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As always, this article is made for educational purposes. This does not constitute financial advice nor trading advice. Past performance does not indicate future results.

Do not invest more than you can afford to lose. This is not financial advice; always do you own research :)

Two days ago, I cheekily stated that “Layer 2s will save Ethereum”.


MakerDAO, one of the most popular DAOs in crypto

Disclaimer: This article is made for educational purposes. Hopefully, people find these updates helpful in keeping up with the breakneck pace of progress happening in crypto these days.

This is not financial advice; always do you own due diligence on coins :)

Crypto moves at a lightening fast pace, and with it comes a slew of acronyms and shorthand lingo that even confuse a longtime vet — let alone a crypto newcomer.

DeFi, CEX, DEX, AMM, TradFi, CeFi, CeDeFi, NFTs, ERC20, PoW, PoS. And that’s not getting into abstract technical terms like nonce, gas limit, SHA-256…

NFTs (non-fungible tokens), the…


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If you’ve been following my blog for the past few months, you know that I’m incredibly bullish on Decentralized Autonomous Organizations, DAOs for short.

These organizations are formed by groups that have a common mission/objective that actively choose to be governed by logic that is coded into the blockchain.

So instead of having rules that live in centralized systems like the bylaws of a corporation stored in a municipality’s file cabinet (or cloud storage if they’re part of the 21st century), DAOs have its rules immutably minted on-chain.

I’m “bullish” not in the traditional investment sense, but rather I’m very…


Has this ever happened to you?

You’re playing with a brand new dapp that promises you 1000%+ APY (hopfully not $IRON though), and you ape into it like the degen you are.

You deposit your hard earned ETH into the smart contract and receive something weird back as a “receipt” of your deposit into the dapp. The token is called yacrenwETH or something equally unintelligible.

You excitedly go into your MetaMask wallet (or another non-custodial wallet) to see your overall portfolio and the funds you deposited doesn’t show up.

Your stomach drops.

“Wait… where is my money?” you asked.

“It’s still there right? It’s not gone?”


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As always, this article is made for educational purposes. This does not constitute financial advice nor trading advice. Past performance does not indicate future results.

Do not invest more than you can afford to lose. This is not financial advice; always do you own research :)

Mid-May hurt.

The total crypto market cap fell from $2.5T to $1.5T in the span of a week. BTC fell by 40%, ETH by 60%, and some altcoins by 80%+.

Protocols on Binance Smart Chain kept getting exploited by flash loans and sometimes outright rugged.


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I thought I had life figured out.

It was fall of 2016. I had just finished my summer internship at McKinsey and received a full-time offer to return the following year.

I was entering senior year of university with only 4 credits left in my dual major — with absolutely no obligations in terms of school work, student groups, and definitely no anxiety around looking for a job after graduation.

I checked off the “working at McKinsey” box in my proverbial 5-year plan (note: no actual checklist was made, this was all mental).

The next step was to study for the GMAT, get into a deferred program…


As always, this article is made for educational purposes. This does not constitute financial advice nor trading advice. Past performance does not indicate future results.

Do not invest more than you can afford to lose. This is not financial advice; always do you own research :)

I’m never selling my ETH.

I feel like people give me a weird look whenever I say that.

“What do you mean never sell?”

The same definition as everyone else:


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Disclaimer: This article is made for educational purposes. Hopefully, people find these updates helpful in keeping up with the breakneck pace of progress happening in crypto these days. This is not financial advice; always do your own due diligence on coins :)

Quick note: I meant to write this blog post only days after the Robinhood-GameStop fiasco happened in late January this year. I tried several times to write a compelling draft about this moment in history, but I failed to properly articulate what I wanted to say.

There’s so much to dissect in this incident: the issues with the…


Author’s Note: This is Part 5 of my NFT series. Click here to read Part 1, where I document the rise of NFTs. And here for Part 2, where I talk about it as a foundation of the new world. And here for Part 3, where I talk about owning our social media content + social media as our digital identity. And here for Part 4, where I talk about decentralized identity and name ownership.

A few days ago, I asserted that the Web3 revolution and the arrival of the Metaverse could not happen without decentralized identities — the ability…


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Author’s Note: This is Part 4 of my NFT series. Click here to read Part 1, where I document the rise of NFTs. And here for Part 2, where I talk about it as a foundation of the new world. And here for Part 3, where I talk about owning our social media content + social media as our digital identity.

Who are you?

I dare you to answer that without providing your name.

What even is a name?

It’s collection of sounds and syllables. Jim-my Chang.

What about my name in another language? What if I were Jaime in…

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