TJ Keel

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By TJ Keel / May 08, 2023

On April 5th 2023, Colin Butler, Global Head of Institutional Capital, and Matt Blumberg, VP of Institutional Capital at Polygon, discussed Polygon’s Q2 2023 outlook, its latest technical developments, and upcoming platform updates with Joshua Frank, Co-Founder and CEO of The Tie. Polygon, a layer-2 Ethereum scaling solution, focuses on providing inexpensive and fast access […]

By TJ Keel / May 08, 2023

On April 19th 2023, Arthur Breitman, Co-Founder of Tezos, Mason Edwards, Chief Commercial Officer of Tezos Foundation, and Roman Schneider, President of Tezos Foundation discussed Tezos’ Q2 2023 outlook, its latest technical developments, and upcoming platform updates with Joshua Frank, Co-Founder and CEO of The Tie. You can catch the full replay here. During the webinar, […]

By TJ Keel / February 16, 2023

Market Impacts of Kraken’s SEC Settlement On the evening of February 8th, Brian Armstrong, the CEO of Coinbase, took to Twitter to address rumors surrounding the SEC’s purported plan to restrict institutions from providing staking services to retail customers. This announcement had an immediate impact on the market, as Ethereum’s value plummeted by 6.5% within […]

By TJ Keel / February 07, 2023

Enabling Withdrawals Ethereum’s next hardfork, Shanghai, is anticipated in the late first quarter or early second quarter of 2023. Although several Ethereum Improvement Proposals (EIPs) were initially considered for integration, including numerous EVM object format upgrades and EIP 4844, commonly known as Proto-Danksharding, these proposals were deferred until the subsequent hardfork, Cancun. At present, the […]

By TJ Keel / December 15, 2022

For a technical introduction to MEV post-merge, check out our earlier report.  The State of MEV Censorship Not all validators explicitly and purposefully propose blocks built by MEV relays. Many propose vanilla blocks–or blocks selected from the mempool without overt consideration of ordering, and purely based on priority fees and block limits. For instance, Coinbase, […]

By TJ Keel / June 29, 2022

The merge will bring new centralization concerns to Ethereum’s forefront, with three obstacles posing potential problems. While solvable, if left unchecked, runaway centralization in the following areas has the potential to control and derail the blockchain: Ethereum nodes are run on top of clients, more easily understood as software engines, without which nodes would be […]

By TJ Keel / May 03, 2022

Tokens traded solely on decentralized exchanges are particularly susceptible to volatility in price and volume, as they often have little liquidity spread across vast ranges. By looking at on-chain liquidity pools, we’re able to identify and anticipate when tokens will have a higher volatility. Additionally, by looking at ERC20 tokens with the majority of trade […]

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