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

    ROLLUP: 2nd Week of January

    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

    • 53 min
    AMA with Evgeny Yurtaev, Co-Founder of Zerion

    AMA with Evgeny Yurtaev, Co-Founder of Zerion

    AMA with Evgeny Yurtaev, Co-Founder of Zerion
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    GO BANKLESS WITH THESE SPONSOR TOOLS:
    ⭐️ AAVE - BORROW OR LEND YOUR ASSETS
    https://bankless.cc/aave
    🚀 GEMINI - MOST TRUSTED EXCHANGE AND ONRAMP
    https://bankless.cc/go-gemini
    💳 MONOLITH - GET THE HOLY GRAIL OF BANKLESS VISA CARDS
    https://bankless.cc/monolith
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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.
    Enjoy this AMA with CEO, Evgeny Yurtaev
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    • 55 min
    SotN#29: Erik Voorhees & ShapeShift (SotN29: Erik Voorhees & ShapeShift (DEX Aggregator, Regulation, Deplatforming, and the Bull Market)

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

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    GO BANKLESS WITH THESE SPONSOR TOOLS:
    ⭐️ AAVE - BORROW OR LEND YOUR ASSETS
    https://bankless.cc/aave
    🚀 GEMINI - MOST TRUSTED EXCHANGE AND ONRAMP
    https://bankless.cc/go-gemini
    💳 MONOLITH - GET THE HOLY GRAIL OF BANKLESS VISA CARDS https://bankless.cc/monolith
    📈 KWENTA | DEVIRATIVES TRADING WITH INFINITE LIQUIDITY https://bankless.cc/kwent
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    State of the Nation #29
    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.
    Tune in to this week's State of the Nation!
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    • 52 min
    47 - The Fourth Crypto Cycle | Chris Dixon, a16z

    47 - The Fourth Crypto Cycle | Chris Dixon, a16z

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    GO BANKLESS WITH THESE SPONSOR TOOLS:
    ⭐️ AAVE - BORROW OR LEND YOUR ASSETS
    https://bankless.cc/aave
    🚀 GEMINI - MOST TRUSTED EXCHANGE AND ONRAMP
    https://bankless.cc/go-gemini
    💳 MONOLITH - GET THE HOLY GRAIL OF BANKLESS VISA CARDS https://bankless.cc/monolith
    📈 KWENTA | DEVIRATIVES TRADING WITH INFINITE LIQUIDITY https://bankless.cc/kwenta
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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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    • 1 hr 33 min
    ROLLUP: First Week of January

    ROLLUP: First Week of January

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    GO BANKLESS WITH THESE SPONSOR TOOLS: 
    ⭐️ AAVE - BORROW OR LEND YOUR ASSETS
    https://bankless.cc/aave

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

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

    📈 KWENTA | DEVIRATIVES TRADING WITH INFINITE LIQUIDITY https://bankless.cc/kwenta

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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
    - 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/st

    • 54 min
    SotN#28: Uncollateralized Stablecoins w/ Dan Elitzer (ESD, BasisCash, backed by Faith & Yield!)

    SotN#28: Uncollateralized Stablecoins w/ Dan Elitzer (ESD, BasisCash, backed by Faith & Yield!)

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    GO BANKLESS WITH THESE SPONSOR TOOLS: 
    ⭐️ AAVE - BORROW OR LEND YOUR ASSETS
    https://bankless.cc/aave
    🚀 GEMINI - MOST TRUSTED EXCHANGE AND ONRAMP
    https://bankless.cc/go-gemini
    💳 MONOLITH - GET THE HOLY GRAIL OF BANKLESS VISA CARDS https://bankless.cc/monolith
    📈 KWENTA | DEVIRATIVES TRADING WITH INFINITE LIQUIDITYhttps://bankless.cc/kwenta
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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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