Author Archive: Jeremy Parkinson

What Is Aptos? Inside the New Move-Based Layer 1 Chain

What Is Aptos? Inside the New Move-Based Layer 1 Chain

Key Takeaways Aptos is a new high-throughput Layer 1 blockchain that uses a novel smart contract programming language called Move. The project is considered the technological successor of Meta’s abandoned blockchain network, Diem. Due to its stated theoretical throughput of 100,000 transactions per second, Aptos has been dubbed a potential “Solana killer.” Aptos is a […]
Crypto Winter Is Rough. Here Are Five Essential Survival Tips

Crypto Winter Is Rough. Here Are Five Essential Survival Tips

Key Takeaways Bear markets are where the money is made, so sticking around and staying engaged is crucial for success in crypto. Second-order thinking and expected value are two instrumental mental models to use when preparing for the next leg up. Bear markets could last years, and crypto asset prices could go lower than everyone’s […]
Stablecoins: Everything You Need to Know

Stablecoins: Everything You Need to Know

Key Takeaways Stablecoins are blockchain tokens that are designed to hold a specific value. They typically track the price of fiat currencies like the U.S. dollar. The most common types of stablecoins are fiat-backed, overcollateralized, and algorithmic, and there are significant differences between each of them. Stablecoins play a key role in the decentralized finance […]
Four Signs a Digital Dollar Is Coming (and Why You Should Care)

Four Signs a Digital Dollar Is Coming (and Why You Should Care)

Key Takeaways As authorities increasingly turn their attention to crypto regulation, several signs indicate that a U.S. CBDC may be on the horizon. Authorities have warmed up to the idea in the months since President Joe Biden’s executive order directing dozens of government agencies to develop reports on crypto policy. While a CBDC would offer […]
BNB Chain’s $566M Hack: Binance Network’s Major Bridge Attack Unpacked

BNB Chain’s $566M Hack: Binance Network’s Major Bridge Attack Unpacked

Key Takeaways BNB Chain suffered a $566 million exploit Thursday after a hacker tricked the BSC Token Hub bridge into sending them two million BNB. The hacker took a novel approach to siphon the funds across other networks, making off with about $110 million. The BNB Chain halted the network and is weighing an asset […]
Crypto on the Ballot: Five Midterm Elections That Could Impact the Industry

Crypto on the Ballot: Five Midterm Elections That Could Impact the Industry

Key Takeaways The U.S. government is taking an increasingly aggressive stance towards crypto regulation. Some of crypto’s strongest allies at Congress are up for reelection this year. Crypto Briefing took a close look at five of the most important races in terms of their potential impact on the industry. The last two years have seen […]
How Much Energy Do NFTs Use? Less Than You May Think

How Much Energy Do NFTs Use? Less Than You May Think

Key Takeaways NFTs have faced major criticism concerning their impact on the environment. Much of the criticism is rooted in a misunderstanding about how blockchains function. The major Layer 1 blockchains that serve as the main hubs for NFTs consume less energy than detractors seem to think. Ethereum cut its energy consumption by 99.95% when […]
Forget Play-to-Earn—Factory NFTs Are the New Crypto Gaming Meta 

Forget Play-to-Earn—Factory NFTs Are the New Crypto Gaming Meta 

Key Takeaways Play-to-earn gaming took the NFT space by storm in 2021, but a new group of crypto games is gaining popularity by employing a new “factory NFT” model. Factory NFTs let players mint other in-game assets, incentivizing adoption without relying on inflationary tokenomics. Parallel, DigiDaigaku, and Anomura are three examples of crypto gaming titles […]
The U.S. Has Declared War on Crypto. Here’s How We Fight Back

The U.S. Has Declared War on Crypto. Here’s How We Fight Back

Key Takeaways Recent moves from key U.S. regulators have signaled that they plan to set some crypto rules in court, and they are not pulling any punches. What was once a distant worry is now an immediate threat to large swaths of the space, and the time to act is now. This can only be […]
Crypto Regulation Is Coming. Which Tokens Could Be Affected? 

Crypto Regulation Is Coming. Which Tokens Could Be Affected? 

Key Takeaways The White House’s new crypto framework and other developments out of Washington DC show that regulation is coming to the digital assets space. The Treasury Department recently sanctioned Tornado Cash and could extend its blacklisting to other privacy-focused projects. The likes of XMR, DAI, and XMR could suffer amid increased regulatory pressure, but […]