DeFi and Decentralization

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Understanding Solana's Local Fee Markets and Blockspace Structure

2 Sep 2023 8 minute read 2 comments Arhat

Solana has gained attention for its speed, low fees, and innovative blockchain architecture. However, as network usage grew in 2021-2022 and somewhat slowed down in 2023, users faced issues like periodic congestion and rising fees. Understanding Sola...

Solana Community is EXPLODING

20 Aug 2023 1 minute read 4 comments Orbital Blogs

The solana blockchain had recently experienced an increase in its' TVL (total value locked) which means that there are more hard core users that trust it enough to invest into it long-term. Locked liquidity means that they've invested SOL that they c...

Truts Bounties - I Received Dean's List Tokens ($DEAN) On Solana

20 Aug 2023 2 minute read 5 comments PVM

Truts is one of the coolest projects in the Cryptoverse, aiming to create an interactive platform for communities in web3, where users are invited to discover, contribute and earn. You review Web3 communities, you do quests, spin the daily wheel for...

Ethereum is a 'Dumpster Fire' - Cardano Founder

20 Aug 2023 1 minute read 3 comments Orbital Blogs

Earlier this week, the founder of Cardano had stated exactly this: "Ethereum has a dumpster fire of a consensus layer, has a terrible programming model that they can't change, and are getting eaten alive by their own layer 2 ecosystem" It's interesti...

Superumans #52 - Staking, Voting And Solving Disputes With UMA Tokens

8 Aug 2023 3 minute read 1 comment PVM

UMA 2.0 went live in March, introducing token staking and the voting mechanics that will reward the users regardless of the number of votes. Staked $UMA gives the holder voting power and the option to help settle disputes.  The staking rewards will b...

Their (Banksters') Fiat on TradFi or Your Crypto on DeFi, which do You (Not Corporations) Prefer?

6 Aug 2023 5 minute read 2 comments Great White Snark

Image based on one from pymnts.com, via Graft Network (top part, showing the TradFi version); Blockchain and Crypto version is my own addition. Click to zoom (although the PDF version has better resolution). From looking at that image (which I'd call...

DeFi Adventure - Escaping from SmartBCH

6 Aug 2023 3 minute read 6 comments PVM

This was a roller-coaster of fun, rug-pulls, bad decisions and emotions! I joined the SmartBCH gold-rush in September 2021, and nearly two years later I managed to escape!  SmartBCH was launched when the Ethereum fees were making mainnet DeFi imposib...

DeFi Risks Part 1 - "Wallet Failed To Connect"

31 Jul 2023 2 minute read 6 comments Cryptonator`s

Don't leave your crypto on exchanges and become your own bank. Start using non-custodial wallets and interacting with Decentralized Finance Protocols. You may have heard this advice repeatedly, particularly after the downfall of major exchanges such...

A Whirlwind of Disappointment: The Santorini Vacation Mirage

18 Jul 2023 2 minute read 8 comments XTRM™

Medical episodes aside... Yup time for a bit of catching up - did you hear the one about - A Whirlwind of Disappointment: The Santorini Vacation Mirage, by any chance? Lol... Wait for it impatient... Cost? A Fiver... £5-GBP... Oh that converts to abo...

The Bitcoin Horror Show: Was it a Pump-and-Dump Extravaganza Ahead of the Global Economy's Belly Flop?

13 Jul 2023 3 minute read 12 comments XTRM™

The Bitcoin Horror Show: Was it a Pump-and-Dump Extravaganza Ahead of the Global Economy's Belly Flop? Well was it? I have my spooky suspicion something was horrifically wrong with Crypto and Bitcoin... Had there been shadows of deception? Shall we s...