Fighting asset fragmentation in blockchains

The word on the street is that NFT fever is not over, and a single search in your search engine of choice will definitely confirm it. News about the release of an interactive NFT Platform, the first-ever NFT trophy for UEFA’s goal of the tournament…


Everyone is excited about NFTs and the market cap of cryptocurrencies these days, but you know something I think people will be increasingly excited about (again) in the next few years? Decentralized Autonomous Organizations (DAOs). It seems like no one talks about DAOs anymore, as if they were only a…


How we are paving the path to the next blockchain unicorn

Blockchain technology and decentralized finance (DeFi) have been all over the media in the past year. DeFi is completely changing the way we do finance, and there are more and more companies, big and small, exploring what DeFi can do for them.

Still, one of the big challenges that new…


Decentralized Exchanges (DEX) are a key foundation for the DeFi ecosystem. They give you the ability to trade and swap one cryptocurrency for another peer-to-peer, without the need for third parties such as a centralized exchange or traditional financial institutions.

Still, we have to ask: Why worry about implementing decentralized…


It’s time for another L2 comparison! The other day I came across a project I wasn’t aware of: Polygon. Polygon is advertised on its official site as the “Ethereum’s Internet of Blockchains”. What does this mean?

Polygon seems to be tackling all of Ethereum’s current limitations at the same time…


It’s never a good idea to store big chunks of data in a blockchain. For starters this is straight impossible, as the amount of data that may be included in a transaction is limited. But even if you could, it would be prohibitively expensive in terms of cost and resources…


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In the past few months, the price of ETH has surged, and the usage of the Ethereum network has significantly increased. The main culprits for this trend have been the renewed interest in NFTs and the consolidation of DeFi applications, along with the outstanding growth of…


PS: In the end there is always a server involved.

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In a project I have been involved lately, I’ve been considering migrating all the system to a serverless infrastructure. I was searching for a way of saving costs in the infrastructure layer, and (at least for now) making the infrastructure 100% a variable cost. The project…


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A while ago I wrote an article discussing the different types of consensus algorithms out there, what they consisted in, and its virtues and vices. One of the points I wanted to stress in the publication is the importance of choosing an optimal consensus algorithm while…


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This may be my last article in Medium, at least for a while (you know, never say never). For the last few years, Medium has been the destination of almost all my writing pieces. I have written articles with a greater or lesser frequency, getting more or less acceptance depending…

Alfonso de la Rocha

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