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The Binance Smart Chain: Scalability in Action
BSC’s timely launch was in time for the decentralized finance (DeFi) revolution where public interest in alternative financial solutions powered blockchain skyrocketed. Till date, there are hundreds of projects on the BSC, with notable mentions of PancakeSwap (CAKE), Venus (XVS), Auto (AUTO), Beefy Finance (BIFI) etc. 
September 8, 2021
Do NFT Projects Dump Your Ether?
Ling Young Loon
Every ERC-721 contract holds Ether from mint sales. But what happens after the Ether is transferred out? How many people are minting NFTs? Are average prices on OpenSea falling or rising? Let the statistics guide you through your NFT journey.
August 26, 2021
The Data Behind Ethereum 2.0
Ling Young Loon
Ethereum 2.0 is a set of distinct upgrades with different ship dates. It is best to think about it as a process that attempts to scale Ethereum, while maintaining security, decentralization, and sustainability. 
August 18, 2021
Decentralized Stablecoins: An Unfulfilled Promise?
Ling Young Loon
A discussion of various decentralized stablecoin models, and why they are so hard to get right.
July 19, 2021
The Market Making Landscape of Uniswap V3
Ling Young Loon
Uniswap V3 is ushering in a new era of active liquidity management for DeFi. But is on-chain data telling a different story?
June 30, 2021
Pranksy & The Bored Apes: Using Nansen for NFT Alpha
Paul Harwood
NFTs come in a variety of shapes and sizes. Currently Nansen offers ERC721 based analytics geared towards NFT collections such as Board Ape Yacht Club and The Wicked Craniums.
June 25, 2021
Polygon and Ethereum: Piecing the data together
Ling Young Loon
On-chain data patterns for Polygon differ from Ethereum in more ways than one. Here's what we found on our site.
June 11, 2021
Commonly used market metrics when investing in crypto
Yuffie • ユフィ
In this article, we take a look at some of the commonly used metrics levels in crypto and how they can be used to assess the interest/sentiment levels in the broader crypto market.
June 4, 2021
All Hail MasterChef: Analysing Yield Farming Activity
Ling Young Loon
In this article, we aggregate activity on MasterChef.sol contracts to see if there are any patterns behind the data.
June 2, 2021
The Compelling Case for NFT Gaming
Yuffie • ユフィ
A look into the exciting NFT gaming landscape, where we cover why it is the missing puzzle for NFTs, the difference with conventional games, market sizing, and laying a framework to view the overall landscape
May 26, 2021
Through the Looking Gas: A History of Ethereum Protocols
Ling Young Loon
Trends in historical gas spent since 2018 paint a story of the Ethereum blockchain.
May 20, 2021
Uniswap V3's Alchemy
Ling Young Loon
In this piece, we examine the nascent rise of Uniswap V3, and its implications for the DeFi landscape as a whole.
May 14, 2021
A farmer's guide to yield
Here's how you can use Nansen to navigate the myriad choices yield farmers might face.
April 27, 2021
How new tokens are launched
Are you a low-cap gem hunter? Here's how you can use Nansen to catch early-stage projects before they go mainstream.
April 13, 2021
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