Heliax is a public goods lab which researches, develops, deploys, and maintains protocols and mechanisms designed to serve the everyday needs of humanity. Using these protocols and mechanisms, we build vertically integrated products and networks that form coherent open systems which are capable of acting as an alternative to existing exploitative paradigms. Everything produced by Heliax is open-source and unencumbered by any form of IP law. Two of the most notable vertically integrated protocols are Anoma and Namada. Anoma is an intent-centric, privacy-preserving protocol for decentralized counterparty discovery, distributed solving,and atomic multi-chain settlement – a radically novel architecture for decentralized protocols marking the beginning of the third generation of architectures, the first new generation since the introduction of programmable settlement by Ethereum. Namada is Anoma’s first fractal instance: a proof-of-stake Layer 1 blockchain protocol designed to provide users with asset-agnostic, interchain privacy. The key innovations include Zcash-like shielded transfers for any assets (fungible and non-fungible), incentivised privacy sets, and interoperability with Ethereum via a custom bridge and with the Cosmos ecosystem and others via IBC. As components of these vertically integrated protocols, Heliax builds many modular components which can be used independently or jointly, such as the Juvix language, Typhon consensus suite, Taiga private state transition framework, and VampIR polynomial circuit compiler. Heliax is a remote-first (but not remotely-only) team, currently composed of +50 cross-disciplinary members located around the world.