DeFi unleashes a wave of innovation in finance

Innovations of blockchain-based banking have recently gained a lot of traction. The architecture of decentralized finance (DeFi) can create an immutable and highly interoperable financial system with unprecedented transparency, equal access rights, and little need for custodians. The St. Louis Federal Reserve Bank has recently published an in-depth paper by Prof. Fabian Schär on the sector of […]

Oracles – The Internet of Blockchains

We discuss how blockchains’ inherent inability to connect to the real world limits their use and how oracles provide the solution by acting as middleware to their connection to the world. “The oracle problem” will be a central part of the analysis as well some of the leading projects. We find that oracles are pervasive […]

January Highlights in the Crypto Industry

A monthly review of what’s happening in the crypto markets enriched with institutional research on key industry topics in collaboration with Swiss digital asset specialist, 21Shares AG. The first month of the year 2021 was filled with unforgettable events, which set the tone for the year’s remainder. It would be an understatement to say that […]