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.
Last year, I wrote a post defining the most important component of a banking stack. This post is the complement to that one, and i describes the core elements of a modern lending stack, adding some new DeFi pieces to the architecture.
Compound is a money market protocol that allows users to lend and borrow crypto-assets in a global, permission-less, transparent and very rapid way, without a middleman.
The post presents an analysis of the protocol's main logics and its position in the DeFi Space.
What if a crypto currency or a native digital currency becomes the mainstream payment method?
The post investigate the scenario of a digital currency becoming the main mean of payment and its implications on the wider financial ecosystem.
The deck presents the main elements of a core banking solution, its history and some guidance on the make vs buy choice of this solution.
Starting from latest Square 10K, I investigate the dual nature of this business, analysing the 2 ecosystems that Square built: merchant and consumer.
A post on the impact on artists' financial life of a new token-based economy.
My thesis is that the sector’s structure and dynamics will be completely reshaped by the tokenization of the creators' revenue stream and their sale to a plethora of investors/fans. And that this model will be potentially applicable to other categories