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A First-Principles Approach to

DeFi Fundamental

We review DeFi projects on their commitment to transparency, user protection, and accountability.

CRCI Matrix Feb 2024

Welcome to CRCI

At CRCI, we're setting new standards in DeFi analysis by prioritizing transparency, user protection, and accountability.


Our reviews help investors navigate the DeFi space with confidence and we support projects in demonstrating their commitment to these essential principles. Join us in fostering a more accountable DeFi ecosystem.

Our Mission and Context


"CRCI reviews DeFi projects on their commitment to transparency, user protection, and accountability through first-principles based fundamental analysis, establishing a standard of excellence and integrity for projects and investors."

Regulated traditional banking relies on trust in various entities that offer layers of protection and conveniences. Despite it's many flaws, accountability measures are established.


By contrast, blockchain transactions are trustless, lack protections and offer limited conveniences.

In DeFi, 
mistakes are irreversible and there is greater potential for failure, bad actors and ill-prepared projects with less accountability measures.

You are your own bank. 
Be Diligent.

Our Unique Industry Leading Features

First-Principles Approach

CRCI First Principles approach identifies the fundamental elements of sub-optimal investments

CRCI Matrix

A powerful visual representation of the CRCI relationship of DeFi projects along the axis of strength of proposal and strength of implementation.

Industry Best Practices

We've collected data from numerous DeFi projects and have modelled trends and best practices all the way down to tokenomic models.


The most powerful feature of the CRCI scoring system that considers project failures of any kind.

Fully Documented CRCI Scoring Methodology

Every metric goes through a relevance test and has documented rationale for it's contribution to a meaningful, holistic CRCI Score.

Intelligently weighted metrics

Critical Metrics


Projects Tracked

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