Part 2: Tokenomics – The Builder's Handbook: A Practical Guide
by
Or Harel
April 29, 2022

PREVIOUSLY ON TOKENOMICS… In our first post, we explained what Tokenomics is, explored some common misconceptions around Tokenomics (and Tokenmetrics), and discussed why it's such an important concept to master. If you haven't yet read it, it’s a good place to start.

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Part 1: Tokenomics – the Engine, the Fuel and the Generator
by
Or Harel
April 20, 2022

What is Tokenomics? Like many concepts in the crypto world, Tokenomics is an ambiguous concept with different interpretations, depending on whom you ask. In this series of “essays”, we will try to demystify, explain and present (as simply as possible) a framework for understanding and designing an optimal tokenomic model. We’ll examine the many filters we use, when assessing a project’s prospect, to better understand what are the building blocks. Finally, we will show how we bring together these blocks, to build and optimize an ecosystem’s Tokenomics.

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The New Ad Inventory - Embed.xyz
Introducing Embed: Our First Protocol Incubation
by
Amos Meiri
April 13, 2022

NFTs will be the new ad inventory of the internet. That's a hypothesis we’ve had at Node for a while. But how will it play out? Is the timing right? What's the most relevant business/protocol? ‍We’ve realized that marketing in the metaverse is all about brands building web3 communities. ‍While exploring this hypothesis, we’ve been waiting to see two important milestones:

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who we are

We are crypto engineers and builders who have been exploring crypto since 2012 when we successfully built Colored Coins – the world’s first digital assets protocol on top of Bitcoin.  

Node is a thesis-focused, long-term cryptocurrency fund investing in pre-market/market token-based projects. As well as providing capital, we take the role of core contributers in new protocols and networks. We support our portfolio in a hands-on approach as a leading node provider, helping teams bootstrap the network in the early days. We also like solving token-economic challenges and providing liquidity when it is most needed.  We add technical value to support our entrepreneurs and networks as they go to market and continue to grow.

thesis

Public confidence in slow-moving, high-cost organizations is eroding, due to their lack of transparency, inability to course-correct and weak security protocols.
Blockchains, cryptocurrencies and their underlying technologies have the potential to increase trust and improve security across many markets and cut costs and friction.  They enable a dynamic new range of applications and business models, which enjoy a decentralized structure based on trust in code and math – ensuring better alignment of incentives between all market participants.

We are now at the early stages of their adoption curve.  As they mature, these technologies will solve some of the world's biggest challenges in finance, media, ownership and data access. 
At Node, we believe the market will grow rapidly as these technologies fulfill their promise.  

Our team adds significant technical expertise on bootstrapping new networks. Our goal is to invest in novel networks – addressing vertical-specific issues, which are ideally blockchain agnostic – and to solve distinct issues in defined ecosystems.

Amos Meiri
Founding Partner

Amos is an investor and pioneer in the crypto & digital assets sphere. He co-founded Colored Coins - the first digital assets protocol - in 2012 and, two years later, Colu.com, the first digital assets platform. Prior to this, Amos was head of trading at eToro.com and held key positions at other investment firms.

Rotem Lev
Co-Founder & CTO

Rotem was formerly the Co-Founder and CTO of Colu and led the creation of the Colored Coins specification while working on Bitcoin code. He was also Chief Architect and Head of Front-end Development at eToro. Previously, he worked at Cyhawk Ventures as VP R&D, and at Checkpoint, and Memco (C.A) as a Software Engineer and Systems Architect.

Mikel Samanes
Quant

Mikel finished his telecommunication engineering studies in Genova and wrote his final thesis at the Ericsson Research‭ ‬&‭ ‬Development Lab, where he designed a prototype of a single sign-on for telecom infrastructure based on open software‭. ‬While working at Hewlett Packard, specializing in image quality and printing software, he developed his passion for trading and crypto, especially on-chain data. Recognized as a Pine coder expert, Mikel helps funds develop trading market strategies, money management systems and trading indicators.

Eyal Elsheich
Head Of Platform

An engineer, crypto developer and infrastructure architect, Eyal was previously VP of R&D at Colu, where he worked to create payment systems, wallets, and protocols for both blockchain and centralized infrastructure. Formerly an independent hacker, he oversaw the creation of infrastructure systems for large-scale website systems.

Or Harel
Analyst and Investor

Or is a Software & Information Systems Engineer from Ben-Gurion University in Israel, with a strong background in software UI/UX and Product Management from several Israeli start-up companies. A true technical researcher, who is passionate about cryptocurrencies and new protocols.

Ofer Guttman
Head of Operations

Ofer is a capital market professional with vast experience in the financial industry. served in several investment firms while performing versatile roles. these includes working for Bank Leumi as a senior investment and hedging consultant, foreign equities trading manager at Meitav-Dash and risk analyst at Tachlit ETN's.  Fascinated by new disruptive technologies that help people around the world to exchange value.


Danny Razinsky (CPA)
CFO in Residence

Danny has served in various financial and operations roles. These include CFO at Colu, as VP Finance and Operations at several start-ups in the Israeli and US fintech and high tech industries, and Director of Finance at AOL. He also spent time at PwC. Danny is a CPA and has a BA in Accounting and Business from the College of Management, Israel.

Prof. Tal Rabin
Cryptographer in Residence

Prior to joining UPenn, Prof. Rabin was Head of Research at the Algorand Foundation. Previously, she spent 23 years at IBM Research ‬as a Distinguished Research Staff Member and Manager of the Cryptographic Research Group‭.  ‬She received her PhD‭ ‬from Israel’s Hebrew University in 1995‭.

Tal is an ACM Fellow‭, ‬an IACR Fellow, and a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences‭. ‬She is the ‬recipient of the 2019 RSA Award for Excellence in the Field of Mathematics‭. ‬In 2018‭, she was named by Forbes ‬as one of the global Top 50 ‬Women in Tech. ‬In 2014‭, ‬‬Tal won the Anita Borg Women of Vision Award for Innovation, and Business Insider ranked her #‬4 ‬on ‬its list of 22 ‬Most Powerful Women Engineers.