Author: Damocles

Damocles is a self-imposed web3 nomad with a background in journalism and education. Having served as a freelance writer for three years, he decided to focus on one area he loves: the blockchain industry. He enjoys the drama, controversies, and pleasant surprises of this growing arena, pumping him to write more daily. To this day, he still considers himself a newbie who is dead set on honing his skills and being more involved in web3 projects.

After several months of dealing with the existential threat of zero royalties, NFT artists can finally fight back thanks to Metaplex’s two new asset classes that will enable the enforcement of royalties on-chain. The solution was first rolled out on November 6, 2022, starting with Y00ts. The main goal is to equip NFT artists with the power to enforce royalties for every transfer. But what if a user simply wants to transfer their NFT to their other wallets? The new iteration also has an ‘Identity’ feature, which aims to link a collector’s different wallets from each other in order to…

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Bruh Bears is one of the newest pixel art pfp projects in the non-fungible token (NFT) space. It is a collection that consists of an undisclosed number of aesthetically-pleasing bears that will lead the way for a new ecosystem to thrive. And what’s even more exciting is that it will launch on a fairly new (and promising) blockchain called Aptos. Why Everybody is Trying to Get a Bruhlist Bruh Bears fanart (source: David) Despite not being the first to launch on Aptos, Bruh Bears positions itself as a movement rather than a money-making opportunity that a lot of collections love…

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There is no best Solana wallet, per se, but for most users, the best type of wallet should be secure, user-friendly, and functional for all manner of transactions across the network. The closes thing to perfection right now is a Ledger hardware wallet combined with a software wallet like Phantom. But there is a catch. Hardware wallets are far more secure than software ones, but their functionalities are also not as flexible. You’ll find that the security bonus comes at the cost of having extra steps required to do certain tasks software wallets can do seamlessly. More importantly, cold wallets…

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The Solana space has seen countless different animal pfps, from apes, to bears, to bulls, to cats, you name it. But there haven’t been a lot of vampire-themed collections, as hard as it is to believe. SoDead took advantage of that, and so far, it has paid off. Interestingly, SoDead started out as a degen mint at a price of 0.069 SOL. And the team admits that it went through some hard times before getting the attention it now commands. And true enough, if you look at the NFT’s floor price chart, it appears that the project didn’t really do…

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The Solana network has gone down eight times throughout its two years of existence. In 2022 alone, the network experienced five outages that repeatedly sent chills down the spines of investors, developers, and the community. Solana’s degraded performance isn’t something new. In fact, the first Solana outage occurred back in December 2020, when there were barely any users on the chain. You can only imagine how ‘heavier’ its network load is in 2022, as it peaked at 1.1M daily active users in the second quarter. The fear of another potential network freeze remains high for builders developing platforms on the…

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Twitter is home to a vibrant niche of blockchain/web3 users, typically dubbed as Crypto Twitter. One can say that the social platform is ground zero for the metaverse, as the first digital-native communities thrive here thanks to NFT technology. One web3 project called NFT Inspect decided to leverage this platform to create an analytics tool that identifies an NFT community’s influence. For now, it is mostly adopted by Solana and Ethereum collectors, but soon it may add support for NFTs on other blockchains. This guide aims to illustrate how you can utilize the Inspect platform, as well as its browser…

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Cardano has been considered one of the world’s leading blockchain networks thanks to its unique position as a protocol and ecosystem built through scientific methods that are peer-reviewed by industry experts. Since the release of the iconic ‘Cardano whiteboard’ presentation in 2017, the organization and community behind the project have been hard at work in developing a blockchain infrastructure built with the so-called “high-assurance code”. A high-assurance system applies the same principles used in creating jet engines and bullet trains, where system failure leads to human death. Using these methodologies is significant as catastrophes and exploits have been rampant in…

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If you’ve done some research into the Polkadot web3 ecosystem, chances are that probably have heard of Moonriver. But whether you’re a newbie or a veteran crypto investor or enthusiast, Moonriver has definitely done enough to deserve many’s attention. More than a year ago, Moonriver won a parachain slot and launched on the Kusama network in August 2021. Fast forward to today, it has become one of the fast-growing blockchain ecosystems with 200 projects built on top of it. Whether you want to learn about Moonriver in general, do deeper research without dealing with a lot of technical jargon, or…

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Moonbeam is one of those EVM chains but it uniquely built as a Polkadot parachain. Despite the growing number of alternative layer-1 (L1) blockchains like Solana, Cardano, BNB Chain, and Avalanche, many web3 engineers still prefer or are still comfortable working with Ethereum’s environment compared to other blockchain frameworks. This is partly the reason why Fantom, BNB Chain, and other L1s have designed their networks to be EVM-compatible (designed to work like Ethereum). EVM compatibility has essentially enabled numerous new chains to attract developer talent from the Ethereum ecosystem, allowing them to grow exponentially by acquiring builders from the world’s…

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In a capitalistic space like web3, DeSoc provides a much-needed advancement by creating a new way of determining the value individuals bring beyond their financial holdings. We expect this to bring forth an era of improved meritocracy powered by social relations, enabling users to better leverage their online identities for various applications. Evan, Founder of Metaroids The full whitepaper can be found here and is collaboratively created by E. Glen Weyl, Puja Ohlhaver, and Ethereum Co-Founder Vitalik Buterin. Unfortunately, it’s too difficult to read and quite technical, especially for non-developers. Hence, we created this resource to demystify the concept of…

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