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Let’s Get Phunky: CryptoPhunks and Web3 Censorship

What the Phunk are cryptoPhunks? Anyone who’s heard of NFTs knows what CryptoPunks are, but far fewer have heard of CryptoPhunks. What exactly are CryptoPhunks? CryptoPhunks are an NFT collection featuring the iconic imagery of the CryptoPunks, with one key difference: they have been “hand-flipped” over the vertical axis. Besides the fact that they face

Tokens for Christmas: SOS Airdrop and RADAR Airdrop

Merry Christmas everyone! Santa has come to the blockchain, stuffing stockings with two new airdrops from The Open DAO and DappRadar. The SOS airdrop grants some amount to basically anyone who ever did anything on Opensea. The RADAR airdrop applies to users who registered with DappRadar, or who interacted with at least 10 dapps tracked

New Smart Contracts Promise Reduced NFT Gas Costs

Transaction fees are an unfortunate fact of life on the Ethereum mainnet – NFT gas costs even moreso. The success of NFT projects is particularly vulnerable to high fees, as they inflate the cost of the token. A $75+ gas fee is extremely unattractive to someone minting a single 0.05 Ξ NFT, and may even

Aztec Network Raises $17M in Series A

Aztec Connect is the first private bridge for Ethereum DeFi, launching live on testnet on December 9th[1]. It is a privacy focused L2 enabling cheap, private interactions with Layer 1 smart contracts and liquidity via DeFi aggregation. It uses zk-rollups to add privacy and gas savings to any Layer 1 protocol via bridges[2], enabling up

OlympusDAO Celebrates 31 Olympus Pro Partners

OlympusDAO’s Olympus Pro incubator program has recently reached the milestone of 31 partnered protocols. The Olympus Pro partners program offers projects the opportunity to enter a symbiotic relationship with OlympusDAO. In this partnership, they can draw on OlympusDAO’s vast experience implementing the protocol-owned-liquidity model. When a protocol joins Olympus Pro, OlympusDAO experts help set up

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Theopetra – What is it and Why You Should Care

You likely have come across Theopetra on Twitter talking about taking back housing from large institutions. Or maybe you resonated with giving the power back to the people. Or just noticed more ‘V for Vendetta’ masks than usual. The protocol certainly has been gaining traction. Founding and VIP members spots are being filled and account

What Does OlympusDAO V2 Mean For The Future of (3,3)?

What is OlympusDAO V2? OlympusDAO V2 is a new set of contracts for the entire Olympus protocol ecosystem. The upgraded tokens function in the same basic way as before, but facilitate on-chain governance. The bonding system has also received a massive overhaul. Bonds are now more intuitive and cheaper for users, more efficient for the

NBA Warriors Partner with FTX

Thursday saw breaking news of a new partnership between the NBA Golden State Warriors and the cryptocurrency exchange FTX (US). The new development will see Warrior-launched NFT’s listed on the FTX US exchange as part of a first-of-its-kind collaboration between an NBA Team and Cryptocurrency Exchange.  This puts FTX as the Official Crypto Exchange and

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ZK-Rollups: The Solution to Ethereum’s Scaling Woes?

How will ZK-Rollups Help Ethereum Scale? Arguably the biggest pain point for new entrants into crypto are the gas fees on Ethereum’s Layer 1. For new users onboarding to crypto, paying $100 to do a swap on a DEX or transact on OpenSea is a major deterrent. This is one reason for the popularity of

Daniele Sestagalli Eyes Troubled SushiSwap for Frog Nation

The SushiSwap DeFi platform has been in the news recently. For several days, first- and second-hand reports of management team infighting broke over Twitter, leading to the eventual resignation of Joseph Delong, SushiSwap’s CTO. This comes after core team developer 0xMaki stepped down from day-to-day operations to take an advisory role in mid-September. With SushiSwap

What is the Neo Tokyo Meta Tournament?

What is The Meta Tournament? Updated Feb. 5th, 2022 – The Neo Tokyo Meta Tournament is a metaverse-native gaming tournament hosted by the Neo Tokyo NFT project, in partnership with Twitch TV. The tournament consists of three rounds, and features special events for Neo Tokyo Citizen NFT holders. Further details are slowly being revealed. Round