Author: Zachary

Some of Crypto’s Biggest Scams

Here are 5 of the biggest scams that have taken place in crypto.

Easy Money & Veblen Goods

Since 2020, the Fed printed more than half of all the money … ever. This article explains a few second order effects of that.

Solana Pay x Solflare

Solana Pay is a non-custodial method of payment that can disrupt incumbent networks like Visa and Mastercard. You can now buy physical goods, in person, with crypto.

Unbanked to Bankless

The majority of the world has at least one bank account but there are millions of people who don’t. This article looks into the ramifications of that and the promise of going bankless.

What are Perpetual Futures Contacts? 

Perpetual Futures contracts are essentially the same as standard futures contracts but they don’t expire. Read this to learn more.

The 3 Wallets Everyone Should Set Up

Raj asked a good question. This article is an answer to it.

What is a mnemonic phrase / recovery phrase and how does it work?

A mnemonic phrase, sometimes referred to as a seed phrase, is a 12-24 word sequences that enables a user to access funds in a digital wallet. This article dives deeper into their form and function.

Zeta Spotlight

Zeta.Markets is a powerful under-collateralized derivatives platform that offers futures and options trading. This spotlight is in honor of them going live on Solana’s mainnet yesterday after being ideated at the same hackathon that Solrise came out of.

Web 3: A Path Forward

This article wraps up the 3 part series breaking down the state and function of the internet over time. While the previous articles focused on the cultural movements behind the internet, this one is more oriented towards some of the innovations that will likely define the future of the internet.

Web 2: The Crisis

Web 2: The Crisis is the followup article to Web 1: The Unraveling. Each of these iterations of the internet help describe its nature and function. This article breaks down the importance of the Web 2 era and how it set the stage for Web 3.

Web 1: The Unraveling

Web 1 denotes a time period and philosophy of how the internet was used. This article is the first in a series of deep dives on Web 1, Web 2, and Web 3 and will break down the history, function, and legacy of Web 1 through the lens of the Strauss-Howe Generational Theory.

Why Solflare and Marinade Partnered for the Greater Good

Marinade is integrating directly into Solflare which will help further decentralize the Solana blockchain.

Orca: Solana’s wondrous DEX built for people, not programs

This article breaks down why Orca is among the most user friendly DEXes available. Novel features and a great interface go a long way.

What is Proof of History (PoH)?

This article breaks down the innovative Proof-of-Work mechanism and its implications.

MeanDAO & MeanFi

This article breaks down the value and innovations that MeanDAO and MeanFi are bringing to the Solana ecosystem.

Raydium’s AcceleRaytor

Raydium’s AcceleRaytor helps fund projects across Solana. Here’s an article breaking that down.

Censorship Resistance

Censorship resistance is one of the main purposes of the Solana blockchain. This article breaks down why its so important.

Potential of Permissioned DEXes

DEXes are technological marvels but their inherent pseudonymity prevents institutions from being involved. This article breaks down how that can change with the advent of Permissioned DEXes like Solrise’s Pulse DEX.

Liquidity Pools

This article breaks down what liquidity pools are and what issues they address.

Solana’s NFT Ecosystem

Solana’s NFT ecosystem is quickly making a name for itself. This article breaks down some of whats happening and how you can get involved.

What are SPL tokens?

Different blockchains require different types of tokens. These tokens can have all sorts of capabilities. Think of them as smarter versions of money. For more information on Solana’s smart money (SPL tokens), check out this article.

What are Non-Custodial Wallets?

This article breaks down the function, potential, and importance of non-custodial wallets.

What is SOL Staking?

SOL staking is a risk-adjusted way for you to earn outsized rewards on your crypto holdings. It’s also a symbiotic investment in the Solana network. To learn more, read this.

What are Swaps?

Cryptocurrency swaps are what you might expect, but how do they work? To find out, read this.

Derivation Paths & My Solflare Wallet

Derivation paths are a powerful cryptographic tool. To learn more about them and how they work, check out this article.

Private Keys, Mnemonics, Keystore Files – What Are They and How Are They Different

There are many types of wallets and many ways to make new ones. This article breaks down some of the most common methods.