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In March 2020, the Bitcoin (BTC) price took a dive, dropping almost 50% in just a few days. Since then, the cryptocurrency has seen a supply shock unlike any before it. A surge in demand by both retail and institutional investors was expected due to the price discount and increasing faith in the asset’s utility. However, the main driving factor was the increase

Download As PDF Week in Review Zerocap Principal Trent Barnes was interviewed by ex-Bloomberg anchor Angie Lau explaining why Bitcoin’s current bull run will not be ending anytime soon. S&P Dow Jones Indices announced the launch of cryptocurrency indices in 2021, containing more than 550 of the top traded coins. Visa Inc. connected its global payment network to the U.S. Dollar Coin (USDC) on ethereum blockchain, to

https://youtu.be/aE1QAC0XYOs Originally published on Forkast News on December 1st, 2020 When Melbourne-based digital assets investments and custodial services firm Zerocap published its report, “Bitcoin: This is the Hedge,” at the end of Q3 this year, bitcoin prices had recovered to above US$10,000 since the Coronavirus Crash of March. Back then, Zerocap advised: “You haven’t missed the boat yet. Now is the time to ride the

Originally published on Capitalist Exploits on November 27, 2020. Imagine a world where you can loan money, access credit markets, trade both financial and non-financial assets, margin trade or even invest in a managed fund, all without financial institutions acting as intermediaries. Instantly and globally. How? Through Decentralised Finance. Decentralised Finance (DeFi) is an ecosystem of financial services, facilitated through the use of smart contracts deployed on

Download As PDF Week in Review ETH 2.0’s Beacon Chain genesis was locked on the 1st December, as Ethereum’s deposit contract met its threshold of 524,288 Ether before the deadline.  A merger spree in DeFi occurred last week. Yearn Finance announced a merger with Pickle Finance last Tuesday, which was the first M&A deal in DeFi. On Thursday, Yearn Finance published another upcoming integration with Cream,

The US election results are in, but not quite. Although Biden has been declared the President-elect of the United States, the Trump administration is contesting key states for alleged voting fraud from mail-in ballots. Until the situation resolves itself, it is hard to tell what might happen in the events leading up to the presidential inauguration on January 20th – whether Joe Biden

Cryptocurrency derivative markets have seen a huge surge in popularity following the Covid-19 market crash as speculators attempt to capitalise on the volatility in both price and trading volume. In the lead up to this event, the range of markets available were increasing significantly despite mediocre trade volume. Although, following both the bitcoin halving and increased volatility, the types of contracts on offer

Download As PDF Week in Review U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Chairman Jay Clayton, who blocked a number of potential bitcoin ETFs from launching, will step down at the end of this year before term expiry. Galaxy Digital launched its “CI Galaxy Bitcoin Fund” in Canada for the general public, increasing its Bitcoin offerings for large investors.Canadian investment fund manager 3iQ Corp raised $57M in

Originally published on Capitalist Exploits on November 12, 2020. Gold has remained a fundamental piece of culture among humans for thousands of years, although over time its uses have changed drastically. While it has held value to humans for millennia, its first recorded use as a medium of exchange was around 4000BC. From here it progressively became a cornerstone in the assets of individuals,

Download As PDF Week in Review We published our Ethereum Primer, a look into what makes Ethereum a fantastic system for smart contracts and foolproof transactions, with grounded examples of its applications. PayPal's crypto trading is officially live in the US, with plans to make a global release for worldwide merchants soon.  Number of Ethereum-based DeFi users grew 55% in the past six weeks, according to a

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