Author Archive: Jeremy Parkinson

ZK-Rollups and the Path to Scaling Ethereum

ZK-Rollups and the Path to Scaling Ethereum

Key Takeaways High gas fees on Ethereum have highlighted the urgent need for scaling solutions. While the scaling solutions of today have seen success, they suffer from problems with composability and decentralization. ZK-Rollups improve on existing Layer 2 networks by offering enhanced interoperability and security. As the cost of using Ethereum increases, the need to […]
NFT Project Spotlight: Quantum, the NFT Photography Launchpad 

NFT Project Spotlight: Quantum, the NFT Photography Launchpad 

Key Takeaways Quantum is an art photography launchpad that helps artists mint their work as NFTs on Ethereum. The platform focuses on accessibility, affordability, and creating a vibrant community around its curated collections. Minting their work as NFTs is allowing artists to reach and engage with a wider audience than ever before. Quantum is showcasing […]
Tendermint CEO Peng Zhong Reveals the Future of Cosmos

Tendermint CEO Peng Zhong Reveals the Future of Cosmos

Key Takeaways Cosmos is one of the fastest-growing blockchain networks. Crypto Briefing interviewed Peng Zhong, who oversees the Tendermint team incubating the Cosmos ecosystem. Cosmos is currently moving toward connecting more blockchains with the IBC Protocol and deploying new dApps. Besides educating developers on Cosmos, Tendermint is focusing on leading projects like Gravity DEX and […]
Anatoly Yakovenko Reflects on Solana’s Breakout Year

Anatoly Yakovenko Reflects on Solana’s Breakout Year

Key Takeaways Solana hosted its first major conference in Lisbon earlier this month. The conference landed during an eventful year for Solana. Development on the blockchain has exploded, while SOL is up 15,000% this year. Solana Labs CEO and co-founder Anatoly Yakovenko sat down with Crypto Briefing to discuss the last few months in the […]
DeFi Project Spotlight: Vesper Finance, the Yield Aggregator Built for Longevity

DeFi Project Spotlight: Vesper Finance, the Yield Aggregator Built for Longevity

Key Takeaways Vesper Finance is a yield aggregator that aims to provide a safe way to earn interest on crypto assets. Vesper stands out for its conservative “move slow and don’t break things” ethos. The two-part design and modular and multi-pool architecture differentiate Vesper’s technology from other similar products on the market. This news was […]
What Are Polkadot’s Parachain Auctions?

What Are Polkadot’s Parachain Auctions?

Key Takeaways The Polkadot ecosystem will host projects on individual networks called parachains. The first Polkadot parachain auction is set to begin Nov. 11. Acala, Moonriver, and Phala are three standout projects hoping to launch on Polkadot. The Polkadot ecosystem is preparing for one of its biggest events to date: the launch of parachain auctions.  […]
Inside the War Room: How Indexed Finance Traced Its $16M Hacker

Inside the War Room: How Indexed Finance Traced Its $16M Hacker

Key Takeaways Indexed Finance, a DeFi protocol for crypto-based indices, was exploited for $16 million last month. The attacker executed an elaborate flash loan attack to exploit the functional logic of one of the project’s smart contracts. This is the story of how Laurence Day and Dillon Kellar, two core members of the Indexed Finance […]
NFT Project Spotlight: ThorGuards, the Avatars With Utility in THORChain

NFT Project Spotlight: ThorGuards, the Avatars With Utility in THORChain

Key Takeaways ThorGuards is an upcoming project of 9,999 NFT avatars on the Ethereum blockchain. The ThorGuards NFTs will provide several perks and benefits when using apps in the THORChain ecosystem. The project is set to mint on Nov. 9. ThorGuards is a collection of 9,999 NFT characters with art inspired by the THORChain ecosystem, […]
DeFi Project Spotlight: Yield Guild Games, GameFi’s DAO Titan

DeFi Project Spotlight: Yield Guild Games, GameFi’s DAO Titan

Key Takeaways Yield Guild Games is the biggest play-to-earn gaming guild in crypto, with over 87,000 guild members. It’s structured as a DAO that invests in revenue-generating in-game NFT assets. It purchases in-game NFT assets and rents them out to players for a percentage share of the revenue earned from playing crypto games. Yield Guild […]
Beginner’s Guide: How to Hedge Your Crypto Portfolio

Beginner’s Guide: How to Hedge Your Crypto Portfolio

Key Takeaways Cryptocurrencies are volatile, which presents risks when investing. Employing hedging strategies can minimize the risk of investing in crypto. Earning yield, allocating to larger projects, and storing assets safely can reduce the risks associated with crypto investing. Crypto investors can employ a number of strategies to minimize the risks associated with participating in […]