Article: DeFi Will Decentralize the Enterprise

Blockchain, Decentralized Internet, Web 3.0

DeFi Will Decentralize the Enterprise

The real innovation of decentralized finance (DeFi) is decentralization, not finance, our columnist says.

DeFi and enterprise have a lot to learn from each other. The most important thing enterprises can learn from DeFi is how to use public permissionless blockchain technology to become more technically and economically decentralized to enable much greater fairness and inclusion in economic activity. For example, corporations can employ public blockchain technology for shareholder voting and limit the role of the board of directors to guardians rather than often conflicted intermediaries. Corporations can further enable shareholders to delegate votes to other stakeholders in the society and thus alleviate the externalities and ill effects of shareholder capitalism.

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Article: BlockDown: DeFi institutional adoption is booming but gas fees hinder growth

Blockchain, Decentralized Internet

BlockDown: DeFi institutional adoption is booming but gas fees hinder growth

Panelists at a DeFi-focused talk held at the BlockDown conference on Thursday expressed their optimism at the past and future growth of decentralized finance, but highlighted the hurdles to adoption due to congestion on Ethereum.

“Decentralization is continuing, but what we’ve started to see is more and more delivery of DeFi through custodial interfaces, through fintech. And a lot of what we do is just education, advocacy, informing people about all the excitement. […] We are very surprised, often, by the extent to which regulated institutions are already participating in DeFi.”

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Article: NFTs Can Bring the Real World On-Chain

Crypto

NFTs Can Bring the Real World On-Chain

Non-fungible tokens (NFT) have generated an unprecedented level of mainstream interest in cryptocurrency technology. Believers claim NFTs represent a “paradigm shift” whereas detractors compare NFTs to the “Tulip Mania” and the initial coin offering era.

We have seen similar polarization of public opinion before with blockchain technology and dot-com stocks, which resulted in several breakthrough innovations and some epic commercial failures.

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