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NFTs explained and FAQ

NFTs have a very bad reputation. “Have you paid for that? You’re paying for a jpeg! I have already copied it”. Today, I want to make you understand what they’re and what are the possibilities that it brings. To make you understand NFTs we’ll explore the concept of fungibility, some technical details, digital scarcity, what’s special about NFTs, use cases and some frequent questions answered. Fungibility NFTs stands for Non Fungible Token. First, you need Read more…

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Giving life to NFTs, Punk #4156

When talking about NFTs and crypto art the first thing that comes to mind are the CryptoPunks. They have defined the current NFT standard and have become the most valuable art pieces on the blockchain. Even Jay-Z has bought one. They’re being sold for millions at top level art auction houses. But that’s no the most interesting part, let me explain. Profile picture NFTs and pseudonymous accounts Some NFTs collections like the CryptoPunks use a Read more…

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Mirror, the crypto-blogging platform

When talking about NFTs most people think in pictures, avatars and speculation. Even though all of that exist -and it’s fine- I want to explain an use case where NFTs have utility in new ways. I’m talking about mirror.xyz, an innovative crypto platform. Mirror is hard to understand at first sight. Their ideas are cutting edge, they’re ahead in the crypto space. Their goal is to create a media platform that allows writers to express Read more…

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How it’s a NFT collection revealing? My experience

In the last article, I wrote how it’s a NFT collection launch and my experience at the DystopianPunks V2 launch. Now we’re going to close the circle and explore how it’s the revealing and my experience. The collection – DystopianPunks V2 The collection is an avatar type of collection. That means that the images suit for profile pictures in social media accounts. Using NFTs as profile pictures is a trend among NFT collectors for showcasing Read more…

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Open deployment software

Open source software is great. It allows all the stakeholders to check the code. And in many cases, to reuse the code. The problem is that users can’t very that the server is executing the published code. It could contain some modifications that may not be acceptable by the user. This is one of the top critics of people from the Free Software Foundation over SaaS. The only way to check would be letting the Read more…

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Crypto oracles

The truth is something that we search but we don’t even know even if it exists. Can we create truth? Can we create a system that allow us to all agree on what reality is? Blockchains have created a truth system for its cryptocurrencies, but, can we extend this to the real world? Crypto oracles are trying to solve this problem, let’s see how. The problem Blockchains allow to create universal and immutable truth inside Read more…

It feels like 1999

Jeff Bezos felt weird when he left his well paid corporate job to sell books online. “What the hell is he doing?” They said. And now, I feel like we’re in the same moment. When the internet was being created. Like in late 90s and early 00s. There’s a this new blockchain technology that provides the framework to power many new applications that were not possible before: cryptocurrencies, smart contracts, DeFi, DAOs, NFTs… And we’re Read more…

Towards the digital reality

One key difference between the real world and the digital world is that the real world is real. By real we mean that it has a supporting layer that we all know and that it obeys some global understood laws. This layer is physics. Reality is made of atoms and they interact according to physics rules. That creates our base layer for reality and universal truth. No one can create or modify atoms nor modify Read more…

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A new naming system, Ethereum Name Service

The .eth domains are becoming mainstream. What are they? Do you need one? Learn what they are and some use cases. The domain system has allowed us to navigate through Internet easily by using DNS (Domain Name Service). Its goal is to simplify the access to servers by converting IP addresses (a number hard to remember i.e. 142.250.200.142 to a humanized address (i.e. google.com). In Ethereum, a similar system can be done. In this case, Read more…