Ark Protocol – Does This New Bitcoin Protocol Enhance Lightning’s Liquidity, Scalability, and Privacy?

The Ark protocol, by eliminating liquidity management and payment channels, enabling privacy and scalability of Bitcoin layer-2 transactions without introducing yet another shitcoin. The 20-something-year old genius developer Burak presents the protocol on the Bitcoin ’23 conference: It operates without the need for managing channel capacities, a notable limitation in the Lightning Network. This approach … Read more

Bitcoin Dominance – Are Shitcoins Really Shit Coins? πŸ’©

The purpose of the graph is to visually represent and compare the historical performance of Bitcoin with other major cryptocurrencies since their inception, particularly focusing on how these cryptocurrencies have performed relative to Bitcoin from the year they entered the top five in market capitalization. By adjusting the starting values of each cryptocurrency to align … Read more

Ethereum Investment Thesis

Ever found yourself scratching your head, trying to figure out why someone would invest in ether (ETH) instead of just using it on the Ethereum network? Let’s look at Fidelity’s recent report on Ethereum’s Investment Thesis. Ethereum vs Ether Ethereum vs. Ether: Picture Ethereum as a bustling digital city, and ether (ETH) as the currency … Read more

What’s the Relation between Polygon and ETH

As you dive into the crypto ecosystem, you may come across Polygon (MATIC) and Ethereum (ETH), two popular and interconnected projects. What’s the relationship of those two projects and tokens? Polygon, formerly known as Matic Network, is an interoperability and scaling framework designed for building Ethereum-compatible blockchains. Its native token, MATIC, serves multiple purposes, including … Read more

Worldcoin – Who Pays for Universal Basic Income (UBI)?

The universal basic income (UBI) in Worldcoin isn’t directly funded by the Worldcoin Protocol but will eventually require a separate funding source, such as a share of profits from an AI Lab. There’s no guarantee or explicit sustainable protocol rule. However, the Worldcoin Whitepaper envisions the possibility to set a 1.5% annual inflation rate, essentially … Read more

Where to Buy Leveraged Bitcoin? (No Affiliate Links)

Bitcoin is already leveraged enough. πŸ‘©β€πŸ’» Don’t leverage-trade it and risk being margin called. HODL! Do not read on! πŸ›‘ Still there? Fine. Let’s get this over with. Please leverage only a small portion of your Bitcoin assets. The majority should be safe in an offline hardware wallet. This article will introduce you to the … Read more

MEV Burn Ethereum: Greatest Supply Shock in ETH History?

Disclaimer: The author holds securities mentioned in this article. I just listened to a great podcast on the MEV-burn upgrade, so I thought to contribute a blog post on the topic. This upgrade addresses the Maximum Extractable Value (MEV) issue and enhances the overall Ethereum ecosystem. The presence of MEV in Ethereum can lead to … Read more

How to Transfer an ENS Domain: A Quick and Easy Guide

Prerequisites Before beginning the process of transferring an ENS domain, ensure you have the following tools at hand. This includes πŸ“: Note that ENS domains work as non-fungible tokens (NFTs), so transferring ownership is similar to transferring other NFTs 🏷️. πŸ›‘ Attention: Simply sending the ENS domain NFT to the other wallet will only transfer … Read more

The State of Crypto in 2023

In this article, I’ll quickly present the most important stats and graphs from a16z’s newest “The State of Crypto in 2023” report. Please refer to the original source material for all charts and graphs. πŸ’‘ Disclaimer: Some Finxter Creators hold securities mentioned in this article. Developer Activity Finxter is all about using code to leverage … Read more

10 Best Bitcoin Cheat Sheets

If you’re diving into Bitcoin, having a handy cheat sheet can make all the difference. It can feel overwhelming with so many concepts to grasp and technical jargon to decipher. But don’t worry! 😌 We’ve got your back. We’ve compiled a list of the 10 best Bitcoin cheat sheets to make your journey smoother. So, … Read more