Pondering the Charged Particle

I’m one of those people who isn’t completely sold on the Metaverse, I’ll admit it. But I went to Altered State with an open mind.


What: Whiteheart Finance is a decentralized protocol to enable a user to protect their investment in WBTC or ETH over a 14–28 day time period. This happens using a smart-contract paired with a liquidity pool to provide the difference between say an initial amount of $ETH worth $10,000 and the difference if it goes down to $5000. The differential ($5,000)would be payed out to the user + the diminished $ETH, retaining their initial USD value in $ETH (So payout is $5000 USDC, $5000 $ETH after the drop because the initial value of $ETH was $10,000). There is a price for…


Starter Pack of Defi Tools:

Here is a quick starter pack of tools to give you a head start in navigating the world of Defi. Hope this helps make exploration easier.

Wallet:

Metamask. This wallet acts as a sort of single sign on into the Defi universe. Defi mostly consists of Ethereum based projects for now, and Metamask is the default wallet for many to start depositing value or exploring decentralized apps.

One complexity is that one must store and keep safe a string of words. The nice thing about this string of words is that it enables the wallet…


What: Stacker Ventures is a community-run protocol for initiating and managing pooled capital on the Ethereum blockchain. Structured as a DAO, Stacker Ventures initiates decentralized funds, accelerates portfolio investments through an involved community, and provides checks and balances to fund management. The DAO’s first fund is an expedited crypto-native fund that invests in up-and-coming ERC-20 projects

Why: Stacker Ventures is built and maintained by contributors from all over the globe with the common goal of building an alternative to inaccessible early-stage capital investing.

Products:

Accelerator

Token Permissioned Due Diligence Committee

How: STACK Token. Different tiers provide access to the products.


Take a look at the massive amount of growth of the total value locked in Defi. This gives great insight into just how big this category of finance has grown within one year.

Why is this important?

Crypto and defi is the first step to opening people’s minds to understanding how systems currently work, how and where they store their money, what they support and enable by doing so, and how they can build and replace these systems.

There are some core systems which need upgrades to increase their trust, efficiency, and by doing so increase the average person’s quality…


Hi, and welcome to issue 7 of NFT Matrix, where I review NFT Artists’ work. There is no presumption or judgement here, only exposure. The artist I am reviewing is the Surreal Serpentine from the UK. Futuristic and cinematic is how I would characterize their work. I look at a couple of the artist’s pieces from their various platforms/social media and provide my review. Hope you enjoy, I’m always open to feedback.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6HwlFY3qEhc

Piece: “Ascension”

Link: Youtube

This video is surreal and psychedelic. The music visuals remind me of when the old Star Trek movies got super weird, in the…


Hi, and welcome to issue 6 of NFT Matrix, where I review NFT Artists’ work. There is no presumption or judgement here, only exposure. The artist I am reviewing is the Tim Riopelle from Vancouver, BC. Multi-dimensional and engaging is how I would characterize the work. I look at a couple of the artist’s pieces from their various platforms/social media and provide my review. Hope you enjoy, I’m always open to feedback.

Piece: “Honey”

Link: Known Origin

The artist describes this piece as intending to promote relaxation. I can’t agree more with his intent — the tones are calm, and…


Hi, and welcome to issue 5 of NFT Matrix, where I review NFT Artists’ work. There is no presumption or judgement here, only exposure. The artist I am reviewing is the Proof of Beauty Project from the midwest. Mathy and abstract is how I would characterize the work. The project has an algorithm which generates a piece of art based on the variables associated with a transaction on the Ethereum blockchain. This is interesting because certain transactions act as bookmarks in the blockchain’s history. I look at a couple of the project’s pieces from the project’s various platforms/social media and…


Nifty (NFT) Intro

It took a while, but NFT’s have recently swept the headlines of major publications. People can’t understand why someone would pay millions of dollars for a jpeg or GIF. Simple explanation: An NFT (Non Fungible Token) is a digital collectible. It’s a bit like a digital baseball card. The more technical explanation is that encryption enables NFTs to be a unique token which is not interchangeable due to the unique address it has been given. It is impossible for the tokens to be exchanged or replaced. …


Hi, and welcome to issue 4 of NFT Matrix, where I review NFT Artists’ work. There is no presumption or judgement here, only exposure. The fourth artist I am reviewing is Jahmel Reynolds, from LA, CA. Visually arresting and introspective is how I would characterize his work. I look at a couple of his pieces from his various platforms/social media and provide my review. Hope you enjoy, I’m always open to feedback.

Piece: “You Will Feel”

Link: Foundation

This piece reminds me of the human condition. We can put off our emotions for only too long, we will feel. The…

Jacob (Jake) Severn

Writer based in Denver, CO. Poetry collection ‘Poemas’ now available for purchase on amazon. site: https://jacobsevern.com

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