Author Archive: Jeremy Parkinson

Is Lido Making Ethereum Less Decentralized?

Is Lido Making Ethereum Less Decentralized?

Key Takeaways Lido is a popular liquid staking solution for Ethereum and other blockchains. Lido accounts for the vast majority of liquid staking derivatives in the Ethereum ecosystem. As it’s seen parabolic growth, there are growing concerns that it could impact Ethereum’s decentralization. While the concerns are warranted, Ethereum staking should become more decentralized as […]
Opinion: We Need Censorship Resistant Money More Than Ever

Opinion: We Need Censorship Resistant Money More Than Ever

Key Takeaways Bitcoin is arguably the world’s best example of a censorship resistant money network. Recent world events such as Canada’s response to the Freedom Convoy and Russian sanctions have highlighted crypto’s role as censorship resistant money. The crypto community must work to ensure that Bitcoin and innovations such as DeFi remain permissionless and censorship […]
Opinion: Blair and Clinton Speak on Crypto? Hang Your Heads FTX

Opinion: Blair and Clinton Speak on Crypto? Hang Your Heads FTX

Key Takeaways Tony Blair and Bill Clinton will speak at Crypto Bahamas later on this month. The event is co-organized by FTX and SALT. Chris Williams says that Tony Blair and Bill Clinton represent the opposite of what crypto stands for. Tony Blair and Bill Clinton will appear at the inaugural edition of Crypto Bahamas. […]
“Crypto Is Like the Eiffel Tower”: Reflections on Paris Blockchain Week 2022

“Crypto Is Like the Eiffel Tower”: Reflections on Paris Blockchain Week 2022

Paris Blockchain Week focused on NFTs, the multi-chain future, preparing for mass adoption, and more. Paris Blockchain Week Reviewed This week, a few thousand crypto geeks, industry heads, and degens gathered in Paris to shill their projects, network with friends they knew from Twitter and Telegram, and talk about the blockchain industry’s progress so far. […]
“Bitcoin Is Freedom”: Reflections on Bitcoin 2022

“Bitcoin Is Freedom”: Reflections on Bitcoin 2022

Once every year—barring pandemic, that is—tens of thousands of Bitcoin enthusiasts descend upon the City of Miami to celebrate Bitcoin, the first true cryptocurrency and still the largest in the world by market cap. Crypto Briefing was on the ground at Bitcoin 2022 to experience the sheer weirdness of what it means to have undying […]
Should You Play Axie Infinity: Origin?

Should You Play Axie Infinity: Origin?

Key Takeaways Axie Infinity: Origin has launched in early access mode. Players can try the new game out for free by creating an Axie Infinity account and downloading the Sky Mavis Hub. Origin implements several highly-requested improvements, including sequential turns, new mechanics, and revamped gameplay. Crypto Briefing explores the early access version of Axie Infinity: Origin, […]
What Is ETH? Defining Ethereum’s Scarce Asset

What Is ETH? Defining Ethereum’s Scarce Asset

Key Takeaways While the Ethereum network is known for the crucial role it plays in the cryptocurrency ecosystem, ETH the asset is harder to define. ETH has previously been described as a “triple-point asset” and “ultra sound money” in Ethereum circles due to its utility and scarcity. Former BitMEX CEO Arthur Hayes argues that ETH […]
Opinion: Azuki Is the New Bored Ape Yacht Club

Opinion: Azuki Is the New Bored Ape Yacht Club

Key Takeaways Azuki is a collection of 10,000 anime-inspired NFTs that’s soared in popularity in 2022. With airdrops, private events, and ambitious plans for the future, the project shares some similarities with the most successful NFT collection, Bored Ape Yacht Club. Like Bored Ape Yacht Club, Azuki NFTs trade at a hefty premium on the […]
Ethereum and the Merge to Proof-of-Stake With Trent Van Epps

Ethereum and the Merge to Proof-of-Stake With Trent Van Epps

Key Takeaways Ethereum is expected to complete “the Merge” to Proof-of-Stake in the coming months. The Ethereum Foundation’s Trent Van Epps explained to Crypto Briefing why the update is such an important milestone for the number two blockchain. Proof-of-Stake will make Ethereum up to 99.95% more energy efficient and significantly reduce ETH emissions. 2022 is […]
NFT Project Spotlight: Edenhorde, the NFT-Based Immersive World

NFT Project Spotlight: Edenhorde, the NFT-Based Immersive World

Key Takeaways Edenhorde is an NFT world-building project developed by Merit Circle. Adventure Time artist Andy Ristaino leads Edenhorde’s art direction. 8,800 NFTs avatars represent the four factions in the Edenhorde world, and give holders access to their own self-determining communities. Edenhorde is an immersive world-building NFT project developed by blockchain gaming guild Merit Circle. Crypto […]