Cross-chain interoperability refers to the ability of a token to exist on more than one blockchain. Since a token can never actually leave its native network (chain), this must be done by locking a token in one chain and creating a wrapped (synthetic) version of it on another chain. When the wrapped version of a token is brought back to it’s native chain, it is burned (destroyed) and the original token is released.

Token cross-chain interoperability can become more complicated when a token crosses into a network from more than one other network. This is the case with xDAI STAKE…


THIS ARTICLE HAS BEEN UPDATED TO A NEW ARTICLE THAT INCLUDEs BRIDGES TO POLYGON (formerly MATIC) called Traversing the ETH<>Polygon<>xDAI<>BSC Cross-Chain BridgesLinked

Cross-chain interoperability refers to the ability of a token to exist on more than one blockchain. Since a token can never actually leave its native network (chain), this must be done by locking a token in one chain and creating a wrapped (synthetic) version of it on another chain. When the wrapped version of a token is brought back to it’s native chain, it is burned (destroyed) and the original token is released.

Token cross-chain interoperability…


Another day in paradise. Another day on SURF Beach.

It is a cold windy day. The harsh winds made evident by the huge waves and rough surf. You are however comfy. Wrapped in a warm blanket, you stare off into the horizon. Not a day for surfing, you think to yourself as you see a huge wave come rushing in to the shore.

You gasp. A lone figure can be seen atop the wave, riding it like a chariot. Some kind of SURF god. A green herculean man flexing his muscles as he rides the enormous wave. It is then…


High gas fees and network congestion got you down?

Tired of having your tokens trapped on one blockchain?

Then let’s take a trip.

I have two ambassador class tickets to the other blockchains. Come onboard. You can bring your tokens too.

Our first stop, Darwinia. From there, the substrate.

The Discovery

It was 2018. I was searching DappRadar for the next crypto game to get into and came across Evolution Land. At the time, Evolution Land was in its genesis. The game play was simple, consisting solely of bidding on and purchasing land plots. …


Welcome to The Beach!

SURF’s Up is a series of articles about the Ethereum DeFi project Surf Finance. The Beach is the dynamic base article to the SURF’s Up series. Additional articles to the SURF’s Up series are Waves. Wave articles will provide new information and updates, while The Beach will continuously be updated with, and in between, Waves.

If you are new, you may want to get comfy here on the Beach before venturing out into the Waves. If you’re coming in from the Waves, welcome back. The Beach may have changed since the last time you were here.


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Unfortunately Xfinance was a scam.

It was an expensive lesson to a lot of people, including myself.

When it come to crypto, stay vigilant and never invest more than you can afford to lose.

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I recently learned of a new ERC-20 token ecosystem under the banner Xfinance. There…


Welcome to the first annual review issue of 0xU Galactic Markets.

This issue compares 0xUniverse statistical data as of the end of 2019, to the end of 2020. Planet data is reviewed in four charts:

  1. Planet Price and Value
  2. Relative Value
  3. Planet Count
  4. 3PA Ratios

Following the four charts is a Review and Analysis of the planet market and an opinion piece on 0xUniverse and its underlying planet NFTs.

Planet Discoveries (through February 29, 2020), 0xUniverse Planets Summaries for the first two months of 2020, and the Related Links sections are provided at the end of this issue.

Planet Price and Value


It’s been been five months since the last 0xU Galactic Markets and much has happened; rocket inventions were taken off-chain, we learned more about buildings and energy, and, in the midst of it all, we had the Fairwin phenomenon.

My initial intention was to make 0xU Galactic Markets a monthly periodical. However, due to time constraints, I will be publishing issues less frequently. To this end, each issue will include an issue number.

I do intend to continue collecting data on a monthly basis, and posting infographics to the 0xUniverse Discord and Telegram, as well as my own social media.

Update 3.0.3


The long anticipated Corporations expansions is finally here and players have gone corporate crazy. There is not much to do with corporations yet, but this certainly hasn’t affected player enthusiasm. Planet donations to corporations abound as this edition of 0xU Galactic Markets examines . . .

Ratios, Resources, and Revised Valuations

Ratios

At this stage, a big part of corporations consists of players donating planets to the corporation. There is no requirement to donate a planet, nor is there an in-game mechanism to reward players. Corporate dividends are paid out based on owned shares. A 10% owner could donate zero planets and a 1% owner could…


When valuing property there is an old real estate mantra.

Location, location, location.

Of course there are other factors used to determine property value, but this old earth saying emphasizes the predominance of location.

If a similar mantra were applied to planets in 0xUniverse, it would likely be: planet rarity, planet rarity, planet rarity.

Yes, planet rarity is overwhelmingly, the primary factor used to value a planet. However, other factors could begin to play a bigger role:

Resource Rarity: The best example of planets where resource rarity is a key factor in planet price are epic planets with legendary resources…

Yostari

Avid Gamer | Economics Geek | Decentralization Enthusiast

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