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Otherside Hangover what the hell happened BAYC hem

Otherside Hangover – What the Hell Happened?! BAYC-Hem

So, the Yuga Labs Otherside sale took place this weekend and if you hadn’t noticed, it basically clogged up Ethereum so badly that the entire network had to stop and wait for the insanity to end before it could resume doing all the other important business it had to do. What happened, who got mad, …

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BAYC APE the OtherSide and Kodas everything you need to know

Bayc, Ape, the Otherside and Kodas – Everything You Need to Know

Let’s talk Silos, powerful containers of value but limited by their size. The vast majority of crypto communities are silos. Powerful yes, but limited by their ability to reach the level of universality that defines mega success. But there are clear examples of projects that have transcended their boundaries becoming a layer above the silos. …

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There Are NFTS Buried in the Arctic. We Went to Find Out Why

There Are NFTS Buried in the Arctic. We Went to Find Out Why

DISCLAIMER: The Defiant was not paid by Top Dog Studios to make this film, nor were Top Dog Studios allowed any input into editorial. They did kindly cover our travel and accommodation. On the 17th March Top Dog Studios made history by initiating the first NFT deposit in the Arctic World Archive. Artists from all …

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Why Do Gamers Hate NFTs Part 2

Why Do Gamers Hate NFT’s? Part 2!

In part one, we took a look at the state of gaming and some of the reasons why gamers are hating on NFT’s so much. Today we conclude this deep dive investigation into the topic and look at the final and fundamental reasons for this seething hate. Don’t forget what we showed you last week …

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Why gamers hate NFTs explained properly for once

Why Gamers Hate NFT’s – Explained Properly for Once

First they made a chain because of that cool kid Hayden. Then they realised it didn’t work very well so they made another chain. And that was cool because it was cheap. Then people realised it didn’t work very well. So they made another chain which was actually the other two chains but with a …

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BNB Chain what were they thinking

BNB Chain – What Were They Thinking?

First they made a chain because of that cool kid Hayden. Then they realised it didn’t work very well so they made another chain. And that was cool because it was cheap. Then people realised it didn’t work very well. So they made another chain which was actually the other two chains but with a …

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DeFi 2.0 is dead its spirit lives on in Fantom ve33

DeFi 2.0 is Dead, Its Spirit Lives on in Fantom ve(3,3)

DeFi2.0 is dead. The mighty hero of 2021 laid low by the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune. And one mighty whale who decided to migrate elsewhere for the Winter. Or perhaps twas the arrival of a different sort of whale? No matter. The spirit of DeFi2.0 has left its mortal body but its journey …

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CBDC Central Bank Digital Currencies complete guide 2022

CBDC Central Bank Digital Currencies – Complete Guide 2022

Remember when Congress got all hot and bothered about Stablecoins at the end of last year? This was Liz Warren “the most dangerous part of the crypto world. It’s where the scammers and the cheats and the swindlers mix among part-time investors and first-time crypto traders. In DeFi, someone can’t even tell if they’re dealing …

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Everybodys wrong about Web3

Everybody’s Wrong About Web3

Spend any amount of time in the blockchain and crypto space and you find yourself required to develop an extremely thick skin. The attacks come from everywhere and they’re vicious. So we become adept at framing our worldview in simple, defensible concepts. Then we memeify them. And then we go to war. But while most …

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Olympus DAO OHM What is it and where is it going next with JaLa

Olympus DAO ($OHM) What Is It and Where Is It Going Next? (with JaLa)

In 2021 no DeFi protocol has quite caught the eye like OlympusDAO. Inspiring a devoted following of Ohmies you’ll have seen the (3,3) meme everywhere. Then there were the forks, sooooo soooo many forks. Single-handedly responsible for DeFi2.0 and its promise of Protocol Owned Liquidity it seemed the project’s gamified model of a reserve currency …

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How to get started in DeFi

How to Get Started in DeFi

We’ll guide you from getting an understanding of what DeFi is, how it fits into your crypto journey and then shepherd you through setting up a wallet using Metamask, swapping tokens and then making your very first DeFi move using Anchor’s 20% saving rate on Terra without ever leaving Ethereum all thanks to Orion Money.

Metaverse Fashion Big Bada Boom

Metaverse + Fashion = Big Bada Boom

Ever wondered what you’ll wear in the Metaverse? Clothes, duh, but in the digital realm things are slightly different than IRL… In digital spaces we’re not bound to the limitations of the Earth. Ever heard of anti-gravity clothes? You will soon. In this live stream we’re diving into the Metaverse to show you a glimpse …

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DeFi 2.0 Is Not What You Think It Is...

DeFi 2.0 Is Not What You Think It Is…

Okay, so you wanna know what the SBF is up with this Defi2.0 bizzo. Well you’ve come to the right place. What is Defi2.0. You can do yourself a favour and avoid having to watch the rest of this video and make yourself look cool at your next DeFi mixer with this simple explanation. DeFi2.0 …

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The Defiant Guide to Play to Earn GameFi

The Defiant Guide to Play to Earn – GameFi

P2E is a new business model that provides financial benefits to all players who add value by contributing to the game world. It’s the latest development in the games industry and brings new game concepts and retention models not yet seen in modern gaming.

The US Treasury is Terrified of Stablecoins

The US Treasury Is Terrified of Stablecoins

Are you bored of hearing about FATF and regulations? It probably isn’t even on your radar right now. And let’s face it there are a thousand other entry points to this space that are just frankly, a lot more interesting. Thing is though, here at the Defiant we can’t afford to ignore it. For the …

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Teens Are Taking Over Finance and Youre Not Ready For It

Teens Are Taking Over Finance and You’re Not Ready for It

Try and guess my age. It may not be immediately obvious. And no I didn’t drink the blood of a thousand virgins, I seem to be weirdly youthful. Must be all those NFTs I’ve acquired. But I am in fact an ancient old man when it comes to the young blood coursing through this space …

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2020 DeFi Recap so far

2020 DeFi Recap (So Far)

This is The Defiant x Harmony, a weekly series brought to you by Harmony Protocol’s Creative Director, Robin Schmidt, and Camila Russo, the founder of The Defiant, to explore DeFi’s most important stories and demystify this exciting emerging financial space.

The Defiant Guide to Pak Part III

The Defiant Guide to Pak – Part III

Here we are again. Part 3. And still so much to say. Thanks for sticking with us through what has probably felt like a ping pong battle between present, past and future. Space travel, quantum physics, pop culture, sci-fi and art criticism. But you know, that’s the Pak experience. And this episode will be no …

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The Defiant Guide to Pak Part II

The Defiant Guide to Pak – Part II

Over the last 2 years or so Pak has been first and foremost, a crypto artist. During that time we’ve witnessed an acceleration of ideas, aesthetics in lockstep with the explosion of the broader crypto art space. Moving Pak from a shop window style artist, exquisitely displayed in a crystal cabinet to one that said …

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The Defiant Guide to Pak Part I

The Defiant Guide to Pak – Part I

There is only one way to approach an understanding of Pak. You have to do the work. Be passive and it will pass you by. So, Pak, I accept your challenge. I am not a poet, my medium is film, but I am well aware that you appreciate pop culture, film language, symbolism and above …

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What is the Metaverse? Metaverse 101

What Is the Metaverse? Metaverse 101

This is the Defiant’s foundational guide to the Metaverse. It would take way way too long to go into all the different expressions of the Metaverse but this is our view of how the core of this exciting new space is not about immersive universes with hypercolour graphics but something far simpler and more profound.

Loot (for Adventurers): The future or a return to the past?

LOOT (For Adventurers): The Future or a Return to the Past?

Every day, every block, new Ethereum coins are produced. There is no theoretical maximum to the number that can be produced. At least not at the moment. 117,437,242 of them at the time of writing this script. If you’re a Bitcoin maxi, this is probably your most dependable stick for beating on Eth devotees. Inflation. …

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