Melanie Goldsmith

Cryptocurrency mining serves a pivotal role in securing the network of a given Proof of Work (PoW) blockchain. The steadfast and still-growing ecosystem can be broken down into many verticals, but most important are its respective mining pools, manufacturers, and lenders as they provide the core components that enable a fluid mining process from semiconductor […]
Jan 17, 2022, 5:10PM UTC
Blockchain gaming has become a very popular topic of discussion due to the wide variety of game-play modes, real-use cases, and economic models that contribute to the overall gaming ecosystem. While some blockchain games have a high barrier of entry due to the need to purchase costly NFT items, there are many that are play-to-earn […]
Dec 31, 2021, 3:36PM UTC
Polkadot is an open-sourced cloud computing platform that enables the cross-chain transfers of data or assets without being limited to tokens alone. This capability allows for developers to interoperate with a wide variety of blockchains in the Polkadot network. Polkadot project developers often leverage the Substrate blockchain to catalyze the building and launching of projects […]
Nov 29, 2021, 9:01PM UTC
This map examines companies and projects within the blockchain ecosystem that have their headquarter offices in New York City. As one of the world’s leading financial hubs, New York City has seen its crypto ecosystem develop significantly over the past 2 years, seeing the most growth in DeFi and Gaming/NFT projects and companies. In addition […]
Nov 22, 2021, 9:44PM UTC
The New York crypto ecosystem is no stranger to heavy regulations and recommendations proposed and enforced by legislators. To function as a member of the crypto community, whether as an individual or as a conductor of Virtual Currency Business Activity, it is important to understand the regulations and the concepts of licensures, Licensees, the ‘Greenlist,’ […]
Nov 1, 2021, 9:09PM UTC
Dragonfly Capital Partners is a crypto-asset investment firm based out of San Francisco and Beijing. The fund was founded in 2018 by Bo Feng, an established venture capitalist with over 20 years of experience in addition to founding Ceyuan Ventures, and Alexander Pack, a crypto venture capitalist who managed crypto investments and funding at Bain […]
Oct 11, 2021, 9:45PM UTC
Cardano is a proof-of-stake blockchain platform with a stated focus on bringing security and sustainability to decentralized financial applications and ecosystems. It is the first blockchain to implement Ouroboros, a peer-reviewed blockchain protocol that does not compromise blockchain security for said sustainability and scalability.  The Cardano team is split across three independent Cardano-centric entities, including […]
Oct 7, 2021, 7:10AM UTC
Avalanche (AVAX) is an open and programmable platform for creating custom blockchain networks and decentralized finance applications. Ava Labs, founded by Emin Gun Sirer, launched Avalanche using an original consensus protocol in 2020.  Avalanche has grown its ecosystem significantly since launching and declaring itself as an Ethereum-compatible blockchain. The most significant challenges previously facing Avalanche […]
Aug 30, 2021, 3:52PM UTC