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Economics Design

By Lisa JY Tan

We talk about the design of economic systems. This could be video game simulated economy or real business world like frequent flyer points system or blockchain based token economy.

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EP:46 Depreciating Licensing Model in NFT Ownership with Anthony Lee Zhang from UChicago Booth

Economics DesignApr 04, 2021

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COO of Reforged Studios Colin Anderson talks about web 3, blockchain and the next step in the gaming industry

COO of Reforged Studios Colin Anderson talks about web 3, blockchain and the next step in the gaming industry

In this episode we sit down with Colin Anderson and have a conversation around the gaming industry, game design, blockchain and a lot more!

Colin is COO of Reforged Studios, a videogame publisher set up to explore the opportunities of Play-To-Earn gaming. He is a 30-year veteran of the videogames industry who has worked on over 100 commercial releases across both the “triple-A” and “indie” scenes, with credits including international hit franchises such as Crackdown, Lemmings, and Grand Theft Auto as well as creatively innovative BAFTA-award winning indie games such as Autonauts, Denki Blocks and Quarrel. During his career he has worked with several of the most successful videogame businesses in the world, such as Rockstar Games and Epic Games, as well as founding and scaling two of his own videogame businesses to over $1M annual turnover.

Whether you're a gaming enthusiast, a blockchain aficionado, or simply curious about the future of gaming, this interview is a must-watch. Gain valuable insights from Colin Anderson as he sheds light on the exciting intersection of Web 3, blockchain, and the next phase of gaming innovation.

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May 23, 202334:37
Understanding Reserve Utility Token Mechanism

Understanding Reserve Utility Token Mechanism

Understanding Reserve Utility Token Mechanism

In this episode of Economics Design Podcast, Kiefer and Gio sit down to talk about Kiefer's newest research, that is Reserve Utility Token. We go down the motivation, mechanism and the functions of the Reserve Utility Token.

If you are a web 3 enthusiast, a game Developer or an Economy Designer, we are sure you'll find this episode insightful and intellectually rewarding.

This episode is from our Twitter Spaces we did for the month of May.

Keep an eye on our twitter to listen and participate in these live twitter spaces, we do one of these every month.

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May 15, 202350:25
Games Transitioning from Web 2 to Web 3 Ft. Michael Arnold | Mighty Bear Games

Games Transitioning from Web 2 to Web 3 Ft. Michael Arnold | Mighty Bear Games

Games Transitioning from Web 2 to Web 3 Ft. Michael Arnold | Mighty Bear Games

In this video we sit down and chat with Michael Arnold who is a Web 3 lead at Mighty Bear Games. We talk about Economic Sustainability, Faucets and Sinks and a lot more.

If you are into Gaming and Web 3, This video is just for you!

So sit back relax and enjoy the show.

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May 07, 202356:28
Maximising your Yield : A guide to staking and DeFi with Stader Labs!

Maximising your Yield : A guide to staking and DeFi with Stader Labs!

Maximising your Yield : A guide to staking and DeFi with Stader Labs


Welcome to our latest podcast episode where we explore the world of staking and decentralized finance (DeFi). If you're looking to maximize your returns on your crypto investments, this guide is for you. In this episode we sit down and talk to Amitej Gajjala and Antonio M from Stader labs and extensively cover Liquid Staking, the Journey for Stader Labs and the direction it is heading in.

Whether you're a seasoned crypto investor or just getting started, this guide is a must-listen for anyone looking to maximize their returns and take advantage of the exciting opportunities in the world of decentralized finance. Tune in now to learn all about staking and DeFi!


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Apr 30, 202345:51
Mechanics, Constraints and AI in Game Economy Design

Mechanics, Constraints and AI in Game Economy Design

Mechanics, Constraints, Innovation and AI in Game Economy Design

In this video, we explore the fascinating world of game economy design, where mechanics, constraints, innovation and AI intersect to create engaging and profitable experiences along with some challenges for players and developers alike. Join us as we dive deep into the principles and best practices of game economy design, covering topics such as virtual currencies, player engagement, data analysis, and more. Whether you're a seasoned game developer, a curious gamer, or simply interested in the future of AI and innovation, this video has something for you. So grab your controllers and get ready for a thrilling ride into the world of game economy design!

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Apr 20, 202345:49
All about Investments in the Web 3 Space! Ft. Edward Tan | Hashed

All about Investments in the Web 3 Space! Ft. Edward Tan | Hashed

All about Investments in the Web 3 Space! Ft. Edward Tan | Hashed

In this exciting episode, we dive into the world of Web 3 and its potential for investors with Edward Tan, from Hashed, a leading crypto venture fund based in South Korea. We'll explore what some of the most promising Web 3 projects and protocols, and how investors can approach this new and rapidly evolving space. We'll discuss the role of decentralization, community governance, and token economics in Web 3 projects, as well as the risks and opportunities involved. Whether you're a seasoned investor or just curious about the future of the internet and finance, you won't want to miss this insightful conversation!

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Apr 12, 202346:23
Everything You need to know about Covalent! Ft. Ganesh Swami CEO Covalent

Everything You need to know about Covalent! Ft. Ganesh Swami CEO Covalent

In this video, we dive deep into the world of Covalent, a cutting-edge blockchain data platform that's transforming the way we access and analyze blockchain data. Joining us is Ganesh Swami, the CEO of Covalent, who provides us with an in-depth overview of the platform, its key features, and its potential use cases.


Through this interview, we explore how Covalent simplifies blockchain data for developers, investors, and enterprises, making it easier to build and deploy decentralized applications. Ganesh also highlights some of the challenges that the Covalent team has faced and how they have overcome them to create a powerful blockchain data platform.


Whether you're a blockchain enthusiast, developer, or investor, this video will provide you with valuable insights into the world of Covalent and its potential to revolutionize the blockchain space. So, grab a cup of coffee and join us for this exciting conversation with Ganesh Swami, the CEO of Covalent.

Mar 30, 202341:26
Can Chat GPT Replace Token Economists? The Limitations of AI

Can Chat GPT Replace Token Economists? The Limitations of AI

As the field of cryptocurrency and token economics continues to grow, the role of token economists has become increasingly important. But with the advent of advanced AI models like CHAT GPT, some are wondering if these machines can replace human economists. In this video, we explore the limitations of AI and why it may not be able to fully replace the expertise of token economists.


We also discuss the importance of human interpretation and the need for human judgment in making decisions.


Overall, this video provides an in-depth analysis of the potential role of AI in the field of token economics and why it may not be able to fully replace the expertise of human economists.

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Mar 22, 202338:53
Redefining Investment: A VC's View on the Metaverse, Web3, and DeFi | Ft. Alex Wettermann

Redefining Investment: A VC's View on the Metaverse, Web3, and DeFi | Ft. Alex Wettermann

In this video, we sit down with Alex Wettermann, from Shima Capital. He has extensive experience in the world of tech investment. We interviewed him to get his view on the exciting new investment opportunities emerging in the metaverse, Web3, and DeFi. Join us as we delve into the cutting-edge technologies and trends shaping the future of investment and explore the potential risks and rewards of this rapidly evolving landscape. If you're an investor or simply curious about the latest developments in the world of finance and technology, this video is not to be missed!


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#economicsdesign #tokeneconomics #tokenomics #DeFi

Mar 16, 202343:16
The Limitations of Web 3.0: An Honest Conversation with Lars Doucet

The Limitations of Web 3.0: An Honest Conversation with Lars Doucet

The Limitations of Web 3.0: An Honest Conversation

In this episode, we dive deep into the potential limitations of the much-talked-about Web 3.0. Author of the book Land Is a Big Deal: Why Rent Is Too High, Wages Too Low, and What We Can Do about It, Lars A. Doucet and Ari Kimelman share their insights and opinions on the practical challenges of this new era of the internet, such as issues of scalability, interoperability, and governance.


Join us for this honest and thought-provoking conversation, where we explore the potential of Web 3.0 and the critical questions that need to be addressed to make it a reality. Whether you're a blockchain enthusiast, a web developer, or just someone curious about the future of the internet, you won't want to miss this episode.


Subscribe to our channel to stay updated on future episodes and leave a comment below with your thoughts on the limitations of Web 3.0.

Link to the article Lars Talks about : https://www.raphkoster.com/2021/09/23/how-virtual-worlds-work-part-one/

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#economicsdesign #tokeneconomics #tokenomics #DeFi

Feb 26, 202357:38
Cryptoconomics: Why Crypto is the Future! Ft. Krzysztof [Kris] Paruch from Token Engineering Labs

Cryptoconomics: Why Crypto is the Future! Ft. Krzysztof [Kris] Paruch from Token Engineering Labs

Welcome to "Cryptoconomics: Why Crypto is the Future", where we explore the exciting world of cryptocurrency and blockchain technology. In this episode, we sit down with Kris from Token Engineering Labs to discuss Crypto Economics as an academic study and why the future is Crypto.


Join us as we delve into the fundamentals of Crypto Economics, exploring how it works and why it is a promising solution for many of the world's current financial and social issues. Kris will share his insights and expertise, offering a unique perspective on the impact of Crypto Economics on the future of the global economy.


Whether you are a Crypto enthusiast, a curious observer or simply interested in the economics of the future, this podcast is for you. Tune in to gain a better understanding of why Crypto is the future and what it means for the world. Don't miss out on this exciting conversation - hit the play button and let's explore Cryptoconomics together!

Feb 19, 202323:08
Economics and Web 3 Gaming | Economics Design Podcast

Economics and Web 3 Gaming | Economics Design Podcast

Economics and Web 3 Gaming | Economics Design Podcast

Join us for a thought-provoking discussion on the intersection of Economics and Web 3 Gaming. Our panel of experts will delve into the impact of decentralized finance on the gaming industry and explore the potential for blockchain-based games to shape the future of economics. From in-game token economics to player-driven marketplaces, this discussion will give you a comprehensive understanding of the relationship between economics and the emerging world of Web 3 Gaming.


What game developers can learn from government policies? : https://economicsdesign.com/tools-at-the-developers-disposal-what-game-devs-can-learn-from-government-policies/

Role of government in gaming economics : https://economicsdesign.com/the-role-of-governments-in-gaming-economies/


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#economicsdesign #tokeneconomics #tokenomics #DeFi

Feb 05, 202328:31
How does Angle Protocol Work? In Conversation with Pablo Veryat - Co Founder of Angle Protocol

How does Angle Protocol Work? In Conversation with Pablo Veryat - Co Founder of Angle Protocol

How does Angle Protocol Work? In Conversation with Pablo Veryat - Co Founder of Angle Protocol

In this video, we sit down with Pablo Veryat, Co-Founder of Angle Protocol, to discuss how the platform works. 

Angle protocol is a decentralized, capital efficient and over-collateralized stablecoin protocol.

We also dive deep into how it is different than other protocols, the Future of DeFi and a lot of other insightful stuff!


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#economicsdesign #tokeneconomics #tokenomics #DeFi

Jan 26, 202326:16
The Ins and Outs of the FTX Debacle

The Ins and Outs of the FTX Debacle

The FTX Debacle.

In this episode of our podcast, we delve into the recent controversy surrounding the cryptocurrency exchange FTX. From the accusations of insider trading and market manipulation, to the platform's response and the impact on users, we cover all the ins and outs of the FTX debacle. Join us as we break down the complex issues and explore the implications for the future of the crypto industry.

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Jan 20, 202324:31
A Deep Dive Into The Economics Of The Blockchain Game Shrapnel | ft. Calvin Zhou & Francis Brankin

A Deep Dive Into The Economics Of The Blockchain Game Shrapnel | ft. Calvin Zhou & Francis Brankin

A Deep Dive Into The Economics Of The Blockchain Game Shrapnel | ft. Calvin Zhou & Francis Brankin

In this episode of our podcast, we sit down with blockchain experts Calvin Zhou and Francis Brankin to discuss the economics behind the popular blockchain game Shrapnel. They'll share their insights on how the game's unique token mechanics and explore the potential opportunities and challenges that this new model presents for the gaming industry as a whole. Whether you're a blockchain enthusiast or just a fan of the game, this is an episode you won't want to miss!

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Jan 12, 202342:58
EP 80 : Exploring the Economics of Blockchain Gaming with Christopher Kaczmarczyk-Smith from Star Atlas!

EP 80 : Exploring the Economics of Blockchain Gaming with Christopher Kaczmarczyk-Smith from Star Atlas!

"In this episode of our podcast, we sit down with Christopher Kaczmarczyk-Smith, game economist at the blockchain game Star Atlas, to explore the exciting world of cryptocurrency and gaming. Christopher shares his insights on how blockchain technology is revolutionizing the gaming industry and gives us a behind-the-scenes look at the economics of Star Atlas. Don't miss this fascinating conversation with a true expert in the field!"

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Jan 02, 202341:03
EP 79 : The Economics of Blockchain Game Skyweaver! Ft. Salvatore Grosso

EP 79 : The Economics of Blockchain Game Skyweaver! Ft. Salvatore Grosso

EP 79 : The Economics of Blockchain Game Skyweaver! Ft. Salvatore Grosso

This week, we're talking about the economics of the blockchain game Skyweaver with Salvatore Grosso.


Salvatore is a meta-game designer, and in this event, he talked about how skyweaver functions, the NFT aspect of the blockchain space and much more


He also talks about his experience working on Skyweaver, a new blockchain-based TCG or trading card game. If you are interested in the blockchain space or game design, this is one of the most insightful conversations you can listen to!

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Dec 15, 202245:35
EP 78 : NFTs and Revenue Generation | NFT Royalties and Smart Contracts Explained

EP 78 : NFTs and Revenue Generation | NFT Royalties and Smart Contracts Explained

EP 78 : NFTs and Revenue Generation | NFT Royalties

If you are into NFTs and look at it as a source of generating revenue, this podcast is for you!

In this podcast the team at Economics Design discusses the new hot topic in the crypto space, NFT Royalties. The team dives deep into the concept of royalties, NFT revenue generation, and the context in which the model of NFT royalties makes the most sense. The team also talks about Open sea launching the first royalty reinforcement tool.

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Dec 09, 202236:29
EP 77 : A conversation with Howie Zhang - Game Economy Designer

EP 77 : A conversation with Howie Zhang - Game Economy Designer

EP 77 : A conversation with Howie Zhang - Game Economy Designer

Guild of Guardians is an upcoming blockchain game that has everyone excited. Ari dives deep into the economics of the game uncovering various topics like the selection of token model, the vision for interoperability and a lot more. 

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Nov 25, 202233:14
EP 76 : How do Morpho and Aave work together? | In conversation with Paul Frambot CEO Morpho Labs ​

EP 76 : How do Morpho and Aave work together? | In conversation with Paul Frambot CEO Morpho Labs ​

In conversation with Paul Frambot CEO  @Morpho Labs  

Paul Frambot CEO of Morpho Labs talks about how Morpho and Aave work together. He also gives some insights on the companies' plans, what inspired him and much more.

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Nov 11, 202236:11
EP 75 : Research with us on Sandwich Attacks & Arbitrage Bots

EP 75 : Research with us on Sandwich Attacks & Arbitrage Bots

Wondering what all the fuss on sandwich attacks is about? Find out everything you need to know - what it is, how it works, and how it impacts the DeFi space in this video. Our researchers Ari, Atharva and Alex deep dived into how they completed the research and what their process looked like.


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Nov 04, 202231:32
EP 74 | Archerswap : A Study

EP 74 | Archerswap : A Study

EP 74 | Archerswap : A Study

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Nov 04, 202209:26
EP 73 | Flowcarbon Case Study : Climate Solutions powered by Blockchain

EP 73 | Flowcarbon Case Study : Climate Solutions powered by Blockchain

EP 73 | Flowcarbon Case Study : Climate Solutions powered by Blockchain

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Jul 20, 202208:38
EP 72 : In Conversation with Jake Richards | dHEDGE

EP 72 : In Conversation with Jake Richards | dHEDGE

EP 72 : In Conversation with Jake Richards | dHEDGE

In this episode Lisa and Jake talk about the idea behind dHedge, how dHedge functions and what problems dHedge is trying to solve. 


Timestamps for Convenience :

0:00 - Intro

03:25 - What problems are dHedge trying to solve?

05:00 - How does dHedge explain risks?

06:59 - How does dHedge define the market?

12:54 - What are the most commonly used strategies by managers?

14:54 - Risks of having everything on chain

18:44 - Risk of Strategies being public

20:49 - Manual Strategies at dHedge

22:57 - dHedge's Uniswap Integration

29:04 - The DHT Token

46:27 - Conclusion


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Apr 22, 202248:02
EP 71 : New Metric for Stablecoin - Price Deviation Metric

EP 71 : New Metric for Stablecoin - Price Deviation Metric

In this episode Lisa and Yunzhu talk about a new metric for Stablecoin.

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Mar 22, 202217:40
Ep 70 : Economics of Play to Earn Gaming Economy

Ep 70 : Economics of Play to Earn Gaming Economy

Lisa summarizes and explains the latest p2e report.

You can read the full report here : https://econteric.com/p2e/

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Mar 03, 202225:32
Ep 69 : Layer 2 Scaling Solutions on Polygon

Ep 69 : Layer 2 Scaling Solutions on Polygon

What separates Polygon from the rest?

What is Polygon doing differently? Where is Polygon headed towards? Lisa and Aishwary discuss!  

Timestamps : Intro - 0:00
What is Polygon? - 1:51
Is Polygon only addressing scalability? - 3:54
How does Polygon compare to other layer 1s and layer 2s? - 6:00
What is a plasma layer? - 10:20Projects that are built on Polygon - 13:28
Brief comparison between different chains - 15:09
Plasma chain vs sidechain - 20:35
How decentralized is Polygon? - 28:48
What is ZK rollup ? - 34:57
Polygon's existing solutions  vs ZK rollup - 39:50
How does ZK rollup bring more value to Polygon's users? - 41:40
What happened with the sunflower game and how did it affect the Polygon network? - 46:59
What can we expect from Polygon in 2022? - 51:39
Outro : 56:43

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Mar 02, 202257:45
Ep 68: How To Create a Purpose Driven Economy

Ep 68: How To Create a Purpose Driven Economy

How can we create a purpose driven Economy?
What tools will we be needing? What will these tools look like?
Lisa and Griff discuss!

Timestamps :
Intro : 0:00
Overview - 0:44
How does bottom up participatory economies play out in emerging economies with low literacy rate? - 10:32
Dashboard Introduction - 12:58
What is CV? - 16:05
The commons Stack Hatch - 22:59
Quick Summary : 32:58
How can one participate in TEC? - 42:19

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Mar 01, 202250:09
Ep 67: Adverse Selection In Crypto | Valkyrie Protocol

Ep 67: Adverse Selection In Crypto | Valkyrie Protocol

Valkyrie Protocol is an activation protocol. Lisa tells you more!


00:00 Introduction & Highlights

00:56 Benefits Of Valkyrie Protocol

01:43 3 Highlights Of Valkyrie Protocol

02:46 Mechanism

03:33 Uses Of VKR

05:24 Functions Of Valkyrie Protocol

05:56 Are Incentives Aligned In The Protocol?

10:23 Opinions

12:00 More Resources & How to Support Us!


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Nov 28, 202113:00
Ep 66: DeFi 2.0 Meets Tokenomics 2.0 | Economics Of Value Creation

Ep 66: DeFi 2.0 Meets Tokenomics 2.0 | Economics Of Value Creation

How do we effectively create value in DeFi? How does Vesper move towards long-term value creation?


00:00 Introduction & Highlights

01:10 Purpose Of A Market

01:15 Context Of Value

02:45 Value Cycle

03:52 Balancing The Value Cycle

06:04 Case Study: Vesper Finance

06:59 Vesper Model

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Nov 17, 202113:55
Ep 65 :Tokenisation Of Big Data - Ocean Protocol

Ep 65 :Tokenisation Of Big Data - Ocean Protocol

How do we protect our data? Can our data be traded? Can web3 be self-sovereign? Ocean Protocol might hold the answers!


00:00 Introduction & Highlights

03:17 Architecture Of Ocean Protocol

05:12 The Ocean Token

06:29 The Ocean Marketplace

08:07 Ocean Token Value

10:39 Data Tokens

12:11 Marketplace Architecture

13:39 Data Publisher Valuation & Data Token

14:42 Staking

16:55 Ocean DAO

19:39 Token Sustainability

21:10 Questions

31:39 More Resources & How to Support Us!


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Nov 07, 202132:39
Ep 64: Economics Of Trader Joe - DEX On Avalanche

Ep 64: Economics Of Trader Joe - DEX On Avalanche

From a brand new AMM project with no initial funding, Trader Joe has gradually established himself as one of Avalanche's top AMMs. This video about Trader Joe and $JOE will give you all the information about:


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00:32 What is TraderJoe?

01:31 Trader Joe's Highlights

04:45 Products of $JOE

07:23 Token Design and Considerations

11:26 Opinions

17:06 More Resources & How to Support Us!


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Oct 31, 202118:06
Ep 63: Crypto Renaissance - How We’re Building The Future Of Finance

Ep 63: Crypto Renaissance - How We’re Building The Future Of Finance

From the past to the future, how can we build the future of finance using lessons learnt from before? Josh and Lisa discusses!


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00:00 Introduction

02:45 What History Has Taught Us

14:54 How Tokens Can Coordinate Market Creation

20:52 Dealing With Governance & Those Lagging Behind

34:27 Q&A

49:54 Final Thoughts

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Oct 21, 202152:44
EP 62: Universal Bitcoin Income - Bitcoin As Stored Energy

EP 62: Universal Bitcoin Income - Bitcoin As Stored Energy

Is Bitcoin a form of stored energy? Dave and Lisa discusses how universal basic income may be addressed using Bitcoin!


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01:01 Interest In Bitcoin

02:54 Economy Is Energy

05:43 Traditional Energy Sources

07:58 Renewable Energy & Bitcoin

10:38 Bitcoin Mining & The Grid

18:37 Stored Energy & Distribution

22:28 Using Bitcoin As Energy Distribution

25.56 Energy As Universal Basic Income

28:30 Cypto vs Fiat Currency

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Oct 04, 202138:41
EP 61: Antimatter, Does It Matter? | DeFi Simplicity

EP 61: Antimatter, Does It Matter? | DeFi Simplicity

We take a look at how the Antimatter protocol can potentially simplify DeFi!


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00:00 Introduction

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Sep 27, 202148:04
Ep 60: We Found A Problem That Crypto Truly Solves | Public Goods & #DAO

Ep 60: We Found A Problem That Crypto Truly Solves | Public Goods & #DAO

We found a problem that crypto truly solves - public goods and #DAO!


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Sep 20, 202101:09:43
EP 58 UPDATE: UST Is Not What It Is! This is not clickbait. I made a mistake. Updates here.

EP 58 UPDATE: UST Is Not What It Is! This is not clickbait. I made a mistake. Updates here.

In the previous EP 58: Analysis of UST (TerraUSD) | Algo Stablecoin on Terra,, we mentioned that UST is 1% within the range but mostly outside of the $1±5% range. Turns out, we are wrong! This video is meant to correct the mistake.

EP 58: https://youtu.be/w_AdzPFM58g

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Sep 16, 202105:10
EP 59: Another Stablecoin? | All-Weather Stablecoin Gyroscope

EP 59: Another Stablecoin? | All-Weather Stablecoin Gyroscope

Another stablecoin? All weather stablecoin with Gyroscope. Always stable.


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00:00 Intro & Overview

03:58 Gyroscope Collaterals

09:16 Minting Gyro Dollar

10:42 Mechanisms To Maintain $1 Peg

11:58 Earning Yields

12:53 PAMM vs Underlying Assets

13:25 Gyroscope vs USDC

14:24 SAMM

16:06 Lines of Defence

14:55 Gyroscope vs FEI

21:45 PAMM vs SAMM

22:43 Designing Governance

26:23 Accruing Cashflow

27:16 Third Party Liquidity Providers

28:49 Is Gyro Dollar a Security?

29:18 Opinions

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Aug 24, 202130:28
EP 58: Analysis of UST (TerraUSD) | Algo Stablecoin on Terra

EP 58: Analysis of UST (TerraUSD) | Algo Stablecoin on Terra

Many of you have been asking for an episode on UST, the algo stablecoin on the Terra network. So today, we take a dive into how UST works, how it is created, analyse its stability, and more.

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Timestamps:

0:00 – Intro & Overview

0:51 – UST vs LUNA

1:14 – Classifying Terra

1:50 – $LUNA

3:05 – UST Creation

4:34 – 3 factors affecting Stability of UST

8:37 – Analysing UST Stats

10:25 – Analysing the Terra Ecosystem

12:06 – 4 Opinions

17:10 – More resources & how to support us!

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Aug 01, 202117:41
Flashbots and MEV are a huge problem for DEXs. Here's why you should care. | DeFi Markets

Flashbots and MEV are a huge problem for DEXs. Here's why you should care. | DeFi Markets

Flashbots & Miner-Extractable Value are problems faced by decentralised exchanges (DEXs). In this episode, we explain what flashbots and MEV are all about and what solutions there are. We also explain in-depth the risks of ETH like front running, and several design flaws in DEXs.

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Timestamps:

0:00 – Introduction to MEV & Flashbots

0:24 – Layer 1 infrastructure comparison: BTC vs ETH

1:36 – 51% Attack vs Front Running vs Forking

3:49 – Flashbots explained

7:06 – MEV (Miner Extractable Value)

8:12 – Other arbitrage opportunities

8:57 – Solutions to MEV

10:30 – 5 design flaws in DEXs

12:57 – Front Running & information Assymetry

14:55 – Impact of Economic Rent on DEXs

16:18 – Why Flashbots & MEV are a big problem

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Jul 15, 202117:37
EP 57 LQTY Stable Coin | Solving Maker's DAI Problem and No Governance

EP 57 LQTY Stable Coin | Solving Maker's DAI Problem and No Governance

Liquity presents a unique approach to decentralisation, without a governance token and several other notable features. In this episode, we dive deep into Liquity's mechanisms, economics, and what it means for the DeFi space.

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Timestamps:

0:00 – Introduction to Liquity

0:53 – Stablecoin Classification of Liquity

3:31 – How LUSD is created

4:21 – Uses of LUSD token

7:49 – LQTY token

8:52 – How does Liquity maintain stability

11:06 – Liquidation Mechanism in-depth

13:56 – Redemption Mechanism in-depth

17:24 – Zero governance

18:28 – Importance of decentralisation

20:05 – Opinions

23:03 – More resources & how to support us!

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Jul 08, 202123:37
Before you start an algo stable coin, listen to this | DeFi Markets

Before you start an algo stable coin, listen to this | DeFi Markets

We have several recommendations to make, after all the research we have done recently on algo stable coins. To be specific, we have 3 recommendations regarding the secondary token, how to avoid economic exploitation, and the responsiveness to price action of the tokens.

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Jul 04, 202106:05
Economic Analysis, Discussion & Observation on Algo Stable Coins | DeFi Markets

Economic Analysis, Discussion & Observation on Algo Stable Coins | DeFi Markets

In our recent research on algo stablecoins, we found some imperfections in some of their mechanisms – namely economic misalignment and failure of coupons. In this episode, we analyze and discuss the impact of such failures.

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Jul 03, 202105:33
EP 56: Iron Finance vs FRAX | 3 Reasons why IRON failed in its economics design

EP 56: Iron Finance vs FRAX | 3 Reasons why IRON failed in its economics design

How did IRON Finance crash 100% within a day? What went wrong with its mechanisms and economic design, and how is it different from FRAX, which we recently reported to be the best among 8 different stable coins? We dive into the tragedy of IRON in this episode.

Timestamps:

0:00 – Intro & Contents

0:32 – Iron Finance explained

1:13 – IRON vs FRAX

2:43 – Causes of failure: Uncontrolled Supply

4:07 – Causes of failure: TITAN & IRON relationship

4:44 – Causes of failure: TITAN Mechanism Design

7:31 – Three Opinions

9:31 – More resources & how to support us!

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Jul 01, 202110:21
EP 55: OHM OlympusDAO (3,3) | New Reserve Currency To Replace Bitcoin?

EP 55: OHM OlympusDAO (3,3) | New Reserve Currency To Replace Bitcoin?

An algorithmic stablecoin that is not pegged to $1: How does OHM do it?

What exactly are the inner workings in the OHM ecosystem and how can you take part in it? We explain in this episode!


Timestamps:

0:00 – Introduction to OHM

0:58 – Classifying $OHM stablecoin

1:30 – OHM's Reserve & Algo mechanism

2:06 – No Peg Stablecoin explained

2:59 – Partial Reserve with DAI

3:30 – Zeus: What is $OHM?

4:05 – Stablecoin Creation

4:43 – Stability Mechanism

5:48 – Zeus: OHM Mechanisms

10:09 – Bonding vs Staking

12:19 – What is (3, 3) ?

14:10 – Utility of $OHM Token

15:02 – $OHM vs $BTC

16:39 – Explaining the Premium in OHM and BTC prices

18:25 – Opinion

21:29 – More resources & how to support us!

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Jun 29, 202122:01
How to "DYOR" for crypto stable coins | 3 Steps Economics Analysis | DeFi Markets

How to "DYOR" for crypto stable coins | 3 Steps Economics Analysis | DeFi Markets

If you're Doing Your Own Research (DYOR) on stable crypto coins, this episode explains how to use quantitative and qualitative metrics to analyze them, the 3 types of risks to look at, and how Lisa & our research team applied these concepts to compare 8 different stablecoins in our research report of Apr/May 2021.

The report can be downloaded for free over at econteric.com :)

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Jun 28, 202110:35
EP 54: How to analyse token economics of Stable Coin | $FRAX Economics Analysis and Design

EP 54: How to analyse token economics of Stable Coin | $FRAX Economics Analysis and Design

In this week's episode, we talk about FRAX, a fractionalised algorithmic stablecoin. Using the token economics framework that we have explained in other videos, we will analyse the token economics of the $FRAX stablecoin, perform stability analysis on it, and give some opinions about FRAX.


Timestamps:

0:00 – Introduction & Contents

0:36 – What is Frax?

2:38 – Dual-Token Mechanism explained

3:34 – Reserve Mechanism explained

4:36 – How to create $FRAX stablecoin

7:11 – How to Maintain Stability

11:10 – Stability Analysis of FRAX

16:32 – Opinion: Elasticity in Collateral

17:15 – Opinion: backing by USDC


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Jun 13, 202118:32
EP 53: The Mechanism Design of Maker (DAI and MKR) | The OG #StableCoin

EP 53: The Mechanism Design of Maker (DAI and MKR) | The OG #StableCoin

In line with our recent focus on stablecoins, today we're going to explore the OG onchain stablecoin: MakerDAO. We will dive deeper into the economics of Maker, and understand how the $DAI ecosystem works.

MakerDAO is a novel and innovative protocol that allows for on-chain collateralised borrowing, while also creating a reasonably effective stablecoin. This gives the crypto community an alternative to fiat-backed stablecoins like $USDT. Furthermore, $MKR holders continue to make continual improvements to the protocol, that make MakerDAO better.

MakerDAO is an alternative source of leverage. Because it is an alternative way to gain access to leverage for those who do not wish to custody assets with a centralised exchange. Borrowing from Maker could also be cheaper when stability fees are low.

Any losses incurred by $DAI holders are backstopped implicitly by $MKR holders, who will be diluted in case the system as a whole becomes under-collateralised. This is a major advantage that Maker has versus other lending platforms on the market, where any losses are borne by the lender.


0:00 – Intro & Contents

0:34 – Analysing Maker

2:01 – Maker's Dual-Token Mechanism

3:42 – Maker's Reserve Mechanism

4:35 – Creating $DAI: How it works

6:47 – Maintaining Stability

11:40 – How Maker deals with market crashes

13:07 – Opinion: Maker vs Lending/Borrowing

14:38 – Opinion: Transparency

15:45 – Opinion: Multi-collateral & Past performance


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Jun 09, 202120:34
EP 52: Throw those 2017 notes away. This is how to understand Stable Coins in 2021.
May 29, 202115:49
EP 51: Understanding $ALCX (Alchemix) | A Unique Stable Coin with Limitations?
May 14, 202132:31
EP 50: $FEI, What Went Wrong? An Economics Explanation
May 08, 202130:12
EP 49: 7 Changes in Uniswap V3 and LP Impacts | Decentralised Market Maker + CLOB
May 07, 202127:18
EP 48: Building the Infrastructure of Web3.0. Explaining Handshake and $HNS Economics

EP 48: Building the Infrastructure of Web3.0. Explaining Handshake and $HNS Economics

Handshake (HNS) is a decentralised, permissionless naming protocol in which peers authenticate and are responsible for managing the root DNS naming zone to create an alternative to Existing naming systems and certification bodies.  

Handshake is a domain name system which is support Web3. Web3 is about rearranging existing Internet products and services so that they benefit people rather than entities.   

The data will still be used to drive decision-making but will not be used against consumers. Data rights will be protected instead of being trampled for profit. Incentive and marketable mechanisms will help ensure that information is reliable and verifiable.  

If Web3 is successful, it will positively affect projects solving related issues, including  Handshake.  

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May 07, 202130:05
EP 47: Experimenting Licensing as an NFT: EDBK Case Study

EP 47: Experimenting Licensing as an NFT: EDBK Case Study

$EDBK, that means Economics Design Book. A very innovative name, I know.  

The general idea is to:  

Limit publishing rights of physical books to specific geographical regions  

Price publishing rights in accordance to the perceived risks  

Use the token to account for distribution of additional income  

The main fear by publishing houses is to know the market demand for the book. Thus, $EDBK signals the demand to decrease information asymmetry. Since $EDBK is an NFT that represents the right to resell and publish the book, the only difference is in the details. For example, how long they have the rights for, the geographical area and quantity of books.  

The price of the $EDBK is determined by a bonding curve. The earlier a publisher purchases the token, the cheaper it is. That means, they take on the risk to be the first mover and in return, pay a cheaper fee as a publishing house. As market demand for the book increases, this encourages other publishers to get the rights. Now, the publishers are certain about the market demand of the book and there is less risk to publish this book. Thus, they pay a higher fee to buy the rights to publish the same book.  

The publisher pays royalties to the author, me, and keeps the mark up. Part of the royalties will be added to the pool and distributed to the $EDBK holders proportionally, including any other sales by the self-publisher (me). These rules and agreements will all be embedded into the bonding curve, via a smart contract.  

Call out box: So, if you are a book distributor keen on participating in this experiment, please reach out to book@economicsdesign.com! Or if you are keen on distributing the books, let me know too  

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Apr 30, 202112:39
Women in DeFi 2: Rug Pull Stories

Women in DeFi 2: Rug Pull Stories

In this episode we talk about rug pull with Emma Jane and Anna Vladi. Emma comes from an options trading background and now working on digital NFT, fashion, gaming and esports and Anna is building a new autonomous hedge fund in DeFi that is interoperable between chains and aggregates yield.   

Rug pull is a big a risk in crypto. The general category of risk is Tech risk, Economic Risk and Price volatility risk and Rug pull exists in all these risks.   

Rug pull also exists within NFTs especially when it's built on top of web2 systems with web3 architecture or rug pull by artists on Opensea and metadata on centralised servers.  

How to prevent rug pull from team's perspective:  

1. Use Multi sig wallet initially 

2. Audit 

3. Release dev in stages 

4. Reuse existing contracts that's trialed and tested instead of building from scratch  

How to prevent rug pull from investor's perspective:  

1. Risk management. Think about tail risk. Think about black swan event. the asymmetric convexity of risks.  

2. Careful where you put your money. anon vs non-anon teams 

3. Get legal opinions of projects

Apr 23, 202150:21
Women in DeFi Fireside Chat. How to Bring Women into DeFi

Women in DeFi Fireside Chat. How to Bring Women into DeFi

In this episode, we chat with Zia Word (Co-Founder of Matter Block) and Anna Vladi (Co-Founder at Metl) and talk about Women in DeFi.

Apr 22, 202157:44
EP:46 Depreciating Licensing Model in NFT Ownership with Anthony Lee Zhang from UChicago Booth

EP:46 Depreciating Licensing Model in NFT Ownership with Anthony Lee Zhang from UChicago Booth

NFT is not just about digital art and tokenising assets. There are so many more things we can do with NFTs, like embedding property rights, more efficient mechanism design of property rights allocation and balancing between the various types of tradeoffs.

Today, we have with us Anthony Lee Zhang, assistant professor of Finance at UChicago Booth. He co-authored a paper with Glen Weyl on depreciating licenses (DL). Licenses are basically property rights, and NFT is about tokenising these property rights. (A chapter in the book)

In Depreciating Licenses, Anthony and Glen came up with a simple game theory model of asset ownership. Basically you own a fixed percentage of the property and the remaining percentage is auctioned off or being sold each time period. In this way, it mixes both a full ownership model and full rental model.

This is absolutely fascinating because in property rights allocation, we typically experience the trade off between investment incentive (owning the asset 100%) VS asset allocation (allocating to the best person who values the item the highest right now). With depreciating licenses model, this mixes both and balances the trade off.

Join our NFT discussion channel on discord to ask questions and to learn more: https://discord.gg/6zKyFEyJ

Also check out the Art is Always On Sale model with Simon de la Rouviere: [https://youtu.be/5WitN5bwfr8](https://youtu.be/5WitN5bwfr8)

DL paper by Anthony Lee Zhang and E Glen Weyl: [anthonyleezhang.github.io/pdfs/dl.pdf](http://anthonyleezhang.github.io/pdfs/dl.pdf)

Reach out to Anthony on Twitter: [https://twitter.com/AnthonyLeeZhang](https://twitter.com/AnthonyLeeZhang)

Apr 04, 202127:00
EP45, The Economics of Betting on NFT | Polygon (MATIC) NFT Infrastructure
Apr 03, 202121:18
EP44: Economics of NFT Flipping with Kiefer Zang

EP44: Economics of NFT Flipping with Kiefer Zang

This month is on #NFT. The hottest thing in NFT is how one can flip the NFT for insane profits. So today, we have Kiefer Zang, founder of NFT Flipping. Instead of talking about NFT flipping, we will focus on the economics of NFT flipping, the supply, demand and economics of why this is making sense.

Enjoy!   

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Kiefer Zang from  www.nftflipping.com

Mar 17, 202125:50
EP 43: What is #NFT crypto? I The economics of NFT I NFT art and DeFi explained
Mar 09, 202123:17
EP 42: Interview with #OPYN | oToken DeFi Options Model and Developments

EP 42: Interview with #OPYN | oToken DeFi Options Model and Developments

Opyn is an open decentralised insurance platform built on Ethereum that allows users to protect themselves from certain risks they face in DeFi. Opyn is built with the Convexity Protocol, a protocol that allows DeFi users to create call and put options. Anyone can buy options ($oTokens) to protect themselves against DeFi risk. Users can also deposit collateral into a vault to mint and sell $oTokens, receiving a premium from protecting others.  

Opyn's value is in creating an environment with many opportunities for value creation. One does not need to own the underlying asset and can simply trade the options contract in the secondary market.   

$oToken is tradable in Opyn platform, Uniswap (V1) and 0x (V2). One of its specialities is the ability to combine option contract on one wallet address which will appeal to users.

Feb 28, 202129:04
EP 42: Economics of #OPYN Explained. And How OPYN Works | oToken DeFi Options Model

EP 42: Economics of #OPYN Explained. And How OPYN Works | oToken DeFi Options Model

Opyn is an open decentralised insurance platform built on Ethereum that allows users to protect themselves from certain risks they face in DeFi. Opyn is built with the Convexity Protocol, a protocol that allows DeFi users to create call and put options. Anyone can buy options ($oTokens) to protect themselves against DeFi risk. Users can also deposit collateral into a vault to mint and sell $oTokens, receiving a premium from protecting others.  

Opyn's value is in creating an environment with many opportunities for value creation. One does not need to own the underlying asset and can simply trade the options contract in the secondary market.   

$oToken is tradable in Opyn platform, Uniswap (V1) and 0x (V2). One of its specialities is the ability to combine option contract on one wallet address which will appeal to users.

Feb 27, 202120:27
EP41: How to use option strategies in DeFi to reduce risk | 3 DeFi Options Strategies

EP41: How to use option strategies in DeFi to reduce risk | 3 DeFi Options Strategies

Responding to the twitter poll, you guys want more finance and #DeFi explanations. So instead of assuming you know how to use #option strategies to help with risk management, let's do it in this video.   

No overwhelm. Just simple basic strategies for now.   We cover 3 strategies today:  

1. Covered call — think of it as being LP on HEGIC's platform  

2. Married put — think of it as insurance for price falling  

3. Bull spread call — think of it as LP on #HEGIC and insurance for price falling   

Why am I covering this? Because next week's #OPYN's protocol has such strategies available. So it might be useful to understand them when we do the deep dive. It's better to explain to a few who don't know, than to assume everyone knows and skip this!

Feb 24, 202117:05
EP 40: Economics of POTION Explained. And How #POTION Works | POTION DeFi Options Model

EP 40: Economics of POTION Explained. And How #POTION Works | POTION DeFi Options Model

Back to our theme of February, we are covering a new protocol, #Potion.   

Potion is a decentralised protocol for creating price volatility insurance contracts that run on the Ethereum Blockchain. The protocol allows users to protect against discounts on any asset: $BTC, $MKR, $LINK, $ETH, $MKR, $BAT.  

User can create their own contract with custom Number of Contract, Strike Price and Expiry Date.  

The interesting part of this protocol is that it does NOT have a token!   

Potion Protocol is currently in the development phase, with simple product structures making it accessible to everyone.  

In particular, the calculation of the option fee is based on the actual volatility of the asset, or to internalise risk management for liquidity pools.

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Feb 13, 202122:02
EP 39: Opium DeFi Options Review | Opium Token Economics and Token Staking | $OPIUM Game Theory

EP 39: Opium DeFi Options Review | Opium Token Economics and Token Staking | $OPIUM Game Theory

Financial derivatives are an important component of the financial markets, as they enable risk management. The decentralised derivatives market is expected to grow exponentially with DeFi's growth and, as a result, a widespread and robust financial infrastructure is required.  

Opium is a financial protocol for decentralised financial derivative products. Opium Protocol is completely based on open-source software and smart contracts. In addition to conforming to values from the DeFi space and possibly incorporating DeFi currency market and protocols, the Opium Protocol is designed to also incorporate into the traditional financial sector and market participants.  

Opium allows the creation, settling and trading of decentralised derivative products on Ethereum. Opium combines any Oracle with any financial tool (e.g.  Dapps can interact with Opium). Every position represented by a token can be traded, sent or stored.  

Derivative instruments built on top of the Opium Exchange always have limited potential losses and gains. Through a $ OPIUM token and a DAO, the Opium Protocol and its ecosystem will, over time, be completely governed by everyone.

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Feb 10, 202126:16
EP 38: Economics of $HEGIC Explained. And How #HEGIC Works (visual explanation)

EP 38: Economics of $HEGIC Explained. And How #HEGIC Works (visual explanation)

In traditional finance, one of the most important pieces of derivative products can be mentioned is options. Continuing on with our #DeFi options series, we will be sharing about #HEGIC, the top #options protocol by market cap.  

A simple option is a contract that allows a holder to exercise a call or put option at a predetermined price in the future with the main purpose of minimising the risk (hedging) or speculation.  

Hegic is a peer-to-pool option trading protocol that allows users to trade in options in a decentralised way.  

Hegic works quite simply with the participation of two components, writers and buyers:  

Buyers: who need to call or put option on Hegic. Buyers can customise parameters of Options such as expiry date, strike price.  

Writers: Who sell call or put options to make a premium and to become a writer on Hegic users simply need to provide liquidity to the Hegic Pool.

Jan 29, 202146:49
EP 37: Introduction to DeFi Option Protocols #HEGIC #OPYN #OPIUM

EP 37: Introduction to DeFi Option Protocols #HEGIC #OPYN #OPIUM

DeFi and CeFi options are different. Especially since tokens are involved. Tokens are not involved equally; #HEGIC uses it for staking and governance, #OPIUM uses it as an ERC721 tradable options contract, #OPYN uses it as a collateral for underlying assets. The models and mechanisms are vastly different.   

Today, we will cover the general model of how tokens are created, the value being accrued and the how tokens are being used in these systems.

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Jan 22, 202133:44
EP 36: Using Options as Volatility Hedge I DeFi Options Series

EP 36: Using Options as Volatility Hedge I DeFi Options Series

What are options?  

Options are an agreement. Remember when you were young and you told your best friend "if we are both single by 40 years old, let's marry each other." It is an agreement to execute at that time.  

Similarly, you have that for financial products. Instead of marrying, you buy or sell financial products at a specific price.   

Why use options?  

There are a few reasons to use options, mainly because it is part of a trading strategy and it can be quite cost efficient with limited risks. It depends on how you use the option.   Another way is to see option as an insurance via a long put strategy. We discuss that in the video too.   

CeFi vs DeFi  

More importantly, this is to build up towards DeFi options. How are DeFi options different? DeFi options has a protocol (and maybe tokens) to manage transactions and trade within the ecosystem. And that is what we want to look at in the next few episodes.

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Jan 21, 202137:09
EP 35: [DeFi Options Series] Market Volatility vs Implied Volatility

EP 35: [DeFi Options Series] Market Volatility vs Implied Volatility

In 2021, we will switch it up. Instead of videos in bits and all over the place, we will create a monthly theme. This helps to divide the content out into sizable chunks and digest the information much better. Too much info in 1.5h is a bad thing!

In January and February, the theme is options. Specifically, DeFi options.

In this episode, we kickstart 2021 with an episode on volatility. Volatility is important to understand what options are. Then, we can understand more about defi options.

Options is not like AMMs. There is no "general" model to it, because options can be customised in so many ways. So, tokens relating to options are also very versatile. Hence, I will need 2 months to cover options, and for you to make sense of how we can apply tokens and economics to it.

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Jan 07, 202143:31
EP 34: Economics of Cross-chain DEX with Sifchain

EP 34: Economics of Cross-chain DEX with Sifchain

DEX, AMM and bonding curve. Again, on this topic. I swear there is a lot of other innovation in the space too, but this week, I want to share something interesting with DEXes and their mathematical mechanism. You can guess that because we're having another whiteboard session!

This week is a collaboration with block.science. And we will dive into Sifchain, a cross-chain DEX using Kosmos SDK that includes Layer 1 validation.

3 main things we will cover today:   

1. Sifchain's rebalancing model for validators and liquidity provider ecosystems  

2. How transaction fees are calculated. Specifically, we reference Uniswap's model (CMM, zero internal fee) and Thorchain (CLP, internal fees embedded) and learn about how it affects Sifchain's onchain transaction.  

3. Asymmetric addition of tokens into liquidity pool and how this is different from the other DEX out there

Specifically for fees, I want to stress that there are 2 types of fees — internal fees and external fees.

- External fees are basically zero fee swaps in Uniswap, with a fixed fee per transaction. This is good for traders. 

- Internal fees are fees embedded into the DEX swap. This is good for liquidity providers. Can you think why? Hint: because of impermanent loss!

Supplementary reading:   

1. More of the specific math models by Block.science https://sifchain.finance/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/The-Token-Economics-of-Sifchain-edited-2.0.pdf    

2. Continuous liquidity pools by Thorchain (which I will do a video some day. It's in the list!) https://docs.thorchain.org/how-it-works/continuous-liquidity-pools

Dec 22, 202001:00:20
EP 33: True power of tokenisation.Combine derivatives and Repo to create interest-bearing FlexUSD

EP 33: True power of tokenisation.Combine derivatives and Repo to create interest-bearing FlexUSD

In this episode, we show the TRUE power of tokenisation. 

How? Interest  earned from derivatives market and tokenise that mechanism.   

The DeFi space is getting more complicated with the derivatives market  and bringing in elements of Repo into DeFi. Whilst this is really  extremely exciting, one problem is that it gets more complicated to  understand.   

This is what I have been talking about! DeFi is the experimental field and we find the various ways to tokenise value add and bring this new model to traditional finance.   I'm so excited. 

TLDR: CoinFlex uses Repo style mechanisms to earn the interest rates  from perp derivatives. The returns are real and is rewarded to FlexUSD  token holders. Thus, FlexUSD becomes an interest bearing USD on crypto.  Think of Aave, but instead of P2P, it's derivatives to spot.   

Next step:  

1) Start creating #FlexUSD here: https://coinflex.com/user-console/register?shareAccountId=1890  

2) Allow the bot to do its thing and earn interest via USDC   

Happy holidays 😉  

In this episode, we learn in an "Explain Like I'm High-School" style of 

What is derivatives and what is the difference in Crypto  What is Repo What is interest bearing FlexUSD? Where is interest coming from?  How do I cash out the interest?  What are the risks involved?  How can I get started with FlexUSD?
Dec 07, 202038:51
EP 32: ELI5 15 DeFi and Crypto Terms || Human Glossary

EP 32: ELI5 15 DeFi and Crypto Terms || Human Glossary

As much as I want to say DeFi and crypto is easy to enter, it is not  easy to fully grasp and understand it. 

First you need to understand  technology. Then to understand math, finance and economics.   

This podcast is to help you bridge the learning gaps. A subscriber (shout out to Magnus) mentioned that a general ELI5 episode would be good  to run through the few common terms.    


Here, I've picked up 15 terms that are commonly used. Instead of giving  you the "just google what it means" term, this is an ELI5 explanation  with human explanation. That's the best way to learn, in my experience.    

15 terms we run through and explain:    

*General Classification*  1) Layer 1 2) Layer 2 3) Dapp    

*DeFi General Terms*   4) DeFi 5) Money Lego 6) Compostability   

*Scalability Problem + Solution*  7) Scalability 8) Sidechain  9) Roll-ups   

*More Technical Elaboration*   10) ZK roll-up  11) Optimistic roll-up 12) ZK-SNARKS   

*Other Terms*  13) Quadratic Funding 14) Flash loans 15) Front Running


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Nov 23, 202030:18
EP 31: Bonding Curve Application on Social Community Tokens | NFT

EP 31: Bonding Curve Application on Social Community Tokens | NFT

What are social tokens? What are community tokens? 

This episode, we  speak with Alex Masmejean to dive into the topic.    

Social tokens can be split into 2 categories: community tokens  (signalling reputation) and personal tokens (investing in a person).    

Topics we cover: 

Bonding curve*: 7:23  Coordination vs speculation management via Treasury: 16:20  Revenue generation into bonding curve: 20:15   Risk in social tokens is promoting bad actions: 20:30  Onchain-offhchain data integration: 28:38  Tokenising future cash flow of artists. How value is justified?: 32:00    Reputation in social tokens VS loyalty points: 38:30  Reputation in social tokens vs #NXM: 40:15  Value generation: how to increase economic value of social token (utility vs dividend): 42:25  Basic legal framework to distribute value: 45:00  1 advice to social token designer: 50:55   


*NOTE: The bonding curve mentioned by Alex for uniswap is misleading. The uniswap model is not exactly linear.    

Nov 12, 202052:29
EP 30: Insurance for Impermanent Loss with Bancor V2.1

EP 30: Insurance for Impermanent Loss with Bancor V2.1

I started looking at Bancor years ago, because it had the same name as the world currency John M. Keynes had in mind. Their math fascinated me, and that's how I got started with the AMM rabbit hole! The Bancor V1 token economics analysis report (https://www.economicsdesign.com/portfolio/bancor/) is about how Bancor works and what the token does.

Bancor has been working on a few improvements, from price slippage issues to impermanent loss. V2 of Bancor was about dynamic weight, which is something really fascinating. But let's focus on their latest update, V2.1.

V2.1 follows the static 50-50 weight as V1, aka the Uniswap style. The new introduction is the insurance for impermanent loss. So you will have ZERO impermanent loss. You get subsidised for any losses sustained. How does that work? Let's find out in this episode.

We will also cover the supply of $BNT based on the various actions in the ecosystem and how that indirectly affects the price of $BNT.

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Nov 06, 202045:48
EP 29: Full Interview with Tyler Ward from BarnBridge [BONUS]

EP 29: Full Interview with Tyler Ward from BarnBridge [BONUS]

You've listened to the episode on BarnBridge, how it works and suggestions to  be made.    

Here's the full interview with Tyler Ward, as he explains what they are doing,  what they can do in the future and how the tokens in Barnbridge works.    Enjoy!

The summary version with the product economics is the previous episode before this. 

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Oct 31, 202001:19:34
EP 29: Token Design and Financial Design of BarnBridge

EP 29: Token Design and Financial Design of BarnBridge

BarnBridge is a new defi product in the market. Unlike the existing defi  products, BarnBridge goes to a new level of mixing the various existing  protocols.    

This is unlike the usual episodes we cover. Usually, it's very economics  design focused. This time, it's more of financial design focus. This is  still relevant to economics, in terms of financial economics.    

 In this episode, we dive straight to:    

- 4 tokens in BarnBridge and comparing them  

- Governance structure in #BarnBridge

 - Comparing them with existing protocols like $YFI, $AAVE, $SNX  

- Understanding the products in BarnBridge 

- Sharing 3 suggestions for improvements     


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Oct 26, 202044:14
EP 28: Economics of Nexus Mutual (2/2) $NXM

EP 28: Economics of Nexus Mutual (2/2) $NXM

Today, we continue part 2 of the economics of insurance. This episode is  a deep dive into Nexus Mutual, $NXM. I'm not saying that DeFi is all  about bonding curve....... but I'm 100% going to talk about bonding  curve.    

**Note: This bonding curve is DIFFERENT from the AMM bonding curve!     

Watch the previous video if you have not done because this is part 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i97PVvQrcnc     

This episode, we cover the general workings of Nexus Mutual and how they  used token to align incentives of the various agents: risk assessors,  claim assessors and insurance cover buyers.    

More importantly, we also dive into the math of Nexus Mutual and answer  the questions about the monetary policy of $NXM. The why and how things  are affected in the curve.    

In general, we follow the economics design framework, looking at Market  Design, Mechanism Design and Token Design aspects of the token. Enjoy!    


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Oct 17, 202001:27:00
EP 27: Flash Loans & Credit Delegation 101

EP 27: Flash Loans & Credit Delegation 101

Crypto/DeFi is more than just the economics, mechanisms and code driving it. One of the other cool things is the innovation in business logic, systems and products. Being in the digital space opens up more opportunities to mitigate inefficiencies and create ways to increase value-add.

Today, we are joined by Victor Lee, the CEO of Bitcurate. In this episode, we will dive into flash loans and credit delegation, new innovations by Aave, made possible with the composability of DeFi dapps. Stacking one protocol on top of another, such innovative products can bring some real value-add to the system!

Topics we covered

What are flash loans? Economic value-add of flash loans Use-cases of flash loans Are flash loans all risk-free? Where is the risk? Flash loan as a trading strategy Credit delegation — the benefits, the risks and the economics Flash Loans beyond Ethereum Flash Loans beyond DeFi — traditional finance and within crypto What should one know to get started with flash loans? Advice to economics designers when building ecosystems


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Oct 08, 202033:53
EP 26: Economics of Insurance Industry (1/2) | Nexus Mutual

EP 26: Economics of Insurance Industry (1/2) | Nexus Mutual

The insurance business is one of the oldest in the world. Today, it's  worth over US$5 trillion. 

Online insurance is only capturing US$31  billion. And in crypto, it's even smaller. That spells opportunities x1.    

The insurance industry is so inefficient. That spells opportunities x2.   

In this video, we dive into the economics of insurance. This helps us to  better understand Nexus Mutual, when we do a deep dive in the next  video!   In the economics of insurance, we cover the Economics of Signalling,  Economics of Moral Hazards, Principle-Agent Relationship and Law of  Large Numbers.   


Quick navigation: 

1. Inefficiencies in insurance: 02:55 

2. Economics of Insurance: 12:04 

3. Risks in DeFi/Crypto: 32:21 

4. Risk Sharing Model of DeFi: 48:54 

5. (High level) Economics of Nexus Mutual: 54:51   


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Oct 01, 202001:08:56
EP 25: 2 Risks in DEX, Price Slippage and Impermanent Loss

EP 25: 2 Risks in DEX, Price Slippage and Impermanent Loss

DEXes are eating up the trading volume of centralised exchange. We covered many areas of DEX, from understanding the mechanism behind to understanding the various math formulas. In the comments, people were asking how to calculate impermanent loss and the risks available.

So in this video, we cover 3 main things:

What is the general formula for AMM What is the risk of trading within AMM (aka when you are a trader) What is the risk of adding liquidity in AMM and there is a price difference outside (aka when you are a liquidity provider)

Apologies for the late upload. I'm a few days behind. Just being slightly busy right now. But I'll promise to continue uploading videos, content and explaining the math so it helps you to make informed decisions.

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Sep 20, 202029:04
EP 24: A Special Episode on Ponzinomics in Defi and Crypto
Sep 10, 202042:30
EP 23: How to use Bonding Curve Beyond DeFi

EP 23: How to use Bonding Curve Beyond DeFi

We've talked about bonding curves so many times. You'd think I've  exhausted the content. HAH! Not a chance.   


Today, we have with us Jeff Emmett from the Common Stacks team, sharing  with us about augmented bonding curves, generalised bonding curves and  various "behind the scene" concepts of bonding curves.   


Absolutely follow him on twitter at https://twitter.com/jeffemmett.   


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Sep 03, 202037:47
EP 22: NFT, Bonding Curves and Harberger Taxes w Simon de la Rouviere

EP 22: NFT, Bonding Curves and Harberger Taxes w Simon de la Rouviere

Aug 27, 202034:57
EP 21: What is Ampleforth? The Economics Design of AMPL Token [Case Study]

EP 21: What is Ampleforth? The Economics Design of AMPL Token [Case Study]

What is Ampleforth? What is supply elasticity? Why do I have more tokens and suddenly less tokens? Where does Ampleforth come in, in the #DeFi space? How does Ampleforth work?! I don't understand Ampleforth!

Fret not, let's start Season 2 with a deep dive and case study of Ampleforth, using the Economics Design framework for tokens.

Things covered:

What is Ampleforth Objective of Ampleforth Token function AMPL vs AAVE AMPL vs COMP AMPL vs USD Economics design framework Main USP of AMPL What is Synthetic commodity money Economics utility vs financial utility of AMPL How AMPL works using example of hot and cold water Monetary policy of Ampleforth Graph analysis of AMPL Valuation model for AMPL Global trade impacts of AMPL Distribution and allocation analysis of AMPL

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Aug 23, 202001:11:56
EP 20: Fundraising Mechanism with Bonding Curve (4 Use Cases)
Aug 07, 202037:27
EP 19: Token Bonding Curve Algorithms for Autonomous Market Makers (DEX)

EP 19: Token Bonding Curve Algorithms for Autonomous Market Makers (DEX)

The podcast version has no images to follow, unlike the YouTube channel. So it's easier! 🥳 

In Part 1, we covered the basics of token bonding curves and understand how the shape of the curve affects the incentive mechanism.

In this episode, we look into the application of token bonding curve in decentralised exchanges, DEX. Specifically, the use case of Autonomous Market Maker.

We dive into 4 case studies: Bancor, Uniswap, Balancer, Curve

The concept of token bonding curve in this 4 DEXes are the same. But the application of how the token bonding curve algorithm is built is different. So we uncover the 4 various algorithms used in the 4 different token bonding curves.

Quick navigation:

Addressing 3 issues of previous episode: 00:26 Content we will be covering: 05:40 SUMS of token functions: 07:11 TBC in Stable tokens (pegged tokens): 09:17 TBC in Security and Utility tokens: 10:35 TBC in Autonomous Market Maker (AMM): 11:42 Why AMM in Decentralised Exchanges (DEX): 14:39 Which DEX that use AMM: 17:03 Math concepts of Bonding Curve in Autonomous Market Maker : 18:13 General bonding curve in AMM: 23:03 Case study 1, Bancor: 26:41 Case study 2, Uniswap: 34:25 Case study 3, Balancer: 40:18 Case study 4, Curve: 46:29 Application to projects: 50:07

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Aug 01, 202048:57
EP 18: Token Valuation with Token Bonding Curve

EP 18: Token Valuation with Token Bonding Curve

⚠️ PSA: This podcast episode is different from the YouTube channel. This removes the maths and graph, as it requires visualisation. Please check out the YouTube version for the graph. Otherwise, this episode is good enough to have you an in-depth explanation. ⚠️ 

This is a 2-part series. Part 1 is on the economics and math of TBC and how the curve functions affect the incentive mechanism and what governance can we embed into the function. Part 2 will be on using these functions in projects, and taking a dive at a few projects.

The episode is split into 2 because it gets quite heavy to digest all the information at once. So part 1 is the more math-y part, for you, as economics designers to grasp. And part 2 is the more application-y part, for you, as economics designers to know how to use it. After all, knowledge is only valuable when applied.

Enjoy this first part. We understand token bonding curves, the benefits, where the value accrual is derived from and the various functions to consider.

As much as I wish there is 1 perfect function, the functions really depend on the objective of your system and what it wants to incentive or govern. So choose wisely and have fun playing with graphs!

Application to token economics framework: 00:38 What is token bonding curve: 03:53 4 properties of token bonding curve: 07:50 Use-cases: 11:38 Where does value come from: 13:37 Risks and ways to mitigate risks: 18:09 4 math functions: 19:30 How to calculate total cost of tokens: 28:39

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Jul 23, 202031:01
EP 17: What makes good token economics, so investors will invest in it?
Jul 16, 202027:12
EP 16: Tokens with Programmable Rules - Leveraged Tokens (E.g FTX)
Jul 09, 202043:03
EP 15: Yield Farming Economics. Good bad ugly
Jul 03, 202031:24
EP 14: Why Bitcoin will NEVER be an international currency
Jun 25, 202039:32
EP 13: How Money has Value (3-step Process)
Jun 11, 202022:56
EP 12: Economics of DAO, the Future of Governance and Liberty

EP 12: Economics of DAO, the Future of Governance and Liberty

In the midst of #blacklivesmatter, protests in Hong Kong and protests  all around the world, this is one the beginning of change. The change is  governance, and how we govern in the future.     

Moving towards a digital landscape, we can now tap into new  opportunities like decentralised governance and decentralised  organisations. This episode, we explore DAO, the future of governance  and liberty.     DAO means decentralised autonomous organisations. It can exist on  blockchain and non-blockchain platforms.     

This episode, we will cover:   

What are DAOs  Why are DAOs important  Economics of DAOS: Economics of trust, Economics of coordination,  Economics of allocation    Types of DAOs in the space today     

We share about the various projects   

#PieDAO #MolochDAO #KyberDAO #MakerDAO #DASH #LAO   

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Jun 04, 202016:05
EP 11: Token Economist Explains How To Design Digital Economies with Tokens (Tokenomics)
May 27, 202032:01
EP 10: BUY or BYE-Nance? Binance BNB Token Economics Case Study
May 23, 202016:38
EP 9: Design your successful token economics with Market Design in 3 ways
May 14, 202022:21
EP 8: Bitcoin's Monetary Policy and Implications of the Derivatives Market on 2020 Block Reward Halving
May 10, 202028:01
EP 7: Real Underlying Issues and Problems in Libra Network
May 06, 202028:58
EP 6: Facebook Libracoin Economics, solution to financial issues or another overpromise?

EP 6: Facebook Libracoin Economics, solution to financial issues or another overpromise?

In this episode, we will unbox the economics design of Facebook's Libra network. Applying the token economics framework, we will analyse the economics design of Libra coin based on the new Libra Whitepaper 2.0.

Remember to subscribe on YouTube for visual learners and Substack for those who prefer reading!

Apr 28, 202033:12
EP 5: Token Economics Principle 2, Supply and Demand

EP 5: Token Economics Principle 2, Supply and Demand

In EP 4, we covered behavioural economics, which is principle 1 in token economics. Today, we will come back to the basics of supply and demand. Why we need it, how to govern it and how can we apply to the token economics that you are building.

Apr 21, 202035:45
EP 4: And The Key To Token Success? Behavioural Economics
Apr 10, 202025:43
EP 3: Economics, Reinventing The World
Apr 03, 202021:28
EP 2: CoronaVirus and Evolving Economics Design

EP 2: CoronaVirus and Evolving Economics Design

We can learn so much from biology and how it adapts to changes in the environment. Taking the lesson from Coronavirus, I'm keen to figure out the mechanisms in which viruses adapt and mutate as a result.

In this episode, we want to answer 3 fundamental things:

1. What drives evolution?

2. What role does the environment play in evolution?

3. How can we apply this to designing complex evolving economic systems?

Mar 26, 202029:09
EP 1: I tried to manage animals in Planet Zoo?

EP 1: I tried to manage animals in Planet Zoo?

This is the first episode to Economics Design 1. Think it is not relevant to you? If you have ever sold tickets to an event, collected points for a membership, or done management of a space or any sort - economics design is more than relevant to you! 


In this episode, Lisa tells us how to design a working economics system within a zoo. Tell us what do you want us to try next?

Dec 19, 201947:60