December 14, 2023

FASB Adopts Fair Value Reporting Standards for Digital Assets

The Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) in the United States has published a significant update to accounting rules for cryptocurrencies. It will now allow companies to use fair-value accounting for certain digital assets.

December 11, 2023

Pudgy Penguins Steps into Gaming with 'Pudgy World'

Pudgy Penguins is stepping into the gaming world. At Art Basel in Miami, they revealed a trailer for their upcoming 3D browser game, "Pudgy World."

December 7, 2023

Bitcoin Surges to $40K+

Bitcoin has made a comeback. The digital currency recently soared to nearly $45,000, its highest point in 18 months, as per CoinDesk Indices.

December 4, 2023

Hacker Seeks Total Reign Over Kyber Network

Last week, the DeFi sector was rocked by a massive $48 million heist targeting KyberSwap, a popular DEX. In a surprising turn of events, the hacker, now self-styled as the “Kyber Director,” has issued an audacious demand: full control over Kyber Network.

November 27, 2023

Axie Infinity Launches Official Merch

Axie Infinity, the popular NFT-based monster-battling game, has embarked on a significant commercial venture. This move involves the release of official merchandise and granting certain Axie NFT owners the rights to create and sell their own products.

November 23, 2023

Binance Agrees to $4.3 Billion Settlement

Binance, the world's largest cryptocurrency exchange, agreed to pay $4.3 billion to settle criminal charges in the U.S. This marks it as one of the largest penalties ever obtained from a corporate defendant in the country.

November 20, 2023

dYdX attacked, draining 40% of its insurance fund

The decentralized exchange dYdX recently found itself at the center of a market manipulation attack, leading to significant liquidations and a substantial dip in its insurance fund.

November 16, 2023 Secures $110M in Funding Amid Valuation Shift, a leading crypto exchange and wallet provider, has successfully raised $110 million in a Series E funding round.

November 13, 2023

Coinbase Identity Verifications

Coinbase, the leading U.S. cryptocurrency exchange, has just rolled out a groundbreaking feature — Coinbase Verifications.

November 8, 2023

Token Creation Slows Despite Bitcoin Rally

The creation of new cryptocurrencies has slowed to its lowest point in 3 years.

November 6, 2023

Pendle Reviewed

Here's our take on Pendle - a permissionless yield-trading protocol where users can execute various yield-management strategies.

November 1, 2023

SafeRoot Stops Scams in Real-Time

With Saferoot, you can lock down valuable NFTs to prevent them from leaving your wallet. A platform that safeguards your crypto and NFTs by intercepting dangerous transactions in real time and instantly moving your assets to safety.

October 30, 2023

LastPass Hacked: $4.4M Gone

In the wake of the 2022 LastPass data breach, yet another hack has come to light with a theft of $4.4 million in cryptocurrency across 80 wallets, impacting at least 25 individuals.

October 26, 2023

SBF to testify during his trial

FTX's founder, Sam Bankman-Fried, is set to testify as early as Thursday in his criminal trial.

October 25, 2023

dYdX open-sourced the protocol code

dYdX, a decentralized exchange, has made its code open-source to prepare for a significant transition.

October 24, 2023

Bitcoin Hits $35K Mark Amidst ETF Optimism

Bitcoin (BTC) recently experienced a rapid climb, swiftly bypassing $31,000 and touching $35,000. This is a price not seen since May 2022.

October 23, 2023

DYDX Review: Pros & Cons

We aim to break down the components that make dYdX a significant player and what the future holds for this ambitious project.‍

October 19, 2023

Bitcoin Spot ETF

Bitcoin's value could skyrocket if bitcoin spot exchange-traded funds (ETFs) receive approval, says data analytics company CryptoQuant. This move could push the entire crypto market's worth up by $1 trillion.

October 18, 2023

$65 million liquidated within minutes due to false news

A tweet from Cointelegraph caused violent volatility in the markets, leading to Bitcoin abruptly rallying from $27,700 to $29,400 in one hour.‍

October 17, 2023

U.S. Government Holds $5 Billion in Bitcoin

The U.S. government has amassed Bitcoin holdings valued at around $5 billion, primarily from seizures related to criminal activities. Here's everything you need to know.

October 16, 2023

Metamask partners with Stripe to build in-wallet on ramp solution

Link, Stripe’s one-click payment solution will now power MetaMask's fiat-to-crypto onramp in the US. Why this could be great for Metamask users:

October 13, 2023

GMX Explained: Pros & Cons

What is GMX? Here's everything you need to know about this decentralized spot and perpetual exchange.

October 12, 2023

Shocking Depeg for Polygon's USDR stablecoin

Real USD (USDR), the Polygon-based stablecoin backed by real estate, saw a staggering fall of almost 50% in its value on Wednesday. What Triggered the Drop?

October 11, 2023

Crypto-powered restaurant loyalty app raised $24M

Blackbird Labs aims to revolutionize the restaurant-customer connection through its crypto-powered loyalty program. They recently announced a $24 million Series A funding round.

October 10, 2023

Base's Exploding: Messari

Ethereum's Layer-2s are popping, says a Messari report. Here's everything you need to know.

October 9, 2023

Mystery behind FTX's $8 Bllion friend - 'fiat@'

Gary Wang, Alameda Research and FTX co-founder reveals Sam Bankman-Fried’s mystery friend, nicknamed "fiat@," a hidden $8 billion liability.

October 6, 2023

Messari's State of Crypto Funding Q3, 2023 Report

Messari published the State of Crypto Fundraising - Q3 2023 report. And it’s not looking good for web3 startups.

October 5, 2023

From Crypto King to Courtroom: The Sam Bankman-Fried Saga

The once-celebrated founder of the cryptocurrency exchange FTX is now on trial. Here's what went down.

October 4, 2023

Bitcoin is coming to Cosmos

Nomic, a layer-1 Bitcoin bridging solution, is bringing Bitcoin to Cosmos. But hang on — could this be a risk? Let's dive in.

October 3, 2023

What You Need To Know For Sam Bankman-Fried’s Trial

You know the story of startups; ups, downs, and dramatic turns. Here's the tale of the FTX CEO.

October 2, 2023

Lido Staking: A decentralization risk for Ethereum

Lido's near-monopoly in Ethereum staking is making waves. Get in the know.

September 29, 2023

"Most bridges are not secure", Chainlink founder

Chainlink's co-founder, Sergey Nazarov Nazarov thinks most cross-chain bridges are about as secure as a screen door on a submarine.

September 28, 2023

Pudgy Penguins Land At Walmart

Pudgy Penguins are sliding into the physical world. 2,000 Walmarts across the U.S. are stocking up on these cuties—just in time for the holidays.

September 27, 2023

Euro stablecoin by Circle launched on Stellar Network

Circle launches EURC on Stellar Network. Why is this important?

September 26, 2023

Massive Token Unlock Sends $OP Down 10%

Optimism's native OP token is down 10% this week. Why?

September 25, 2023

Mixin Network Loses $200 Million in Hack: What You Need to Know

Another scam in crypto resulted in millions of dollars lost - but every vulnerability is a learning opportunity. Here's everything you need to know.

September 22, 2023

PayPal's PYUSD Stablecoin Now on Venmo

PayPal just announced that its stablecoin, PYUSD, is coming to Venmo within a week. Here's everything you need to know.

September 21, 2023

Watch Hal Finney's 1998 Talk on ZK-proofs.

ZK-proof systems first appeared in a 1985 whitepaper. Watch the video and go through a tech time capsule.

September 20, 2023

Balancer attacked twice in a month

Balancer Exchange hacked, but don't panic just yet. Here's everything that went down.

September 19, 2023

The Merge - did it achieve its goal?

The Merge happened over a year ago on Sept 15, 2022. We re-evaluate if it was a pass or a fail.

September 18, 2023

Why Are We Here?

Last week at Permissionless, Eric Voorhees, gave a passionate talk that got the industry talking.

September 16, 2023

Converting Telegram to Web3 with Toncoin

Telegram integrated TON network’s web3 wallet natively into its app. Here's everything you need to know.

September 14, 2023

How Many L2s Do We Need?

Binance launched the opBNB mainnet - but how many L2s do we really need?

September 13, 2023

WEN Bull?

Eerily accurate BTC price trend predictions by a data scientist!

September 13, 2023

Top 13 NFT Analytical Tools in 2023

Make smart investment decisions using valuable insights and data from NFT analytical tools.

September 5, 2023

Is Friend.Tech Dead?

The newest social app for Web3 is storming the online communities. But, tech crunch said it’s dying. Is it?

August 31, 2023

Loyalty & Referrals In Web3

Loyalty & Referrals have evolved beyond punch cards. But hang on a sec: is this the new golden ticket for businesses or just another fleeting trend on the horizon? Here's a deep dive.

August 24, 2023

Where did VC Dry Powder Go?

In this week's pulse check, we're diving deep into the Q2 startup arena. Here's where VCs are investing their money in.

August 21, 2023

11 Web3 Gaming Tools To Use

Although the bear market has been going on for quite a while, venture capital firms didn’t stop pouring money into web3 games. Here's a list of companies to keep an eye on.

August 17, 2023

Crypto Companies 
Are Profiting, Finally

A bunch of crypto-centric companies just dropped their quarterly figures, and they're lighting up the scoreboard! Here's what you need to know.

August 13, 2023

How Web3 is Rewriting Social Media

Ever wondered what if YOU were in charge of your social media data? Welcome to Web3 Social Networks!

August 9, 2023

What’s in Your Wallet?

Manage your wallet in a click. Here's a guide to the top Wallet Analytics tools.

August 4, 2023

WTF is L2 NFT Minting?

NFT floor prices have crashed, but more poeple are minting NFTs. Here's everything that's going down.

July 31, 2023

What Are Layer 2s and Why Are They Important?

We take a deep dive into the blockchain's secondary protocols.

July 31, 2023

16 Decentralized Exchanges

DEX trading volume is booming. In the last 7 days, it exceeded $11B. Here's everything you need to know.

July 26, 2023

Coinbase or Binance?

Amongst the numerous exchanges available today, two stand out due to their sheer size, credibility, and offerings: Coinbase and Binance. Which one is better?

July 21, 2023

11 On-Chain Analytics Tools You Need To Know

Ever wondered what's happening inside a blockchain? With Chain Analytics, it's like having a map to a treasure chest. Here's a look at its landscape.

July 12, 2023

13 Best Web3 Ad Networks

Ad Networks in web3 promise a more transparent, equitable, and efficient way of running ads on the internet. How?

July 7, 2023

Uniswap vs. Sushiswap

Uniswap versus Sushiswap: what are their differences: market shares, securities, and more? Here's a detailed comparison.

June 23, 2023

Arbitrum VS Optimism

Arbitrum and Optimism are the two largest Optimistic rollups.‍ Let’s see how they are stacked against each other.

June 16, 2023

AI Meets Crypto: A Game-Changing Confluence

Catch up on the trends with these AI x Crypto applications.

June 16, 2023

What is zksync & its top products?

A short guide to understanding zksync and its ecosystem.

June 8, 2023

How to Price Your Web3 Service

Thinking of ways to monetize your web3 product? Here’s a quick pricing guide with examples to learn from.

June 1, 2023

What is Yield Farming?

Understand the risks and find high yield opportunities in Yield Farming.

June 1, 2023

What's in VC Wallets?

Let's dive in and see where VCs are placing their bets!

May 25, 2023

B2B in Crypto World

What are the B2B opportunities in web3? Here are 8 startup ideas you can get started with.

May 18, 2023

Is The Bull Market Coming Back?

Is the bullish crypto market coming back? Half the VCs said yes, and the others disagreed.

May 16, 2023

Why Stablecoins Depeg?

Silicon Valley Bank collapsed on March 10. What’s the ripple effect?

May 2, 2023

Find Valuable Airdrops $$$

Many airdrops are going on. Here's how to identify the truly “valuable” ones.

April 25, 2023

Crypto State: Good or Bad?

State of Crypto Index is a tool that tracks the development of web3. a16z just released its results. Here are the key takeaways.

April 18, 2023

7 Facts about Crypto Investing

There was $26.8B+ in blockchain funding in 2022. Here are 7 crypto investing facts from @CBinsights.

April 5, 2023

1 Million Crypto Bet

The craziest bet in crypto ever… What’s more about it?‍ Here's some in-depth analysis.

March 31, 2023

ERC-4337 Wallets Explained

ERC-4337 crypto wallets could bring the next 1B+ users to web3. Here's why.

March 23, 2023

$1B+ Airdrop Today

Arbitrum will airdrop 1B+ tokens ($ARB). And they will transition to become a DAO. Here are the key things you need to know.

March 22, 2023

Top 10 DeFi Trends

Inspired by @MessariCrypto report, we make analysis easy with visuals and examples.

March 8, 2023

WTF is a Bitcoin NFT

What are Ordinals aka Bitcoin NFTs? Should you get one? Chances are, you’ve heard about them. Let’s break them down.

March 1, 2023

Blur V.S. OpenSea

Blur surpassed Opensea to become the largest NFT marketplace. Is Blur going to kill Opensea?

February 22, 2023

Messari Report | Unicorn Ideas

Build products that solve problems. Look at these biggest problems in 2022. And find the next unicorn solutions:

February 9, 2023

Bear Market Stage Three

In 2022, Crypto market lost over $2 trillion in the bear market. We got fucked by Terra, 3AC, FTX. We’re now entering stage 3 of the bear market. “Bottomless Exhaustion”:

February 7, 2023

Deep Dive on Opensea

@opensea went from a seed-stage startup to a $13 billion business in under 4 years. How did they do it? The little known secret about Opensea’s history:

February 1, 2023

Crypto Women to Watch

37% of crypto owners globally are women. You could not imagine what it’s like without women in web3. More women in web3 mean more players, various products, and a complete ecosystem.

January 25, 2023

21 Crypto Newsletter

Reading web3 newsletter gives you an edge in crypto. Top 21 newsletter recommendations in 2023.

January 18, 2023

Crypto Predictions in 2023

Are you ready for the wild ride of crypto predictions in 2023? Buckle up👇🏻 Top 10 trends in the cryptocurrency market:

January 11, 2023

Self-custody to Keep Crypto Safe

“Not your keys, not your crypto.” A quick guide on keeping your crypto safe with a “self-custody” wallet:

December 21, 2022

Top 22 Smoothie products

Top 22 products from 2022 that people loved on Smoothie: (NFTs fractionalization, web3 CRM, DeFi yield platform, Metaverse builders, cross-chain bridges, and more…) Keep reading 👇

December 14, 2022

Top Smoothie Articles

In 2022, our team wrote 45 articles, with visuals. We covered web3 growth, crypto learnings, and analysis. Here are the top 12 smoothie articles of the year:

December 7, 2022

20 Web3 Service DAOs

Web3 organizations operate differently. Service DAOs have emerged to support the changing landscape. Here are 21 service DAOs to know:

November 30, 2022

Top 26 VCs For Web3 Founders

$23B+ was invested into web3 in 2022. Who are top VCs in the space? Here are 26 to know:

November 23, 2022

Tokenomics Learning Resources

Tokenomics changes how web3 startups scale. But how does it work? Here are the 20 tokenomics learning resources you need to know 🧵

November 17, 2022

How FTX Collapsed

FTX, once valued at $32B, announced bankruptcy on Nov 11th. What happened? Here’s the whole story:

November 9, 2022

Reddit Web3 Strategy

Reddit has 3M+ wallets, 99% unique, and $100m market cap. Their web3 strategy is working. Here is what you need to know 🧵

November 2, 2022

Web3 Growth Tech

The market for web3 growth tools are changing 🚀 Here are 26 web3 growth startups you need to know:

October 26, 2022

Manage your DAOs

DAOs are the future of companies. @deworkxyz talked to 100+ DAO operators. And here’s what they found:

October 19, 2022

19 Lessons of Crypto Fundraising

Smoothie just raised $1.2M! Our cofounder @withmattkim shares his 19 lessons for crypto fundraising: There are many ways to raise venture capital.Use this as a reference to find your own style.

October 12, 2022

5 Dashboards for Analyzing NFTs

What are the next big NFTs? Dune Analytics has 30K+ free dashboards to analyze trends. Here are 5 dashboards you have to know:

October 5, 2022

What’s Post-Merge World be Like?

The Ethereum merge happened 3 weeks ago! (**Sept. 15, change it before posting)** But what’s next? Here’s how the merge will change crypto:

September 21, 2022

What Do You Know About Stablecoins?

for future’s deep dive what is tether ?—stable coin 2014 pegged to USD why do you care?

September 14, 2022

The Secret About Utility Tokens

Utility tokens will be the next big thing for real-world companies. To adopt them, you need to know about tokenization. And how to boost growth via the concept:

September 7, 2022

3 Stages of a Bear Market

There are 3 stages of a crypto bear market. Read on to see where we are at now. This thread is inspired by @JasonYanowitz, founder of @blockworks_. Follow Yano to learn more about crypto trends.

September 1, 2022

Form Systems Thinking for Crypto

Making too many decisions in Crypto is exhausting. Systems Thinking can help you with that! Here's your playbook for creating Systems in Crypto:

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