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Ethereum Miners Are Causing a Gaming Computer Shortage

18 Mar 2021 2 minute read 3 comments Austin Reihl

According to a recent report by British video game magazine PCGamesN, Ethereum (ETH) miners have contributed to a shortage in gaming computers, specifically laptops.   Ethereum Mining Profitability Boom   Analysts have stated that the mining boom has...

What Is a Decentralized Exchange?

17 Mar 2021 2 minute read 1 comment Austin Reihl

A decentralized exchange (DEX) is a market for cryptocurrency that does not rely on any third-party entities or centralized authorities and organizations to hold customer funds. In this article, we look at the rise of the DEX within the world of dece...

The Uniswap Token Is Now the 8th Most Popular Cryptocurrency

17 Mar 2021 2 minute read 3 comments Austin Reihl

The rise of the world’s most popular decentralized exchange (DEX) Uniswap (UNI) has been turning heads in the decentralized finance (DeFi) market. The UNI token traded at $34.00 with a daily trading volume of $1.5 billion and saw a rise up to 45.7% f...

What Is An Airdrop?

7 Mar 2021 3 minute read 0 comments Austin Reihl

In the world of cryptocurrency, an airdrop one of two things. Either it is a type of marketing push that sends coins or tokens to wallet addresses holding already an existing one or to promote awareness of the distributor's cryptocurrency by dropping...

What Is a DAO?

5 Mar 2021 2 minute read 0 comments Austin Reihl

The DAO, short for decentralized autonomous organization, is an organization that is both decentralized and autonomous of any central authority or control. Initially, the DAO came to fruition through a small group of tech-pioneers combining cryptogra...

What Is Ethereum?

4 Mar 2021 5 minute read 1 comment Austin Reihl

Ethereum (ETH) derives its value from a multitude of factors – it is used as a settlement layer for financial transactions executed on the Ethereum network, which allows users to perform a range of functions, including:   Collateral for a wide range...

The Bullish Case for Uniswap

28 Feb 2021 4 minute read 5 comments Austin Reihl

Uniswap (UNI) is a decentralized exchange (DEX) where users can swap any token on the unrivaled ERC-20 protocol employed by the Ethereum (ETH) network. UNI makes it incredibly easy to execute token swaps on-chain with any ERC-20 asset for another, ta...

Chainlink’s Scalability Upgrade Is a Breakthrough for Decentralized Finance

28 Feb 2021 4 minute read 10 comments Austin Reihl

Chainlink is launching Off-Chain Reporting (OCR), a scalability upgrade to make more data available on-chain.   The OCR solution is a scalability solution that aggregates data off-chain. This scalability upgrade is a breakthrough for the decentralize...

What to Expect From Uniswap-V3

28 Feb 2021 2 minute read 0 comments Austin Reihl

Over the last few years, the mainstay of decentralized financial applications has become known as the decentralized exchange, or DEX for short. Perfected by Uniswap (UNI), usage of the DEX has been rapidly growing, with a massive uptick in traffic, a...

What Is a Pump-and-Dump?

26 Feb 2021 2 minute read 5 comments Austin Reihl

Crypto pump-and-dump (PND) schemes operate in a fashion reminiscent of the stock market in its early days. During that time, a group of traders wreaked havoc in the markets by manipulating prices through purchasing in large organized groups.   A simi...