Variant is an early-stage fund investing in web3. They believe the next generation of the internet will transform users into owners. Variant backs mission-aligned founders at the earliest possible stage.
A multiverse for creators, oncyber is the easiest way for artists and collectors to show their digital assets (NFTs) in fully immersive experiences (3D/VR), for free.
Aztec is building blockchain encryption without trade-offs. Their advanced zero-knowledge cryptography means applications can be efficient, private, and secure.
Ceramic is a decentralized data network that brings unlimited data composability to Web3 applications.
DAO-native solution to contributor rewards, feedback, and all things people.
Cozy is an open-source protocol for automated and trust-minimized Protection Markets. Protection Markets allow you to provide and receive protection against predefined conditions like a loss of funds due to a smart contract hack. Anybody can create and use Protection Markets.
Trustless and secure crypto custody for everyone
### What Euler is a non-custodial permissionless protocol on Ethereum that allows users to lend and borrow almost any crypto asset. Euler helps users to earn interest on their crypto assets or hedge against volatile markets without the need for a trusted third-party. ### Why? Euler introduces a number of new features in DeFi, including permissionless lending markets, protected collateral, reactive interest rates, per-second compounding interests and feeless flash loans. #### Permisionless listing Euler lets its users determine which assets are listed. Any asset that has a WETH pair on Uniswap v3 can be added as a lending market on Euler. #### Protected Collateral On Compound and Aave, collateral deposited to the protocol is always made available for lending. On the other hand, Euler allows collateral to be deposited, but not made available for lending. This collateral is 'protected'. It doesn't earn interest, but is free from the risks of borrowers defaulting, can always be withdrawn instantly, and helps protect against borrowers using tokens to influence governance decisions. #### Reactive interest rates Euler uses control theory to autonomously change the interest rates towards a level that maximises utilisation of assets in the protocol. These reactive interest rates adapt to market conditions for the asset in real-time without the need for ongoing governance intervention. #### Compound Interest Compound interest is accrued on Euler each second. This is different from other lending protocols, where interest is typically accrued every block. Earning interest per-second is generally expected to perform more predictably in the long-run, even if upgrades to Ethereum lead to changes in the average time between blocks. #### Feeless Flash Loans Euler only charges fees according to the time value of money, and from the blockchain's perspective flash loans are held for a duration of 0 seconds. Thus, they are entirely free on Euler (ignoring gas costs).
Flashbots is a research and development organization formed to mitigate the negative externalities posed by Maximal Extractable Value (MEV) to stateful blockchains, starting with Ethereum.
Foundation is a NFT exchange platform that allows users to buy and sell NFTs on the ethereum network.
A Koop is a community, led by both the creators and their members. At its core, communities are backed by a treasury created from an NFT collection or membership pass. The treasury is used to bring a community's ideas to life whether they are creating an animated web show or developing software.
The home for web3 publishing Built on web3 for web3, Mirror’s robust publishing platform pushes the boundaries of writing online—whether it’s the next big white paper or a weekly community update.
### What Morpho is a peer-to-peer layer built on top of other lending protocols like Compound or AAVE. It is a lending protocol optimizer - this means that it improves capital efficiency on lending pools by improving the matching of lenders and borrowers. Morpho can be adapated and deployed to any pool based lending protocol, and it acts as a proxy between the user and the underlying lending pool. In the worst case scenario users get the normal APY of the underlying pool, but when matched they received an improved rate thanks to the P2P matching. You can think of Morpho as an engine that matches users interacting in a pool depending on their preferences to get the best rates for both of them. ### Why Peer-to-peer lending is more efficient than peer-to-pools lending (where lenders provide liquidity or assets, to a pool of assets, and borrowers borrow from it). In P2P lending, lenders and borrowers are matched directly and the interest is paid by the borrowers directly to the lender instead of being paid to a pool to be later distributed among all lenders in a pro-rata basis. Morpho combines the benefits of P2P lending (capital efficiency) with the relative high liquidity of peer-to-pool lending. This enhanced matching results in improved rates for lenders and borrowers.
Perennial is built from first-principles to be a powerful, flexible, and composable primitive that can scale to meet the needs of DeFi traders, liquidity providers, and developers.
PleasrDAO is a collective of DeFi leaders, early NFT collectors and digital artists who have built a formiddable yet benevelont reputation for acquiring culturally significant pieces with a charitable twist.
Polygon is a protocol and a framework for building and connecting Ethereum-compatible blockchain networks
### What Uniswap is a decentralized exchange protocol (DEX). It allows people to set up or contribute to liquidity pools consisting of various ERC-20 token pairs, or to use the available liquidity to swap their tokens against another using its Automated Market Maker (AMM) mechanism. ### Why AMMS are one of the building blocks in the crypto space as they always provide users with a price between two assets. Uniswap uses a simple X * Y = K, formula to price assets where x is the amount of one token in the liquidity pool, and y is the amount of the other. k is a fixed constant, meaning the pool’s total liquidity is always the same. ### Risk There are various risks involved with using AMMS. These include but are not limited to: Protocol Risk - risk due to mechanics in the design of a protocol. Even when the protocol functions as intended there might be risks e.g. high slippage incurred in trades due to the liquidity curve set-up Smart contract risk - This is risk from an error in the code causing the contract to operate in ways unexpected by the developers. It might leave the code vulnerable to exploits or other attacks Cybersecurity risk - Hackers, Exploiters or other malicious actors trying to attack Uniswap ### Reward Uniswap is arguably one of the largest AMMs in crypto and is usually the protocol where tokens find the most liquidity. Its UI/UX is extremely simple and users can trade most tokens with little problems.
Fixed-rate lending for DeFi. Interest rates shown are market rates and are subject to change. Your rate may vary based on the amount borrowed. Rates shown are for information purposes only.