Page 2 Crypto

Page 2 Crypto

An honest look at the backwaters of crypto.

#250 PirateChain ARRR- Privacy for the Pirates

12 Feb 2022 3 minute read 0 comments LukeWaiks

I had high, high hopes for Pirate Chain. It is based on ZKsnarks which enable private transactions. It is also one of the few cryptos that include the ability to send private messages along with transactions. All transactions are shielded by zero kno...

XDC #108 & Why It's A Big Deal

18 Jan 2022 3 minute read 1 comment LukeWaiks

I could have called this : XDC and the Mother Tongue of Global Finance or the First World Crypto for Good or Ill. A friend of mine is a terribly wonky and straight-laced IT-type for the Government. The Big Government. He enjoys regulatory compliance...

The Year End Review with some Hard Truths

24 Dec 2021 3 minute read 1 comment LukeWaiks

In the spirit of corny year end review, I’d like to share my unsolicited opinion on the broad crypto market, the unrealized prophecy of 100k Bitcoin, the misfires in the alt market and my thoughts on the future. In short, dark times, fellows. Notable...

Decentralized Infrastucture REVOLUTION

11 Dec 2021 3 minute read 0 comments LukeWaiks

I LOVE it when people tell me something can’t be done. I take it as a personal challenge. I also know with certitude that they are wrong. Huge, earth-moving innovations have all started with very smart, important and powerful people saying “no you ca...

October Roundup

8 Nov 2021 2 minute read 0 comments LukeWaiks

Okay, welcome back! October has been a clown rodeo on bath salts, but as I told my good friend “this is what anarcho-capitalism looks like.” It’s not “bad” despite two doggie coins holding the top 10. Sigh. It’s less crazy than the- no this is no les...

The Insane Rise of Dogelon

30 Oct 2021 2 minute read 0 comments LukeWaiks

Imagine spending your days in earnest conversation with stodgy, stubborn no-coiners, attempting to convince them that crypto isn’t a scam and NFTs are just a distraction. Decentralized finance is one of the tools to bank the unbanked and set humanity...

114. Basic Attention Token

29 Oct 2021 2 minute read 0 comments LukeWaiks

via GIPHY I’ve been tracking the saga of Basic Attention Token for quite some time. You know I’m a big privacy advocate, so a privacy-centric browser PLUS a crypto-tokenized advertising scheme should be something I’d fall deeply in love with. There’s...

110: Siacoin Storage OG

11 Oct 2021 2 minute read 0 comments LukeWaiks

Siacoin checks in at #110 with market cap hovering around a billion dollars. Their mission: “Sia secures storage transactions with smart contracts… Our long term goal is for Sia to become the backbone storage layer of the Internet”. They rank #6 behi...

112. MINA Protocol (update: CRACKED to 94!)

4 Oct 2021 3 minute read 0 comments LukeWaiks

You’ve likely heard the buzz about Mina from your favorite podcast hosts. You have to credit the Mina Protocol organization’s marketing crew for targeting noob rubes like me. Usually, I heavily doubt anything I hear in ads, especially if the product...

Rundown for September (99-200)

29 Sep 2021 1 minute read 0 comments LukeWaiks

Hello, frens! Here goes my notes on the coins I was not attempting to cover. 99. CurveDAO- congrats on CRACKING. I'm a sucker for DAOs. So much a sucker that I started a new blog about DAOs! 106. Bitcoin Gold- hahahahaha, ASIC wars veteran (losing si...