Flash loans

The DeFi revolution is a shift of the philosophical view on how financial institutions should be built and run, however it is very much a technology revolution that allows for the philosophy behind DeFi to be expressed in code. One of the most innovative tools that came with DeFi is Flash loans. Flash Loans are

November 2021 – An explainer on ‘Taproot’

Last month Bitcoin underwent one of its most major set of upgrades in the past 4 years, known as ‘Taproot’, the upgrade focused on improving cost, efficiency and to some extent privacy on the Bitcoin network. The Taproot upgrade implements 3 BIPs 340, 341 and 342. In this month’s coverage we take a look at

A brief look at the Solana ecosystem

Since its inception, Ethereum has been the leading smart contract platform, preferred by most developer teams. However, due to the constraints of the blockchain trilemma, it became apparent that Ethereum will not scale without upgrades like layer 2, rollups, or Eth 2.0. The need for a cheap high-performance blockchain became apparent in the market and

October 2021 – What a Bitcoin ETF means for the market?

The last month showed positive growth and signs of a resuming bull cycle in the digital asset market. The launch of ProShares Bitcoin Strategy ETF(BITO) marked new highs for the price of Bitcoin. BTC reached a peak of $66,930 on 20th October 2021 marking another ATH, the day after the Pro-Shares Bitcoin Strategy ETF was

All about Polkadot and Kusama parachain auctions

On 13th October 2021, the Polkadot founders Gavin Wood and Robert Habermeier announced that the network had reached the technical capability to support its first ever cohort of parachains. This was followed by a motion submitted to the Polkadot Council to open the network’s first parachain auction beginning from 11th November, 2021. We at Mapleblock