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Week in Review

  • Biden proposes higher tax rates aimed at the wealthy, causing a dip in U.S. equities and affecting crypto market segments. Equities have since recovered while the broader crypto market struggles.

Cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin have evolved dramatically over the past decade, both in technology and overall adoption. New opportunities to trade, store and utilise assets have taken the market to unforeseen levels of utility and popularity. Yet, regardless of how far the market develops, one feature of the biggest cryptocurrencies will remain the most relevant one; being decentralised peer-to-peer assets.

In this article, we cover what peer-to-peer is, how it works in blockchain networks, the everyday-life advantages, the future perspective and why it is, and always will be, one of the most crucial features of bitcoin and any widely adopted…

Week in Review

  • The S&P 500 and Dow Jones Index continue to make new highs as bond yields fall.

Week in Review

  • Equities continue to push higher levels as the S&P 500 and Dow Jones Index continue to make all-time highs.

Over the past few months, the cryptocurrency market has witnessed the rise of NFTs — or non-fungible tokens — across the financial ecosystem. Artists, celebrities, companies, amongst others are issuing thousands of these tokens across blockchain networks, some being sold for up to 69 million dollars.

Auctions with such high-level bids and applicability concerns have left many wondering if NFTs are simply an empty trend that will soon come to pass. However, the social and technological applications that non-fungible tokens present go far beyond the market of collectibles.

Here we cover what NFTs are, how they work and the real-world…

Week in Review

  • Archego’s Bill Hwang unwinds billions in leveraged equity positions causing an intraday sell off of key stocks. However, this was short-lived with the S&P 500 closing at over 4000 points, making a new all time high.

The days of physical currencies seem to be numbered, particularly in light of covid. As digital finance grows in worldwide adoption, central banks have been pushing the envelope towards frameworks that eliminate the use of cash and replace it with fully-digital banking and centralised digital currencies.

Will there be a point when we migrate to a fully-cashless economy? If so, what are the pros and cons of it? Those are some of the questions that we cover while presenting the essential role digital assets play in this fast-approaching reality.

The trend

According to a recent survey by payment processor TSYS, nearly 70%…

Week in Review

  • The Federal Reserve triggers a muted rally on stocks and crypto by signalling there will be no increase in yield rates at least until 2023.

A highly anticipated scaling solution for Ethereum, called Optimism, is slated to launch this month. By helping Ethereum run computations off-chain and only publishing transaction data on-chain, testing has shown that Optimism can reduce Ethereum’s current fees by 100x or more. We have seen how alternate high throughput versions of Ethereum like Binance Smart Chain have grown (see charts below), which makes this scaling solution an undeniably positive catalyst for ETH and the applications built on the network.

Ethereum’s scaling issues have been a hot topic for debate over the past few months, and has become an attack vector for…

Week in Review

  • JP Morgan announces it will issue a structured note offering for a cryptocurrency basket, giving investors exposure to bitcoin-holding companies such as Microstrategy and Square.

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