Author Archive: Jeremy Parkinson

2022 in Review: the Top 10 Crypto Moments of the Year

2022 in Review: the Top 10 Crypto Moments of the Year

Key Takeaways The crypto ecosystem shed $2 trillion in market value and lost several major players in 2022, but it didn’t die. Terra, Three Arrows Capital, FTX, and a host of other big entities suffered wipeouts that characterized crypto’s turbulent year. Ethereum also completed “the Merge” to Proof-of-Stake after years of anticipation. From crypto war […]
2022 in Review: the Top 10 Crypto Memes of the Year

2022 in Review: the Top 10 Crypto Memes of the Year

Key Takeaways Despite the bear market, it was another big year for memes in crypto. Some of the most enduring memes of the year were born out of the biggest catastrophes in the space. Crypto Twitter served as an entertaining hub for memes to go viral within the community. It turns out that crypto bear […]
2022 in Review: the Top 10 Crypto Villains of the Year

2022 in Review: the Top 10 Crypto Villains of the Year

Key Takeaways Several ego-driven crypto personalities suffered huge falls from grace in 2022. Terra’s failure exposed some of the crypto ecosystem’s biggest villains. Policymakers and scammers also harmed the space this year. SBF, Kwon, 3AC, and more: 2022 was a packed year for crypto villains.  The Crypto Villains of the Year  The Crypto Briefing editorial […]
2022 in Review: the Top 10 Heroes of the Year

2022 in Review: the Top 10 Heroes of the Year

Key Takeaways Several members of the crypto community emerged as heroes even as the market suffered a sharp decline in 2022. Key industry figures took action against the Treasury Department’s move to sanction Tornado Cash. Ethereum’s core developers made a major contribution to the ecosystem in shipping “the Merge.” While villains dominated crypto throughout this […]
2022 in Review: the Top Five NFT Drops of the Year

2022 in Review: the Top Five NFT Drops of the Year

Key Takeaways The NFT market experienced a slump with the rest of crypto in 2022, but some collections stood out from the pack. Yuga Labs’ Otherside mint raised a record-breaking $310 million in April. Generative artists like Emily Xie and Tyler Hobbs helped push the scene forward. Several NFT collections stood out from the pack […]
How Edward Snowden Became a Crypto Star 

How Edward Snowden Became a Crypto Star 

Key Takeaways Edward Snowden is America’s most famous whistleblower. Crypto fans, however, have come to see the ex-intelligence consultant as one of them. Increasingly active on Crypto Twitter, Snowden’s comments hint at deep familiarity with the space and its culture. Edward Snowden has been active on Crypto Twitter over the past few months, possibly indicating […]
Crypto Villains Chime In as SBF’s Empire Collapses. Nobody Wants to Hear It

Crypto Villains Chime In as SBF’s Empire Collapses. Nobody Wants to Hear It

Key Takeaways Su Zhu, Do Kwon, and Kyle Davies have reemerged to criticize the newest member of the failed founders’ club. Sam Bankman-Fried’s fraud arguably dwarfs that of most other crypto scammers combined. Nevertheless, the crypto space is not looking on either of the three pariahs any more favorably. 2022 has seen more than a […]
MetaMask Could Soon Launch Its Token Airdrop. Here’s How to Prepare

MetaMask Could Soon Launch Its Token Airdrop. Here’s How to Prepare

Key Takeaways MetaMask seems to be moving toward decentralization, which could suggest that an airdrop is on the horizon. Using MetaMask in different ways and interacting with ConsenSys-linked projects could help increase your chances of qualifying for the airdrop. Swapping tokens on MetaMask and using the wallet’s new bridge are two activities that could lead […]
The FTX Saga: Lessons We Knew But Didn’t Learn

The FTX Saga: Lessons We Knew But Didn’t Learn

Key Takeaways The collapse of Sam Bankman-Fried’s empire has shocked the crypto industry—and set it back by several years. The industry overlooked too many red flags, which allowed Bankman-Fried to rise to prominence. The FTX debacle could have been avoided if crypto had stuck to its core tenets: don’t trust, verify; and always self-custody your […]
FTX Is Bust and Crypto Is Plummeting. What Happens Next?

FTX Is Bust and Crypto Is Plummeting. What Happens Next?

Key Takeaways Binance has signaled that it plans to acquire FTX as the younger exchange battles a “liquidity crunch.” Crypto prices are plummeting in the fallout from the bombshell announcement. FTX’s demise is likely to have a negative impact on crypto for many years to come, but the industry has weathered many harsh storms in […]