How to Do Your Own Research (DYOR)

If you’ve been in the crypto world for even a little bit, you’ve probably heard the phrase “do your own research,” or simply “DYOR.” These common phrases reflect the risks involved in crypto trading and investing. Sometimes, this may be added to avoid legal consequences or blame in the event something goes wrong, similar to … Read more

Research Update: Utility Token Design

Polkadot Nov 11 · 9 min read By Samuel Häfner, Web3 Foundation Research Scientist New Web3 Foundation research on utility token design shows that, unlike centralized web2 platforms that favor the interests of the platform, decentralized utility token ecosystems are generally efficient, resulting in the optimal provision of services for all ecosystem participants. It also … Read more

From Academia to Start-up — Looking back at 2020

Alexei Zamyatin Jan 5 · 6 min read What a year to start a company. Global pandemic, economic crisis, DeFi hype, Bitcoin ATH… 2020 was a roller-coaster ride all way long. Nevertheless, 2020 was a fantastic year for Interlay. Interlay has been growing fast (even “aggressive” as some would say). We started as two PhDs … Read more