Blockchain Trends & Sectors

In this section, you will learn about different trends and sectors in the crypto industry and their future potential.
Blockchain Trends & Sectors
Executive Summary: What Is SocialFi? The Latest Crypto Narrative
In this article, I explain the concept of SocialFi, which combines social media and crypto finance to allow monetized interactions. I analyze the hype around it, debate on its merits, popular protocols like, and whether it has long-term potential.
Executive Summary: 6 Crypto Innovations That Cannot Be Uninvented
In this article, I explain 6 crypto innovations including Bitcoin, stablecoins, decentralization, DeFi, NFTs, and DAOs that are here to stay despite market downturns. I analyze their growing real-world adoption and irrevocable impacts across finance, culture, and society.
Executive Summary: Decentralized Casinos: The Crypto GambleFi Narrative
In this article, I explore the emerging trend of decentralized gambling platforms and tokens coined as “GambleFi.” I examine the problems it aims to solve and where it falls short.
Executive Summary: What Is Tether? The Company Behind USDT
In this article, I explore Tether, the company behind the popular USDT stablecoin. I cover its recent plans to accumulate Bitcoin, its founders, how it generates revenue, and the numerous controversies surrounding Tether.
Executive Summary: Real-World Assets (RWA): Bridging the Gap Between DeFi and TradFi
In this article, I explain what real-world assets (RWA) are and how they bridge traditional and decentralized finance by tokenizing real-world assets and bringing them on-chain. I analyze the current RWA market and key protocols and examine future trends and growth potential.
Executive Summary: What Is Pulsechain? One of Crypto’s Most Controversial Projects
In this article, I explore Pulsechain, the controversial Ethereum fork created by Richard Heart. I discuss criticism surrounding its buggy launch, founder’s background, sister project HEX, and problems with transaction fees and exchange listings.
Executive Summary: Centralization Risk in Crypto: How Decentralized Is Crypto?
In this article, I explore centralization risks across crypto like concentrated mining and infrastructure bottlenecks, risks in major assets like Bitcoin and Ethereum, and centralization concerns in layer-ones and DeFi.
Executive Summary: The Role of Crypto in Cross-Border Payments: The Ultimate Comparison
In this article, I compare different options for cross-border payments including traditional banking, fintechs, CBDCs, Bitcoin, and stablecoins. I analyze the mechanisms, pros and cons of each method to send international money transfers.
Executive Summary: Ethereum’s Shanghai Upgrade — Everything You Need To Know
In this article, I explain the upcoming Ethereum Shanghai upgrade that will enable unstaking and withdrawal of staked ETH, analyzing the impact on Ethereum as a network, ETH price, validators, liquid staking providers, and what comes next in Ethereum’s roadmap.
Executive summary: Next Steps for Ethereum After the Merge
Ethereum’s roadmap is an arduous road to completion. In this article, I dig through the technical mumbo jumbo to explain as much as possible what’s still to come.
Executive summary: The Ultimate Guide to Ethereum Liquid Staking in 2023
ETH liquid staking derivative providers are pumping in early 2023. In this article, I explain why and how you can benefit from Ethereum liquid staking.
Executive Summary: Optimistic Rollups vs ZK-Rollups: The Ultimate Comparison
In this article, I compare two of Ethereum’s leading layer 2 scaling solutions - optimistic rollups and ZK-rollups. I explain how both rollup types work and analyze their differences in scalability, costs, security, latency, privacy, validity proofs, DeFi readiness, and programming complexity.
Executive Summary: DeSoc: A Deep Dive Into Decentralized Social Networks
In this article, I explore the world of decentralized social networks (DeSoc) - how they work, their benefits like privacy and community control, drawbacks like poor UX, and popular projects. I analyze if DeSoc can gain traction against big tech social media.
Executive Summary: The Ultimate Guide to NFT Royalties and NFT Marketplaces in 2023
In this article, I analyze the 2023 NFT market, explaining the concept of NFT royalties and how top Ethereum and Solana marketplaces like OpenSea and Magic Eden are dealing with them. I also examine potential trends like vertical niches and brand-owned platforms.
Executive Summary: OpenSea vs Blur: Tracking The NFT Marketplace War
In this article, I analyze the intensifying competition between top NFT marketplaces OpenSea and Blur. I compare their features, examine the data showing Blur overtaking OpenSea across metrics, and look at the outlook as these platforms battle for dominance in the NFT trading space.
Executive Summary: Deep Dive Into Generative Art — A Future Hype?
In this article, I explain the concept of generative art, which utilizes algorithms and randomness to create unique digital artworks.
Executive Summary: What Is Milady Maker - Controversial NFT Collection?
In this article, I look at the controversial Milady NFT collection, from its origins and associations with toxicity and grooming allegations against founder Charlotte Fang, to counterarguments that the claims were satire and overblown.
Executive Summary: A Deep Dive Into NFTs in Fashion and Luxury
In this article, I analyze the growing use of NFTs by major fashion and luxury brands like Nike, Gucci, and Dolce & Gabbana. I explain the utility of NFTs for revenue, experiences, and communities and discuss key trends as brands experiment with leveraging NFTs.
Executive Summary: A Deep Dive Into DePin (Decentralized Physical Infrastructure)
n this article, I explain the concept of decentralized physical infrastructure (DePIN) networks that use tokens to incentivize building real-world infrastructure. I analyze the sectors, benefits, challenges, and case studies like Helium and Filecoin.
Executive summary: What Are Soulbound Tokens (SBT)?
Vitalik Buterin introduced the idea of soulbound tokens, a way of identifying someone on-chain. In this article, I dive into soulbound tokens and their use cases.
Executive Summary: What Is Base? Coinbase’s Layer-Two Chain Explained
In this article, I explain Base, the new layer-two chain launched by Coinbase using Optimism’s tech stack. I analyze how Base aims to be a web3 gateway for Coinbase’s 100M+ users, its initial centralized operation by Coinbase, potential opportunities and regulatory challenges ahead.