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What is XRP and what is Ripple?
Why has Ripple Labs been in the U.S. SEC’s crosshairs and what’s the difference between Ripple and XRP?
Beyond Ethereum – NFT Legacy for Blockchain | NFT Moments in History Ep. 12
Forkast x CryptoSlam! are proud to present Moments in NFT History — an explainer video series hosted by Forkast’s Joel Flynn that gives you a front-row seat to history-in-the-making. When it comes to technology, few things in history could claim to be as significant as the automobile. It redefined the idea of movement and opened […]
Bored Apes — NFTs take over the planet | NFT Moments in History Ep. 11
Forkast x CryptoSlam! are proud to present Moments in NFT History — an explainer video series hosted by Forkast’s Joel Flynn that gives you a front-row seat to history-in-the-making. Bored Ape Yacht Club, and the NFTs they refer to, Bored Apes, may well be the most popular token ever, so much so that they might […]
NFT Music – Changing the tune for an industry | NFT Moments in History Ep. 10
Forkast x CryptoSlam! are proud to present Moments in NFT History — an explainer video series hosted by Forkast’s Joel Flynn that gives you a front-row seat to history-in-the-making. The business of music is a painfully difficult thing to pursue, especially for those trying to parlay passion into profit. But blockchain technology might just be […]
NBA Top Shot: Dapper Labs’ slam dunk NFT | NFT Moments in History Ep. 9
Forkast x CryptoSlam! are proud to present Moments in NFT History — an explainer video series hosted by Forkast’s Joel Flynn that gives you a front-row seat to history-in-the-making. We’ve talked about NFTs being turned into sports memorabilia, but what comes after? Well, in this episode, we are quite literally talking about epic sports moments. […]
Art Blocks – Snowfro’s generative genius | NFT Moments in History Ep. 8
Forkast x CryptoSlam! are proud to present Moments in NFT History — an explainer video series hosted by Forkast’s Joel Flynn that gives you a front-row seat to history-in-the-making. For most artists, profiting from their passion has been a challenge. And then came NFTs. We talked about the importance of the “CryptoArt” movement in Moments […]
The ‘CryptoArt’ Movement — It all started with Pepe | NFT Moments in History Ep. 7
Forkast x CryptoSlam! are proud to present Moments in NFT History — an explainer video series hosted by Forkast’s Joel Flynn that gives you a front-row seat to history-in-the-making. NFTs are defining what an artistic piece is in the digital age by allowing artists to open brand new frontiers and pushing the boundaries to challenge […]
CryptoPunks — The ultimate profile picture flex | NFT Moments in History Ep. 6
Forkast x CryptoSlam! are proud to present Moments in NFT History — an explainer video series hosted by Forkast’s Joel Flynn that gives you a front-row seat to history-in-the-making. CryptoPunks is one of the most popular NFTs. Some argue that it’s the collection that started the entire NFT movement. Watch and learn how these pixelated […]
Garbage Pail Kids — NFTs 80’s legacy | NFT Moments in History Ep. 5
Forkast x CryptoSlam! are proud to present Moments in NFT History — an explainer video series hosted by Forkast’s Joel Flynn that gives you a front-row seat of history-in-the-making. The Covid-driven NFT boom paved the way for businesses to explore alternative blockchains as Ethereum gas fees soared to eye-watering heights. At the forefront of that […]
Covid-19 — lockdowns and the NFT boom | NFT Moments in History Ep. 4
Forkast x CryptoSlam! are proud to present Moments in NFT History — an explainer video series hosted by Forkast’s Joel Flynn that gives you front-row seats of history-in-the-making. The Covid-19 pandemic will go down as one of the most siloed years to live through in recent memory. But for NFTs, those were the days — […]
MLB Champions — Sport’s big NFT pitch | NFT Moments in History Ep. 03
Forkast x CryptoSlam! is proud to present Moments in NFT History — an explainer video series hosted by Forkast’s Joel Flynn, that gives you a front-row seat of history-in-the-making. In Episode Three, we take a look at how NFTs are loading the bases in the world of sports. Here’s how MLB Champions hit a home […]
NFTs make the jump: The First Unicorns | NFT Moments in History Ep. 02
Forkast x CryptoSlam! is proud to present Moments in NFT History — a new video series hosted by Forkast’s Joel Flynn, that gives you a front-row seat of history-in-the-making. In Episode Two, we take a look at the aftermath of the CryptoKitties craze — this time, it’s NFT unicorns. Watch and learn, and you might […]
CryptoKitties: The original NFT cat craze | NFT Moments in History Ep. 01
Forkast x CryptoSlam! is proud to present Moments in NFT History — a new video series hosted by Forkast’s Joel Flynn, that gives you a front row seat of history-in-the-making. In Episode One, we take you back in recent times. Not only were CryptoKitties cute and unique, but their rise to fame foreshadowed the budding NFT craze to […]
How blockchain is creating a more inclusive voting system | The Great Disruption Ep. 05
Did you know that 38% of Americans lack confidence in election fairness? No wonder, since the paper ballot voting system has been in place since the beginning of the 19th century. Can a blockchain-based voting system restore trust in democratic elections? Learn more about the promise of blockchain voting in this Forkast video explainer. What […]
How blockchain is solving the climate crisis | The Great Disruption Ep. 04
Did you know that the supply chain is responsible for 90% of companies’ environmental impact? This is because our fragmented logistics process doesn’t account for the environmental cost of the products. Can blockchain help create a global environmental standard? Find out in this Forkast video explainer. What you’ll learn: How blockchain can track the environmental […]
Digital assets can protect your purchasing power from rising inflation | The Great Disruption Ep 03
As U.S. inflation hit a 41-year record, people are looking for ways to protect their purchasing power. Beyond precious metals like gold and silver, could blockchain-based digital assets offer a better store of value for everyday consumers? What you’ll learn: Why the rising inflation rates are a threat to our purchasing power. How average consumers […]
Blockchain-based financial systems are creating more financial neutrality | The Great Disruption Ep 02
While the banking system has been working well for citizens in first-world economies, people in underdeveloped regions often struggle to gain access to the same financial services that others are taking for granted. Can a blockchain-based financial system restore financial neutrality and bank the world’s unbanked? Find out in this Forkast.News video explainer. What you’ll […]
Solving the privacy issues of the financial system with Zero-Knowledge Proofs | The Great Disruption Ep 01
From credit card transactions to shopping habits and browsing histories, our digital footprints are recorded and preserved in centralized databases. These data are monetized for profit by third parties. Could blockchain-based Zero-Knowledge Proof put an end to mass surveillance? Find out in this Forkast.News video explainer. What you’ll learn: What is financial surveillance and how […]
Shiba Inu explained — diving beyond the memecoin
Following a year of explosive price gains, the SHIB token is inching closer toward becoming a top 10 cryptocurrency. Will this so-called “Dogecoin killer” succeed? Forkast.News explores what’s in store for Shiba Inu.
What is ApeCoin and How It Made The Bored Apes Richer
Bored Ape Yacht Club owners rejoiced, as ApeCoin launched with a generous airdrop for the NFT collection’s holders. Learn what ApeCoin is and how it made the Bored Apes richer in this Forkast explainer.
What is Axie Infinity and how is it ushering in gaming 3.0?
Axie Infinity is a blockchain-based game that rewards players with cryptocurrencies and NFTs. Learn all about how Axie Infinity is creating a play-to-earn revolution in this Forkast explainer.
What is the metaverse and are we already living inside it?
The metaverse is envisioned as the next iteration of the internet, introducing an immersive digital universe. Find out what this means for the future of our online lives — beyond all the marketing hype — in this Forkast.News explainer.
Why are stablecoins overwhelmingly backed by the US dollar?
Stablecoins are taking the world by storm and it’s the US dollar that outweighs any other fiat-backed cryptocurrency. What are the reasons for the greenback’s dominance?
What Else Can You Do With An NFT?
NFTs are mostly recognized as digital art and collectibles. But what else can they be used for?
Bored Apes as NFTs: What is the Bored Ape Yacht Club?
BAYC is one of the hallmark NFT collections and a billion-dollar ecosystem. This Forkast explainer explores the cartoon primates and what makes them so special.
What does Music have to do with NFTs?
Major record labels have generated massive profits from previous structures of creative industries, but NFTs can transfer power to the artists.
How Is Play-To-Earn Disrupting Traditional Gaming?
Are the days of playing games on Nintendo, SEGA, and other consoles and powerful desktop gaming computers gone? No.
What is the Metaverse and Why Should You Care?
You’re probably wondering why you need another world when the one we live in is complicated enough. Here’s what you need to know to better understand the metaverse and what all the hype is about.
Why Are NFTs Worth Anything At All?
How do NFTs create value? The answer is not as complex as it seems.
NFTs Explained in Less than 4 Minutes
When 3D artist Beeple sold a digital piece of art for a record $69 million through Christie’s, the world went NFT crazy. But what exactly is an NFT?
What is Web 3.0 and how will it shape the crypto future?
By returning data ownership and reshaping human-machine interactions, the third generation of the internet promises an interconnected future.
What is OpenSea and why is everyone talking about it?
OpenSea is the world’s largest open marketplace for NFTs. Find out what’s driving everyone there in this Forkast explainer.
How is crypto different from regular money?
With all the buzz surrounding cryptocurrency, one has to wonder how it is different from traditional money. Watch this short Forkast video explainer to learn about the evolution of money and what makes cryptocurrency like Bitcoin unique. What you’ll learn: How did the financial crisis of 2008 give birth to cryptocurrency? Why is decentralization viewed […]
How to invest in cryptocurrency
If you’re intrigued about Bitcoin’s price history or Ethereum’s all-time highs, you might be wondering if you’re missing out on financial gains. To explore how to get started in investing in cryptocurrency, Forkast has created a quick explainer video on what to do and the options. What you’ll learn: What are the two types of […]
Besides crypto, what other digital assets can you invest in?
Have you already made your first Bitcoin trade? Perhaps you already have and would like to know more about other digital assets. This Forkast.News video explainer explores what investors can hold in their portfolios as alternatives to cryptocurrency. What you’ll learn: What digital assets can you invest in other than Bitcoin and altcoins? What are […]
What is Polygon (MATIC) — ‘Ethereum’s internet of blockchains’?
Polygon envisions a world where value can be exchanged without borders. In this Forkast.News explainer, find out how Polygon works and why its MATIC token is defying crypto market gravity — again.
What is ENS (Ethereum Name Service) and how does it work?
ENS allows for a readable username that is portable across dApps and blockchains. Why is it important for the Web 3.0 world? Forkast.News explains.
Is Terra — whose LUNA coin is now at another all-time high — really where the smart money is?
LUNA is now the 12th largest crypto, and Terra’s platform has been called ‘Alipay on the blockchain.’ What are Terra’s investment risks? Forkast.News explains.
What is Cosmos — the ‘internet of blockchains’?
The Cosmos ecosystem is expanding rapidly with inter-blockchain transfers on the rise. What makes Cosmos different from other blockchains? Forkast.News explains.
What is SafeMoon and can it safely reach the moon?
SafeMoon, known for high fees and social media hype, is now 85% below its all-time high. What lies in SafeMoon’s future?
What is Algorand and why is it a blockchain to watch?
Algorand ‘re-imagines’ blockchain by trying to solve key weaknesses of Bitcoin. Learn about this wannabe Ethereum killer in this Forkast.News explainer.
What is a DAO — and can it replace your employer?
Out of nowhere, a leaderless ‘flash mob’ of crypto investors pops up to buy a rare copy of the US Constitution. What are DAOs and how do they work? Forkast.News explains.
What causes crypto market volatility?
Seasoned investors are no strangers to the sometimes sudden and extreme ups and downs of the crypto market. Some cryptocurrency prices have been known to fluctuate 20% to 30% within a single trading day. What causes these wild price swings? What you will learn from watching this Forkast.News video: What drives cryptocurrency price movements? How […]
How to avoid getting rug-pulled in crypto and DeFi
Scams like the Squid Game Token rug pull are every investor’s nightmare. How to avoid hoaxes and not feel like a fool? Forkast.News explains.
Hot vs. cold wallets: What different crypto wallets do
What are the different kinds of cryptocurrency wallets, and which should you choose? Watch this 3-minute Forkast.News video explainer to find out what’s right for you.
What is Bitcoin Mining, and how is it done?
If the term ‘crypto mining’ sounds confusing to you, you’ve come to the right place. In this Forkast.News video explainer, we break down how it all works.
What is the Solana ecosystem and how is it fueling SOL’s stratospheric rise?
Solana prices keep cresting to new heights, making SOL a top-five cryptocurrency by size. What makes Solana and its ecosystem stand out? Forkast.News explains.
Unraveling the mystery behind why Bitcoin prices are all over the place
Even the most reliable media can report wildly different crypto numbers. Forkast.News dives into DeFi math and crypto exchange economics to find out who’s right.
What are stablecoins, and why are some governments so afraid of them?
Stablecoins combine the portability of crypto with the price stability of fiat currencies. But are they all that stable?
What is Audius and could it be the next Spotify?
Audius is enjoying outsized buzz. Should Spotify be scared? In this Forkast.News explainer, learn how this blockchain startup could threaten music industry money — and power.
What are smart contracts and what are they used for?
In this Forkast.News explainer, learn why blockchains with smart contract capability are surging in popularity and the new darlings of investors.
What are public, private and permissioned blockchains?
What are the different kinds of blockchain, and how do they compare? Learn all about public, private and permissioned platforms in this Forkast.News explainer.
What is Solana and why is it the hottest blockchain of the moment?
Solana prices are soaring to all-time highs and SOL is now a top-10 crypto. In this Forkast.News explainer, learn why investors are heaping love on this Ethereum rival.
What are ‘Ethereum killers’ and what are their prospects with Eth2 under way?
With Ethereum 2.0 still in development, rival blockchains like Cardano, Binance Smart Chain, Solana and Polkadot are hot on Eth’s tail. Who might prevail, and why?
What is Theta blockchain, and how might it revolutionize online streaming?
With Theta’s new mainnet 3.0, the network aims to be the go-to blockchain-powered content delivery platform for online streaming. Will Theta succeed?
What is Ethereum, and could it become the future of blockchain?
Ethereum is much more than a cryptocurrency, and it has already attracted huge interest among investors. What’s all the fuss about? Forkast.News explains.
What is yield farming in DeFi and how does it work?
One of DeFi’s hottest trends, yield farming can bring riches but is not for crypto beginners or those who can’t afford to lose. Forkast.News explains why.
What is Polkadot and why is it one of the hottest blockchains right now?
The final phase of Polkadot’s rollout — with parachains — just kicked off. Here’s what you need to know about Polkadot and parachains, and why it matters.
Bitcoin vs. Bitcoin Cash: Everything an investor needs to know
With Bitcoin Cash prices rising in advance of its May 15 network upgrade, investors want to know: What’s the difference between Bitcoin Cash and Bitcoin?
While supporters rally to mark “Dogeday 4/20” – Here’s the weird history of Dogecoin
From controversial meme-coin to the 5th largest digital asset. Is Dogecoin a joke or the future of cryptocurrency?
Guide to Cardano and ADA: What is Cardano, and why it matters
Cardano’s ADA, up by 7,400% since last year, is now the 3rd most popular cryptocurrency in the world. Why is it called a ‘Ethereum killer’? Let’s find out.
Guide to tokens and NFTs: what is ‘tokenization’ and how does it work?
What do tokenized securities and Jack Dorsey’s NFT tweet have in common? In this Forkast.News explainer, learn how crypto tokens are changing the world.
Bitcoin turns 12: three key moments in life of world’s first crypto
To celebrate bitcoin’s birthday this weekend, let’s raise a glass to Satoshi Nakamoto and take a look back at how their baby has grown.
DeFi explained: The guide to decentralized finance
What is DeFi and how does it work? What are its benefits and risks? Forkast.News explains everything you need to know about one of the hottest, most lucrative and controversial crypto trends.
Filecoin explained: Decentralizing cloud storage for Web 3.0
AWS is down again? Protocol Labs’ Filecoin — an ‘Airbnb for cloud storage’ — is a response to the risks inherent in centralized data storage and cloud giants
What is ‘proof of work’ and how does that affect Bitcoin halving?
Forkast.News explains ‘proof of work’ — the DNA of Bitcoin — and and why most of the world’s cryptocurrency miners will soon be sweating a lot more for their coins.
What is Blockchain? (And Why You Should Care)
What is blockchain? And why does it matter? Simply put, blockchain (a form of distributed ledger technology) scales trust. If you were explaining why blockchain matters to your mother, you might tell her that she will no longer need to go through a bank to make a payment to the electric company. Or go to […]
What is Proof of Stake?
Introduction The blockchain revolution is happening so fast, that it too is being revolutionized. Until now, the de facto mechanism to reach consensus on distributed ledgers has been Proof of Work (PoW), in which computers compete to solve fictitious mathematical problems. However, this system wastes a lot of energy and computer power. But now a […]