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9 January 2024

The Cross-Domain Thesis Part 3.1: Ordering

The thesis's third (and final) part presents a continuing overview and focus on the unique, exciting, and novel developments only possible in a modular world.

RESEARCH

5 October 2023

The Cross-Domain Thesis Part 2: Storage Proofs, Computation, and Bloat

A continued and developing overview of the technical issues that loom in a modular world, and how to fix them.

RESEARCH

21 September 2023

Our Essential Thesis

Exploring the intent-centric future: unveiling Essential's vision to shift from value extraction to intent satisfaction, tackling the complexities of blockchain evolution and pioneering a standardized framework.

RESEARCH

24 August 2023

The Cross-Domain Thesis Part 1: Setting The Stage

Moving towards a world of many domains

RESEARCH

5 May 2023

The Shared Sequencer

An SoK on Shared Sequencing, Aggregation Theory and Vertical Integrations

RESEARCH

22 March 2023

Modular MEV Part 2: A Continued Systematization of Knowledge

A Continued Systematization of Knowledge on Modular MEV

RESEARCH

7 February 2023

Modular MEV: Part 1 - The Introduction

A Systematization of Knowledge on MEV in the Modular World

RESEARCH

4 January 2023

Horatius At The Bridge

A Comprehensive Overview of Security and Trust Assumptions in Blockchain Bridges.

RESEARCH

13 October 2022

Beyond IBC

ZK Light Clients, Verkle Trees and connecting IBC to non-Cosmos chains -- the future of Interchain bridging with native IBC support.

RESEARCH

7 September 2022

HMS Gyroscope

The history of stables, death spirals, stablecoin governance and much more

RESEARCH

27 July 2022

The Application-Specific Chain Thesis

And Why The Wider Cosmos Ecosystem Is Set to Flourish

RESEARCH

19 May 2022

The Fuel for Fast Execution

An updated thesis on Fuel for the modular world

RESEARCH

14 April 2022

The Modular World

An article on the novel functionalities of Celestia and the future of the modular world

RESEARCH
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Outlook

15 January 2024

Maven 11’s 2024 Predictions

Pivotal 2024 trends in blockchain and gaming, highlighting a landmark blockchain game, shifts in crypto and AI integration, emerging technologies in blockchain efficiency, and the evolution of fan engagement platforms, painting a picture of the rapidly evolving tech landscape.

Insights

MAVEN'S INSIGHTS - MAY 2024

Impact of the Dencun upgrade on Ethereum | Regulatory shifts: SEC approves Ethereum ETFs | Significant settlements signal positive market shifts

09/05/24

MAVEN'S INSIGHTS - APRIL 2024

Third halving and increased Bitcoin activity | Stripe enabling USDC payments | Renzo and Saga both launched their mainnet

08 February

MAVEN’S INSIGHTS – JANUARY 2024

Historic spot Bitcoin ETF approvals | The delisting of privacy coins and increased scrutiny | Alphabet embraces cryptocurrency

04 March

MAVEN'S INSIGHTS - FEBRUARY 2024

Strong ETF Inflows & a dominant Blackrock IBIT | Uniswap fee sharing proposal | GoDaddy x ENS collaboration

08/04/2024

MAVEN'S INSIGHTS - MARCH 2024

Dencun upgrade live on the mainnet | Blackrock and Grayscale launching their Tokenized Asset Funds | Renzo and Swell dominating the restaking narrative

08 January

MAVEN’S INSIGHTS – DECEMBER 2023

Celestia's role in scalability and the rise of inscriptions | The Ledger HQ exploit and its implications | Astria's EVM rollup launch and Rollup-as-a-Service

08 December

MAVEN’S INSIGHTS – NOVEMBER 2023

Celestia's ecosystem expansion | Binance's settlement with the DoJ | Chainflip's token generation event

03 November

MAVEN’S INSIGHTS – OCTOBER 2023

Celestia is live: The Dawn of Modular Blockchain | ETF Anticipation Fuels Market Flames | Crypto's Leap into Mainstream Payments

06 September

MAVEN’S INSIGHTS – AUGUST 2023

Coinbase officially launches Base Ethereum L2 | RISC Zero announces the launch of Zeth | SEC's False Accusation of Greyscale BTC ETF Application

04 October

MAVEN’S INSIGHTS – SEPTEMBER 2023

Ethereum testnet Holesky launches successfully | Celestia announces their Genesis drop | MetaMask launches Snaps enabling non-EVM compatibility

05 August

MAVEN’S INSIGHTS – JULY 2023

Maven's Insights - Special Edition: Modular Summit 2023, Paris, France

03 July

MAVEN’S INSIGHTS – JUNE 2023

BlackRock's spot Bitcoin ETF | MakerDAO acquiring $700 million in U.S. T-bonds | Series A funding for Gensyn

09 June

MAVEN’S INSIGHTS – MAY 2023

Strong earnings reported by Tether | Apple showing increased acceptance of crypto | Seed fundraising round for OpenFort

08 May

MAVEN’S INSIGHTS – APRIL 2023

The Shapella upgrade marking the completion of Ethereum's transition to Proof-of-Stake | Coinbase exploring crypto-friendly jurisdictions outside the U.S. | Nike and Starbucks launching their own NFT collections

03 April

MAVEN’S INSIGHTS – MARCH 2023

Ethereum foundation confirmed the date for the Shapella upgrade | Highly awaited launch of the Arbitrum token | Euler Finance suffered a $200 million loss 

01 March

MAVEN’S INSIGHTS – FEBRUARY 2023

Coinbase introduces Ethereum L2 "Base" | Ordinals on Bitcoin | Hong Kong easing crypto regulations

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Archive

08 February

MAVEN’S INSIGHTS – JANUARY 2023

Ethereum reaches a milestone of having 500.000 active validators | Amazon takes the first thorough steps in its Web3 approach | Portfolio company Sovereign Labs finally comes out of stealth

04 January

MAVEN’S INSIGHTS – DECEMBER 2022

Visa released a paper detailing how they could collaborate with the Ethereum network on automatic scheduled payments from self-custodial crypto wallets | Apple is planning to allow users to install iOS apps from external sources due to changes in EU regulations regarding mobile app stores | Namada network successfully went through its critical initial setup in its ‘trusted setup’ ceremony.

02 December

MAVEN’S INSIGHTS – NOVEMBER 2022

Bankruptcy of FTX and Alameda Research | Instagram’s parent company Meta lined up multiple announcements | Circle, the issuer of the USDC stablecoin, announced their integration with Apple Pay

02 November

MAVEN’S INSIGHTS – OCTOBER 2022

Tech giant Google announces cloud-based blockchain node hosting service | Mastercard announces launch of new service ‘Crypto Sources | Maven 11 venture investment in Celestia was announced, having raised an astounding 55 million USD from its backers

04 January

Ten Predictions for 2023

Rollups  will onboard more new users than L1’s as a result MEV profits will further decrease

04 January

MAVEN’S INSIGHTS – NOVEMBER 2022

Rollups  will onboard more new users than L1’s as a result MEV profits will further decrease

04 January

MAVEN’S INSIGHTS

Rollups  will onboard more new users than L1’s as a result MEV profits will further decrease

04 January

Ten Predictions for 2023

Rollups  will onboard more new users than L1’s as a result MEV profits will further decrease