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The never ending conversation

Did you ever feel like you were having a conversation that repeats itself, over and over and over again? I feel this way every time the topic of DAOs comes up. Hence today’s consideration of Moloch DAO, after a recent Twitter joust on the topic.…

An analysis of staking networks

The blockchain ecosystem evolves at a rapid pace, constantly latching on to new narratives whenever it sees fit. Over the past year, staking protocols have been a hot commodity. We have witnessed the launch of highly anticipated staking protocols such as Cosmos and Algorand.  Other…

Cryptocurrency investors not as active on weekends

Unlike traditional financial markets, cryptocurrency exchanges allow investors the ability to trade any day of the week. For the past couple of years, however, trading on the weekends has not been as prevalent, with user activity being the weakest on Saturdays and Sundays across all…

The Logbook: The Beanie Babies bubble

Beanies Babies have often been cited as analogous to tulips to describe the bitcoin and cryptocurrencies industry. Skeptics are quick to compare the mania the industry experienced in 2017 with the Beanie Babies hype in the mid to late-90s. This week we will take a…

Research: Apple App Store’s top search results for cryptocurrency apps

As one-half of the mobile app store duopoly, Apple has an outsized influence on what end-users download and use on their mobile devices. While Apple’s primary business is selling hardware devices, specifically its iPhones, the technology giant’s App Store has an estimated 45% share of…

The unbearable memeness of being

I like a good meme as much as the next person, but you have to take them for what they are worth and sometimes they aren’t worth much more than a chuckle or a ponder. Software development in general and “crypto” in particular are full…

Cryptocurrency traded volume dries up in August

Cryptocurrency exchange trading volumes are perhaps the best indicator of the industry’s health, serving as the strongest gauge of interest in cryptocurrencies and bitcoin. While the price of the world’s largest cryptocurrency continues to hover around $10,000, legitimate trading volumes tell a different story, hitting a…

ETHBerlin interest rate hackathon projects

Lending continues to be the breakout Open Finance application, with Ethereum-based protocols seeing over $387 million in loan originations year to date. Existing lending platforms have mostly opted for a variable interest and variable term design. In MakerDAO’s case, this variable rate model is a…