Author: Justin

Celsius Crosses New Company-High In BTC Assets

Crypto yield-earning platform Celsius now holds over 100 bitcoin, according to a company press release issued today. BTC accounts for roughly 25% of the platform’s total community assets. Celsius: The In’s And Out’s Despite a challenging month for bitcoin in May, the company also reported that BTC users with inflows over doubled the amount of…
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06/03/2021 0

Stellar Network To Power New Savings API Launched By Wyre

Stellar Development Foundation (SDF) CEO, Denelle Dixon, celebrated the result of a partnership with the payment infrastructure Wyre. This company has released a new Savings API for FinTechs to have access to a yield earning and savings product. So exciting to see Wyre offer this functionality to the Stellar network. Congrats to the @sendwyre team…
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06/03/2021 0

Ethereum At A Discount, Why ETH Looks Like BTC In 2017

Ethereum has seen some recovery in the past days, after the crypto market experienced one of its worst months since March 2020. At the time of writing, the second cryptocurrency by market cap trades at $2,823. ETH moves sideways in the daily chart. Source: ETHUSD Tradingview A recent report published by Bloomberg Intelligence’s Senior Commodity…
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06/03/2021 0

Rep. Tom Emmer, One of the Most Active Crypto Congress Members, on Taxes and DeFi

May 28, 2021by Laura Shin House Representative Tom Emmer, of Minnesota, is one of the most active voice for crypto and blockchain in the US government. In this episode, he discusses: what book made Tom fall down the crypto rabbit hole  why Tom believes the Financial Accounting Standards Board needs to set clear accounting standards…
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05/28/2021 0

Mike Novogratz on the 5 Reasons the Crypto Markets Plummeted

Mike Novogratz, founder, CEO, and chairman of Galaxy Digital, digs into the drivers behind this week’s market selloff. Show highlights: the five factors Mike believes led to this week’s dip  what Mike thinks about the environmental concerns surrounding Bitcoin how Ethereum will perform in 2021 whether centralized blockchains will survive regulatory scrutiny why Galaxy Digital…
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05/21/2021 0

How Elon Musk Pushed DOGE Up and BTC Down, With Arca’s Jeff Dorman

May 14, 2021by Laura Shin Jeff Dorman, the chief investment officer at Arca, comes on the show to give a macro perspective on the crypto environment. In this episode, he discusses: how economic data and real-world events have affected digital assets how Jeff classifies the different types of assets within crypto what market forces have…
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05/14/2021 0

Should NYC’s Pension Funds Invest in Crypto? This Comptroller Candidate Says Yes

Reshma Patel, a Democratic candidate for New York City’s Comptroller position, talks about her “future proof” plan for the city, which centers on investing in cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology. In this episode, she discusses: what duties the New York City Controller performs how Reshma thinks crypto and blockchain tech can help New York City, which…
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05/07/2021 0

How MetaMask Grew Its Monthly Active Users By 5X in the Last 6 Months

Dan Finlay, co-founder of MetaMask, talks about the meteoric growth of monthly active users of the crypto wallet, which has quintupled in the past seven months. In this episode, he discusses: which crypto use case drove MetaMask’s active user base to grow 5x in under a year what types of scaling solutions are drawing users…
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04/30/2021 0

This Layer 2 Solution Processed More NFT Trades in 24 Hours Than Ethereum Did in 1 Week

Robbie Ferguson, co-founder and president of Immutable, talks about how Immutable is transforming the NFT industry through its layer 2 solution, Immutable X, which just launched April 8. In this episode, he discusses:  what sort of problems Immutable is solving by creating a layer 2 solution (1:21) why scalability is especially an issue for NFTs…
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04/23/2021 0

Why This Analyst Puts Coinbase in the Most Exclusive Club of Stocks

April 16, 2021by Laura Shin Gil Luria, director of research at D.A. Davidson, talks about Coinbase’s performance on its first day as a public company. In this episode, Gil discusses: the significance of Coinbase going public (1:05) why doing a direct listing was a risky move (1:31) why he revised his price target for COIN…
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04/16/2021 0

What $1.8 Billion in Q1 Revenue Means for Coinbase’s Direct Listing

April 9, 2021by Laura Shin Larry Cermak, director of research at The Block, discusses the upcoming Coinbase direct listing in light of the exchange’s recently released Q1 revenue hitting an impressive $1.8 billion. In this episode, Larry talks about: significant takeaways from Coinbase’s Q1 results (1:04) how Coinbase was able to increase its non-transaction revenue…
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04/09/2021 0

Why Proposed FATF Rules Could Be a Shock for DeFi

April 2, 2021by Laura Shin Dave Jevans, CEO of Cipher Trace, talks about what the new draft guidance from the FATF (Financial Action Task Force) means for DeFi, NFTs, and crypto in general. In this show, he breaks down: the six main areas the draft guidance covers, including the expansion of KYC regulatory standards into…
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04/02/2021 0