Coinsights Year In Review!
And what we have planned for 2023
2022 had its fair share of highs and lows, but one of our favorite parts was sharing crypto knowledge with you all through Coinsights. Some quick stats on how we did:
404 new subscribers
20,000+ article reads
Join 500+ people getting smarter about web3
By far the most popular post of the year was on privacy, which rose to #3 on HackerNews! If you haven’t read it yet, we wrote about the tradeoffs that web3 makes by publicly exposing data on the blockchain and how that will affect adoption in the long run.
Some of our other top posts:
Musicians are Taking Note of Web3: We took a deep dive into the world of web3 music, chatting with startups and artists to get their takes on how NFTs will disrupt the industry.
Tokens are Wet: We analyzed how issuing tokens is changing how companies incentivize employees.
Intuitive ZK Proofs: We broke down the next frontier of web3 – zero knowledge proofs – with simple analogies about a deck of cards and a children’s game.
In the last few months we’ve taken some time away from writing to do some deeper research into more technical topics. This year, we’re committed to sharing these learnings and posting more frequently! Here’s a sneak peak of what we have planned:
EVM Deep Dives. We’re bullish on Ethereum Virtual Machine (EVM) compatible chains setting the standard for interoperability, performance, and security. However, there is surprisingly little approachable information on how the EVM itself works. Stay tuned for a set of posts around concepts like gas, wallets, and much more.
Technical Walkthroughs. Last year, we posted a walkthrough on how to stake Solana ($SOL), from buying it on Coinbase to utilizing it within a Phantom Wallet. We got a bunch of positive feedback on this, so we’re going to create more of these hands-on tutorials. We’re considering building a blockchain-based game from scratch and posting as we go – let us know if that’s of interest!
Project Analysis. Why do some blockchains get more traction than others? What makes the tokenomics of certain projects work better than others? In order for us to continue collectively innovating, it’s crucial to understand what is working in web3 and why. First up is how Polygon’s Business Development team is crushing all other blockchains via partnerships with companies like Starbucks and Nike.
If you have any input on what you’d like to see from Coinsights, reply to this post or DM on Twitter.
We’re looking forward to an awesome 2023. As always, we appreciate your support – you all are the reason why we love writing!
– Shekar, Kristen, and the rest of the Coinsights team
2023 is the year you impress your friends with your crypto knowledge