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
Cosmos deep dive: no blockchain is an island
In the battle for blockchain's soul, which will win, the maximalists or the multi-chain world?
In defence of DeFi
In this issue, we’re going to look at what’s caused the wave of crypto company bankruptcies, and examine how using decentralised finance (DeFi) could have avoided all of them.
Aptos deep dive: Crypto’s duality problem personified
Aptos is the perfect example of crypto's duality problem. It wants morals. It wants ideals. But more than that... it wants money and power.
We need to talk about FTX
First it happened to Big Tech, now it’s happening to crypto.