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During the bull market around May this year, many currencies that have been around for some time without noticeable hype started rallying. One of them was Stellar, which went from trading around $0.09 at the beginning of the year to more than $ 0.70, a 7 fold increase in its price. Since then, the price has retraced.

Nevertheless, Stellar has been one of the earlier cryptocurrencies but is often forgotten, as they don’t put much effort into marketing. Yet, behind the scenes, the team keeps busy pushing for the adoption of their blockchain platform. But what exactly is Stellar, and…


The Internet of Things (IoT) is expected to grow to more than 75 billion smart devices generating nearly unimaginable 80 trillion GB of data by 2025. McKinsey estimates that the market will be worth a staggering $11 trillion.

More and more everyday objects are equipped with cameras and sensors, from door locks to lights and mirrors. While turning everyday objects into smart devices can bring various benefits for users, there are still massive gaps in security, privacy, and interoperability.

Occasionally, consumers outrage wages when they find out that Alexa has been listening to them at all times and uses the…


So, I did buy an NFT, of course, because how could I not when suddenly everyone was talking about it like crazy. Luckily I did it before rocks sold for millions, so I just paid a $35 gas fee for my $75 NFT.

If you’re used to buying art on Etsy, $35 might seem a lot, but trust me, it’s nothing for an Ethereum veteran. And well, the NFT I bought, I didn’t just buy it for artistic value — which surely it has, I just can’t judge it. I got it because it promised to give me access to…


It’s not known if the Fantom founders were fans of the musical by Andrew-Lloyd Weber or not, but it’s a natural assumption when taking into account that their main net is called Opera.

This blog post will cover the basics of the Fantom blockchain and how it solves issues like scalability and inefficiencies that plague other networks. According to its website: “Lachesis, its revolutionary aBFT consensus mechanism allows Fantom to be much faster and cheaper than older technologies, yet extremely secure.”

BFT is short for Byzantine Fault Tolerance, a feature of a system that can tolerate up to a third…


In the last few days, we’ve seen the price of Cardano soar. While Cardano enthusiasts will argue that this is just its natural trajectory as people realize the platform's potential, others will say that it’s just clever marketing. Like so often in crypto, there is much noise and not focusing on the underlying platform. So in this blog post, we will cover what Cardano is, what it tries to achieve, and how it has done so far.

One reason for the recent price rally was that Charles Hoskinson, the founder of Cardano, teased that he would announce a date for…


Bitcoin used to be the gateway currency for people new to the crypto ecosystem. However, with the most recent boom of decentralized Finance and NFTs, the picture might be changing. Ethereum is the backbone of most DeFi apps and NFT marketplaces which have seen trading volumes soar in recent weeks. Interestingly, even NFT projects created years ago benefit from the hype as the sale of ETH rocks vividly illustrated. If a pet rock really is worth 1000 ETH is beyond me, but the market seems to support the price. 🪨

In this blog post, we’d like to give an overview…


Over the weekend, we saw another cryptocurrency pump that brought the price of Bitcoin above $45,000 again, and other cryptocurrencies followed suit. However, some will argue that this time, the rally wasn’t led by the original cryptocurrency but by the enthusiasm surrounding the most recent Upgrade of Ethereum.

If the price movement was just a case of buying the rumor, sell the news remains to be seen. Regardless, there has been a lot of talk and a few myths surrounding the London Upgrade. …


While it might look like the interface of a website in the 90s (I was barely born then, so excuse if that’s not correct), Curve is one of the biggest decentralized exchanges locking in just above $8 billion in value at the time of writing.

As a trader looking to trade tokens in a decentralized way, your go-to venue might be Uniswap or if you want to benefit from a DEX aggregator platform like 1Inch or Matcha. What all of them have in common is their focus on providing a wide variety of assets. …


And how a Black Swan Event played out on Maker’s Black Thursday

With the Corona pandemic raving havoc on lives and economies worldwide, the term “Black Swan” is back in fashion. However, there might be a bit of a misunderstanding of the word. Even according to the author first popularizing the term, the pandemic does not qualify as a Black Swan Event.

But what exactly is a Black Swan Event?

The term Black Swan is derived from the following happening. When humans first learned about swans, for millennia, they’d only be confronted with white swans. It seemed reasonable to assume that all swans were white — that it was one feature of…


What you need to know about the native blockchain

While we all love to see a good bull run, it came with high transaction fees the last time it happened. When everyone was suddenly buying NFTs and memecoins on PancakeSwap, the only way the Ethereum blockchain could cope was by prioritizing transactions and adjusting gas cost (fees on Ethereum). In August, if things go according to plan, Ethereum will conduct its latest upgrade to tackle scalability issues; however, if one believes the odds on Polymarket more likely, that will be delayed again.

The core developers attempt to address the Blockchain trilemma of decentralization, scalability, and security by introducing upgrades.

Naomi Oba

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