9 May 2022
DeFi Platforms Ranked by Total Value Locked and Growth Criteria
Decentralized finance, or DeFi, is a novel approach to banking and finance based on peer-to-peer payments and blockchain technology. DeFi uses blockchain to offer “trustless” banking, eliminating the need for traditional financial middlemen like banks. There are multiple decentralized finance protocols, and some perform different functions.
20 Sep 2021
Research: Polkadot and Kusama bring a multi-chain future closer to reality
Polkadot and Kusama are named after the Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama, who became famous through her trademark polkadot art and installations.Over the past months we have seen layer 1 protocols outperform the rest of the market, with faster and cheaper alternatives to ETH gaining traction as they offer attractive liquidity incentives and lower tra
19 Aug 2021
Market Update: Increased appetite for risk as DeFi TVL surges and NFTs see record monthly volume of…
Market Update: Increased appetite for risk as DeFi TVL surges and NFTs see record monthly volume of +$1.2bn
Over the past month we have seen signs of genuine demand returning, with sentiment also shifting positive as capital inflows to DeFi and NFTs provide a boost for network activity. Layer 1 blockchains like Terra and Solana are gaining serious
29 Jul 2021
Market Update: From range lows to 9 green days in a row, what pushed BTC higher?
BTC is on track to beat it’s all time record of 10 green daily candles in a row, gaining bullish momentum after last week’s low of 29k. The sudden move higher was likely a combination of multiple factors which we discuss in more detail below, but in short, retail traders were positioned heavily bearish at range lows, while short term idiosy
27 Jul 2021
An introduction to the blue chips of DeFi
As the total-value-locked in DeFi protocols reaches $65 billion, we take a brief look into the main players to understand what they do, and why they’re attracting so much retail and institutional attention
Uniswap — Decentralized Exchange
Uniswap is the most popular and most used decentralized exchange built on Ethereum, with $44bn in traded
14 Jul 2021
Market Update: Get comfortable with the current range
As equities brush off inflation fears to continue on a record bullish streak, crypto markets test trader’s patience after 58 days in the $30–40k range. The market has reached an equilibrium of bullish and bearish drivers as retail sentiment continues to fatigue and bigger players remain patient amid weak price action and regulatory headlines.
7 Jul 2021
Crypto Market Observations — DeFi and NFTs boost ALTs
Gains in DeFi and NFTs give Alts a boost as option market activity suggests a bullish bias towards ETH. Recent changes in open interest point to further consolidation in the current range.
There continues to be a general lack of market volume and on-chain activity as implied vol slides lower, DeFi yields compress, USDT market share hits an all
19 Jan 2021
Trading Strategy: 40k reclaim for BTC
While the attention is currently heavily focused on ETH flirting with all time high boosted by a remake of the Defi summer, BTC, after some challenging days he is gearing up to attempt another climb of the $40k level.
Since Christmas, BTC has been held by a support dating back to the 24th of December that brought it to ATH and another dating back
4 Dec 2020
Trading strategy : “Thanksgiving” Part II
Trading strategy : “Thanksgiving” Part II
Just a week ago, the Thanksgiving correction took the market by surprise and gave the dip buyers an unexpected Black Friday discount to load up on BTC before our beloved coin can resume its march to the desperately awaited $20k break through.
Just after, we bounced nicely and found great support around the
27 Nov 2020
Trading Strategy: Brace yourself for a potential volatile weekend
Our last trading idea, the 25Dec20 24K/16K Risk Reversal has worked well thanks to the recent market correction. Worth less than $200 at the time, it is now trading $750 ($16,700 ref). Benefiting from the spot and implied volatility move, it would make sense to close or reduce this position and take profit.
But we have to remain vigilant as this