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

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

    ROLLUP: 1st Week of March (3LAU & Grimes NFTs, PayPal Crypto, Citigroup Report)

    ROLLUP: 1st Week of March (3LAU & Grimes NFTs, PayPal Crypto, Citigroup Report)

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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://tw

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

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

    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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    • 1 hr 9 min
    54 - Why DeFi is the Future | Mark Cuban

    54 - Why DeFi is the Future | Mark Cuban

    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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    📱 DHARMA - MOBILE ONRAMP DIRECTLY INTO DEFI
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    • 1 hr 39 min
    ROLLUP: 4th Week of February (BIG DIP, NFT Culture, Coinbase IPO, Ethereum Jobs)

    ROLLUP: 4th Week of February (BIG DIP, NFT Culture, Coinbase IPO, Ethereum Jobs)

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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 
    📱 DHARMA - MOBILE ONRAMP DIRECTLY INTO DEFI
    https://bankless.cc/dharma 
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    📣LATTICE - NEXT GENERATION OF HARDWARE WALLETS
    https://bankless.cc/gridplus​ 
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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/C

    • 1 hr 25 min
    AMA with Hart Lambur, Co-Founder of UMA Protocol

    AMA with Hart Lambur, Co-Founder of UMA Protocol

    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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    GO BANKLESS WITH THESE SPONSOR TOOLS:
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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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    📣LATTICE | NEXT GENERATION OF HARDWARE WALLETS
    https://bankless.cc/gridplus​ 
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    Relevant Links:
    UMA Protocol
    https://umaproject.org/ 
    Hart on Twitter
    https://twitter.com/hal2001?s=20 
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    Disclosure. From time-to-time we may add links in this channel to products we use. We may receive commission if you make a purchase through one of these links. We'll always disclose when this is the case.

    • 1 hr 3 min
    SotN #35: NFT MANIA! Are NFTs the Future of Art? Nifty Gateway Founders Griffin and Duncan

    SotN #35: NFT MANIA! Are NFTs the Future of Art? Nifty Gateway Founders Griffin and Duncan

    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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    ⭐️ 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​​ 
    📱 DHARMA - MOBILE ONRAMP DIRECTLY INTO DEFI
    https://bankless.cc/dharma​ 
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    📣LATTICE | NEXT GENERATION OF HARDWARE WALLETS
    https://bankless.cc/gridplus​ 
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    Relevant Links:
    Nifty Gateway
    https://niftygateway.com/​ 
    Duncan on Twitter
    https://twitter.com/DCCockFoster?s=20​ 
    Griffin on Twitter
    https://twitter.com/gcockfoster​ 
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4.9 out of 5
236 Ratings

236 Ratings

kfixbwhdisa ,

Good but often casually rambling

Good show though the interviewer takes forever to get to his points or questions, even at 1.5 speed. An editor or a little more concision would go a long way.

Paolo51590 ,

Extremely informative

I’ve been listening to bankless for a month or two pretty regularly. I took a break from crypto for 1-2 years after getting completely wrecked on EOS. I started hearing about defi and wanted to learn more, a good friend sent me here! I really enjoy the guests and explanations!

richadg250 ,

Best crypto podcast

The team is fanatical about ethereum but are level headed when asking questions and try to really understand a product. Their enthusiasm and guest they bring on are second to none.

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