About a month ago, the global team from UMA coalesced at a church-turned-Airbnb in a residential neighborhood on the edge of downtown to set up shop for the duration of ETHDenver.
Over nine days in February, Denver welcomed more than 12,000 people to the in-person event to share ideas, build and reveal new protocols, curate investments and socialize.
A few members of UMA graced various stages at the bizarro world Sports Castle — the epicenter of the conference. Here, they shared some bright ideas and recent happenings from the UMAverse, with particular focus on rewards as a service; optimism in oracles, and P2E as a poverty reducer.
Hart Lambur, the co-founder of UMA, shared a presentation focused on how all of crypto is, in essence, a giant incentive structure, and why innovative rewards and incentive structures will lead to rapid adoption, development and stability in web3.
Hart also dived into the details of the optimistic oracle.
Chandler De Lock, Growth Strategist at UMA, shared insights on the role that oracles play in DeFi and why there is a pressing need for more oracles that are flexible, malleable and tailored to reduce inefficiencies and unlock paths to more innovative protocols and effective governance systems.
The future of oracles is to find better ways to bring long tail data on-chain.
Clayton Roche, community lead at UMA, and Eric Anderson, a DAO activist and member of the SuperUMAns, delivered a talk focused on how Play-to-Earn games can provide a conduit to millions of unbanked people around the world to get a foot in the door of DeFi and basic financial agency.
Elements of their presentation were also included in their recent op-ed in BeInCrypto.