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May 11 16 tweets 10 min read
Quick thread on @CryptoEQ Fundamental Ratings as we get TONS of questions around them.... especially in a bull market when XYZ coin is pumping and outpacing #BTC and #ETH We list ~50 crypto assets but only have a Fundamental rating on ~30. Why so few?

Because that's all that ACTUALLY matters in the #crypto ecosystem.

And, if we're being honest, probably just 15 but we feel a bit obligated to cover the crap/scam coins in the top 30 as warnings Image
Apr 6 28 tweets 22 min read
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#danksharding, #PBS, #crList, #blob transactions...

Seems #Ethereum has an affinity for making up words these days! And it all starts with (the normal sounding) #calldata

Let's figure out why, define some of these ridiculous terms, and see how #ETH can get even better 2/ #Rollups (RU) post their compressed L2 batched transactions as calldata onto mainnet Ethereum. But what does that mean and what is calldata?
#l222
Calldata (CD) is a specific form of read-only memory data used by smart contracts to call external functions. Image
Mar 9 22 tweets 21 min read
🧵 on some of the major smart contract chains, their different approaches, and how HOPEFULLY (for the love of all that is holy) we are moving away from simply "X chain is superior because it did XXXX TPS on a closed environment testnet"
#Ethereum #terraluna #Solana #AVAX As @epolynya has alluded to several times, #TPS numbers are almost meaningless now. Especially anything under 100k.

At the risk of having this thrown in my face 5 years from now, TPS is essentially solved.
Mar 8 23 tweets 14 min read
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How and why "data availability (DA)" became the sexiest topic in #Ethereum land, the #l222 space, and for #rollups 2/ Pre-2021 (roughly speaking), DA for most #blockchains wasn't a concern for 2 reasons:
1) most blockchains did not have enough usage to warrant any concern
2) the monolithic approach meant that each (full) node downloaded the entire block to check for availability no problemo
Feb 17 21 tweets 13 min read
1/ Why is #blockchain scaling so controversial? From the #blocksizewars to #Alt L1s and #rollups.

Is it really that hard?!

🧵 time... 2/ Blockchains like #Bitcoin and #Ethereum strive for maximum #decentralization and #censorship-resistance while remaining totally open and inclusive networks. However, they also want to scale to accommodate billions of users.
Feb 15 26 tweets 15 min read
🧵 time...

For years, as I have discussed the value prop for seizure-resistant, non-sovereign💲like #BTC with noobies, I have always had to caveat it with "we don't think about it in the Western world too much bc our money, banking system, and law typically work well"

Well... 2/ #Bitcoin's value in the Western world has NEVER been more obvious thanks to the last ~ 2 years.

Reminder, it has ALWAYS been valuable to those less fortunate living under authoritarianism or double-digit inflation (over half the world)
newsweek.com/half-world-liv…

@gladstein
Feb 10 24 tweets 17 min read
1/ Previously, I covered #L222 zk-rollup projects Starkware and zkSync but looking back, I should have begun with sidechains.

The who, what, why/why NOT, security guarantees, etc.

So, here's a 🧵 discussing sidechains generally and then a bit on #Polygon 2/ In the context of #Ethereum, sidechains are separate, Ethereum-compatible blockchains. Sidechains can be independent #EVM -compatible blockchains as well as application-specific blockchains catering to #ETH users and use cases like @0xPolygon or @Ronin_Network .
Feb 10 25 tweets 19 min read
1/ Yesterday, I highlighted zkSync.

So it only makes sense that I do the same for @StarkWareLtd and their #Ethereum rollup solutions #L222 #StarkEx and #StarkNet

Another deep-dive thread into one of the projects changing the scaling world 🧵... 2/ First, again, some high-level Pros and Cons
Pros with using Starkware products

- Increased TPS compared to ORs (~9,000+ TPS on Ropsten testnet)
- Faster withdrawals (no challenge period), enabling better capital efficiency and liquidity
- #Validiums (discussed below)
Feb 9 26 tweets 19 min read
1/ CT giving waaay too much shine to these @bitfinex idiots.

Sure, reality TV is fun (I guess) but instead, I’ll try to send the spotlight to a more deserving group: @zksync @the_matter_labs @gluk64

Thread time 🧵... 2/ To begin, some high-level Pros and Cons of zkSync’s approach to zk-rollups (ZKs)

Pros
- Less data contained in each transaction increases throughput and decreases fees (vs L1)
- No withdrawal periods and faster finality
- Inherent (and cheap) privacy (improvements)**
Dec 3, 2020 14 tweets 9 min read
1) THREAD
I'm working through a thought experiment concerning #BTC and #ETH. It is totally theoretical and speculative but definitely has a > 1% of becoming a reality. So if you have exposure to either or both, GET IN HERE!

Would love others' input.... 2) #Bitcoin and #Ethereum undoubtedly have some ideological differences. If you disagree with that statement, then the thought experiment will be lost on you and you may return to your alternate reality!