Ethereum explained

Ethereum explained

Explaining what's happening with ethereum and ERC-20 tokens

Summary of my 6 month hiatus... and another crash

22 Nov 2021 2 minute read 0 comments Chris Chen

After the crypto crash of mid may when BTC fell from ~$59k to under $30k, I decided to take some time away from crypto. Recently with the rise of NFTs I decided to start following crypto news again just in time for the cryptopocalypse of Nov 2021 bri...

Finding the best vaults (auto-compounding) on Polygon

5 Jun 2021 3 minute read 2 comments Chris Chen

Now that you've got your LP tokens from farming on either quickswap, sushiswap, or lending on curve, what's the best way to just set and forget it and watch your balance grow?  There are multiple auto-compounding options (vaults) on Polygon and I'll...

7 stablecoins farming strategies to earn up to 54% APY on polygon

18 May 2021 5 minute read 8 comments Chris Chen

Since polygon chain has launched only a couple months ago, the governance has been incentivizing the exchanges and DEX with MATIC tokens. There are many tokens you can use to farm these incentive rewards, however, I am a conservative investor and lik...

Earning up to 818% on the latest Polygon farm

16 May 2021 1 minute read 2 comments Chris Chen

Defi on Polygon is still in the early stages. With the drop in interest rates on Polywhale (and collapse in price of their KRILL token), I decided to look for more opportunities for high interest farming. I’ve been looking forward Autofarm’s launch o...

Chasing rewards on Quickswap, an intro to farming liquidity pool rewards

7 May 2021 3 minute read 0 comments Chris Chen

For those of you who haven’t tried it out yet, Polygon (MATIC) is a Layer 2 solution on top of Etherum network with much lower fees. Quickswap, the main DEX on this network (and Uniswap clone) has been incentivizing specific liquidity pools by guaran...

Catching the rise in Polygon, the first useable Layer 2 solution on Ethereum

28 Apr 2021 2 minute read 2 comments Chris Chen

If you’ve been following the top 50 coins by market cap, you might have seen the rise of MATIC (Polygon network tokens). From mid march to a few days ago, it’s been stuck between $0.2 and $0.4 but in the last couple days it's shot up to $0.7, what’s...

From yEarn-ing to bFarm-ing, how to farm stablecoins on BSC from Ethereum

23 Apr 2021 1 minute read 4 comments Chris Chen

Like many of you, I’ve been watching from the sidelines as BSC popularity has gone up faster than Ethereum gas prices. Since I’m boring I farm stablecoins, but before that let’s first go over some background about BSC (binance smart chain). Binance S...

Flashcrash! explained (4/18)

18 Apr 2021 1 minute read 6 comments Chris Chen

If you've been following the prices of crypto these last couple hours,  you would have seen the prices of multiple crypto currencies (with exception of DOGE and stablecoins) crash very quickly before rebounding to a newer lower level. While all the...

Berlin hardfork and why Coinbase didn’t allow withdrawls yesterday

17 Apr 2021 1 minute read 0 comments Chris Chen

Ethereum’s protocol goes through multiple upgrades a year. These upgrades occur through hard forks unlike bitcoin which uses soft forks so all of the nodes must support the transaction when the cutover happens. Yesterday at block number 12244000, the...