Monthly Archives: November 2021

Ethereum L2 Scene Heats Up With Boba Network Taking Second Spot in TVL

Boba Network, a recently released L2 layer for Ethereum, has quickly jumped to second place in TVL (total value locked) among all expansion layers. Boba, which is a fork of Optimism, another L2 layer based on rollups, reached more than $1 billion in TVL, surpassing Optimism. This is likely due to the profitable percentages offered by its first decentralized exchange, Oolongswap, which offers yields of over 1,000%. Boba Network L2 Gains Popularity The Boba Network, a recently released L2 layer for Ethereum, has reached second place regarding […]

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Ethereum Devs Assess Reducing Data Transfer Cost 5x, EIP-4488 Becomes Possible Solution

The second leading crypto asset ethereum has been dealing with high fees since the end of June and today the average ethereum transaction fee is between $5 and $34 per transfer. While there’s been a lot of complaints about ether gas costs this year, Ethereum founder Vitalik Buterin has recommended an Ethereum Improvement Proposal (EIP) that aims to decrease transaction costs by five times. Ethereum developer Tim Beiko discussed the idea as well, and talked about possible “challenges” both long and short term. Moving Ether, Transferring an […]

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Bitcoin Retirement And Generational Wealth Planning

Everyone should consider their plans for retirement, and bitcoin can help you achieve this major life goal. Before I found bitcoin, I was investing heavily into real estate to achieve early retirement and build generational wealth. When I found bitcoin and understood its value and future implications on the world, I knew that bitcoin would be the best asset I could ever buy to maximize the amount of time I could have with my family. From a generational wealth standpoint, I realized that I would be able […]

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Tech transformation: Don Tapscott’s ‘Platform Revolution’ book review

In his latest book, ‘Platform Revolution,’ Don Tapscott explains how blockchain technology has converged with AI, machine learning and IoT. Enterprise blockchain started to take shape in 2016, a time when companies like IBM began to leverage private networks for supply chain management. It was also during 2016 that author Don Tapscott wrote and published Blockchain Revolution, a book that examines the way that blockchain will transform a number of industries. Following the release of Blockchain Revolution, Tapscott — who is also co-founder of the Blockchain Research […]

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Report Shows Ethereum, Litecoin, Solana ETPs Outperformed Bitcoin Investment Products in November

Cryptocompare, the firm that provides institutional and retail investors with real-time and historical cryptocurrency data, has published the firm’s November 2021 Digital Asset Management Review. The report covers crypto exchange-traded products (ETPs), and recent findings show alternative crypto asset investment products are outperforming Bitcoin ETPs. Ethereum-Based Investment Product Trade Volumes Increase Every month Cryptocompare publishes a research report that covers the cryptocurrency investment product landscape. The investment products are ETPs tethered to today’s top crypto assets globally such as Grayscale’s GBTC and ETHE funds. Cryptocompare’s Digital Asset […]

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NFT art will never be mass-market — NFT licenses may be

NFT digital art sales generate headline after headline, though this is not the real mass-market use of this novel technology. Visa got itself a fancy new Twitter avatar this August, and even though it didn’t stay up for long, the 8-bit-styled picture of a visibly unamused woman with a stylish mohawk still made dozens of headlines. It was not just about the relatively hefty price tag of $150,000. The mere fact that the financial giant bought a nonfungible token (NFT) representing the image from the CryptoPunks collection […]

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Crypto Stamp Crashes Swiss Post’s Online Store With Launch Day Demand

Unexpectedly high demand for Switzerland’s first crypto stamp has created headaches for the national postal service. Swiss Post announced it had to deal with technical issues when numerous orders hit its online shop all at once on the day the innovative offering was made available. Demand for First Crypto Stamp Overwhelms Swiss Post’s Online Store Swiss Post announced the “crypto stamp” initiative in September when it was presented as an attempt to “bridge the gap between the physical and digital worlds in philately.” The state-owned company joined […]

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6 Questions for Lyn Alden Schwartzer of Lyn Alden Investment Strategy

We ask the buidlers in the blockchain and cryptocurrency sector for their thoughts on the industry… and we throw in a few random zingers to keep them on their toes!   This week, our 6 Questions go to Lyn Alden Schwartzer, founder of Lyn Alden Investment Strategy, which provides an investment research service for both retail and institutional investors. Lyn Alden began her career in engineering. After working in the automation industry as an intern, she graduated from college and started as a junior electronics engineer for […]

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Ghana’s Minority Lawmakers Reject Government Proposal to Tax Mobile Money Transactions

The Ghanaian government’s proposal to introduce a 1.75% levy on digital transactions was recently rejected by a minority of lawmakers who insist the new tax derails efforts to help increase the number of adults that are financially included. The Digital Transactions Tax A minority of lawmakers in the Ghana legislature recently rejected a government proposal to introduce a 1.75% levy on digital transactions including mobile-money payments. The lawmakers argued such a levy would slow down the country’s plan to increase the proportion of financially included adults from […]

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New tribes of the Metaverse — Community-owned economies

The gaming ecosystem is set to become more community-driven with the help of decentralized tech, empowering creators and coders. People have talked in glowing tones about the transformative properties of blockchain since Satoshi Nakamoto launched Bitcoin (BTC) back in 2009 — books have been written, thousands of panels and presentations have complemented its prospects, costumed Bitcoin maximalists have flaunted their newfound wealth. Despite these commendations, the transformation has been slow. However, whether the delay was due to the global COVID-19 pandemic, or just the time needed to […]

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