in Web3
While transparency is a core tenet of Web 3.0, a segment of users have been concerned with the completely open records of their on-chain behaviour. Potential privacy leakages and security threats associated with transfers across protocols have become pertinent threats to their usage. With DeFi already at $63.45B in TVL (according to DeFi Pulse), these threats call for urgent action.
on
Jun 16, 2021
The Aggregation Layer: A Key Catalyst for DeFi Adoption
The Aggregation Layer: A Key Catalyst for DeFi Adoption
DeFi today is not yet suited for mainstream adoption, with fragmented offerings, suboptimal UI/UX, and lack of education. How do we break through these barriers?
on
Jun 1, 2021
Decentralized Asset Management: Shut up and take my money! J/K!
Decentralized Asset Management: Shut up and take my money! J/K!
Web 3.0 has given the ability to anyone to be their own bank and Asset Manager, increased transparency and control over investment decisions, and introduced composability among DeFi projects, enabling investors to connect “money Legos” to create previously unimaginable financial products.
on
May 4, 2021
NFT: From Kitties and Socks to Christie’s
NFT: From Kitties and Socks to Christie’s
It is nigh impossible to overlook the explosion of interest in NFTs in the past year. From artist Beeple’s $69M auction at Christie’s, to NBA’s Top Shot moments grossing over $230M in sales, and the more bizarre like Jack Dorsey’s $2.9M sale for his first Tweet, the list of creators and celebrities issuing these unique, Non-Fungible Tokens grows by the day. Why is there such fervor?
on
Apr 1, 2021
Crypto is Not Just Money, it’s Power
Crypto is Not Just Money, it’s Power
In bull markets, investors both retail and institutional flood in seeking life-changing wealth. But as the numbers go up and down, and each day grabs us in new twists and flashes of red and green, it bears reminding that the intangible value of crypto can be equally or sometimes even more rewarding than tangible wealth.
on
Mar 4, 2021
Tokenomics Blueprint
Tokenomics Blueprint
We believe supporting innovation starts with understanding it. As the breadth of invention and adoption of blockchain continues only to accelerate, our team took the opportunity to speak with some of the foremost and leading investors to provide a fresh take on a topic that has intrigued and frustrated the industry in turn: tokenomics.
on
Feb 26, 2021
No Token, No Entry
No Token, No Entry
You may recall the Cambrian explosion of ICO projects in 2017–2018, where projects largely printed their own money to raise capital, in the form of “utility tokens” which more often than not simply introduced friction in the usage of platforms.
on
Feb 24, 2021
Idle Finance: Bringing the next wave of users into DeFi
Idle Finance: Bringing the next wave of users into DeFi
Let’s see. Unprecedented yields, constantly rising TVLs, and more mature, sophisticated products being constantly launched. If you’re plugged into the DeFi ecosystem, this could well be one of the most exciting times of your life.
on
Feb 19, 2021
Longhash Ventures: 2020 in review
Longhash Ventures: 2020 in review
2020 turned out to be a stellar year in the land of crypto/digital assets, with BTC hitting an all time high above USD34K, and DeFi’s Total Value Locked growing from USD1B in January to USD15B in December. According to The Block, Bitcoin’s on-chain transaction volume has also increased by 42% from $672 billion in 2019 to $960 billion in 2020.
on
Jan 4, 2021
The Next Generation of Automated Market Makers in a Liquid DeFi World
The Next Generation of Automated Market Makers in a Liquid DeFi World
AMMs have played a huge role in driving DeFi and democratizing liquidity provision but they can come with heavy limitations. A new wave of innovation will be needed for mainstream users to better manage their risks and continue participating in this revolution.
on
Nov 17, 2020
Web3: A Seat at the Investor’s Roundtable
Web3: A Seat at the Investor’s Roundtable
Investors often wonder about the industry’s unquenchable confidence in the potential of blockchain technology. Many bearishly suggested that decentralized ledger technology remains just another tool for enterprises to eventually cut costs or do business more efficiently.
on
Jan 13, 2020
Preparing for Your First Parachain Auction
Preparing for Your First Parachain Auction
In this article, we walk through why it’s a good idea, how you can become one, and go deep into how you can prepare to become a parachain. It may sound daunting, but every step of the way, we at LongHash are here to help!
on
Sep 18, 2019
Preconfirmations: Credible Promise of Future Execution
LongHash Ventures' thesis on how Preconfirmations provide the credible promise of future execution
on
Jun 12, 2024
Staking, Restaking, and LRTfi: Composable Capital Efficiency and Neutrality (Part II)
In this two-part article, we dissect the technical aspects of staking and restaking, while exploring the tension between composable capital efficiency and the value of decentralization
on
Feb 22, 2024
Staking, Restaking, and LRTfi: Composable Capital Efficiency and Neutrality (Part I)
In this two-part article, we dissect the technical aspects of staking and restaking, while exploring the tension between composable capital efficiency and the value of decentralization
on
Feb 22, 2024
Storage Proofs: Achieving State Awareness Across Time and Chains
on
Jun 14, 2024
Why We Invested In IONET
LongHash Ventures' thesis on why we invested in IONET
on
Jun 11, 2024
Safe: The Ownership Layer of Web3
LongHash Ventures’ thesis on Safe
on
Apr 24, 2024
Why we invested in Zero Gravity (0G)
on
Apr 23, 2024
Why we invested in YGG
on
Mar 11, 2024
Why we invested in Kakarot
Read how we believe Kakarot is positioned to benefit from advancements in EVM design, ethereum tooling and Starknet’s proving framework and we expect it to emerge as one of the top scaling solutions.
on
Nov 21, 2023
LongHashX Partners with Protocol Labs to Launch the FVM Genesis Accelerator, One of the World’s First Web3 Accelerators Focused on the Intersection of Web3 and AI
The 12-week program offers two distinct routes to equip builders and founders with the knowledge, funding, and network needed to successfully launch their projects on the Filecoin Virtual Machine (FVM)
on
Aug 3, 2023
Future of Smart Accounts: Modular, Specialised & Multichain
As smart accounts bring more logic to the user’s direct control (e.g. batched transactions, customised gas payments), they are well-positioned to improve crypto UX and accelerate Web3 adoption. This article posits that it can be achieved through the shift from externally-owned accounts to modular smart accounts and the shift from generalised wallets to specialised smart wallets.
on
Jul 31, 2023
LongHashX & Safe Launch the Safe{AAccelerator}, the World’s First Account Abstraction Accelerator to Fast-Track the Transition to Smart Accounts
The 12-week program comprises an accelerator and a builder fellowship program, both designed to provide founders and builders with the necessary knowledge, funding, and network to launch their projects successfully on the Safe{Core} Smart Account Standard and scale it for different use-cases.
on
Jul 27, 2023
Safe Token Value Alignment Program
Current token incentive programs by Web3 infrastructure projects are unsustainable. We propose a novel Value Alignment Program for Safe (and other infra projects) to capture & distribute value with their ecosystem projects through token swaps and revenue sharing.
on
Jul 18, 2023
Why we invested in Neutron
The Cosmos ecosystem was designed with the vision of creating an internet of blockchains. The philosophy behind the architecture was that each project should be able to spin up their own dedicated blockchain, modify it to a large extent based on their application requirements, and retain the security properties while having the ability to interoperate with each other. All the modules of the CosmosSDK and Inter-Blockchain Communication (IBC) were designed with this purpose in mind. This architecture did solve a lot of problems that exist in other blockchain architectures like limited scalability, network congestion, and less flexibility for developers. However, this approach had a few challenges of its own.
on
Jul 7, 2023
LongHashX Accelerator Partners with ATOM Accelerator DAO & Neutron to Launch the World’s First Accelerator And Builders’ Fellowship Program for Cosmos Partner Chains
The 12-week program offers two distinct routes, designed to provide founders and builders with the necessary knowledge, funding, and network to successfully launch their projects on Cosmos’ Partner Chains
on
Jul 4, 2023
The Next Generation of dApps: Native cross-chain applications
Native cross-chain applications are the future of web3 dApps. Just as algae developed into colonies to leverage collective strength, or as animals developed specialized organs for new functionality, going cross-chain is a step change in the evolution of dApps.
on
Feb 22, 2023
Navigating the Web of Interoperability
What will the endgame of an interconnected web3 look like? We believe that all bridges will evolve into cross-chain messaging or “Arbitrary Message Passing” (AMP) protocols to unlock new use cases
on
Feb 20, 2023
LongHash Ventures Launches LongHash Web, the world’s first SBT-Based Contribution Network
LongHashX, the accelerator arm of early-stage venture firm LongHash Ventures, launches LongHash Web (LHW), an on-chain contribution network enabling mentorship and advise for early-stage builders of Web3 infrastructure and applications.
on
Jan 9, 2023
Why We Invested in Elusiv
Privacy in Web3 will require innovative new products and technologies to provide users a way to hide their identity while making it hard for criminals to hide their activity.
on
Dec 9, 2022
Web3 Gaming Blueprint
Web3 gaming’s potential lies in the long tail of innovation. To unleash that, we need infrastructure to lower barriers. While adoption is early and more pieces are needed, an ecosystem has clearly emerged. Across the lifecycle, from technical to financial, this blueprint shows how you can lean on the building blocks of Web3 gaming infrastructure.
on
Oct 17, 2022
ReNFT: Building the Web3 Sharing Economy
ReNFT is a multi-chain NFT rental protocol and platform that can be whitelabel integrated into any Web3 project to enable collateral-free in-house renting, lending, and reward sharing (scholarship automation).
on
Sep 16, 2022
Self-Sovereign Web3 Social: Why We Invested in Comm
There is a fundamental misalignment between web3 values and the communication platforms we use today. The centralised cloud servers underpinning Telegram, Discord, and Twitter open risk avenues not only for centralised companies to monetise our influence, but governments to access our personal data.
on
Sep 13, 2022
Cosmos Ecosystem: Building an interoperable multi-chain future
The Cosmos ecosystem has piqued the interest of investors, developers and users significantly in the past one year. We try to understand this ecosystem by answering 5 simple questions.
on
Aug 17, 2022
Web3 is Safu: Why We Invested in Safe
Formerly known as Gnosis Safe, which was the successor to the Gnosis Multisig, everyone’s favorite multisignature wallet has rebranded to Safe. Safe is a configurable smart contract account that aims to solve the issue of private keys being the single point of failure. This article delves into the history, features and future of Safe.
on
Aug 3, 2022
1000 True Chains — Why We Invested in Saga
The concept of “the blockchain’’ is already outdated today. When someone says they are building in Web3 or on blockchain, you might ask: “which one?” Sure, pockets of tribalism or “chain maximalism” exist, where people claim the supremacy of their favourite blockchain.
on
Jun 2, 2022
Social Token Economics
With a market cap representing less than 1% of the entire crypto market, we remain in the nascent stages of social tokens. We’re so early that social token thought leaders are yet to agree upon a definition. Put simply, however, they can be seen as representations of fractional ownership of a brand, individual, or community.
on
Jan 7, 2022
Witness Web3 in the First-Ever Demo Day in the Metaverse
Witness the next generation of Web3 at our LongHashX Demo Day. This year, we will be hosting Demo Day in the Cryptovoxels Metaverse, in collaboration with Protocol Labs.
on
Dec 15, 2021
A Simple Breakdown of DAOs
If DeFi is about programmable money, then DAOs are about programmable power. While they often intertwine, the design of DAOs has taken a life of its own. In this rapidly evolving landscape, let’s take a look at 3 archetypes, and where they break down.
on
Aug 10, 2021
Staking of BPT for Economic and Governance Benefits
Conceptual design of Vote-Escrow tokenomics for Balancer Pool Tokens
on
Aug 7, 2021
How can you decentralize?
We strongly believe in the philosophy of decentralization: the core of Web 3.0 and a key enabler of power for communities to drive decisions on how protocols improve and evolve. As Web 3 projects shift to a decentralized governance model, we look to shed light on how you can do so through our Web 3.0 Governance Blueprint.
on
Aug 3, 2021
Governance Blueprint
Learn how to transition gradually to a decentralized governance model, from establishing the degree of decentralization to incentivizing community participation
on
Aug 3, 2021
So what if we’ve entered a bear market — How PoS assets can help bring stable yields to the masses
What do you do in a bear market? If anyone says that they know with 100% certainty how the crypto market will move, they’re likely either lying or overconfident (otherwise please DM me the future too). But even in uncertain market conditions, opportunities still abound.
on
Jun 30, 2021
Automata: The Solution for Privacy in Web3
While transparency is a core tenet of Web 3.0, a segment of users have been concerned with the completely open records of their on-chain behaviour. Potential privacy leakages and security threats associated with transfers across protocols have become pertinent threats to their usage. With DeFi already at $63.45B in TVL (according to DeFi Pulse), these threats call for urgent action.
on
Jun 16, 2021
The Aggregation Layer: A Key Catalyst for DeFi Adoption
DeFi today is not yet suited for mainstream adoption, with fragmented offerings, suboptimal UI/UX, and lack of education. How do we break through these barriers?
on
Jun 1, 2021
Decentralized Asset Management: Shut up and take my money! J/K!
Web 3.0 has given the ability to anyone to be their own bank and Asset Manager, increased transparency and control over investment decisions, and introduced composability among DeFi projects, enabling investors to connect “money Legos” to create previously unimaginable financial products.
on
May 4, 2021
NFT: From Kitties and Socks to Christie’s
It is nigh impossible to overlook the explosion of interest in NFTs in the past year. From artist Beeple’s $69M auction at Christie’s, to NBA’s Top Shot moments grossing over $230M in sales, and the more bizarre like Jack Dorsey’s $2.9M sale for his first Tweet, the list of creators and celebrities issuing these unique, Non-Fungible Tokens grows by the day. Why is there such fervor?
on
Apr 1, 2021
Crypto is Not Just Money, it’s Power
In bull markets, investors both retail and institutional flood in seeking life-changing wealth. But as the numbers go up and down, and each day grabs us in new twists and flashes of red and green, it bears reminding that the intangible value of crypto can be equally or sometimes even more rewarding than tangible wealth.
on
Mar 4, 2021
Tokenomics Blueprint
We believe supporting innovation starts with understanding it. As the breadth of invention and adoption of blockchain continues only to accelerate, our team took the opportunity to speak with some of the foremost and leading investors to provide a fresh take on a topic that has intrigued and frustrated the industry in turn: tokenomics.
on
Feb 26, 2021
No Token, No Entry
You may recall the Cambrian explosion of ICO projects in 2017–2018, where projects largely printed their own money to raise capital, in the form of “utility tokens” which more often than not simply introduced friction in the usage of platforms.
on
Feb 24, 2021
Idle Finance: Bringing the next wave of users into DeFi
Let’s see. Unprecedented yields, constantly rising TVLs, and more mature, sophisticated products being constantly launched. If you’re plugged into the DeFi ecosystem, this could well be one of the most exciting times of your life.
on
Feb 19, 2021
Longhash Ventures: 2020 in review
2020 turned out to be a stellar year in the land of crypto/digital assets, with BTC hitting an all time high above USD34K, and DeFi’s Total Value Locked growing from USD1B in January to USD15B in December. According to The Block, Bitcoin’s on-chain transaction volume has also increased by 42% from $672 billion in 2019 to $960 billion in 2020.
on
Jan 4, 2021
The Next Generation of Automated Market Makers in a Liquid DeFi World
AMMs have played a huge role in driving DeFi and democratizing liquidity provision but they can come with heavy limitations. A new wave of innovation will be needed for mainstream users to better manage their risks and continue participating in this revolution.
on
Nov 17, 2020
Web3: A Seat at the Investor’s Roundtable
Investors often wonder about the industry’s unquenchable confidence in the potential of blockchain technology. Many bearishly suggested that decentralized ledger technology remains just another tool for enterprises to eventually cut costs or do business more efficiently.
on
Jan 13, 2020
Preparing for Your First Parachain Auction
In this article, we walk through why it’s a good idea, how you can become one, and go deep into how you can prepare to become a parachain. It may sound daunting, but every step of the way, we at LongHash are here to help!
on
Sep 18, 2019
Preconfirmations: Credible Promise of Future Execution
LongHash Ventures' thesis on how Preconfirmations provide the credible promise of future execution
on
June 12, 2024
Staking, Restaking, and LRTfi: Composable Capital Efficiency and Neutrality (Part II)
In this two-part article, we dissect the technical aspects of staking and restaking, while exploring the tension between composable capital efficiency and the value of decentralization
on
February 22, 2024
Staking, Restaking, and LRTfi: Composable Capital Efficiency and Neutrality (Part I)
In this two-part article, we dissect the technical aspects of staking and restaking, while exploring the tension between composable capital efficiency and the value of decentralization
on
February 22, 2024
Storage Proofs: Achieving State Awareness Across Time and Chains
on
June 14, 2024
Why We Invested In IONET
LongHash Ventures' thesis on why we invested in IONET
on
June 11, 2024
Safe: The Ownership Layer of Web3
LongHash Ventures’ thesis on Safe
on
April 24, 2024
Why we invested in Zero Gravity (0G)
on
April 23, 2024
Why we invested in YGG
on
March 11, 2024
Why we invested in Kakarot
Read how we believe Kakarot is positioned to benefit from advancements in EVM design, ethereum tooling and Starknet’s proving framework and we expect it to emerge as one of the top scaling solutions.
on
November 21, 2023
LongHashX Partners with Protocol Labs to Launch the FVM Genesis Accelerator, One of the World’s First Web3 Accelerators Focused on the Intersection of Web3 and AI
The 12-week program offers two distinct routes to equip builders and founders with the knowledge, funding, and network needed to successfully launch their projects on the Filecoin Virtual Machine (FVM)
on
August 3, 2023
Future of Smart Accounts: Modular, Specialised & Multichain
As smart accounts bring more logic to the user’s direct control (e.g. batched transactions, customised gas payments), they are well-positioned to improve crypto UX and accelerate Web3 adoption. This article posits that it can be achieved through the shift from externally-owned accounts to modular smart accounts and the shift from generalised wallets to specialised smart wallets.
on
July 31, 2023
LongHashX & Safe Launch the Safe{AAccelerator}, the World’s First Account Abstraction Accelerator to Fast-Track the Transition to Smart Accounts
The 12-week program comprises an accelerator and a builder fellowship program, both designed to provide founders and builders with the necessary knowledge, funding, and network to launch their projects successfully on the Safe{Core} Smart Account Standard and scale it for different use-cases.
on
July 27, 2023
Safe Token Value Alignment Program
Current token incentive programs by Web3 infrastructure projects are unsustainable. We propose a novel Value Alignment Program for Safe (and other infra projects) to capture & distribute value with their ecosystem projects through token swaps and revenue sharing.
on
July 18, 2023
Why we invested in Neutron
The Cosmos ecosystem was designed with the vision of creating an internet of blockchains. The philosophy behind the architecture was that each project should be able to spin up their own dedicated blockchain, modify it to a large extent based on their application requirements, and retain the security properties while having the ability to interoperate with each other. All the modules of the CosmosSDK and Inter-Blockchain Communication (IBC) were designed with this purpose in mind. This architecture did solve a lot of problems that exist in other blockchain architectures like limited scalability, network congestion, and less flexibility for developers. However, this approach had a few challenges of its own.
on
July 7, 2023
LongHashX Accelerator Partners with ATOM Accelerator DAO & Neutron to Launch the World’s First Accelerator And Builders’ Fellowship Program for Cosmos Partner Chains
The 12-week program offers two distinct routes, designed to provide founders and builders with the necessary knowledge, funding, and network to successfully launch their projects on Cosmos’ Partner Chains
on
July 4, 2023
The Next Generation of dApps: Native cross-chain applications
Native cross-chain applications are the future of web3 dApps. Just as algae developed into colonies to leverage collective strength, or as animals developed specialized organs for new functionality, going cross-chain is a step change in the evolution of dApps.
on
February 22, 2023
Navigating the Web of Interoperability
What will the endgame of an interconnected web3 look like? We believe that all bridges will evolve into cross-chain messaging or “Arbitrary Message Passing” (AMP) protocols to unlock new use cases
on
February 20, 2023
LongHash Ventures Launches LongHash Web, the world’s first SBT-Based Contribution Network
LongHashX, the accelerator arm of early-stage venture firm LongHash Ventures, launches LongHash Web (LHW), an on-chain contribution network enabling mentorship and advise for early-stage builders of Web3 infrastructure and applications.
on
January 9, 2023
Why We Invested in Elusiv
Privacy in Web3 will require innovative new products and technologies to provide users a way to hide their identity while making it hard for criminals to hide their activity.
on
December 9, 2022
Web3 Gaming Blueprint
Web3 gaming’s potential lies in the long tail of innovation. To unleash that, we need infrastructure to lower barriers. While adoption is early and more pieces are needed, an ecosystem has clearly emerged. Across the lifecycle, from technical to financial, this blueprint shows how you can lean on the building blocks of Web3 gaming infrastructure.
on
October 17, 2022
ReNFT: Building the Web3 Sharing Economy
ReNFT is a multi-chain NFT rental protocol and platform that can be whitelabel integrated into any Web3 project to enable collateral-free in-house renting, lending, and reward sharing (scholarship automation).
on
September 16, 2022
Self-Sovereign Web3 Social: Why We Invested in Comm
There is a fundamental misalignment between web3 values and the communication platforms we use today. The centralised cloud servers underpinning Telegram, Discord, and Twitter open risk avenues not only for centralised companies to monetise our influence, but governments to access our personal data.
on
September 13, 2022
Cosmos Ecosystem: Building an interoperable multi-chain future
The Cosmos ecosystem has piqued the interest of investors, developers and users significantly in the past one year. We try to understand this ecosystem by answering 5 simple questions.
on
August 17, 2022
Web3 is Safu: Why We Invested in Safe
Formerly known as Gnosis Safe, which was the successor to the Gnosis Multisig, everyone’s favorite multisignature wallet has rebranded to Safe. Safe is a configurable smart contract account that aims to solve the issue of private keys being the single point of failure. This article delves into the history, features and future of Safe.
on
August 3, 2022
1000 True Chains — Why We Invested in Saga
The concept of “the blockchain’’ is already outdated today. When someone says they are building in Web3 or on blockchain, you might ask: “which one?” Sure, pockets of tribalism or “chain maximalism” exist, where people claim the supremacy of their favourite blockchain.
on
June 2, 2022
Social Token Economics
With a market cap representing less than 1% of the entire crypto market, we remain in the nascent stages of social tokens. We’re so early that social token thought leaders are yet to agree upon a definition. Put simply, however, they can be seen as representations of fractional ownership of a brand, individual, or community.
on
January 7, 2022
Witness Web3 in the First-Ever Demo Day in the Metaverse
Witness the next generation of Web3 at our LongHashX Demo Day. This year, we will be hosting Demo Day in the Cryptovoxels Metaverse, in collaboration with Protocol Labs.
on
December 15, 2021
A Simple Breakdown of DAOs
If DeFi is about programmable money, then DAOs are about programmable power. While they often intertwine, the design of DAOs has taken a life of its own. In this rapidly evolving landscape, let’s take a look at 3 archetypes, and where they break down.
on
August 10, 2021
Staking of BPT for Economic and Governance Benefits
Conceptual design of Vote-Escrow tokenomics for Balancer Pool Tokens
on
August 7, 2021
How can you decentralize?
We strongly believe in the philosophy of decentralization: the core of Web 3.0 and a key enabler of power for communities to drive decisions on how protocols improve and evolve. As Web 3 projects shift to a decentralized governance model, we look to shed light on how you can do so through our Web 3.0 Governance Blueprint.
on
August 3, 2021
Governance Blueprint
Learn how to transition gradually to a decentralized governance model, from establishing the degree of decentralization to incentivizing community participation
on
August 3, 2021
So what if we’ve entered a bear market — How PoS assets can help bring stable yields to the masses
What do you do in a bear market? If anyone says that they know with 100% certainty how the crypto market will move, they’re likely either lying or overconfident (otherwise please DM me the future too). But even in uncertain market conditions, opportunities still abound.
on
June 30, 2021
Automata: The Solution for Privacy in Web3
While transparency is a core tenet of Web 3.0, a segment of users have been concerned with the completely open records of their on-chain behaviour. Potential privacy leakages and security threats associated with transfers across protocols have become pertinent threats to their usage. With DeFi already at $63.45B in TVL (according to DeFi Pulse), these threats call for urgent action.
on
June 16, 2021
The Aggregation Layer: A Key Catalyst for DeFi Adoption
DeFi today is not yet suited for mainstream adoption, with fragmented offerings, suboptimal UI/UX, and lack of education. How do we break through these barriers?
on
June 1, 2021
Decentralized Asset Management: Shut up and take my money! J/K!
Web 3.0 has given the ability to anyone to be their own bank and Asset Manager, increased transparency and control over investment decisions, and introduced composability among DeFi projects, enabling investors to connect “money Legos” to create previously unimaginable financial products.
on
May 4, 2021
NFT: From Kitties and Socks to Christie’s
It is nigh impossible to overlook the explosion of interest in NFTs in the past year. From artist Beeple’s $69M auction at Christie’s, to NBA’s Top Shot moments grossing over $230M in sales, and the more bizarre like Jack Dorsey’s $2.9M sale for his first Tweet, the list of creators and celebrities issuing these unique, Non-Fungible Tokens grows by the day. Why is there such fervor?
on
April 1, 2021
Crypto is Not Just Money, it’s Power
In bull markets, investors both retail and institutional flood in seeking life-changing wealth. But as the numbers go up and down, and each day grabs us in new twists and flashes of red and green, it bears reminding that the intangible value of crypto can be equally or sometimes even more rewarding than tangible wealth.
on
March 4, 2021
Tokenomics Blueprint
We believe supporting innovation starts with understanding it. As the breadth of invention and adoption of blockchain continues only to accelerate, our team took the opportunity to speak with some of the foremost and leading investors to provide a fresh take on a topic that has intrigued and frustrated the industry in turn: tokenomics.
on
February 26, 2021
No Token, No Entry
You may recall the Cambrian explosion of ICO projects in 2017–2018, where projects largely printed their own money to raise capital, in the form of “utility tokens” which more often than not simply introduced friction in the usage of platforms.
on
February 24, 2021
Idle Finance: Bringing the next wave of users into DeFi
Let’s see. Unprecedented yields, constantly rising TVLs, and more mature, sophisticated products being constantly launched. If you’re plugged into the DeFi ecosystem, this could well be one of the most exciting times of your life.
on
February 19, 2021
Longhash Ventures: 2020 in review
2020 turned out to be a stellar year in the land of crypto/digital assets, with BTC hitting an all time high above USD34K, and DeFi’s Total Value Locked growing from USD1B in January to USD15B in December. According to The Block, Bitcoin’s on-chain transaction volume has also increased by 42% from $672 billion in 2019 to $960 billion in 2020.
on
January 4, 2021
The Next Generation of Automated Market Makers in a Liquid DeFi World
AMMs have played a huge role in driving DeFi and democratizing liquidity provision but they can come with heavy limitations. A new wave of innovation will be needed for mainstream users to better manage their risks and continue participating in this revolution.
on
November 17, 2020
Web3: A Seat at the Investor’s Roundtable
Investors often wonder about the industry’s unquenchable confidence in the potential of blockchain technology. Many bearishly suggested that decentralized ledger technology remains just another tool for enterprises to eventually cut costs or do business more efficiently.
on
January 13, 2020
Preparing for Your First Parachain Auction
In this article, we walk through why it’s a good idea, how you can become one, and go deep into how you can prepare to become a parachain. It may sound daunting, but every step of the way, we at LongHash are here to help!
on
September 18, 2019