Facilitating entry and participation in DeFi
Nethermind’s specialized technical teams enjoy a close collaboration, reaping the benefits of access to world-class in-house researchers, analysts, engineers and architects. This directly translates into our ability to develop a protocol according to specification, as well as to advise on the most optimal solutions and design, on a case-by-case basis.
Solutions across three
key DeFi areas
- Infrastructure & Data Engineering
- Protocol Engineering & MVP Execution
- Technical Due Diligence & Research
Infrastructure & Data Engineering
Our Infrastructure & Data Engineering team consists of 20+ world-class DevOps & Data Engineers. Nethermind’s credibility comes from building a robust Ethereum Client and supporting systems. There can't be proper software development without the strong architectural and infrastructural foundations we have built for the Ethereum ecosystem for a number of years.
- Requirement Gathering & Analysis (functional and non-functional)
- Review & Understanding of the existing Infra & Data solutions
- Technological audit
- As-Is vs To-Be architectural analysis
- Understanding the big picture and the system fit
- Infrastructure design
- Infrastructure set up both on-premises and cloud-based including data and hosting
- Deployment & Maintenance
- Runtime Monitoring
- Further optimization and enhancement
Infrastructure & Data Engineering expertise
MVP Execution & Protocol Engineering
Our Protocol Engineering and MVP Execution team comprises 40+ world-class engineers and proficient business analysts who run requirements gathering and elicitation workshops with our partners. Products and services should be battle-tested quickly, which is why we embrace the Minimum Viable Product or MVP model. We deliver software swiftly to receive speedy feedback that can translate into optimal client results.
Once we understand what kind of business value is needed, we move towards ideation and visualization by creating prototypes, for example, proof of concept, sketches, and interactive diagrams. Once the general vision is approved and agreed upon, we carry on with the architectural design and development process. In most cases, we implement iterative methodologies like Agile. We work on 1-2 week sprints, creating a continuous feedback loop between the client and delivery team.
We value transparent and direct communication, which is why we never work in silos. Getting our partners actively engaged in the development process is of top priority.
AML and KYC services for DeFi
Our engineering and research teams have substantial knowledge and hands-on experience designing, developing, and integrating KYC and AML solutions for DeFi Products. By working in parallel with our internal legal team, we identify the optimal solution based on the specific use case of the protocol, ensuring full compliance with regulatory policies.
Protocol Engineering expertise
Protocol Technical Due Diligence & Research
Our Technical Due Diligence (TechDD) team consists of 20+ world-class blockchain and financial professionals, specializing in DeFi & Blockchain Protocol Research for Institutional Clients.
The team provides Nethermind’s Partners with current, timely, and in-depth analysis that translates into a market competitive advantage and optimal investment strategies. Our analysts collaborate closely with other specialized technical teams across Nethermind, adding unique value to the comprehensive reports. The research we do covers every aspect of the product lifespan and lifecycle, including business acumen, technical excellence, market sentiment, community validation, economics and tokenomics, and legal aspects.
We know that data and information advantage is highly desirable, and that is why we offer on-point and timely research, making sure our partners are always best placed to gain a market edge.
Process details & approach
It always starts with understanding and determining the business objectives, needs, and asking the right questions. At this point, we are able to propose whether the report should be delivered as a Quick Check, High-level Analysis, or Low-level Analysis.
- Typical delivery in 3 - 4 days.
- Comprehensive overview of the project, including business aspects & technical evaluation.
- Typical delivery in 5 - 6 days.
- Exhaustive report of the project that also covers fundamental code analysis.
- Typical delivery in 7 - 8 days.
- In-depth analysis of the project’s features, components, solutions, and market placement.
During all stages, we provide our partners with regular updates on the progress, potential impediments, or extra steps needed. If required, we are happy and comfortable to reach out to the Protocol’s Project Teams to learn details and perform further assessments.