On September 24, the Chinese government announced that all monetary transactions involving digital assets were being made illegal, citing concerns over national security and social stability. Prices briefly dipped following the announcement, only to regain most of their ground a few short days later. …


Varys Capital is pleased to announce an investment in Exponent. Exponent’s mission is to connect end users with quantitative traders in a permissionless, non-custodial, and trustless way.

With decentralized finance (DeFi) solutions continuing to offer a level of speed and responsiveness not typically available to on-chain solutions, quantitative trading has…


Non-fungible tokens (NFTs) shot out of the gate in February 2021, and while they were initially dismissed as a fad, they have shown incredible staying power and continued growth as the year has progressed. …


On July 18th, 2021, the upgrade for Ethereum’s long-awaited London hard fork was deployed to its final testnet, with an estimated go-live date on August 4th. This move represents an important milestone in the progression towards Ethereum 2.0, which stands to be one of the most momentous advancements in the…


The digital asset market has been on a wild ride downwards over the past few months, attributed to negative sentiment from a few particularly large market movers and concerns of crackdowns over trading and mining in China, which had previously held the lion’s share of the network’s mining operations. …


In recent years, traditional banking institutions have struggled with meeting the needs of their customer base. With a great reliance on legacy processes that have not changed appreciably in decades, the need for innovation has never been greater. …


Varys Capital is pleased to announce an investment in PolkaCipher. PolkaCipher’s aim is to bridge the gap between the off-chain Internet economy and on-chain decentralized applications, and to be at the forefront of the cross-chain NFT ecosystem with community governance and a privacy-enabled network.

Although NFTs (non-fungible tokens) have been…


Varys Capital is pleased to announce an investment in Matrixswap. Matrixswap’s mission is to develop a community-owned and governed decentralized finance (DeFi) protocol with infinite on-chain liquidity.

DeFi has exploded onto the scene over the past couple of years, allowing individuals to swap currencies directly without needing to trust an…


Varys Capital is pleased to announce an investment in Mintlayer’s seed round. Mintlayer’s mission is to provide access to decentralized finance (DeFi) in an accessible, user-friendly, and flexible manner.

Digital assets represent a rebellion against the ever-decreasing value of fiat currency. Even under prime economic conditions, no bank will pay…


With markets firmly in “Altcoin Season” territory as of this writing, all eyes have been on potential shortcomings of Ethereum at its current scale. With transaction times and fees on the rise and concerns over power usage and potential centralization growing, the community has been hard at work building solutions…

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