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Jacob

Jacob

Studying the basics of DeFi
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Coinbase Should Launch a Canadian Stablecoin

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May 15
Not only are stablecoins a leading use case driving crypto adoption around the world, but they’re a great medium for onramping funds onchain. For users located in the USA, the ability to move dollars onchain for free via Coinbase’s L2 is a killer feature. Why would you onramp any other way?
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Overcollateralized Stablecoins

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March 24
Unlike fiat-backed stablecoins, these tokens are often managed by decentralized protocols, relying on overcollateralization to maintain price stability. If that sounds confusing to you, keep reading.
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Unpacking Liquid Staking Tokens

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Jacob
March 21
As of September 2022, Ethereum is now a proof of stake network, which reduced its energy usage and carbon footprint by 99.99%. Under this design, node operators (humans) will run validator client software on dedicated hardware devices. In turn, validators (software) are responsible for correctly proposing or attesting to new blocks that get added to the chain. To run a successful validator, node operators must deploy and maintain both a consensus client and an execution client.
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A Retrospective of .SWOOSH User Activity to Date

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Jacob
March 18
Since launching in late-2022, Nike’s .SWOOSH platform has experimented with new ways to distribute digital ownership across its customer base at scale. In the process, thousands of users have interacted onchain in order to collect virtual wearables that have utility both online and offline.
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Fiat-Backed Stablecoins

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Jacob
January 17
Recently, I’ve started to look into some exciting projects that are pushing the boundaries of stablecoin design. For example, Ethena Labs is working on a synthetic dollar that preserves its peg by maintaing an equivalent short position on its LST assets.
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Staked Ether As The Internet Bond

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December 12
Ethereum could become the bedrock of a new internet-native financial network, with its staking yield serving as a permissionless savings rate for anyone around the world.
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A Primer on Blockchain Fees

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Jacob
May 31
Revisiting blockchain fees and how they impact no-click onramps.
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Automated Onramps: Why Don't They Exist?

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Jacob
May 19
I can't buy coins without clicking buttons.
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Request for Community: HiveDAO

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Jacob
July 07
A different approach to community-based learning and funding.