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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
A Primer on Cryptographic Proof Systems
warning! LOTs of math. Introduction This primer aims to explain a few important ideas in the field of Verifiable Computing and in particular, some key tools relevant to building c...
Apr 01 2022 _ 12 min read
A Foray Into Blockchain Scalability
Introduction In the last article, we developed a framework for analyzing L1s. We pointed out briefly that the motivation behind many of these novel L1s has largely been centered ar...
Mar 31 2022 _ 15 min read
Polkadot, Acala, Karura, and Wormhole
Wormhole can enhance Acala and Polkadot's usage, by bringing new collateral and users onto the platform and exporting Acala's native tokens onto other chains.
Mar 30 2022 _ 7 min read
A Framework for Analyzing L1s
Introduction In the previous article, we went over a few components of blockchain infrastructure related to layer-1s (L1s). Let's take a closer examination of these L1s. Here, we d...
Mar 30 2022 _ 9 min read
Peeking Under the Hood: Key Pillars of Crypto Infrastructure
Introduction With the rapid emergence of cross-chain bridges, new testing frameworks, and other crypto protocols, effectively mapping out blockchain infrastructure remains a key ch...
Mar 28 2022 _ 10 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
Podcast Summary: Into the Wormhole
It’s been quite a week. We want to take a step back and further explain why we chose to add 120k of stolen ETH back into the Wormhole bridge. We believe the future will be cross-...
Feb 12 2022 _ 1 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
Building the Foundation for Creator Economy
We at Jump Crypto are very excited to co-lead Metaplex Foundation's $46m strategic funding round and partner with the uniquely qualified team leading the way in building the founda...
Jan 18 2022 _ 3 min read
Where the Multi-Billion Dollar Crypto Derivatives Market is Headed Next
Despite growing volume in the crypto derivatives market, the instruments and infrastructure underlying the market are relatively less mature when compared with traditional financia...
Jan 13 2022 _ 8 min read
Reflections on Solana's Sept 14 Outage
Jump Crypto / Certus One were one of the many teams who were "all hands on deck" during the Solana incident on Sept 14, working through the night alongside other core contributors ...
Oct 22 2021 _ 17 min read
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