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Originally published on Capitalist Exploits on February 25th, 2021 In our Ethereum Primer, we outlined the platform’s underlying technology and functionalities, such as the ability to facilitate the global exchange of assets without an intermediary. But the question is: how do we quantify the value that Ethereum provides and how does this translate to ethereum’s value as an investable asset? There are few traditional financial

Image source: ComparaJá.pt On February 10th, MasterCard announced that it would allow its cardholders to execute transactions on their platforms through digital currencies, which will be available sometime in 2021. Visa is going through a similar path, revealing a roadmap on February 3rd to integrate the assets into their payment system. Such announcements from two of the main global payment providers present a substantial

Download As PDF Q4 2020 Report Here is our report for the last quarter of 2020, detailing the market performance for bitcoin, ethereum and the top stablecoins. It also covers a comparison with broader financial markets on performance and volatility, their correlation with other assets and intermarket analysis.  Week in Review Bitwise Asset Management launched the world’s first DeFi crypto index fund. MicroStrategy issued $900 million worth of convertible

The year 2020 introduced many investors in the world of traditional finance to the potential impact that cryptocurrencies will have in the coming decades. The bull market currently occurring in the digital asset space following the March 2020 crash prompted many to dive deeper into understanding Bitcoin (BTC) and the Ethereum network. With partial regulatory acceptance in key financial centres such as the

Download As PDF Week in Review Tesla bought $1.5 billion in bitcoin and will start accepting bitcoin as a payment method.The first North American Bitcoin ETF got approval to list on the Toronto Stock Exchange.Mastercard plans to integrate crypto payments into its network.Paypal to offer UK users the ability to buy, sell and hold cryptocurrencies by Q2 2021.The Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) officially launched its

Image source: Bitcoinist Traditionally, financial metrics use numerical values extracted from financial statements to gain information about a company. Numbers found on a company’s financial statements - balance sheet, income and cash flow statements - are used to perform quantitative analysis to assess a company’s liquidity, leverage, growth, margins, profitability, rates of return, valuation and more. The analysis serves two main purposes; to track

Image source: BItcoinNews The United States Office of the Comptroller of the Currency recently permitted banks to utilise stablecoins, meaning traditional financial institutions could use them to facilitate payments and remittances. Jerome Powell, the chair of the Federal Reserve, estimates it will take “years rather than months” before the Fed releases a CBDC for the US dollar. This means Ethereum is the current de

Download As PDF Week in Review Trading volume on decentralised exchanges created a new all-time high of $56 billion in January. Over 45% was from Uniswap. Visa announced the partnership with Neobank First Boulevard to pilot Visa’s crypto APIs that enable a bank to offer cryptocurrency custody and trading to their customers.21 Shares AG launched the world’s first Polkadot Exchange Traded Products (ETPs) on the Swiss

Image source: BlockchainNews In November of 2020, it was reported that payments company Circle has been working with the United States government to develop a reliable method to provide foreign aid to Venezuela in a way that bypasses the Nicolás Maduro government and directly supports the country’s population. Their chosen method? Through stablecoins.  In this article, we cover the American logistics of using stablecoins for