Orchid’s novel layer 2 scaling architecture for Ethereum uses probabilistic nanopayments to allow users to pay for services in just this way.
Richard at Devcon 5 in Osaka
If you are in Osaka for this year’s Devcon - ping us on twitter and say hi to Richard!
Orchid + Fabric Dinner in Berlin
In collaboration with Orchid, we hosted our Berlin friends at an intimate dinner gathering. Stay tuned for the next dinners in Berlin & globally!
Richard at DLD Tel Aviv →
Richard Muirhead took part in this year’s DLD Tel Aviv - sharing his perspective on the changing landscape in frontier technology and the promise of Web 3.0.
Ethereal Tel Aviv →
Richard Muirhead joined Gigi Levy Weiss, Founding Partner, NfX; Dovey Wan, Founding Partner, Primitive Ventures; Agada Nameri, Partner & Head of Blockchain iAngels; Yossi Hasson, Managing Director, Techstars Blockchain; and Min Teo, Partner, ConsenSys Labs Investments to talk about their predictions for the Web 3.0 ecosystem in 2020.
Fabric Ventures + Coinbase at DeFi Summit London
At DeFI Summit 2019 in London, Max hosted the discussion on 'Bridging the gap - crypto as a liquid asset' with Zeeshan Feeroz and Cyril Matthew from Coinbase.
Web 3 Interview Series: A Conversation with Richard Muirhead & Max Mersch
This interview series are conducted at Web 3 Summit 2019 by Mable Jiang, Partner at Nirvana Capital, on behalf of Blockbeats, a leading blockchain media company in China.
Zeppelin discovered a vulnerability in Libra’s Move IR Compiler →
The Zeppelin team found a vulnerability in Libra’s Move IR Compiler, disclosed it, and validated the fix over a couple of days.
Keep Network announces tBTC
The team behind Keep Network shared what they’ve been working on for the past 10 months: a trust-minimized Bitcoin/Ethereum bridge called tBTC.
Token Engineering Global Gathering 2019 →
Richard Muirhead joined the investor panel at TEGG 2019 @ Berlin Blockchain Week, talking about the evolution of fundraising mechanisms in token ecosystems.
Richard hosted the second day at Dappcon19 - Berlin Blockchain Week
Richard had the pleasure of being the mainstage host for the second day of talks at Dappcon19, with speakers including Vitalik Buterin from Ethereum Foundation, Ameen Soleimani from Spankchain and MolochDAO, Jorge Izquierdo from Aragon, and Joseph Lubin from Consensys.
The Misfit Economy: Conversations on DeFi →
We were excited to have Max take part in Centrifuge’s DeFi event at Berlin Blockchain Week.
Ramp launches Ramp Instant
Ramp Instant lives inside your dApp or wallet, and provides a beautiful UI and experience for your users’ on-ramp. Ramp Instant can be integrated into your dApp with a few lines of code + 15 minutes of your developers’ time.
Token Wirtschaft 3.0: Evolution of DeFi from Global Perspectives
Richard joined the panel discussion with Dr. Mervyn G. Maistry, CEO & Co-Founder at Konfidio & Kintaro Capital; Paul Veradittakit, Partner at Pantera Capital; Ryan Gentry, Technical Research at Multicoin; and Baek Kim, Senior Associate at Hashed. The event was part of Berlin Blockchain Week 2019.
Interoperability Summit at Berlin Blockchain Week →
Together with Keep Network and Cosmos we hosted a technical discussion on interoperability and defragmentation of blockchain ecosystem, where Matt Luongo announced tBTC - a two-way peg between Bitcoin and Ethereum.
The Spree Cruise Party at Berlin Blockchain Week 2019
Right after our Interoperability Meetup, we hosted our friends in the Web 3.0 ecosystem at an after-party with Keep Network & BerChain - with none other but Luis Cuende as the DJ for the night.
Base Layer podcast with Richard Muirhead and Max Mersch
We talked about our investment thesis and Web 3.0 as the force powering the shift towards human-centric computing; discussed new business models; and talked all things token economics & value accrual.
Christina Frankopan shares thoughts on Libra via the FT →
Christina Frankopan questions the use of the metadata Libra will throw up, given that Facebook may be able to “triangulate this with other data sets to give them unprecedented knowledge of consumer behaviour and spending”.
Simply Explained: Blockchain Scalability Solutions — Past, Present, and Future
Nichole Zhu published a wrap up of her talk at Fabric Web 3.0 Track at CogX - and expanded on the current state of Blockchain scalability solutions, and where Polkadot fits in the future ecosystem.
Casa wins Best UX in Web 3.0 Award
Casa took the award for the Best UX in Web 3.0 at CogX - as part of the Web 3.0 awards. View other categories and winners here.
Big Brother is Watching: From Surveillance Capitalism to Totalitarian Regimes - panel discussion hosted by Max Mersch
If we look at the current business model of using open source software coupled with monetisation of user data & content - we realise we live in a full surveillance capitalistic state. How have we arrived to this panoptical society? Where have we gone wrong? What can Web 3.0 offer as an alternative route? Together with Santiago Siri from Democracy Earth, and Vinay Gupta from Mattereum, Max hosted the discussion on ‘surveillance capitalism’ and the path forward - at Fabric Web 3.0 Track at CogX.
Ramp Network wins Outstanding Innovation in Web 3.0 Infrastructure Development Award →
At CogX 2019, we hosted Web 3.0 Awards, celebrating the efforts made by the best teams in Web 3.0. We were excited to announce Ramp Network as the winner of ‘Outstanding Innovation in Web 3.0 Infrastructure Development’ award. View other award categories & winners here.
Interview with Olivier Roussy-Newton on Building the World’s First Publicly Listed Crypto Miner
At the Fabric Web 3.0 Stage at CogX 2019, Richard interviewed Olivier Roussy-Newton, the founder of HIVE Blockchain and advisor to Genesis Mining, on his journey building the first publicly listed crypto miner.
Fabric Web 3.0 Track at CogX 2019 →
This year we hosted the second edition of our flagship Web 3.0 Track at CogX, gathering over 80 incredible speakers over 3 full days of program: from discussing technical challenges of decentralised systems to diving into use-cases like DeFi and healthcare. Check the past event’s program here and sign up for 2020!
Bringing Web 3.0 into Mainstream: Browser as the Entry Point to dApps
Anastasiya Belyaeva hosted a fireside chat with Charles Hamel, Head of Crypto at Opera, discussing their partnership with HTC Exodus and their vision for building a distribution channel for dApps and a “window” into Web 3.0.
Roche Diagnostics and Ocean Protocol partner to improve care for heart disease patients through safe and secure data sharing
Using Ocean Protocol, private medical real-time data can be transmitted, viewed and shared from patients’ self-monitoring device to medical professionals and institutions, allowing faster feedback to patients and greater access to data from patients with chronic heart conditions by stakeholders.
Richard Muirhead comments on Mark Zuckerberg’ leadership vote - BBC World News →
When something grows from a tech company to a global data platform influencing the choices people make in personal, social, and political aspects of life, it requires an entirely new level of diligence to the oversight. When it comes to such an intimate level of data about individuals, we can’t settle for “he won’t be evil”. We must know that he can’t be.
Off The Chain podcast with Richard Muirhead: WTF is Web 3.0?
In this conversation, Richard and Anthony Pompliano discuss privacy by design, rational optimism, data sovereignty, the importance of encouraging experimentation, the key components of Web 3.0, and modern monetary theory.
OpenOcean CEO Summit 2019
Richard presented our vision for Web 3.0 in his Back To The Future talk at OpenOcean CEO Summit 2019 in London. You can view his presentation deck here.