Blockchain’s evolution from 2018–2021 (August)

August 2021

The first half of 2021 proved that blockchain & related distributed technologies have expanded beyond infancy into many industries and today’s applications. The third quarter has further this by redefining industry themes of regulation, new payment rails, mining, increased adoption of digital assets, the future role of central banks, and the potential looming environmental impacts.

Today, I’m excited to share with you that we’re now seeing 1,400+ companies concentrating on developing the required infrastructure layers that are powering today’s industry and the applications of Web 3.0. …


September 2021

Over the past year, the Baseline Protocol has continued to define the required standards to guide new system integrations. This week, the much anticipated Baseledger testnet went live and is now available to the public. Following the release, ConsenSys Mesh stated that it will join Provide, Unibright, and other companies to support and utilize Baseledger in its projects that aim to be compliant with the Baseline Protocol. With all this activity and my continued efforts in the decentralized applications (dApps) sector, I sat down with John Wolpert of Baseline Protocol to learn more.

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September 2021

In 2013, the world was introduced to a framework that painted an early picture of the incoming phase of applications as the internet began transforming. This framework was with the General Theory of Decentralized Applications by David Johnston, and those new application types would be dApps (decentralized applications).

Fast forward to 2016 when Muneeb Ali and Ryan Shea co-founded Blockstack, now knows as Stacks (STX). In 2021, the Stacks Foundation released the Stacks 2.0 Whitepaper, building on years of R&D. Stacks enables dApps and smart contracts on top of Bitcoin and reinforces BTC as the center of gravity…


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August 2021

This week I had the chance to explore an emerging category of investing as applied to distributed ledger technologies (DLT) with the co-founders of DLTx, James Haft and David A. Johnston. In short, DLTx works to provide potential investors unique, liquid access to the distributed ledger economy by building and investing in best-in-class platforms, protocols, mining operations, and infrastructure projects.

While it may sound futuristic, the company is positioned in the right place at the right time. Over the course of 2021, we’ve seen more than $15 billion of venture capital flow into blockchain and corresponding distributed technologies…


Q2 2021 State of Decentralized Applications (DApps) — Kyle Ellicott

June 2021

The first half of 2021 brought us a little insight into what we can expect from the next phase of the web and decentralized applications (DApps). We’ve now begun “The Turning” period, where technical adoption will become a default, use cases grow at a more progressive rate, and fresh capital will fuel an influx of companies building at scale. The second half of 2021 will be an exciting one to witness & participate in, potentially more than any point since the genesis of Bitcoin in 2009.


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Today, June 11th has been an eventful final day of the week in the decentralized world. Jumping right in here’s the quick rundown of what’s happening in Blockchain Today. Grab your coffee ☕️

Kicking things off we look towards the world of NFT or non-fungible tokens. The auction house, Sotheby’s sells a are CryptoPunk for $11.8 M from a private collection. This piece is a part of the auction house’s “Natively Digital” curated sale of non-fungible tokens, which featured 27 other pieces and a virtual gallery. …


March 2021

The digital economy is here. Last year began the transition but activity over the first 62 days of 2021 in the blockchain industry solidified it. With more than 1,200 companies building & investors funding ($35.9B+!) this new economy, the metaverse is approaching at record speeds

Q1 2021 Blockchain Landscape Map — Kyle Ellicott

Congratulations to Optimism PBC, Sorare, TaxBit & Mintable on their recent 💸 fundraising. Leading venture capital funds investing throughout the landscape include Digital Currency Group with 53+ investments, Pantera Capital at 31+, Andreessen Horowitz at 26+, Blockchain Capital LLC & Polychain Capital w/22+.


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Good morning readers! What a wild weekend for the industry as we head into the last full week of May. From Friday to this Monday morning, we went from preparing to celebrate Bitcoin Pizza Day to WTF is happening to begin the cycle all over again with a ton of new momentum. Take a deep breath, grab your coffee/tea ☕ and let’s break it all down.

We’ll start with the fun and excitement. The industry celebrated Bitcoin Pizza Day 🍕 around the world on Saturday, May 22nd. Celebrations included reading Samantha Radocchia’s Bitcoin Pizza book, grabbing a slice of their…


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Good day everyone! What an interesting last twenty-four hours in the industry. If you are not sure of the context of that statement, don’t worry, I’m going to break it down in today’s post. It’s going to get a little deep, think pour-over versus yesterday’s espresso shot. So grab that coffee ☕️ and let’s go!

The biggest storyline happens to be about Bitcoin, Telsa, Elon Musk’s recent tweet that sent the blockchain industry & crypto Twitter into a frenzy — this also took a toll on the broader digital currency markets. In February, Musk and the company announced their purchase


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Today is an expresso shot kind of morning for the blockchain industry. Only a few short hours into the start of the day and the industry is heating up. I’ll keep it short today. Here’s the rundown of what’s happening in the blockchain industry.

Brex has launched a new rewards program for customers allowing them to redeem in Bitcoin and Ether. Additionally, the company is looking closely at crypto exposure for itself. This is important to watch as both Visa & MasterCard continue aggressively investing and building in their respected ecosystems. …

Kyle Ellicott

Writing about #Blockchain, #DApps, #Digitization, and all things #Distributed. Host of Blockchain & Crypto Today

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