The Year in Ethereum 2021 (28 minute read)
Ethereum exploded into public consciousness in 2021, with core protocol upgrades, decentralized autonomous organizations becoming viable, and the introduction of a mainstream creator economy and Layer 2 (another network that provides additional functions like payment scalability and off-chain computation). It is the most in-demand blockchain, moving approximately $11.6 trillion last year, more than double Bitcoin. This article looks at key stats and developments in Ethereum over 2021 in detail, explaining the technological developments and how they contributed to growth.
Decentraland: The Metaverse's Early Mover (35 minute read)
Decentraland now has a population of roughly 800,000 registered profiles, with its city expanding by 3,300% in 2021. Its token, MANA, has appreciated more than 4,100% in the same time, with a current market cap of $6.5 billion. This article looks at Decentraland, exploring its origins and what you can do in the world, its token, community, and system of governance. It also discusses the metaverse, Meta's effects on the market, digital real estate, and other metaverse platforms.