We are honoured to support the Cambridge hackathon gathering over 100 technologists and teams across the UK.
Human Fabric Dinner in Berlin
Yet another Human Fabric dinner with our Berlin community - connecting engineers, developers & other talented individuals looking for their next adventure.
Decentralised Oracles: a comprehensive overview
Distributed Ledgers and Smart Contracts will bring unprecedented innovation by further removing trust-related friction in human interactions, but until these Smart Contracts can trustlessly take off-chain inputs, the innovation will be limited. Decentralised Oracles are gateways for smart contracts to interact with the outside world whilst limiting reliance on single source of truths, which will bring another wave of exciting innovation.
Will successful dApps compromise their host?
In this article, we will focus on two hosts for distributed applications: Proof-of-Work Ethereum and Bitcoin. After defining majority attacks, their costs and potential motives, we will explore how dApps affect the security of Ethereum and whether the economy that can be built on top of Ethereum is limited by the market cap of Ethereum itself.
Panel Discussion on Technical Obstacles to Widespread Crypto Adoption - Slush 2018
TruStory founder Preethi Kasireddy, Augur co-founder Joey Krug, Mattereum founder Vinay Gupta and Fabric Ventures Founding Partner Richard Muirhead discussed what kind of solutions are being developed to tackle the bottlenecks in crypto adoption; how smart contract platforms like Ethereum and decentralized applications are connected; and their views on the future of “dApps”.
Investing in Blockchain: Lessons Learned and The Future - Blockchain Venture Summit
Max Mersch joined our friends in the VC space to discuss the venture investing landscape in Web 3.0.
The Fabric family at Devcon4 in Prague!
We attended Devcon4 in full force - catching up with our portfolio founders & friends.
Generalized Mining and The Third-Party Economy: New Role of Crypto Investors - Devcon4
Max Mersch joined Jake Brukhman from Coinfund, Kyle Samani from Multicoin, and David Fauchier from Cambrial Capital at Devcon4 in Prague to discuss to Generalised Mining. Some of the questions included:
- What does a value-add crypto fund look like? - Define GM - what are the boundaries? - Generic PoS - Lending / borrowing
Web3 Summit investors panel by Olaf Carlson-Wee, Richard Muirhead, Vincent Zhou & Jutta Steiner
The Web3 Summit investor panel explored the value of institutional investors in a world where money isn't the problem. Participants included Polychain Capital's Olaf Carlson-Wee, Fabric Ventures' Richard Muirhead, and FBG Capita's Vincent Zhou. Moderated by Parity Technologies CEO Jutta Steiner.
Digital Asset Exchanges and Financial Infrastructure of Web3 - Panel at Web 3 Summit
Richard moderated the panel discussion on the future of financial infrastructure and digital asset exchanges with Ricky Li from Altonomy and William Piquard from Gatecoin.
There Has Never Been More At Stake In Venture Capital
We believe that going forward, most founders will initially turn towards patient institutional partners that inject both capital and work into their networks, and only once the networks are live with a minimum viable number of nodes, will they start attracting specific user groups through targeted placements or air-drops of tokens.
Investing and Venture in the Token Economy - Token Wirtschaft at Berlin Blockchain Week 2018
Max joined Min Teo from ConsenSys Labs, Lasse Clausen from 1kx, and other VC friends to share our perspective on investing in decentralised protocols and applications, and the adaptation of VC model to investing in Web 3.0.
An (Entrepreneurial) Investor’s Take on the Utility of Tokens beyond Payment
As often as projects have claimed that their token will accrue value proportionately to the usage of the network, we’ve heard investors claim that by the Law of MV=PQ, tokens will have no value as a result of high velocity. Both of these are inaccurate simplifications and generalisations.
Re-Engineering the Internet: How AI and Blockchain Might Be Used to Protect Data Privacy
It is no secret that there is a backlash brewing against the way data privacy is handled by Silicon Valley companies. The Facebook/Cambridge Analytica scandal brought the issue front and center. The firm is accused of using data it improperly obtained from Facebook to build voter profiles and influence the U.S. presidential election.
Talk on Web 3.0 business models at Skolkovo
Richard gave a talk on Web 3.0 for the students of Skolkovo Institute in Moscow, sharing the case-studies of successful projects, valuation techniques, and Web 3.0-native business models.
Gathering Decentralised Networks Technologists at CogX 2018
Richard Muirhead on the path forward in data privacy - Bloomberg TV
"We must move away from “don’t be evil” to “can’t be evil” and the only way to do it is to give individuals ownership of their data in a self-sovereign manner" - Richard shared his thoughts on the Facebook hearing in Congress, regulating big tech, and the differences between data privacy rights in Europe vs the US - live on Bloomberg TV with Julia Chatterley.
Investing in a Decentralized Eco-System, Blockstack Berlin 2018
We were thrilled to have Richard join the panel discussion at Blockstack Signature Berlin, with Andy Bromber from CoinList; Brittany Laughlin from Lattice Ventures; Ari Paul from BlockTower Capital - moderated by William Mougayar.
Richard at 4YFN Awards 2017 Final
Richard Muirhead joined the jury panel at 4YFN in Barcelona, alongside Itamar Novick, Aurore Belfrage, Jose del Barrio, Anne Valerie Bach, and Jon Bradford. Great fun discussing what ‘delicious’ features investors look for in startups.