Polkadots parachains: Acala, Moonbeam, and its companion network Moonriver
February 7, 2022
With the parachain auctions concluding more and more projects are starting on Polkadot. Acala and Moonbeam are two of the first and most anticipated parachains that have launched on Polkadot only recently. Moonriver on the other hand is Moonbeam’s sister network on Kusama. What do they offer and how do they function?
Cosmos, the internet of blockchains
January 20, 2022
The universe of Blockchains is still quite compartmentalized. The project which solves the problem of communication between these silos - the interoperability problem - awaits a hefty reward. Cosmos is one of the projects with good prospects. It is a network of independent blockchains that can still communicate. These can be blockchains built on Cosmos but also external blockchains like Bitcoin.
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.
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.
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.
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.
What is Harmony (ONE) and how does it improve scalability?
December 30, 2021
Harmony is a decentralized blockchain platform that is designed to build a bridge between decentralization and scalability. The need to create that bridge is rooted in the blockchain trilemma. There are three basic features which are security, scalability, and decentralization. While most people would prefer to have a blockchain that has all three features, it is only possible to have two of them sacrificing a third.