Author Archive: Jeremy Parkinson

Coinfessions: Where Crypto Twitter Bears Its Soul

Coinfessions: Where Crypto Twitter Bears Its Soul

Key Takeaways Coinfessions is a Twitter account that regularly posts crypto-related “confessions” submitted by members of the crypto community. The posts, usually very short, confess various secrets pertaining to losses, wins, unethical behavior, and activity that happens behind-the-scenes in crypto projects. The account presents an opportunity for crypto natives to learn about the experiences of […]
Remembering the Failed Crypto Projects a16z Backed

Remembering the Failed Crypto Projects a16z Backed

Key Takeaways Andreessen Horowitz is one of the most accomplished investors in the technology and cryptocurrency space. Despite its impressive track record, the firm has made some blunders over the years. Some of its worst bets include OpenBazaar, Diem, Basis, and BitClout. Andreessen Horowitz established itself as a crypto heavyweight by placing winning bets on […]
King of the Shill: Does BitBoy Crypto Have Your Best Interests at Heart?

King of the Shill: Does BitBoy Crypto Have Your Best Interests at Heart?

Key Takeaways BitBoy Crypto is YouTube’s biggest crypto influencer, popular among newcomers in the space. He’s been criticized for using his platform to endorse dubious crypto tokens. BitBoy recently threatened to sue Atozy after he called out his behavior, but has since claimed that he’s dropping the lawsuit. BitBoy’s reputation is reaching new lows in […]
NFT Project Spotlight: Hume’s Music NFT Metastars 

NFT Project Spotlight: Hume’s Music NFT Metastars 

Key Takeaways Hume is a Web3 record label developing a roster of virtual “Metastars.” It uses music NFTs to promote its virtual label artists and nurture its community. The Hume team believes that if music NFTs are successful, millions of artists will eventually use virtual avatars to represent themselves. Hume is a Web3 record label […]
Merge & Diverge: Five Tokens That Could Outperform Ethereum

Merge & Diverge: Five Tokens That Could Outperform Ethereum

Key Takeaways Ethereum is scheduled to ship its landmark “Merge” event in September, which should bode well for ETH. Several Ethereum-adjacent projects with smaller market capitalizations could also see the benefit and end up outpacing ETH following a successful Merge. Liquid staking, NFTs, MEV, infrastructure, and Layer 2 are some of the key areas to […]
Will Ethereum Be Vulnerable to Censorship After the Merge?

Will Ethereum Be Vulnerable to Censorship After the Merge?

Key Takeaways The Ethereum community is debating whether large validators may end up being forced to censor transactions following the Merge. Ethereum creator Vitalik Buterin believes transaction censorship would amount to an attack against the network. Some Ethereum projects have already started blacklisting sanctioned addresses. With the upgrade to Proof-of-Stake rapidly approaching, the Ethereum community […]
How to Trade on sudoswap, the NFT Market’s Answer to Uniswap

How to Trade on sudoswap, the NFT Market’s Answer to Uniswap

Key Takeaways sudoswap is a decentralized NFT marketplace built on Ethereum. It adopts an automated market model similar to Uniswap, hosting liquidity pools for NFTs rather than standalone listings. sudoswap’s design offers several advantages for NFT trading over other venues like OpenSea, which explains why its popularity has soared in recent weeks. Learn how to […]
Slaying the Dragonchain: A Tale of Fear and Mania

Slaying the Dragonchain: A Tale of Fear and Mania

Key Takeaways Once one of crypto’s most hyped projects, ICO-era startup Dragonchain and its founder were charged today by the SEC for the sale of $16.5 million in unregistered securities. The charges follow years of alleged mismanagement and reportedly tyrannical leadership under CEO Joe Roets, whom employees claim managed the company with “fear and intimidation.” […]
The Race to Scale Ethereum With zkEVM Rollups

The Race to Scale Ethereum With zkEVM Rollups

Key Takeaways zkSync, StarkNet, Polygon zkEVM, and Scroll are some of the top ZK-Rollup projects building with EVM-compatibility in mind. Each project is tackling the questions of throughput, cryptographic proofs, and levels of EVM-compatibility in its own way. ZK-Rollups are expected to become one of Ethereum’s most important scaling weapons over the years ahead. As […]
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 […]