Cardano, a top 5 cryptocurrency, is planning to launch smart contract functionality on September 12. When this happens, there will be an entirely new ecosystem of DeFi applications, and they are guaranteed to be unique from those we have already seen. This will cause the creation of new revolutionary dApps and opportunities for early adopters.

The underdog story of Cardano is well known within the cryptocurrency space: after leaving Ethereum, Charles Hoskinson created Cardano as a new smart contract platform that would deliver on the promises that Ethereum failed to live up to, namely proof of stake consensus, high transaction…


With the recent launch of smart contracts, the Cardano ecosystem is uniquely positioned to have a ‘dapp renaissance,’ where lots of new and never-before-seen decentralized applications will be making their initial release. Some of these most promising projects include SundaeSwap, Meld, and ErgoDEX.

Cardano’s launch of smart contracts on September 14 was one of the most anticipated events in crypto of 2021. It represents four years of hard work, dedication, and thorough peer-revision in order to create a secure, fast, and decentralized smart contract platform capable of handling global demand.

One important piece that helps facilitate this level of security…


Now that Cardano has finally released smart contract functionality on their blockchain, different projects are lining up to be the first decentralized applications available on the blockchain. With the amount of hype surrounding these projects, it is surprising that nothing has had an official launch yet. This is due to the development hurdles and concurrency issues that the Cardano blockchain faces, among other issues.

At 5:44pm Eastern Time on September 14th, the Cardano blockchain made history with its release of smart contract functionality through the Alonzo hard fork. …


Loot is an NFT project that is taking the cryptoverse by storm. Unlike other NFT collections, Loot is entirely decentralized, and fully relies on the community to give it value. Though it may one day be the biggest NFT project, it is currently overvalued, and more of a cool experiment than the next generation of NFTs.

Loot has been taking over the NFT space for the past couple of weeks. Since its surprise release on August 27, it has amassed over $256 million in trading volume, and each of the 8,000 NFTs are selling for upwards of $20,000. …


Recently, the cryptocurrency market has been incredibly volatile. This makes it difficult to determine what the market will do next, but signs point to a continuation of the current trajectory and a general increase in the valuation of the market, mainly due to project upgrades and marketing incentives.

Even though cryptocurrencies have always been volatile, the last few weeks have had extremely explosive price actions. Flash crashes that see the entire cryptocurrency market capitalization fall by 10% are then followed the very next day by 25% price increases for some of the top assets. This choppy and cyclical nature has…


CoinMarketCap has recently updated their listings to show Hex as the 4th biggest cryptocurrency with a market capitalization of $71 billion. Even though this coin may seem like a great investment at first glance, a deeper inspection reveals this coin’s ulterior motives and lack of true value.

Hex is a highly controversial cryptocurrency and has been since its creation in late 2019. Let’s take a look at what Hex is, what it promises, and why people are skeptical of it to determine whether or not it truly is a scam.

Hex was created in December 2019 by Richard Heart. The…


Over the past year, DeFi has taken over the cryptocurrency space, and offered sustainable high yields that are 50–100x higher than a traditional savings account. The DeFi base interest rate has cemented itself around the 20% range, so let’s look at a couple ways that this yield can be made.

The biggest reason for DeFi’s adoption is its high interest rates that almost always beat the rates offered by traditional bank savings and checking accounts. …


Over the past few weeks, many of the top cryptocurrencies have seen incredibly impressive gains. Though these have been great for people holding coins like Cardano and Solana, many others are left wondering which cryptocurrencies will be next and why.

When looking at recent price action, it is easy to see that the cryptocurrency market is currently in a bull cycle. Almost everything is up tens, if not hundreds, of percentage points per week, and choosing a losing coin is almost harder than choosing a winning coin. That being said, some coins are increasing much more than others, and those…


Avalanche, the smart contract blockchain that has recently seen 300% gains, has an impressive technology stack and even more impressive VC backing. Even though it has recently shot up from a top 80 to a top 20 project, it may still have room to grow, especially if they continue to find mainstream adoption and interest from DeFi farmers.

Recently, Ethereum alternatives have been increasing in popularity. This is mainly due to the congestion on the Ethereum network, leading to high fees and slow transaction times. For example, a simple Uniswap transaction on the Ethereum network may cost upwards of $50…


The rise in popularity of NFTs has also caused an increase in the amount of NFT-based games that are being developed. These games use NFTs as a way to create scarcity and value in their digital marketplaces while still managing to be fun and engaging.

2021 has been the year of NFTs. There have been countless artworks and collectors items that have sold for millions of dollars, and other NFTs that represent real-world assets, like tickets to a concert, have also been tokenized to improve efficiency and take advantage of the immutable and trustless nature of the blockchain. …

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