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


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...

The disintermediation of finance


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...

Compound, the DeFi money market


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.