Case Studies

Proof of Value Economic Protocol

Problem – Organizations can have difficulty obtaining the necessary capital to fund startup costs, especially labor.

Solution – The PoV Protocol bridges the gap between seed and series funding by creating a token economy that pays for labor services.

Results – Organizations in the GameFi, government, DeFi, non-profit, and economic development industries integrating proof of value into their tokenomics strategy.

Timeline – 6 weeks

A PoV economy grows by distributing currency as non-monetary contributions are added to the organization. This model eliminates excess inflation, complies with U.S. securities laws, and is completely contributor-rewarded. The design seamlessly interfaces with traditional business and rewards contributors in their choice of digital or fiat currency.

Organizations which are able to pay value contributors in a native crypto instead of fiat can redirect scarce cash resources towards essential operations. This, combined with the purchase/repurchase mechanism for funding, has the potential to redirect part of the VC market.

A copy of the whitepaper can be found here.

Tokenized Capital Investment Loans, Collateralized Real Estate

Problem – Due to economic shifts outside of borrowers’ control, banks will call in loans collateralized by real estate assets.

Solution – Tokenizing income-baring assets lets the borrower set the rules through the use of smart contracts.

Results – In Progress

Timeline – 6 weeks

Banks will call in loans collateralized by real estate assets when they lose on-paper value due to economic downturns. This leaves borrowers high and dry, needing to come up with additional capital when it is least available. Regardless of payment performance, if the underlying asset loses value because of an artificial market shift, borrowers can be out of business overnight.

Tokenizing income-baring assets lets borrowers set the rules for the repayment policy. Asset liquidation only happens when a preset condition is (or isn’t) met and a smart contract enforces it. Additionally loan providers are not prohibited by geographical location, minimum loan amount, or other restrictions.

Defi Technology Development Fundraising

Problem – Needed to register with the SEC for crowdfunding and accredited investment; lobbied for correct cryptocurrency regulation in Washington D.C.

Solution – Advised and helped develop SEC package, PPM, and crowdfunding campaign; Lobbied in D.C.

Results – Raised funds through accredited investments – company is currently at 6X initial valuation; Contacted and visited 3 Representatives and 1 Senator

Timeline – 6 months

We consulted and advised a Defi (decentralized finance) Blockchain Development company in order to establish a crowdfunding campaign, register with the SEC, and create a PPM (private placement memorandum) in order to intake capital from accredited investors. Additionally, we led the lobby efforts by contacting and visiting federal Representatives and Senators who were influential in financial legislation in order to support correct federal cryptocurrency taxonomy definitions and legislative measures.

SMRT City Omni-Transportation Coin

Problem – City transportation needed to integrate with private services in order to serve its most vulnerable communities as well as local businesses and tourism.

Solution – Design a city currency which provides access to economically viable transportation solutions for every stakeholder.

Results – Finalist, SMRT City Grant program

Timeline – 6 months

The SMRT City Coin was designed to serve the city’s most economically vulnerable population as a way to provide ad-hoc transportation solutions via public-private organizations using a common city currency. Local organizations and tourists were incentivized to participate through rewards, entertainment, and discounts. Although the city decided not to adopt a cryptocurrency solution in 2018, it is still a viable solution for public-private economic development and community activation.