Past Projects

A short breakdown on the projects some Core members worked on independently in the past
We love to showcase what our members have worked on outside of the club. Feel free to reach out to any of the team members below if you want to support or hear more about their projects.
Forest Fund (Fall 2022 - Spring 2023)
The Forest Fund focuses on a variety of investment opportunities around the blockchain ecosystem. The Fund founders Jackson Gerard and Max Sclar raised their first capital by doing in-depth researching over the 22F term and break. With this capital, the team has been researching Bitcoin mining opportunities as well as trading.
Team: Jackson Gerard, Max Sclar
DB VC Team - Green (Spring 2023 - Summer 2023)
The DB VC Team works directly with blockchain venture capitalists on technical research for a variety of new crypto projects. The team adds direct value to the crypto ecosystem and the VCs it works with through its reports. This team was launched in spring of 2023.
Team: Aaron Xie, Robbie Blank, Nicolás Schaievitch, DJ Matusz
DB VC Team - Black (Spring 2023 - Summer 2023)
The DB VC Team works directly with blockchain venture capitalists on technical research for a variety of new crypto projects. The team adds direct value to the crypto ecosystem and the VCs it works with through its reports. This team was launched in spring of 2023.
Team: James Park, Ben Williams, Liam Tassiello, Joshua Piesner
The Forest Blockchain Research Team develops in-depth reports and essays around all aspects of decentralized finance. In-depth, industry-leading research is something members of Dartmouth Blockchain pride themselves on, and the Forest Blockchain Research Team plans to continue that output through this project. The team's 22F focus was on primary risk vectors in DeFi borrowing and lending markets, and they published a paper on this topic at the end of 22F about undercollateralized lending markets like Maple Finance and TrueFi. During 23S, the team will be focused on other topics around decentralized governance and risk management.
Team: Full Core, Led by Charlie Ambrose
This project was a research piece a team worked on in collaboration with dYdX during the spring of 2022. Decentralized governance is an area with major benefits if executed correctly; the team saw flaws in the current governance system of most DAOs and took a term to research a few potential solutions in collaboration with the governance team at dYdX.
Team: Charlie Ambrose, Amayr Babar, Max Sclar
Autonoma (Spring 2022)
Autonoma is a protocol whitepaper a team worked during the spring of 2022. Autonoma is an idea to facilitate the creation, issuance, and redemption of principal tokens (PTs) and yield tokens (YTs) for vault positions. The goal of Autonoma is to be a permissionless and universal yield tokenization factory for all vault positions, starting with ERC-4626 compliant vaults. The protocol is open, non-rent-seeking, and aims towards complete decentralization. The team did not continue work on Autonoma due to a variety of factors, but it was a great project that led to more connections and ideas.
Team: Atharv Agashe, Alex Craig, Aaron Xie
During the spring and early summer of 2022, a teams team worked on a deep dive into Centrifuge, which seeks to unlock liquidity for real-world assets. The team dove into the mechanisms and tokenomics behind Centriuge as well as its potential going forward. This report was done in collaboration with Block49 Capital and the Centrifuge team.
Team: Jack Brustkern, Jackson Gerard, Luke Putelo
Disclaimer: The Dartmouth Blockchain Student Society is not directly associated with any of these projects. Members of the club meet to chat about what they are building outside of the club. The club (Dartmouth Blockchain Student Society) does not manage funds or do any form of collaboration with outside organizations or companies. Any outside organization or company using Dartmouth Blockchain branding is not permitted by Dartmouth Blockchain Student Society.