Judy：Could you please introduce the original intention of starting the OCCAM?
Mark Berger：Being able to provide full-service decentralized fundraising will allow DeFi on Cardano to grow to be a truly global phenomenon. But to date, these components and services haven’t existed. Occam.fi will address the need for decentralized fundraising mechanisms to undertake significant capital raises on Cardano, while also bringing a range of DeFi use cases to Cardano through several components of our ecosystem.
The first component of this ecosystem will be Occam.fi’s decentralized funding platform, a launchpad, called OccamRazer.
OccamRazer offers a full suite of compliance and RegTech tools for professional venture capital participants, as well as an interface that is user-friendly enough to accommodate less technical participants. OccamRazer is production-ready, and will host its first IDOs very soon.
Judy：How about the team background and financing of OCCAM? IDO on April 14th sold out in 1 second, is this kind of market enthusiasm unexpected?
Mark Berger：Actually, it was close to 30 seconds, but yes — it was rapid, unprecedented, and totally unexpected. We were of course equal parts elated that there was such high demand for our token, and also saddened not everyone could participate. But we wanted to show that our OccamRazer platform was ready for market, and ready to host IDOs, it wasn’t so much about completing the full IDO through OccamRazer. This is why we immediately moved to UniSwap when the 200,000 OCC was depleted on OccamRazer, where you could actually acquire OCC for a lower price than on the IDO platform.Imagine the value that will flow to the first projects building on Cardano and raising capital through the OccamRazer platform. We think it will be a sight to behold and a significant step forward for the Cardano ecosystem.
Judy：Why did OCCAM choose Cardano among many public chains and transfer the liquidity on Ethereum to the Cardano ecosystem?
Mark Berger：Occam.fi aims to become one of Cardano’s smart DeFi layers, and as such we are focusing on building out a set of components aimed at catalysing Cardano’s on-chain liquidity.
Today Cardano is among the most promising blockchain networks in the space across a number of dimensions—including its potential capacity for hosting complex and expressive DeFi applications. Upon finally releasing its multi-asset and native token capabilities through the Mary hard fork, Cardano is now poised for massive inflows of capital. However, without having production-ready smart contract capabilities yet, there are still limitations to how much capital will remain on-chain in these early days.
This is where cross-chain bridges could become an infinite loop of liquidity seamlessly transferring between Cardano and other blockchains. This liquidity could be instrumental in the early development of Cardano’s DeFi landscape — and we need to find ways to retain this liquidity within the ecosystem.
Judy：What is the economic model of OCCAM and how to motivate investors to hold tokens and participate in the OCCAM ecosystem? Will there be incentive activities?
Mark Berger：Our tokenomics are diverse and subject to change as we grow, and we feel the entire tokenomic model can only be grasped by reading our Medium deep dive, which you can find here（https://medium.com/occam-finance/occ-tokenomics-and-utility-ac0b9a139499）. To summarise though, the OCC token will empower access to liquidity mining pools, participation in private liquidity pools, continuous ecosystem diversification through the OccamDAO, paying for pool origination fees, and staking.
我们的代币经济学是多元化的，并且随着我们的成长会发生变化，我们认为只有通过阅读我们的“Medium deep dive”才能掌握整个代币模型。综上所述，OCC代币将使人们能够进入流动性矿池，并参与私人流动池，通过OccamDAO进行持续的生态系统多样化，支付启动费和抵押。
Judy：OCCAM launched the first Ethereum-Cardano cross-chain liquidity bridge. What does this mean for improving the liquidity on the Cardano blockchain?
Mark Berger：Across every blockchain network that has introduced smart contract and multi-asset capabilities, the race is on to bring users, decentralised applications, and, today, probably foremost, decentralised finance (DeFi) to their chain.
Instrumental to this ensuing war for liquidity are cross-chain bridges, pieces of smart contract logic that work toward the interchain wrapping of assets — effectively tethering an asset on one blockchain to the value of a matching asset deployed on the source blockchain.
Cross-chain bridges are integral to both the long-term prosperity of any multi-asset blockchain network; and they are critical to boosting the on-chain liquidity of a blockchain. Projects launching through OccamRazer will also be able to make use of this cross-chain bridge, giving projects planning to launch on Cardano access to Ethereum user base and liquidity.
Judy：OCCAM's upcoming OccamRazer is a financing platform built on Cardano. What are the features compared to other IDO platforms? What criteria of projects are you looking for? How can one project be launched through it?
Mark Berger：OccamRazer, alongside our planned Ethereum to Cardano liquidity bridge, will allow young startups who have passed the idea-validation stage to raise serious amounts of capital in a decentralised way. By mobilising the collective power of both the Cardano and Ethereum ecosystems, carefully selected projects with strong potential for growth can offer their tokens through OccamRazer’s launchpad facilities.
Projects can apply to launch through our IDO platform, OccamRazer. They can also apply for verified status, or ‘ProjectX’ status, which gives them access to an investment by the OccamDAO. This investment buys up to 20% of a project's token cap, and immediately distributes this to OCC token stakeholders with at least $2,000 in OCC.