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Decentralized Autonomous Organizations (DAOs)

When introducing Ethereum, I mentioned DAOs as one of the applications. Today, I’m going to explain to you in more detail what is a DAO, how they are created, and give you some examples. Let’s start. What is a DAO A decentralized autonomous organization is a new type of organization born through token emission in a blockchain. Token holders become members of it with voting powers according to their share. Tokens can be traded freely Read more…

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Smart contracts data reading, introduction to Web3 development

One of the benefits of the blockchain is that all data is freely available. To create web3 applications it’s necessary to ask the state of smart contracts to the blockchain. If all of this sounds obscure to you, don’t worry, I will guide you through the concepts to let you understand what is required and how to think about it. In this article, you will learn how data is read from the blockchain, what tools Read more…

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Creator economy tokens

Tokens have come to stay. Most people are looking into DeFi but there are other use cases that are as disruptive or more. I’m talking about creator economy tokens. Tokens that somehow represent creators or allow them to earn from their creations maintaining a connection with its audience. The creator economy is growing and people are finding new ways to financially support creators and to get a stake in them. Let’s see some approaches. Selling Read more…

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 to 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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How it’s a NFT collection launch? My experience and thoughts

Even though I don’t see myself collecting NFTs, the best way to understand new trends, technologies and use cases is by using them. Last week I decided to go to the launch of the new DystopianPunks. They had a low entry price, Punks aesthetics and I really like the art and its details even though it’s pixel art. I will tell you how it went and what are my thoughts of it. What is a 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…