Category «Cryptocurrency»

New Sqwid on the Block – A Brief Look at Reef’s First NFT Marketplace

I’ve been on the lookout for another place to mint a collection of NFTs. I generally prefer non-ETH chains, not just to avoid gas fees but because most of the marketplaces on ETH are already piled sky high with NFTs that it’s almost impossible to stand out. Reef Chain has been on my radar for …

Trace That Tokenized Collectible’s Ancestry With Ankr’s NFT API

So, you maxed out your girlfriend’s credit card to buy that pixelated brick NFT that you just knew would 100x in value, only to later wonder if that NFT was stolen, or whether the entire collection was a copy and paste job. Uh-oh spaghettio! Yeah, we’ve all been there, and unfortunately, you can’t just take …

The Buck Starts Here – WebAuth Wallet Holds the Key to Proton’s Ecosystem Growth

In terms of user-experience, Proton’s WebAuth wallet is bar none the best wallet I’ve ever used in crypto. It’s lightning fast, efficient and almost totally bug free. The only other wallet (out of the many I experimented with) that’s comparably impressive is Algorand’s Pera Wallet. These days, I find myself using old standbys like MetaMask, …

Once a Community Dream, ANKR Token Staking is Now a Reality

There’s a lot to be excited about regarding the Web3 developments Ankr is undertaking as part of what has been termed Ankr 2.0. The network is becoming increasingly decentralized. Ankr’s pay-as-you-go service model is being updated. There were the recent launches of Ankr App Chains, Ankr Gaming SDKs, Ankr Grants, multi-chain liquid staking….the list goes …

Cheap Thrills With ProtonSpin, the Nifty New Prize Wheel From ProtonIND

If you’re like me, whenever you’re presented with a list of Proton block producers to choose from in WebAuth, you typically just pick the ones with cool or legit sounding names. It doesn’t seem to really make a difference whom you select, after all, since your choice doesn’t impact your staking rewards one way or …

Prefab DeFi! Ankr’s New Tool Kits Allow Projects to Easily Integrate Staking Infrastructure

It seems like every week Ankr is releasing some tantalizing new kit to make blockchain development more streamlined and accessible for builders. As time goes on, it’s becoming more and more apparent to observers that what Ankr is doing for blockchain in Web3 is the equivalent of what pioneering providers like Shopify and Google achieved …

Practical Matters – Why Artists Should Consider Minting Their NFTs on Proton ($XPR)

So, it’s tough to write about this topic, because I don’t want to seem like I’m knocking certain blockchains and their respective NFT platforms. For that reason, I’m going to be intentionally vague, and this article is mostly just going to be an expression of my own preferences, along with a brief explanation of why …

Pulse of the Network – Understanding How ANKR Tokens Are Utilized

Whenever the subject of token utility arises, it often feels as though many have this unshakeable image in their heads of a person strolling into 7-Eleven, handing their trusty cryptocurrency card to the cashier and walking out with a savory box of Milk Duds. Their underlying assumption about crypto is that it should function more …

The Switzerland of Web3 – Ankr ‘s “Chain Neutral” Approach Lights a Path Toward Multi-Chain Future

Anyone who has spent a significant amount of time in crypto knows that there are a number of persistent rivalries between different blockchains. Taking on a factional form, these rivalries often exist both at the project/developer level and within the wider communities themselves. Much of this can be chalked up to friendly competition, genuine technical …