I’ve been thinking about writing a piece around this for a while. On the eve of Berlin Blockchain Week 2019, I figured this might be as good of a time as any to push this out. Berlin Blockchain Week will see the gathering of hundreds (maybe thousands) of developers, founders, investors and other tech enthusiasts […]
Thoughts are the mother of ideas. Ideas are the mother of progress.
This is the first part in a series on blockchain & security best practices. In the coming weeks we will be taking a look at various aspects of securely and safely using and storing blockchain tokens. Table of contents: Libre Software Some Linux distributions are not for beginners Stick with one of these Distributions if […]
A lot of intelligent people and blockchain industry thought-leaders have extolled the virtues of blockchain’s unique characteristics, and the positive impact the technology will have on society. It’s often about making profitable trades and taking advantage of cryptocurrency’s legendary volatility, but there are social benefits to blockchain that are often hidden behind financial interests and […]
Since we don’t write code and believe in the credo ‘do what you do best, leave everything else to the rest’, we wondered how we can contribute to the community. What about an off-conference?
Or is it the other way around? The art industry has been one of the most enthusiastic and willing to embrace blockchain technology to iron out various inefficiencies found in the business. Artists, galleries, and art purchasers all stand to benefit from blockchain solutions. In fact, there are several projects trying to tackle these issues […]
A look at banking in 2050 The genie has been let out of the bottle. Pandora’s box has had it’s lid ripped wide open. Cryptocurrency is here to stay, and it isn’t going away. The recent US dollar Tether controversy has sparked a lot of discussion about cryptocurrency and fractional-reserve banking. In light of this […]
Contrary to intuition, when a main network or mainnet goes live, instead of sparking a parabolic rise in price, it often causes massive token sell off. We’re going to take a look at some of the reasons why this happens and how the “mainnet effect” can be mitigated.
Normally, articles like these start out with a cursory reference to Gangnam-style by Psy, so now that we’ve got that out of the way, let’s begin. This time we’re going to be taking a look at K-Pop Boybands and what blockchain projects can learn from the flashiest “idols” in the K-Pop scene. In our work […]
As blockchain technology becomes more established and entrenched, we can expect to see an evolution in the nature of the businesses and services surrounding the ecosystem. Perhaps there is no better example than the rise of Staking as a Service (StaaS) platforms. StaaS platforms have developed around blockchains that utilize a Proof of Stake (PoS) […]
Decentralized finance, or DeFi, generally refers to blockchain-based solutions for the structural inefficiencies in the current iteration of our global financial system. We are going to review 7 of the most interesting projects in this space. With that said, bon appétit!
There has been a lot of excitement about the disruption promised by blockchain technologies. Proponents have argued it will disrupt a number of industries with businesses acting as rent-seeking middlemen who produce nothing of actual value. What’s the role of mesh networks in this?
This guest post is part 1 of a 3-part analysis on a more sociological take on the history of world reserve currencies to preface the purely financial or technical discussions of stablecoin and digital currency mechanics.