Evisceration of Trust
Can we trust each other? It’s one of the fundamental questions that, after the still unbelievable demise of FTX, our industry is struggling to answer. No, we can’t. Can we? Tru...
Nov 27 2022 _ 2 min read
SAFU: Creating a Standard for Whitehats
Whitehats and DeFi protocols need a shared understanding of security policy. We propose the SAFU - Simple Arrangement for Funding Upload - as a versatile and credible way to let wh...
Oct 24 2022 _ 17 min read
Token Delegation with Lock-Ups
Token delegation contracts may want to use explicit lock-up periods, to give delegates more independence in making crypto governance decisions. We demonstrate using the Maker contr...
Oct 17 2022 _ 9 min read
Paradigms for On-Chain Credit
Since the massive explosion of DeFi activity and innovation in mid-2020, decentralized lending has become a core pillar of the emerging on-chain financial system.
Aug 22 2022 _ 23 min read
MetaSilo = Silo <3 MetaMask
In this article we introduce MetaSilo — our integration of Silo with MetaMask — which we believe may help larger crypto teams scale and sleep better.
Aug 19 2022 _ 19 min read
Whitehats and Dropboxes
Protocols should set up "dropboxes" (distinct on-chain addresses) for whitehats to move funds into, from the protocol — and they should promise rewards and favorable treatment for ...
Aug 12 2022 _ 8 min read
Security Stack-Up: How Bridges Compare
As crypto matures, the same maxim is becoming increasingly true about bridge protocols. In terms of security risk, bridges are a big target.
Aug 09 2022 _ 14 min read
Thoughts on Token Bridge Safety
Introduction If the past two decades working in the security industry has taught me anything, it is that software is imperfect. Despite our aspirations of writing perfect code, the...
Aug 03 2022 _ 6 min read
Custody: BFT Policy Checking + Threshold Signatures
"Not Your Keys, Not Your Coins" - that’s what self-custody advocates for. But how does this change when "coins" are worth hundreds of millions in USD and "your" refers to a company...
Jul 28 2022 _ 6 min read
Custody Solutions: Which Option Is Right for Me?
When it comes to custody, there’s no straightforward answer. At Jump Crypto, we’ve used just about every custody option over the years. In this post, we’ll discuss some choices an...
Jul 12 2022 _ 7 min read
DERPs: Decentralized Reinsurance Pools
We introduce decentralized reinsurance pools (DERPs) to enhance the crypto insurance landscape. DERPs are pools of capital that underwrite retail-facing insurance pools and are man...
Jun 21 2022 _ 6 min read
Scaling Smart Contract Security: Why We Invested in Certora
Smart contracts are one of the primary drivers of innovation in the crypto ecosystem. These self-executing instruments act as building blocks for trustless, interconnected applicat...
May 17 2022 _ 3 min read
New Markets, Efficient Markets
The market for new tokens looks surprisingly efficient, in that returns (against Bitcoin) are neither systematic nor predictable.
Apr 27 2022 _ 13 min read
SLOB: Searcher Limit Order Book
tl;dr: we explore a theoretical Ethereum CLOB DEX protocol that leverages Flashbots to enable traders to place orders that live off-chain and pay no gas fees unless the order trade...
Apr 20 2022 _ 8 min read
Yield Farming for Serious People
Seen through a conceptual lens, yield farmers passively provide five forms of value: operating the network, lending to traders, providing liquidity, governing protocols, and raisin...
Mar 10 2022 _ 15 min read
Solidly Emissions, a Deep Dive
We believe public expectations are consistent with the SOLID emissions rate gradually decreasing over ~3 years, but the minter code and historical weekly rebases indicate a much fa...
Mar 04 2022 _ 5 min read
Square Root Voting
Square root voting in crypto balances efficient and inclusive governance, and protects the rights of minority tokenholders.
Jan 28 2022 _ 23 min read
Extend - Creating the Most Customizable NFT
In the Fall of 2021, Jump took the plunge into the NFT space. Armed with the desire to contribute to the NFT community, the team decided to partner with Metaplex, home of the Candy...
Jan 21 2022 _ 3 min read
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