Transactions within Transactions

It’s frustrating that TPS is the measure a lot of the wider crypto community look at as a measure of blockchain performance and yet it’s fraught with so many pitfalls and ways to manipulate it. People often confuse TPS with max TPS – the former being a measure of usage of the chain, and theContinue reading “Transactions within Transactions”

Liquidity Incentive Programs

The Cardano DeFi ecosystem is finally starting to take off. Sure we’ve had a few DEXEs launch, but until Vasil it’s fair to say Cardano wasn’t yet ready for DeFi. This is no longer the case. With Vasil in the rear view mirror we are seeing major DeFi projects move towards mainnet. The first ofContinue reading “Liquidity Incentive Programs”

Charles Hoskinson FT Interview

Charles Hoskinson did an interview recently with Jemima Kelly of the Financial Times. At first I thought it was a rather hostile interviewer and very good calm responses from Charles. However on a second viewing I could see areas where the reporter wasn’t getting a direct answer to their questions and hence why they mightContinue reading “Charles Hoskinson FT Interview”

The 5 min intro to Cardano

This blog post is aimed at those who want to quickly get up to speed on Cardano. I’m going to distill it down to only the essentials. About the chain Famous for being the slow moving tortoise, Cardano has taken a research first approach to blockchain development, arguing that it was necessary given the complexContinue reading “The 5 min intro to Cardano”

The case against Bitcoin’s value

Shortly after posting my trilogy of Bitcoin articles I got sent this video to watch with the message “Please educate yourself in what #bitcoin is and does. Would love to hear your feedback after watching this documentary“. The author had not actually read what I had written nevertheless I thought I would be a goodContinue reading “The case against Bitcoin’s value”

The case against Bitcoin’s security (vs. POS)

This is the second part of my trilogy of articles. The first being The case against Bitcoin’s energy usage, and the last one being The Case against Bitcoin’s governance. In this post I will examine the view that a Proof-of-Stake (PoS) cryptocurrency, specifically Cardano, is fundamentally less secure than an energy hungry Proof-Of-Work (PoW) coin,Continue reading “The case against Bitcoin’s security (vs. POS)”

The case against Bitcoin’s governance

This is the final part of my trilogy of articles critiquing Bitcoin. If you haven’t already, go check out The case against Bitcoin’s security (vs POS), and The case against Bitcoin’s Energy Usage. In this article I’ll dive into the impact of Bitcoin’s tokenomics on its long-term security, it’s governance system, and how these compareContinue reading “The case against Bitcoin’s governance”

The case against Bitcoin’s energy usage

There is an emerging schism between Proof-of-Work cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin, and Proof-of-Stake cryptocurrencies such as Cardano. Some of it is down to differences of opinion around security, some of it is around blockchain utility, but the most notable difference is around energy consumption. In the past year I’ve seen Bitcoiner’s apply gravity bending logicContinue reading “The case against Bitcoin’s energy usage”

Crypto’s dirty little secret

The crypto world is claiming that DeFi will disrupt traditional finance, yet conveniently overlooking a glaring issue in the DeFi space that will significantly hamper adoption. To make it worse, it’s a problem where short-term greed fuels long term complacency. But does Cardano have the answer? Now while in some of these cases the hacksContinue reading “Crypto’s dirty little secret”

Maladex (Part II) – fragmented liquidity, price curves, and scalability

Part 2 of my walk through of the Maladex whitepaper where we look at several innovative features, from a fragmented liquidity pool, dynamic price curves, and an efficient and fast architecture that takes advantage of Cardano’s design Link:

Public blockchain based digital IDs could be a game changer

When it comes to a good use of blockchain technology, digital identities are near the top of the list. While the DeFi world is all about anonymous trading and (likely) shady practices, the RealFi (real world finance) world, as well as the Enterprise world, require companies knowing who they are transacting with and whether someoneContinue reading “Public blockchain based digital IDs could be a game changer”

The coming of the Cardano Age

Cardano has been making headlines for different reasons lately. After shooting up to become the third biggest crypto project in terms of market cap, behind only Bitcoin and Ethereum, it then found itself embroiled in a debate about whether it can handle concurrent transactions (short answer is yes). After a multi-year wait, Cardano is setContinue reading “The coming of the Cardano Age”

An overview of DeFi – A threat to traditional finance?

In this post we’ll take a look at DeFi (Decentralized Finance), a burgeoning area of cryptocurrency application, which could upend traditional finance. Here we will go through some of the most popular types of DeFi space applications. Decentralized Exchanges Decentralized Exchanges or DEXes are currently the most popular cryptocurrency use case. They allow users toContinue reading “An overview of DeFi – A threat to traditional finance?”

Energy efficient crypto – Is Proof-Of-Work, out of work?

Update: After writing this post someone informed me that I should listen to this podcast. I did, and it’s good. I’ve updated my conclusion at the end in light of this. Let me state this up front – this article is sure to divide the crypto community. In fact divide might be the wrong word;Continue reading “Energy efficient crypto – Is Proof-Of-Work, out of work?”

Six things every muggle should know about crypto

There is now an audio version of this article available on my YouTube channel if you want to have something to lull you to sleep. Go check it out! Contents Intro Investing is the vehicle for changing your life If you keep cash in the bank you are in fact losing money Market value doesContinue reading “Six things every muggle should know about crypto”