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Mento Magazine Q3 2023

October 25th, 2023Victoria Calmon
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This newsletter will inform the community about updates in the Mento ecosystem, link to recent developments and events, and share a preview for the coming months.

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July Event Highlights
Mento Labs at Stable Summit & Celo co:OPERATE
Mento Labs at Stable Summit & Celo co:OPERATE

The Mento Labs team contributed to several events during EthCC week in Paris.

  • Web3 Lab Berlin: Oleksiy Novykov, Head of Product, participated in a panel on “First Steps to Get Your Corporate into Web3.” 🇩🇪

  • Stable Summit: Nadiem Sissouno, Head of Economics, presented “Evaluating Stablecoin Distribution Infrastructure: Its Impact on Network Architecture & Adoption.” 📽️ Watch the recording. 🇫🇷

  • Celo Co:OPERATE: Markus Franke, CEO, participated in a panel on “Money that works for the Many, Not the Few: Real-World Utility, Unlocking Mass Adoption in Africa,” at the ReFi Day Salon in Paris. 🇫🇷 📽️ Watch the recording.

  • Blockchain Oracle Summit: Nadiem Sissouno, Head of Economics moderated a panel on “Oracle Use in Stablecoins & Their Challenges.” 🇫🇷

August Event
“A Stable Asset Backed by Nature” by Mento Labs

Sustainable Blockchain Summit: SBS Earth, presentation “A Stable Asset Backed by Nature” by Tobias Kuhlmann, Partner Engineering. 📽️ Watch the recording.

September News & Events
Markus Franke Mento Labs ETHMilan
Markus Franke presenting the MiniPay wallet launch at ETHMilan

On September 13, Opera announced the launch of MiniPay, a stablecoin wallet integrated into its mobile web browser. Built on the Celo blockchain, the MiniPay wallet will allow users in Africa to send and receive Mento stablecoins using their existing mobile numbers. The launch will begin in Nigeria and will support the Mento stable asset cUSD or Celo Dollar. Mento Labs is excited to support the MiniPay rollout that aims to provide affordable and accessible financial services to Opera's user base in Africa. Watch this 📽️ video to learn more.

Mento Labs at events in Q3
Mento Labs at Stablecoin Summit, ETHWarsaw & Funding the Commons

  • ETHWarsaw: Oleksiy Novykov, Head of Product, presented “Unpegged: The Next Wave of Stablecoin Innovation.” 🇵🇱
  • Funding the Commons: Nadiem Sissouno, Head of Economics, presented “Making or Breaking the Stablecoin Market” in Berlin. 📽️ Watch the recording. 🇩🇪
  • ReFi Fundamentals: Oleksiy presented on the topic of "Green Assets as Collateral" in Berlin. 🇩🇪
  • Climate Collective NY: Markus Franke, CEO at Mento Labs participated in this event to talk to the Climate Collective projects about money backed by nature on Mento. 🇺🇸
  • Mento Labs took part in the UN SDG Action Zone together with friends from Celo Foundation, impactMarket, Plastiks and Soda. 🇺🇸
  • Token2049 & Stablecoin Summit: Nadiem participated in a panel discussion on “Driving Real-World Adoption of Stablecoins in Asia.” 📽️ Watch the recording. Markus participated in a panel on “Examining the Growth Potential of Stablecoins & their impact on Banking in Asia & Beyond.” 📽️ Watch the recording. 🇸🇬
  • MiCAR event: Sandra Kumhofer, General Counsel, participated in a panel discussing the role and effect of MiCAR in decentralized finance. 🇩🇪

October Events
Mento Labs at ETHMilan
Markus Franke presenting the MiniPay wallet launch at ETHMilan

  • ETHMilan: Markus Franke, CEO presented “Create a more user-centric DeFi with permissionless low-vol / stable assets.” 🇮🇹
  • Seamless Europe 2023: October 18-19 in Berlin. 🇩🇪

November Events

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Recommended Readings

Money Backed By Nature 🌱

What money is and how it could develop into something inherently friendly to our planet.

Regenerative Finance and a Stable Asset Backed by Nature 🌳

Economic and financial mechanisms can be designed in a more nature-friendly way, such as the Mento Labs ReFi stable asset.

DeFi Security: Inside the Mento Protocol's Circuit Breaker 🛠️

Design and implementation of the Mento protocol circuit breaker and the role these mechanisms can play in fortifying the DeFi landscape.

Unpegged: the Next Wave of Stablecoin Adoption 🌊

Projects from the Celo ecosystem that leverage the Mento platform to launch successful stablecoins and bootstrap their businesses.

Stability and Monetary Policy 🏦

Supply and demand can be influenced by introducing interest rates, one of the main mechanisms that keep currencies stable.

Dynamic Interest Rates: Monetary Policy in the Crypto World 📈

Learn how dynamic interest rates can be implemented into stable asset protocols.

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