We’re still researching whether it’s possible to do that and kind of like trying to research like the edge cases and so forth. Another key value capture prospect for BZRX is the bZx insurance fund, which is grown through trading fees, half of all origination fees, and interest payments. Since BZRX can be redeemed for a proportion of the insurance fund, this dynamic brings value to the tokens by backing them with “current assets as well as future cash flows.” Zooming out, the new BZRX model also paves the way to bZx providing swap liquidity for margin traders, wherein the protocol could serve as an LP for other AMMs. For now, the BAL token supply minted so far is over 35 million, which covers a 5 million BAL ecosystem fund and a 5 million BAL fundraising fund, i.e. tokens for future investment rounds.
A numerical, computer simulation method for solving the large N limit was developed. Another subject in which much effort has been expended at Brown is that of Monte-Carlo techniques for QCD, dealing specifically with questions of fermion masses, chiral symmetry breaking and confinement. A vast amount of work has been accomplished in understanding the deep structure of Grand Unification Theories . We are quite a lot, but we are also…like we do have a strategy, but we are trying to a bit not to share too much because, at the same time, the layer two is not super important for us. It’s more important for trading facilities, order books, something that has a lot of transactions in that sense. Aave’s kind of like a follower in the sense that, you know, where there’s transactions, there’s liquidity issuance, and then there’s a need for secondary liquidity lending/borrowing market. We are talking to every place, and there’s already like an ecosystem project called Aavegotchi, and they put the Aave tokens into the Matic.
In June 2014, the mining pool GHash.IO reached a level of about 55% of Bitcoin’s hashrate over a 24-hour period. Up until this point, a 51% attack was purely hypothetical, especially in Bitcoin’s case, but suddenly, the threat of such an attack had become a reality. Even though a month later the share of GHash.IO in the network’s hashrate had fallen to just over 38%, the risk of one single miner or mining pool taking control once again remained. In this case, GHash.IO committed to keep itself down voluntarily. Furthermore, Bitcoin is constantly being battered by dilution. Rather, I’m speaking to the hundreds of new coins and blockchain projects being introduced on a weekly basis.
Yeah, this is a really, really interesting part of the discussion. So, in a moment, we’re going to discuss a little bit more about this concept of protocol politicians, but first, a quick word from the sponsors, who make this show possible. In exchange for accepting the risk of liquidation and/or dilution, MTA token holders earn a percentage of interest and fees generated on the mStable platform. In May 2020, Compound’s creators outlined a COMP token distribution scheme that entailed setting aside more than 4.2 million of the 10 million total COMP supply into a “Reservoir” contract. Every Ethereum block, 0.5 COMP gets automatically and proportionally distributed among Compound’s borrowers and lenders. These distributions began on June 15th, 2020, and amount to 2,880 COMP per day. Within hours of the distribution beginning, an anonymous liquidity provider opened up a COMP-ETH market on Uniswap, creating a de facto Initial DeFi Offering.
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As part of the rollout, the creators announced a token disbursement program that would allocate 20% of the total BZRX token supply to rewarding bZx users. Of that allocation, 17% will go to a fee-refunding system, which will refund half of users’ bZx trading fees in BZRX per an initial rate of .0002 ETH per token. The other 3% will go to a disbursement fund, which will pay out 0.25% of the BZRX token supply weekly over a period of 3 months. Read more about Dragonchain to Bitcoin here. This bootstrapping fund will be distributed proportionally according to the amount of fees generated weekly by users. In February 2020, the bZx protocol was attacked via flash loan exploits, which resulted in losses just under $1 million. In early July, the bZx team announced a “plan to compensate traders for that downtime and restore liquidity to the [protocol’s] iETH pool.” This plan involved a vested BZRX fund that affected traders could apply for compensation through, as well as an iETH campaign that allowed liquidity providers to trade iETH for BZRX at a considerable discount. Users wanting to exit the iETH pool will be able to purchase discounted BZRX that will be locked in a vesting contract for 4 years.
While developers are improving the software, they can’t force a change in the Bitcoin protocol because all users are free to choose what software and version they use. In order to stay compatible with each other, all users need to use software complying with the same rules. Bitcoin can only work correctly with a complete consensus among all users. Therefore, all users and developers have a strong incentive to protect this consensus. Yeah, this is an interesting thing, I actually…I have been thinking that quite a lot, and well, one of the things is that most of the flash loans are used for actually like good purpose, and not just arbitrage but actually refinancing debt, closing loan positions, let’s say, before liquidators can get in and take the borrowers kind of like part of their collateral, so they can kind of pre-liquidate themselves, and there’s Flash Loans used. What Aave is doing and also kind of like others in the DeFi space is actually taking that kind of like a backend of finance and improving that, so making it, first of all, open, that is accessible to everyone to participate, to build upon, so you get developers from all parts of the world and have this kind of like transparency, that is like what we are in essence trying to solve as Aave and DeFi, in general. So suffice it to say that Aave has seen really fast growth, but I’m just curious why don’t we have you describe…because I tweeted that, you know, I was going to interview you, and a number of people said, have him explain Aave the way he would to a 5-year-old or someone said to his normie friends, so why don’t you take a stab at that. What was that, how did that lead you to Aave, and then I’m very interested to hear you tell the story of how you managed that transition from one project to another.
While showing a significant, 50% improvement in cost in April, it fell back below the December 2018 price. Furthermore, a villain has 1,708% available for rent on NiceHash, which is less than 1,338% reported in April, but a stunning number nonetheless. The team behind the coin announced last January that they’d be leaving PoW consensus algorithm for a hybrid called “Pillars of Creation,” deployed on the testnet at the time, reportedly followed by the mainnet a month later. One more dip to a low support level then we will diverge back up around New years Eve to January 7th.
How we came to market this stuff, we started to look like different communities and seeing like what are the active communities and who actually could use our product and also like our currently underserved, so they might have some collaterals that they could use but they cannot use it anywhere else. The thing is that we started to actually look in those and started to list them as a collateral, and one of the interesting part was there is that we adjusted our risk framework in a way that we get less exposure than other protocols that we don’t allow, let’s say, borrowers to get that much out of the collateral, but still, we’re touching upon a market that no one else is serving, at the moment, and that’s how I think was one of the part of success. I think there’s a lot of factors involved into it, but I think kind of like we definitely created very good technology, in one way, but also, we were able to attract communities that were underserved, so I think that’s the key component. Back then, I think Maker was pretty much focusing on having ETH as a collateral, maybe a couple of other collaterals, very, very conservative, even though they have this kind of like debt cap, so they can actually list new collaterals but with limited exposure, which is really good in my opinion, and then Compound was also very conservative, I mean, in form of basically what kind of assets there could be listed. In June 2020, Curve Finance — a premier decentralized exchange for efficient stablecoin-to-stablecoin trades — unveiled the Curve DAO and the CRV token. The DAO is Aragon-based and will collect Curve trading fees, while the CRV token is a governance token that will support staking (i.e. vote-locking).
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In this open law template you could just choose like different jurisdiction, England, this produces resolution clause, arbitration, how many are arbitrators. Let’s say, like basically, English law and then you could…of course, the parties put their names and everything pretty much like the same way as DocuSign works and then, of course, the addresses, who is who and so forth. The active one is where you take the Aave tokens as a community member and you deposit into the safety module, and that practically means that in the safety module you’re backstopping the protocol in case of any kind of like exploits, it could be a failed liquidation. Of course, if that doesn’t cover, there’s this kind of like a passive way of covering the protocol deficit, which is the recovery issuance, and where new Aave’s are minted and this is something similar that Maker, for example, has, so we tried to kind of like pick whatever we saw in DeFi, these different kind of backstop modules, and implement something that is quite innovative. A significant amount of Compound’s recent rise has come from the Compound team’s launch of the COMP governance token. First unveiled in February 2020, COMP was released as a means to distribute power to the Compound community from Compound’s builders, who maintained from the start that COMP wasn’t a “fundraising device or investment opportunity.” Caked into the token was a delegation function, meaning COMP holders could delegate their tokens to like-minded influential community members to vote on protocol matters for them. A holder must have at least 1% of the COMP supply at any given time in order to offer a Compound governance proposal. A governance token confers token holders’ the right to vote on, and thus manage, the direction of an underlying protocol — a valuable right in the blooming DeFi sector.
There’s elements kind of like, you kind of miss a bit of surprise element in one way, so you have to discuss it quite openly on what you’re building, what you’re going to implement. Otherwise, if it comes out of the pushes and there’s going to be a proposal vote, you have very little time to actually educate everyone what’s going on and campaign on the improvements. But at the same time, it adds stability, it adds stability and it adds certainty. The certainty is very important, so even though like protocols have to innovate, they have to be very secure at the same time, and changes have to be applied in a not light kind of like wide manner. So in one way it slows down, but it brings a lot of value by having more stability in the protocol, and yeah, those things are kind of involved. Very much like…they could be moveable, but we didn’t want to make it moveable yet because we’re still unsure of all of the edge cases and like whether it’s a security concern or not, so we decided that we mint them, maybe there’s some use case that some developer might find in a hackathon, but we just don’t make it moveable yet.