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Unveiling the Sci-Fi Spectacle: NextCypher's "Deathlands" Directed by Jonathan Frakes

Jeff Garzik's production company, NextCypher, has enlisted the talents of Star Trek's Jonathan Frakes to direct an adaptation of the sci-fi novel Deathlands. Frakes, known for his role as Commander Riker on Star Trek: The Next Generation, brings his experience as a veteran director who has worked on TV shows like Star Trek: Strange New Worlds, Star Trek: Picard, and Leverage: Redemption to this project. Garzik expressed his excitement by stating that he was "incredibly humbled and blessed" to have Frakes on board. Key Points: Deathlands Adaptation: Based on a series of novels by James Axler and Jack Adrian, Deathlands follows a group of survivors navigating a post-apocalyptic world using teleportation technology. Garzik described the show as a blend of "Mad Max meets AI meets the monsters from Tremors." Refreshed Adaptation: Garzik highlighted that the TV series offers a modern take on the original post-Cold War, post-nuclear war scenario presented in

Unveiling Trends: Crypto Developer Landscape Analysis by Electric Capital

The recent report from Electric Capital presents a mixed bag for the crypto industry, showing a decline in the number of active open-source crypto developers while highlighting positive trends in other key areas. Here's a breakdown of the findings:

Drop in Active Developers

  • A sharp 24% drop in the number of active open-source crypto developers from the end of 2022 through 2023.
  • Just over 22,000 developers currently operate in the industry across various blockchains.

Reasons Behind the Decline

  • The decline is attributed to the crypto winter following the collapse of cryptocurrencies UST and LUNA in May 2022, as well as the FTX collapse in November of the same year.
  • Majority of developers who left the industry in 2023 were new to crypto, with over 52% of developers with one year or less of experience exiting the space by December 2023.

Positive Trends

  • Developers with one to two years of experience only dipped by 1%, while developers with over two years of experience grew by 33% by the year's end.
  • Geographic diversity of developers has increased, with a decline in U.S.-based developers and a rise in developers from non-Western countries in Asia, Africa, and Latin America.
  • Europe continues to lead in producing the most crypto developers globally, with 34% of developers from the region last year.

Development Focus

  • 34% of all developers now work on multiple chains, indicating a growing trend towards multi-chain development in the crypto industry.

The crypto industry faces challenges with the departure of developers, but the resilience and growth seen in experienced developers, geographic diversity, and multi-chain development present promising opportunities for the ecosystem moving forward.


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