Eden Dhaliwal New Outlier Ventures Head of Crypto-Economics

Job Appointments | August 23, 2017 By:

Venture capital firm Outlier Ventures has named Eden Dhaliwal as its Head of Cryto-Economics. He will join its Toronto office to oversee token offering compliance and business development.

Crypto-economics is the combination of cryptography, computer networks, and game theory to secure systems to realize a set of economic incentives or disincentives. The emerging discipline is based on the belief that these crypto-communities are building entirely new economic models that will increasingly dominate.

“The focus all too often of token offerings is solely to bypass securities laws and raise large amounts of capital, quickly,” said Jamie Burke, Founder & CEO, Outlier Ventures.  “At Outlier, we take the responsibility of how issuances are technically executed very seriously. Similarly we believe these communities are building the next phase of the webso proper time and thought should be invested in how these new digital economies are designed to ensure their long-term sustainability.

‘’Eden has spent the last year performing some breathtaking analysis of the various token models out there and brings a wealth of valuable venture experience to help us explore the emerging discipline of crypto-economics for the benefit of our present and future portfolio as well as the community at large’’.

Dhaliwal recently established Slant Labs with various Canadian Government agencies to experiment with new blockchain business models and use cases.  He previously designed several tokens ahead of issuance for DLT Labs, a blockchain consultancy group. Leveraging this experience, Dhaliwal’s primary focus will be leading Outlier Venture’s select group of premium ‘Community Token Offerings’.  He will focus on the token design process and assume overall oversight of various token campaigns, working directly alongside Jamie Burke.

A ‘community token offering’ is an innovation pioneered by Outlier that enables a collective of start-ups and partners to jointly issue a token for a shared protocol within a meta theme, through a structured offering. Parties commit code, know-how, users and in some instances licenses, to rapidly enable ‘MVC’, or minimal viable community, in order to quickly form an open source crypto community and gain network effect.

“It’s such a new space that no one can claim to be an expert,” said Dhaliwal. ” But together with the Outlier team, a group of people I have followed with great respect for some time, I feel we can really contribute to taking community driven tech to the next level.”