All aboard the BRC-20 hype train
BRC-20 tokens are the biggest thing to happen on Bitcoin since the block wars. Here's everything you need to know.
The Graph deep dive: final piece of the web3 puzzle
What’s the most over-used business analogy? It would have to be either: “The Amazon of…” Or “The Google of…” And, let’s be honest, most of the time those analogies don’t really fit. The person who comes up with them is usually trying to manipulate their audience. They
Arbitrum and the sham of “decentralised” governance
Arbitrum’s fall from grace illustrates everything that’s wrong with the crypto industry right now.
Near Protocol deep dive: hiding in plain sight
Every now and then you come across a product that genuinely improves your life. The first thing that springs to mind when I think of this is Bluetooth headphones. I lived in London for most of the last decade, and I used to either cycle or run everywhere, usually while
This month in crypto: Three banks collapse… then Bitcoin hits its highest price since June 2022
Until about a week ago, things were looking pretty quiet in crypto. Then a major crypto-friendly bank (Silvergate) collapsed, and things got a little crazy. Then the bank for Silicon Valley startups (Silicon Valley Bank) collapsed, and things got real crazy. Then another US bank (Signature bank) collapsed, and all
Polygon (Matic) deep dive: the Big Tech approach to scaling solutions
In December 2021, Ethereum’s Lord and Saviour, Vitalik Buterin, published a blog post called Endgame. In it, he imagined three possible futures for big blockchain projects, but for Ethereum in particular. The way Vitalik sees it, there are three paths to achieve scalability, while maintaining decentralisation and security… which
Bonus issue: why we need web3, how it works, and who’s building it
Well, this is unusual, isn’t it? You’re not due another issue from me for about three weeks. So what’s going on? I thought I’d send you a bonus issue about crypto’s biggest buzzword (other than “regulation” and “bear” and “collapse”) web3. In it, I cover
This month in crypto: regulators, mount up!
First of all, congrats if you get the regulate reference. What an all-time classic. But even if you didn’t get the reference, the theme of this month’s issue is probably already obvious. Crypto regulation is happening in a big way. US regulations have been grabbing all the headlines,
Filecoin deep dive: the key to unlocking web3?
If you’ve ever wondered what the hell web3 is, why it matters, or why it has so many people excited, this is the deep dive for you.
This month in crypto: hope returns?
As I write this, we’ve seen the first sustained rally in crypto for a very long time. Over the last 30 days, here’s how the top 10 non-stablecoins are doing: * Bitcoin is up 26.8% * Ethereum is up 32.8% * BNB is up 19.4% * Ripple is up