Author Archive: Jeremy Parkinson

DeFi Project Spotlight: Tornado Cash, Ethereum’s Top Privacy Tool

DeFi Project Spotlight: Tornado Cash, Ethereum’s Top Privacy Tool

Key Takeaways Tornado Cash is decentralized, non-custodial protocol that helps crypto users stay private on public blockchains. It uses a smart contract that lets users send deposits from one address and then withdraw the funds from to another completely new address, thus breaking the on-chain link between the funds. The latest version of the project […]
Opinion: Of Course Yuga Labs Is Not “Web3”

Opinion: Of Course Yuga Labs Is Not “Web3”

Key Takeaways Yuga Labs is the company behind the uber successful Bored Ape Yacht Club NFT collection. In its efforts to go big, Yuga Labs has taken money from Silicon Valley titans, chased corporate partnerships, and paid itself enormous sums through its own token. Chris Williams argues that Yuga Labs is more of a Web2 […]
Opinion: 2022 Is Ethereum’s Biggest Year Yet

Opinion: 2022 Is Ethereum’s Biggest Year Yet

Key Takeaways Ethereum is expected to complete “the Merge” to Proof-of-Stake in the coming months. The Merge will see Ethereum become 99.95% more energy efficient, while ETH is likely to become a deflationary asset. Ethereum needs to move to Proof-of-Stake and gain Layer 2 traction this year to avoid losing ground to its competitors. With […]
How Can You Stay Private in Crypto Today?

How Can You Stay Private in Crypto Today?

Key Takeaways Blockchains have created a more open financial system, but they are typically ineffective at helping users stay private. Blockchain networks like Monero, Zcash, and Secret Network focus on preserving user privacy. Mixing services for Bitcoin and Ethereum have also gained traction by offering users a way to obfuscate their transaction history. While blockchains […]
NFT Project Spotlight: Anata, the Metaverse’s Anime VTuber NFTs

NFT Project Spotlight: Anata, the Metaverse’s Anime VTuber NFTs

Key Takeaways Anata is a collection of Live2D VTuber NFTs. NFT owners will be able to create their own online identity and preserve their privacy with one of the unique Anata characters. The project looks to evolve on the avatar trend that took the NFT space by storm in 2021. Anata is a collection of […]
Five Women NFT Artists You Should Know

Five Women NFT Artists You Should Know

Key Takeaways The NFT explosion has helped many women artists discover how they can use cryptocurrency technology to grow their careers. Many women artists are using NFTs to uplift themselves and other women around them. Notable women artists in the NFT space today include World of Women’s Yam Karkai and the generative art genius Nadieh […]
Opinion: Decentralization in “Web3” Is Still a Myth

Opinion: Decentralization in “Web3” Is Still a Myth

Key Takeaways MetaMask and OpenSea blocked multiple users in Iran and Venezuela this week. Infura inadvertently blocked some users in response to U.S. sanctions and later fixed the issue. The ability to censor crypto users based on their jurisdiction exposes centralization in Web3 and strengthens Bitcoin’s value proposition. Web3 has a chance to become more […]
DeFi Project Spotlight: Acala, Polkadot’s DeFi Hub

DeFi Project Spotlight: Acala, Polkadot’s DeFi Hub

Key Takeaways Acala is a cross-chain interoperable Polkadot parachain that’s aiming to become crypto’s leading DeFi hub. Its ecosystem is centered around the decentralized, Maker-inspired, overcollateralized stablecoin, Acala Dollar. Acala is built using Polkadot’s Substrate framework, meaning certain applications can be built into the chain instead of on top of it. Acala Network is an […]
What Can You Do In Decentraland’s Metaverse?

What Can You Do In Decentraland’s Metaverse?

Key Takeaways The amount of activities and attractions in Decentraland is growing. Attending virtual events, earning wearable items, and play-to-earn poker are among the activities drawing more players to the game. Decentraland provides players with new ways to connect, engage with art, make money, and ultimately have fun. Join Crypto Briefing as we explore the […]
Where the Bufficorns Roam: ETHDenver Reviewed

Where the Bufficorns Roam: ETHDenver Reviewed

Key Takeaways Last week, thousands of industry leaders, founders, VCs, developers, hobbyists, hackers, and the general public descended on Denver for one of the world’s most notable Web3 events. Founders were optimistic about the quality of developer talent flowing into Web3, if concerned over regulatory developments. The price of ETH and other cryptocurrencies plummeted over […]