DEXs

1/ Today Uniswap Labs, PancakeSwap, and DODO constitute more than 75% of total volume. 2/ The largest selling point is they're non-custodial, i.e., you are in control where centralized exchanges (CEX) are the opposite. DEXs range from orderbooks, AMMs, to hybrids. 3/ Orderbooks allow buyers and sellers to set offers around assets. These offers get… Continue reading DEXs

NFT: Companion In A Box

I minted a few Companion's In A Box (CIAB) yesterday. My favorite is #767 (below). CIAB is an NFT project that a few friends and I dived into after researching newly released projects. We can create some pretty cool characters of our choosing. Companion #767 Run by Michel Wang, a designer by trade, his approach… Continue reading NFT: Companion In A Box

Genie.xyz – Scott Grey

The Fintech Friday's crew is continuing our #Web3 deep dive by capping off January with Scott Gray, CEO, and founder of Genie. ⚡₿⚡Scott is joining us this upcoming Friday at 0800 PDT.Launched in November 2021, Genie is considered the first NFT marketplace aggregator and has already transacted over $150M. We will cover Genie, as well… Continue reading Genie.xyz – Scott Grey

Economics of Staking (and lending)

Recently speaking with someone who loves everything crypto, she and I got into the guts of staking. Unbeknownst to me, I didn't have as full of a grasp of the dynamics of this growing marketplace. It is exciting, to be honest. The act of staking provides another way for owners of particular digital assets to… Continue reading Economics of Staking (and lending)

Floor NFTs

Floor NFTs is a young company led by Chris Madden. Chris has a background in both Fintech and Martech. Being an early employee at Venmo, he spent two years researching how social + money work together. Currently the Co-founder of Button, he works in Fintech by day, and crypto by night. Chris is also on… Continue reading Floor NFTs

Protocol Movements (Alts to ETH)

I’ve recently been going down a rabbit hole on protocols. Many Layer 1’s were released and grew, beginning in January 2021. It has almost been 11 months since Ethereum held over 96% of TVL. That has changed (the market grew) and is now 64% (picture below). Other L1s are a mixed bag with differing utility,… Continue reading Protocol Movements (Alts to ETH)

Blockchain Layer One Proliferation

There are numerous Layer 1 networks which have proliferated over the past 24 months, in part to Ethereum’s limited ability to scale. Side stepping ETH2.0’s story, there still are new(er) networks and private capital being deployed to this space. Some are simple forks of ETH, but many of these being built are different, even if… Continue reading Blockchain Layer One Proliferation