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 post analyses PIX the new Instant Payment schemes launched in Brasil: its main characteristics, success factors, and the impact that a widely adopted centralized instant payment scheme will have on the Brazilian financial ecosystem.
The post imagines what the future of finance will be in 2032. It follows the life of a fictional character - John - and analyses how four major trends redefine his financial life.
The goal of this post is to provide a guide on what buy now pay later is, which are its main dynamics, why it is so successful and how profitable it will stay in the longer run.
The post presents an analysis of Yield Guild Games, an NFT fund which invests mainly in crypto-gaming assets.
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...
Why (in italian perché) 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...
The post describes the AMM model and its most important implementation in the DeFi ecosystem: Uniswap.
The post presents an analysis of Visa 2020 10K and uses it to give more context around Visa's history, growth opportunities and potential threats.
The main argument of the essay is that, in order to really become a mainstream product, DeFi lending will have to expand across two main dimensions: reputation and real world assets.