Author Archive: Jeremy Parkinson

Web2 Companies Are Facing Heat for Embracing Web3

Web2 Companies Are Facing Heat for Embracing Web3

Key Takeaways In the last few months, several big Web2 firms have faced criticism for announcing plans to use blockchain or crypto assets. Discord, Ubisoft, Kickstarter, and Mozilla have all come under fire. Critics frequently take issue with the perceived environmental impact of blockchain technology. In recent months, several major companies have prompted backlash by […]
NFT Project Spotlight: CryptoBatz, Ozzy Osbourne’s Biting Bat NFTs

NFT Project Spotlight: CryptoBatz, Ozzy Osbourne’s Biting Bat NFTs

Key Takeaways Ozzy Osbourne recently launched an NFT collection called CryptoBatz. It was created in collaboration with Sutter Systems. Inspired by the time Osbourne bit a bat’s head off live on stage, CryptoBatz NFTs allow holders to “bite” another NFT to create a MutantBatz NFT. CryptoBatz is also launching a real-world treasure hunt for another […]
Opinion: How to Spot Trash in the NFT Market

Opinion: How to Spot Trash in the NFT Market

Key Takeaways The growth of the NFT market has presented many opportunities for market participants, but it’s also attracted many trash projects. Tracking the communities, social activity, and roadmap of a project can often give a strong indication of its quality. Extreme hype, high mint prices, and uninspiring, derivative-based artwork should also raise alarm bells. […]
DeFi Project Spotlight: Redacted Cartel, DeFi’s Meta-Governance Protocol

DeFi Project Spotlight: Redacted Cartel, DeFi’s Meta-Governance Protocol

Key Takeaways Redacted Cartel is an emerging project that’s hoping to become the leading meta-governance protocol in DeFi. Since launching just over two months ago, the Cartel has become one of the largest holders of governance tokens like CRV, CVX, TOKE, and OHM. Its native governance and utility token BTRFLY represents an index of the […]
Opinion: Why Are People Trying to Politicize Web3?

Opinion: Why Are People Trying to Politicize Web3?

Key Takeaways A high profile case surrounding an employee losing his job at Ethereum Name Service over a 2016 tweet has sparked intense debate in Web3. Recent events have shown that political differences are causing divisions in the space. Tim Craig argues that the crypto community is better off without the political debates. Regardless of […]
Can Terra’s UST Stablecoin Hold Its Peg?

Can Terra’s UST Stablecoin Hold Its Peg?

Key Takeaways UST is an algorithmic stablecoin on Terra. It’s pegged to the value of the U.S dollar. Because UST is unbacked, it can potentially de-peg from the dollar during periods of extreme market volatility. Issues with UST demand and reduced involvement from UST creator Terraform Labs could threaten the stablecoin’s peg in the future. […]
Beginner’s Guide: How to Become Eligible for Token Airdrops

Beginner’s Guide: How to Become Eligible for Token Airdrops

Key Takeaways Crypto projects often distribute tokens to dedicated users through airdrops. Token airdrops have different eligibility requirements. Researching new protocols and becoming active in DeFi, NFTs, and across various Layer 1 ecosystems is the best way to qualify for airdrops. Crypto Briefing shares a list of tips and tricks for airdrop seekers. Understanding Airdrops […]
Opinion: How to Kill Your NFT Project, Larva Labs Edition

Opinion: How to Kill Your NFT Project, Larva Labs Edition

Key Takeaways Larva Labs is the creator of the iconic CryptoPunks NFT collection. The design studio also launched a collection called Meebits last year, banking $80 million in a day. Larva Labs has taken a hard stance against CryptoPunks copycats and recently taken controversial action against V1 Punks born out of the original CryptoPunks smart […]
The Top Five NFT Marketplace Alternatives to OpenSea

The Top Five NFT Marketplace Alternatives to OpenSea

Key Takeaways OpenSea has become the home of NFT trading, but its various problems are leading users to seek out alternatives. LooksRare caused a storm when it launched with a token for active OpenSea traders last month. Coinbase NFT should also have a major impact on the space once it launches this year. OpenSea became […]
NFT Project Spotlight: Alethea AI, the Intelligent Train-to-Earn NFT Hub

NFT Project Spotlight: Alethea AI, the Intelligent Train-to-Earn NFT Hub

Key Takeaways Alethea AI has created the world’s first intelligent NFTs. The project uses AI to bring NFT avatars to life. Owners can train their NFTs to earn rewards and participate in Alethea’s pioneering “train-to-earn” economy. Alethea AI is pioneering intelligent NFTs. Crypto Briefing sat down with the project’s CEO Arif Khan to learn about […]