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November 2020

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Download As PDF Week in Review ETH 2.0’s Beacon Chain genesis was locked on the 1st December, as Ethereum’s deposit contract met its threshold of 524,288 Ether before the deadline.  A merger spree in DeFi occurred last week. Yearn Finance announced a merger with Pickle Finance last Tuesday, which was the first M&A deal in DeFi. On Thursday, Yearn Finance published another upcoming integration with Cream,

The US election results are in, but not quite. Biden's disputed presidency looms, although Biden has been declared the President-elect of the United States, the Trump administration is contesting key states for alleged voting fraud from mail-in ballots. Until the situation resolves itself, it is hard to tell what might happen in the events leading up to the presidential inauguration on January 20th

The rise of Bitcoin futures. Cryptocurrency derivative markets have seen a huge surge in popularity following the Covid-19 market crash as speculators attempt to capitalise on the volatility in both price and trading volume. In the lead up to this event, the range of markets available was increasing significantly despite mediocre trade volume. Although, following both the bitcoin halving and increased volatility, the

Download As PDF Week in Review U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Chairman Jay Clayton, who blocked a number of potential bitcoin ETFs from launching, will step down at the end of this year before term expiry. Galaxy Digital launched its “CI Galaxy Bitcoin Fund” in Canada for the general public, increasing its Bitcoin offerings for large investors.Canadian investment fund manager 3iQ Corp raised $57M in

Gold has remained a fundamental piece of culture among humans for thousands of years, although over time its uses have changed drastically. While it has held value to humans for millennia, its first recorded use as a medium of exchange was around 4000BC. From here it progressively became a cornerstone in the assets of individuals, families and even civilizations. Today gold has many

Download As PDF Week in Review We published our Ethereum Primer, a look into what makes Ethereum a fantastic system for smart contracts and foolproof transactions, with grounded examples of its applications. PayPal's crypto trading is officially live in the US, with plans to make a global release for worldwide merchants soon.  Number of Ethereum-based DeFi users grew 55% in the past six weeks, according to a

Before the Ethereum network there was Bitcoin: The concept of Ethereum was conceived after the creation of Bitcoin, the world’s first global and decentralised peer-to-peer currency. The creation of a digital currency that could facilitate secure and globalised exchanges of value without an intermediary has made waves in the financial sector. Created as a response to the US government’s bailout of the banks

Download As PDF Week in Review Joe Biden wins the US election, whilst Trump’s administration contests the results and sues for alleged issues on mail-in ballots.Ethereum aims for a December 1st launch of their upgraded ETH 2.0 network, bringing substantially higher scalability and safety protocols to its blockchain. PayPal crypto services will be available by early 2021, according to CEO Dan Schulman.Crypto exchange Blox became the

Hosted by CryptoMondays San Francisco, Jonathan de Wet (Principal, Zerocap), Alex Mashinsky (CEO, Celsius Network), Miko Matsumura (General Partner, Gumi Cryptos) and Mark Friedler (CEO, Gigex) will be discussing digital asset investment themes for 2021 across lending, where to find crypto investment yield and how to get involved. Register for the free event here (Nov 9, 4 pm PST / Nov 10, 11 am AEDT) The last thirty minutes of the panel will