This article should be seen as a continuation of my previous post in which I laid down the case for ETH.

While I covered the gas issues with ETH then, they were largely waved off. There was also an example laid down which compared cities and how building infrastructure and network effects takes time and how this would work in favor of ETH.

Chains are like super markets, you want to go to the one which has the most amount of shops, most choices. You do not want to go to one mall to buy one thing and another to…


The Ocean O is a 12 month yield dollar launched by OPEN DAO and built on the UMA protocol.

It allows Ocean holders to lock their Ocean tokens and mint Ocean O synths which trace the price of USD.

From time to time the Ocean O will trade either above or below the peg.

However it always locks $1 worth of Ocean in collateral, which means its inherent value is $1.

Market forces should then account for this and bring the price of Ocean O back to $1.

This leads to some interesting arbitrage opportunities.

Suppose the O dollar trades…


The key problem with bridging real world assets to DeFi is the bridge. To enunciate it boils down to 2 key problems:

  1. How do you determine an event has happened in the real world, and then trigger some conditions associated with a smart contract based on that?
  2. How do you conduct enforcement in the real world in a seamless manner if a default occurs?

Till date we have focused on the second aspect, which arguably is the more difficult bit.

However the first issue of how do you read real world events is also a difficult one.

Sure Oracles exist…


UMA recently launched call options primitives

OPEN DAO plans to utilize them to launch CALL options for OPEN tokens. But instead of doing it via treasury we want to do it in a manner that incentivizes the community.

Consider you have a stack of OPEN tokens. You can lock them in UMA EMP contracts and mint a synthetic that works like a CALL option (redeemable only on expiry).

You can set a target price of $3 by June 30, 2021. If the target price is hit the option holders can redeem their options to claim the OPEN tokens.

If the…


We are offering 50000 OPEN to any team that builds a multi collateral multi currency system based on the beta money market code from Open DAO.

Our long term goal is to build a suite of stable coins denominated in various currencies backed by a range of collateral including onchain and offchain real world assets.

A multi collateral multi denominated stable coin architecture.

What we have right now is the Y Dollar built on top of the UMA protocol. It has a single collateral model and it expires in a fixed period of time.

We are working on a model…


This article is not legal advice. I am not a securities lawyer and please do not take this post as the primary basis of your operations. I absolutely intend to do significant generalizations, which may or may not be applicable to your specific situation, so make sure to validate if what I say here applies to you.

I do however have a significant amount of experience in the securities space and have authored several disclosure documents including full retail prospectuses, PDS as well accredited only IMs etc. …


Our long term goal is to build a suite of stable coins denominated in various currencies backed by a range of collateral including onchain and offchain real world assets.

A multi collateral multi denominated stable coin architecture.

What we have right now is the Y Dollar built on top of the UMA protocol. It has a single collateral model and it expires in a fixed period of time.

We are working on a model with UMA to build a single collateral perpetual contract that would allow us to launch a range of stable coins.

However to get to our multi…


Current OPEN-ETH and OPEN-USDT LP farm rewards have ended. We have deployed new farms to continue the incentivization program.

But before that, a few points:

  1. OPEN tokens have gone up from 20c to an ATH of $3.2, and are trading anywhere between $1.6 to $2.88 at the time of this article.
  2. ETH fees have become crazier.
  3. Pancakeswap on BSC is a legitimate option for trading, even if we don’t end up doing significant product development there.

BSC Pancakeswap


A money market like Compound has lenders on one side and borrowers on other side. It is a double sided market place. You need the lenders before the borrowers can be serviced.

A stable coin minter like Maker or Synthetix are about locking assets and creating a synth dollar and hoping that the market will accept it as an equivalent to existing stables.

However Compound can be repurposed as a multi collateral stable coin minter. Instead of having lenders on one side, you can simply mint a stable coin when anytime supplies collateral and triggers the borrow function.

This stable…


TLDR:

  1. A country becomes rich if it is has enough people and they can transact with each other without fear or favor.
  2. Bitcoin will never truly become the settlement layer because there are no meaningful applications built on top of it.
  3. Ethereum will become the settlement layer because of the applications built on top of it. Replacing Ethereum will become incredibly hard because of this.
  4. CBDCs pose a unique challenge
  5. A new cold war which will likely be much shorter than the last one between CBDCs and Defi will see Defi eventually win out
  6. Because Ethereum will be the backbone…

Moresh Kokane

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