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Bitcoin is about to get an upgrade. Four years ago, Bitcoin went through somewhat of a civil war over its technological limits. Strongly held beliefs about block size, which limits the amount of information that can fit in a block, split the Bitcoin network (BTC) into Bitcoin Cash (BCH), and…

Next month, Ethereum’s “London” hard fork will go live, and with it comes Ethereum Improvement Proposal (EIP) 1559. …

How to Easily Move your Funds from Ethereum to Polygon (MATIC) and Begin Saving on Gas Fees

It’s no secret that one of the biggest problems currently facing Ethereum is the high fees to do anything more than just sending coins. A simple swap on Uniswap can cost upwards of $50 in fees during high usage times, and it is a major barrier to entry for many…

This past Wednesday, May 5th, Uniswap released version 3 of their automated market maker protocol. This highly anticipated release comes almost exactly one year after the release of v2, which introduced ERC20-ERC20 token swaps, avoiding the need to convert to Eth, and is largely considered one of the main catalysts…

On April 14th, Coinbase, the largest cryptocurrency exchange in the US, will go public via direct listing to huge fanfare from the crypto community. As a centralized exchange, Coinbase has a lot of fans as well as detractors, but its popularity is in no doubt. Last week, the company released…

One of the main tenets of decentralized finance and crypto, in general, is providing access to financial systems and wealth for the under-served. In the current DeFi scene, most protocols require you to over-collateralize any loans you take out. To put it simply, to take out a loan, you must…

One of the biggest short-term roadblocks facing wider acceptance of decentralized finance and crypto, in general, is the unpredictable and frequently expensive fees associated with doing anything more than moving your coins around. DeFi has gone through two distinct hype cycles in the past six months, first last summer and…

If you’ve spent time researching cryptocurrencies or hanging around in the crypto space, you’re sure to have come across the term “staking.” Staking is the mechanism some blockchains use to secure their network while incentivizing participants to honestly report transactions that occur on the chain. Most people have heard of…

DeFi — or decentralized finance — is an ecosystem of distributed financial applications built on blockchain technology that utilize cryptocurrencies and other digital assets to remove the need for a single governing authority in financial interactions. This addresses multiple problems that exist in the current traditional financial system that was…

In 2015, Hollywood released the wildly entertaining and critically acclaimed film The Big Short, telling the story of the big banks and financiers that crashed the economy less than a decade earlier. In the film, Wall Street investor Michael Burry discovered that the subprime loans propping up the housing market…

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Personal portfolio of some articles/blog posts I’ve written. Nothing written on here should be taken as financial advice.

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