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The Tweet DAO – One Week, 2,125 Tweets Later

Last week, social experiment The Tweet DAO took crypto Twitter by storm. I covered the story soon after the project’s launch (read here), and there was already plenty of material to write on. The project was still young though, and anything could happen, so I followed, and eagerly awaited future developments. Here’s what’s going on

The Best Crypto Twitter Accounts

For better or worse, the cryptocurrency community lives on Twitter. The bird app remains the best place to find alpha, hear about hacks, and get a sense of the community gestalt.  Below are the 15 best Crypto Twitter accounts that are a must follow. There are some incredibly high-value follows that have a long history of

Vyper for Beginners — Variables, Flow Control, Functions, Hello World!

Welcome back to Vyper for Beginners! This lesson covers the basic structure of a Vyper contract, a review of Vyper’s variable types, Vyper’s built-in flow control logic (including how it differs from Python), and wraps up with a simple “Hello World” contract that you can deploy on a test net or a local fork. This

What Is The Tweet DAO?

What is the Tweet DAO? The novel social media NFT project is a collection of 1000 NFTs, each of which gives the holder the right to post a single tweet from the DAO’s handle every 24 hrs. The phenomenon has taken crypto twitter by storm, with the handle amassing over 5,000 followers over a few

Vyper for Beginners — Toolkit

Welcome back to Vyper for Beginners! This lesson will cover my recommended toolkit for writing, compiling, testing, and finally deploying a Vyper contract. It’s no surprise that the most fully-featured toolkit for Vyper is written in Python. Brownie is, by their own description: A Python-based development and testing framework for smart contracts targeting the Ethereum

Axie Infinity Ronin Bridge Hacked For $545 million – Devs Find Out 6 Days Later

Making secure cross-chain bridges is not easy work, as Axie Infinity’s developers Sky Mavis found out. The leading GameFi protocol runs on the Ronin blockchain, which is optimized for gaming. On March 23rd, the Ethereum side of the Ronin bridge was hacked, for the loss of 173,600 ETH and 25.2 million USDC (~$545 million total

The Importance of Hardware Wallets

When you keep your coins on Coinbase, Binance, Crypto.com, and all other centralized exchanges you leave them vulnerable to bad actors. Worst part of all? You don’t own the coins, the exchange does because the exchange has your keys. If you’re serious about crypto you need a hardware wallet. “Not Your Keys, Not Your Coins.”

Summarizing the 2022 BIS Innovation Summit

The Bank for International Settlements had their annual Innovation Summit this week. Here is a background summary of the BIS, their intentions for CBDCs, and the ongoing project that is setting the stage.

How To Monitor Smart Contracts Automatically, For Free

Traditional financial markets are only open during business hours, closed on the weekends, and take off for holidays. In contrast, crypto never sleeps. The blockchain never takes a day off (unless it’s Cardano). Handling this deluge of information is impossible for a single person to handle, and trying to ingest it all manually is inefficient.

HubSpot Hack Targets Crypto Companies

With the growing adoption of blockchain technology, and the explosion of crypto in the last few years, the issue of Cyber Security has never been more important.  Over the past weekend Sales & Marketing platform, Hubspot, released a security report revealing an incident where approximately 30 Hubspot portals were hacked and data compromised.  “At this

LI.FI Protocol Hacked For $600k

Cross-chain swap and DEX aggregator platform LI.FI protocol was hacked yesterday, March 20th, for over 200 Ether. The attacker used a weakness in the protocol’s core offering, the swap function, to launch an attack that stole from a contract which doesn’t hold any funds. How is that even possible? The answer lies in token approvals.

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GameStop NFT Marketplace Launching Q2 2022

The crossover episode that both r/WallStreetBets and Crypto Twitter apes have long anticipated is finally in sight. GameStop announced that they expect to launch the GameStop NFT marketplace “by the end of the second quarter of fiscal year 2022” during their Q4’FY22 earnings call. Since GameStop reports with the calendar year, this means a launch