Crypto is the Wild West.
It is the most innovative technological space that has ever existed, but permissionlessness comes at a cost. New tokens flood the market by the minute and it is becoming increasingly difficult to separate innovation from low quality products or vapourware.
Liquidity is king, but price discovery of new assets and NFTs remains a huge problem despite the emergence of automated market makers (AMMs). Power comes in the numbers, but decentralisation leads to fragmented governance with power weighted towards very few token holders.
finance.vote provides market alpha, project validation tools and
influence formation for any project in crypto.
3 Core Design Pillars
Market Discovery and
Using the finance.vote quadratic voting based, rolling consensus system, users are incentivized to make market predictions in a series of tournaments focussed on baskets of assets from across the cryptospace. It is designed to facilitate the generation of market alpha and the discovery of up and coming tokens from the most viable projects.
Prediction markets, auction technology and price prediction.
Second Layer Governance
Using quadratic and snapshot voting, finance.vote introduces a suite of governance tools that can provide a voice to minority token holders on any network. The second layer governance tools create a route from rough consensus and dialogue to high-stakes on-chain governance decisions.
miniDAOs, AMA tech, social curation tools, quadratic voting tech, gassless voting
Decentralised Social Trading
The finance.vote social trading system provides groups of any size with the ability to share market information, pool assets and make collectivised trading decisions.
Collaborative trading, liquidity mining games, decentralised copy trading
The finance.vote dApp Suite
These dApps will be the toolset for the DAOs of the future. They are designed to facilitate social consensus formation across a range of use cases, from price discovery and monetary policy formation to content curation and governance.
These applications will form the foundation of a decentralised decision making and will upgrade the governance capabilities of the whole DeFi space as a whole. Together they form a modular DAO architecture that projects will be able to integrate to their needs and modify in collaboration with the finance.vote token holders.
LIVE - October 2020
A prediction market and collective intelligence tool, which uses quadratic voting and a decentralised identity system to curate emerging markets and reach consensus on the perceived future performance of assets.
Markets is the centrepiece of the finance.vote ecosystem. It allows users to break through the noise of permissionless systems and concentrate on the assets most worthy of their attention.
Coming March 2021
A snapshot voting client with native quadratic voting functionality. Influence is designed for token weighted decentralised content curation and rough consensus formation.
Influence adds prediction market dynamics to decentralised decision making and users earn token rewards for participating in rolling governance decisions, which can be anything from tuning monetary policy parameters to meme markets.
Coming Feb 2021
A liquidity mining and staking platform, which provides users of token ecosystems with yield opportunities in return for supporting the creation of decentralised markets.
Yield utilises radical crypto-economics to create “perma-liquidity” and create the potential for tuneable governance parameters that can be modified by token weighted voting.
LAUNCHED NOVEMBER 2020
A crypto auction house that uses two novel auction mechanisms, the “exponential token auction” and the “binary search auction,” to find the optimal price for both fungible and non-fungible digital assets.
Auction is designed for price discovery and reaching consensus on the value of new assets or highly subjective assets in the cryptospace.
The finance.vote Roadmap
The finance.vote roadmap is designed to give real power to the FVT token holders, allowing them to steer development of the network from the very outset. Each of the governance dApps in the roadmap meet a specific use case in the future of decentralised governance. When they are built and how they run will be determined by vote using our Second Layer Governance tools and ratified by the main DAO, the DMF (The Decentralised Monetary Fund), to be launched in Q2 of 2021
The Launch Team
Dr. Nick Almond
Founder and Protocol Leader
Nick is a physicist by background, spending 10 years studying and working in experimental physics, culminating in a doctorate in biophysics and surface science. After a stint at an astrophysics research institute he took a lectureship position teaching mathematics and cryptography, which is where he discovered Bitcoin.
Over a seven year period Nick transitioned into a range of academic senior leadership positions and took a disciplinary detour into education, learning theory and governance research.
His academic career concluded with a role as an associate dean at the London College of Fashion, where he taught courses on emerging technologies and designed approaches for technology enhanced teaching practice.
His passion is in blockchain technology and he believes that the ability to organise at scale using voting technologies will revolutionize the way that we live, work and learn in the future.
Christopher is an established crypto innovator.
He has spent many years as the co-founder and CTO of crypto projects including Lunyr and BitMesh. Christopher has also developed algorithms for IOT and deep learning applications. He was a PhD candidate in Mathematics and Computer Science and holds an M.S. and B.S. in Mathematics and Computer Science respectively.
Naomi Dara Harris
Brand & Product Creator
Naomi has been an early contributor in the blockchain & crypto space since 2015, defining & launching successful brands & projects, creating accessible products to drive adoption of crypto ventures. An integrated designer of over 12 years, Naomi has worked with global brands in many industries including fintech, healthtech, education, and renewable energy, building functional and business-driven branding, marketing and products.
Strategy & Operations
Simon has worked in the IT industry for over 20 years coming from infrastructure to later manage teams and execute strategy at the board level. He has worked in Fintech since 2012, specifically with contactless payments and ERP solutions before taking the dive into blockchain in Japan. He worked with numerous financial institutions developing blockchain solutions before building up the Tezos ecosystem in Japan in terms of both enterprise adoption and regulatory support.
His passion is the enablement of small teams to deliver real value. Though building a business is hard enough without certain infrastructure, this is what makes an economy turn. Distributed computing platforms can reduce this barrier to the extent that societies may be able to question the methods behind enforcing ownership, potentially transitioning to a system of calibrated economic incentives.
Chief Creative Advisor
Louis is a creative, he honed his skills over 12 years, working for some of the largest creative agencies in the world including Saatchi & Saatchi, Ogilvy and JWT. He discovered Bitcoin in 2012 and in 2013 Founded Proof of Work, the worlds first crypto digital agency. PoW developed creative solutions for many large projects including Ethereum, MakerDAO & Cardano. During this time was also an organizer of Coinscrum, the then biggest Crypto meetup in the world. His role as an advisor at Finance.Vote consists of Digital Shoulder massages, Pep talks and the occasional Wisdom grenade… occasionally.
Chief Technical Advisor
Nicholas is a cryptocurrencies Entrepreneur, Software Engineer and has been involved with bitcoin since 2012. Providing start-up support, Nicholas co-authored BIP175 of the bitcoin specification and has been instrumental in designing bitcoin protocols such as MainStay and Layer 2 Solutions. Today Nicholas is CEO of CommerceBlock and has been quoted in many major publications regarding cryptocurrencies and advisory work for government trade bodies.