What is Fantom and how is it trying to solve the blockchain trilemma?
January 20, 2022
The year 2021 has been the year of the layer 1 solutions. More and more smart contract platforms evolved and were aiming to catch market share in decentralized finance and the NFT economy. With the growing user base of blockchain protocols, they have to face obstacles that didn’t exist a few years ago. The most pressing problem is the scalability of blockchain technology and there have been several attempts to solve the trilemma between security, scalability, and decentralization.
NEAR Protocol –A decentralized cloud computing platform
January 20, 2022
NEAR is a new blockchain technology that is focused on cloud computing rather than cloud storage. It has a few similarities to older projects but offers a completely new approach on how to use and incentivize the network and shape it so that cloud computing becomes available as a decentralized application that is easily accessible by anybody.
Fans as your record label: the possibilities of music NFTs
January 16, 2022
Unlike in the visual arts, music is not something one can really invest in. It is difficult for fans to buy something from their favourite artist that has lasting - and growing - value. The introduction of Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs) into the music world is changing this. Pioneer in this field is DJ Justin Blau (3LAU), who sold his new album as NFTs to fans. This month he launches Royal: a marketplace where other artists can do the same.
PancakeSwap explained: what sets it apart?
January 6, 2022
PancakeSwap is a decentralized exchange (DEX), where you can swap your cryptocurrency for other crypto assets, by tapping into liquidity pools. It is one of the most notable use cases for blockchain technology and one of the biggest DeFi protocols, amongst others like Uniswap and SushiSwap.
What is the hashrate and why does it matter?
January 5, 2022
If Bitcoin is a walled city, then the height of the hashrate equals the height of the walls. To be more concrete, the Bitcoin network is a database whose right to add data is reserved only for parties who are willing to put up enough computing power.
Tezos: Let’s enter the first blockchain bakery in the world
January 4, 2022
In the year 2021, there has been a lot of criticism of proof of work due to environmental concerns. One particular blockchain project that emphasizes being a green alternative that is not using too much energy is Tezos. It started in 2017 as an ICO and while the start of Tezos was delayed because of legal issues it became quite popular a few years after.
What is MetaMask?
January 3, 2022
MetaMask is a software wallet that acts as a bridge between your crypto coins and the world of decentralized finance (defi). Via MetaMask you can send crypto to, for example, decentralized lending platforms or swap your own coins.
The great ambition of Terra (LUNA)
December 31, 2021
The Terra protocol is home to the fourth largest stablecoin in the world: US Terra (UST). After the successful launch of the payment app Chai in Korea in 2019, which is built on the Terra blockchain, the Terra network's native token, LUNA, broke through globally in 2021.