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Vitalik, vampires and the birth of Decentralised Finance

Here’s something that could only happen in crypto. A guy gets fired from his job, stumbles on a random reddit post, learns to code… and one year later creates the most important decentralised finance project in history. How important? Well, since its inception in 2018, it’s handled roughly

Vitalik, vampires and the birth of Decentralised Finance
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Ergo deep dive: and justice for all

Ergo is a true anomaly: a modern crypto project with actual integrity.

Ergo deep dive: and justice for all
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The rise of Big Banking Blockchain

Back in the 90s, virtually every big company had its own internal “intranet”. Many still do. An intranet was like a closed-off version of the internet, just for that company to use. Different teams had different pages and they’d update them with useful information. The problem with intranets is

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Toncoin deep dive: the quintessential crypto journey

Remember when everyone realised Facebook was selling their personal data to advertisers? Or, at least, pretended to realise, that is… Because by 2018, when the Facebook scandal hit, people generally took for granted that if an internet service was free to use, that was because the users were the product.

Toncoin deep dive: the quintessential crypto journey
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Ripple deep dive: bitcoin for bankers?

The 22nd of December, 2020, was the day everything changed for Ripple. Up until then, it had been one of the most promising cryptocurrencies on the planet. It was the third biggest crypto project by market cap. It had a huge, dedicated army of investors. And it was one of

Ripple deep dive: bitcoin for bankers?
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The UK crypto regulation special

The UK crypto regulation special
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The ETF special, or: the battle for Bitcoin’s soul

Once again, it seems crypto’s fate rests in the hands of US regulators. On the 15th of June BlackRock applied to the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) – yes that same SEC that just sued Coinbase and Binance – for permission to create a Bitcoin Exchange Traded Fund (ETF). If you’

The ETF special, or: the battle for Bitcoin’s soul
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Let’s investigate the top 5 DeFi platforms

We’re going to take a look at the top 5 DeFi projects by Total Value Locked (TVL). We’ll cover what each project is, what it does, how it got so popular and, of course, investigate its pitfalls, too.

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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

The Graph deep dive: final piece of the web3 puzzle