Xenophon Labs is a high-conviction Web3 R&D firm that specializes in mechanism design. We partner with a small set of top projects to optimize their existing mechanisms and raise the bar for mathematical rigor in DeFi.
- First principles approach. We never forfeit rigor in favor of trendiness. Our work is rooted in incontrovertible empirical evidence where possible, and time-tested theoretical premises where necessary.
- Metric driven. We find solutions that improve the project in tangible ways. Our favorite metric is revenue. We encourage clients to hold us accountable to this.
- High conviction. We only work on projects that we believe will prosper. This allows us to dig deep to find solutions that fit those projects' specific needs.
- Controversial when necessary. A goal of our research is to find nontrivial relationships. We present those findings honestly, even when the findings are controversial.