By hosting a Helium hotspot you can earn HNT tokens for providing network coverage.

  • By hosting a Helium hotspot you can earn HNT tokens for providing network coverage.
  • Token earnings depend on your geographic location.
  • By hosting a Helium hotspot you can earn HNT tokens for providing network coverage.
  • I cover…

  • We are in the growth stage of DeFi where new protocols are showering participants, and themselves, with governance tokens.
  • Rewards from one protocol are re-invested in another protocol to earn more rewards, and so on. The system is multi-layered.
  • The value…

ASIC cycling and a long payback period make mining with solar and wind difficult.

  1. Continuously mining Bitcoin = difficult because wind is intermittent and batteries at $100/kWh are far to expensive to justify.
  2. Mining Bitcoin intermittently when there is wind.

Maybe it’s always been like this, but recently I’ve found it particularly noticeable how often I’ve talked to and read from women who are into web3. Women web3 is known for being a libertarian ant-government male nerd kind of place, which isn’t scalable/sustainable. So, I think we’re seeing an evolution in the focus of values. The values themselves are a bit fluid and evolving, but I would include values around having an open source store of value, open source payment system, and a focus on co

Crypto Skepticism. BTC vs ETH. Arbitrum leads layer 2. Security budgets.

  1. Is crypto failing? Some good skepticism, followed by some Bitcoin maximalism. Still, worth a read.
  2. A lot of DAI is backed by USDC 🤣 (plus, a reddit discussion on the topic)
  3. Transactions on Aribitrum (an Ethereum layer 2 optimistic roll-up) cost about $2–3 right now. Better than Ethereum but still expensive.
  4. Arbitrum is currently dominating Layer 2 transaction volumes and soon reaching about 10% of total layer one volume on Uniswap.
  5. The start of a long rabbit hole into defining the security budget of Bitcoin.
  6. A good debate between BTC maximalists and ETH maximalists.

Six reasons I’m considering maximalism.

  1. Proof of Work is underrated by the general public.
  2. Bitcoin Lightning is fast and cheap for doing transactions.
  3. Privacy is better with Bitcoin/Lightning than with Ethereum.
  4. Non-bitcoin non-ethereum cryptos seem to be no more than…

Virtual Exhibit, Competitive Advantages of Celo, How is Bitcoin Lightning used?

  1. Sagrada Barcelona — a virtual reality photo exhibition.
  2. What are the competitive advantages of Celo? My view is a) stables and b) optics bridge.
  3. How Bitcoin Lightning is used for real world payments? El Salvador have now rolled out for paying using Bitcoin Lightning. Actually, payments can be denominated in US dollars, but they are routed through the lightning network. I was skeptical but I think this could make sense.
  4. A hilarious video if you’ve seen Wolf of Wallstreet.

Bridges, physical attacks, UBI donations.

  1. A phenomenal video covering “Bridges”. Bridges allow tokens to move between different blockchains. With more bridges, the whole cryptocurrency system becomes more interoperable, increasing economies of scale and network effects — which overall should be good for crypto.
  2. Record of physical attacks on crypto owners. How to protect yourself from physical attacks.
  3. How to donate to UBI using crypto — Impact Market. This platform is decentralised in the sense that you can choose a community and directly send funds — with no intermediary. However, communities are approved centrally.
  4. How to donate to UBI using crypto — Give Crypto. This is focused on Venezuela and supported by Vitalik, Brian Armstrong of Coinbase and Balaji. It’s unclear form the website how donors are chosen other than “ambassadors on the ground”.

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