A few days ago, I reached 100k views on Medium. Hooray! I am glad you guys like my posts and find them helpful.
To celebrate the occasion, I created a table for all of my blog posts filtered by topic; And to tell you more about myself, and share some resources, I am writing this post.
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Resources (Writing, Vid Editing, Programming, Crypto)
Hello again! I am Shubh Patni, an Honors student at Northeastern University, a Programmer, YouTuber, and a writer on Medium.
Top Writer on Medium in Business, Technology, Privacy…
After a roller coaster ride for veteran crypto investors and a love affair for newcomers, we are in a position where no one really knows what will happen to the crypto market. Some analysts such as Willy Woo, Plan B still think that the bull market is intact and others fear the worst crash ever.
But one thing is clear — Hodling has been, historically (for whatever little history we have), the easiest strategy for highest gains.
So you probably don’t want to sell all of your cryptos and be a legendary holder, but still wanna make up for over…
There are two types of people in the world right now: Crypto believers and haters.
On one hand, there are people who think that bitcoin is the only money in existence, DeFi is the only financial solution, and NFTs are the only real proof of ownership, and on the other side, we have people who think all of it is just a big scam.
How can there be so contrasting opinions about the same technology? Time and time again we have seen technology taking over the legacy systems: horses and cars, telephone and internet, etc. …
Sometimes trying to be more productive makes you less productive. You get stuck in the content dungeon, trying to memorize/implement all the new laws and techniques out there. You watch videos about how to get the work done, instead of doing the work; you time-block the entire week when you are uncertain of tomorrow.
You become a productivity guru without actually being productive.
I think that being productive should not be work in itself and hard to keep track of. You try too hard to be productive and end up doing nothing.
In this article, I will talk to you…
I finally defeated my procrastination and sat in front of my computer to at last work on the one project I have been postponing for months: my website. I am not a web developer, but I’ve always wanted to craft my website from scratch. So I had to learn CSS.
While learning the art of making my UI look good and be more responsive, I encountered probably the most confusing thing in CSS: the
position properties. …
Bitcoin and Ethereum are probably the most used cryptocurrencies but they still face the three major issues that plague all the existing decentralized networks: Scalability, Interoperability, and Sustainability. These problems are the reason you still can’t escape from the clutches of Twitter, Instagram, or centralized financial options or why crypto is not yet mainstream.
There is one platform that claims to be a decentralized clone of Twitter — BitClout. But I still have some doubts and concerns over this platform and I have written about it.
It is pretty clear that existing social media platforms suck. So, we need something which is controlled by the community, something which is aligned with the needs of users. If you are not convinced, below is a brief rundown of problems with current social media platforms.
For over a decade, centralized social media have reined control over our digital lifestyles; Twitter can ban whichever account it pleases, Facebook can sell our data to anyone it wishes, and YouTube can bend the rules of monetization whenever it sees fit.
From privacy to the economic aspects of our digital life, social media…
As the gas fees continue to plague the Ethereum ecosystem, many projects are finding refuge in other smart contract platforms, such as Binance Smart Chain, Polkadot, etc. I will not argue about the Ethereum gas fee being a security mechanism or how other networks have security tradeoffs. The fact is, the jungle is too big for a single lion and Polkadot is another contender.
In this article, we will look at some projects coming into the Polkadot ecosystem which I think are here to stay.
Python is one of the most powerful beginner’s programming languages. It has a large development community and loads of frameworks for all sorts of applications.
If you are a self-taught programmer like me, who makes many projects just for fun, you may be accustomed to using Python as a functional programming language — just hundreds of plain old functions in a file for everything. But if you work on a similar or big project, you need to retype the thing again or copy it, if you still remember where you wrote it. …
I was learning about applications of blockchain technology, how smart contracts, third-gen cryptos, and IPFS work, then I came across the Ethereum Name Service (ENS). The idea of ENS seemed pretty obvious to me, but I found that only a few people actually use it. So, I took it upon myself to share it with the world and save them some money and time.
In the early days of the internet, users had to type a long string of characters just to visit a webpage. This IP address looked something like this
126.96.36.199 Can you recognize which website it is?