Artificial intelligence (AI) has received considerable attention in recent months, even though its development has been going on for decades. As AI continues to evolve, it has found its way into the world of cryptocurrencies and blockchain. Exchanges like Binance use AI-powered solutions that can identify and respond to potential threats, such as peer-to-peer (P2P) fraud, theft of payment details and account takeover attacks (ATO), to name just a few.
The intersection between AI and crypto has the potential to unlock a whole new world of possibilities, and has presented a number of exciting applications. By examining the use of AI in various sectors, such as DeFi, NFTs and DAOs, one can gain more insight into potential future applications of this transformative technology.
Decentralized finance (DeFi) has experienced remarkable growth over the years, and AI is playing a central role in further enhancing its capabilities. An important area where AI is having an impact is in the smart contract review process. Smart contract audits involve a comprehensive inspection and analysis of smart contract codes to identify security issues or technical issues that could result in potential vulnerabilities in the system. Using AI to augment the process can allow developers to identify potential vulnerabilities and security risks, ensuring safer and more reliable smart contracts.
Furthermore, integrating AI into DeFi applications (dApps) can facilitate trade automation in DeFi platforms. Machine learning models can analyze huge amounts of data, enabling the automation of trading strategies based on predefined rules. This not only saves time, but also increases the efficiency of executing trades.
When combined with predictive analytics, AI can also become an enabler of more accurate forecasts in the DeFi space. By analyzing historical data and market trends to identify risk patterns, AI algorithms can provide valuable insights for decision-making, risk management and optimization of investment strategies.
The advent of Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs) has revolutionized the digital art and collectibles industry. Several NFT projects have used AI to create generative art, which refers to art created using an autonomous system. Through AI-powered generative art algorithms, AI contributes to this transformative movement by enabling the creation of unique and dynamic works of art. These algorithms can produce an infinite number of variations, promoting creativity and innovation in the NFT space.
In addition, AI allows the development of intelligent and interactive NFTs, otherwise known as intelligent NFT (iNFT). iNFTs integrate both AI and NFT technology to offer interactive tokens with intelligent properties and reasoning capabilities. This makes it possible to shape responses to user input or external stimuli, creating an immersive and engaging experience for collectors.
Decentralized Autonomous Organizations (DAOs) are self-governing entities, powered by token holders who engage in the governance of the entity by casting votes collectively. Running a DAO can be operationally challenging due to the involvement of a number of tedious tasks. AI integration can further improve their operations by improving manual DAO operations, automating repetitive tasks and streamlining decision-making processes.
Also, the concept of autonomous agents acting as delegates for token holders is explored. Theoretically, the democratic nature of DAOs has multiple value propositions, but the act of requiring every member to vote on every single proposition can often be overwhelming and impractical. These AI-powered agents can act as representatives of token holders in the voting and governance processes, ensuring greater participation and efficiency.
Clearly, the intersection of AI and crypto presents a wide range of possibilities for the future. These capabilities include AI-powered risk management systems, fraud detection mechanisms, enhanced privacy solutions and intelligent market prediction models.
Moreover, AI-powered decentralized exchanges can revolutionize the trading landscape by providing superior liquidity and optimizing trade execution. However, it is crucial to recognize that challenges remain. Ethical considerations, data privacy and the need for robust regulatory frameworks are some essential factors that need to be addressed for the responsible and widespread use of AI in crypto. Nevertheless, the continued development of AI technology and crypto can usher in interesting use cases that can be useful to various stakeholders in the ecosystem.
To read the full report, click here: Use-Cases-and-Possibilities.pdf
Binance Research is the research arm of Binance, the world’s leading cryptocurrency exchange. The team is committed to providing objective, independent and comprehensive analysis and aims to be the thought leader in the crypto space. Our analysts regularly publish insightful think pieces on topics related to, but not limited to, the crypto ecosystem, blockchain technologies, and the latest market topics.