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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
Accelerating Multi-Scalar Multiplication in Hardware… and Software
Zero-Knowledge proofs have many amazing properties, but today, they suffer from a fundamental issue — they’re expensive and difficult to make. In this article, we describe our appr...
Oct 31 2022 _ 6 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
So You Still Want to Use a Price Oracle
To provide accurate and timely data, price oracles should align incentives with data publishers, i.e. make them "stake" collateral, reputation, and trading capital.
Aug 30 2022 _ 14 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
Jump Vs. the Speed of Light
“The speed of light is too slow.”
Aug 16 2022 _ 5 min read
Jump Crypto Sets Out to Build New Validator Client for the Solana Blockchain to Increase the Throughput and Reliability of the Network
Jump Crypto applying its research and development prowess to increase the efficiency of one of the world’s fastest blockchains
Aug 16 2022 _ 3 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
Injective Raises $40M from Jump Crypto and BH Digital to Accelerate Growth
Injective, a blockchain built for finance, today announced a new $40 million funding round led by Jump Crypto.
Aug 10 2022 _ 2 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
Token Design for Serious People
Tokenomics should: (i) provide common goods that couldn't be provided individually, and (ii) reward those who create value rather than extract or transfer value. This piece uses th...
Jul 07 2022 _ 17 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
The Depegging of UST
The UST depegging was triggered by a sequence of trades on Curve on May 7. Anchor outflows from May 7 until May 9 — especially from a small set of large traders — put further press...
Jun 03 2022 _ 18 min read
Flavors of Standalone Multichain Architecture
Overview Scalability has long been a widely discussed topic in the space, with conversations around monolithic vs. modular blockchains and horizontal vs. vertical scaling having...
May 23 2022 _ 21 min read
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