DeFi For Everyone
Decentralized Investing for Everyone: The world’s first Dex Fund
In 2021 alone, over $1 billion in fees were paid to decentralized liquidity providers, whether the market went up, down, or sideways. Can you tap into such wealth?

Civilization $CIV

The decentralized crypto space is exploding. In spite of the ups and downs of the market, the daily volume of transactions is simply staggering. Lots of innovation is happening.
We aim to be in the thick of that innovation by developing the world’s first DEX Fund, aspiring to be different from the traditional fiat-money fund. Instead of being based on a “trusted”, well-known team with ideas kept out of transparency’s reach, personal network, access to money and hierarchical organization, we will be based on two things: community and code. That’s it.

Question

Is it possible to give everyone a fair opportunity at financial freedom, independence, and success, regardless of their background, resources, or personal network?
Imagine: what if in the crypto world everyone could access the opportunity to invest money with 1% target return every day. If successful, this would yield 30x the initial money by the end of year 1, the true democratization of finance. What would be the transformative impact on our civilization?
If you sustain a 1% return a day, 1 year later you would multiply your initial money by 30x. Compounding is the secret to financial freedom!
DEX is transforming the world of crypto. This is a huge idea: a new type of financial system, without any central authority, where everyone can create, trade, and own crypto tokens.
Many of these tokens promise incredible returns and the opportunity of explosive growth. However, too many of these projects are self-referential and therefore doomed from day one.
It is not possible to increase the amount of wealth of a token project from inside the token itself, which is the reason why so many crypto projects are ultimately unsustainable. There must be an external source of wealth.
Initially, the source may be new people joining the token: marketing the token brings more FOMO people, who bring new capital and with it growth to the value of the token. At some point, this cannot be the only source of growth: once new people have joined, this engine stops, and with it, people move on to the next pump-and-dump Ponzi-scheme project as quickly as it had boomed initially.
$CIV is a different system, resolved to give everyone a fair chance, today, right now.
A self-governed financial system that connects:
  • Investors large and small, looking to achieve financial freedom
  • Traders with ideas in need of capital
  • Marketers who share the idealistic appeal of the project and want to share in the benefits.
Trading on investment opportunities within the crypto space. Artificial Intelligence is opening up endless trading opportunities, and they can be designed to be trust-less, which means without the need to confide in any specific person or institution.
A decentralized community dedicated to designing, implementing and socializing artificial intelligence-powered trading ideas for the world to benefit from.

Guiding principles

  1. 1.
    100% community focus. Civilization is community-driven with no direct personal lock-in or control. Initial liquidity has been burned so that no one entity has administrative interest or special rights.
  2. 2.
    Constant improvement. As Civilization continues to evolve, it will remain resolved to use its greatest asset, itself, the community, to constantly improve through receiving regular input from individuals therein.
  3. 3.
    Easy access for all. Civilization is at the service of as many people in the world as possible and will remain committed to keeping the technical barrier to entry as low as possible.
  4. 4.
    Unconventionally creative and fresh. Civilization foresees CivFund especially as being based on fresh trading ideas that anyone at any time can contribute. They will be vetted based on systematic performance analysis. If accepted, these ideas will be implemented and receive capital via automated asset allocation. Lack of funds or experience will not be an absolute preclusionary barrier for brilliant people wanting to bring prosperity to Civilization.
  5. 5.
    Committed to security. Civilization’s infrastructure must be impenetrable from the outside and incorruptible from within, protecting against all risks currently facing most DeFi projects. Civilization’s audited and vetted code is an integral protection of the Civilization community and ensures long-term success.
  6. 6.
    Sound and secure. $CIV may have initial price swings, but when it reaches widespread acquisition and CivFund has an established track record of returns, there will be an intrinsic incentive for investors to buy in, bringing price stability. Even if the token value should halve after this time, a 10% a week return would become 20%, attracting more capital, theoretically bringing the price back up to equilibrium.
  7. 7.
    Big-hearted generosity. Civilization’s desire driving the purpose of bringing financial freedom to anyone and everyone simply demands that part of the yield is given back as charity. A portion of Civilization’s yield is set aside for the benefit of those who are less fortunate, as decided by the community.
The world of crypto is still in its infancy, and the decentralized world even more so. Lots of inefficiencies and market opportunities to be grabbed.

How $CIV works

  • $CIV tokens are actively traded on DEXs and can be acquired 24/7.
  • ETH is invested for profit, while CIV is the project’s store-of-value.
  • ETH returns are redeemed with 20% commissions.
  • 10% of the returns, which is half of the commissions, is used to buy and burn CIV.
  • Investors can buy and stake at any point, and redeem/unstake or sell at any pre-set daily or weekly window. It is designed for simplicity.
The $CIV community, collectively, works similarly to Artificial Intelligence: directly driven by a shared target outcome, evolving as it goes along, based on its environment conditions, without a central pre-defined authority. Better than any one individual or organization could ever do alone.
Trading strategies are deployed on $CIV because of its incentives. Imagine you have 10 $ETH to invest, with some 1% per day strategy you designed. Every day, you may make 0.1 $ETH (1% of 10 $ETH). But, if you also deploy it on $CIV, the same strategy earns 5% of the global pool returns. So, imagine 1,000 $ETH are deployed by $CIV on your strategy, the same 1% return generates 10 $ETH, of which 0.5 $ETH goes to you (5% of 1,000 $ETH).
As a trader, in this example your strategy would make you a 5x return without taking any additional risk.
Copying one of $CIV's trading strategies as they will be published for auditing, will be possible but would carry significant disadvantages compared to staking in $CIV: higher transaction fees, lower diversification, slower go-to-market, and greater effort. Clearly not every strategy will be suited for $CIV and its trustless 100% code-focused approach, but for those that are, they will find a safe home as we design and evolve appropriate safeguards.
For larger traders the community may even design further incentives, so long as they create synergies for the entire community then why not think creatively how to incentivize even more effectively? The beauty of decentralized: set the destination, and let the system find its own solutions over time.
Investors, in exchange, save time and energy from researching market opportunities every day, while achieving high returns for invested capital in a highly liquid currency like $ETH, simple and transparent. Trading commissions are only paid at exit, so the full power of compounding is preserved.
Will this experiment succeed?

You can help

  • Investor: acquire $CIV, invest $ETH, join our Telegram community, participate in the governance, pick social projects to contribute to
  • Trader: contribute new ideas that can be implemented with automated smart contracts, and earn a commission on the entire pool
  • Marketer: spread the word, attract attention, simplify our message, amplify our impact across relevant platforms and communities.

About Civilization

Civilization, also branded the Burning Man of Finance, is the world’s first Decentralized Investment Fund. CIV stems from the initials of Community Investment Vehicle: the world’s first hedge fund owned and managed directly by its own investors. The funds donated so far have reached $1million and the aim is for CIV to generate enough returns to become self-sufficient. It has already launched its first product, CivTrade, and aims to launch CivFarm and CivFund to make the benefits of Decentralized Finance accessible to everyone.
Learn more about Civilization by visiting our website and reading the blog at our blog. For any questions, please reach out via the Telegram group.