Author: Nathan Lenga

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Decentralisation is a fundamental tenet of blockchains and their trustless nature. In most cases, decentralisation is derived from the base layer of a blockchain - the diversity of its nodes and how they reach consensus. As such, after The Merge, Ethereum arguably became more centralised due to a reliance on staking ETH rather than contributing mining power. This article will examine how The

In alignment with the development of ideas and protocols within the crypto space, the number of crypto & web3 services expands and grows increasingly more innovative. These products are awarded to all users, not only institutions, resulting in increased liquidity in the market, and giving rise to additional services. Such offerings extend to the tokenisation of real-world assets, private voting mechanisms, blockchain-based identities

When Satoshi Nakamoto published his/her/their whitepaper on Bitcoin, they created a new way of thinking about money and value. Despite the ever-growing cryptocurrency environment, Bitcoin’s history is the most colourful and meaningful. It includes game theory, economics, computer science, cryptography, politics, philosophy, monetary history, human rights, privacy, investor psychology and more. Therefore, this article is only a brief history of Bitcoin. There are

With the number of daily active wallets using applications on Ethereum reaching an all-time high of 1.07 million, decentralised finance (DeFi) protocols have become increasingly popular. This growing popularity has resulted in these protocols generating significant fees, upwards of $1 million USD per day, many question where these fees come from and where they go. Moreover, the majority of DeFi projects’ tokens are used

This is a direct follow-up to Regenerative Finance (Part 2): A New Financial Paradigm. In the final part of our Regenerative Finance coverage, Innovation Analyst Nathan Lenga covers how ReFi can potentially boost social incentives with NFTs as "impact certificates," current applications developments and the endgame of this disruptive financial framework. Social Incentives in ReFi Financial incentives, including exit liquidity for early contributors, increasing the value of project

This is a direct follow-up to Regenerative Finance (Part 1): How it Works and Why it Matters In Part 2 of 3 for our Regenerative Finance coverage, Innovation Analyst Nathan Lenga covers how financial incentives can be involved in bringing about a regenerative society and what protocols are currently working to innovate in this space. Stay tuned for Part 3, where Nathan will examine

Regenerative Finance (ReFi) is a model that uses money to incentivise communities to solve systemic issues. Deeply rooted in the theories of regenerative economics, this new financial layout encourages individuals to generate an income by working on and funding public good projects. Although it brings along negative connotations, the financialisation of ‘good deeds’ is an improvement over a system that rewards those who

Currently, blockchain technology is at the onset of its evolution. Although cryptocurrency is primarily used for finance and investing, tokens have the potential to provide a quantifiable benefit to humanity. Innovative ideas are already being implemented as education becomes digitised, public goods receive resources through quadratic funding, and individuals reclaim ownership over their personal data. Nonetheless, the adoption of decentralised technology has just