Author Archive: Jeremy Parkinson

Opinion: Satoshi Would Be Ashamed of Bitcoin Maxis in 2022

Opinion: Satoshi Would Be Ashamed of Bitcoin Maxis in 2022

Key Takeaways Satoshi Nakamoto imagined Bitcoin as a “peer-to-peer electronic cash system” for the world, but its narrative has changed over the years. Bitcoin has become adopted as a digital gold, but some teams are trying to evolve the network by embracing Layer 2 and DeFi. Bitcoin’s most toxic community members are holding the top […]
Chainlink Staking: A New Chapter in the LINK Economy

Chainlink Staking: A New Chapter in the LINK Economy

Key Takeaways Chainlink is crypto’s top decentralized oracle network, known for providing price data to power DeFi applications. The network is planning to launch a token staking and node delegation system. The updates could help make Chainlink more secure and decentralized, potentially sparking renewed interest in the project. Plans to grow Chainlink’s oracle network and […]
NFT Project Spotlight: Society of the Hourglass and Its Kid-Friendly Cartoons

NFT Project Spotlight: Society of the Hourglass and Its Kid-Friendly Cartoons

Key Takeaways Society of the Hourglass is a collection of 8,888 historically-themed NFT characters on Ethereum. The project’s NFTs act as an entry point into an ecosystem that will eventually encompass books, merchandise, and an animated series for kids. Society of the Hourglass is among the first family-focused NFT projects to emerge, hinting at how […]
Opinion: Is the Crypto Market Bottom In?

Opinion: Is the Crypto Market Bottom In?

Key Takeaways Several technical indicators have flashed buy signals in recent weeks, pointing to a possible crypto market bottom. However, the current macroeconomic situation is yet to show any sign of improvement. Europe’s energy crisis could force the Fed to pivot on its monetary tightening, relieving pressure on risk-on assets. The current European energy crisis […]
Could Ethereum Be Classified as a Security Following the Merge?

Could Ethereum Be Classified as a Security Following the Merge?

Key Takeaways A recent SEC investigation into insider trading has revived debates over whether Ethereum could qualify as a security. Some have argued that ETH passes the Howey test due to the way it was launched and Ethereum’s move to Proof-of-Stake. As ETH stakers earn revenue from validating blocks on the Ethereum network, there is […]
Ethereum Freedom and Parisian Psychedelia: Reflections on EthCC[5]

Ethereum Freedom and Parisian Psychedelia: Reflections on EthCC[5]

Key Takeaways The Ethereum Community Conference returned to Paris this week. Vitalik Buterin and other prominent figures in the Ethereum ecosystem spoke at the event. Ethereum fans packed out various side events that took place across the French capital. The Ethereum faithful took over Paris for EthCC[5] this week. EthCC Returns to Paris  This week, […]
How DeFi on Ethereum Is Evolving Through Crypto Winter

How DeFi on Ethereum Is Evolving Through Crypto Winter

Key Takeaways DeFi has suffered in the crypto slump, but many staple projects are still building. The likes of Aave, MakerDAO, Uniswap, and Lido have all put forward experimental governance proposals or made major announcements in recent months. If DeFi is to reclaim its highs, those building through the bear should emerge stronger than ever. […]
DeFi Project Spotlight: Euler Finance, the Next-Generation Money Market

DeFi Project Spotlight: Euler Finance, the Next-Generation Money Market

Key Takeaways Euler Finance is a second-generation DeFi lending protocol custom built to allow permissionless lending and borrowing of long-tail crypto assets. Euler has innovated and built a number of novel DeFi features, including asset tiers, reactive interest rates, risk-adjusted borrow factors, Dutch-auction liquidations, protected collateral, and batch transactions. On Euler, anyone can create a […]
Shiba Inu’s Ecosystem Is Expanding. Can It Shed Its Meme Coin Status?

Shiba Inu’s Ecosystem Is Expanding. Can It Shed Its Meme Coin Status?

Key Takeaways Shiba Inu exploded in 2021 thanks to its strong memes and community support. Now, the ecosystem is looking to launch a Layer 2 network, Metaverse, play-to-earn game, and stablecoin. With little information available, it’s still unclear whether Shiba Inu can get pas its meme coin status. Crypto Briefing goes down the meme coin […]
Soulbound Tokens and Decentralized Society: An Interview with Glen Weyl

Soulbound Tokens and Decentralized Society: An Interview with Glen Weyl

Key Takeaways Crypto Briefing spoke with economist Glen Weyl about his vision of decentralized society and the role “soulbound” tokens might play in them. His paper, “Decentralized Society: Finding Web3’s Soul,” reached the top 50 most downloaded articles within a month of its publication on Social Science Research Network.. According to Weyl, the essay advocates […]