on the blockchain

How NounsDAO plans to take over the world.

“On August 8th, 2021, Punk4156 and his team deployed a smart contract to the Ethereum blockchain that randomly generates a new NFT digital avatar (called a Noun) every 24 hours and auctions it off to the highest bidder. 100% of […]

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Scaling reads and writes.

“Most of the discourse to date around scaling blockchains is about writes. This is often measured as transactions per second (TPS). For example, Ethereum supports 15-30 TPS, Binance Smart Chain supports up to 160 TPS, and Solana supports up to […]

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Why India should buy Bitcoin

Crypto mainstay Balaji Srinivasan: “More broadly, India should champion decentralized cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and Ethereum to safeguard national security, prevent deplatforming, attract international capital, strengthen monetary policy, deter financial fraud, accelerate technological development, and hasten India’s ascendance as a global […]

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DeFi: Degenerate finance

Messari’s Unqualified Opinions this week is excellent. “The major themes of this week can be broken down into the divergent paths between Bitcoin and Ethereum’s DeFi ecosystem. Bitcoin put on its best boardroom suit and tie, while DeFi went from […]

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ETH2 for dummies

“ETH2 is the next generation of Ethereum, and even calling it Ethereum is a bit of a misnomer — it’s an entirely different project, with a new zero-to-one paradigm for how blockchains can operate at scale.” | learn more

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Crypto theses for 2020

From Ryan Selkis (TBI), the publisher of the original list from 2017. If you’ve lost touch and want to catch up on crypto efficiently, this will do the trick. “Consider this Messari’s research foundation for the next decade. 120 people, […]