Time is ripe to formulate a vision for Defi 2.0

Terra Luna collapse, Nomad bridge hack, Solana wallets hack… decentralized finance aka DeFi, has not put its best foot forward lately. All these issues are just part of a long line of hacks, scams, and collapses that have occurred in crypto over the years (see Crypto’s Dirty Little Secret). The truth is that crypto encouragesContinue reading “Time is ripe to formulate a vision for Defi 2.0”

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 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”

Is Haskell / Plutus hard to learn?

Click here for the YouTube version of this blog post. Today will be talking about a question I have been asked a lot. Is Haskell, the programming language behind Cardano smart contracts, hard to learn? Now before I dive into it, I think it’s important that I let you know what my general level ofContinue reading “Is Haskell / Plutus hard to learn?”

Pool Wars III – My experience as a stakepool operator

This is the last article of the Pool Wars series. If you haven’t read Pool Wars I and Pool Wars II already I suggest giving them a read. We’ve explored why you should delegate to a small stake pool, how to find a small stake pool, and that pools with less than 10m ADA offerContinue reading “Pool Wars III – My experience as a stakepool operator”

Pool Wars I – Why you should delegate to a small pool

If you are new to Cardano you may not be aware of the important role small stake pools play in the Cardano ecosystem. If you’re not sure what a stake pool is, I recommend reading my previous post, Staking – Simply Explained. Proof-Of-Stake networks rely on pool operators to keep the system running and itContinue reading “Pool Wars I – Why you should delegate to a small pool”