FirstWatch Crypto

Dan McGlinn
Simplifying the crypto investment landscape.
Created 05 May 2021
  • Digital Asset Review: Compound
    24 Sep 2021 • 3 min read
    Compound = The Internet's Credit Card Here's how you can learn more about it. Subscribe now Compound was founded in 2017. Its founders built the application before DeFi had matured into its current st...
  • Let's Talk Stablecoins
    09 Sep 2021 • 2 min read
    What are they? Let's break it down simply: Stable - the digital asset is pegged to another asset. Coins - the asset is a digital version of physical assets we know so well like gold or dollars. Stable...
  • WTF is an NFT?!?!
    31 Aug 2021 • 4 min read
    What is a Non-Fungible Token (NFT)? Alex Atallah (alexatallah.eth) @xanderatallah NFTs are eating the internet. In addition to all the popular use cases, there are so many in the works: usernames, fon...
  • Digital Asset Review: Cardano
    22 Aug 2021 • 3 min read
    Tim Harrison @timbharrison I think what many people don't understand about #Cardano is the sheer scale of our ambition. And our absolute determination to make it happen. But those who know, know. Augu...
  • Earning Passive Crypto Income
    13 Aug 2021 • 3 min read
    Subscribe now Remember when we said, Bye Bye Banks? Here's why... How does a bank work? The bank loans your deposits out for more than it pays you to store them (current rates are effectively 0% nowad...
  • How Does the Blockchain Reach a Consensus?
    09 Aug 2021 • 3 min read
    Let's Make a Deal Jake Ryan @TradecraftJake A consensus mechanism is the technology used on a #blockchain to settle transactions and secure the network, peer-to-peer, versus requiring a third-party (l...
  • Market Update: Q2 Extended
    30 Jul 2021 • 2 min read
    After reaching a bottom of just above $29,000, Bitcoin rose 35% to over $40,000 in one week to end the month. Let's dive in. PSA! We got some great feedback on our Helium article last week. If you're ...
  • Asset Review: Helium: The People's Network
    23 Jul 2021 • 3 min read
    A Blockchain-enabled Business (B.e.B) Helium created a blockchain for peer-to-peer wireless internet protocols. What does this mean? Messari @MessariCrypto At 55,000 nodes, @helium is now one of the l...
  • Get your virtual pickax and shovel!
    15 Jul 2021 • 3 min read
    Following last week's letter on China's recent mining developments, we have a chance to look at the developments on domestic soil. FirstWatch Crypto gained insights from an energy industry expert expl...
  • China & Bitcoin Mining, WTF has happened?
    02 Jul 2021 • 3 min read
    The amount of computing power on the Bitcoin network dropped ~50% in the past month because China banned Bitcoin mining. Here's what you should know: China is banning Bitcoin China has a history of ba...
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