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Edge & Node
Cryptoeconomics Researcher
about 1 month ago | 244 views | 2 applications

Cryptoeconomics Researcher

Per year
$74,000 To $90,000

About the company

Edge & Node stands as the revolutionary vanguard of web3, a vision of a world powered by individual autonomy, shared self-sovereignty and limitless collaboration. Established by trailblazers behind The Graph, we’re on a mission to make The Graph the internet’s unbreakable foundation of open data. Edge & Node invented and standardized subgraphs across the industry, solidifying The Graph as the definitive way to organize and access blockchain data. Utilizing a deep expertise in developing open-source software, tooling, and protocols, we empower builders and entrepreneurs to bring unstoppable applications to life with revolutionary digital infrastructure. Edge & Node acts on a set of unwavering principles that guide our journey in shaping the future. We champion a decentralized internet—free from concentrated power—where collective consensus aligns what is accepted as truth, rather than authoritative dictation. Our commitment to censorship resistance reinforces our vision of an unyielding information age free from the grasp of a single entity. By building for open-source, we challenge the stagnant landscape of web2, recognizing that true innovation thrives in transparency and collaboration. We imagine a permissionless future where the shackles imposed by central gatekeepers are not only removed, but relegated to the dustbin of a bygone era. And at the foundation of it all, our trust shifts from malevolent middlemen to trustless systems, leveraging smart contracts to eliminate the age-old vulnerabilities of misplaced trust.

Job Summary

What You’ll Be Doing

📍Constructing game theoretical models of existing and proposed mechanisms 📍Improving tokenomics by identifying incentive gaps and potential improvements in The Graph’s token and protocol economic design 📍Developing a deep understanding of The Graph Network and ensuring it is sustainable for all network participants 📍Maintaining and publishing papers, forum posts and blog posts describing The Graph’s protocol economics 📍Applying deep knowledge of other protocols as well as academic research to identify solutions for The Graph 📍Designing incentives for key features on The Graph's roadmap 📍Collaborating with a cross-functional team to produce original work that meets the needs of a diverse set of stakeholders, with the company and protocol principles at the core. 📍Working with System Architects and Protocol Engineers to turn proposals into concrete protocol improvements 📍Championing proposed mechanisms in the community and through the governance process: participating in forum discussions, community calls and other ecosystem discussion venues to gather consensus

What We Expect

📍Expertise in Mechanism Design, Algorithmic Game Theory, and related fields, either through an advanced degree or self-taught. 📍A deep understanding of crypto token economics. Strong curiosity and passion for crypto and web3-specific topics. 📍Experience working in industry or in another applied setting, with experience working within multidisciplinary teams, taking research ideas to production. 📍A passion for teaching others and exceptional verbal and written communication skills. 📍Experience working on cross-discipline projects, across economics, computer science, and mathematics. 📍Adept at writing LaTeX and computational notebooks (preferably in Python). 📍A strong understanding of web3 principles like decentralization, trustlessness, censorship resistance and economic security, as well as the tradeoffs in decentralized governance and progressive decentralization.

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