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THOUGHTS ON FINTECH AND DECENTRALIZED FINANCE

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RWA#2 – REAL WORLD ORACLES

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A blockchain is a fully deterministic system meaning that, given the history of the system, it can be replayed in another machine achieving the same results. Essentially it is a machine that, given the same inputs, will always provide the same outputs. This is a very powerful property, because it allows users to store information of different nature safely, with a very limited risk of data...

RWA#1 – Centrifuge: Real World Assets for Crypto investors

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From my humble point of view, the most interesting piece of financial innovation in circulation today is what a small group of decentralized finance startups is doing: trying to bring real world assets on-chain. Roman style mosaic of robot lending money – DALL-E What these companies are doing is fascinating, and yet extremely challenging at the same time. They are trying to migrate...

Network effects in fintech

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Network effects is, with no doubt, the biggest force behind outlandish successes in the tech space. The goal of this post is to dig deeper into the role networks effects play in fintech to provide a sustained competitive advantage.

The rise of lifestyle banking

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Before smartphones, the corporeal world had a much more relevant role in building solutions to essentially any human problem. Physical constraints strongly influenced the ideation and implementation of these processes. This was obviously reflected also in the banking space.  Originally, the banking industry solved the problems of storing money, delivering payments and acquiring liquidity, in...

The disintermediation of finance

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Why (in italian perch√©) has always been my favorite word.  Why, in my opinion, is the most powerful word we have, as it allows us to uncover the real essence of things. It is the key to understanding causality, one of the pillars of the scientific method. The goal of this post is to ignore buzzwords and a blind deterministic approach, which permeates crypto, and try and understand why DeFi...