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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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…
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
220.127.116.11 Can you recognize which website it is?
A year ago, I finished high school and after that hurdle, another one popped up: the pandemic. I had to put my studies on hold and take a gap year. Surprisingly, it was one of the best decisions I ever made because I gained a lot of free time, an uncluttered mind, and the freedom to do anything.
If you are a self-taught programmer, you must have had a similar journey: made projects googling a bunch of stuff, jumped from one technology/language to another, don’t know anything in particular, finally realized GitHub is a lifesaver.
Yes, I am in the…
NFT FAD is in the air. Art worth millions of dollars are being bought as if it's free. This NFT bubble gave artists opportunity amid the crisis, and while NFT gave artists control over their work, a lot of fake copies of masterpieces swirled around the internet.
The value of Art lies in the eyes of the beholder.
I’ll say we got to see the above phrase in action, thanks to NFTs.
Let’s look at what we will discuss-
If you are still wondering…
Let’s cut right to the chase. Here are the problems with the current internet.
21 Century is the digital age, and data is more valuable than gold. This invaluable data is collected by wiring millions of humans to a web called the internet. To make the process more efficient, hundreds of scientists are working on algorithms to predict or manipulate our actions and desires.
This is the business model of the current internet: Collect data, analyze your tastes and preferences, and sell it to advertisers.
This is the toughest problem of the 21 century because we cannot enforce a concrete…
While many are becoming millionaires every day by investing in crypto, some are just on paper, or rather on the digital ledger. These millionaires have lost their bitcoin because they lost their private key and now can’t access their funds.
At the time of this writing, 3M BTC is around $179 Billion! Yup, that’s lost forever.
Let’s discuss some other ways you can lose money and how not to make those mistakes, which you will regret for the rest of…