Publications

  • _Building
    Tags: Published On: January 23rd, 2023

    Paladin is democratizing accessibility to general governance participation by building a one-stop solution for the meta-governance ecosystem of DeFi. It's gaining traction with ongoing innovations, most recently its Warden Quest.

  • _Research
    Tags: Published On: January 19th, 2023

    Identity fundamentally defines who we are and how we interact with the world. In this overview, we want to share some of the research we have done around this topic. We cover identity and digital identity generally, self-sovereign identity and related concepts as well as blockchain-based primitives such as NFTs in regards to identity and some trade-offs, use-cases and project examples.

  • _Investments
    Tags: Published On: December 21st, 2022

    We are excited to be part of the $7m equity seed round of Foundation Devices. We believe Foundation's sovereign computing platform is critical in empowering users to reclaim their digital sovereignty.

  • _Investments
    Tags: Published On: December 15th, 2022

    We are co-leading the $8M Seed round of Murmur, enabling truly collaborative and asynchronous decision-making. We believe that this project is well-positioned to help organizations become more adaptive and document-driven, evolve their culture, and bring DAO / self-management principles to the mainstream.

  • _Building
    Tags: Published On: November 17th, 2022

    The quest for liquidity among protocols has been one of the major concerns for every crypto startup. This led teams to spend significant amounts on advertising and incentive programs to attract liquidity. As a result, individual users went from protocol to protocol with their liquidity to earn yields from the best incentive programs with very few becoming sticky and permanent liquidity providers. This unsustainable market of incentive programs could now be disrupted - with “Chicken Bonds”, the latest drop of our portfolio company Liquity.

  • _Investments
    Tags: Published On: November 16th, 2022

    Over the course of 2022, DeFi has matured. We believe this process will continue and accelerate further with yield primitives playing a significant role. Yield Derivatives are an old acquaintance of the financial world. If appropriate protocols succeed in creating meaningful use cases, they could not just enrich the toolkit of experienced DeFi users but also provide DeFi’s master key for mass adoption of TradFi professionals and institutional money. In addition, the DeFi thesis is as strong as ever given the multiple failures of centralized entities over the course of 2022. This is why we’ve been leading the recent USD 2.5 million seed extension round of the DeFi protocol APWine.

  • _Research
    Tags: Published On: November 15th, 2022

    You have probably heard of celebrities spending huge on a Bored Ape Yacht Club (BAYC) NFT and seen them flexing it as their profile picture (2D avatar) on social media to represent their digital identity. Snoop Dogg and Eminem even took a further leap and morphed into their BAYC 3D avatars in a new music video. These are signs that in the future a new wave of content creators will express their creativity through avatars. In this post, we will elaborate on how Profile Picture NFTs (PFPs) used as avatars will play a key role in this development. We will further propose a typology for avatar design and identity options.

  • _Investments
    Tags: Published On: October 12th, 2022

    We are excited to announce that Greenfield is the seed round's lead investor for Nina Protocol. Additional investors include CMT Capital, Palm Tree Crypto and Noise DAO. In this article, we explore how the music NFT protocol built on Solana acts as the foundation for a rich and dynamic ecosystem of music applications and use cases between artists and fans - in particular, new ways of direct interactions through decentralized, token-gated communities created by fans, labels, and artists.

  • _Building
    Tags: , Published On: October 11th, 2022

    Brink is introducing conditional orders into the DeFi space. That's one of the reasons why we led the $3m seed round for Brink a while ago. In the mid-term, Brink is building toward a marketplace for advanced automation of NFT trading An important first solution on this journey has now been dropped: limit orders for NFTs.

  • _Research
    Tags: , , Published On: October 10th, 2022

    Privacy is under attack. The most successful corporations of our time have built their entire business model on surveillance capitalism. The blockchain is – in its most fundamental form as a public ledger of all transactions – a privacy hell. In this multi-disciplinary essay, we summarise where Greenfield stands on this issue and explore how crypto-native solutions can address the tension between public interest and the personal need for privacy.

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