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Let's Review the Compound (COMP) Bug and Other Vulnerabilities

13 Oct 2021 2 minute read 1 comment Michael @ CryptoEQ

  Compound (COMP) Vulnerabilities When using DeFi protocols, users must account for all kinds of risk: technical, smart contract, centralization, exploit/hack, etc.  The smart contracts underpinning the projects are oftentimes extremely new and una...

Bitcoin (BTC) Mining: Strong as Ever? Like Volcano-Strong?!

12 Oct 2021 1 minute read 2 comments Michael @ CryptoEQ

  BTC Mining Recovery However, one person’s trash is another person’s treasure. China’s ban of Bitcoin and the crypto industry writ large has afforded significant opportunities for other countries. New, recently displaced hashing power has come onli...

A Critical Ethereum (ETH) Upgrade is All Set and Ready to Go!

7 Oct 2021 1 minute read 5 comments Michael @ CryptoEQ

​Ethereum Eth2 update The very first beacon chain upgrade, Altair, is ready to go! Activation is set for ~October 27, 2021. All validators must upgrade in order to continue following the correct chain or risk downtime and slashing penalties. Altair i...

Crypto and Regulation: Are They Oil and Water?

6 Oct 2021 1 minute read 1 comment Michael @ CryptoEQ

  While not outright banning cryptocurrencies like China, the US and its regulators have become more vocal and more critical of cryptocurrencies over the last couple months. The U.S. SEC chair, Gary Gensler, has become arguably the most vocal critic...

Let's Check In on the "Protocol Wars": Cardano (ADA), Cosmos (ATOM), Polkadot (DOT), and more

30 Sep 2021 3 minute read 3 comments Michael @ CryptoEQ

  ​​Simon Erickson, 7Investing: “Ethereum has a lot of competitors. Do you think there is interoperability between blockchains? Or do you think that these are those “fat protocols”, where we’re using Ethereum as the go-to for smart contracts and usi...

Is VeChain's (VET) "Blockchain Solution" Worth the Centralization?

29 Sep 2021 4 minute read 3 comments Michael @ CryptoEQ

  VeChain is its own blockchain designed to improve enterprise supply chains. It originally was built atop the Ethereum blockchain in 2015 to bring transparency and authenticity to luxury goods provenance to reduce fraud and combat counterfeit produ...

Bitcoin (BTC), Lightning Network, and El Salvador

28 Sep 2021 2 minute read 5 comments Michael @ CryptoEQ

  The Crossroads Newsletter CryptoEQ® and 7investing meet you at the crossroads of Stocks and Cryptocurrencies.      Simon Erickson, 7Investing: “El Salvador is certainly the first country in the international community to recognize this as legal te...

Now That Users Can Actually Begin USING Cardano (ADA), Let the Fun Begin!

23 Sep 2021 6 minute read 3 comments Michael @ CryptoEQ

Governance During the Byron era, the network was permissioned (federated), but as the Shelley era matures, nodes outside the team’s control will help run the network. Once the majority of nodes are run by network participants, Cardano will enjoy...

Cosmos' (ATOM) Vision Is Basically Here! Parachain Auctions. Interoperability. What's Next??

21 Sep 2021 5 minute read 2 comments Michael @ CryptoEQ

  Cosmos, a project often described as the Internet of blockchains, connects sovereign blockchains using the Inter-Blockchain Communication (IBC) protocol. The IBC Protocol standardizes communication across disparate blockchains, connecting them via...

Ethereum (ETH) and EIP-1559: What in the F*ck Did We Actually Do?!

8 Sep 2021 1 minute read 3 comments Michael @ CryptoEQ

  Arguably, the biggest news in a jam-packed month for Ethereum was the successful implementation of EIP-1559. For a more in-depth review of all things EIP-1559, see our Ethereum CORE report, but the headline feature has been the burning mechanism....