Black Pilled at Bitcoin 2022: Do We Know What All This Is For?
Am I a Grifter? And Other Ruminations on the Emptiness of the Crypto Industry.
Digital Beauty, Asset Flipping, and a Bad Case of the Shakes: Inside the Chase for Art Blocks NFTs
I started chasing Art Blocks NFTs on Aug. 25 during Radix’ Eccentrics 2: Orbits drop. That may sound like gobbledygook to some, but others, including Art Blocks founder Erick Calderon, AKA Snowfro, will know that I picked the worst time to begin my quest to mint generative digital art NFT on the platform. But three […]
Hackers Wanted: $1M Bounties Entice White Hats to Hunt for DeFi Bugs
Should I just steal the money? There’s a vulnerability in the code… Of a DeFi protocol with $3B in TVL. I was just looking at the open-source code for fun. But now, it’s serious. There’s a bug bounty, a reward that pays out $10K to anyone who finds a major weakness. But exploiting this vulnerability […]
Cartoon Porn and Rugs: NFTs Get Nasty
What are CryptoPunks packing down there? That’s what one new limited-run avatar NFT project, CryptoJunks, is sharing with the Internet. The CryptoJunks project uses the head and shoulders art of CryptoPunks to create matching genitalia. There’s tentacle penises, peeing pee-pees, regular ole schlongs; pink, coiffed lady parts, peach punani and sadist snatches, where the hand […]
Insane Money and a Hype-Drunk Market: Are NFTs the New ICOs?
“If you have seven figures in JPEGs…” Deeze doesn’t have to finish the thought as he scrolls through his gallery of NFTs. The 27-year-old collector doesn’t have his camera on, but his profile photo is an NFT avatar with a hoodie and 3D glasses blowing bubbles from a pipe. It’s an aesthetic he searches for across […]
Silly Maxis, Calm Down…You Can Love Bitcoin and Other Coins at the Same Time
Toxic Bitcoin Maximalism is dumb. I tried to lead this article with something more poetic but it honestly boils down to that. Ever since altcoins started surging in value, and the DeFi story increasingly captured the spotlight, Bitcoin’s “murder hornets” can’t seem to hide their jealousy or their rage. That vibe was on stark display […]
Consensus’ $DESK Token Takes on Life Beyond Conference
A testnet token created a full on mania at CoinDesk’s Consensus 2021 virtual conference last week, in one of the latest signs even valueless coins can spur engagement and help unite communities. CoinDesk’s $DESK token had been claimed by more than 1,371 addresses by the end of the conference on May 27. Each wallet claimed […]