Author Archive: Jeremy Parkinson

Kevin O’Leary Discusses Crypto’s Path to Institutional Adoption

Kevin O’Leary Discusses Crypto’s Path to Institutional Adoption

Key Takeaways Kevin O’Leary is an entrepreneur, investor, and popular TV personality. In recent months, O’Leary has dedicated most of his time to crypto. He spoke to us about crypto’s road to institutional adoption, the promise of DeFi and NFTs, and more. Crypto Briefing sits down with Kevin O’Leary to discuss crypto as software, DeFi, […]
A Week in the Metaverse: Miami Art Week 2021 Reviewed

A Week in the Metaverse: Miami Art Week 2021 Reviewed

Key Takeaways Crypto Briefing visited multiple blockchain and cryptocurrency events that swamped Miami for its annual Art Week festival. The overall theme of DCentralCon and NFT BZL was confidence that blockchain, NFTs, and the Metaverse could change the world. Our time at the conferences reaffirmed what we already knew—that wonderful ideas are terrific, but planning […]
NFT Project Spotlight: Deathbats, Avenged Sevenfold’s NFT Fan Club

NFT Project Spotlight: Deathbats, Avenged Sevenfold’s NFT Fan Club

Key Takeaways Avenged Sevenfold is releasing a collection of 10,000 NFTs called Deathbats. The NFTs will form the basis of a fan club that gives exclusive benefits. The band is also planning to turn the club into a DAO. The band’s frontman says that the NFTs will provide true value to fans, but the challenge […]
2021 in Review: The Top 10 Crypto Villains of the Year

2021 in Review: The Top 10 Crypto Villains of the Year

Key Takeaways The latest crypto bull run has brought out greed and bad practices. The space saw several major rug pulls and insider trading incidents throughout the year. NFT technology’s entry into the mainstream also led to many misguided criticisms from skeptics. Insider trading, rug pulls, misinformation in the media: crypto’s latest bull run has […]
DeFi Project Spotlight: Tokemak, the Liquidity Black Hole

DeFi Project Spotlight: Tokemak, the Liquidity Black Hole

Key Takeaways Tokemak is an emerging protocol that aims to offer deep and sustainable liquidity to DeFi projects. Using Tokemak, DeFi projects can reduce the costs for securing and sourcing liquidity by three to four times. For liquidity providers, Tokemak provides higher yields and impermanent loss protection through single-sided staking pools. Tokemak is DeFi’s first […]
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 […]