One can perceive the Ethereum Merge on merely a superficial level – based on a story being told…
…or one could potentially dig beneath the fold and consider the more expansive implications…
Beginning with Eloisa Marchesoni (quoted in the Euronews article above)…
I SPEAK TOKENOMICS
Eloisa Marchesoni is a Tokenomics Engineer focusing on token model architecture, token macro-/micro-economics structure, crypto market simulations and gamification strategies for Web3 businesses.
According to her website, Marchesoni collaborates with Metadhana:
The Metadhana Group democratizes Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain, Games, and Creative Development for creators and various crypto ecosystems through its consortium with proven track record, expertise, people and performance in their respective industries. A next generation media and technology organization.
Behind the stories we tell is a creative genius that only humans possess. But what if there’s something else untapped that can enhance the way we create stories — stories that tell of our collective interests, desires, and hopes?
Enter Metadhana. We leverage the advances of artificial intelligence (AI) to enrich our story-telling, to provide a Generative Alternate World Experience.
Go Beyond Alternate Reality
NFT Game Development
An experienced team of game designers and creative artists from established animation studios will create an engaging game with production level visuals. A game can be made from scratch or modified from our library of 20+ games.
A team of talented writers, novelists, and comic writers will take a deep dive with a key idea and create a fictional world with a unique backstory. The team has experience working with OpenAI GPT-3 to generate a completely unique generative lore.
Metaverse Economy Modeling
Our Solidity Certified Economic Analysts will have a look at the gameplay and create a stable defi economy complete with financial projections and simulations.
MetaDhana aims to push the boundaries of innovation by expanding the concept metaverse. We believe the future of the Metaverse is the singularity of man and AI, one that has its own economy, utility, story, culture, and natives all governed by an ever evolving AI.
Marchesoni also collaborates with the Stanford Blockchain Accelerator:
We aim to incubate top Stanford startups in a crypto-native way and connect you with top crypto VCs, prominent protocols in the industry and experienced mentors.
We develop our own thought leadership and work alongside Center for Blockchain Research.
[Submitted on 5 Oct 2019 (v1), last revised 23 Feb 2020 (this version, v3)]
The Nakamoto longest chain protocol is remarkably simple and has been proven to provide security against any adversary with less than 50% of the total hashing power. Proof-of-stake (PoS) protocols are an energy efficient alternative; however existing protocols adopting Nakamoto’s longest chain design achieve provable security only by allowing long-term predictability (which have serious security implications). In this paper, we prove that a natural longest chain PoS protocol with similar predictability as Nakamoto’s PoW protocol can achieve security against any adversary with less than 1/(1+e) fraction of the total stake. Moreover we propose a new family of longest chain PoS protocols that achieve security against a 50% adversary, while only requiring short-term predictability. Our proofs present a new approach to analyzing the formal security of blockchains, based on a notion of adversary-proof convergence.
|Comments:||65 pages, 16 figures|
|Subjects:||Cryptography and Security (cs.CR)|
|Cite as:||arXiv:1910.02218 [cs.CR]|
|(or arXiv:1910.02218v3 [cs.CR] for this version)|
|[1910.02218] Proof-of-Stake Longest Chain Protocols: Security vs Predictability|
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Dan Boneh (co-director)
Cryptography Professor of Computer science. Cryptography for blockchains and cryptocurrencies.
Professor of Computer Science. Tools for verifying smart contracts
Professor of Law and Business, former SEC Commissioner. Regulation of crypto and ICOs.
A. Barton Hepburn Professor Emerita of Business. Blockchains and next generation financial services.
David Mazières (co-director)
Professor of Computer Science. Consensus, core blockchain abstractions, and applications to computer security.
Mary and Gordon Crary Family Professor of Computer Science. Programming languages for blockchains and smart contracts.
Professor of Political Science. Specializing in DAO governance and voting.
Thomas Kailath and Guanghan Xu Professor of Electrical Engineering. Scalable consensus protocols.
The center is supported by the leading projects and funds in the space.
Marchesoni also collaborates with GSR:
Founded in 2013, GSR is a crypto market maker with 300 employees across the globe. We specialize in providing liquidity, risk management strategies and structured products to sophisticated global investors in the digital assets industry. Our leadership team of veteran finance and technology executives from Goldman Sachs, Citadel, J.P. Morgan, and Two Sigma, among others, has created one of the world’s fastest and most robust digital asset trading systems.
GSR is deeply embedded in every major sector of the cryptocurrency ecosystem. We work with leading cryptocurrency projects, exchanges, funds, and miners as well as financial institutions taking their first steps into the world of digital assets.
Marchesoni also collaborates with LongHash Ventures:
We cut through the hype to bring the insights that matter to founders, investors, and the native Web 3 community
See the entities from which they claim to hail:
As per Marchesoni’s website, she also collaborates with Shima Capital (where she is listed as a Team member):
The product cycle of digital assets and blockchain applications has reached an inflection point. The potency of financial incentives veiling the lack of quality user and developer experiences has begun to dissipate. The advent of the existing bear cycle is a disguise for a more significant moment in time for web3: the transition from an incubation phase product cycle to growth. For this transition, application layer protocols play a key role in facilitating infrastructure innovation through expectations of mainstream adoption. (my emphasis)
Here at Shima Capital, we are passionate about growing the future of the crypto and web3 ecosystem. If you’re building web3-native applications and looking for a partner like us, please do not hesitate to reach out! We would love to hear what you’re working on.