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CryptoEconLab offers cryptoeconomic services that enable teams to design and maintain robust incentives and tokenomics.

What We Do

We are an R&D cryptoeconomics lab operating at the unique intersection of blockchain technology, computer science, network science, statistics, economics, and systems engineering.

Our specialties include token design, mechanism/incentive design, economic audits, network analytics, and protocol governance.

We enable the creation of new financial markets, the development of novel digital asset products, and the exploration of new investment opportunities.

In an increasingly networked and open world, cryptoeconomics will play an ever larger role in coordinating human and machine activities in building a better future.

Who We Are

CryptoEconLab is split in two core functions developing projects that have a positive impact on the global economy:

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Advisory Services

The Advisory team leverages established economic knowledge to develop solutions, beginning with identifying key objectives and ending with mathematical modelling, to address specific problems faced by our clients in building their crypto-native projects.

Filecoin Core

Filecoin Core

Filecoin Core continues our longstanding development of the Filecoin economy by developing models, proposing economic solutions and sustaining the growth of teams in the Protocol Labs Network.

Focus Areas

Mechanism & Token Design

Mechanism & Token Design

For teams building new projects (or doing major revamps on their current project), we can provide support and guidance in designing the underlying economic model and tokenomics.

This involves defining the system and actors and designing the main economic mechanisms and policies. We can provide a proposal for the mechanisms that can be used (and their tradeoffs), build simulations, and tune parameters based on economic goals

Protocol Impact Analysis

Protocol Impact Analysis

Technical changes to protocols lead to impacts on the economics of the system. In these cases, we can assess the potential impact of a specific change proposal and propose mitigation strategies.

This involves understanding the change and the current economic model of the project, building simulations to quantify the impact on a set of economic metrics, and communicating the economic tradeoffs of the change.

Economic Audits

Economic Audits

For teams with ongoing projects or newly launched projects, we can provide a critical analysis of the underlying economic model and tokenomics. Such analysis has two main benefits, namely, uncovering potential issues with the current design and increasing confidence in the project.

This includes a description of the incentives of the system's main actors, an analysis of the reward mechanisms, and a simulation-based stress-test of the main metrics that characterize the system's economy.

Network Analytics & Monitoring

Network Analytics & Monitoring

Evaluate and analyze the performance of blockchain networks. Monitoring and tracking key metrics such as transaction throughput, latency, block size, and block time. Helping teams identify any issues that may be hindering the performance of their network and also to better understand user behavior and trends.

Business Strategy & Market Opportunity Assessment

Business Strategy & Market Opportunity Assessment

Analyzing the potential of cryptocurrency and blockchain projects. These assessments involve examining the project's value proposition to consumers, revenue generating opportunities, and defining success metrics and key performance indicators (KPIs) in the long-term.

Assessments also involve analyzing the competitive environment, identifying potential risks, and identifying opportunities for growth. Ultimately, these assessments are used to help determine whether the project is worth investing in or not.

Axel Cortés Cubero
Axel Cortés Cubero, PhD

Univ de Puerto Rico, UvAmsterdam, CUNY

JP Madrigal Cianci
JP Madrigal Cianci, PhD

Univ of New Mexico, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Advanced Blockchain

Kiran Karra
Kiran Karra, PhD

Johns Hopkins Univ, Virginia Tech, Northrop Grumman

Maria Silva
Maria Silva, PhD

Elliptic, Feedzai

Mike McCoy
Mike McCoy

ConsenSys, Accenture, Blockdaemon

Shyam Sridhar
Shyam Sridhar

Ethereum Foundation

Tom Mellan
Tom Mellan, PhD

Imperial College London, Univ College London

Vik Kalghatgi
Vik Kalghatgi

AQR Capital Management

ZX Zhang
ZX Zhang, MS

ConsenSys, Ethereum Foundation, Bridgewater Associates

Our Team

We combine the expertise of economics and network design with crypto-native primitives at scale. Our team has in depth knowledge and global representation across the Americas, EMEA and APAC

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Partners

Our focus is to integrate research with advanced mathematical and computational engineering to deliver key results for our partners including: researchers, operators, investors, developers and policymakers at for-profit and nonprofit organizations.

Researchers

Researchers

Conduct token research, create reports, and form plans to tackle cryptoeconomic problems

Operators

Operators

Define system requirements, goals, mechanisms and policies to seize market opportunities and achieve sustainable growth

Investors

Investors

Visualizations, embeddable charts and diagrams to review cryptoeconomic analysis, valuation analysis, due diligence

Developers

Developers

Simplify engineering workflow for problem framing, experiment planning, model coding, simulation analysis, documentation, and results sharing

Policymakers

Policymakers

Advise policy on tokeneconomic frameworks

Resources

We are passionate about giving back to the community. Please check our research, publications, talks and presentations we have recently held. If you would like to see more, make sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel, follow our blog on Medium or connect with us on Twitter and LinkedIn for all updated content.

CryptoEconDay

CryptoEconDay is a gathering of Web3 researchers and practitioners sharing findings, lessons learned, and answering some of our most challenging questions around the topic of cryptoeconomics.

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