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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

Brief intro to Bitcoin Bitcoin is widely regarded as the world’s leading cryptocurrency, a type of digital asset that utilises blockchain technology to create a decentralised, transparent and secure monetary network. Released in 2008 as a targeted response to the Global Financial Crisis, Bitcoin’s early-day proponents hoped to develop an asset that could provide a secure and reliable currency, removed from a ‘broken’ centralised

Download As PDF Week in Review Equities continue to push higher levels as the S&P 500 and Dow Jones Index continue to make all-time highs.The market cap of the cryptocurrency market crosses $2 trillion. Hong Kong-listed company, Meitu, buys another $10 million in bitcoin.Bitcoin’s futures market hits a record-high of $73,500 for June contracts. Coinbase reported astonishing numbers in their Q1 earnings report ahead of its IPO

Download As PDF 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.Biden intends to fund a $2.25 trillion infrastructure plan with an increase in corporate tax rates.BlackRock dips it toes into Bitcoin futures.PayPal launches crypto

Download As PDF Week in Review Elon Musk announces that Teslas can be bought with bitcoin, and “bitcoin paid to Tesla will be retained as bitcoin, not converted to fiat currency.”Biden plans to spend a reported $3 trillion on recovery plans, with detailed proposals to be discussed in the coming weeks.Fidelity Investments and SkyBridge Capital file for bitcoin ETFs.Crypto hedge funds grew by 35% last

Download As PDF 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.Morgan Stanley rumoured to invest in Bithumb, a cryptocurrency exchange based in Korea.Hong Kong listed company, Meitu, buys another 16,000 ETH and 386 BTC.Deutsche Bank crypto report states that “bitcoin is too important to ignore”. Visa

Image source: crypto-economy.com 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

Download As PDF 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.Norway listed company sets up an investment arm, allocating $58 million to Bitcoin and digital asset ventures.BlockFi, a digital asset lending platform, raises $350 million valuing the company at $3 billion. Amazon Web Services now supports

Download As PDF Week in Review The Senate passes the $1.9 trillion Covid relief bill.Paypal acquires Curvmpc, a digital asset custody provider.Amazon Web Services (AWS) added Ethereum into its Managed Blockchain service.The Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE) applied to list shares of VanEck’s bitcoin exchange traded fund (ETF).Citibank released a report stating bitcoin is at the tipping point and could be the preferred currency for