Maximum Extractable Value (MEV)
A Web3 concept, this article
covers both learning to use Ethereum (along with the Ethereum Virtual Machine or EVM) and the concept of Maximum Extractable Value (MEV).
MEV is using a variety of tools within the Ethereum ecosystem to create automated interactions on the blockchain that have positive value for you.
Buildspace “Build your own domain service on Polygon”
A few of you subscribed know that I’ve taken about a half-dozen classes on Buildspace at this point. They’re a great tool to quickly dive into various areas of Web3 smart contract development. This course
will teach you to replicate Ethereum Name Service (ENS)
. Oh, and they’re free courses.
I used this course
to prep for the engineering job I got at Twitter, and I’ve been running through it this last weekend for fun. I’d highly recommend it if you’re looking to review/pick up these skills.
Kenneth Kufluk’s “Experiments” Articles
My friend and former co-worker at Twitter, Kenneth Kufluk
, recently wrote a two-part series on conducting experimentation with software features (part 1
, part 2
). It’s a great insight into industry best-practices.
I mentioned up above that the 14 Islands
website really inspired me to learn some new things. If you’re going to build 3D-based websites in 2022, a great choice is a combo of ThreeJS
. This course
by Bruno Simon
looks phenomenal. I’ve bought it and start next month for anyone wanting to learn in parallel with me. This was also partly inspired by seeing Block’s (formerly Square’s) new homepage
Running a Bitcoin Node
I stood up a Bitcoin light node here locally this month. I used Umbrel OS
running on a Raspberry Pi
coupled with a 2TB SSD. I’m thinking about writing a guide on how to do this, so keep an eye out for that.