TLDR Crypto 2022-04-29

Coinbase NFTs flop 📉, Telegram wallet bot 🪙, state of the web3 economy 🌎

Innovation & Launches

Telegram Users Can Now Send Crypto via the Messaging App (2 minute read)

Telegram users can now send Toncoin through a bot on its app. Toncoin is a cryptocurrency by The Open Network, a blockchain originally designed by Telegram. Telegram handed the project to The Open Network community after the SEC filed a complaint over tokens Telegram sold in a private token sale. Users who want to use the Toncoin bot will need to install the latest version of the Telegram app.

NiceNode — Run a node, just press start (3 minute read)

NiceNode is an app that makes it easy to run, monitor, and control a Go-ethereum node. Nodes help to verify the validity of each block and contribute to the improved health and decentralization of the Ethereum network. NiceNode is available for Linux, Windows, and macOS. Users simply have to download and run the app. Future releases will allow it to run other Ethereum node clients, Layer 2 nodes, and testnet nodes.
Guides & Resources

Build a Decentralized News Feed using Reactjs, TailwindCSS, Etherjs, IPFS & Solidity (10 minute read)

This article teaches readers how to build a decentralized news feed using Reactjs, TailwindCSS, Etherjs, IPFS, and Solidity. The feed will allow anyone to read, share, and post news through the Polygon network using smart contracts. Readers will learn how to store smart contract code on the blockchain and allow people to connect and interact with it.

Foundry 101 (GitHub Repo)

This repository contains notes from the Solidity Summit 2022 workshop on Foundry. Foundry is a development toolchain for testing, building, and deploying smart contracts. The notes cover Forge basics, Forge mainnet forking, cheat codes, and much more.

Here are 5 takeaways on what's coming for Ethereum (3 minute read)

The weeklong DevConnect in Amsterdam recently finished. This Twitter thread covers five key takeaways from the event. Topics include the power of zero-knowledge proofs, reducing MEV, Layer 2 tokens, and the user experience. Links to recordings from the event are available in the thread.

Graphic designer here trying to break down the genius of Okay Bears branding and how to spot another branding play like this early on (2 minute read)

Okay Bears uses a color palette with colors that complement each other and don't clash, making them look easy on the eyes. They use consistent fonts, colors, and logos throughout all their materials. The brand tells its story effectively through its world-building and art. Its NFT's rare traits are unique and they bring something new to the community.

The Most Undervalued Ecosystem in DeFi: Aurora (15 minute read)

Aurora Network is an Ethereum Virtual Machine compatible Layer 2 built on top of the Near protocol. It features a one-second block time, two-second transaction finality, and very low fees. This Twitter thread introduces the Aurora Network, its metrics, the top protocols on the network, and why the Aurora token is currently undervalued.

The Ownership Economy 2022 (16 minute read)

With web2, creators don't own their content, developers can't control their code, and consumers can't influence the policies or decisions of the platforms they use. web3 is starting to change this via an ownership economy that turns users into owners. This article introduces the ownership economy and looks at where it is headed. It uses data and case studies to illustrate how the ownership economy is playing out in real-time.

Coinbase NFT Marketplace Beta Sees Less Than 900 Transactions in Opening Week (1 minute read)

Coinbase's NFT marketplace saw less than 900 total transactions in its first week of trading. Data from the 0x project showed that around 650 users traded 73 ETH on the platform. Coinbase has only granted a small portion of its waitlist access to the platform. The platform is still in its early stages of development. Coinbase has plans to announce exclusive partnerships in the coming months.

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