Blockchain Time Drain
Blockchain Time Drain

Blockchain Time Drain

Inhabiting the land of the blockchain, it consumes far too much of my time, but I just can't help it. These posts are a therapy, of sorts, as I attempt to reflect on what I have discovered and, in the process, share some of these riches with fellow obsessives.


SISU Network Testnet Airdrop Opportunity

18 Nov 2022 1 minute read 0 comments Renaissance man

  Sometimes I see opportunities to earn from airdrops by taking part in testnet activities for new dApps or chains, but on the few occasions I’ve investigated these the tasks required have either been too time consuming, complex or beyond my technica...

Titano Seeks Utility

7 Jun 2022 4 minute read 0 comments Renaissance man

Since I wrote my last article about the need for utility in DeFi projects, I’ve been monitoring developments at several of these, as they seem to have woken up to the crucial role that utility plays in the success or failure of their efforts. Today,...

DeFi, No Utility = No Future

19 Apr 2022 4 minute read 6 comments Renaissance man

Have you ever made a bundle in crypto and then asked yourself what to do next? Perhaps you could spend some of that profit on a nice little treat. What about splashing out on a new phone or taking the family on holiday? Sound good? But wait, how are...

Polkadot/Kusama Common Good Parachains

28 Mar 2022 3 minute read 0 comments Renaissance man

If you’ve read some of my earlier posts, you will know by now that I am a fan of the combined Polkadot and Kusama ecosystem (otherwise known as Dotsama), just as I am also a fan of the Cosmos ecosystem. One aspect of these that I particularly like is...

Composable Finance – Taking DeFi Somewhere New?

7 Mar 2022 4 minute read 2 comments Renaissance man

Last year, I spent a few of my hard-earned pounds backing projects taking part in the Kusama crowdfunding auctions. However, I was careful to hold back some of my funds in order to buy DOT to support projects looking for a parachain slot on Kusama’s...

DAOs in Action – Are They a Hopeless Case?

22 Feb 2022 7 minute read 1 comment Renaissance man

  A few weeks back I posted an article (Return of the Levellers) sharing some of my thoughts on the possibilities that DAOs bring to the table for new ways of doing things. In particular, I drew attention to the fact there is no single model all DAOs...

Motivation for Crypto Education

7 Feb 2022 5 minute read 2 comments Renaissance man

I’m fortunate enough to be the father of two sons, both of them teenagers. You might think that as the old bloke in the house it would be me that’s in need of a blockchain and crypto education but it turns out I’m way ahead of the game by comparison...

DAOs – the Levellers Reborn?

24 Jan 2022 4 minute read 1 comment Renaissance man

The English Civil Wars of the seventeenth century saw a great flourishing of new ideas about how society should be structured and the world governed. Even aside from the small matter of King Charles I getting his head chopped off, a whole raft of new...

Comdex – Bringing Greater Democracy to the World of Finance?

10 Jan 2022 3 minute read 0 comments Renaissance man

Is this something new we see striding into the world of DeFi? I’m not sure right now, so let’s take a little look at today’s project from the world of blockchain, Comdex. Comdex is part of the Cosmos ecosystem and styles itself as “A Fully Interopera...

The Electronic Frontier Foundation - the future of digital privacy, free speech, and the open web

30 Dec 2021 1 minute read 3 comments Renaissance man

  A really short post today, one that encourages you to support the Electronic Frontier Foundation in its on-going effort to help us all secure a future of digital privacy, free speech, and the open web. It’s currently looking to meet its year-end ch...