Blockchain Technology

Polygon Commit Chain

In yesterday’s article about Layer 2 Scaling, I eluded to the fact that Polygon uses it’s own flavor of the plasma framework, and today I am going to explore that a little deeper, because it’s becoming quite a large player, and I think it’s important to understand how some of the core functionality works. For the usual disclosure, I am…

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Blockchain Technology

DeFi Derivatives

For today’s article I am going to take a look at what derivatives are and how they handled in the Decentralized Finance (DeFi) world. These are relatively the same as their centralized counterparts, but of course with all of the perks of being decentralized. For the usual disclosure, I am not a financial advisor, I don’t even work in finance…

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Blockchain Technology

Chainlink

Today I am going to explore Chainlink, a blockchain service that allows a Decentralized Application (DApp) to get real world data from a decentralized oracle service, instead of needing to rely on a centralized solution in order to get access to that data. For the usual disclosure, I am not a financial advisor, I don’t even work in finance at…

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Blockchain Technology, General Crypto

Binance Smart Chain (BSC)

For today’s post I am going to take a look at the Binance Smart Chain (BSC), a smart contract enabled blockchain that is modelled after Ethereum’s. It offers greater transaction throughput, and cheaper gas prices, but does sacrifice some things like decentralization. For the usual disclosure, I am not a financial advisor, I don’t even work in finance at all.…

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Blockchain Technology, General Crypto

The Graph

Today’s article is going to explore The Graph, which provides an indexing protocol for blockchains. It provides a way to search data that is stored in the ledger quickly, without having to rely on a centralized solution like Etherscan. For the usual disclosure, I am not a financial advisor, I don’t even work in finance at all. My day job…

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