January 2nd, 2022


this year has been one of the best years of my life. Now that I finally have some free time to look back, I can think through everything that happened clearly. 2021 has been nothing short of amazing considering how I started out. The TL;DR of my year is that I made a ton of new frens, became financially independent, got clarity on what I want to pursue as a career path, got to work on a few cool projects, learned a lot about programming, blockchains, and the applications built on top of them along with the infrastructure that powers them. In 2022 I’ll try my best to back the builder in DCBuilder by shipping cool software.

If you’re looking for a summary of 2021, many others have created much better summaries than I could ever produce, so I will only cover what has happened in my web3 life and things I look forward to in 2022. 

Links for 2021 summaries:

November 14th, 2021

Who am I?

I'm DCBuilder, a blockchain researcher at Moralis, where I write about DeFi, NFTs, DAOs, L2s, MEV and other various topics pertaining to web3/crypto. I have been a front-end developer with an AI/ML background and have recently started the transition to full-stack blockchain development through an EthernautDAO mentorship with Austin Griffith. I'm a fellow member of Waifus Anonymous being an anime/manga enjoyoor and have a Kaneki (Tokyo Ghoul) pfp on Twitter.


In this article, I’ll talk about L2s on Ethereum, the state of the current scaling ecosystem, and why I believe running L2s on top of Ethereum is the most economically and technically sustainable scaling solution long term.