Author Archive: Jeremy Parkinson

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 […]
Privacy Is a Gradient: An Interview With Zcash’s Josh Swihart

Privacy Is a Gradient: An Interview With Zcash’s Josh Swihart

Key Takeaways Crypto Briefing sat down with Electric Coin Company executive Josh Swihart to discuss Zcash, on-chain privacy, CBDCs, and more. Swihart believes Zcash can outperform the rest of the crypto market once participants realize that individual privacy isn’t just a nice-to-have, but an essential component of commerce and national security. He argues that privacy […]
Solana Breakpoint 2022: Fun and Games in Lisbon as Winter Abides

Solana Breakpoint 2022: Fun and Games in Lisbon as Winter Abides

Key Takeaways Solana hosted the second edition of its Breakpoint conference in Lisbon from November 3 to 7. While Solana has faced many challenges from downtimes to new competition throughout crypto winter, core teams have continued to ship improvements aimed at mass market usage. Solana hosted a Games Day to showcase GameFi projects in the […]
Aptos Airdrop Season Is Coming. Here’s How You Can Profit

Aptos Airdrop Season Is Coming. Here’s How You Can Profit

Key Takeaways Hundreds of projects have launched or announced their release on Aptos, and many are rumored to be planning airdrops. The best way to capitalize on Aptos airdrop season safely is to use as many applications on the network as possible. We’ve created a short step-by-step guide to help readers get in on airdrops […]
Blur Review: An NFT Flipper’s Paradise

Blur Review: An NFT Flipper’s Paradise

Key Takeaways Blur is a new NFT marketplace that caters to expert and high-volume traders. The platform introduces several highly-requested features such as sorting NFTs by trait floor price and real-time price feeds. However, Blur’s many features and detailed dashboard may make it daunting to use for more casual NFT buyers. Blur takes NFT trading […]
Harpie Review: Can This On-Chain Firewall Solve Web3’s Security Problem?

Harpie Review: Can This On-Chain Firewall Solve Web3’s Security Problem?

Key Takeaways Harpie is the first on-chain firewall product that protects users against common attack vectors in crypto. It works by monitoring users’ wallets and intervening in case of an attack by frontrunning malicious transactions and moving their funds to a secure non-custodial vault. While it’s not perfect, it’s one of the most promising offerings […]