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Compound, the DeFi money market

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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.

How tokens could revolutionise the creators economy

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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

Beyonce and Monet: the first mass market app for DeFi

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Over the last few months, the Decentralized Finance ecosystem has grown at an impressive pace: every single metric you can look at shows double digits growth on a month by month basis. DeFi Users over time – source: Dune Analytics This is a great achievement, but it is a fact that so far speculation or high risk financial incentives have been the main adoption drivers for Defi (and the...

The Amazonization of retail payments

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The phenomenon of “Amazonization” refers to the wholesale disruption occurring across retail and eCommerce thanks to the leviathan-like presence of Amazon.com. Considering the platform shift happening in the retail payment space, I believe the same phenomenon of ‘Amazonization’ that happened to eCommerce will eventually happen to the retail Payments space.  In this post you will find an...

A neobank stack

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Over the last few years I’ve spent a lot of time building lending and banking stacks. What used to require vast resources only 10 years ago, is today a much simpler and more inexpensive job, thanks to the enormous number of financial infrastructure businesses born in the last decade. The goals of the following 2 posts are: to highlight which are the key functional components of these stacks, to...