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Does Farming Represent Progress in Token Distribution?
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In late 2019, Smith + Crown published a report on issues of fairness related to token distribution mechanisms. A key takeaway identified in this research was the significant extent to which a project’s choice of token distribution mechanism reflected its priorities regarding incentivizing certain initial contributions and ongoing user behaviors. In the two years since,...
Measuring Ethereum DeFi Growth
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One of the major industry developments in the past year is the emergence of ‘Decentralized Finance’, or DeFi, applications that seek to offer alternatives to various traditional financial and banking services, such as lending, through a disintermediated, open protocol. The vast majority of DeFi projects are built on Ethereum smart contracts and use ETH, primarily...