royce wells

Hey, I’m Royce

I’m an American expat currently living in Lomé, Togo.

I work as strategist at CI&T focused on analytics and data architecture. I also manage an investment fund focused on West Africa businesses.

If you’re interested in talking or working together, you can reach me over email or on Twitter.

An Intro to Layer 2

Thursday, March 10, 2022 · 7 min read

If you’ve been diving into blockchain development, you’ve likely been hearing about Layer 2s. If you’ve been confused, don’t worry, it isn’t as complicated as it seems. In this guide, we will explore the basics of Layer 2 and what it means for your applications and users.

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A War for the Gauges

Sunday, January 2, 2022 · 5 min read

The old blue king First, some ancient crypto history. A long time ago in 2020, Curve launched. . Originally focused on swaps between similar assets, Curve has a lot of big-brained math that makes their stablecoin pools the best for large swaps between like assets (i.e. USDC to USDT or wBTC to renBTC). They launched with a unique tokenomics model that allowed users to lock CRV tokens for up to 4 years.

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Multichain Development with Hardhat and Remix

Friday, November 19, 2021 · 6 min read

Many blockchains are EVM compatible and you can deploy contracts written in Solidity to these chains. Here is how to do local development and testing for basic contracts on other chains using Hardhat and Remix.

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More Audits on the Blockchain

Saturday, November 6, 2021 · 10 min read

This is an update and reflection on my prediction that blockchain technology would allow more transparent and precise audits. 2018 Prediction In 2018 I wrote an essay about the possibilities of conducting audits and forensic accounting on the open ledger enabled by blockchain protocols. I argued that this would allow a more radical kind of transparency in organizations when compared to the current system of centralized trust that upholds accounting and corporate reporting today.

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Thursday, October 7, 2021 · 2 min read

Checklists are used in critical industries where small mistakes will lead to loss of life. For example, checklists feature heavily in aviation, aerospace engineering, and nuclear power plants.

Other industries can use checklists to elimninate errors in procedural tasks.

Here are some example checklists.

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