William M. Peaster

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Feb 18 2021

[Updated] Complete Guide to NFTs: How to Create & Collect the Next Wave of Digital Assets

Ethereum has been the star of the cryptoeconomy in 2020 thanks to the breakout success of the smart contract platform's rising sectors, e.g. decentralized finance. Beyond DeFi, non-fungible tokens (NFTs) have given life to another one of Ethereum's most promising, though comparatively lesser known, arenas. Notably, the supermajority of NFT activity to date has taken [...] The post Complete Guide to NFTs: How...

Dec 14 2020

WBTC: Top Things You Can Do Around DeFi with the Most Popular BTC Token

Dec 14 2020 Published at Blockonomi under tags  bitcoin defi ethereum tokens wbtc

Let's say you're a longtime Bitcoiner with some BTC laying around that you'd be willing to experiment with. 'If that sounds like you, then maybe you've also heard about Ethereum's rising decentralized finance ecosystem and how you can put your BTC to work in DeFi in various ways, though you don't know where to start. [...] The post WBTC: Top Things You Can...

Dec 09 2020

Meet Two New Cryptoart Resources: cryptoart.io & NFTArtPulse

Dec 09 2020 Published at Blockonomi under tags  art nft nfts

2020 was a banner year for the nascent and blossoming cryptoart scene, which is so dubbed because its participants create artworks as non-fungible tokens (NFTs), selling or auctioning the pieces on blockchains like Ethereum in exchange for cryptocurrencies like ETH. As the cryptoeconomy turned increasingly bullish this year, interest accordingly surged around NFTs and cryptoart, [...] The post Meet Two New Cryptoart Resources:...

MyEtherWallet Integrates Staked to Bring Eth2 Staking to MEW Web & Mobile Users

Dec 09 2020 Published at Blockonomi under tags  eth ethereum myetherwallet staked

MyEtherWallet is one of the most popular and widely-used wallet suites in the entire Ethereum ecosystem, while Staked is an institutional staking services provider for top proof-of-stake (PoS) blockchains. Now, the two quality projects can be used together. That's because this week MyEtherWallet announced it integrated Staked's new Eth2 staking service in its flagship web dashboard [...] The post MyEtherWallet Integrates Staked to...

Dec 08 2020

End of Year Approaching: Here are the Top Reasons to Be Bullish on Crypto in 2021

Dec 08 2020 Published at Blockonomi under tags  bullish bull run crypto education

2020 has seen the cryptoeconomy turn decidedly bullish again for the first time since the first days of 2018. What's changed since then? Well, just about everything. In a macro sense cryptocurrencies are now officially viewed as a hedge against mainstream assets among the growing number of mainstream users who are familiar with the monetary tech. [...] The post End of Year Approaching:...

Dec 03 2020

Visa Embraces USDC as U.S. Congressional Officials Take Aim at Stablecoins

Dec 03 2020 Published at Blockonomi under tags  ethereum finance fintech stablecoin usdc

U.S. card payments giant Visa is among the most influential and far-reaching companies in the world. Circle's USDC is among the most popular stablecoin projects in Ethereum's booming decentralized finance ecosystem. Take note, then, because the two entities are partnering up to bring USDC payments into Visa's sprawling network of +60 million merchants. Announced Wednesday, [...] The post Visa Embraces USDC as U.S....

Dec 02 2020

Yield Aggregator Protocol Yearn: Becoming a True DeFi Tour De Force

Dec 02 2020 Published at Blockonomi under tags  defi yearn yfi

Things move fast in decentralized finance. And top DeFi yield aggregator project Yearn moves even faster. Indeed, while the successful start of Ethereum 2.0 captured the majority of attention this week because it bodes a mainstream future for the network, there was another string of developments in recent days that will likely prove pivotal for [...] The post Yield Aggregator Protocol Yearn: Becoming...

Nov 30 2020

Top Crypto Gifts for the 2020 Holiday Season

Nov 30 2020 Published at Blockonomi under tags  christmas gifts crypto gifts guides

The cryptoeconomy has turned bullish again for the first time in years, and that warming has come just in time for the 2020 holiday shopping season to arrive in full force. As such, crypto-centric gifts are sure to be in demand this year. If that's a route you're interested in exploring for anyone, here's a [...] The post Top Crypto Gifts for the...

Nov 27 2020

To Chainlink? That’s the DeFi Question: Exploring the Recent Compound Liquidations

Nov 27 2020 Published at Blockonomi under tags  chainlink compound defi link

On Thursday, November 26th, the price of the Dai stablecoin (ordinarily ~$1 USD) exploded up to $1.30 on Coinbase as traders tried to snag up funds en masse to pay back, and thus keep afloat, their DeFi lending positions. Yet this Dai price spike, combined with an acutely falling ETH price, pushed some Dai positions [...] The post To Chainlink? That's the DeFi...

Nov 26 2020

Yearn Making Waves: On the Pickle Finance Meld and Argent’s yVaults Integration

Nov 26 2020 Published at Blockonomi under tags  andre cronje defi pickle finance yearn

At the start of the week, Blockonomi surveyed some of the decentralized finance arena's top yield aggregator projects, including Yearn and Pickle Finance. These projects aim to bring DeFi users attractive returns via strategies powered by smart contract-based "vaults." The idea? You put your crypto in, these vaults automatically generate you profits on your deposits, [...] The post Yearn Making Waves: On the...

Nov 23 2020

Yield Aggregator Protocols: Surveying the Top Projects for DeFi Farmers

Nov 23 2020 Published at Blockonomi under tags  defi education eth ethereum yield aggregator

You put your money in, and the protocol you put it in automatically (and permissionlessly, with no trusted intermediaries) gets to work in fetching you attractive returns via that investment. This is the promise of Ethereum's rising "yield aggregator" projects. You deposit your tokens into these dApps, and thereafter they proceed to put these assets [...] The post Yield Aggregator Protocols: Surveying the...

Nov 19 2020

Crypto Exchange Gemini: Backing GUSD Stablecoin’s DeFi Rise

Nov 19 2020 Published at Blockonomi under tags  defi ethereum gemini gusd

Created and operated by the Winklevoss brothers, Gemini is one of the top cryptocurrency exchanges in the U.S. The New York-based exchange has made a name for itself to date in serving as a user-friendly and very secure fiat-to- crypto on-ramp. Notably, though, the exchange has also been treading deeper where many of its centralized exchange [...] The post Crypto Exchange Gemini: Backing GUSD...

Nov 17 2020

Rethinking the Top 15 Cryptocurrencies: What Should It Look Like?

Nov 17 2020 Published at Blockonomi under tags  crypto education ranking top coins

This week, payments giant PayPal opened the floodgates by letting all U.S. users access the company's new cryptocurrency services early. It's a major development for the cryptoeconomy, to be sure, but the headline also caused a minor ruckus across the cryptoeconomy. Why? That's because more than a few folks started arguing that PayPal should have [...] The post Rethinking the Top 15 Cryptocurrencies:...

Top Ethereum Game Axie Infinity Embraces Chainlink Oracles

Nov 17 2020 Published at Blockonomi under tags  axie infinity chainlink defi ethereum gaming

Axie Infinity, an Ethereum game where you collect, breed, and battle digital pets, has been taking the blockchain gaming world by storm this year. Indeed, not only has Axie Infinity become the biggest and most popular game in the cryptoeconomy right now, it's also one of Ethereum's most used decentralized apps, period. That's why heads [...] The post Top Ethereum Game Axie Infinity...

Nov 13 2020

As Crypto Goes Bullish Ethereum DeFi Continues to Heat Up

Nov 13 2020 Published at Blockonomi under tags  bull bull run defi ethereum

The bitcoin price breached $16,000 USD for the first time in years. PayPal just opened up cryptocurrency services to all its U.S. customers. The Ethereum ecosystem has been on fire this year and the Eth2 evolution is now only days away. That's but a taste of all the major developments happening around the cryptoeconomy right [...] The post As Crypto Goes Bullish Ethereum...

Nov 11 2020

Binance Doubles Down on Support for Ethereum Ecosystem

Nov 11 2020 Published at Blockonomi under tags  binance ethereum ethereum gitcoin

Cryptocurrency exchange powerhouse Binance has always taken something of an "all of the above" approach to cryptoeconomy ventures. This dynamic led to the company developing Binance Smart Chain (BSC), a blockchain that's in the ballpark of other smart contract projects like Ethereum, Polkadot, EOS, and more. Thus as Binance has ramped up its activities around [...] The post Binance Doubles Down on Support...

Nov 09 2020

Exploring Interesting Ethereum Tokens (ERC-20s) Around the NFT Economy

Nov 09 2020 Published at Blockonomi under tags  ethereum nft nfts

Non-fungible tokens (NFTs) have been among the biggest stars of the Ethereum ecosystem this year. That said, while these NFTs are totally different from fungible ERC-20 tokens (like Dai, LINK, etc.), the cryptoeconomy now has more than a few ERC-20 tokens that are associated with promising on-the-rise NFT ventures. In today’s post, we’ll look at [...] The post Exploring Interesting Ethereum Tokens (ERC-20s)...

Nov 06 2020

U.S. Govt. Seizes $1B in Bitcoin from Hacker of Darknet Marketplace Silk Road

Nov 06 2020 Published at Blockonomi under tags  bitcoin darknet darkweb marketplace security

The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) shut down the infamous Silk Road darknet marketplace back in 2013, yet the saga -- which has been intricately linked with bitcoin (BTC) since it was the platform's currency of choice -- continues to thicken. That's because earlier this week, the fourth-largest bitcoin wallet moved 69,369 bitcoins -- roughly [...] The post U.S. Govt. Seizes $1B in...

Nov 05 2020

Ethereum-Based Enjin: Welcomes Spate of New Games in Recent Weeks

Nov 05 2020 Published at Blockonomi under tags  enj enjin eth ethereum gaming

While Enjin’s roots stretch all the way back to 2009, us in the cryptoeconomy recognize it as the gaming platform that raised a ~$19 million initial coin offering (ICO) in 2017 and has been delivering blockchain-based gaming experiences ever since. The project’s north star? To help anyone easily build games and other digital assets around [...] The post Ethereum-Based Enjin: Welcomes Spate of...

Nov 04 2020

10 Predictions for Ethereum, DeFi & Beyond in 2021

Nov 04 2020 Published at Blockonomi under tags  defi eth ethereum

This year was an explosive one for the cryptoeconomy, and the star of the show so far has easily been Ethereum and its blooming DeFi and NFT arenas. That’s interesting, seeing as how in 2019 folks had no shortage of 2020 DeFi predictions, but it seems now in retrospect almost everyone underestimated just how far [...] The post 10 Predictions for Ethereum, DeFi...

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