By Kingsley Bowen / August 31, 2023
What are the qualities of a blockchains suitable for mass adoption, and how does Ethereum stack up?
By Kingsley Bowen / June 16, 2023
Exploring Avalanche’s current technology versus its design state, and the underlying technologies that make their plan possible.
By Kingsley Bowen / May 12, 2023
Introduction In late December, Ava Labs released a new primitive to the Avalanche platform called Avalanche Warp Messaging (AWM). AWM solidifies Avalanche’s position as a Layer 0 (L0) blockchain platform, providing a propitious moment to assess its standing within the broader realm of L0 solutions. The aim of this article is to contextualize AWM by […]
By Kingsley Bowen / December 02, 2022
Introduction The traditional banking system has shortcomings: lack of ability to self-custody, costly remittances & settlement processes, and narrow financial inclusion. Stablecoins and central bank digital currencies (CBDCs) address these shortcomings and serve as stable, dollar-denominated digital currencies suitable for store of value and daily transactions. A stablecoin is a cryptocurrency that’s price is tied […]
By Kingsley Bowen / October 18, 2022
Introduction Before the internet, computers had no method for transmitting data to other computers. Once computers could transmit data through a common language, or protocol, the internet rapidly expanded. The internet protocol, TCP/IP, established a network of computer networks that was much more useful, capable, and valuable than any individual computer network. This network of […]
By Kingsley Bowen / September 07, 2022
Introduction Decentralized exchanges, or DEXs, are a fundamental building block of DeFi that facilitate the trade of cryptocurrencies without a middleman. DEXs serve as the primary medium for new cryptocurrencies to achieve price discovery, as traders swap established currencies for fledgling projects. DEXs also provide a local exchange rate between two or more cryptocurrencies. In […]
By Kingsley Bowen / August 19, 2022
If you are unfamiliar with GameFi, here is a good primer. If you are unfamiliar with the Avalanche project and what it offers as a scaling solution, here is an overview of the ecosystem. There are a number of factors that have made blockchain-based games unenjoyable to play: high costs, slow response times, poor graphics, […]
By Kingsley Bowen / July 15, 2022
The Rise of App-Chain Platforms There have been several recent developments in blockchain launchpads with Avalanche’s release of subnets and Polygon’s release of supernets. While supernets and subnets share many surface-level similarities in name and function, they have several key differences. Before diving into a comparison, let’s examine the problems they address. Subnets and supernets […]