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The Ultimate Guide to Crypto Finance. Level up. Go bankless.

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PoolTogether - Leighton Cusack | Meet the Nation
46:27

Bankless Nation, meet PoolTogether and its founder, Leighton Cusack. PoolTogether is a DeFi protocol offering a no-loss lottery generated by its pooled interest.

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📣 DHARMA | From Dollars to DeFi in a Tap!
https://bankless.cc/dharma 
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Meet the Nation: PoolTogether
Guest: Leighton Cusack

PoolTogether is one of the oldest DeFi Protocols, having been around for about two years. It offers users access to no-loss lotteries; founder Leighton Cusack describes it as a savings account, and the interest generated by the collective deposits are combined into randomly selected lotteries. Like most DeFi project, it is permissionless, trustless, and powered by smart contracts.

Unlike legacy lotteries, which require purchasing tickets, access to PoolTogether lotteries only requires depositing funds which can be pulled out in full at any time. There are currently $225 Million in assets deposited in PoolTogether, earning the interest that becomes rewards for the PoolTogether community.

PoolTogether also has a reserve, which contributes to an increasing treasury. These sponsorships are deposits that are not eligible to win prizes. Instead, these returns are circled back to the pool to yield further interest. This is a perpetual growth mechanism for increasing the reward sizes over time.

PoolTogether recently decentralized with its POOL governance token, and POOL was retroactively airdropped to all users earlier this year. It is also distributed to everyone who deposits in one of the lottery pools. The POOL token controls the protocol by managing the reserves, the number of winners announced weekly, integrations and new pools, and the distribution mechanism of the remaining POOL.

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Resources:

PoolTogether
https://pooltogether.com/ 

PoolTogether Discord
https://discord.gg/hxPhPDW 

PoolTogether on Twitter
https://twitter.com/PoolTogether_ 

Leighton on Twitter
https://twitter.com/lay2000lbs?s=20 

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Not financial or tax advice. This channel is strictly educational and is not investment advice or a solicitation to buy or sell any assets or to make any financial decisions. This video is not tax advice. Talk to your accountant. Do your own research.

Disclosure. From time-to-time I may add links in this newsletter to products I use. I may receive commission if you make a purchase through one of these links. Additionally, the Bankless writers hold crypto assets. See our investment disclosures here:
https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/p/bankless-disclosures 

Apr 22, 2021
SotN #43 Coinbase Goes Direct | CIO of Arca Jeff Dorman
01:09:16

In this week's State of the Nation, we bring on Jeff Dorman, Chief Investment Officer and Arca, to measure the magnitude of $COIN on the public markets.

State of the Nation is live-streamed on Tuesdays at 11am PST.

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https://bankless.cc/dharma 
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State of the Nation #43: Coinbase Goes Direct
Guest: Jeff Dorman

Jeff Dorman is Chief Investment Officer at Arca, the digital asset management firm. Jeff leads the investment committee, focusing on risk management for cryptoassets. His work history in both legacy and crypto finance puts him in a unique position to work as a bridge between the two worlds.

The Coinbase Direct Listing also acts as a bridge between the two worlds, and it's undoubtedly a landmark event for the legitimization of the crypto industry. What does this mean for the Banks, Fintech, and Wall Street? What does it mean for Gemini, Uniswap, and Binance?

The first item to discuss to answer these questions is how the media and crypto twitter alike were off in their interpretation of this event. The volatile price action in the first moments of the listing were surprising to many, but Jeff explains that this shouldn't be surprising at all, given that there are no underwriters or built-in stability in a direct listing like $COIN's. He expects that there will be volatility and price discovery over a longer stretch of time before the stock moves to a more stable valuation.

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Resources:

Jeff's Article on Coinbase:
https://www.ar.ca/blog/crypto-market-recap-02-28-21 

Arca:
https://www.ar.ca/ 

Jeff on Twitter:
https://twitter.com/jdorman81?s=20 

$COIN Price
https://www.tradingview.com/chart/?symbol=NASDAQ%3ACOIN 

Coinbase S1 Filings:
https://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1679788/000162828021003168/coinbaseglobalincs-1.htm 

Coinbase Analytics:
https://www.theblockcrypto.com/data/crypto-markets/public-companies 

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This Week on Bankless:

📛 Bankless Badge Week (4/20): https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/p/how-to-win-free-stuff-with-your-bankless 
📈 Market Monday (4/19): https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/p/6-tips-to-succeed-in-this-bull-market 
📖 Before Bitcoin (4/19): https://shows.banklesshq.com/p/-before-bitcoin-pet3rpan 
🧢 Weekly Action Recap (4/17): https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/p/price-discovery-mode-weekly-recap 
🗞️ Weekly Rollup (4/16): https://shows.banklesshq.com/p/-rollup-btc-and-eth-ath-coin-berlin 

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Not financial or tax advice. This channel is strictly educational and is not investment advice or a solicitation to buy or sell any assets or to make any financial decisions. This video is not tax advice. Talk to your accountant. Do your own research.

Disclosure. From time-to-time I may add links in this newsletter to products I use. I may receive commission if you make a purchase through one of these links. Additionally, the Bankless writers hold crypto assets. See our investment disclosures here:
https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/p/bankless-disclosures 

Apr 21, 2021
61 - Before Bitcoin | Peter Pan
01:58:14

Peter Pan has been a key member of the Ethereum Ecosystem, and in 2018, he wrote a 4-part series titled "Before Bitcoin," which covers the modern history of cryptography.

We first bring him onto the podcast for an interview, followed by a reading of the full series by David.

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💰 GEMINI | FIAT & CRYPTO EXCHANGE
https://bankless.cc/go-gemini 

🦊 METAMASK | DEFI PASSPORT
https://bankless.cc/metamask 

🦄 UNISWAP | DECENTRALIZED FUNDING
http://bankless.cc/uniswap 

🔀 BALANCER | EXCHANGE & POOL ASSETS
https://bankless.cc/balancer 

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📣 DHARMA | From Dollars to DeFi in a Tap!
https://bankless.cc/dharma 
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Bankless Podcast #61 - Before Bitcoin
Guest: Pet3rPan

Pet3rPan is a community-first investor at 1kx and part of the leadership of both MetaCartel Ventures and VentureDAO. His involvement in the crypto space is broad and deep, exemplified by his authoring of the Before Bitcoin series that we dive into in this episode.

He was compelled to write the piece as he entered the crypto space, determined to build a depth of knowledge about the history and underlying technology of distributed ledgers powered by public-key cryptography. Modern cryptography doesn't exist in a vacuum, and there is a vast historical landscape to explore and provide context for the underlying principles that power the internet today and drive the innovation of the internet tomorrow.

The story of today's cryptocurrency did not begin with Satoshi's Bitcoin whitepaper in 2009. It began decades earlier in the 1970s as cryptography was revolutionized by Cypherpunks, who discovered new mechanisms for the secure transfer of information. They pursued these ends through their shared values of privacy, self-sovereignty, freedom of information, etc.

This episode begins with a brief interview with Pet3rPan, followed by a 'David Reads' of all four Before Bitcoin articles.

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Resources:

pet3rpan on Twitter:
https://twitter.com/pet3rpan_?s=20 

Before Bitcoin Part 1:
https://pet3rpan.medium.com/history-of-things-before-bitcoin-cryptocurrency-part-one-e199f02ca380 

Before Bitcoin Part 2:
https://pet3rpan.medium.com/history-of-things-before-bitcoin-cryptocurrency-part-two-94c4576005  

Before Bitcoin Part 3:
https://pet3rpan.medium.com/before-bitcoin-pt-3-90s-cryptowars-e857915fab82 

Before Bitcoin Part 4:
https://pet3rpan.medium.com/before-bitcoin-pt-4-00s-new-millenium-426d6e3dcb1a 

The Digital Culture Revolution:
https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/p/the-digital-culture-revolution 

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This Week on Bankless:

🧢 Weekly Action Recap (4/17): https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/p/price-discovery-mode-weekly-recap 
🗞️ Weekly Rollup (4/16): https://shows.banklesshq.com/p/-rollup-btc-and-eth-ath-coin-berlin 
🏴 Cryptex & Element (4/13): https://shows.banklesshq.com/p/sotn-42-ethereum-devs-building-defi 
⚒️ How to Use dYdX (4/13): https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/p/how-to-trade-on-the-dydx-rollup 

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Not financial or tax advice. This channel is strictly educational and is not investment advice or a solicitation to buy or sell any assets or to make any financial decisions. This video is not tax advice. Talk to your accountant. Do your own research.

Disclosure. From time-to-time I may add links in this newsletter to products I use. I may receive commission if you make a purchase through one of these links. Additionally, the Bankless writers hold crypto assets. See our investment disclosures here:
https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/p/bankless-disclosures 

Apr 19, 2021
ROLLUP: 3rd Week of April (BTC & ETH ATH, $COIN, Berlin Upgrade, Gary Gensler SEC, Bull Market)
01:14:59

Download the crypto meta to your brain in this weekly show.

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BANKLESS SPONSOR TOOLS:

💰 GEMINI | FIAT & CRYPTO EXCHANGE
https://bankless.cc/go-gemini 

🦊 METAMASK | DEFI PASSPORT
https://bankless.cc/metamask 

🦄 UNISWAP | DECENTRALIZED FUNDING
http://bankless.cc/uniswap

🔀 BALANCER | EXCHANGE & POOL ASSETS
https://bankless.cc/balancer  

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📣 DHARMA | From Dollars to DeFi in a Tap!
https://bankless.cc/dharma 
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Topics Covered:


Compound TVL
https://twitter.com/defipulse/status/1380889501283799042 
$COIN Price
https://www.tradingview.com/symbols/NASDAQ-COIN/ 
Who’s Buying COIN?
https://www.theblockcrypto.com/linked/101760/cathie-wood-ark-246-million-coinbase-stocks 


RELEASES
Maker / AAVE Proposal
https://forum.makerdao.com/t/discussion-direct-deposit-dai-module-d3m/7357 
Gas Fees Down?
https://twitter.com/0xEther/status/1381513763661176834?s=20 
Binance Tokenized Stonks
https://www.theblockcrypto.com/post/101335/binance-launches-tokenized-stock-trading-tesla 
Raid Guild Smart Invoice
https://medium.com/raid-guild/introducing-smart-invoice-211776245a0b 


NEWS
Coinbase Public Listing
https://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1679788/000162828021003168/coinbaseglobalincs-1.htm 
Coinbase Giving Shares to Employees
https://twitter.com/CoinDesk/status/1382163782315704322?s=20 
Ethereum Berlin
https://blog.ethereum.org/2021/03/08/ethereum-berlin-upgrade-announcement/ 
JPM & Mastercard invest in Consensys
https://www.coindesk.com/ethereum-hub-consensys-raises-65m-from-big-banks-and-blockchain-builders 
Gitcoin Raise
https://twitter.com/gitcoin/status/1382411085161099265 
dYdX L2 Volume
https://imgur.com/a/nFdygKj 
MakerDAO Real World Assets
https://twitter.com/nomos_paradox/status/1381684052969721856?s=20 
Epic Games Raises $1B for NFTs
https://venturebeat.com/2021/04/13/epic-games-raises-1-billlion-to-fund-long-term-metaverse-plans/amp/ 
41:20 Immutable Integrations
https://twitter.com/Immutable/status/1382548807083204610 
Regulation
https://www.theblockcrypto.com/linked/101595/us-senate-confirms-gary-gensler-as-joe-bidens-sec-commissioner 
https://www.theblockcrypto.com/linked/101553/sec-peirce-token-safe-harbor-update 
HSBC Bans Crypto
https://twitter.com/cameron/status/1380526047188369409?s=21 

TAKES
WSB Allows Crypto
https://twitter.com/cyounessi1/status/1382519260392591361 
Hard to Use ETH?
https://twitter.com/RyanSAdams/status/1381618315513200643?s=20 
NYSE vs. Uniswap
https://twitter.com/haydenzadams/status/1381677367358283783 
“Thereum”
https://twitter.com/ryansadams/status/1382701166757347350?s=21 
How Long Bull Market?
https://twitter.com/ryansadams/status/1382503698442678273?s=21 
ETH Killers vs. Infrastructure
https://twitter.com/JimmyRagosa/status/1381613502276775946?s=20 
Vitalik on Maximalism
https://twitter.com/BanklessHQ/status/1381468493317505028?s=20 

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This Week on Bankless:

🏴 SotN w/ Cryptex & Element (4/13: https://shows.banklesshq.com/p/sotn-42-ethereum-devs-building-defi 
⚒️ How to Use dYdX (4/13): https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/p/how-to-trade-on-the-dydx-rollup 
📈 Market Monday (4/12): https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/p/coinbase-week-market-monday 
🎙️Podcast w/ Hester Peirce (4/12): https://shows.banklesshq.com/p/-the-sec-and-defi-hester-peirce 

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Not financial or tax advice. This channel is strictly educational and is not investment advice or a solicitation to buy or sell any assets or to make any financial decisions. This video is not tax advice. Talk to your accountant. Do your own research.

Disclosure. From time-to-time I may add links in this newsletter to products I use. I may receive commission if you make a purchase through one of these links. Additionally, the Bankless writers hold crypto assets. See our investment disclosures here:
https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/p/bankless-disclosures 

Apr 16, 2021
AMA with Stefan Ionescu of Reflexer Labs
58:47

Stefan Ionescu is a Founder of Reflexer Labs, the team behind the RAI stablecoin (or is it fair to even call it a stablecoin? Tune in to find out!)

Like all our AMAs, the interview is live and incorporates questions from our Inner Circle Discord and live YouTube Chat. These are hosted the 2nd and 4th Wednesday each month, so mark your calendars, tune in, and ask questions!
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💰 GEMINI | FIAT & CRYPTO EXCHANGE
https://bankless.cc/go-gemini 

🦊 METAMASK | DEFI PASSPORT
https://bankless.cc/metamask 

🦄 UNISWAP | DECENTRALIZED EXCHANGE
http://bankless.cc/uniswap 

🔀 KWENTA | SYNTHETIC ASSET EXCHANGE
https://bankless.cc/kwenta 

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Resources:

Reflexer Labs:
https://reflexer.finance/ 

Stefan on Twitter:
https://twitter.com/stefan__ionescu?s=20 

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This Week on Bankless:

🏴 SotN w/ Cryptex & Element (4/13: https://shows.banklesshq.com/p/sotn-42-ethereum-devs-building-defi 
⚒️ How to Use dYdX (4/13): https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/p/how-to-trade-on-the-dydx-rollup 
📈 Market Monday (4/12): https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/p/coinbase-week-market-monday 
🎙️Podcast w/ Hester Peirce (4/12): https://shows.banklesshq.com/p/-the-sec-and-defi-hester-peirce 
🧢 Weekly Action Recap (4/10): https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/p/the-coinbase-tsunami-weekly-recap 
🗞️ Weekly Rollup (4/9): https://shows.banklesshq.com/p/-rollup-coinbase-ipo-fei-protocol 

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Not financial or tax advice. This channel is strictly educational and is not investment advice or a solicitation to buy or sell any assets or to make any financial decisions. This video is not tax advice. Talk to your accountant. Do your own research.

Disclosure. From time-to-time I may add links in this newsletter to products I use. I may receive commission if you make a purchase through one of these links. Additionally, the Bankless writers hold crypto assets. See our investment disclosures here:
https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/p/bankless-disclosures 

Apr 15, 2021
SotN #42: Ethereum Devs Building DeFi | Preston Van Loon and Will Villanueva
01:26:05

Both Preston Van Loon of Cryptex and Will Willanueva of Element Finance have helped build the Ethereum Protocol, but are now both working on DeFi apps.

In this State of the Nation, we dive into what it's like for Ethereum Devs building DeFi.

State of the Nations are Livestreamed on Tuesdays at 11am PST.
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💰 GEMINI | FIAT & CRYPTO EXCHANGE
https://bankless.cc/go-gemini 

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https://bankless.cc/metamask 

🦄 UNISWAP | DECENTRALIZED EXCHANGE
http://bankless.cc/uniswap 

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https://bankless.cc/kwenta 
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State of the Nation #42: Ethereum Devs Building DeFi
Guests: Preston Van Loon & Will Villanueva

Tremendous work has been (and is still being) done to develop Ethereum 2, and just as much innovation is happening in Ethereum's app layer, DeFi. In this week's State of the Nation, we bring on guys who have done both: Preston Van Loon and Will Villanueva.

Preston Van Loon is a former Google software engineer who switched to crypto full-time after Vitalik put 1000 ETH into Prysmatic Labs, which Preston founded. Prysmatic labs is now the most popular ETH 2 client. Preston is also the co-founder of a brand new DeFi app ‘Cryptex’, which is a collateralized synthetic asset that tracks the total market cap of all crypto-assets.

Will Villanueva is a former team member of the Quilt team at Consensys and contributed to a mountain of R&D on Ethereum sharding. Will is now the CEO of Element, which offers high yield fixed income for DeFi assets. Element works by breaking a single token into two different ones; a yield-bearing token, and a principle token.

We brought both Will and Preston because their unique work histories of first helping build the Ethereum Protocol and now building DeFi apps. We discuss how their experiences have shaped their current projects, the trajectory of Ethereum and its app layer, and the timing of it all.

"The Hardest Problems Draw the Smartest People."
- Preston Van Loon

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Resources:

Cryptex:
https://cryptex.finance/ 

Element Finance:
https://element.fi/ 

Preston on Twitter:
https://twitter.com/preston_vanloon?s=20 

Will on Twitter:
https://twitter.com/wjvill?s=20 

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This Week on Bankless:

⚒️ How to Use dYdX (4/13: https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/p/how-to-trade-on-the-dydx-rollup 
📈 Market Monday (4/12): https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/p/coinbase-week-market-monday 
🎙️Podcast w/ Hester Peirce (4/12): https://shows.banklesshq.com/p/-the-sec-and-defi-hester-peirce 
🧢 Weekly Action Recap (4/10): https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/p/the-coinbase-tsunami-weekly-recap 
🗞️ Weekly Rollup (4/9): https://shows.banklesshq.com/p/-rollup-coinbase-ipo-fei-protocol
🏴 dYdX & StarkWare (4/6): https://shows.banklesshq.com/p/sotn-41-scaling-defi-with-dydx-and 
⚒️ How to Crypto Tax (4/6): https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/p/how-to-do-crypto-taxes-for-the-lazy 

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Not financial or tax advice. This channel is strictly educational and is not investment advice or a solicitation to buy or sell any assets or to make any financial decisions. This video is not tax advice. Talk to your accountant. Do your own research.

Disclosure. From time-to-time I may add links in this newsletter to products I use. I may receive commission if you make a purchase through one of these links. Additionally, the Bankless writers hold crypto assets. See our investment disclosures here:
https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/p/bankless-disclosures 

Apr 14, 2021
60 - The SEC and DeFi | Hester Peirce
01:28:25

Bankless Fan and SEC Commissioner Hester Peirce comes on the podcast to discuss tokens, DeFi, 'self-driving banks,' and regulation.

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BANKLESS SPONSOR TOOLS:

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🦊 METAMASK | DEFI PASSPORT
https://bankless.cc/metamask 

🦄 UNISWAP | DECENTRALIZED EXCHANGE
http://bankless.cc/uniswap 

🔀 KWENTA | SYNTHETIC ASSET EXCHANGE
https://bankless.cc/kwenta 

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Bankless Podcast #60 - SEC & DeFi
Guest: Hester Peirce

Hester Peirce is one of five SEC Commissioners and has been a knowledgable advocate for crypto as the world works out how to regulate the budding industry. The main goals of the Security & Exchange Commission are threefold – to protect investors; maintain fair, orderly, and efficient markets; and facilitate capital formation. The SEC governs far more than crypto, but increasing attention is coming to the space as capital gravitates into it.

Regulating crypto begins with officially establishing the asset class, e.g. currencies, capital assets, commodities, equities, et al. The next step is giving these assets legitimacy in existing financial institutions through exchange-traded products like a Bitcoin ETF.

Below the base money layer, there exists Layer 0, the social layer. Layer 0 must be willing to officially play ball with the cryptoeconomy, and that's what makes regulators like Hester so important. The net optimization of these layers makes for an unequivocally better society: a more inclusive, equitable, and efficient one.

Hester believes in governing principles, not specific technologies. It's important here to remember the three main goals of the SEC. The value propositions of crypto – providing a permissionless, trustless, and verifiable means to transact – are in accord with the values of a free state. The role of government is to encourage and protect mutually beneficial, voluntary engagement among citizens.

Although the harmony between crypto's core values and those of a free state are readily apparent to a seasoned Bankless listener, the rest of Layer 0 must still be convinced. Crypto is a frontier with infinite possibilities, and effectively regulating such an ecosystem is a massive task. However, based on this conversation, there seem to be many reasons to be optimistic about the future of Crypto & DeFi regulation.

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Resources:

🚀 Atomic Trading 🚀
https://www.sec.gov/news/speech/peirce-atomic-trading-2021-02-22 

Get Ready For Self-Driving Banks
https://www.ft.com/content/c1caca5b-01f7-41be-85a4-3ecb883f2417 

Gary Gensler MIT Crypto Course
https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLUl4u3cNGP63UUkfL0onkxF6MYgVa04Fn 

Hester on Twitter:
https://twitter.com/HesterPeirce?s=20 

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This Week on Bankless:

🧢 Weekly Action Recap (4/10): https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/p/the-coinbase-tsunami-weekly-recap 
🗞️ Weekly Rollup (4/9): https://shows.banklesshq.com/p/-rollup-coinbase-ipo-fei-protocol 
🏴 dYdX & StarkWare (4/6): https://shows.banklesshq.com/p/sotn-41-scaling-defi-with-dydx-and 
⚒️ How to Crypto Tax (4/6): https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/p/how-to-do-crypto-taxes-for-the-lazy 

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Not financial or tax advice. This channel is strictly educational and is not investment advice or a solicitation to buy or sell any assets or to make any financial decisions. This video is not tax advice. Do your own research.

Disclaimer: The views expressed in the episode are those of Hester Peirce, not the SEC nor any of her fellow commissioners.

Disclosure: From time-to-time I may add links in this newsletter to products I use. I may receive commission if you make a purchase through one of these links. Additionally, the Bankless writers hold crypto assets. See our investment disclosures here:
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Apr 12, 2021
ROLLUP: 2nd Week of April (Coinbase IPO, FEI Protocol, DeFi Shopify, ETH 2 Merge, BTC ETFs)
01:26:34

Download the crypto meta to your brain in this weekly show.
Anthony Sassano's filling in for Ryan this week!

Anthony on Twitter:
https://twitter.com/sassal0x?s=20 

The Daily Gwei:
https://thedailygwei.substack.com/ 

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Topics Covered:

Intro

MARKETS

DAO Treasuries
https://open-orgs.info/ 

RELEASES
DCinvestor Newsletter ‘The Catalyst’
https://twitter.com/iamDCinvestor/status/1378378885516177409 
Cryptex.Finance
https://medium.com/cryptexfinance/introducing-ctx-governance-powering-the-tcap-protocol-c1b32ce084bc 
dYdX on StarkWare
https://shows.banklesshq.com/p/sotn-41-scaling-defi-with-dydx-and 
MVI Index
https://www.tokensets.com/portfolio/mvi 
BED Proposal
https://twitter.com/indexcoop/status/1380247275625197570?s=21 
Alchemix Upgrade
https://twitter.com/AlchemixFi/status/1379072309735026690?s=20 
Fei Protocol
https://twitter.com/bantg/status/1379755790496641025?s=20 
Connext & Polygon
https://youtu.be/g4YggCqyLrI 
Coinbase
https://www.theblockcrypto.com/linked/100235/coinbase-direct-listing-april-nasdaq 

NEWS
Cuban - ETH is Money
DeFi Shopify
https://twitter.com/tobi/status/1378116793370349569?s=21 
1 Week Until Berlin Upgrade!
https://ethernodes.org/berlin 
Polygon Killing It
https://twitter.com/CamiRusso/status/1379839772831662084?s=20 
ETH 2 Merge
https://twitter.com/drakefjustin/status/1379052831982956547?s=20 
Immutable X
https://twitter.com/GodsUnchained/status/1380008581718757379 
SuperRare Raise
https://medium.com/superrare/superrare-raises-9m-to-build-the-future-of-art-collecting-e2b3ded227e8 
CryptoPunks on Christie’s
https://twitter.com/ChristiesInc/status/1380236081472364550?s=20 
Tom Brady NFT Platform
https://www.cnn.com/2021/04/06/tech/tom-brady-nft-autograph/index.html 
Overly Attached Girlfriend
https://foundation.app/laina/overly-attached-girlfriend-17046 

Grayscale ETF
https://grayscaleinvest.medium.com/grayscales-intentions-for-a-bitcoin-etf-b11e4faf4c05 
Rapid News
https://twitter.com/michael_saylor/status/1379042960994668548?s=21 
https://u.today/jpmorgan-adjusts-its-bitcoin-target-to-130000-predicting-strong-institutional-adoption' 
https://www.theblockcrypto.com/post/100860/ledger-shopify-class-action-lawsuit-filed 
https://twitter.com/sbf_alameda/status/1379791522908934146?s=21 

TAKES
Coinbase Takes
https://twitter.com/econoar/status/1377849659058581507?s=21 
https://twitter.com/jebus911/status/1380154418251849735?s=20 
https://twitter.com/twobitidiot/status/1379968147739017216?s=20 

Balancer & Algorand…?
https://twitter.com/immutbl/status/1379503694476021763?s=20
Ethereum’s Event Horizon
https://twitter.com/TrustlessState/status/1378488899849216002?s=20

What David is Excited About

What Anthony is Excited About

MEME

Closing & Disclaimers

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This Week on Bankless:

🧠 Decentralized VC (4/8): https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/p/decentralized-vc-will-eat-venture 
✏️ Index Coop (4/7): https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/p/building-a-decentralized-blackrock 
🏴 dYdX & StarkWare (4/6): https://shows.banklesshq.com/p/sotn-41-scaling-defi-with-dydx-and 
⚒️ How to Crypto Tax (4/6): https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/p/how-to-do-crypto-taxes-for-the-lazy 
📈 Market Monday (4/5): https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/p/crypto-is-about-to-melt-faces-market 
🎙️Hayden Adams Podcast (4/5): https://shows.banklesshq.com/p/-uniswap-hayden-adams 
🗞️Weekly Rollup (4/2): https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/p/ethereum-visa-weekly-recap-526 

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Disclosure. From time-to-time I may add links in this newsletter to products I use. I may receive commission if you make a purchase through one of these links. Additionally, the Bankless writers hold crypto assets. See our investment disclosures here:
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Apr 09, 2021
SotN #41: Scaling DeFi with dYdX and StarkWare
01:18:51

Antonio Juliano is Founder of dYdX, and Uri Kolodny is CEO of StarkWare.

State of the Nation is live-streamed on Tuesdays at 11am PT.

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State of the Nation #41: Scaling DeFi
Guests: Antonio Juliano & Uri Kolodny

Antonio Juliano (founder of dYdX) and Uri Kolodny (CEO of StarkWare) join this edition of State of the Nation to discuss their new announcement: dYdX, in partnership with StarkWare, recently released a Layer 2 Product for Perpetual Contracts, which namely allows for leveraged trading.

Perpetual Contracts expose investors to a synthetic contract, representing the price action of a given asset. The nature of perpetual contracts allow for flexibility and expression in the financial mechanisms powering the contract, giving traders the ability to use leverage. These types of contracts attract high-level, high-frequency traders and make scalability crucial for a platform to be capital-efficient.

StarkEx is StarkWare's scalability app, which uses StarkWare's Cairo, a Turing Complete coding platform, to support Layer 2 Scaling for transfers, trading, derivatives, and NFTs. dYdX rebuilt its interface, backend, and order-book; it then paired with StarkEx to create a scaled, decentralized derivatives exchange. Throughout the development and launch of its new product, dYdX has continued to emphasize the DeFi core values of being non-custodial, trustless, and permissionless.

A major upgrade is cross-margining on dYdX, which allows users to provide universal collateral, instead of having to provide collateral for each market. Other improvements include lower gas prices, increased oracle performance, higher maximum leverage, and no minimum trade size. With these upgrades, dYdX offers better performance with no loss in decentralization or security.

This is how DeFi needs to scale – increasing performance while maintaining decentralization and security.

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Resources:

dYdX Announcement Post:
https://dydx.exchange/blog/public 

dYdX:
https://dydx.exchange/ 

StarkWare:
https://starkware.co/ 

Antonio on Twitter:
https://twitter.com/AntonioMJuliano?s=20 

Uri on Twitter:
https://twitter.com/ukolodny?s=20 

An Incomplete Guide to Rollups:
https://vitalik.ca/general/2021/01/05/rollup.html 

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This Week on Bankless:

⚒️ How to Crypto Tax (4/7): https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/p/how-to-do-crypto-taxes-for-the-lazy 
🎙️Hayden Adams Podcast (4/6): https://shows.banklesshq.com/p/-uniswap-hayden-adams 
🧢 Weekly Action Recap (4/3): https://shows.banklesshq.com/p/-rollup-visa-on-eth-snl-nft-skit 
🗞️Weekly Rollup (4/2): https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/p/ethereum-visa-weekly-recap-526 
🚨 Alpha Alert: Fei Protocol: https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/p/-alpha-alert-fei-protocol-genesis 
🦄 The Story of PleasrDAO (3/31): https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/p/xykan-ethereum-story 
⚒️ How to Stream Money (3/30): https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/p/how-to-stream-money 

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Disclosure. From time-to-time I may add links in this newsletter to products I use. I may receive commission if you make a purchase through one of these links. Additionally, the Bankless writers hold crypto assets. See our investment disclosures here:
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Apr 07, 2021
59 - Uniswap | Hayden Adams
02:25:33

Hayden Adams is the inventor of Uniswap, the decentralized trading protocol.
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Bankless Podcast #59 - Uniswap
Guest: Hayden Adams

Hayden Adams is the creator of Uniswap, the decentralized trading protocol and DAO. Before inventing DeFi's largest asset exchange, he was laid off from his mechanical engineering job in the summer of 2017. Excited by Ethereum and Vitalik's blog post on automated market making, he learned to code smart contracts using Solidity.

Uniswap's V1 Mainnet launch came in the middle of the crypto bear market in November 2018. Since then, it has experienced exponential growth and traction, with liquidity providers like MakerDAO bolstering Uniswap's early ecosystem. Uniswap V2 brought pivotal upgrades to the user experience, bug fixes, and improvements to the Oracle architecture.

From its genesis, Uniswap has emphasized the decentralized, permissionless properties of Ethereum. Uniswap's tools enable anyone to create a liquidity pool to exchange on, and it has become the de facto hub of DeFi as a sandbox for the 'long tail' of endless decentralized assets. Uniswap's openness, functionality, and legitimacy have allowed it to rise to its current position as a DeFi staple.

On September 16th, 2020, Uniswap launched its UNI token with a widely distributed airdrop to each Ethereum address that had interacted on the Uniswap platform – over 500,000 accounts. This drop exemplifies DeFi's promises of wealth distribution, communal equity, and decentralized governance.

On March 23rd, 2021, Uniswap announced V3 to go live on Ethereum mainnet in May of 2021. The most significant change in this upgrade is concentrated liquidity, which allows individual liquidity providers to control where their liquidity is allocated along the price curve for a given asset pair. This allows freedom for infinite liquidity providing strategies and presents a flexibility that incentivizes an optimized trading curve.

In this 2.5 hour episode, Hayden walks us through the entirety of Uniswap, from its genesis to its present state and beyond.

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Resources:

Uniswap
https://uniswap.org/ 

Hayden on Twitter
https://twitter.com/haydenzadams?s=20 

V0 Birthday Blog:
https://medium.com/uniswap/uniswap-birthday-blog-v0-7a91f3f6a1ba 

V3 Announcement post:
https://uniswap.org/blog/uniswap-v3/ 

Vitalik's Market Maker Blog Post:
https://vitalik.ca/general/2017/06/22/marketmakers.html 

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This Week on Bankless:

🧢 Weekly Action Recap (4/3): https://shows.banklesshq.com/p/-rollup-visa-on-eth-snl-nft-skit 
🗞️Weekly Rollup (4/2): https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/p/ethereum-visa-weekly-recap-526 
🚨 Alpha Alert: Fei Protocol: https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/p/-alpha-alert-fei-protocol-genesis 
🦄 The Story of PleasrDAO (3/31): https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/p/xykan-ethereum-story 
⚒️ How to Stream Money (3/30): https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/p/how-to-stream-money 
🏴 SotN w/ Crypto Bobby (3/30): https://shows.banklesshq.com/p/-sotn-40-get-a-job-in-crypto-rob 

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Uniswap is a Bankless Sponsor.

Disclosure. From time-to-time I may add links in this newsletter to products I use. I may receive commission if you make a purchase through one of these links. Additionally, the Bankless writers hold crypto assets. See our investment disclosures here:
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Apr 05, 2021
ROLLUP: 1st Week of April (Visa on ETH, SNL NFT Skit, PayPal Crypto, Bankless & Wells Fargo)
01:04:01

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RESOURCES

ETH / BTC
https://twitter.com/cburniske/status/1377704242706849796?s=20 
Index Coop Revenue
https://twitter.com/AlphaLemonade/status/1375917785717432323?s=20 
FLI Token (2x ETH)
https://www.tokensets.com/portfolio/ethfli 
Filecoin Fully Diluted Valuation
https://www.coingecko.com/en/coins/filecoin 

RELEASES
zkEVM in May?
https://twitter.com/zksync/status/1375807885742125058?s=27 
Projects on L2
https://twitter.com/deversifi/status/1376537192621862912?s=20 
PayPal Crypto Checkout Service
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-crypto-currency-paypal-exclusive-idUSKBN2BM10N 
Element Finance
https://twitter.com/element_fi/status/1377315823879086081 
Synthetix L2 Staking
https://blog.synthetix.io/oe-integrated-into-staking/ 
FEI Genesis
https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/p/-alpha-alert-fei-protocol-genesis 

26:03 NEWS
Bankless & Wells Fargo ;)
https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/p/bankless-acquired-by-wells-fargo 
Optimism Launch Delayed
https://optimismpbc.medium.com/optimistically-cautious-767a898f90c8 
Visa, the ETH Sidechain
https://www.theblockcrypto.com/post/99639/visa-now-settles-payments-in-usdc-stablecoin-ethereum 
Tether vs DAI
https://twitter.com/RyanSAdams/status/1376980581247029249?s=20 
Aave and Polygon
https://www.coindesk.com/defi-major-aave-working-with-polygon-to-bypass-ethereum-congestion 
SNL NFT Skit
https://youtu.be/mrNOYudaMAc?t=46 
Michael Jordan & Top Shot
https://www.coindesk.com/michael-jordan-joins-305m-investment-in-firm-behind-nba-top-shot 
‘x * y = k’
https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/p/xykan-ethereum-story 
Opensea & Immutable X
https://www.theblockcrypto.com/linked/100084/opensea-nft-layer-2-immutable-x 
Goldman Offering Bitcoin
https://www.cnbc.com/2021/03/31/bitcoin-goldman-is-close-to-offering-bitcoin-to-its-richest-clients.html 
Coinbase Listing
https://cftc.gov/PressRoom/PressReleases/8369-21 
FTX Arena
https://www.cnbc.com/2021/03/26/crypto-industry-to-get-first-major-us-stadium-with-miami-dade-county-approving-ftx-for-heat-home.html 

46:08 TAKES
Who’s Buying NFTs?
https://twitter.com/UltraXBT/status/1375284492730916869?s=20 
PoW, the Stepping Stone
https://www.reddit.com/r/ethereum/comments/mf31ia/a_brain_dump_on_pos_vs_pow_arguments/gsm1dnc/
Has Ethereum Changed?
https://twitter.com/panekkkk/status/1376620862657429508 
Governance Proposals Over VC
https://twitter.com/haydenzadams/status/1377356181254119429?s=21 
Crypto Culture is Tight
https://twitter.com/TrustlessState/status/1377726365298950145

What David’s Excited About
Rugging the Fed
https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/p/visa-is-going-to-pay-eth-holders-ebe 

What Ryan’s Excited About
Hayden Adams Podcast
https://youtu.be/uQS7WuQtXWs 

MEME OF THE WEEK
https://twitter.com/deversifi/status/1377517957547487232?s=20 

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This Week on Bankless:

🦄 Uniswap | Hayden Adams: https://youtu.be/uQS7WuQtXWs 
🚨 Alpha Alert: Fei Protocol: https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/p/-alpha-alert-fei-protocol-genesis 
🦄 The Story of PleasrDAO (3/31): https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/p/xykan-ethereum-story 
⚒️ How to Stream Money (3/30): https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/p/how-to-stream-money 
🏴 SotN w/ Crypto Bobby (3/30): https://shows.banklesshq.com/p/-sotn-40-get-a-job-in-crypto-rob 
🎙️ EIP-1559 With Hasu (3/29): https://shows.banklesshq.com/p/-eip-1559-hasu 
📈 Market Monday (3/29): https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/p/visa-is-going-to-pay-eth-holders 

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Not financial or tax advice. This channel is strictly educational and is not investment advice or a solicitation to buy or sell any assets or to make any financial decisions. This video is not tax advice. Talk to your accountant. Do your own research.

Disclosure. From time-to-time I may add links in this newsletter to products I use. I may receive commission if you make a purchase through one of these links. Additionally, the Bankless writers hold crypto assets. See our investment disclosures here:
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Apr 02, 2021
SotN #40: Get a Job In Crypto: Rob Paone of Proof of Talent
01:00:07

Rob Paone, aka Crypto Bobby, joins Bankless to tell you how to get a job in crypto.

State of the Nation is live-streamed on Tuesdays at 11am PT

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SotN #40: Get a Job in Crypto
Guest: Rob Paone (Crypto Bobby)

In this week's State of the Nation, we discuss the emerging crypto economy. Rob Paone is the founder of Proof of Talent, a recruiting and search firm that places candidates in professional roles in the crypto space. Few people are more equipped to discuss the job market in the cryptocurrency industry.

Rob is also known by his Youtube persona, Crypto Bobby. He has transitioned into the space's premier career recruiter and is taking advantage of crypto's huge growth potential. In the legacy world, most of the profitable ideas and services have already been capitalized. Crypto exists on the other end of the spectrum, where the market gaps are vast and ripe for opportunity.

Rob's fundamental approach for candidates seeking employment is one of bootstrapping. The market is geared towards those with a technical background, but the key is finding what sets you apart and proving it. Passion and knowledge should naturally turn into finding like-minded communities and contributing.

There is a premium on authenticity, commitment, and value. For those actively seeking a profession in crypto, there are ways to get involved and make yourself invaluable. Are you a tourist, or are you a settler?

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RESOURCES:

Proof of Talent:
https://proofoftalent.co/ 

Rob on Twitter:
https://twitter.com/crypto_bobby?s=20 
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THIS WEEK ON BANKLESS:

⚒️ How to Stream Money (3/30): https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/p/how-to-stream-money 
🎙️ EIP-1559 With Hasu (3/29): https://shows.banklesshq.com/p/-eip-1559-hasu 
📈 Market Monday (3/29): https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/p/visa-is-going-to-pay-eth-holders 
🧢 Weekly Action Recap (3/27): https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/p/fidelitys-bitcoin-etf-weekly-recap 
🗞️ Weekly Rollup (3/26): https://shows.banklesshq.com/p/-rollup-uniswap-v3-fidelity-etf-btc 

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Disclosure. From time-to-time I may add links in this newsletter to products I use. I may receive commission if you make a purchase through one of these links. Additionally, the Bankless writers hold crypto assets. See our investment disclosures here:
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Mar 31, 2021
58 - EIP-1559 | Hasu
01:36:53

Hasu is a pioneer and thought leader in the world of cryptoeconomic research.

He is a rare voice in crypto, unafraid to speak his mind and break ranks with both Ethereans and Bitcoiners. His takes were often varied and elusive… until the EIP-1559 proposal. Dive in to learn what changed his mind.
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🎙️Bankless Podcast Episode #58: EIP-1559
March 29th, 2021

Guest: Hasu

Hasu is a renowned pseudonymous researcher in the cryptoeconomic space, and we have been long impressed by his clear, sober ideas. In his second appearance on the pod, we dive deeply into EIP-1559, covering its technicals but also the social & cultural implications of the proposal.

When it comes to the field of cryptoeconomics, Hasu is most compelled by research on establishing and maintening economic security. EIP-1559 embodies these concepts through its transaction fee dynamics, regulation of gas prices, and novel mechanisms for users to buy transactions on the network.

Properly incentivizing validators to come to consensus is necessary for a cryptoeconomically secure platform. EIP-1559 aims to accomplish this by regulating the consumption of resources on the network, fixing the price of gas on a block while allowing its quantity to float.

The changes under EIP-1559 allow Ethereum to incentivize its deflationary mechanism, mitigate Miner Extracted Value (MEV), and improve the user experience for individuals transacting on the Ethereum network. Tune in as Hasu's refreshing and credible perspective conceptualizes this multi-faceted cryptoeconomic system.

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RESOURCES:

Uncommon Core Blog/Podcast:
https://uncommoncore.co/ 

Derbit Insights:
https://insights.deribit.com/market-research/ 

Hasu on Twitter:
https://twitter.com/hasufl?s=20 

Some of Hasu’s Writings:
-Analysis of EIP-1559 https://insights.deribit.com/market-research/analysis-of-eip-1559/ 
-Guide to EIP-1559 https://uncommoncore.co/eip-1559/ 
-The future of money https://insights.deribit.com/market-research/the-future-of-money-could-be-discretionary/ 

EIP-1559 on the Horizon
https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/p/eip-1559-on-the-horizon-market-monday-37f 

The Bull Case for Cryptography
https://shows.banklesshq.com/p/-moon-math-the-bull-case-for-cryptography 

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THIS WEEK ON BANKLESS:

🦄 Alpha Leak | Uniswap V3 (3/23)
https://youtu.be/TRJYs7v7gYo 

🎙️ Ultra Sound Money | Justin Drake (3/22)
https://shows.banklesshq.com/p/-ultra-sound-money-justin-drake 

❓ AMA with Chris Spadafora of Badger DAO (3/24)
https://shows.banklesshq.com/p/-ama-with-chris-spadafora-of-badger 

🏴 State of the Nation | David Grider (3/23)
https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/p/-sotn-39-is-wall-street-going-bankless 

⚫ Token Thursday | The Best Yields on USD (3/25)
https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/p/the-best-yields-on-usd 

✏️ Why ETH is the Best Money the World Has Ever Seen (4/24)
https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/p/ultra-sound-money- 

⚒️ Tactic Tuesday | How to Automate Your Staking Rewards (3/23)
https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/p/how-to-automate-your-staking-rewards 

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Disclosure. From time-to-time I may add links in this newsletter to products I use. I may receive commission if you make a purchase through one of these links. Additionally, the Bankless writers hold crypto assets. See our investment disclosures here:
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Mar 29, 2021
ROLLUP: 4th Week of March (Uniswap V3, Fidelity ETF, BTC Energy Waste, Jack Dorsey NFT)
01:32:26

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TOPICS COVERED:

0:00 Intro

0:50 MARKETS
0:58 BTC Price
1:51 ETH Price
3:06 DeFi - TVL & $DPI
5:37 Ethereum Q1 Recap
https://twitter.com/intotheblock/status/1375043056228048903?s=20 
7:03 DeFi Revenue Crosses $1B
https://twitter.com/DocumentEther/status/1374444448214515714?s=20 
9:19 Crypto Indexes
https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/765296914554945567/823573839128690708/unnamed_43.png 
12:42 GBTC Keeps Dropping
https://twitter.com/TheStalwart/status/1375077050269237253?s=20 
15:45 BlockFi Cutting Rates
https://twitter.com/MattBallen4791/status/1374906879722323979?s=20 

17:20 RELEASES
18:50 OpenSea Raises $23M
https://t.co/WlM1tngJDH?amp=1 
AMA with Devin - https://youtu.be/5VaJ1qwPyOI 
20:55 Alpha Tokenomics
https://twitter.com/AlphaFinanceLab/status/1374700279736586244?s=20 
23:24 Dune Analytics v2
https://duneanalytics.com/blog/dune-v2 
25:35 Crypto.com NFT | Hermez L2
https://crypto.com/nft 
https://hermez.io/ 
27:43 Maker Increasing Debt Ceiling?
https://twitter.com/MakerDAO/status/1372979697517174785?s=20 
30:19 EthLife Podcast
https://twitter.com/DenizOmer/status/1374741993528655875?s=20 

31:25 NEWS
31:35 Uniswap V3
https://uniswap.org/blog/uniswap-v3/ 
34:52 Decentraland Casino Pays in DAI
https://www.coindesk.com/this-casino-in-decentraland-is-hiring-for-real 
37:26 Maker & A16z
https://bafybeies2vgpzxnrrc7i76wuefswn2tnnqboqzckpnognfklfhkit2x5ry.ipfs.dweb.link/ 
40:06 Beeple Cashes Out
https://decrypt.co/62547/beeple-immediately-changed-his-53-million-nft-takings-from-eth-to-usd  
42:50 ETH 2.0 Validators
https://twitter.com/evan_van_ness/status/1372948495418675200?s=20 
44:57 Elon: "Don't Defy DeFi"
https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/1375031060753346564?s=20 
45:40 Starkware
https://twitter.com/StarkWareLtd/status/1373936192421519366?s=20 
https://www.theblockcrypto.com/post/99211/starkware-funding-round-ethereum-paradigm 
47:11 Jack Dorsey NFT
https://www.theblockcrypto.com/linked/99023/twitter-ceo-jack-dorsey-sells-nft-of-first-ever-tweet 
49:07 Nifty's V2 and MEME
https://dontbuymeme.medium.com/niftys-backed-by-major-investors-buys-into-meme-v2-date-announced-5eba2867ff86 
50:55 Time Magazine NFT Auction
https://time.com/5948741/time-nft-covers/ 
52:42 Fidelity BTC ETF
https://www.theblockcrypto.com/linked/99279/fidelity-bitcoin-etf-filing 
54:00 Chinese Digital Currency Anonymity
https://www.theblockcrypto.com/linked/98925/pboc-anonymous-cbdc-not-option 
55:23 FATF Targeting DeFi
https://www.coincenter.org/a-quick-analysis-of-fatfs-2021-draft-cryptocurrency-guidance/ 
1:02:13 BitClout
https://decrypt.co/62162/bitclout-reaped-160m-tokens-pegged-celebs-followed-money 

1:06:11 TAKES
1:06:21 NFTs, Simply Explained
https://twitter.com/jackbutcher/status/1374025919342477316?s=21 
1:07:55 Efficiency
https://twitter.com/ryansadams/status/1375090768201793537?s=21 
1:10:22 The Scalability Trilemma
https://twitter.com/defipulse/status/1374397104550944777 
1:13:14 Dollar-Pegged Stablecoins...
https://twitter.com/RyanWatkins_/status/1375078200980742153?s=20 
1:15:15 Rai is a Stablecoin
https://twitter.com/TrustlessState/status/1373781357797646342?s=20 

1:18:00 What David's Excited About
1:25:58 What Ryan's Excited About

1:28:28 MEME OF THE WEEK
https://twitter.com/i/status/1373642150521360392 

1:31:13 Closing & Disclaimers

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THIS WEEK ON BANKLESS:

🦄 Uniswap V3 Alpha Leak (3/23): https://youtu.be/TRJYs7v7gYo 
🎙️ ULTRA SOUND MONEY (3/22): https://shows.banklesshq.com/p/-ultra-sound-money-justin-drake 

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Disclosure. From time-to-time I may add links in this newsletter to products I use. I may receive commission if you make a purchase through one of these links. Additionally, the Bankless writers hold crypto assets. See our investment disclosures here:
https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/p/bankless-disclosures 

Mar 26, 2021
AMA with Chris Spadafora, Founder of BadgerDAO
01:05:09

Chris Spadafora is the Founder of BadgerDAO, a decentralized protocol that promotes the use of tokenized BTC in DeFi.

Like all our AMAs, the interview is live and incorporates questions from our Inner Circle Discord and live YouTube Chat. These are hosted the 2nd and 4th Wednesday each month, so mark your calendars, tune in, and ask questions!
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Resources:

BadgerDAO
https://badger.finance/ 

Chris on Twitter
https://twitter.com/spadaboom1?s=20 

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THIS WEEK ON BANKLESS:

🦄 Uniswap V3 Alpha Leak (3/23): https://youtu.be/TRJYs7v7gYo 
🎙️ ULTRA SOUND MONEY (3/22): https://shows.banklesshq.com/p/-ultra-sound-money-justin-drake 
🗞️ Weekly Rollup (3/19): https://shows.banklesshq.com/p/-rollup-elon-musk-nft-song-stimulus 
🧢 Weekly Action Recap (3/20): https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/p/another-1400-weekly-recap 
✏️ Ultra Sound Money (3/15): https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/p/eth-is-ultra-sound-money-market-monday 
🐦 Follow Bankless on Twitter: https://twitter.com/BanklessHQ 

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Disclosure. From time-to-time I may add links in this newsletter to products I use. I may receive commission if you make a purchase through one of these links. Additionally, the Bankless writers hold crypto assets. See our investment disclosures here:
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Mar 25, 2021
SotN #39: Is Wall Street Going Bankless? | David Grider of Fundstrat
01:11:58

David Grider is a Digital Asset strategy researcher at Fundstrat, the independent research boutique firm. They advise high net-worth individuals, wealth advisors, and a number of actors throughout traditional finance.

They're on the frontier of educating finance natives and bridging Wall Street to crypto.
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SotN #39: Is Wall Street Going Bankless?
Guest: David Grider of Fundstrat

Is Wall Street going Bankless? What do they know about crypto? We bring on David Grider of Fundstrat to answer these important questions for us. If an asset is legitimate, it will inevitably end up on Wall Street, the heart-center of global finance. David embodies the growing bridge from traditional finance to crypto, and he sees the space as increasingly on the radar of high-level investors. Crypto should be understood as making the internet an emerging market.

For David, the tipping point came as crypto boasted a trillion-dollar market cap. The finance space is not uniform, and some spheres have been more quick to adapt and adopt than others. As crypto becomes more standardized and accepted, it will be easier to continue this trend in accordance with the Lindy effect – the idea that life expectancy decreases over time with things like technology and concepts.

A general willingness to adopt must also be paired with necessary technologies and infrastructure to support custody and investment vehicles, and these things take time. Wall Street is starting to recognize changes in the current monetary regime, and trailblazers like Fundstrat are making this change more real and accessible.

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Resources:

David's Tweet Thread
https://twitter.com/David_Grid/status/1369417235761102855?s=20 

Fundstrat
https://fundstrat.com/ 

David on Twitter
https://twitter.com/David_Grid?s=20 

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THIS WEEK ON BANKLESS:

🎙️ ULTRA SOUND MONEY (3/22): https://shows.banklesshq.com/p/-ultra-sound-money-justin-drake 
🗞️ Weekly Rollup (3/19): https://shows.banklesshq.com/p/-rollup-elon-musk-nft-song-stimulus 
🧢 Weekly Action Recap (3/20): https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/p/another-1400-weekly-recap 
⚫ Token Thursday - Ren (3/18): https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/p/rens-trillion-dollar-opportunity 
✏️ Ultra Sound Money (3/15): https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/p/eth-is-ultra-sound-money-market-monday 
🐦 Follow Bankless on Twitter: https://twitter.com/BanklessHQ 

Follow Bankless on Twitter
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Disclosure. From time-to-time I may add links in this newsletter to products I use. I may receive commission if you make a purchase through one of these links. Additionally, the Bankless writers hold crypto assets. See our investment disclosures here:
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Mar 24, 2021
57 - Ultra Sound Money | Justin Drake
02:28:24

Justin Drake is a researcher at the Ethereum Foundation and is leading the charge of applied cryptography to the Ethereum network. Last time he was on the podcast, we discussed cryptography as the foundation for what we called ‘Moon Math.’

This week, Justin returns to the show to discuss Ethereum’s economic engine and how its design decisions (EIP-1559, Proof-Of-Stake, Issuance, etc.) emerges as an incredibly bullish evolution of sound money: Ultra Sound Money.
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🎙️ 57 - Ultra Sound Money | Justin Drake

Last time Justin was on the Bankless podcast, we went in-depth about cryptocurrency's primitive tools: cryptographic hashes and signatures. He described these as the fire and wheel of cryptography technology. This time, we dive into the specific economic design of the Ethereum network and how it is positioned to expand upon the 'stone-age' cryptography of Proof of Work.

Given Ethereum's expressive capabilities, its future has infinite possibilities in terms of both innovation and development. To explore Ethereum's value proposition as Ultra Sound Money, we use the model of the Ethereum Economic Engine. In this metaphor, the basic energy harnessed is monetary value, stored in the 'engine' battery via tokens. The engine itself is structured by the network's consensus mechanism, Proof of Stake. The engine's efficiency is maximized through the issuance structures proposed in EIP-1559.

All of these components (explored in great detail throughout the conversation) contribute to the concept of ETH as 'Ultra Sound Money.' Soundness describes the degree of efficiency and security in the storage and exchange of monetary value. Economic security, anti-fragility, optimized issuance, efficiency, and scarcity combine to create a robust, maximally effective network. This could be the best episode we've ever recorded. ETH is Ultra Sound Money. Pass it on.

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Topics Covered:

0:00 Intro
5:08 The Economic Side of ETH
11:40 Ethereum's Economic Engine
24:00 Integration, The Meme, and Monetary Premiums
35:23 Sound Money & Economic Security
42:58 Cryptoeconomic Horsepower
47:57 Load-to-Power (Towing Capability)
55:59 Competing at the Base Layer
1:02:17 Repairing the Engine (Defense)
1:20:18 POS Plutocracy? Trust?
1:24:43 Engine Fuel
1:33:13 Engine Resilience
1:38:33 Redundance & Security
1:49:10 Stealth & Insurance
1:59:01 Economic Efficiency
2:09:11 Ultra Sound Money
2:18:00 ETH is Money
2:24:12 Hard Money
2:33:13 Closing & Disclaimers

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RESOURCES

The Bull Case for Cryptography
https://shows.banklesshq.com/p/-moon-math-the-bull-case-for-cryptography 

ETH is Ultra Sound Money
https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/p/eth-is-ultra-sound-money-market-monday 

Justin’s Research
https://ethresear.ch/u/justindrake/summary 

Justin on Twitter
https://twitter.com/drakefjustin?s=20 

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THIS WEEK ON BANKLESS:

🗞️ Weekly Rollup (3/19): https://shows.banklesshq.com/p/-rollup-elon-musk-nft-song-stimulus 
🧢 Weekly Action Recap (3/20): https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/p/another-1400-weekly-recap 
⚫ Token Thursday - Ren (3/18): https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/p/rens-trillion-dollar-opportunity 
✏️ Ultra Sound Money (3/15): https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/p/eth-is-ultra-sound-money-market-monday 
🐦 Follow Bankless on Twitter: https://twitter.com/BanklessHQ 

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Disclosure. From time-to-time I may add links in this newsletter to products I use. I may receive commission if you make a purchase through one of these links. Additionally, the Bankless writers hold crypto assets. See our investment disclosures here:
https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/p/bankless-disclosures 

Mar 22, 2021
ROLLUP: 3rd Week of March (Elon Musk NFT Song, Stimulus Checks, Canada ETF, Gemini & Aave)
01:29:05

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📱 DHARMA - MOBILE ONRAMP DIRECTLY INTO DEFI
https://bankless.cc/dharma 
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TOPICS COVERED:

0:00 Intro

1:00 MARKETS
1:10 BTC Price
1:55 ETH Price
3:00 DeFi: TVL, DPI, DPI/ETH
5:41 AssetDash
https://assetdash.com/ 
7:23 ETH in Smart Contracts vs. Exchanges
https://twitter.com/sassal0x/status/1371648558122737665?s=20 
10:05 Anniversary of ETH’s $90 Low
https://twitter.com/AlexanderFisher/status/1370719570789609472?s=19 
13:31 Uniswap Dominating Dexes
https://twitter.com/spencernoon/status/1371937457449676802?s=20 
15:49 DPI Performance
https://twitter.com/BigSky_7/status/1371169093764722690?s=20 

16:44 RELEASES
19:10 zk.money
https://zk.money/ 
22:25 Superfluid - Cashflows
https://www.superfluid.finance/ 
26:05 Argent Layer 2
https://www.argent.xyz/blog/layer-2-plans/ 
26:45 OpenZeppelin Sentinels
https://blog.openzeppelin.com/introducing-sentinels/ 
28:02 SafeSnap - Decentralized Governance
https://blog.gnosis.pm/introducing-safesnap-the-first-in-a-decentralized-governance-tool-suite-for-the-gnosis-safe-ea67eb95c34f 
30:26 Gemini $GUSD on Aave?
https://twitter.com/tyler/status/1371960808498982917?s=20 
33:34 FLI Index - Indexcoop x DeFi Pulse
https://twitter.com/indexcoop/status/1372268192530243584?s=21 
35:35 0x Live on BSC
https://blog.0xproject.com/0x-protocol-is-now-live-on-binance-smart-chain-d9329fc974ad 
38:03 Ether Cards - New NFTs
https://sale.ether.cards/ 

39:07 NEWS
39:26 Stimmies & Crypto
https://www.marketwatch.com/story/americans-ready-to-plow-10-of-stimulus-checks-into-bitcoin-and-stocks-survey-says-11615823512 
42:25 Wealth in America
44:55 Morgan Stanley & Direct Crypto Access
https://www.cnbc.com/2021/03/17/bitcoin-morgan-stanley-is-the-first-big-us-bank-to-offer-wealthy-clients-access-to-bitcoin-funds.html 
46:53 Meitu Buying ETH
https://twitter.com/frxresearch/status/1372206714255147008?s=20 
49:22 Yearn v2 TVL
https://twitter.com/bantg/status/1372374377573011462?s=20 
50:19 UNI Grants
https://twitter.com/uniswapgrants/status/1371893183454580738 
52:39 PancakeSwap & Cream DNS Hijacking
https://www.theblockcrypto.com/linked/98353/defi-pancakeswap-cream-dns-hijackings 
54:02 NFT Google Search Boom
https://twitter.com/Darrenlautf/status/1370980084820025348?s=20 
55:04 Good Luck Brian?
https://www.businessinsider.com/bad-luck-brian-meme-nft-crypto-art-blockchain-ethereum-foundation-2021-3?utm_source=reddit.com 
57:03 Elon Musk NFT Song
https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/1371549960030842893?s=20 
58:15 Tesla Meme Title Changes
https://i.redd.it/v0wt07kb47n61.jpg 
59:04 NFTX Protocol
https://twitter.com/scott_lew_is/status/1371989298791251968?s=20 
1:01:20 CFTC Investigating Binance
https://www.theblockcrypto.com/linked/98138/binance-us-investigation-report 
1:04:11 Binance Hires Former US Senator
https://decrypt.co/60946/binance-hires-former-us-senator-to-help-navigate-regulations 
1:04:44 Canada ETFs. USA Soon?
https://www.theblockcrypto.com/daily/98098/canada-bitcoin-etf-us-2021 
1:06:27 Bill Gates, POW, and the Environment
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/03/09/business/dealbook/bill-gates-bitcoin.html 

1:08:13 TAKES
1:08:43 ETH - Store of Value for the People
https://twitter.com/BanklessHQ/status/1371876278886875136?s=20 
1:10:20 Three Types of People in Crypto
https://twitter.com/RyanSAdams/status/1372208566971535365?s=20 
1:14:46 Porting Your Career to DeFi
https://twitter.com/sassal0x/status/1371305642179186692?s=20 

1:18:28 What We're Excited About
https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/why-world-would-you-own-bonds-when-ray-dalio/ 

1:27:18 MEME OF THE WEEK
https://twitter.com/L_Nakaghini/status/1372216933546921987?s=20 

1:27:51 Closing & Disclaimers

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THIS WEEK ON BANKLESS:

🎙️ Podcast | 1confirmation (3/15): https://shows.banklesshq.com/p/-authenticity-in-crypto-1confirmation 
🏴 SotN | Andrew Steinwold (3/16): https://shows.banklesshq.com/p/-sotn-38-the-state-of-nfts-with-andrew 
✏️ ETH is Ultra Sound Money (3/15): https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/p/eth-is-ultra-sound-money-market-monday 

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Disclosure. From time-to-time I may add links in this newsletter to products I use. I may receive commission if you make a purchase through one of these links. Additionally, the Bankless writers hold crypto assets. See our investment disclosures here:
https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/p/bankless-disclosures 

Mar 19, 2021
AMA with Devin Finzer, Co-Founder & CEO of OpenSea
01:00:06

Devin Finzer is Co-Founder & CEO of OpenSea, the largest decentralized NFT marketplace for buying and selling digital goods.

Like all our AMAs, this was streamed live and incorporated questions from our Inner Circle Discord and live YouTube Chat. These are hosted the 2nd and 4th Wednesday each month, so mark your calendars, tune in, and ask your questions!

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🚀 GEMINI - MOST TRUSTED EXCHANGE AND ONRAMP
https://bankless.cc/go-gemini​​​ 

💳 MONOLITH - GET THE HOLY GRAIL OF BANKLESS VISA CARDS
https://bankless.cc/monolith​​​ 

📱 DHARMA - MOBILE ONRAMP DIRECTLY INTO DEFI
https://bankless.cc/dharma 

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Resources:

OpenSea
https://opensea.io/ 

Devin on Twitter
https://twitter.com/dfinzer?s=20 

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THIS WEEK ON BANKLESS:

📈 Market Monday (3/8): https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/p/eip-1559-on-the-horizon-market-monday 
🎙️ Podcast | Bankless 2.0 (3/8): https://shows.banklesshq.com/p/-welcome-to-bankless-2021-edition 
🛠️Tactic | Synthetic Stocks (3/9): https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/p/how-to-trade-synthetic-stocks 
🏴State of the Nation | 3LAU (3/9): https://youtu.be/5KY9W3Ybmdc 
🐦 Follow Bankless on Twitter: https://twitter.com/BanklessHQ 

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Not financial or tax advice. This channel is strictly educational and is not investment advice or a solicitation to buy or sell any assets or to make any financial decisions. This video is not tax advice. Talk to your accountant. Do your own research.

Disclosure. From time-to-time I may add links in this newsletter to products I use. I may receive commission if you make a purchase through one of these links. Additionally, the Bankless writers hold crypto assets. See our investment disclosures here:
https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/p/bankless-disclosures 

Mar 18, 2021
SotN #38: The State of NFTs, with Andrew Steinwold (Past, Current, and Future)
01:08:01

Andrew Steinwold is a respected voice in the NFT space and is managing partner of Sfermion, an NFT-native investment firm.

We unpack the recent NFT boom and digest the innovation, successes, failures, and lessons in the space as we reflect and move forward.
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SotN #38: The State of NFTs, with Andrew Steinwold (Past, Current, and Future)

When Andrew was last on Bankless for 'The Bull Case for NFTs' in September 2020, the Nation was introduced to NFTs as an ocean of opportunity for democratizing value. The landscape for NFTs has changed drastically in the last 6 months, but Andrew's approach has remained generally similar.

Andrew updates us on his expectations on the future of NFTs in the context of the current boom. He addresses the notion of the 'NFT Bubble' and the blurred distinction between memes and value. We dive into Proof-of-Work vs. Proof-of-Stake and what makes for a genuine NFT – in terms of both content and distribution.

Through the trials of this cycle, we have found many NFT-specific insights and lessons. Andrew explores the successes and failures of experimentation in this space. We highlight Cryptopunks, which boasts an organic release, being the first of its kind, and mass community adoption.

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RESOURCES:

The Bull Case for NFTs
https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/p/the-bull-case-for-nfts-jake-burkhman 

Andrew on Twitter
https://twitter.com/AndrewSteinwold?s=20 

Zima Red - Andrew's Podcast
https://andrewsteinwold.substack.com/ 

Sfermion
https://www.sfermion.io/  

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THIS WEEK ON BANKLESS

🗞️ Weekly Rollup (3/12): https://shows.banklesshq.com/p/rollup-march-2 
🧢 Weekly Action Recap (3/13): https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/p/weekly-action-recap-683 
🛠️ Trading Synthetic Stocks (3/9): https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/p/how-to-trade-synthetic-stocks 
🏴 State of the Nation | 3LAU (3/9): https://youtu.be/5KY9W3Ybmdc 
✏️ The Digital Culture Revolution: https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/p/defi-options-strategies-for-traders 
⚫ The Case for $100 SUSHI: https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/p/the-case-for-100-sushi 
🐦 Follow Bankless on Twitter: https://twitter.com/BanklessHQ 

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Disclosure. From time-to-time I may add links in this newsletter to products I use. I may receive commission if you make a purchase through one of these links. Additionally, the Bankless writers hold crypto assets. See our investment disclosures here:
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Mar 17, 2021
56 - Authenticity in Crypto | 1confirmation
01:42:23

Nick Tomaino and Richard Chen are partners at 1confirmation, a crypto venture fund with $75M+ in assets under management (AUM).

In this episode, we explore the relationship between narratives and fundamentals in the space.
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Topics Covered:

0:00 Intro
3:05 How this bull market feels
10:57 1confirmation's Thesis
14:40 Authenticity
18:26 Crypto-Natives vs. the fakes
26:05 Authentic 'ETH Killers,' Fake VC Chains
38:58 BinanceChain
43:53 Narratives vs. Fundamentals
49:30 On-Chain Verifiable Authenticity
1:01:00 MaRkEtS aRe eFfiCiEnT
1:05:07 Narrative Bull, Fundamental Bear
1:10:31 Dune Analytics & Data
1:20:25 What's The Next Big Thing?
1:24:02 The Changing Landscape
1:33:13 Bull Market Predictions
1:39:32 Closing & Disclaimers

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Resources:

Nexus Tracker
https://nexustracker.io/ 

Richard's Superrare dashboard
https://duneanalytics.com/rchen8/superrare_4 

Crypto Art
https://cryptoart.io/ 

Three Underrated Predictions
https://thecontrol.co/under-the-radar-product-trends-2020-recap-and-2021-predictions-61125c98415 

Dune Analytics Blog: The Revolution Will Not Be Reported Quarterly https://duneanalytics.com/blog/revolution-not-quarterly 

1confirmation
https://www.1confirmation.com/ 

Nick on Twitter:
https://twitter.com/NTmoney?s=20 

Richard on Twitter
https://twitter.com/richardchen39?s=20 

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🗞️ Weekly Rollup (3/12): https://shows.banklesshq.com/p/rollup-march-2 
🧢 Weekly Action Recap (3/13): https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/p/weekly-action-recap-683 
🛠️ Tactic | Synthetic Stocks (3/9): https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/p/how-to-trade-synthetic-stocks 
🏴 State of the Nation | 3LAU (3/9): https://youtu.be/5KY9W3Ybmdc 
✏️ The Digital Culture Revolution: https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/p/defi-options-strategies-for-traders 
⚫ The Case for $100 SUSHI: https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/p/the-case-for-100-sushi 
🐦 Follow Bankless on Twitter: https://twitter.com/BanklessHQ 

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Disclosure. From time-to-time I may add links in this newsletter to products I use. I may receive commission if you make a purchase through one of these links. Additionally, the Bankless writers hold crypto assets. See our investment disclosures here:
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Mar 15, 2021
ROLLUP: 2nd Week of March (Beeple NFTs, EIP1559, Stimulus Checks, GBTC)
01:32:23

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MARKETS

BTC Price: $55k

ETH Price: Low-Mid 1800s Mostly

TVL in DeFi: $41.2B

$DPI: ~$450

MEV Dashboard
https://explore.flashbots.net/ 

DeFi Undervalued? Coinbase vs. DeFi
https://twitter.com/StaniKulechov/status/1369314364944244737?s=20 

Global Banking $6.2 Trillion, DeFi $85B
https://twitter.com/0x_Lucas/status/1369808216490602498?s=20 

$3B valuation BlockFi:
https://twitter.com/BlockFiZac/status/1370012146503929856?s=20 

DAOs With Treasury Reports
https://twitter.com/Matthew_Graham_/status/1367521656927838209?s=20 

GBTC Trading 15% Below BTC Spot Prices
https://www.coindesk.com/grayscale-halts-new-investments-in-gbtc-after-trading-at-15-below-bitcoin 

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RELEASES

Send From Arbitrum to xDAI (Hop Protocol)
https://twitter.com/HopProtocol/status/1367914160483299332?s=20 

Optimism Dai Bridge with Fast Withdrawals
https://forum.makerdao.com/t/announcing-the-optimism-dai-bridge-with-fast-withdrawals/6938 

Superfluid
https://twitter.com/superfluid_hq/status/1369676939913486337?s=21 

FEI Protocol
https://www.coindesk.com/coinbase-naval-framework-ventures-19m-raise-fei-stablecoin 

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NEWS

$1.9T Covid Relief Bill and $1400 Stimulus Checks
https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/congress/senate-passes-1-9-trillion-covid-relief-bill-including-1-n1259795 

Fed Says Reopening Could Cause Inflation
https://www.cnbc.com/2021/03/04/fed-chairman-powell-says-economic-reopening-could-cause-inflation-to-pick-up-temporarily.html 

EIP1559 Approved for London Hard Fork
https://twitter.com/TimBeiko/status/1367858606889037824?s=20 

EIP1559 - Front Page of Bloomberg
https://i.redd.it/hdgboaz8xml61.jpg 

ETH Miners Protesting EIP-1559
https://cointelegraph.com/news/ethereum-miners-plot-hash-power-show-of-force-against-eip-1559 

Meitu Buys $22M ETH, $17.9M BTC
https://twitter.com/TrustlessState/status/1368639534770966537?s=20 

Beeple NFT $69M
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/2021/03/11/digital-artwork-snapped-69m-record-sale 

NFT Environmentalism
https://joanielemercier.com/the-problem-of-cryptoart/ 

SuperRare Response
https://medium.com/superrare/no-cryptoartists-arent-harming-the-planet-43182f72fc61 

US Lawmakers Introduce Crypto Bill
https://www.coindesk.com/lawmakers-digital-asset-regulation 

Wyoming DAO Bill
https://twitter.com/awrigh01/status/1369328856260354051?s=20  

NBA Top Shot Freezes Funds
https://defited.medium.com/my-centralized-experience-dapper-3d3e3a99cbd7 

New Grayscale Job Postings - ETF?
https://twitter.com/coindesk/status/1369451478428090369?s=21 

JPMorgan Crypto Proxy Basket
https://www.coindesk.com/jpmorgan-to-launch-cryptocurrency-exposure-basket-of-bitcoin-proxy-stocks 

Logan Paul Sponsored Tweet Paid in SFI
https://twitter.com/Buhlaque/status/1369149498098860041?s=20 

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TAKES

Everything is Broken
https://www.zerohedge.com/markets/mauldin-everything-broken 

Reinvesting in Crypto
https://twitter.com/ryansadams/status/1368944228382965765?s=21 

Steinworld’s Ethspansion from Genesis
https://twitter.com/takenstheorem/status/1351409209305305090?s=20 

Today Show Laughing About NFTs
https://twitter.com/econoar/status/1369344244880527361?s=20 

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MEME

L2 vs ETH Killers
https://www.instagram.com/p/CMLVE2YAQQ2/ 

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Disclosure. From time-to-time I may add links in this newsletter to products I use. I may receive commission if you make a purchase through one of these links. Additionally, the Bankless writers hold crypto assets. See our investment disclosures here:
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Mar 12, 2021
SotN #37: Justin 3LAU - The Frontier of NFTs ($12M drop SOLD, A Token Renaissance in Digital Art?)
01:08:12

Justin Blau, known by his stage name 3LAU, is a DJ turned crypto-entrepreneur. At the end of February, he auctioned collectible NFTs for his 'Ultraviolet' album for a record-setting $11.7M.

We look under the hood of 3LAU's story, diving into what this means for crypto and the disruption of the music industry.

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SotN #37: 3LAU | The Frontier of NFTs

Justin Blau, known by his stage-name 3LAU, has been experimenting in the crypto space since 2014. From February 25-28, he auctioned a total of 33 NFTs commemorating his album 'Ultraviolet', originally released in 2018. 3LAU discusses how he applied his knowledge of game theory to optimize the auction mechanism. The sales totaled $11.7M.

3LAU's biggest takeaway from all this is that the music industry is ripe for disruption. NFTs can remove intermediaries and bridge the gap between fans and creators. Transparent, immutable digital goods are increasingly accessible to the public. These tools promote direct-to-consumer transactions, democratization of data, and self-distribution.

The argument here is that given the technology of distributed ledgers, record labels are now obsolete. With an investable layer, fans are able to contribute capital and hold equity in an artist's work. 3LAU is pioneering how decentralized tokens can be optimized for medium-dependent art spaces. The future of art is decentralized, allowing infinite collaborative possibilities among fans and creators of all forms of media.

Justin on Twitter
https://twitter.com/3LAU?s=20 

3LAU Website
https://3lau.com/ 

3LAU NFT Auction
https://nft.3lau.com/#/auction 

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📈 Market Monday (3/8): https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/p/eip-1559-on-the-horizon-market-monday 
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Disclosure. From time-to-time I may add links in this newsletter to products I use. I may receive commission if you make a purchase through one of these links. Additionally, the Bankless writers hold crypto assets. See our investment disclosures here:
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Mar 10, 2021
55 - Welcome To Bankless | 2021 Edition
02:59:39

Happy 1-year Anniversary to the Bankless Podcast! We sum up the show’s first nine episodes in this single canonical mega-podcast, updating our answers to the big questions – What Does It Mean To Go Bankless? What Is DeFi? How Do I Get started?
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Topics Covered

I. Why Are We Going Bankless? (0:00 - 29:09)

  • Need for Self-Sovereign Money

  • Current Banking System is Corrupt

II. How Crypto Fixes Money (29:10 - 41:45)

  • Protocols are Credibly Neutral

  • Universally Accessible

III. Crypto As A Parallel Financial System (41:46 - 1:00:42)

  • What is Money?

  • Parallel Monies, Parallel Tech

IV. The Bankless Money Stack (1:00:43 - 2:11:30)

  • BTC & ETH Value Propositions

  • The DeFi Value Proposition

V. Why Crypto Is Inevitable (2:11:31 - 2:34:24)

  • Game Theory & Gresham’s Law

VI. How To Get Started (2:34:25 - 2:48:10)

  • Get Crypto Money

  • Take Self-Custody

  • Start Using DeFi

VII. The Journey West (2:48:11 - 2:59:38)

  • Once-In-A-Lifetime Multi-Decades Event

  • The Bankless Journey is Ambitious, Risky, and Highly Rewarding

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Resources:

Guide to Going Bankless:
https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/p/-guide-1-starting-with-bankless 

St. Louis Fed Report
https://research.stlouisfed.org/publications/review/2021/02/05/decentralized-finance-on-blockchain-and-smart-contract-based-financial-markets 

Designing Ethereum | Vitalik Buterin
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-R0j5AMUSzA&t=6522s&ab_channel=Bankless 

Episode #2: The Evolution of Monetary Policy
https://shows.banklesshq.com/p/episode-2-the-evolution-of-monetary 

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🐦 Follow Bankless on Twitter: https://twitter.com/BanklessHQ 

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Disclosure. From time-to-time I may add links in this newsletter to products I use. I may receive commission if you make a purchase through one of these links. Additionally, the Bankless writers hold crypto assets. See our investment disclosures here:
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Mar 08, 2021
ROLLUP: 1st Week of March (3LAU & Grimes NFTs, PayPal Crypto, Citigroup Report)
01:11:47

Download the crypto meta to your brain in this weekly show.
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https://bankless.cc/dharma 

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MARKETS

BTC Price
$50-$52k

ETH Price
$1500-$1600

TVL in DeFi
$40B

DPI
$420

NUPL
https://studio.glassnode.com/metrics?a=ETH&category=&m=indicators.NetUnrealizedProfitLoss&mAvg=7&mMedian=0&zoom=all 

Bitwise DeFi Index Fund - $32.5m
https://www.coindesk.com/bitwise-defi-index-fund-sec-filing-growth 

DeFi Revenue Chart
https://www.theblockcrypto.com/data/decentralized-finance/protocol-revenue 

Grayscale Premiums
https://twitter.com/rleshner/status/1365679532808806401?s=20 

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RELEASES

Google Finance 'Crypto' tab
https://www.google.com/finance 

zkSync Investing Round
https://twitter.com/zksync/status/1366387870735495169?s=20 

Sushi going Multichain
https://twitter.com/josephdelong/status/1367226781393166336?s=21 

Alpha On BinanceChain
https://blog.alphafinance.io/alpha-homora-embraces-multi-chain-future-starting-with-binance-smart-chain-bsc/ 

MetaMask & Layer 2
https://twitter.com/MetaMask/status/1367229353046790146?s=20 

Zerion integrating Polychain
https://twitter.com/zerion_io/status/1367528734148886528?s=20 

Alchemix Platform - 100M DAI
https://twitter.com/scupytrooples/status/1366029422839570432?s=20 

B.Protocol-Compound Integration
https://medium.com/b-protocol/b-protocol-compound-integration-is-live-fe026ba7b301 

Kings Of Leon Album NFT
https://www.rollingstone.com/pro/news/kings-of-leon-when-you-see-yourself-album-nft-crypto-1135192/ 

Introducing ‘Gateway’
https://medium.com/compound-finance/gateway-623f6f48d2b6 

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NEWS

Citigroup Report on Crypto
https://www.cnbc.com/2021/03/01/bitcoin-btc-is-at-a-tipping-point-citi-says.html 

Paypal To Buy Curv
https://www.coindesk.com/paypal-to-buy-crypto-custody-firm-curv-sources 

Paypal & Smart-Contracts?
https://twitter.com/mdudas/status/1367525905761984517?s=20 

MicroStrategy Buys BTC - $15m
https://decrypt.co/59789/microstrategy-invests-15-million-in-bitcoin-adding-to-4-3-billion-stash 

Furucombo Exploit - $14m
https://www.theblockcrypto.com/linked/96572/defi-building-block-service-furucombo-exploited-for-14m 

Fed Looking At Digital Dollar
https://markets.businessinsider.com/currencies/news/fed-digital-dollar-jerome-powell-congress-issue-crypto-bitcoin-2021-2-1030114663 

Grimes $5.8 Million NFT Auction
https://cointelegraph.com/news/musician-grimes-debut-nft-auction-generates-5-8m-in-20-minutes 

3LAU $11.6M NFT Sale
https://thissongissick.com/post/3lau-11-million-nft-auction/ 

Ubisoft Bring NFTs into Games
https://twitter.com/bruhagan/status/1366711237632004098?s=20 

NFT Bull Market
https://twitter.com/spencernoon/status/1367495101681983490?s=20 

Canada Filing For ETH ETF
https://www.theblockcrypto.com/linked/96813/evolve-funds-eth-etf-filing-canada 

BitMEX’s Arthur Hayes Expected To Surrender
https://twitter.com/ppogodin/status/1367189056212398081?s=21 

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TAKES

Burniske Advice to entrepreneurs
https://twitter.com/cburniske/status/1367231116529180672?s=20 

BSC Speedrunning DeFi summer
https://twitter.com/sassal0x/status/1367437987185709062?s=20 

ETH's Moat is EVM
https://thedailygwei.substack.com/p/the-evm-is-the-moat-the-daily-gwei 

Full Blocks Maximalist
https://twitter.com/TrustlessState/status/1367364003521986561?s=20 

ETH Maxis: Bitcoin is a Worthless Meme Coin
https://twitter.com/ashleighschap/status/1366903062091210754?s=20 

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Mar 05, 2021
SotN #36: DeFi Crypto Index For Financial Advisors | Bitwise CIO Matt Hougan
01:09:17

Matt Hougan, CIO of Bitwise, joins Bankless for this week's State of the Nation!

Founded in 2017, Bitwise Asset Management pioneered the first cryptocurrency index fund and provides rules-based exposure to the cryptoasset space. Learn about Bitwise's newest product, their DeFi Crypto Index Fund.

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SotN #36: Bitwise DeFi Crypto Index | CIO Matt Hougan

Bitwise is connecting DeFi assets to the world of ‘big money.’ Matt Hougan is CIO (Chief Investment Officer) of Bitwise, and before moving into the crypto space, he pioneered the ETF investment vehicles in the world of traditional finance.

Matt, with his dog by his side, posits that there are three ‘buckets’ of wealth in America where capital is pooled. The first is ‘Self-Directed Retail Investors,’ who has bootstrapped crypto from the ground up. The second is ‘Institutional Investors,’ including Venture Capital Firms, Endowments, Foundations, and other large funds. The third – and most neglected – is capital under the ‘Financial Advisor’ umbrella. This is where the 1%-er money is, and this bucket is just now gaining access to the crypto space.

The Financial Advisor bucket holds $30-$40 Trillion in assets, and the minds in this space are changing as crypto is increasingly legitimized through improving infrastructure and the strong recovery from the 2017 cycle. Building efficient vehicles to bridge this wealth into crypto is critical for large-scale adoption.

This is where Bitwise comes in. Bitwise manages around $1 Billion in assets and created the first Crypto Index Fund, offering a variety of products to retail investors, accredited investors, and financial advisors. Most recently, Bitwise launched its DeFi Crypto Index Fund, exposing financial advisors to the world of DeFi. Analogues to Legacy Finance like Price-to-Earnings Ratios and Cash Flows make DeFi compelling and understandable, but DeFi is showing itself to be “cheaper, more efficient, more open, more transparent, [and] more verifiable.”

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RELEVANT LINKS:

Matt on Twitter:
https://twitter.com/Matt_Hougan?s=20 

Bitwise:
https://www.bitwiseinvestments.com/ 

Matt's CFA Report on Cryptoassets:
https://www.cfainstitute.org/-/media/documents/article/rf-brief/rfbr-cryptoassets.ashx 

Makerburn
https://makerburn.com/#/ 

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Mar 03, 2021
54 - Why DeFi is the Future | Mark Cuban
01:39:48

Mark Cuban needs no introduction, but the entrepreneur and Shark Tank host has an impressive depth of knowledge of the crypto space, and he has a particular ability to break complicated subjects into simple, digestible ideas.

Listen as we talk DeFi, NFTs, Ethereum, and the future of finance with Mark Cuban!

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Mar 01, 2021
ROLLUP: 4th Week of February (BIG DIP, NFT Culture, Coinbase IPO, Ethereum Jobs)
01:25:50

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MARKETS

BTC Price
$50k - Dip after breaking $58k

ETH Price
Broke $2k - Hanging in mid-$1600s with Dip

TVL in DeFi
Peaked at $43B - Now at $35B

$DPI - $370

Biggest Day Ever for DEX Volume
https://twitter.com/duneanalytics/status/1364473902177677313?s=21 

DeFi Pulse Releases New Cryptodollars Page
https://twitter.com/defipulse/status/1364310453959200780?s=20 

Retail Isn’t Here Yet
https://twitter.com/lawmaster/status/1364941277129768964?s=20 

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RELEASES

Optimism dope hires
https://twitter.com/optimismPBC/status/1364705156705579009 

Andreessen Horowitz on Optimistic Rollups
https://a16z.com/2021/02/24/investing-in-optimism/ 

Dydx Layer 2 w/ ZK-Rollup
https://dydx.exchange/blog/alpha 

Chainlink Saving Massively on Gas
https://decrypt.co/59244/chainlinks-latest-upgrade-a-rapid-evolution-for-defi-ceo-sergey-nazarov 

Balancer Aave Partnership
https://medium.com/balancer-protocol/balancer-partners-with-aave-to-build-the-first-v2-asset-manager-d9c173330151 

Zapper NFT Dashboard
https://twitter.com/DeFi_Dad/status/1364308685753843726?s=20 

Alchemix
https://twitter.com/AlchemixFi/status/1363658484303097858 

Tim Beiko proposal for EIP1559 inclusion in London ETH 1 hard fork
https://github.com/ethereum/pm/issues/254 

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NEWS

Fedwire goes down
https://www.cnbc.com/2021/02/24/the-feds-system-that-allows-banks-to-send-money-back-and-forth-is-down.html 

Coinbase Files To Go Public
https://twitter.com/lawmaster/status/1364918649425973249?s=20 

Nyan Cat NFT sells for 300ETH
https://foundation.app/NyanCat/nyan-cat-219 

Alpha / Cream Repaying Funds
https://blog.alphafinance.io/joint-announcement-on-funds-repayment/ 

South Korea Bans Privacy Coins from Crypto Banks
https://news.bitcoin.com/south-korean-financial-regulator-confirms-privacy-coin-delistings-adds-new-guidelines-to-report-unusual-transactions 

Square Buys $170mm BTC
https://twitter.com/DeItaone/status/1364319316750061570 

MicroStrategy Buys $1.026B BTC
https://www.coindesk.com/microstrategy-buys-billion-dollars-bitcoin 

Tether & Bitfinex New York Settlement - $18.5mm
https://www.theblockcrypto.com/post/95207/bitfinex-tether-new-york-ag-settlement-lawsuit 

Brave Wallet + DEX Aggregator - Doubling down
https://twitter.com/brave/status/1364296807614930948?s=20 

SoRare Professional Soccer (football) NFT Platform
https://sorare.com/ 

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TAKES

Michael Burry (Big Short) On Inflation
https://markets.businessinsider.com/currencies/news/big-short-michael-burry-warns-inflation-bitcoin-gold-hedge-risk-2021-2-1030102452 

NFT Inflection Point
https://twitter.com/jbrukh/status/1364785907379941377?s=20 

Emotional Robbery by Web2 platforms
https://twitter.com/TrustlessState/status/1364786359932575745?s=20 

Current Prices are the bottom of next Bear Cycle
https://twitter.com/cburniske/status/1363189837675646977?s=20 

Ethereum the Employer
https://twitter.com/TrustlessState/status/1364603328601022467?s=20 

Ryan's Jaded About Delegated POS
https://twitter.com/ryansadams/status/1364789743054159876?s=21 

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MEME

L2 Implementers Assemble
https://twitter.com/Crypt0xWife/status/1364044469323128833?s=20 

I am Groot
https://twitter.com/Crypt0xWife/status/1363325351724806145?s=20 

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Feb 26, 2021
AMA with Hart Lambur, Co-Founder of UMA Protocol
01:03:59

UMA Protocol (https://umaproject.org/​) provides open-source infrastructure for developers to efficiently create secure synthetic assets. Hart Lambur is Co-Founder.

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UMA Protocol
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Hart on Twitter
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Feb 25, 2021
SotN #35: NFT MANIA! Are NFTs the Future of Art? Nifty Gateway Founders Griffin and Duncan
01:00:07

Guests:
Duncan & Griffin Cock Foster

We bring on the Cock Foster Twins, Co-Founders of Nifty Gateway, to the Bankless State of the Nation to discuss all things NFT and the roadmap to the metaverse.

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Nifty Gateway
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Duncan on Twitter
https://twitter.com/DCCockFoster?s=20​ 

Griffin on Twitter
https://twitter.com/gcockfoster​ 

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Feb 24, 2021
53 - Building DeFi on Layer 2 | Synthetix, Loopring, Immutable
02:13:08

Guests:
Justin Moses - CTO of Synthetix
Robbie Ferguson - Co-Founder & President of Immutable
Matt Finestone - Head of Business Development at Loopring

We discuss how these three voices in the crypto space have been integral in building successful DeFi products on the Ethereum mainnet. Listen in for a deep-dive into the different methods these protocols have taken to implement their apps on an Ethereum Layer 2.

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Topics Covered:
0:00 Intro
5:14 Loopring & ZK-Rollups
13:17 Immutable NFTs & ZK-Rollups
17:31 Synthetix & Optimistic Rollups
21:03 Why Ethereum? Why Rollups?
39:24 Layer 2 Efficacy/Roadmaps
1:01:25 Composability
1:18:22 L2 On-Ramps
1:27:52 Does L2 Compete w/ ETH?
1:34:47 Closing & Disclaimer

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Relevant Links:

Synthetix
https://synthetix.io/

Immutable
https://www.immutable.com/

Loopring
https://loopring.org/#/

An Incomplete Guide to Rollups (w/ Vitalik)
https://youtu.be/wcCHlqgGSH4

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Feb 22, 2021
ROLLUP: 3rd Week of February (ETH & BTC ATH's, NFT's, Andrew Yang, Bitwise DeFi Index, Reflexer launches RAI)
01:14:46

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MARKETS

BTC Price
$52k - New High, Breaking $50k

ETH Price
$1900 - New High

TVL in DeFi
$41.8B - New High

$DPI
$440

More than 173K BTC on Ethereum
https://twitter.com/0xstark/status/1360035942115934208?s=21 

New ATH For Ethereum Miner Revenues
https://twitter.com/lars_hl/status/1356259559057334272?s=20 

Largest Banks by Market Cap ;)
https://companiesmarketcap.com/banks/largest-banks-by-market-cap/ 

ETH Balance on Exchanges Going Down
https://studio.glassnode.com/metricsa=BTC&category=&m=distribution.BalanceExchangesRelative 

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RELEASES

Beeple Brings the NFT Revolution to Christie’s
https://metaversal.banklesshq.com/p/beeple-brings-the-nft-revolution 

Bitcoin ETF Coming to Canadian Exchange
https://blwk.omeclk.com/portal/wts/ucmcny2h%7CbbQaNeqo%7Cv9cFk2TRnhBHD3n 

RAI Mainnet Launch (“RAI IS ETH”)
https://twitter.com/reflexerfinance/status/1362036488167444485?s=20 

EulerBeats - Audio NFT's!
https://eulerbeats.com/ 

POOL Token
https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/p/-alpha-alert-pooltogether-airdrop 

DexGuru: Another Bloomberg Terminal for DeFi
https://dex.guru/token/0x2260fac5e5542a773aa44fbcfedf7c193bc2c599 

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NEWS

Robinhood to enable Crypto withdrawals/deposits
https://twitter.com/Reuters/status/1362239190340145154?s=20 

Yang Gang on the Crypto Train
https://twitter.com/andrewyang/status/1359992211186843649?s=21 

Bitwise Launches New DeFi Fund for Accredited Investors
https://www.theblockcrypto.com/post/95129/bitwise-defi-fund-accredited-investors 

This is How Governance Works (EIP-1559)
https://supporteip1559.org/ 

Dapper Labs raise $250m at $2B Valuation
https://www.coindesk.com/nba-top-shot-cryptokitties-firm-dapper-labs-raising-250m-at-2b-valuation-report 

CREAM Exploit via Alpha (CREAM TVL Down 84%)
https://twitter.com/FrankResearcher/status/1360513422689984512?s=20 

Largest Liquidation Event in DeFi History
https://twitter.com/TechnicalCrypto/status/1361184481655353348?s=20 

Uniswap Has Processed over $100B in Volume
https://twitter.com/haydenzadams/status/1361356927226310668?s=20 

Coinbase Powers Tesla BTC Buy
https://www.theblockcrypto.com/post/95146/coinbase-tesla-bitcoin-buy 

Cryptopunk sells for 650 ETH
https://twitter.com/cryptopunksbot/status/1362437000041803778?s=20 

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TAKES

I found BinanceChain
https://twitter.com/RyanSAdams/status/1362471653117222913?s=20 

Art is priced in ETH
https://twitter.com/econoar/status/1362200551849488388?s=20 

Ethereum is An Emergent Structure
https://twitter.com/RyanSAdams/status/1360704029152727040?s=20 

Michael Saylor Arbing the Boomer System
https://twitter.com/ErikVoorhees/status/1361741094732455939?s=20 

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Always Who You Most Suspect
https://www.instagram.com/p/CLTDaK7gvMy/?igshid=1pysho1sh3w4g 
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Feb 19, 2021
AMA with Tascha from Alpha Finance
01:09:35

An AMA with the Project Lead at Alpha Finance Lab, an Ecosystem of DeFi Products.

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AMA with Tascha from Alpha Finance

Alpha Finance Lab (https://alphafinance.io/ ) is an ecosystem of DeFi products including Alpha Homora (https://homora.alphafinance.io/​), which released its V2 upgrade in January 2021. Tascha is Project Lead and Co-Founder.

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Feb 18, 2021
SotN #34: Polygon: Ethereum's Internet of Blockchains – Mihailo Bjelic & Sandeep Nailwal
01:32:18

Guests:
Mihailo Benjic & Sandeep Nailwal

We bring Mihailo & Sandeep of Polygon (formerly Matic) to the Bankless State of The Nation, to discuss Ethereum's Internet of Blockchains and Polygon's approach to connecting networks.

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Feb 17, 2021
52 - The Crypto Milkshake Theory | Brent Johnson
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52 - The Crypto Milkshake Theory

Guest: Brent Johnson

Brent Johnson, known for his “Dollar Milkshake Theory,” is a macro-focused wealth manager. We discuss crypto from his broad perspective, focusing on the Federal Reserve, the Dollar, and our take on his ideas – The Crypto Milkshake Theory.

We observed the Federal Reserve coming into the limelight in the past year, with increased attention on Jerome Powell and other central bankers as they become more like players than referees.

Brent lays out how our system (and all fiat currencies) are built for exponential growth. An exponentially growing market will be increasingly susceptible to larger and more frequent volatility. This calls for stronger central bank action, which accelerates these fundamental issues.

Interestingly, Brent believes in the strength of the Dollar (at least in the short-term), expecting it to be the last fiat currency to get knocked out. The COVID-19 Crash in March 2020 was an example of this deflationary volatility, and Brent views the system’s current narrative as ripe for another market crash and dollar bull run.

On the crypto side of things, Brent sees assets like BTC as a valid store of value, and the advantages of non-sovereign wealth stores merit serious consideration. His concerns about the space involve the difficulties of using crypto as money and the power of governments to curb blockchain use. However, blockchain technology is a “genie out of the bottle” and is here to stay.

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Brent's Presentation on The Dollar Milkshake Theory
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Feb 15, 2021
ROLLUP: 2nd Week of February (Elon buys BTC, Crypto on Mastercard, Celebrity NFTs)
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MARKET

BTC Price
$47K (New high w/ Tesla $1.5B buy)
Flirting w/ $50k

ETH Price
$1800 (New high… again)
Passed 1 trillion transactions on Ethereum
https://twitter.com/etherscan/status/1357748137478131713?s=20 

TVL in DeFi: Nearly $40B
$DPI: $408
DPI/ETH Daily Chart!
https://www.tradingview.com/symbols/DPIWETH/?exchange=UNISWAP

Touching $1B AUM in DAOs
https://twitter.com/DeepDAO_io/status/1357379114089472003?s=20

Crypto Art Sales Reach a Record $80 Million
https://decrypt.co/56998/crypto-art-sales-on-ethereum-reach-a-record-80-million
See Chart Here
https://cryptoart.io/data 

Token Terminal
https://terminal.tokenterminal.com/dashboard/AMMs 

ETH Powers over $30B in Stablecoins
https://twitter.com/spencernoon/status/1359650088306569216?s=21 

Metamask Absolutely Printing Money
https://twitter.com/tomhschmidt/status/1359393949568303104?s=20 

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RELEASES

Matic Turning into Polygon
https://twitter.com/maticnetwork/status/1359206750239551492?s=20 

Hashmasks made over $13 Million in First Week of Sales
https://blog.flipsidecrypto.com/hashmasks-on-opensea/ 

Ledger has integrated WalletConnect (DeFi)
https://decrypt.co/56993/ledger-owners-can-now-access-defi-from-ledgers-mobile-app 

No Loss Prize Pool Builder is Live
https://medium.com/pooltogether/prize-pool-builder-9f9c95fad860 

UMA Protocol Releasing “KPI Options” with Community Airdrop
https://twitter.com/UMAprotocol/status/1359745145793486849 

SUSHI in Coinbase Custody
https://twitter.com/MessariCrypto/status/1359950434715262983?s=20 

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NEWS

TESLA BUYS BTC
https://twitter.com/carlquintanilla/status/1358758512613015554?s=20 

CME: Nearly 400 ETH Futures Contracts Traded on First Day
https://www.theblockcrypto.com/linked/94262/cme-eth-futures-contracts-launch-first-day 

MasterCard bringing Crypto onto Network
https://www.mastercard.com/news/perspectives/2021/why-mastercard-is-bringing-crypto-onto-our-network/ 

Huge Celeb NFT
https://twitter.com/MesutOzil1088/status/1359851478849122307?s=20 

Hester Pierce, SEC Commissioner, says we’re ready for a Bitcoin ETF
https://www.coindesk.com/peirce-sec-coindesk-t 

Twitter Considering Adding BTC to Balance Sheet
https://www.coindesk.com/twitter-considering-bitcoin-options-including-on-balance-sheet-exec-says
 
Coinbase uses 25% of all ETH gas
https://twitter.com/will__price/status/1357406288884432898?s=20 

Federal Reserve of St. Louis loves DeFi (and apparently Bankless)
https://twitter.com/RyanSAdams/status/1358876105541881863?s=20 

BNY Mellon Announcing it will offer Custody for Crypto
https://www.wsj.com/articles/bitcoin-to-come-to-america-s-oldest-bank-bny-mellon-11613044810 

Yearn Hack and $11m loss
https://www.theblockcrypto.com/linked/93818/yearn-finance-dai-pool-defi-exploit-attack 

Yearn Restores yDAI Vault and Compensates Hack Victims
https://thedefiant.io/yearn-restores-ydai-vault-and-compensates-hack-victims/



Avalanche Blockchain stopped working
https://www.coindesk.com/avalanche-developers-rush-client-patch-as-bug-slows-avalanche-transactions 

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We’re nowhere close to the top
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Early Adoption is Expensive and Clunky…. But just wait.
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1 Flippening Left
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Memes are going to take ETH to 10k
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Feb 12, 2021
SotN #33: Joseph Lubin on CME ETH Futures (Future of ETH, 2021 Bull Run, Consensys)
55:12

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SotN #33: Joseph Lubin on CME ETH Futures (Future of ETH, 2021 Bull Run, Consensys)

We bring Joseph Lubin, co-founder of Ethereum and founder of Consensys, to the Bankless State of the Nation. We do a deep dive into the story of Ethereum, the joint futures of ETH and Consensys, and the current crypto Bull Market.

Topics Covered:
-The Story of ETH
-CME Futures
-ETH's roadmap with Proof-of-Stake and EIP1559
-2021 Bull Run
-Future of Consensys

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Feb 10, 2021
51 - 2020 Reflections on Crypto and Beyond | Vitalik Buterin
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51 - 2020 Reflections on Crypto and Beyond

Guest: Vitalik Buterin

We bring on Vitalik to digest the third of his recent posts on his website:

Endnotes on 2020: Crypto and Beyond
https://vitalik.ca/general/2020/12/28/endnotes.html 

Vitalik wrote this post from Singapore, noting that 2020 was an extremely interesting year in which we faced “humanity’s first boss-level enemy since 1945.” However, it was also a year that brought much hope in areas like transportation, medicine, AI, and blockchains.

We have observed a transition in the Political economy from physical to digital – 2020 served as a high-octane accelerant for these changes. A key piece of this change is shifting emphasis from physical private goods to digital public goods. This transition requires creative solutions to the challenges of effective governance.

The phrase “digital nationalism” refers humanity’s recent tendency to polarize and how this extends to the internet. Both Bitcoin and Ethereum have undergone great schisms, resulting in hard forks like BCH and ETC. These phenomena in the rising political economy will likely continue.

Vitalik walks through the tricky relationship between our financial and non-monetary social motivations. Culture and narrative can be incredibly powerful tools for innovation, but altruistic people are not the only ones with access to these things.

Vitalik concludes with thoughts on the Big X - Big Government, Big Business, Big Tech, etc. This multidisciplinary “dense jungle” is populated by a variety of powerful groups with dynamic interrelationships, and blockchains & cryptocurrencies are set up to play a vital role.

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Feb 08, 2021
ROLLUP: 1st Week of February (ATH for $ETH & $DPI, Logan Paul NFTs, HashMasks, Saylor Conference)
01:11:13

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MARKET

BTC
37k

ETH
Touched 1.7K! (1 week after GameStop fiasco!)
Extremely Volatile in the 1.6k range

ETH/BTC Ratio
https://twitter.com/cburniske/status/1357179675986960384?s=20

TVL in DeFi: $33B
$DPI: $408
DPI/ETH 1-Day Chart!
https://www.tradingview.com/symbols/DPIWETH/?exchange=UNISWAP

AAVE from $300 to $520 in 2 days
https://www.coingecko.com/en/coins/aave

Settlement Value
https://money-movers.info/

Layer 2 Is Here
https://twitter.com/L2Wars/status/1356268228847267842?s=20

Alpha Finance originating more loans that Aave
https://twitter.com/jpurd17/status/1357353513773199360?s=21

Nexus Mutual All-Time Highs
https://twitter.com/mhonkasalo/status/1354702636130381825?s=20

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RELEASES

HashMasks!
https://twitter.com/TheHashmasks

NFTX enabling liquidity providing for HashMasks
https://blog.nftx.org/how-to-become-a-hashmasks-liquidity-provider/

Balancer V2 Is Coming
https://twitter.com/BalancerLabs/status/1356638858465656832?s=20

Parsec Launch & Building for the Next 10 Years of DeFi
https://sheehan-95.medium.com/parsec-launch-building-for-the-next-10-years-of-defi-b3c82a47d225

Arbitrum Demo!
https://portal.arbitrum.io/
https://twitter.com/arbitrum/status/1354937176769892366

Goldfinch Introducing “Crypto Loans Without Collateral”
https://medium.com/goldfinch-fi/introducing-goldfinch-crypto-loans-without-collateral-fc0cad9d13e

Grayscale releases ‘Valuing Ethereum’ paper
https://twitter.com/sonnenshein/status/1357354359948984323?s=21

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NEWS

Grayscale releases ‘Valuing Ethereum’ paper
https://twitter.com/sonnenshein/status/1357354359948984323?s=21

UNI & Aave Now in the Bitwise 10
https://twitter.com/BitwiseInvest/status/1355281829549334528?s=20

5 Potential New Greyscale Trusts?
https://www.coindesk.com/grayscale-may-have-laid-groundwork-for-5-more-potential-crypto-trusts

Aave in Greyscale
https://twitter.com/mrjasonchoi/status/1354759848529862659?s=20

https://twitter.com/jacobshiach/status/1354966787335409665?s=20

Visa’s Q1 Earning’s Call (Stablecoins, Payment Networks)
https://www.theblockcrypto.com/linked/93045/visa-earnings-call-crypto-strategy

Michael Saylor BTC Webinar indicates massive interest
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-02-03/bitcoin-proselytizer-saylor-says-over-1-000-firms-join-webinar

India to Ban Bitcoin?
https://www.cnbc.com/2021/01/30/the-indian-government-may-ban-cryptocurrencies-like-bitcoin.html

Logan Paul issues NFTs with Bondly
https://www.bondly.finance/

Big Names Into Crypto:
Ray Dalio on Bitcoin: https://www.bridgewater.com/research-and-insights/ray-dalio-what-i-think-of-bitcoin

Mark Cuban Likes ETH: https://twitter.com/iamDCinvestor/status/1354780502599860226?s=20

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TAKES

DeFi tokens wealth: NFT Status
https://twitter.com/juliankoh/status/1356814988837588992

ETH’s Future is with ETH Holders
https://twitter.com/wongisrite/status/1356725612992335873?s=20

It’s okay to not own BTC
Pt 1: https://twitter.com/TrustlessState/status/1356988079714668548?s=20

GME drama a 20B ad for Bitcoin
https://www.cryptovantage.com/news/the-gamestop-stock-craze-is-basically-a-20-billion-ad-for-bitcoin/

Decentralized Robinhood Already Exists
https://twitter.com/zerion_io/status/1354889096502513665?s=20

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Feb 05, 2021
SotN #32: Does DeFi Fix This? Cameron & Tyler Winklevoss (GME, Gamestop, Robinhood, Melvin Capital)
01:24:49

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SotN32: Does DeFi Fix This? Cameron & Tyler Winklevoss ($GME Gamestop Short-Squeeze, Robinhood, Melvin Capital)

We bring Tyler & Cameron Winklevoss, founders of the Gemini Exchange and crypto-visionaries, to the Bankless State of the Nation. We do a deep dive into the market craze of the Gamestop ($GME) Short-Squeeze, r/Wallstreetbets, and what it means for the DeFi space.

Topics Covered:
-r/WallStreetBets
-Robinhood Retail vs. Institutional Elite
-Media & The Establishment
-Is Traditional Finance Broken?
-DeFi's Big Moment
-Gemini Updates

Cameron & Tyler Winklevoss had a heated appearance on CNBC last week to discuss the events of the Gamestop Short-Squeeze in the context of populism, the inequity of the current financial establishment, and cryptocurrency.

Their argument centers on the relationship between censorship and centralization –problems that don't exist in the crypto landscape. The $GME craze has been the epicenter of a growing protest against the institutional elite – this protest inherently calls for decentralization and distributed power. DeFi fixes this.

Brokerages like Robinhood having the power to limit trading based on a phone call is a war cry to adopt permissionless transacting. Cameron describes how this is an example of the people becoming disillusioned to the monopoly of modern money. The media establishment has vastly underestimated and vilified these "internet amateurs."

The Winklevi discuss how a money-making opportunity turned into a movement demanding institutional change, flaming the fires of broken trust after events like the '08 collapse. Public forums like Twitter and Reddit have become powerful tools to organize the masses, and the sentiments seen here reflect cryptocurrency's value propositions.

The big question remaining is how these events and arguments can serve as a rallying point for DeFi adoption. Cameron & Tyler are optimistic about DeFi's solutions to increasingly relevant and urgent problems in our current system.

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Tyler Winklevoss on Twitter
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Cameron Winklevoss on Twitter
https://twitter.com/cameron​

Gemini Exchange
https://bankless.cc/go-gemini​

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Feb 03, 2021
50 - Crypto-Dollars, Regulation, and DeFi | Jeremy Allaire
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50 - Crypto-Dollars, Regulation, and DeFi

Guest: Jeremy Allaire

Jeremy Allaire is a serial entrepreneur and the Co-founder and CEO of Circle, the firm behind USDC. He advocates for the U.S. crypto industry in Washington, paving the way for current and future regulation of cryptoassets.

USDC and other stablecoins saw a massive influx throughout 2020 into Ethereum and DeFi as demand skyrocketed, providing a glimpse of possible long-term impacts on the future of money. Jeremy argues for a full-reserve money system based on Austrian Economics, moving away from the money creation inherent to today's fractional-reserve systems.

Jeremy details the synergy between fiat stablecoins and non-sovereign, store-of-value, commodity assets. He envisions a future of synthetic digital currencies balanced by a basket of non-sovereign assets.
This is a vital time for instituting effective regulatory measures for cryptoassets and protocols, and as a front-line advocate, Jeremy stresses the importance of the crypto industry itself taking the initiative to front-run regulatory issues via creative innovation.

Jeremy self-describes as "cautiously optimistic" about establishing meaningful dialogue with regulators like Gary Gensler, Janet Yellen, and FinCen, focusing on specific issues like criminal abuse, self-sovereign identity, and consumer protection.

Jeremy concludes with broad market predictions and analysis of DeFi as a massively underrated space, with the long-term goal of DeFi interacting broadly with real-world identities.

This was an extremely interesting conversation that shed some much-needed light on stablecoins in a regulatory context, and Jeremy remains a key component throughout this development.

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Resources:
Jeremy Allaire on Twitter
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Circle
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USDC
https://www.circle.com/en/usdc
Centre Consortium
https://www.centre.io/

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Feb 01, 2021
ROLLUP: 4th Week of January ($GME, Robinhood RANT, WHY WE DEFI)
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MARKET

BTC
$32,500, hanging in the low 30,000’s

ETH
$1480 (New High)
High-Highs, Lower Lows

TVL in DeFi: 26.5B
$DPI: $290
DPI/ETH 1-Day Chart!
https://www.tradingview.com/symbols/DPIWETH/?exchange=UNISWAP

Corrections
- Avg correction in bull market is 35%
- Every quarter has a correction
- Expect them

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RELEASES

ETH 2.0 available on Bitfinex
https://twitter.com/bitfinex/status/1352293087045947394?s=20

L2 is Coming
https://twitter.com/StaniKulechov/status/1351952652612067328?s=20

Coinbase offers secondary shares
https://www.theblockcrypto.com/linked/92251/coinbase-offer-secondary-market-private-shares-nasdaq

Kyber v3 launched a bunch of thing...focused on LPs
https://blog.kyber.network/kyber-3-0-architecture-revamp-dynamic-mm-and-knc-migration-proposal-acae41046513?gi=769375436a6f

Alpha Homora v2
https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/p/how-to-boost-your-yield-farming-reward

Vitalik’s Holy Grail for Rollups
https://twitter.com/StarkWareLtd/status/1354061268731179010?s=20

Comparing Layer 2 Solutions
https://indexed.wtf/

Uniswap WBTC-ETH and USDC-ETH LP Token Vaults are Live
https://twitter.com/nomos_paradox/status/1354280885936250881?s=21
https://vote.makerdao.com/executive/collateral-onboarding-debt-ceiling-adjustments-other-changes?network=mainnet#proposal-detail
https://daistats.com/#/

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NEWS
Track Placeholder Ventures on Chain
https://messari.io/screener/placeholder-ventures-portfolio-AD10BC17

Public Company buys BTC (Marathon Patent Group)
https://www.theblockcrypto.com/post/92378/nasdaq-marathon-patent-group-buys-bitcoin-btc-treasury-reserves

MicroStrategy bought even more BTC
https://www.microstrategy.com/content/dam/website-assets/collateral/financial-documents/financial-document-archive/Form-8-K_jan-22-2021.pdf

Yellen on Cryptocurrencies
https://www.theblockcrypto.com/linked/92028/yellen-treasury-senate-cryptocurrencies?utm_source=cryptopanic&utm_medium=rss

Miami Mayor is hot for BTC
https://twitter.com/FrancisSuarez/status/1354488469091975168

ConsenSys partners with BSN (China)
https://www.coindesk.com/ethereum-based-consensys-quorum-partners-with-chinas-bsn-blockchain

Dot’s popularity in China
https://decrypt.co/55163/polkadot-china-hottest-crypto

DyDx raises $10mm Series B Funding
https://t.co/uZ2wFoyv3e

Genesis did $20B in Lending in 2020
https://info.genesistrading.com/hubfs/Genesis%20-%20Quarterly%20Reports/Genesis%20Q4%20Report.pdf

DyDx did $18B in Lending in 2020
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1j2IIXIfGOnfiwfVDlK8RORa6jbsBjp52/view

Mark Cuban & Soulja Boy minting NFT’s
Cuban: https://twitter.com/mcuban/status/1354497954732761088?s=20
Soulja Boy: https://twitter.com/souljaboy/status/1354486572037492736?s=19

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TAKES

Ethereum not blockchain
https://twitter.com/JayeHarrill/status/1352027529331134464?s=20

PoS vs PoW on energy
https://twitter.com/pythianism/status/1353782557884641281?s=20

Institutions adopt “ETH is Money”
https://www.coindesk.com/institutional-investors-ether-rally

DeFi paying users instead of advertisers (airdrops were sick)
https://twitter.com/erikvoorhees/status/1353939463202893824?s=21

Banks charging negative interest
https://twitter.com/q9fmz/status/1354048620253868032?s=21

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WSB / GAMESTOP
https://markets.businessinsider.com/news/stocks/gamestop-stock-short-seller-squeeze-losses-reddit-traders-citron-gme-2021-1-1030000080
https://www.theblockcrypto.com/linked/92959/rep-tlaib-congress-robinhood-gamestop

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Jan 29, 2021
AMA with Yaniv Tal, Project Lead at Graph Protocol
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The Graph (https://thegraph.com/) is an Indexing protocol that organizes data from blockchains, making decentralized data interoperable and easily accessible.

Yaniv on Twitter:
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Jan 28, 2021
SotN#31: The Rise of SushiSwap, with 0xMaki (Sushi vs Uniswap, Differentiation, Future of Sushi)
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SotN31: The Rise of SushiSwap, with 0x Maki (Sushi vs Uniswap, Differentiation, Future of Sushi)

We bring 0xMaki, a core contributor to the SushiSwap DEX, to the Bankless State of the Nation, to get into the story behind Sushi's rise out of the depths of the 3 month DeFi bear market!

Topics Covered:
- The Sushi Story Thus Far
- SushiSwap Differentiation
- Integrations and Partnerships
- The Future of SushiSwap
- The Future of DeFi

We begin with a history of the SushiSwap project and its migration from Uniswap. Maki takes us through the structures of the Sushi Ecosystem and discusses the role of Chef Nomi on the trajectory of the exchange in its turbulent beginnings.

Maki argues for a flexible, bottom-up, and community-based approach, with an emphasis on integration with other protocols like Yearn Finance, Polkadot, and Cream. We discuss Sushi’s remarkable comeback from its early struggles in 2020, and how its current volume of over $100mm daily is a result of the efforts of its diehard community.

Maki differentiates the SushiSwap Protocol from that of its sibling Uniswap, as well as the asset $SUSHI from the asset $UNI. Maki contends that Sushi’s fast-moving UI development and integration with external partners set SushiSwap apart from other DEXes.

Maki is optimistic about the adoption of Layer 2 Scaling Solutions throughout DeFi in 2021 and lays out some of SushiSwap’s ambitious plans for the future, including optimizing gas fees and user experience.

Lastly, Maki discusses the future of DeFi, arguing for compatibility and coexistence among decentralized protocols.


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BentoBox
https://boringcrypto.medium.com/bentobox-to-launch-and-beyond-d2d5dc2350bd

SushiSwap Exchange
https://sushiswap.fi/

SushiSwap’s Roadmap for 2021
https://sushiswapchef.medium.com/2021-3e1f45cf86a2

SushiSwap Forum
https://forum.sushiswapclassic.org/


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Jan 27, 2021
49 - Moon Math: The Bull Case for Cryptography | Justin Drake
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49 - Moon Math: The Bull Case for Cryptography

Guest: Justin Drake

Justin Drake is a researcher at the Ethereum Foundation and is leading the charge of the application of cryptography to Ethereum.

Justin speaks about how far with come in the cryptocurrency industry, with only two extremely primitive tools: cryptographic hashes and signatures; the fire and wheel of applied cryptography.

Justin leads us through a cryptographic-enabled world, where more recent breakthroughs in applied cryptography supplement hashes and signatures. Multi-party computation, fully-homomorphic encryption, SNARKs, verifiable-delay functions, these are all cryptographic tools that are yet-to-be harnessed by the Ethereum blockchain.

Importantly, all of these new modern cryptographic tools are developed well beyond theoretical concepts; all that is left is for talented developers to put rubber to pavement.

Justin walks the listeners through the user story of a user making a transaction on Uniswap, and discusses how cryptographic tricks can make the entire user process more secure and more trustless.

We finish with a discussion about the long term fate of the Bitcoin blockchain, and its collision course with quanton computing, which threatens to break some of the crucial features that makes Bitcoin, Bitcoin. Justin provides a roadmap for the decoupling of BTC the asset from Bitcoin the blockchain, using a cryptographic two-way bridge between Bitcoin and an alternative new host blockchain, presumably Ethereum, and how BTC can upload itself to a new blockchain, and be rid of the baggage and liability of the Bitcoin blockchain 🤯

This is truly one of the most unique pieces of content we’ve produced on the Bankless program, and Justin deserves so much credit for leading this operation!

Resources:

Justin’s Uniswap Cryptographic Mechanism Solution spreadsheet and their theoretical application to any Ethereum app.
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1dyhNWMB6rVdmV3Xz-LlZlTt0f4tXfIW0YaoZVvenORs/edit?usp=sharing

Below are the two papers Justin mentioned on long-term Bitcoin (in)security:

"On the Instability of Bitcoin Without the Block Reward" by Princeton researchers.
https://www.cs.princeton.edu/~arvindn/publications/mining_CCS.pdf

There are two informal explainers:
https://freedom-to-tinker.com/2016/10/21/bitcoin-is-unstable-without-the-block-reward/
https://medium.com/@bergealex4/bitcoin-is-unstable-without-the-block-size-size-limit-70db07070a54

"On the insecurity of quantum Bitcoin mining"
https://arxiv.org/pdf/1804.08118.pdf

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Jan 25, 2021
ROLLUP: 3rd Week of January
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    • Massive news. BlackRock—the multi-trillion dollar asset manager—opens door to possible bitcoin futures allocation for certain funds it manages, according to recent filing.

 

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Jan 22, 2021
SotN30: DeFi Season with Anthony Sassano (Top 10 DeFi Tokens on Ethereum, $DPI Index)
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SotN30: DeFi Season, with Anthony Sassano (Top 10 DeFi Tokens on Ethereum, $DPI Index)

Ladies and Gentlemen, we're calling it.

It's DeFi Season. We have an era of DeFi token speculation ahead of us, so it's time to get prepared, and sharpen our mental models for how to evaulate and asses tokens on Ethereum.

We bring on Anthony Sassano from the Set Protocol team, to go through the 10 DeFI assets inside the DPI index. Anthony gives his bullish or bearish takes on the DeFi tokens mentioned, as well as shares his mental models for how he judges various assets on Ethereum.

Highly revelent to this conversation is the most recent Market Monday piece out of the Bankless newsletter:

https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/p/defi-market-monday-118

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Jan 20, 2021
48 - Death of Dollar Dominance | Lyn Alden
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48 - Death of Dollar Dominance | Lyn Alden

Lyn Alden of Lyn Alden Investment Strategy has quickly risen to fame in the Bitcoin universe for her sharp analysis on long-term macro trends and brings plenty of data to back up her analysis.

She’s one of our favorite macro and economics minds. Global macro events have such a strong interplay with crypto. In order to understand crypto, we need to understand the big picture

We ask Lyn about the changes forces around the US Dollar, as demand and supply of the Dollar is less understood and less stable than ever before.

We also ask Lyn about the relationship between the position of the U.S. Dollar as the world reserve currency, and the social unrest found inside the U.S. borders. It turns out, that the U.S. Dollar as the world reserve currency is not the best situation for those that reside inside the country!

We bring up Ray Dalio's Long Term Debt Cycles mental model, and ask Lyn to connect it to the Fourth Turning Theory, in an attempt to discover some of the hidden forces behind the social unrest found in America.

Fourth Turning Theory:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Strauss%E2%80%93Howe_generational_theory

Highly recommended Lyn Alden piece on the Future of the Dollar
https://www.lynalden.com/fraying-petrodollar-system/

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Jan 18, 2021
ROLLUP: 2nd Week of January
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BTC Price

In the last 7 days:
- Touched $42,000
- Fell down to $31,000
- Regained $40,000.
- Currently at $39,500

ETH Price
- Touched $1,350
- Fell to $900
- Currently above $1,200
TVL in DeFi
- From $22.8 to $23.3B

$DPI
- From $185 to $208

$MKR particularly interesting price action


Retail entering; judging by exchange twitter followers
https://twitter.com/lawmaster/status/1348220777498353665?s=20

Market Dumps because of overleverage:
https://twitter.com/kaiynne/status/1348486588045668353?s=20

Numbers are bigger now
Price swings, volume
https://twitter.com/MessariCrypto/status/1348769821220069382?s=20


Coinbase volume
https://twitter.com/lawmaster/status/1348895884315156481?s=20

Reminder: ETH futures on the horizon
https://www.cmegroup.com/media-room/press-releases/2020/12/16/cme_group_to_launchetherfuturesonfebruary82021.html


RELEASES

Tether on a ZK Rollup
https://www.theblockcrypto.com/post/90738/tether-usdt-hermez-ethereum-layer-2-scaling-solution-zk-rollups

Nexus mutual offering insurance on exchanges
https://www.coindesk.com/nexus-mutual-decentralized-insurance-cover-coinbase-binance-kraken-gemini

Bitcoin hashrate tokenized on Ethereum
https://www.theblockcrypto.com/post/90847/poolin-bitcoin-hashrate-token-pow-defi

Connecting all the rollups with Vector?
https://medium.com/connext/vector-0-1-0-mainnet-release-9496ae52c422

Cloudflare and IPFS
- Your ethereum address is now accessible by any browser without an extension https://blog.cloudflare.com/cloudflare-distributed-web-resolver/

ETH staking inside Argent
https://www.argent.xyz/blog/liquid-eth-staking-in-argent/

Synthetix announces Optimistic Rollup transition plan
https://blog.synthetix.io/the-optimistic-ethereum-transition/

Coinbase Asset Hub
https://blog.coinbase.com/introducing-coinbase-asset-hub-our-open-invitation-to-asset-issuers-f9d5f0be609d

NEWS

Gemini going public??
https://www.theblockcrypto.com/linked/91251/winklevoss-twins-weighing-taking-gemini-public

Gemini BTC credit card
https://techcrunch.com/2021/01/14/gemini-is-launching-a-credit-card-with-bitcoin-rewards/

Gary Gensler is new SEC chair.
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-biden-sec-exclusive/exclusive-biden-to-name-gary-gensler-as-u-s-sec-chair-sources-say-idUSKBN29H2PQ

We did it.
https://twitter.com/valkenburgh/status/1349717095425183747?s=20

Anchorage Becomes First OCC-Approved National Crypto Bank - CoinDesk
https://www.coindesk.com/anchorage-becomes-first-occ-approved-national-crypto-bank

Morgan Stanly owns 10% of Microstrategy
https://www.coindesk.com/morgan-stanley-boosts-stake-in-bitcoin-laden-microstrategy-to-10-9
70,470 BTC, 10.9% is MS’s, 7681 BTC claimed to morgan stanly

Pakistan using funds to mine BTC
https://decrypt.co/53918/pakistan-is-now-using-government-funds-to-mine-bitcoin

2.5% of ETH supply in Gnosis safe
https://twitter.com/gnosisSafe/status/1349685149408112646?s=20


TAKESSushi on the rise
https://twitter.com/ashwath_22/status/1349090698788626432?s=20

Erik Voorhees on protocol competition
https://twitter.com/ErikVoorhees/status/1349548038822502400?s=20

Brian Brooks “Get Ready for Self-Driving Banks”
https://www.ft.com/content/c1caca5b-01f7-41be-85a4-3ecb883f2417

Bitcoin is less risky as NGU
https://www.coindesk.com/bitcoin-bill-miller-cnbc-volatility-risk

Ryan on ICOs
- were ICOs net good or net bad? https://twitter.com/RyanSAdams/status/1347599685356314626?s=20Starting pistol for Web3 decentralization
https://twitter.com/FEhrsam/status/1348316470258794496?s=20

Mark Cuban on internet tech stocks
https://twitter.com/RyanSAdams/status/1348698853072130057?s=20

Bitcoin in race for adoption ahead of CBDCs
https://www.coindesk.com/bitcoin-race-for-adoption-central-bank-digital-currencies
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Jan 15, 2021
AMA with Evgeny Yurtaev, Co-Founder of Zerion
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AMA with Evgeny Yurtaev, Co-Founder of Zerion

Zerion (https://app.zerion.io/) is a central portal to the DeFi universe. The goal of Zerion is to build an easy and accessible interface to engaging and interacting with all the various money legos in the DeFi ecosystem.

While your Ethereum address is your bank account, Zerion can be your banking interface and middleware layer!

You can download the mobile iOS and Google app on your phone, for mobile browsing, and use Zerion to manage your DeFi portfolio there, as well as desktop.

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Jan 14, 2021
SotN#29: Erik Voorhees & ShapeShift (SotN29: Erik Voorhees & ShapeShift (DEX Aggregator, Regulation, Deplatforming, and the Bull Market)
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Erik Voorhees & ShapeShift
(DEX Aggregator, Regulation, Deplatforming, and the Bull Market)

Erik Voorhees is the CEO of ShapeShift, a company offering exchange and trading infrastructure, but doesn't act like a typical exchange!

ShapeShift ( https://shapeshift.com/) used to be a place where one could atomically trade asset-for-asset. You would set up a trade between two different assets like BTC and ETH. ShapeShift would give you a BTC address to receive BTC, and you would give ShapeShift an Ethereum address for them to return ETH to you. ShapeShift never required you to 'deposit' your money, and never held onto users' funds!

It was a very popular product during the 2017 Bull Market, yet the company decided to implement KYC requirements, in a move to protect the company from legal liability.

It looks like ShapeShift has found a way to remove those KYC requirements without legal risk, and that is by becoming a DEX aggregator!

We discuss this pivot with Erik, as well as a few other topics as well:
- Crypto regulations in 2021
- "deplatforming"
- The new crypto bull cycle.

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Jan 13, 2021
47 - The Fourth Crypto Cycle | Chris Dixon, a16z
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The Fourth Crypto Cycle | Chris Dixon, a16z Crypto Fund

Chris Dixon is a general partner at a16z, a famous private American venture capital firm that has specialized in technologies related to the growth of the internet and computation.

Chris transcends the pre-internet, post-internet, pre-crypto-and post-crypto worlds of investing and venture capital, so his perspective is rich, deep, and consistent with the themes that transcend these revolutions.

Coming from a16z, Chris approaches this industry from a technological perspective, rather than a monetary one, and seems to be steering the a16z Crypto Fund ship in the direction that typical silicon valley venture capital investors focus on: how can blockchain technology meaningfully impact the 4 billion users of the internet.

This conversation with Chris was fast-paced and vibrant! Tune in to hear one of Tech's most experienced investors!

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Resources mentioned in the podcast:

The Crypto Price-Innovation Cycle
https://a16z.com/2020/05/15/the-crypto-price-innovation-cycle/

Crypto Fund II
https://a16z.com/2020/04/30/crypto-fund-ii/

Doing Old Things Better Vs. Doing Brand New Things
https://a16z.com/2020/10/18/doing-old-things-better-vs-doing-brand-new-things/

What is Blockchain: Computers That Can Make Commitments
https://a16z.com/2020/01/27/computers-that-make-commitments/

Crypto startup school - fantastic educational content (particularly for builders)
https://a16z.com/2020/12/28/crypto-users-guide/

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Jan 11, 2021
ROLLUP: First Week of January
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MARKET 

BTC
- It’s over $40k!
- BTC closes 2020 as the best performing asset of the decade
https://www.newsbtc.com/analysis/btc/bitcoin-closes-2020-as-best-performing-asset-of-the-last-decade/

JP Morgan analyst BTC price target of $146,000
https://insidebitcoins.com/news/jpmorgan-sets-long-term-target-for-btc-price-at-146000

ETH
- ETH breaks market cap high 
https://twitter.com/krugman25/status/1347218807849443328?s=20

ETH debt ceiling in MakerDAO increased
https://twitter.com/RuneKek/status/1347091831033655301?s=20

TVL in DeFi
- Up from $14.4B to $22.8B

DPI $117 to $185

Total Market Cap over $1T USD 
https://www.coingecko.com/en/global_charts

2020 Asset Class returns
https://twitter.com/CryptoEcon_Li/status/1345508640598405122?s=20

Ethereum King of Fees (40% or revenue)
https://twitter.com/sassal0x/status/1346328797755314176?s=20

Security through Number Go Up
https://twitter.com/lastmjs/status/1346717467196833795?s=21

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RELEASES

Shapeshift pivots to a Dex Aggregator
https://www.coindesk.com/shapeshift-going-full-defi-lose-kyc-rules

Bitcoin ETF proposal
https://www.coindesk.com/vaneck-proposes-bitcoin-etf-again

RELEASES

Futureswap V2 is OUT
https://medium.com/futureswap/announcing-futureswap-v2-on-chain-perpetuals-with-live-pricing-e6a440939033

YAM Umbrella protocol
https://medium.com/yam-finance/umbrella-internal-alpha-75f62c58974f

Transaction Builder
https://twitter.com/allemanfredi/status/1346855097742057477?s=21

USDC getting an upgrade
https://blog.coinbase.com/usdc-v2-upgrading-a-multi-billion-dollar-erc-20-token-b57cd9437096

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NEWS

OCC - Banks can use Ethereum for payments
- https://www.theblockcrypto.com/linked/90025/occ-regulator-banks-stablecoins-issuance
-https://twitter.com/RyanSAdams/status/1346452770690387969?s=20
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https://www.forbes.com/sites/haileylennon/2021/01/04/occ-regulator-implements-groundbreaking-cryptocurrency-guidance-for-banks-and-the-future-of-payments/?sh=747151ae27e9

Grayscale $20B AUM before 2021
https://twitter.com/BarrySilbert/status/1344762048585068544?s=19

Biden Admin will halt all midnight regulations from the Trump admin that haven’t finalized yet
https://www.cnn.com/2020/12/30/politics/biden-midnight-regulations-freeze/index.html

Bittrex delisting privacy coins
https://www.coindesk.com/bittrex-to-delist-privacy-coins-monero-dash-and-zcash

Jake tweet: https://twitter.com/jchervinsky/status/1345061984077717504?s=27

Uniswap: $3B in liquidity
https://twitter.com/haydenzadams/status/1346877563428347905?s=20

Uniswap Year in Review
https://uniswap.org/blog/year-in-review/?s=09

Tweet thread: https://twitter.com/UniswapProtocol/status/1344687417891151874

Iran closes down mining operations
https://www.coindesk.com/iranian-authorities-close-1620-illegal-cryptocurrency-mining-farms-report

Loopring l2 Growth
https://twitter.com/finestonematt/status/1346936873776631811?s=20

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TAKES

No viable 2nd place to Ethereum
https://twitter.com/antiprosynth/status/1347141517148905474?s=20

ETH same place as BTC in 2017
https://twitter.com/RaoulGMI/status/1347033584234876931?s=20

ETH MC only worth one bank right now
https://twitter.com/iamDCinvestor/status/1347187372337868800?s=20

Fundamentals out, reflexivity in. 
https://twitter.com/BanklessHQ/status/1346239577745281024?s=20

Why are you concerned w/ Product Fit? ETH Killers solving something that's not a problem
https://twitter.com/RyanSAdams/status/1346187749976657922?s=20

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Jan 08, 2021
SotN#28: Uncollateralized Stablecoins w/ Dan Elitzer (ESD, BasisCash, backed by Faith & Yield!)
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State of the Nation #28

Algorithmic Stablecoins, with Dan Elitzer

Dan Elitzer recently co-founded Nascent (nascent.xyz), a venture capital company that is deep into the weeds in some of the most experimental projects in the Ethereum ecosystem. 

In the 2nd half of 2020, some of the coolest experimental projects have been Algorithmic, Uncollateralized Stablecoins. 

These are stablecoins without dollars in a bank, or without crypto in a vault. They are completely backed by financial incentives.... and faith in those incentives. 

In this episode of State of the Nation, we begin by defining the 'Stablecoin Trilemma' (https://imgur.com/a/Uj0HBL3), and discuss some of the history of stablecoins. 

Then we turn to the current design philosophy behind algorithmic stablecoins, how they work, what makes them stable, and who gets the upside?

We largely discuss Empty Set Dollar (ESD, https://www.emptyset.finance/), but also discuss Basis Cash, and Ampleforth. 

Tune in, to hear about this exciting emerging corner of the DeFi ecosystem!

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Jan 06, 2021
46 - Vitalik Buterin on Why Proof of Stake?
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Vitalik Buterin on Why Proof of Stake?

Vitalik Buterin comes to the Bankless YouTube to discuss a number of topics surrounding Proof of Stake!

We begin discussing the Beacon Chain launch, and the Ethereum's road so far up to this point. 

We also discuss the theory and thought-process behind Proof of Stake! Vitalik recently wrote a blog piece 'Why Proof of Stake', and we walk through this piece with him!

Why Proof of Stake: 
https://vitalik.ca/general/2020/11/06/pos2020.html

Lastly, we discuss one of Vitalik's blog pieces 'Concave and Convex Dispositions, and how these different personality types characterize Bitcoin and Ethereum, as well as the design of social groups and human governance organizations. 

Convex and Concave Dispositions
https://vitalik.ca/general/2020/11/08/concave.html

Other pieces mentioned: Trust Models
https://vitalik.ca/general/2020/08/20/trust.html
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Jan 04, 2021
ROLLUP: 5th Week of December
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ROLLUP: 5th Week of December

MARKET

BTC Price
- Almost 29k!

ETH Price
- Just hit 750!
- 50% away from ATH price

Blow off tops coming??
We are very far away from the 20 week MA!

TVL in DeFi
- Up from 14B to 14.4B

DPI 
- Up from $108 to $117

2.2M ETH in ETH 2, $1.65B

Futures value Coinbase at $50B
https://ftx.com/trade/CBSE/USD

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RELEASES

1INCH token released
https://1inch-exchange.medium.com/1inch-token-is-released-e69ad69cf3ee

Haseeb’s take on Stablecoins

https://medium.com/dragonfly-research/fighting-to-be-stable-the-evolution-of-stablecoins-aca81fb432f9

DeFi events of the year graphic

https://www.theblockcrypto.com/linked/89271/here-are-some-of-the-biggest-defi-events-in-2020

Opyn V2
https://medium.com/opyn/opyn-v2-is-live-11347240b46e

YAM rebasing DISABLED

https://twitter.com/YamFinance/status/1343966274095902720

YAM released Degenerative Finance on UMA

https://medium.com/yam-finance/degenerative-finance-ugas-explained-458bedbc2f17

- YAM acting as a good DAO!

Primitive is Live on Mainnet
https://primitivefinance.medium.com/primitive-is-live-on-mainnet-2261c5b098c5

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NEWS

New SEC Chairman appointed: Elad Roisman https://u.today/breaking-new-pro-crypto-sec-chairman-appointed
“Known as one of the most crypto-friendly SEC commissioners. A vocal supporter!

The fact that Roisman is at the helm of the SEC also significantly boosts the chances of a Bitcoin-tied exchange-traded fund (ETF) being approved in the coming years. 

Mnuchin wants onchain KYC for all ETH wallets that have stablecoins in them
https://twitter.com/jchervinsky/status/1341864829171228676?s=20 

Comment window period open on the FinCEN proposal to extend KYC to non-custodial wallets
https://twitter.com/jchervinsky/status/1341847200209530883?s=20

Etoro IPO rumors
https://cointelegraph.com/news/crypto-friendly-trading-firm-etoro-rumored-to-be-prepping-for-2021-ipo

Coinbase Delists XRP
https://twitter.com/coinbase/status/1343685626001039360?s=20

Also Binance US
https://twitter.com/binanceus/status/1344372892205608961?s=21

Also Bittrex
https://twitter.com/BittrexExchange/status/1344056304617177089

Also trading desks
https://www.theblockcrypto.com/linked/89083/jump-trading-galaxy-xrp-market-making

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Cover Protocol Exploit

https://coverprotocol.medium.com/12-28-post-mortem-34c5f9f718d4

https://twitter.com/CoverProtocol/status/1343581331448586245

https://etherscan.io/tx/0xc2fd5094c1e108f83222a86bd46b35fc0da35616385d681964b22003643f982e
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TAKES

Uniswap means you can't be delisted (sorry XRP)
https://twitter.com/RyanSAdams/status/1343740028766347265?s=20

DC
https://twitter.com/iamDCinvestor/status/1344138701757153281?s=20

Can’t delist on Uniswap
https://twitter.com/RyanSAdams/status/1343740028766347265?s=20

Ethereum is the TAM
https://twitter.com/panekkkk/status/1343269535919562753?s=20

Ethereum doesn’t marginalize
https://twitter.com/evabeylin/status/1341793825962958848?s=20

Degens are funding Open Source
https://www.coindesk.com/defi-degens-funding-next-wave-open-source

Ethereum is the last bastion for Yield
https://twitter.com/TrustlessState/status/1344378165414617088?s=20
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Dec 31, 2020
45 - Taking Ethereum Public | Ether Capital's CEO Brian Mosoff & CFO Stefan Coolican
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45 - Taking Ethereum Public | Ether Capital's CEO Brian Mosoff & CFO Stefan Coolican

Ether Capital is a publically traded company out of Canada, and Ether Capital's job is to get ETH on the balance sheet. 

The company is centered around ETH the asset and Ethereum the ecosystem, and offers a bridge for investors to be able to access exposure to the Ethereum ecosystem via public markets. 

We dive into the background and context of the company, as well as how the company structure gives them a competitive advantage. 

Ether Capital is the first public company to stake ETH, and has big plans for the world of ETH staking. 

These guys are on the frontlines of getting investor awareness about the opportunity that ETH and Ethereum offers, and has been sharpening their ability to explain why the opportunity is so compelling. 

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Bankless Citizen Spotlight!

This guy: https://twitter.com/Acrobat_Crypto/status/1339964187007721474?s=20

MARKET What’s the Market saying? 

BTC Price
- Up 21% in the last 7 days
- High consolidation between $23k and $24K
- Bitcoin dominance doing really well: 70%
MicroStrategy finished their $650M purchase of 29,646 BTC
https://twitter.com/coindesk/status/1341013230534225920?s=21

ETH Price
- Up just 3% in the last 7 days

TVL in DeFi
From $16.5B to $14B

DPI down from $115 to $108
2+M ETH in ETH2 Staking

DeFi Pulse has a new page
“Bitcoin at Work”
Announcement: https://defipulse.com/blog/introducing-bitcoin-at-work/

Page: https://defipulse.com/btc

A chart not often seen, Grayscale Revenue: 
https://twitter.com/mhonkasalo/status/1339486866236686336?s=20

XRP getting DUMPED after SEC report
Bitwise dumped $9.3M. Will Grayscale have to do something?
https://twitter.com/twobitidiot/status/1341764298763350017?s=20

RELEASES

The Graph Network now live
https://thegraph.com/

Tornado.Cash Governance Token has been retroactively airdropped
https://tornado-cash.medium.com/tornado-cash-governance-proposal-a55c5c7d0703

Compound Chain announced
CASH new stablecoin?
https://twitter.com/compoundfinance/status/1339660221359124481

$3M Raised by Union to bring Credit to DeFi
Announcement: https://medium.com/union-finance/union-has-raised-3m-to-bring-credit-to-ethereum-6cc1b5f40776

Perpetual Protocol Live on Mainnet
https://twitter.com/perpprotocol/status/1339206204107571200
You can now trade ETH and BTC perpetual contracts with up to 12x leverage on-chain at perp.exchange

Gitcoin Round 8 Closed 
https://twitter.com/owocki/status/1341743360684552198?s=21

NEWS

SEC files lawsuit against Ripple for $1.3B in unregistered securities sale. 
https://www.wsj.com/articles/ripple-to-face-sec-suit-over-xrp-cryptocurrency-11608598800?redirect=amp#click=https://t.co/UjThCEyjar

Vitalik: https://twitter.com/VitalikButerin/status/1341219519545556992?s=20

Ledger Breach
https://gizmodo.com/hackers-steal-thousands-of-customer-emails-from-popular-1845928749
272K Customers
Check Ledger Leak - https://www.argent.xyz/ledgerhack/#

FinCEN Proposed Rule
https://www.theblockcrypto.com/linked/88511/fincen-proposes-new-kyc-for-crypto-wallets

$600 vs $2,000 Stimulus? 
https://www.cnbc.com/2020/12/22/trump-demands-congress-raise-second-stimulus-check-from-600-to-2000-under-new-covid-relief-bill.html

Switerzland CBDC
https://www.theblockcrypto.com/daily/88885/switzerland-central-bank-digital-currency-trials

Hudson stepping down as the All Core Dev Call facilitator
https://twitter.com/hudsonjameson/status/134108187901396992
Being replaced by Tim Beiko 
https://twitter.com/TimBeiko/status/1341086181597974530?s=2

TAKES 

Hayden Adams on Uniswaps registered country address
https://twitter.com/haydenzadams/status/1340143545085276160?s=21

Ryan on Boomer fiscal management. 
https://twitter.com/RyanSAdams/status/1341438238330925059?s=20

David on Ripple as a heist
https://twitter.com/TrustlessState/status/1341501233090072576?s=20
David on Ethereum solving its own problems
https://twitter.com/TrustlessState/status/1339820135008256000?s=20
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Dec 25, 2020
Ethereum vs The STABLE Act | Rohan Grey
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Ethereum vs The STABLE Act | Rohan Grey

Rohan Grey is an assistant professor of Law at Willamette University, an Advisor to politicians including Rashida Tlaib, and one of the authors of the STABLE Act, which wants to impose Federal Bank Chartering upon any stablecoin issuer.

Interesting, this proposed legislation includes entities like Square's Cash App or PayPal! Anything that offers a claim on 1 Dollar is cited by this law. 

Rohan and the STABLE Act appear to be an outgrowth of the rise of MMT and the power and ability of the state to solve economic problems like poverty and joblessness. Rohan wants to protect 'money', which he believes is a public institution that needs protecting!

Also interestingly, the goals of the STABLE Act and DeFi are highly similar, yet are opposing in their strategies for achieving these goals. 

Tune into the conversation to learn about a diversity of perspectives regarding how to protect money!

The STABLE Act:
https://tlaib.house.gov/media/press-releases/tlaib-garcia-and-lynch-stableact

Coin Center's comment on the STABLE Act:
https://www.coincenter.org/the-unintended-consequences-of-the-stable-act/

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Dec 23, 2020
Does the FinCEN's Rule Break DeFi? | Jake Chervinsky
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Jake Chervinsky on the recent FinCEN Proposed Rulemaking

FinCEN has finally released a long-rumored proposed rule on how crypto-asset custodians like Coinbase, Gemini, or Cash app can compliantly enable their users to take control over their cryptocurrency funds into 'self-hosted' or 'unhosted wallets'. 

This new rule would impose new obligations on virtual asset service providers (VASPs) like exchanges & custodians and increase the reporting requirements on outbound transactions to their customers' wallets. 

The actual release:
https://home.treasury.gov/news/press-releases/sm1216

We bring on Jake Chervinsky to help us go through some of this news and help us digest what was released!

Read Jake's tweet thread!
https://twitter.com/jchervinsky/status/1340135040399904770?s=20

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Dec 22, 2020
44 - The Bull Case for Ethereum | Eric Conner, Anthony Sassano, DC Investor
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44 - The Bull Case for Ethereum 

Guests:  Eric Conner, Anthony Sassano, DC Investor 

These three gentlemen are close to the beating heart of the Ethereum universe. They all pay attention to undercurrents of what is transpiring in Ethereum. 

What are the factors that contribute to bullishness on the Ethereum economy and ETH the asset?

We ask our guests how they characterize the relationship between Ethereum and ETH, the interaction between scaling Ethereum and EIP1559, as well as the potential for NFTs. All, of course, underpinned by DeFi applications making the magic happen. 

Tune in to hear the bull case for Ethereum from good representatives from the Ethereum community
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Dec 21, 2020
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ROLLUP: 3RD WEEK OF DECEMBER

MARKET:

BTC Price
- On the three year anniversary of the 2017 ATH, BTC breaks 20k and skyrockets to $23,800. 
- BTC on Ethereum: Down from 145k TO 141.5k

ETH Price
- $ETH is up $100 during the last two days, highs not seen since May of 2018

TVL in DeFi
- $16.4B, up from $14B
- DPI up from $101 to $115,

Grayscale Insane premiums
https://twitter.com/grayscaletrust/status/1339356060948312064?s=21

ETH now vs ETH Then
https://twitter.com/sassal0x/status/1339192917735292928?s=20

$1B of ETH in the deposit contract
https://twitter.com/sassal0x/status/1339522266237784065?s=20

Ethereum addresses with ETH in them passes 50M
https://twitter.com/intotheblock/status/1339433477305876480?s=27

From CeFi to DeFi https://twitter.com/glassnode/status/1337410802396127233?s=20

The amount of fees on #Ethereum spent on $ETH deposits to centralized exchanges has fallen from ~25% in 2017 to less than 1% today.

$3B in USDC https://twitter.com/jerallaire/status/1338662314355138565

ETH Option Open Interest at $1B ATH https://twitter.com/skewdotcom/status/1338818750166994944?s=21

RELEASES

Ethereum futures from the CME
https://www.theblockcrypto.com/linked/88028/cme-group-announces-ethereum-futures

Maple Leaf Capital report on Ethereum and DeFi
https://twitter.com/MapleLeafCap/status/1339346115322376192?s=20

Swivel Finance https://swivel.finance/
Interest rate derivative protocol built on Aave and Compound 

Circle announced high-yield USDC business accounts
https://www.circle.com/en/features/yield

Kraken announces accepting lightning depositsh
https://blog.kraken.com/post/7225/a-need-for-speed-kraken-to-launch-bitcoin-lightning-%e2%9a%a1%ef%b8%8f-integration-in-2021/

Digital Yuan is here
https://www.theblockcrypto.com/post/87754/china-digital-yuan-touching-pay

Sybil governance delegation platform
https://sybil.org/#/delegates/uniswap

NEWS

Coinbase IPO
https://blog.coinbase.com/coinbase-announces-confidential-submission-of-draft-registration-statement-b140a9dfc9f5

One River Asset Management CEO Eric Peters, $600mm in BTC and ETH have been purchased to date, with the total set to exceed $1B in early 2021
https://casebitcoin.com/story/new-1b-fund-created-to-buy-btc-with-support-from-one-river-ceo

Hugh Karp of Nexus Mutual has the majority of his NXM stolen from him by a relatively unknown attack vector https://www.coindesk.com/ceo-of-defi-insurer-nexus-mutual-hacked-for-8m-in-nxm-tokens

Office of the Comptroller wants to issue ‘country coins’ to help incentive education
https://fortune.com/2020/12/15/crypto-country-coin-brian-brooks-comptroller-of-currency-learning-student-incentives/

Long term incentive streaming for Eth2 public goods - 3,200ETH to start
https://jamesfickel.ghost.io/towards-long-term-incentives-on-ethereum

Pornhub: Now crypto only
https://decrypt.co/51478/pornhub-now-accepting-crypto-only

Beeple NFT massive success
https://www.beeple-crap.com/nft
https://twitter.com/niftygateway/status/1338268375156482050
$3.5M in sales from NFT auction
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Dec 17, 2020
SotN#27: Is ETH Money? w/ Ryan Selkis (2020 Recap & 2021 Horizon)
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Every year, Ryan Selkis does a round-up of the themes that powered the industry as well as some predictions of the year to come. 

It covers the movers and shakers that steered the industry for the year. Among Ryan's list are people like Hayden Adams of Uniswap and Danny Ryan from the EF. 

Yet, Ryan Selkis is still pessimistic on ETH as Money, and believes the tailwinds of the industry point elsewhere. 

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Demetri Kofinas is the host of the Hidden Forces podcast, where he gives you an edge by teaching you to think critically about the systems of power that structure our world.

Hidden Forces is about the forces of the world that impact markets, technology, culture, and our lives, which means that Demetri is astutely aware of the cryptocurrency industry and its implications.

However, he is not in the ‘crypto-religion’ as many of us are. He views crypto from the outside in. 

We bring Demetri onto the pod this week to get his perspective as to what crypto looks like when viewed from outside the bubble. 

We take a moment to discuss a number of 2020 themes:

  • Distrust in institutions
  • Monetary policy in the days of COVID
  • More government, or less government?

...and of course, how significant is the role of Crypto with regards to these things. Is it a revolution? Or destined to be domesticated by the powers of the world?

Demetri is both knowledgeable AND skeptical, which is a dangerous combination to anyone who believes in the revolution. 

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Dec 14, 2020
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MARKET 

BTC Price
- 18,297.90

BTC on Ethereum
- Down from to 147K to 145K
- BTC above 18k for 9 days in a row. 
- In 2017, BTC wasn’t above 18k for like 9 hours

ETH Price
- $560

TVL in DeFi
- $14.7B to $14B
- $DPI from $116 to $101

Ethereum 2.0 1 week stats https://twitter.com/AlexanderFisher/status/1336280548084477953

- ETH 2 deposit contract adding 40k ETH per day
- 3x more ETH than what is being issued per day
- Over 1% ETH in the deposit contract

USDC outpacing Tether https://cdn.substack.com/image/fetch/f_auto,q_auto:good,fl_progressive:steep/https%3A%2F%2Fbucketeer-e05bbc84-baa3-437e-9518-adb32be77984.s3.amazonaws.com%2Fpublic%2Fimages%2F46c07bef-9100-4d24-9a57-b8b26801f9bd_1200x726.png

(RELEASES) What got released?

Messari 2.0 https://messari.io/

Yearn quarterly report https://github.com/iearn-finance/yearn-pm/blob/master/financials/reports/2020Q3-yearn-quarterly-report.pdf

4 Takeaways from ETH 2 deposits 

- Blog from Etherscan https://medium.com/etherscan-blog/4-takeaways-from-deposits-into-eth2-28c64dd2863

Circle launches payments platform for USDC https://www.circle.com/blog/circle-launches-major-platform-upgrade-aimed-at-bringing-digital-dollar-stablecoins-mainstream

New Square competitor

Maker Governance vote to add https://twitter.com/MakerDAO/status/1335993149076869123?s=20
- AAVE
- DAI-ETH LP token
- USDC-ETH LP token

(NEWS) What’s in the news?

8,000 Nodes live outside the US https://twitter.com/PhABCD/status/1335349619467968519
- More than the total number of ETH nodes from just a few months ago

The STABLE Act
- Unintended consequences https://www.coincenter.org/the-unintended-consequences-of-the-stable-act/

MicroStrategy issues $400 in convertible debt to buy $BTC https://cointelegraph.com/news/microstrategy-will-issue-400-million-in-securities-to-buy-more-bitcoin

MassMutual buying $100M BTC https://www.theblockcrypto.com/linked/87378/massmutual-bitcoin-insurance-purchase
- More legit than Microstrategy according to Joey Krug
"measured yet meaningful exposure to a growing economic aspect of our increasingly digital world."

Ray Dalio warming to BTC in Reddit AMA
https://twitter.com/RyanWatkins_/status/1336438172142739458?s=20

The Ether Fund
- 3iQ Corp IPO closes Dec 10th (today), raising a maximum of $107M, already raised $75M so far

Tyler Winklevoss Tweet: https://twitter.com/tyler/status/1336839087093919744

France maybe extending KYC laws
https://www.theblockcrypto.com/post/87001/france-crypto-rules-mandatory-kyc-crypto-to-crypto

Rumors that Steven Mnuchin is thinking about regulations on Digital Self Hosted Wallet
-Warren Davidson getting ahead of the issue with a letter to Mnuchin
https://twitter.com/WarrenDavidson/status/1336804544320327683?s=20

Paxos files for a Federal Bank Charter https://www.coindesk.com/paxos-becomes-latest-crypto-firm-to-file-for-federal-bank-charter

Venezuela pays for Imports from Iran/Turkey with Bitcoin https://news.bitcoin.com/venezuela-pays-imports-iran-turkey-bitcoin-evade-sanctions/

JP Morgan says that Gold will suffer because of Bitcoin

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-12-09/jpmorgan-says-gold-will-suffer-for-years-because-of-bitcoin

Yahoo Finance also speaking more positively for Bitcoin 

CoinGecko is better than CoinMarketCap https://out.reddit.com/t3_k8jct1?url=https%3A%2F%2Fmaxbit.cc%2Fcoingecko-looks-to-overtake-coinmarketcap-with-huge-uptick-in-traffic%2F&token=AQAA_YjSXxU46BXDalbUf4Pv-UkKhy4yT938Vzi-qo7VV6usja4b&app_name=reddit.com

 

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Dec 11, 2020
SotN#26: Defending our Nodes w/ Coin Center's Jerry Brito and Peter Van Valkenburgh
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Defending Crypto from the STABLE Act | Coin Center's Jerry Brito and Peter Van Valkenburgh

Coin Center is a non-profit organization focused on public policy isues facing public blockchains like Bitcoin and Ethereum.

While Bitcoin and Ethereum are unstoppable internet networks, Nation States can still mediate our relationship with them, and therefore fighting the regulatory fight is extremely important!

Coin Center recently opened up their Gitcoin Grant https://gitcoin.co/grants/1668/coin-center-is-educating-policy-makers-about-publ which has received an outpouring of support.

Maybe it has to do with the STABLE Act? This act was recently introduced by Rashida Tlaib and others, in an attempt to add regulatory oversight to those that issue and leverage stablecoins.

We bring on Jerry Brito and Peter Van Valkenburgh to help us understand the perspective coming out of the STABLE Act, and its implications to our industry.

Coin Center's website: https://www.coincenter.org/

The STABLE Act: https://tlaib.house.gov/media/press-releases/tlaib-garcia-and-lynch-stableact

Coin Center's Gitcoin Grant: https://gitcoin.co/grants/1668/coin-center-is-educating-policy-makers-about-publ

Preston Byrne's blog post on the STABLE Act: https://prestonbyrne.com/blog/

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Dec 09, 2020
42 - The Global Game of Crypto | Bruno Maçães
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Bruno has a strong familiarity with crypto and recently wrote an article called “The Crypto State?” which explored the emergency of a new civilization in Crypto

We brought him on to help us understand what’s going on with the geopolitical shifts of the world, and what this means for crypto.

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The Crypto State? https://www.city-journal.org/technological-developments-new-systems-of-governance

Book Trailer of History Has Begun: https://twitter.com/MacaesBruno/status/1303653609880551428?s=20

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Dec 07, 2020
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BTC Price
- Hit ATH
- BTC on Ethereum down 3,300 BTC from 151,700 to 147,400!

ETH Price

- Extremely volatile lately!
- Bouncing between $570 and $620
- Currently $615
- David thinks its launch time, any minute now

Is $ETH Bitcoin in 2015? https://twitter.com/IamCryptoWolf/status/1333720041553088515?s=20
ETH p/s is 86!!! Lower than Zoom

TVL in DeFi
- $14.1B to $14.7B
- $DPI: $108 to $116.30

Stablecoins

- $20B of them

https://twitter.com/lawmaster/status/1334124165033549826?s=20
https://www.coindesk.com/stablecoins-asset-value-20-billion

DeFi Lending ATH
- $7.6B in November, up 88% since October
https://twitter.com/lawmaster/status/1334124188421009408/photo/1

RELEASES

The first block of Ethereum 2.0 was mined!
https://beaconscan.com/slot/1

Ether Capital prospectus 
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1sZb6mMlRoGl6UZNf7rzNadUdL76vnY-J/view
- A really good read for understanding how publicly traded companies speak about ETH and Ethereum
- Ether capital running a staking node
https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20201201005696/en/Ether-Capital-Corporation-Announces-Initial-Commitment-to-Staking-on-Ethereum-2.0

Centralized Staking-as-a-Service providers are flocking

- Coinbase
https://blog.coinbase.com/ethereum-2-0-staking-rewards-are-coming-soon-to-coinbase-a25d8ac622d5?gi=8a516790f190

- Binance
https://twitter.com/binance/status/1333762624731930627?s=20
2x rewards??

Tim Roughgarden EIP1559 report
http://timroughgarden.org/papers/eip1559.pdf
 - Highly anticipated, long-awaited, in-depth academic report on EIP1559
- Take off all remaining breaks on EIP1559
https://twitter.com/nicksdjohnson/status/1334261078692306944?s=20

Vitalik comprehensive Ethereum roadmap
https://twitter.com/vitalikbuterin/status/1333922620857745408?s=21

Aave V2 is on Mainnet
https://medium.com/aave/the-aave-protocol-v2-f06f299cee04

Loopring built an AMM on it’s zkRollups L2
https://medium.com/loopring-protocol/looprings-zkrollup-amm-is-live-2f8251cd0fcd
- Looks like Uniswap, but acts like Loopring

Fireblocks
https://www.fireblocks.com/blog/fireblocks-defi-for-institutional-trading-lending-and-staking/

- Institutional bridge for yield in DeFi?

Gnosis Safe introduces spending limits
https://blog.gnosis.pm/gnosis-safe-spending-limits-f05b775d06b3
- One more step in replicating the legacy experience with crypto-infrastructure

Track Whale traders on Uniswap
https://www.uniwhales.io/

Staking Liquidity services cropping up
https://www.stafi.io/
https://lido.fi/
- Sign of things to come!

NEWS

ETH 2 in the mainstream news
https://www.cnbc.com/2020/12/01/ethereum-2point0-eth-cryptocurrencys-network-starts-a-major-upgrade.html

Visa Partners with Circle / USDC to get USDC to run through the Visa network
https://www.forbes.com/sites/michaeldelcastillo/2020/12/02/visa-partners-with-ethereum-digital-dollar-startup-that-raised-271-million/amp/?sh=2857044f4b1f&__twitter_impression=true

S&P index for crypto:
https://twitter.com/RyanSAdams/status/1334499320838631424?s=20

Bad Governance:

Rashida Tlaib introduces legislation around stablecoins and banking
https://tlaib.house.gov/media/press-releases/tlaib-garcia-and-lynch-stableact

Good Governance:

Canada accelerating digital currency plans
https://decrypt.co/50213/bank-of-canada-digital-currency-pandemic

Libra rebrands to Diem ahead of 2021 launch 
https://www.coindesk.com/libra-diem-rebrand

China has seized over $4.2B from the PlusToken Ponzi https://www.theblockcrypto.com/post/85873/china-seize-billion-cryptos-from-plustoken-crackdown

194,775 BTC - $3.3B
833,083 ETH - $435M

Oracle failure leads to $88M in liquidations in Compound

https://www.theblockcrypto.com/post/85850/dai-compound-dydx-liquidations-defi

- DAI price spiked to $1.30 on Coinbase, which Compound uses as an oracle.
- 124 unique accounts got liquidated
- It is worth noting that such massive liquidations at Compound have occurred for the first time.

More Ethereum nodes than Bitcoin nodes

https://twitter.com/etherchain_org/status/1333173744089640960?s=20
- Bitcoin = 10,981
- Ethereum = 11,137

Venezualean government continues to leverage Bitcoin out of necessity

https://cointelegraph.com/news/venezuelan-army-starts-mining-bitcoin-to-make-ends-meet

- Making revenue via Bitcoin mining

Dec 04, 2020
SotN#25 - Road to Ethereum 2.0 w/ Ryan Watkin & Wilson Withiam of Messari
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State of the Nation #25

The Road to Ethereum 2.0

With Ryan Watkin and Wilson Withiam of Messari

Ryan Watkins and Wilson Withiam lead the effort behind Messari's 'The Road to ETH 2.0' report. 

Both Ryan and David agree: this is the best piece of literature that has ever been produced about Ethereum, ever. 

This report will serve as an accurate guide to the uninformed as to the nature of Ethereum and the types of economies it can support. 

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We bring Ryan and Wilson on to discuss the production of this report, and some of the decision-making that went on behind the scenes. 

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41 - Crypto-Civilization | Balaji Srinivasan
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A Crypto Civilization | Balaji Srinivasan

No one blends the academic, startup, & venture world quite like Balaji Srinivasan. With multiple engineering degrees, multiple exits, being early into Bitcoin, selling a company to Coinbase, being CTO to Coinbase, Balaji lives on the cusp of the frontier of human innovation. 

Rumor is that he’s trying to create a digital country, we’re gonna talk about it. 

- Legacy of COVID creating distrust In Institutions 
Balaji thinks that the world is ready for new institutions and that the movement of time is to generate new solutions rather than repair old ones. 

- ‘Crypto-civilization’, or what Balaji calls: The Network State
The leveraging of the most useful modern technology and coordination tools, to produce structurally independent organizations 

- Digital Nations vs the Nation-State
How might this independence generate friction with the status quo?

And of course, how does a new 'crypto civilzation' actually manifest. 

Balaji is a real Big Brain thinker, so strap yourself in!

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ROLLUP: 4th Week of November 🦃

(MARKET) What’s the Market saying?

BTC Price

- Touched previous ATH
- BTC on Ethereum - Down 200 to 151,700
- Frontpage of Wall Street Journal (https://twitter.com/blockfolio/status/1330887985181679619?s=20)
- Jim Creamer tweets about Bitcoin https://twitter.com/jimcramer/status/1331246721637167108?s=20

 

ETH Price
- $600
- Almost 734k ETH in the deposit contract https://launchpad.ethereum.org/

TVL in DeFi - 14.1B, up from 13.4B 
DPI Price -  $104 to $108

Spencer Noon: 8 Signs We’re in a new $ETH Bull Market https://twitter.com/spencernoon/status/1331638662573027333?s=20

(RELEASES) What got released?

Deriswap, From Andre Cronje https://andrecronje.medium.com/deriswap-capital-efficient-swaps-futures-options-and-loans-ea424b24a41c

Daily Gwei Ecosystem from Anthony Sassano https://thedailygwei.substack.com/p/turbocharging-the-daily-gwei-123

Slingshot https://slingshot.finance/

- Rebrand from DEX.AG

DeFi Database https://defidatabase.info/

- Exactly what the title suggests. Database of all DeFi projects/endeavours 

Jeff Coleman ETH2 Tweet thread https://twitter.com/technocrypto/status/1330150362427387910

(NEWS) What’s in the news?

BlackRock CIO says Bitcoin will replace gold https://cointelegraph.com/news/blackrock-cio-says-bitcoin-will-take-the-place-of-gold-to-a-large-extent

Coindesk suspending all margin trading due to regulators https://www.coindesk.com/coinbase-ends-margin-trading

Office of Comptroller messaging that banks need to service legal, but unfavorable, industries (thats crypto) https://twitter.com/msantoriESQ/status/1329898854242603012?s=20

 

Bitcoin Suisse deposited $100k of ETH into the deposit contract (https://www.trustnodes.com/2020/11/21/bitcoin-suisse-to-deposit-nearly-100000-eth-to-ethereum-2-0)

- Demand for staking-as-a-service providers

- Strong signals that the staking industry is going to be BIG

 

MAP OF STAKING OPTIONS - https://twitter.com/Philiff/status/1331088361579180036/photo/1

 

(TAKES) What’s on your mind?

 

David

Bankless wasn’t here in 2017

Ethereum media wasn’t a thing in 2017

 

Ryan

Retail isn’t here yet (https://twitter.com/RyanSAdams/status/1331233516722528261?s=20) (https://twitter.com/lawmaster/status/1331163575205965824?s=27)

 

ONRAMPS...our pipe to absorb capital is easily 10x

INSTITUTIONS:

Futures, CME, Options, Custody...

FinTech is going to betray the banks and flood into crypto (top 5 crypto apps)

inTech is going to betray the banks and onboard the world to crypto and the banks don't even see it coming 

Venmo, Robinhood, Square, PayPal These have turned into crypto apps 

The banks are legacy ledgers Crypto is the future

What are you excited about?

 

David

 

This time, it’s different 

 

Ethereum will respond completely differently this bull market. We are all going to be humbled by what Ethereum becomes this bull-cycle.

Rapid change happens in bull markets.

The people that come into this space now are a significantly different co-hort than the people that pay attention to this industry 24/7/365

Ethereum is similarly a different thing than in was in 2017.

 

DeFi wasn’t a thing in 2017

 

DeFi hasn’t seen a bull market. 

 

No DeFi app has seen a bull market. 

 

There is about to be some CHURN 

 

(Ryan) The community…

Crypto isn’t a single player game. 

Community came together to launch Eth2.

Incredible people

Thank some of those incredible people who helped me

Andreas

Chris Burninske

Karl Floresch 

 

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Nov 26, 2020
SotN#24: Everything is bullish, with Nic Carter (Triumphant! 2017 vs 2020 Bull Markets, What's Different this Time?)
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SotN#24: TRIUMPHANT!  w/ @nic__carter (2017 vs 2020 Bull Markets, What's Different this Time?)

Nic Carter, general partner at Castle Island Ventures, cofounder of Coin Metrics, host the On The Brink

Nic recently put out a medium article with 9 different Bitcoin charts showing metrics at ATHs. 

https://medium.com/@nic__carter/nine-bitcoin-charts-already-at-all-time-highs-78abbfe82804

We ask Nic: 

- What about this bull market is different than last time? 

- What are the differences that stand out to you the most, that are going to characterize the nature of this specific bullish period? 

Metrics discussed: 

- Addresses with $10 of BTC or more
- Open Interest on CME Futures
- Realized Cap
- Bitcoin Options Open Interest
- BTC priced in Turkish Lira
- BTC held by Grayscale
- Stablecoin Free-Float
- Silvergate’s Settlement Network
- Growth of Crypto-Native Credit

Watch the video to hear the discussion!

In the SECOND HALF of the video, David and Ryan turn their attention to ETHEREUM: 

Will Ethereum Capture the Bull Market? 

Topics we discussed: 

Ethereum and the Bull Market

- The Deposit Contract received the required amount of ETH to start off ETH2 on the earliest possible date. 

- Then, it received A TON more of ETH after that. 

The 2017 ETH Bull market was underpinned by the possibility of ETH staking and Ethereum scaling just being around the corner

The 2020 ETH Bull market has all of these same dynamics, but AHEAD of the bull market, rather than behind it. 

‘Will Staking ever come?’ and ‘Will Ethereum ever scale?’ are NOT questions that are going to be asked this bull run. 

Also new this bull run: DeFi!

DeFi👏makes👏capital👏sticky!👏

The capital that entered the 2017 ICO mania was FLEETING. Ethereum was 95% ICOs, and after ICOs stopped making people money, there was no reason for capital to stay put on Ethereum 

Things that didn’t exist in 2017:

Collateralized money markets

- Maker - $2.75B
- Compound - $1.7B
- Aave - $1.45B

AMMs

- Uniswap $1.3B
- Balancer $0.4B

Others

- Yearn - $0.5B
- Synthetix - $0.8B
- Nexus - $0.1B

Stablecoin Supply 

- $20B in stablecoin market cap on Ethereum. 

PLUS, Alpha is found on Ethereum 

- There’s a lot of cognitive dissonance in the world about buying Bitcoin. People have heard about Bitcoin multiple times now, and if they still don’t yet own BTC, they may have a level of cognitive dissonance about buying BTC at ATH prices. 

- People wanting exposure, but not specifically wanting to buy BTC, is a significant reason as to why other assets always do so well in a bull market

People want alpha

- This cycle, DeFi tokens on Ethereum will capture outsized exposure to people who are trying to outperform BTC

- Last cycle, it was many different PoW chains and Ethereum L1 competitors, this cycle it will be protocols and projects on Ethereum 

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Nov 25, 2020
40 - WTF Happened in 2020? | Meltem Demirors
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Meltem Demirors is Chief Strategy Officer of Coinshares... former Vice President of the Digital Currency Group, advocated for crypto in front of Congress... and overall badass.

Meltem wants to answer the question 'WTF Happened in 2020', specifically as it relates to monetary policy from the Federal Reserve, economic forces that result from a top-heavy pension and social welfare system, as well as how COVID impacts financial decision-making. 

This is our first video-podcast, because Meltem brought RECEIPTS. She has DATA and CHARTS and FIGURES to show!

We also turn to a discussion on Bitcoin vs Ethereum identity and in-group, out-group dynamics, and have a jovial discussion regarding tribalistic affairs. 

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Nov 23, 2020
ROLLUP: 3rd Week of November
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ROLLUP: 3rd Week of November!


(MARKET) What’s the Market saying? 

  • BTC Price
    • BTC on Ethereum - 151,925 BTC on Ethereum, up ~1,500 BTC
    • Bitcoin as a system as reached ATH value (link)
    • BTC unique addresses spiking upwards (link)
    • 9 BTC metrics that are at ATHs (link)
  • ETH Price
    • Almost 60k ETH in the deposit contract (link)
    • TVL in DeFi
    • Ethereum active addresses continually marching to ATHs (link)
    • ETH 1 cycle behind BTC (link)
    • ETH always does well in December, 5 out of 5 times (image)
    • Same BTC, ETH price as December 2017 (tweet)
  • DPI Price -  $81 to $104
  • 1 Billion DAI (DAI Stats)
  • Grayscale $10.8B AUM (tweet)

(RELEASES) What got released?

  • RocketPool Medalla Beta testnet concludes
    • Moving onto a new testnet that tests a RocketPool network with integrated tokenomics 
  • Aave V2 on the Kovan testnet (link)
  • YFI + BAL as collateral in Maker (tweet)
  • YAM releases Umbrella product (link)
  • Etherisc + Chainlink offers crop insurance on Kenyans (link)

(NEWS) What’s in the news?

  • Rich man invests in Bitcoin (link)
  • Coinbase crashing (link)
  • Paypal gets to 85% of Binance US volume in first month (link)
  • Netherlands exchanges must ask their customers to prove ownership their own their withdrawal addresses (tweet)
  • Binance Blocking U.S. customers, giving them 90 days to withdraw assets (link)
  • Binance suing two journalists in anti-defamation suit (link)
  • Jay Clayton stepping down as SEC Chairman (link)
  • Masie Williams tweets about Bitcoin (link)
    • Pay attention to signals like this, 
      • Dec 2017, Lady Gaga had Cryptocurrency painted fingernails
      • That was the top

(TAKES) What’s on your mind?

 

  • David

 

  • Bitcoiner’s got triggered really fast about the Call to Action Bankless put out on wednesday
    • Tweet, Tweet
    • It’s because Bitcoin progress primarily occurs in the social layer, not the technological layer. They could look at Ethereum technological progress at scoff at it, because while Ethereum was building, they were marketing
    • Now Ethereum is pretty close to being done with building, and people like me and Ryan are now rallying the troops to saw “hey, lets market the fuck out of this thing. 
    • Big threat. 

 

  • Ryan
  • What’s the best way to get exposure to DeFi? (link)

 

  • Is ETH staking gonna make it? 
    • 105k ETH in the deposit contract
      • Over 20%

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Nov 20, 2020
SotN#23: Crescendoing! w/ Eric Conner (Community Culture, & Staking, War Effort, Propaganda)
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Eric Conner, co-Host of the EthHub Podcast, Formerly Product at Gnosis, and Ethereum’s Unofficial Community Manager

We ask Eric, does he accept the title of 'Unofficial Community Manager'?

Eric has called the the 2018-19 Bear Market period as ‘the time that User, Investors, and Builders of Ethereum all came together’

- Why is this important?
- What was the Ethereum community like in 2015-17?
- How has the Ethereum community developed, changed, matured over time?

Did Eric ever have doubts that we would ever get to this point?

Then, Eric and David discuss the merits of a 'patriotic duty to Stake ETH'

- Is it someone's patriotic duty to stake?
- Or is ETH staking just another yield-farm?
- How does the role of feeling politically aligned play in Staking ETH? 

Finally, we turn to the Bull Case for Ethereum 

- What is Eric's perceived 'win-condition' for Ethereum?

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Nov 18, 2020
39 - Grayscale: $10B Bridge to Crypto | Michael Sonnenshein
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Michael Sonnenshein is the Managing Director at Grayscale Investments, the largest digital currency asset management company by far.

You may have seen a GBTC or ETHE products in your Schwab account, a way price exposure to ETH and BTC

...wondered what those things are?

We're going to talk about that today with Michael.

Grayscale has built a bridge for almost $10B to flow into the crypto world, by working inside the legacy system, rather than outside of it. 

Listen to this podcast to see how Grayscale is helping promote crypto! 

Retail products:

  • What Greyscale products can the average, unaccredited retail investor buy today?
  • What’s the difference between GBTC/ETHE and an ETF?
    • What are the fees?

Accredited investors products ($1m in assets or $200k per year) 

  • How do accredited investors power the Grayscale trust?
  • What narratives that are driving the inflows?
  • What are the most popular products with this group?
    • Bitcoin Trust: $39.5 million
    • Ethereum Trust: $9.0 million 
    • Large Cap Fund: $1.1 million 

Bitcoin Investor Study - what were the takeaways?

Size of Greyscale relative to supply

  • How much BTC supply - 400k in June (3-4% of all Bitcoin)?
    • As a proportion of mined BTC?
  • How much ETH supply do you own?
  • Can Grayscale do a staked ETH product? Any other yield-bearing products?

What’s Greyscale’s next move?

  • Expanding more outside BTC?
  • Getting acquired?
  • AUM size?
  • Specifically with DeFi?

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Nov 16, 2020
ROLLUP: 2nd Week of November
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What are we doing:

Happy Friday morning...

End of the week rollup

Dedicating 5 minutes to 5 topics, same 5 topics every week

- Market
- Releases
- News
- Takes
- What are you excited about?

(MARKET) What’s the Market saying? 

BTC Price
- 16k
- BTC Treasuries website (https://bitcointreasuries.org/))
- BTC on Ethereum: 153k

ETH Price

$1B of ETH in Grayscale (https://www.theblockcrypto.com/linked/83854/grayscale-ethereum-trust-1-billion-aum)

TVL in DeFi - up $1B from last week

DeFi Token price - remember last wk when DeFi was dead?

(RELEASES) What got released?

 

- PayPal removes waitlist - all paypal users can use crypto now (https://www.coindesk.com/paypal-removes-waitlist-for-new-crypto-service)

 

- LiquidStake (https://www.coindesk.com/ethereum-heavyweights-launch-liquidstake-loans-to-ease-eth-2-0-lockup)

 

Dharma Bank Account Integration (https://twitter.com/Dharma_HQ/status/1323311960432148481)

Bank Account -  Dharma - Uniswap

Synthetix synthetic Oil and inverse-synthetic Oil now available 

Chainlink working on xDAI network (https://www.xdaichain.com/about-xdai/project-spotlights/chainlink)

EIP1559 Updates

Tim Beiko tweet thread (https://twitter.com/TimBeiko/status/1325839080974774272?s=20)

- Mainnet-condition testnets

- Developer tooling for easy 1559 integration

Micah Zoltu blog post (https://medium.com/@MicahZoltu/a-tale-of-two-pricing-schemes-dc9c8717906)

(NEWS) What’s in the news?

Infura CRASH (https://www.theblockcrypto.com/post/84232/ethereum-infrastructure-provider-infura-is-down)

In response, someone made EthereumNodes.com to report who has endpoints up and who doesn’t

Zapper gets $1.5M in funding (https://www.coindesk.com/defi-dashboard-zapper-snags-new-funding-from-delphi-and-coinbase-ventures)
- Delphi
- Coinbase

Binance donates $100k to Gitcoin (https://www.binance.com/en/blog/421499824684901205/Binance-Pledges-$100000-Donation-to-Gitcoin-Grants)

CZ depositing 32 ETH to the deposit contract (https://twitter.com/cz_binance/status/1325978447148064768)

CipherTrace scaring regulators (https://ciphertrace.com/half-of-2020-crypto-hacks-are-from-defi-protocols-and-exchanges/)

Ray Dalio on banning Bitcoin (https://www.coindesk.com/bridgewaters-dalio-sees-governments-banning-bitcoin-should-it-become-material)

Final Boss:

ShapeShift Delisting ZEC over regulator concerns (https://www.coindesk.com/shapeshift-delists-privacy-coin-zcash-over-regulatory-concerns)

IRS is coming after Coinbase for tax information (https://cointelegraph.com/news/u-s-law-firm-says-irs-is-coming-after-coinbase-users-who-evade-taxes)

BTC mining pools & KYC (https://stockhouse.com/news/press-releases/2020/10/29/dmg-s-subsidiary-blockseer-launches-bitcoin-mining-pool-focused-on-good)

U.S. Feds doing research on CBDCs (https://www.theblockcrypto.com/linked/84087/fed-central-bank-digital-currency-research)

Lebanon CBDC (https://www.coindesk.com/lebanon-digital-currency-2021)

SEC changing Reg A, Reg CF, Rule 504D limits, among other things (https://www.sec.gov/news/press-release/2020-273)

Reg A $50m - $75m

Reg CF $1m - $5m

504D $5m -$10m

(TAKES) What’s on your mind? 

Gotta do it

- Bring up the frogs (https://twitter.com/kekspawn/status/1326253486070173696/photo/1)

What’s on my mind?

What is DeFi?

Is Bitcoin DeFi (https://twitter.com/RyanSAdams/status/1326950305725026304?s=20)?

Is Ethereum DeFi?

Is BinanceChain DeFi?

Is PolkaDot DeFi?

Is Cosmos DeFi?

IS DEFI DEFI?

What are you excited about?

DH: 

- Ethereum / ETH being understood

- ETH the Internet Bond

- BTC is an evolution on Gold. Therefore, BTC market cap should be much larger than gold

I'm compelled!

- ETH’s market cap should be an evolution on the market cap of bond markets 

Never before has there been a hard-money bond market 

RSA: sovereign bond market is $57t btw

I’m excited that we’re in a bull run:

If you're new to crypto... Welcome to your first bull run. Things will only getting crazier from here. Buckle up.

Nov 13, 2020
AMA w/ Zapper | Co-Founder Seb Audet and DeFi Dad
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Nov 12, 2020
LiquidStake - Andrew Keys & James Slazas | Meet the Nation
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LiquidStake - Andrew Keys & James Slazas | Meet the Nation

DARMA Capital is a fund that is perma-bullish on ETH, and the entire fund is focused on producing ETH-denominated returns for their investors. 

DARMA has rolled out LiquidStake, a Staking-as-a-Service product that enables ETH 2.0 stakers to access liquidity during the unknown ETH lockup period. 

Article: https://www.coindesk.com/ethereum-heavyweights-launch-liquidstake-loans-to-ease-eth-2-0-lockup

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Nov 11, 2020
SotN#22: BONDING! w/ Collin Myers (ETH Internet Bond Market, Staking Returns, ETH Needed to Retire?)
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For this particular State of the Nation, the video is very helpful. Especially when we discuss the calculator and staking returns:

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SotN#22: BONDING! w/ @StakeETH (ETH Internet Bond Market, Staking Returns, ETH Needed to Retire?)

The Internet Bond: https://bankless.substack.com/p/eth-the-internet-bond

Whitepaper: https://drive.google.com/file/d/13-s15SvCIUBukhSZiNkpd0sTff3izQ5G/view

Calculator: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1LTv8c-9nfq225bV-esv-JXmb0K-nM_z6qbmVooTAUUo/edit?ts=5f730135#gid=13834492

Ryan's: 7 Lessons for Crypto Pioneers

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Bankless Guide: How to Become a Validator

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Nov 11, 2020
38 - The World is Waking Up to Crypto | Raoul Pal
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The World is Waking Up to Crypto | Raoul Pal

Raoul Pal is the CEO and co-founder of Real Vision, which is a content production studio focused on democratizing access to financial knowledge. He is an investor with a sharp eye on the global macro environment, and has a strong grasp on the relationship between history and economics.

Raoul is famous for being 'irresponsibly long' on Bitcoin, and has expressed similar favourable attitudes towards Ethereum and DeFi. 

We start the episode asking about the role that Bitcoin fills in the current financial crises. 

What about the current state of the world makes Raoul bullish on Bitcoin? Why does the world need it? Why now?

- What are the factors that are influencing the incentives behind central governments printing money?

Raoul is generally of the opinion that the money printer is going to be forced to turn on

- Why forced?

- How does the looming retirement crisis impact the valuation of Bitcoin?

- Does Raoul think about how the U.S. might become really jealous of people taking their newly printing money and buying Bitcoin with it?

Then, we turn the conversation to Ethereum, and Ether, as well as the Bankless thesis!

Tune in!

MORE CONTENT: 

Real Vision: https://www.realvision.com/

Retirement crisis video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5OFaZcC0lRU&t=1611s

Reinventing the money system with Ethereum: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0cZtrX2EHtw

Bitcoin is a life raft: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qL2LfVRl3J0

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Nov 09, 2020
ROLLUP: 1st Week of November
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(MARKET) What’s the Market saying? (5 mins)

  • BTC Price
    • Republican house = no tax cut repeals, no increase in capital gains
    • = Bullish?
    • Number never goes down
    • Biden presidency = Pro stimulus, pro MMT
    • BTC on Ethereum
    • BTC futures ATH volume before election (link)
  • ETH Price
    • Unchanged, flat. 
  • Prediction Markets (literally ‘what are the market saying’)
    • David made a bet!
    • FTX centralized exchange
    • PolyMarket
    • nTrump and yTrump tokens from Catnip, built with Augur + Balancer
  • Uniswap 4B in 1 week (link)

(RELEASES) What got released?

  • ETH 2 Deposit Contract announced
    • Alpha Leak & Guide (link)
    • If 500k ETH gets deposited to the Depositcontract.eth, december 1st or 7 days after threshold is reached, Phase 0 is launched. 
      • ETH staking is officially here
    • FUD? Yes according to Preston and also facts
      • ETH can’t be transferred in phase 0 
      • Anyways, the people that put their ETH on the line in the name of ETH 2.0 are not speculators. Theres no product market fit here. 
    • Shill Bankless content
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    • FTX playing with ‘Beacon Chain ETH’ as a secondary ETH asset to-be traded on FTX (link)
    • Before moving on, worthwhile to let people know about this ETH graphic
  • Loopring Smart Contract mobile wallet (link)
  • Verizon playing with blockchains for news verification?? (link)

(NEWS) What’s in the news?

  • Australia CBDC (link)
    • Another consensys client
  • Companies have committed to CBDCs
  • PayPal Q3 Earnings call indicates that their Crypto products are in high demand (tweet) (transcript)
    • Venmo first half of 2021
      • Eyeball exposure
    • Takeaways from PayPal's Q3 earnings call:
    • BTC and CBDCs pretty much of equal importance
    • Venmo gets crypto in first half of 2021
    • Surprised by the reaction to their announcement
    • Wait list was 2-3x larger than expected
    • Users check the price a lot after buying crypto (lol)
    • PayPal signals interest in enabling more assets, specifically eyeing CBDCs (link)
  • Fidelity doubling down HARD on digital assets (link)
    • Hiring a cohort of over 20 developers
  • US Gov seizes $1B in BTC (link)
  • Huobi under nation state attack (link)
    • Same thing as OKEx
  • Fincen proposal to lower Travel rule threshold to $250 (link)
    • Can’t send 250 or more internationally without reporting. Big thumbs down. 
  • SBF is among Biden’s top donators (link)
    • Getting ahead of his illegal actions by donating. We know how this works. 

(TAKES) What’s on your mind?

  • (David) Lack of trust in institutions means there's is increasingly becoming room for people to be open to new alternatives
    • 2020 has changed so many paradigms, that adopting things like Bitcoin and Ethereum just don’t seem that crazy by comparison any more. 
    • The common phrase that we hear all the time is that ‘trust in institutions are at an all time low
    • What is Bitcoin, Ethereum, and DeFi other than new alternative institutions in which we can place our trust?
    • I don't see how we are gaining trust in institutions back. I don’t see us ‘voting’ our way into a richer world. I see us adoption new institutions that can’t break our trust. 
  • (Ryan) 
    • Uniswap is doing $4b per week--you can no longer say DeFi/Ethereum is useless
  • (Ryan) Take 1: ETH is not priced in
  • (Ryan) Spicy take 
    • We don't need a Bitcoin v2 because it already exists. 
    • It's called Ethereum.

What are you excited about?

  • David: The arrival of Ethereum 2.0 brings so many 2nd, 3rd order consequences
    • ETH triple point asset thesis moves closer to the status quo. 
    • ETH price has an entirely new value proposition
    • To this day, we still hear people citing John Pfeffers ETH investment thesis, which some in the ETH camp, us included, cited as total BS from day one (at least how it relates to ETH), but the Ethereum side of things never had any hard evidence to back it up. NOW WE DO. 
    • All previous unfavorable theories of ETH are defunct
  • Ryan: ETH as a Digital Bond (link) (link)
    • investors are going to wake up to ETH as a yield asset
    • Digital Bond

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Nov 06, 2020
Phase 0 ANNOUNCED - ETH STAKING IS HERE | Preston Van Loon of Prysmatic Labs ALPHA LEAK
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Phase 0 is HERE - ETH STAKING December 1st!

What Happens on December 1st?
Can we just send ETH to depositcontract.eth?
What else do we have to do?

How much ETH is required in the deposit contract?

What are the risks? How do I avoid getting slashed?

We bring Preston Van Loon from the Prysmatic Labs team to inform us of WHAT JUST HAPPENED!

LINKS: Launchpad for Staking ETH and running an ETH 2 validator: https://launchpad.ethereum.org/

MAKE SURE YOU KNOW WHAT YOUR DOING. START BY WATCHING THE VIDEO on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SkUiw1y3BHU&feature=youtu.be

Ethereum.org Official Blog: https://blog.ethereum.org/2020/11/04/eth2-quick-update-no-19/

Deposit contract Etherscan address: https://etherscan.io/address/0x00000000219ab540356cBB839Cbe05303d7705Fa

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RocketPool Meet the Nation: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cqf6aJCFZn8&t=599s

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Nov 04, 2020
SotN#21: POLITICAL! w/ Tyler Whirty (ELECTION DAY! Repubs, Dems, Crypto, and YOU)
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SotN#21: POLITICAL! w/ Tyler Whirty (ELECTION DAY! Repubs, Dems, Crypto, and YOU)

 

Joe Biden or Donald Trump…

- How these two outcomes with how it relates to crypto?
- How does this decision impact our industry?
- Is there a partisan divide between the two parties and their stance towards our industry?

Assuming the answer is somewhere around ‘it doesn’t really matter’...
- What are the political decisions that are going to be made in the near-term that will impact our industry
- What are the characteristics, features of Crypto, DeFi, Bitcoin that are at stake due to political decisions in government?
- What do we have to lose in this fight?
- What does crypto have to gain from a successful regulatory relationship with the US?

LINKS

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Real-time odds on Ethereum

https://polymarket.com/market/will-trump-win-the-2020-us-presidential-election

Bankless Market Monday: The Fight Yet to Come https://bankless.substack.com/p/the-fight-thats-yet-to-come-market

Ryan Twitter Poll: Have we already lost the fight for privacy? https://twitter.com/RyanSAdams/status/1323371459230814212?s=20

 

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Nov 04, 2020
SotN#21: POLITICAL! w/ Tyler Whirty (ELECTION DAY! Repubs, Dems, Crypto, and YOU)

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Joe Biden or Donald Trump…

- How these two outcomes with how it relates to crypto?
- How does this decision impact our industry?
- Is there a partisan divide between the two parties and their stance towards our industry?

Assuming the answer is somewhere around ‘it doesn’t really matter’...
- What are the political decisions that are going to be made in the near-term that will impact our industry
- What are the characteristics, features of Crypto, DeFi, Bitcoin that are at stake due to political decisions in government?
- What do we have to lose in this fight?
- What does crypto have to gain from a successful regulatory relationship with the US?

LINKS

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Real-time odds on Ethereum

https://polymarket.com/market/will-trump-win-the-2020-us-presidential-election

Bankless Market Monday: The Fight Yet to Come https://bankless.substack.com/p/the-fight-thats-yet-to-come-market

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Nov 04, 2020
37 - Crypto is Empowering | Phil Bonello
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37 - Crypto is Empowering | Phil Bonello

Phil Bonelo
- Director of Research of Greyscale
- Former ikigai asset management
- Messari. How crypto powers the individual.

Phil speaks about technology for the people by the people, a central theme of the Bankless Nation.

Crypto is an empowering technology.

Elliptic curve cryptography provides the maximum level of ownership assurances over property, a service that the Nation State historically has had monopoly over.

Cryptocurrency is a subset of cryptograpgy.
Cryptography powers more thing than just 'crypto'.

Why is it important to have individual-empowering technology?

How does encryption empower the individual? Is this good?

How does cryptography impact global labor markets?

What does an internet-enabled economy produce?

What else can we do with this power?

Join us as we go on this journey!

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Nov 02, 2020
ROLLUP: 4th Week of October
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ROLLUP: 4th Week of October

MARKET: What’s the Market saying?

BTC Price
- More or less ATH. Less than 5 weeks of time spent above 13k!

ETH Price

- YFI, UNI, DeFi tokens down
- Anthony Sassano's Daily Gwei piece on the swinging pendulum https://thedailygwei.substack.com/p/the-sentiment-pendulum-the-daily
- $2B BTC on Ethereum https://btconethereum.com/

RELEASES: What got released? Aave Admin Key Handover https://medium.com/aave/aave-admin-key-handover-3e09e603d348

Coinbase Debit cards https://decrypt.co/46507/coinbase-expands-crypto-debit-card-to-us-customers?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=auto

JPM Coin https://www.cnbc.com/2020/10/27/jpmorgan-creates-new-unit-for-blockchain-projects-as-it-says-the-technology-is-close-to-making-money.html

JPM on the market for a custody provider https://twitter.com/TheBlock__/status/1321195503367970820

The largest bank in Singapore just launched a crypto exchange DBS! Audius on mainnet; airdrop to 10k most popular artists FTX Launches BTC-Equity trading pairs https://www.coindesk.com/ftx-launches-bitcoin-pairs-against-amazon-apple-tokenized-stocks

Traders in the U.S. and FTX’s other restricted jurisdictions will not be eligible to trade the products. Did he not learn from BitMEX??

NEWS What’s in the news?

Avanti is now a Crypto-Bank https://decrypt.co/46561/avanti-becomes-second-crypto-bank-us
Formalization of bank = Crypto integration ‘Crypto-Bank’ was more of a meme, now its a reality

Microstrategy has made more from purchasing Bitcoin than it has in 3.5 years of revenue https://coinfomania.com/microstrategys-bitcoin-gains-exceeds-3yr-earnings/

Iran enabled BTC for import payments https://www.coindesk.com/iran-amends-law-to-allow-imports-to-be-funded-with-cryptocurrency
Implication that Iran is stockpiling BTC? Cryptocurrency allows you to go around regulations

Flash Loans making governance decisions https://twitter.com/votewithtally/status/1321509824312455170?s=21

Consensys helps French Bank with CBDC pilot program https://www.coindesk.com/ethereum-developer-consensys-to-assist-french-bank-with-cbdc-pilot

Consensys helps Bank of Thailand for CBDC project https://consensys.net/blog/press-release/consensys-selected-as-technology-partner-by-the-bank-of-thailand-for-cbdc-project

TAKES What’s on your mind?

(David) BTC + Ethereum OR BTC or Ethereum https://twitter.com/TrustlessState/status/1321632145673121792?s=20 $2B BTC on Ethereum

(Ryan) Everytime I use a bank I get more bullish ETH https://twitter.com/RyanSAdams/status/1321870051859976193?s=20

Infrastructure upgrade!! (Ryan) Dirty secret of ETH killers--the VCs own them! https://twitter.com/RyanSAdams/status/1321131634142388228?s=20

If you think the tokens of ETH killers are the same as ETH, you don't understand Ethereum. https://twitter.com/RyanSAdams/status/1320714858229321728?s=20

What are you excited about? (

(David) Balancer Smart Pools https://twitter.com/TrustlessState/status/1321622734120525824?s=20)
(David) Getting this election over with. Market turmoil ahead! COVID 3rd wave lockdowns

(Ryan) All bank ledgers are Ethereum sidechains https://twitter.com/RyanSAdams/status/1321067583983046656?s=20

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Oct 30, 2020
SotN#19: HARDENING! with Demian Brener from Open Zeppelin
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SotN#19: HARDENING! with Demian Brener from Open Zeppelin (Harvest Hack, Defining Trustless, New Open Zeppelin Platform: DEFENDER)

Starting with the Harvest Hack! We discuss how the Harvest Hack happened.

Read:

Bankless Market Monday: Are We Trustless Yet? https://bankless.substack.com/p/are-we-trustless-yet-market-monday

Daily Gwei account of the Harvest Hack https://thedailygwei.substack.com/p/a-rotten-harvest-the-daily-gwei-103

Was this a new type of exploit? Or have we seen this type of exploit before?
What was the weakness in Harvest’s protocol that enabled this exploit?

Was this exploit avoidable, or was that attack surface integral to how harvest operated?

What should the Harvest team have done differently?

Defining ‘Trustless’

John Adler defines trustless as these two things
1. You always have your money
2. No one can steal your money Do you agree with this definition of trustless? How would you define trustless?

New Open Zeppelin Platform: DEFENDER
We're going to get into what this is and how it is helping harden DeFi Ship faster with lower risk.

Automate your Ethereum operations to deliver high-quality products faster with less risk to users. https://openzeppelin.com/defender/

Moloch NFT: https://app.rarible.com/token/0x59c53d49dc17c603a4aa41b67aa93f45f16a9dc1:1:0x3d6cdfafbfb3b76dc02bbee72564dd3160eacb8a

 

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Oct 28, 2020
36 - The DeFi Blockspace Cycle | Nic Carter
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36 - The DeFi Blockspace Cycle | Nic Carter

Nic Carter recently released an article titled "Public Blockchain Fee Cyclicality and Negative Feedback Loops"...

... simplified "transaction fees get higher, and that incentives people transact less, and then that lowers transaction fees and that incentives people to transact more"

According to Nic, there's no equilibrium found upon public blockchains with inflexible block size; the demand to purchase blockspace will always be volatile, across all time frames.

Another perspective: constraints on blockspace availability dramatically impacts the kind of usage that is feasible to happen on the base-layer blockchain.

Transactors who are transacting large transactions will pay for higher fees! This severely impacts the markets that are supported by public blockchains! Constraints on block space are constraints on market participants!

David, Ryan, and Nic go through Nic's process is disecting the data that created these conclusions. Nic gives his perspective as to the ultimate pattern that emerges from this data.

David reads Nic's article aloud on the Bankless YouTube! Useful for listening to the episode! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RZ1X_3I5KrI&t=666s

Actions & Resources:

Read Nic’s articles Ethereum’s Fees Mean Choosing Between a World Computer and a Financial Network https://www.coindesk.com/ethereums-fees-mean-choosing-between-a-world-computer-and-a-financial-network

Public Blockchain Fee Cyclicality and Negative Feedback Loops https://medium.com/@nic__carter/public-blockchain-fee-cyclicality-and-negative-feedback-loops-1620141a8a87

The Adaptive Markets Hypothesis Robert Low https://blogs.cfainstitute.org/investor/2017/12/18/the-adaptive-markets-hypothesis-a-financial-ecosystems-survival-guide/

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Oct 26, 2020
ROLLUP: 3rd Week of October
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ROLLUP: 3rd Week of October Welcome to Weekly Rollups, where David and Ryan package up a whole week's worth of news into a bite-sized bit of data, for easy inclusion into your brain!

Weekly Rollups: 5 TOPICS, 5 MINUTES EACH

PRICES AND MARKETS

- BTC
- ETH Price
- TVL in DeFi
- ETH unique address ATH https://twitter.com/santimentfeed/status/1317165165234835456?s=20
- Ethereum to settle $1T in 2020 https://twitter.com/MessariCrypto/status/1318985292347543552

WHAT GOT RELEASED?

- PayPal adopts crypto
_____ ⚠️ walled garden! Not yet crypto! https://www.reuters.com/article/paypal-cryptocurrency/update-1-paypal-to-open-up-network-to-cryptocurrencies-idUSL1N2HC0PL

Barn Bridge https://defirate.com/barnbridge-seed-round/
- Separates risk into tranches
- Smooths out yields across protocols

Yield Protocol https://medium.com/yield-protocol/yield-protocol-is-live-e6e8ebf2537b
- Fixed-rate, fixed-term borrowing and lending, with market-determined interest rates.

CirclesUBI https://decrypt.co/45419/universal-basic-income-app-launches-gives-users-free-crypto

- Decentralized Identity
- Regular issuance + airdrop token

MetaMask Swaps https://medium.com/metamask/introducing-metamask-swaps-84318c643785

- Swap assets inside MetaMask
- Aggregator of aggregators

WHAT'S IN THE NEWS?

Fincen going after BTC mixing service https://www.theblockcrypto.com/linked/81667/fincen-mixing-service-helix-fine-bitcoin

Central Bank Digital Currencies are getting hype https://twitter.com/RaoulGMI/status/1317836119149580288?s=20

Shielded Zvash Pool hit 600k ZE https://twitter.com/jswihart/status/1317192646062796801?s=20

Coinbase Report on who requests data from Coinbase https://blog.coinbase.com/transparency-at-coinbase-c8edf6dce4d6

Yearn Manifesto https://gov.yearn.finance/t/how-we-think-about-yearn/7137

Watches on the Blockchain! https://www.coindesk.com/breitling-arianee-all-new-watches-ethereum

WHAT'S ON YOUR MIND?

David: The dominoes seems to be falling faster and faster Markets, Charts, news and releases all seem to align/resonate and this is one of those moments I’ve been more bullish BTC than normal, and more publicly bullish BTC than normal (much to Sassals dismay) but that doesn’t change the fact that when BTC moons, ETH usually Moons 2x.

Ryan:

Long-term I think Bitcoin is second place on market cap (preparing the way) - Bitcoin:
-- 2nd place in transaction fees
-- 2nd place in settlement value
-- 2nd place in transaction volume
- There’s not such thing as ALT: if you continue see the crypto world through the lens of "Bitcoin" and the "Alts" you're going to get left behind. It's 2020, not 2015. Today there are: - Crypto capital assets
- Crypto commodities
- Crypto monies The same asset superclasses as old finance.

WHAT ARE YOU EXCITED ABOUT?
David: Deposit Contract Hype! 1 ETH value accrual pillar to 2 pillars

Ryan: Projects launching directly on L2 https://twitter.com/RyanSAdams/status/1318299374556975104?s=20
- Honeyswap (on XDAI): https://www.xdaichain.com/about-xdai/project-spotlights/honeyswap
- CircleUBI
- POAP
- minting directly on xDai then bridge to Etheruem

 

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Oct 23, 2020
ETH 2.0 AMA with Danny Ryan
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Danny Ryan is a researcher at the EF and is one of the lead coordinators behind the ETH 2. movement!

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Oct 22, 2020
SotN#19: DRUMROLLING! w/ Jacob Cantele from Metamask, Q3 Token Report, Gradually then Suddenly
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MetaMask Exceeds 1 Million Monthly Active Users https://medium.com/metamask/metamask-exceeds-1-million-monthly-active-users-9da72a1e915d

- How was this data collected?
- How has this impacted or changed MetaMask’s priorities with its product?

Introducing MetaMask Swaps https://medium.com/metamask/introducing-metamask-swaps-84318c643785
- MetaMask is aggregating the aggregators!
- 0.875% fee for MetaMask saving you up to 5% on your trade!

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Bankless Q3 Token Report: https://bankless.substack.com/p/bankless-q3-token-report
Rise of the Ownership Economy

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Oct 21, 2020
35 - Designing Ethereum | Vitalik Buterin
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35 - Designing Ethereum | Vitalik Buterin

With Ethereum 2.0 on the horizon, we bring Vitalik Buterin back onto the podcast to discuss the 'why' behind many of the design choices of Ethereum 2.0

Why Proof of Stake? Why Sharding? 

We also go over what has been discovered and added between the 2015 launch of Ethereum 1.x, and where we are now, such as
- EIP1559
- Rollups
as well as Vitaliks view of a 'rollup centric Ethereum'

We also discuss the process going getting Ethereum 1 onboarded into Ethereum 2.0, as well as a rollup-round where we ask some quick questions!

'Rollup Centric Ethereum' blog post: https://ethereum-magicians.org/t/a-rollup-centric-ethereum-roadmap/4698

Get ready for Staking: https://bankless.substack.com/p/guide-becoming-a-validator-on-the History:

https://blog.ethereum.org/2014/01/15/slasher-a-punitive-proof-of-stake-algorithm/

https://vitalik.ca/general/2019/11/22/progress.html

https://blog.ethereum.org/2014/11/25/proof-stake-learned-love-weak-subjectivity/

https://vitalik.ca/general/2020/08/17/philosophy.html

 

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Oct 19, 2020
Weekly Rollups - 2ND WEEK OF OCTOBER
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Weekly Rollups - 2ND WEEK OF OCTOBER

Welcome to Weekly Rollups, where David and Ryan package up a whole weeks worth of news into a bite-sized bit of data, for easy inclusion into your brain!

Weekly Rollups: 5 TOPICS, 5 MINUTES EACH

PRICES AND MARKETS

- BTC, ETH Price

- TVL in DeFi

- BTC hashrate ATH

- Tornado cash is picking up speed (https://twitter.com/BotTornado/status/1315364063547994117?s=20)

- Bitcoin when moon? (https://bankless.substack.com/p/when-bitcoin-moon) WHAT GOT RELEASED?

- Uniswap on TradingView

- YFI, BAL governance vote for collateral into Maker

- ETH 2 Bounty Program https://twitter.com/dannyryan/status/1314563680588238853

- MetaMask Swaps, 1M monthly actives https://medium.com/metamask/metamask-exceeds-1-million-monthly-active-users-9da72a1e915d

- Zinken Testnet is up and running https://zinken.launchpad.ethereum.org/

- The Block sexy new data dashboard! https://www.theblockcrypto.com/data/on-chain-metrics/bitcoin

WHAT'S IN THE NEWS?

- Grayscale took in $1B in Q3 https://grayscale.co/insights/grayscale-q3-2020-digital-asset-investment-report/)

- DOJ 83-page crypto framework https://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/attorney-general-william-p-barr-announces-publication-cryptocurrency-enforcement-framework

- China Airdopping their Central Bank Digital Currency https://twitter.com/cz_binance/status/1315830279676686336?s=20 WHAT'S ON YOUR MIND?

- Hayden's Tweet Heard Around the World https://twitter.com/haydenzadams/status/1313959574244859905?s=20

- CFTC Chairman is impressed about Ethereum FULL STOP https://twitter.com/CoinDesk/status/1316506694839685125?s=20

- Scaling approaching from ALL FRONTS:
---The Graph Adds State Channels https://thegraph.com/blog/the-graph-brings-state-channels-to-ethereum
---Curve Implements zkSync https://medium.com/matter-labs/curve-zksync-l2-ethereums-first-user-defined-zk-rollup-smart-contract-5a72c496b350
---Aztec Unveils Ethereum Layer 2 Network https://medium.com/aztec-protocol/aztec-zkrollup-layer-2-privacy-1978e90ee3b6

WHAT ARE YOU EXCITED ABOUT?

David:
- ETHOnline DeFi Summit is TODAY (Friday, Oct 16th) https://live.ethonline.org/
- ETH price is going to start reflected the reduced execution risk of ETH 2.0
Ryan
- Token Revenue did 26x growth in Q3 https://bankless.substack.com/p/bankless-q3-token-report

 

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Oct 16, 2020
SotN#18: ANTICIPATING! w/ Tim Beiko (EIP1559, ETH 2.0, Elections, market crossroads)
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Tim Beiko (ConsenSys) the chief herder of cats for EIP1559 tells us what EIP1559 is and if it's actually happening anytime soon on Eth1.

Topics:

- EIP1559 is Ethereum's scarcity engine

- What’s the current state of EIP1559?

- Is it actually happening?

And then...

- The 6 things driving the crypto markets right now

Links: Ethereum Cat Herders report on EIP1559: https://medium.com/ethereum-cat-herders/eip-1559-community-outreach-report-aa18be0666b5

Checklist for EIP1559 readiness: https://github.com/ethereum/pm/blob/master/Fee%20Market%20Meetings/mainnet-readiness.md

Geth managing Ethereum State: https://blog.ethereum.org/2020/07/17/ask-about-geth-snapshot-acceleration/

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Oct 14, 2020
34 - The Ownership Economy | Jesse Walden
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The Ownership Economy | Jesse Walden

Jesse Walden speaks about 'the ownership economy', in which value is returned to the producers via a protocol by compensation codified in its core.

YouTube, Facebook, Twitter are now extracting more than they are providing.

Can Ethereum and DeFi solve this? How can Ethereum host an internet-sized cooperative, like REI? How can token ownership create a larger tent, that can scale organizations past previous limits?

We also discuss Jesse's 3 theories for how crypto will be adopted, and which one he believes will come first:

- The people come, Bank the Unbanked!
- The institutions come, WallStreet wants part of the global casino - The economy comes, non-financial apps create a “real economy"

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Actions & Resources:

Read Jesse’s articles:

The Ownership Economy thesis https://variant.fund/the-ownership-economy-crypto-and-consumer-software/

The Ownership Economy in DeFi to date https://variant.fund/how-does-defi-cross-the-chasm/

Progressive Decentralization vs. Fair Launch https://variant.fund/progressive-decentralization-a-playbook-for-building-crypto-applications/

Business Models in Crypto https://variant.fund/cryptos-business-model-is-familiar-what-isnt-is-who-benefits/

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Oct 12, 2020
AMA - Felix Feng, CEO of Set Protocol ($INDEX Cooperative, DeFi Pulse partnership)
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AMA with Felix Feng

Set Protocol has rolled out a TON of new products lately!

We bring CEO Felix Feng on the Bankless YouTube to get our questions directly to the source.

Some recent Announcements that we'll be talking about: https://medium.com/indexcoop/introducing-the-index-cooperative-a4eaaf0bcfe2

https://medium.com/set-protocol/introducing-the-defi-pulse-index-on-tokensets-79f87c6b295b

 

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Oct 09, 2020
SotN#17: RETREATING! w/ Jake Chervinsky (BitMEX REKT, SEC Action, is DeFi safe?)
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SotN #16: RETREATING! w/ @jchervinsky (BitMEX REKT, SEC Action, is DeFi safe?)

Lots of legal action taken against the crypto world lately! We're bringing Jake Chervinsky from Compound Labs onto the show to help us understand what's going on.

- Enforcement actions from the SEC and CFTC
- SALT Lending pays fine, must return investor funds, must register token
- Kik is official dead, slain by SEC
- BitMEX got BitREKT
-- CEO Arther Hayes 'is AT LARGE', CTO of BitMEX is in jail

But most importantly:

Is DeFi immune from this?
Does the protocolization of financial instruments save the day?
When the spotlight turns to DeFi, are we prepared?

Resources linked & discussed

When worlds collide Bankless article:
https://bankless.substack.com/p/when-worlds-collide-market-monday-a27

The Case for Electronic Cash and Financial Privacy (Coincenter piece that Jake talked about) https://www.coincenter.org/the-case-for-electronic-cash/

Jakes prediction that regulatory action is coming: https://twitter.com/jchervinsky/status/1310626151631671296?s=20

SALT Lending: https://www.coindesk.com/sec-orders-salt-lending-to-refund-investors-in-its-50m-ico

Kick KIN ruling: https://www.coindesk.com/kik-sec-ruling

Bloomberg scare article:
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-10-01/booming-crypto-market-a-potential-haven-for-money-laundering

What does BitMEX charge from the DOJ for breaking the bank secrecy act mean for Defi? https://twitter.com/AdamScochran/status/1311729872050544643?s=20

Jay Clayton SEC chair says all stocks may be tokenized:
https://www.theblockcrypto.com/post/79783/all-stocks-tokenized-sec-chairman-clayton

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Oct 07, 2020
33 - Slaying Moloch | Ameen Soleimani & Kevin Owocki
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33 - Slaying Moloch | Ameen Soleimani & Kevin Owocki

Moloch is the god of human coordination failure; the reason why we can't have nice things; the embodiment of the Prisoners Dilemma. The story of humanity is a never-ending iterative process of discovering new tools and mechanisms to coordinate against Moloch.

Is Ethereum the Sword that Humanity needs to finally slay Moloch? Why is Ethereum different than previous instances of coordination mechanisms, such as Religion or the Nation-State.

Tune in to this extremely important episode, and join the army of coordinators to help Slay Moloch!

Meditations on Moloch blog post: https://slatestarcodex.com/2014/07/30/meditations-on-moloch/
This is the original source of information which all Moloch-related conversation spawns from

Read aloud on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SeohwQls2GE&t=5660s

David's Bankless Piece: Ethereum: Moloch Slayer https://bankless.substack.com/p/ethereum-slayer-of-moloch-

Gitcoin & MolochDAO https://gitcoin.co/hackathon/gitxchange2/?tab=hackathon:16
https://gitcoin.co/grants/238/bankless?tab=description
https://www.molochdao.com/

POV Crypto Podcast on MolochDAO origins w/ Ameen: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2oU5jjyHWxE&t=4s

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Oct 05, 2020
SotN#16 - EXPLORING w/ Dan Robinson (Mempool Monsters, Optimism Launch, MEV, ETH/BTC Correlation with legacy, KuCoin Hack, FEW, Spinalda)
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