API3 is a decentralized oracle provider that aims to launch a fractal ecosystem of blockchain-native organizations. To scale, this ecosystem needs to exist on multiple chains, and must be able to communicate across chains. To this end, the Lab is developing tools and the functionalities needed to scale a vibrant decentralized oracle ecosystem.
The Prime innovation network is a blockchain-native organization that is researching and building next-generation coordination tools for decentralized finance. Curve Labs is working on negotiation modules and other tooling to help Prime restructure the decentralized finance industry as a positive-sum coordination game.
A speculative research-creation project funded by Creative Europe for the development of a digital infrastructure for self-organization in the performing arts. It allows for artists, cultural professionals, audience and other potential stakeholders to initiate creative collaborations and implement new funding strategies, harnessing novel social choice mechanisms like Quadratic Funding.
The Spectre protocol enables anyone to mint fungible tokens backed by non-fungible tokens to create fully liquid and permissionless public goods markets around digital art objects. The Lab has provided mechanism design support in approaching this vital token primitive protocol.
The Lab is working on the specification and development of a crypto-institutional framework that combines a native token, an elastic-supply complementary currency, local governance, and geospatially-embedded natural capital currencies. This Kolektivo Framework aims to drive bottom-up sustainable transformation per the tenets of the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
CO2ken uses mechanism design to transform the existing carbon sequestration supply chain. The eventual aim is for every blockchain transaction to be married to the removal of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere.