The Altseason of 2021

    Altcoins have performed well this year and outperformed Bitcoin, on average, since January. What are some of the most recent developments in the space? Which fundamental catalysts could drive the “altseason” further?

    Algorithmic Stablecoins

    Navigating the rough waters of the cryptocurrency markets sometimes requires finding a safe haven. Algorithmic stablecoins aim to deliver just that – but do they indeed hold that promise?

    NFTs: A Peek into Mainstream Adoption

    Non-fungible tokens (“NFTs”) have managed to gain recognition beyond the crypto space and have been quickly embraced by pioneering artists around the world. What are they all about? Where do NFTs come from? And what does the future for them look like?

    Arbitrage and Frontrunning in DeFi

    Block rewards and transaction fees are a commonly known source of income for block producers. There is a third profit opportunity, however – miner/maximum extractable value. How does this affect DeFi protocols and users? What are the consequences?

    Bitcoin’s Energy Consumption

    As Bitcoin becomes more popular, questions regarding its energy consumption step into the limelight. What is the true environmental impact of Bitcoin? How is the “Bitcoin electricity mix” composed?

    Valuation of DeFi Tokens

    Decentralized finance continues to attract both interest as well as capital, and appears to be solidifying itself as an ideal product-market fit for highly secure, public blockchains. Which metrics might be useful in estimating the market value of DeFi tokens?

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