The promise that blockchain and tokenization will revolutionize how we transfer and safeguard value has finally arrived. Today, millions of people use Bitcoin, Ethereum and other cryptocurrencies to create and share value.
However, as adoption grows, so does the data stored in various blockchains. While data storage has been solved, there is another face to the data availability problem: data validity. It, therefore, becomes increasingly important that everyone can access blockchain data that hasn’t been compromised.
NFTs, or Non-Fungible Tokens, are the hottest trend in the cryptocurrency space.
In essence, an NFT is a unique digital item. Imagine that each bitcoin UTXO could possess different properties from one another. Or that ethereum tokens could be endowed with unique properties that distinguish them from one of their peers.
That’s precisely what NFTs are. A sort of digital collectables that can attribute specific properties to each of the tokens that compose a token set.
A couple of straightforward examples of current NFT applications are Crypto Kitties, Crypto Punks, NBA Topshot or Sorare. …
NFTs, or Non-Fungible Tokens, which are currently trending in the cryptocurrency space, are unique digital items. Imagine that each ERC20 token could possess different properties from one another- that’s basically what NFTs are. A digital collectable that can attribute specific properties to each of the tokens that compose a token set.
A couple of examples of current NFT applications are Crypto Kitties, Crypto Punks, NBA Topshot or Sorare. With a few exceptions, like Sports, there’s a problem with NFTs: They are not backed by recognized and beloved brands.
In this article, we will examine the current NFT space, and why…
Optimism is developing the Layer 2 (L2) for ethereum, which we believe will become the most widely adopted by the protocol’s users.
Optimism resembles plasma but trades off some scalability to enable running fully general (e.g. Solidity) smart contracts in layer 2, secured by layer 1.
This article investigates why Optimism will be a critical solution for the ethereum ecosystem by introducing the most pressing issues in the ethereum ecosystem — extremely high transaction fees — and how Optimism solves that problem.
We aim at dissecting Optimism inner working mechanics without being too technical. Our goal is to make the…
The most robust platform for security, scalability and innovation.
Polkadot is a next-generation blockchain protocol connecting multiple specialized blockchains into one unified network. Designed as part of a broad vision for a web that returns control to individuals over internet monopolies, Polkadot builds on previous blockchain networks’ revolutionary promise while offering several fundamental advantages.
The Polkadot base layer builds on a scalable proof-of-stake protocol, focused on interoperability, open-communities and upgradability.
In this article, we dive deep into the Polkadot protocol and discuss its purpose, goals and mission, as well as Polkadot’s features, architecture and tokenomics.
Additionally, we’ll discuss how Plethori…
Exchange-traded funds (ETFs) were established around 30 years ago and have evolved from being a moderately unknown asset class to a type of investment vehicle that has attracted trillions of dollars. By understanding ETFs, investors can quickly gain a valuable tool to increase their exposure to multiple assets.
ETFs benefit holders in multiple forms. Investors can easily obtain diversification, increasing their exposure to a group of stocks like the S&P 500 index with a single transaction.
Not only that, but they can lower transaction expenses and managerial fees by holding these funds, as many of them are passively managed and…
Reinsurance is the practice whereby insurers transfer portions of their risk portfolios to other parties by some form of agreement to reduce the likelihood of paying a hefty obligation resulting from an insurance claim.
In sum, reinsurance is insurance for insurance companies. In this short essay, aims to explore how the reinsurance sector is structured, who the key players are and afterwards dive deep into some of the current reinsurance market problems and how UnoRe fixes them.
We will explore UnoRe’s risk model, how each component of UnoRe’s platform works independently, and the sum of its parts. We will examine…
The promise that blockchain and tokenization will revolutionize how we transfer and safeguard value has finally arrived. Today, millions of people use bitcoin, ethereum and other cryptocurrencies to create and share value.
However, the industry faces a serious problem: what happens if the most widely used networks start to coalesce into irreversibly centralized institutions or monopolies, e.g. Blockstream & Coinbase. In Ethereum’s case, the centralized aspect of Infura has been a cause for concern for some years. In 2018, Afri Schoedon went as far as to state that “If we don’t stop relying on Infura, the vision of ethereum failed.”
Despite the recent rise in price and interest of cryptocurrencies, DeFi protocols and NFTs, cryptos are primarily used for speculation. The frequent spikes and crashes and untamable volatility raise many concerns about using these currencies in everyday transactions, such as buying goods or services.
Hoje, o Ethereum é o protocolo dominante para DeFi (Finanças Descentralizadas) e Dapps (Aplicações Descentralizadas). Quase todas as Dapps e um número significativo de ativos digitais programáveis são executados na Máquina Virtual Ethereum (EVM). No entanto, a rede Ethereum também tem muitos problemas, incluindo smart contracts inseguros, suporte mínimo de linguagem de programação, desempenho lento para determinados recursos e preços elevados do gás.