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BTC is a Terrible Hedge Against Inflation. Or is it

BTC is a Terrible Hedge Against Inflation. Or is it?

In the last two years the US government has printed a scarcely believable 4.6 trillion dollars. Quantitative easing the only card they could play to combat the pandemic and keep the economy on its feet. The result, rampant inflation over 8% leaving the Fed only one move – raise interest rates to reduce its balance …

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Jill Gunter Talks Cryptos Role in Emerging Markets and Building Scaling Solution Espresso Systems

Jill Gunter Talks Crypto’s Role in Emerging Markets and Building Scaling Solution Espresso Systems

00:00 Jill Gunter is the co-founder and chief strategy officer at scaling solution Espresso Systems and a venture partner at Slow Ventures. We have a sort of Latin Ameirca connection, as she was trading emerging markets debt with Goldman Sachs as I was writing about it at Bloomberg News. She became interested in Bitcoin because …

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The Tranchess Strategy

The Tranchess Strategy

Fresh on the block, this week for our First Look we are unboxing a brand new tokenized asset management and derivatives trading protocol, Tranchess. Tranches, named after chess pieces… good move. Not built on Ethereum, Solana or Polkadot, this is a Binance smartchain protocol. So let’s check this out and see what it’s all about.

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Buenbit Raises $11M to Bolster Crypto in Latin America

In a record-breaking deal for a Latin American crypto company, Buenbit, an exchange based in Argentina has raised $11M in Series A funding. Buenbit, the leading cryptocurrency platform in South America’s second-biggest economy,  allows users to exchange fiat currency for BTC, ETH, and DAI.  In May, Buenbit launched operations in Peru, and now with their …

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Defiant Degens: How to Mint DeFi’s 1st Volatility Index by Volmex Finance

This is a weekly tutorial on the most compelling opportunities in yield farming, written by our friend DeFi Dad, an advisor to The Defiant. The goal is to expose more Defiant readers to new DeFi applications and their associated liquidity mining programs. Background on Protocol: If there’s one word to describe crypto markets, it is …

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El Salvador Adopts Bitcoin But a Stablecoin May Have Worked Better

Ever since El Salvador’s president Nayib Bukele activated his laser eyes and made Bitcoin the nation’s legal tender this week, crypto communities have been gushing about this latest milestone. But in his bid to provide his citizens with more financial freedom, did Bukele pick the wrong token?   Stablecoins — cryptocurrencies that peg their value to …

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1% of Bitcoin Supply is Now Wrapped onto Ethereum

They just couldn’t resist.  Many Bitcoin diehards disdain other digital tokens but when it comes to capturing yields it’s hard not to embrace Ethereum’s DeFi ecosystem. With wrapped Bitcoin’s total supply at 187,610, the leading form of Bitcoin on Ethereum constitutes over 1% of BTC’s overall supply which stands at 18.729M at the time of …

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Defiant Degens: How to Earn Yield on Your BTC via DeFiDollar and Badger Finance

This is a weekly tutorial on the most compelling opportunities to consider yield farming, written by our friend DeFi Dad, an advisor to the Defiant and member of the core team at Zapper. The goal is to expose more Defiant readers to new DeFi applications and their associated liquidity mining programs. Background on Protocol: For …

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It’s a Most Welcome Rally, but is It Just a Dead-Cat Bounce?

After 14 days of mayhem in the crypto markets, DeFi investors have stopped hyperventilating.   Yes, it’s true that Ether lost more than half its value in the last two weeks, hitting $1,853 on May 23. That’s a pretty heavy drop even in the wild and woolly world of crypto. Then it jumped 40% to $2,591 …

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Crypto Makes First Attempt to Recover After Worst Bloodbath in Over a Year

It’s bad out there — in the past 24 hours Bitcoin plunged as much as 30%, while Ether fell as much as 44%, crypto exchanges were down, price tracking websites collapsed, China crackdown news flashed, crypto Twitter panic ensued. All in all, a classic crypto sell-off. But there are signs the market is starting to …

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Crypto Market Downturn Mostly Shakes Out Short-Term Bitcoin Traders

It’s been a rough week for the crypto market̶ and it appears to be at the hands of “n00bs.”  Ethereum’s ETH is down 15% from its all-time high of $4,356 on May 12, trading just above $3,300 at the time of writing. And Bitcoin has been hit especially hard with a 25% loss over the …

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ShapeShift and THORChain Enable BTC-to-ETH Trading

ShapeShift’s mobile platform has integrated with multi-chain liquidity protocol THORChain to offer native Bitcoin trading without KYC. THORChain’s recently launched multichain “chaosnet” enables cross-chain swaps amongst the Ethereum, Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash, Litecoin, and Binance Chain networks. THORChain’s native token, RUNE, exploded 111% over the past two weeks building up to the launch.Through THORChain, Shapeshift users …

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Record Bitcoin Options Expiring Putting Presssure on Price

The highest amount of Bitcoin options ever is set to expire this Friday, which might put some temporary selling pressure on the largest cryptocurrency. $5.5B in options contracts come due tomorrow, according to derivatives data platform Bybt. Options are investment contracts which give traders the right but not the obligation to sell or buy a …

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ETH Crossed $500 in a Most Quiet Rally

We are in the middle of a crypto bull market but you wouldn’t know it from social media trends, news headlines and anchors, and just all-around hype. If it feels a lot quieter this time around, it’s because it is. The gap between BTC and ETH prices and mainstream interest, measured by Google search, is …

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