Maksim Hramadtsou is the founder and CEO of GoodCrypto and goodcryptoX - a next-generation non-custodial DEX trading platform that revolutionizes DEX trading with the help of ERC-4337 Account Abstraction and Smart Contract Wallets.
Decentralized Finance protocols are harder to run than they look. There are multiple points of failure for platforms including smart contract exploits, flash loan attacks, and rug pulls by anonymous employees. In the last six weeks, two more US$100 million DeFi hacks have occurred in the crypto space, highlighting the sector's ongoing vulnerability.
Returns so far this year for Layer 2 projects have far outstripped Bitcoin and Ethereum. Strengthening the crypto ecosystem’s ability to serve both new users and new use cases, Layer 2s are a driving force in the narrative of 2023. So what are they, and why should you care?
The Ethereum Merge has happened. The network’s shift from Proof-of-Work consensus to Proof-of-Stake is more than just cosmetic. The transition to Proof of Stake is the most significant blockchain network upgrade this industry has seen to date.
It’s merge week - the week that Ethereum will finally transition from proof-of-work to proof-of-stake. The Ethereum foundation says that the Merge will be ‘the most significant upgrade in the history of Ethereum.’ The switch to PoS will replace energy-intensive mining, and instead secure the network with staked ETH. Aditya Das joins Andy to discuss all things related to the merge.
Zach Burks is the CEO and founder of NFT marketplace Mintable. Mintable is the first NFT platform to pioneer ‘gasless minting’, enabling content creators to mint NFTs without prohibitive transaction fees. Zach is applying the best features from e-commerce sites such as Amazon to make Mintable one of the most exciting and feature-rich marketplaces of the future.
This week Bitcoin breaks US$46,000 while the U.S. Senate has included draconian restrictions on the crypto ecosystem in the infrastructure bill. On the positive side, the last week has seen an awakening of political support for crypto, from all sides. Following the successful implementation of EIP-1559, can Ethereum become ultra sound money?
Market optimism around the soon-to-be-implemented Ethereum Improvement Proposal, EIP1559, is high. The Ethereum EIP will arrive as a part of the London network Hard Fork in July and will overhaul Ethereum’s fee structure. Andy is joined by Brave New Coin analyst Aditya Das to discuss the implications of EIP1559 for users, investors, and miners.
Evaluating price discovery levels on a day-to-day basis can be difficult. Mapping out key levels of resistance in advance of any bullish price run can prevent shoot-from-the-hip decision making from creating a poorly planned trade.
Decentralized Finance applications have experienced exponential growth in 2020 with a boom in the value of DeFi tokens and their protocols. The value of DeFi locked in the Ethereum blockchain grew from $4 in August 2017, to $14.37B at the end of November 2020. Some popular DeFi applications include lending, stablecoins, decentralized exchanges (DEXs), derivatives, synthetic assets, insurance, and asset management.
The genesis block of the Ethereum 2.0 beacon chain has been confirmed for December 1st. The deployment of the beacon chain will begin the shift to Ethereum (ETH) becoming the world’s largest proof-of-stake blockchain protocol.
Nansen is an analytics platform for the Ethereum blockchain. Nansen combines on-chain data with a massive database of millions of wallet addresses. Nansen helps crypto investors and product teams surface the signal from blockchain data.