Love this post. Thanks for writing it!

This was written during v0.5, but the sentiment is evergreen.

The intention behind Dark Forest right now is to showcase new technology and simply to have something that works from end-to-end. In that sense, it’s delivering on those intentions very well! We’re all having a blast playing, and we’re on the forefront of this new technology. I personally view this as the single best blockchain game out there right now, and I don’t see any surpassing it.

What I want to address is the fairly high level of competition that we’ve seen this round. Competition is exciting, and the leaderboard…

Increase your online security — and secure some prizes too!

The third annual MyCryptoWinter starts NOW!

MyCryptoWinter is an advent calendar that reveals a new action item each day of December. These action items are angled towards improving your online life — from privacy to security and everything in-between.

Tweet out the action items on Twitter with the hashtag #MyCryptoWinter to be entered to win your share of some amazing prizes (that you can learn about below).

[Start your MyCryptoWinter calendar now]

🎁 Prizes?

Yes! Prizes! This year we have some fantastic partners providing some of the best crypto prizes in existence.

$GNT, $LEND, $REP, and $ANT — migrate them all from your dashboard.

’Tis the season of token migrations!

In the last few months, many of your favorite projects have launched a token migration. Why migrate? Well, there are a multitude of reasons, but the only thing you need to know is that it’s relatively pointless NOT to do it.

The good news is that you can do everything you need to from MyCrypto.

MyCrypto will detect if you have any un-migrated tokens in any of your accounts, and will notify you to migrate.

Some migrations require one step, and some require two.

You can reach the tools from your dashboard notification, or…

A taste of what blockchain can offer to the gaming industry

Blockchain has important implications for the future of finance. However, it also has implications for the future of entertainment.

At the dinner table during the holidays, you might be able to sell some of the attendees on blockchain with the promise of border-less, decentralized money, but there are plenty of audiences, young and old, that don’t find those concepts enticing enough to be sucked in.

This is where blockchain games come into the mix.

Games are a great way to hook someone on a new technology. Just look at virtual reality. That shit is gettin’ cray.

If you’re in blockchain…

And what is the oracle problem?

What is an oracle?

One of the definitions of an oracle is “A person or thing regarded as an infallible authority or guide on something.”

In a town, a man walks his dog at 9:00 AM every morning. No matter what. His dog-walking schedule is so consistent that the townspeople rely on it to know what time it is in the morning. If the man is walking his dog, it must be 9:00 AM!

This man, whether he knows it or not, is an oracle.

How reliable is this man as an oracle? What if he gets sick, the dog runs away, or it…

A story of nonce and nonsense

Heads up! With the NFT boom and the surge of new scams in the industry, we’ve published a guide that outlines how to rescue NFTs (and tokens) that are trapped in an account that you’ve lost access to. If the steps are difficult or confusing, we’ll lend a hand. Please read this article for more information.

When CryptoKitties launched back in late 2017, I bought a handful of kitties (seven or eight, including a rare Generation 0 kitty — our most beloved) with an address that we used for development and testing purposes. …

If you can afford crypto, you can afford a hardware wallet.

TL;DR: A USB drive can only act as storage for your keys and leaves you open to attack whenever you access it. A hardware wallet has your private key within it, never exposes that key, and requires physical confirmation to send a transaction.

Oftentimes you’ll see myself, another MyCrypto team member, or just some random person in the industry telling you to get a hardware wallet.

And oftentimes we hear the following:

  • Hardware wallets are too expensive.
  • I don’t have enough cryptocurrency to make a hardware wallet worth it.
  • Why can’t I just use a USB drive?

Some of you…

A refresher course that brings blockchain builders back to basics

This is a talk that I gave a few weeks ago at ETHBerlin. It was designed to get teams into the right headspace before beginning their hackathon projects.

The content of this talk applies to everyone and it doesn’t matter what industry you’re in. The key ideas are evergreen.

2017 was the craziest year of my life.

I say that every year. Seriously. Each of the past four years have gotten stomped on by the following year in terms of eventfulness, personal growth, and career growth. It would be weird to think that 2018 could dwarf 2017, but at this point I’d be surprised if the trend didn’t continue.

2017 saw me experiencing a lot of emotions and learning a whole lot. Love, pain, fear, confidence, doubt, insecurity, success, and more.

In early 2017 I was:

  • In my first real relationship
  • Living alone for the first time
  • In a…

Jordan Spence


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