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Daily Brief Crypto: Tornado Cash Blacklisted and more

By | Crypto, Daily Briefs

In today’s briefing:

  • Tornado Cash Blacklisted

Tornado Cash Blacklisted

By Coinstack

  • Typically, there are one of two ways a cryptocurrency or digital asset comes into existence.
  • The first is through a Fair Launch. A fair launch is a type of crowdfunding in crypto where the project sells tokens to every participant.
  • A fair launch allows for equitable and fair distribution of tokens.

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Daily Brief Crypto: Sporting Crypto – Barcelona FC And Socios Sign $100 Million Deal and more

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In today’s briefing:

  • Sporting Crypto – Barcelona FC And Socios Sign $100 Million Deal

Sporting Crypto – Barcelona FC And Socios Sign $100 Million Deal

By Sporting Crypto

  • Socios, the fan token partner has sealed a $100m deal with FC Barcelona — that gives them ~25% equity in Barca studios.
  • What does that mean? Barca studios are an ‘audiovisual’ company, whose portfolio (of rights) includes Metaverse, NFTs and Barca tokens.
  • The crazy thing? That stake is in principle, forever.

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Daily Brief Crypto: Decentraland and more

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In today’s briefing:

  • Decentraland
  • DeFi Options Protocols Series (#2): The Story of David and Goliath?

Decentraland

By Etherbridge

  • At the beginning of last year, we wrote about the idea of a Metaverse and what it may look like.
  • Little did we know there would be such excitement and adoption within 2021 alone, with even huge companies like Facebook changing their name to Meta.
  • This brought the idea of a Metaverse into the mainstream as nothing had before; it also catapulted two of the largest blockchain-based Metaverses, Decentraland and The Sandbox, into the limelight and significantly increased user adoption of the networks.

DeFi Options Protocols Series (#2): The Story of David and Goliath?

By Alec Tseung

  • DeFi options protocol’s TVL dropped significantly over the past three months since the collapse of Terra/Luna and amid a series of crypto platforms’ liquidations and withdrawal freezes.
  • Albeit this, the three protocols we highlighted in our first note have shown no signs of slowing down in terms of launching new updates and products.
  • DeFi options protocols are still at the beginning of their development and need to see to some of their own issues before being able to challenge CeFi/Deribit.

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Daily Brief Crypto: #33 To be or not to be a security and more

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In today’s briefing:

  • #33 To be or not to be a security
  • Sporting Crypto – August 1st 2022: Immortalising Geoff Hurst’s Memories Using NFTs

#33 To be or not to be a security

By Carbono Insights

  • To be or not to be a security. The question of whether cryptocurrencies are securities or commodities (or another type of asset, for that matter) does not have a final answer yet.
  • However, it has been on the table for a long time.
  • Commodities are interchangeable goods, and securities are financial assets, in a dangerously short definition.

Sporting Crypto – August 1st 2022: Immortalising Geoff Hurst’s Memories Using NFTs

By Sporting Crypto

  • Most sport athlete NFT projects are awful.
  • But this project, that immortalises legendary England striker Geoff Hurst’s memories – in NFT form – is pretty awesome.
  • World Cup Winner Geoff Hurst is digitally preserving his memories of the 1966 World Cup Final for The Everlasting Memory Project in support of Alzheimer’s Research UK.

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Daily Brief Crypto: Sporting Crypto – July 25th 2022: RTFKT & Nike Push the ‘Phygital’ Boundaries and more

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In today’s briefing:

  • Sporting Crypto – July 25th 2022: RTFKT & Nike Push the ‘Phygital’ Boundaries

Sporting Crypto – July 25th 2022: RTFKT & Nike Push the ‘Phygital’ Boundaries

By Sporting Crypto

  • By now, you’ve probably heard about RTFKT. Especially if you’ve been reading Sporting Crypto for a while.
  • If you haven’t, they’re one of the most successful NFT companies in the world — and that success saw Nike acquire them in late 2021.
  • They pride themselves on being one of the premier creators of high end digital collectables, and more specifically, digital fashion. 

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Daily Brief Crypto: Ethereum Block Explorer: Part One and more

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In today’s briefing:

  • Ethereum Block Explorer: Part One
  • Binance Names 27 Projects in Latest Blockchain Incubator Cohort

Ethereum Block Explorer: Part One

By Etherbridge

  • This week we continue with our Bear Market Tactics series and follow on from last week, where we dived into how to use a Bitcoin block explorer
  • This week we will investigate how to use an Ethereum block explorer and explain its account-based accounting model. 
  • As mentioned last week, using a blockchain explorer isn’t necessarily an activity or tool that you use specifically during bear markets; however, these market downturns provide us with an opportunity to understand and master them. 

Binance Names 27 Projects in Latest Blockchain Incubator Cohort

By Tech in Asia

  • BNB Chain, the blockchain ecosystem developed by crypto exchange Binance, announced that it has selected 27 projects for the fifth cohort of its Most Valuable Builder (MVB) incubation program.
  • These projects were chosen from more than 650 applications worldwide.
  • The program aims to empower projects and founders building decentralized apps (DApps) on BNB Chain.

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Daily Brief Crypto: A Quick Review of the Celsius Bankruptcy Filing and more

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In today’s briefing:

  • A Quick Review of the Celsius Bankruptcy Filing

A Quick Review of the Celsius Bankruptcy Filing

By Rose Choy

  • Celsius filed for bankruptcy on July 14 and we parse through the filings to shed some light on the lender and its activities.
  • Quick analysis shows that unsecured creditors can get back 60 cents on the dollar.
  • The May “Bank Run” post LUNA crash, asset-liability mismatch and poor market conditions ultimately led the Company to file for bankruptcy. 

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Daily Brief Crypto: Bear Market Plays – Crypto Exchange Tokens and more

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In today’s briefing:

  • Bear Market Plays – Crypto Exchange Tokens

Bear Market Plays – Crypto Exchange Tokens

By Rose Choy

  • We use a simple framework to analyse 3 exchange tokens’ value and we find FTT and LEO tokens are decent bear market plays.
  • For crypto exchanges, buying the token is the only way for non-VC investors to gain exposure to the growth. Private valuations could differ greatly from the publicly traded valuations. 
  • While exchange tokens are the easiest to understand and most equity-like in the traditional finance sense, we can also further apply the framework to tokens on other protocols.

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Crypto Daily Briefing: Ethereum and more | Smartkarma

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In today’s briefing:

  • Dollar-Cost Averaging

Dollar-Cost Averaging

By Etherbridge

  • Over the past two weeks in our Bear Market Tactics series, we have explored how to read on-chain data and conduct on-chain financial analysis.
  • The combination of this type of analysis can help investors understand where the market is and where it may be going.
  • However, once you have managed to identify promising opportunities to start allocating capital, what is the most efficient way to do it?

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