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📖 Book of the Month 📖
This month lets mix it up a bit with Quiet by Susan Cain. In a world of social media and instant gratification this is a great book about the power of introversion and what we can learn from the habits and behavior of introverted people and leaders. If you are reading along or listening drop me a note on Twitter or email!
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💭✍🏼 Food For Thought 💭 ✍🏼
Senators Kristen Gillibrand and Cynthia Lummis released the full version of their proposed regulatory framework for crypto, and contextualized and summarized the long-form piece on Medium. - Link
Bloomberg - Link
So it Begins - Link
The St. Louis Fed is now tracking food prices denominated in Bitcoin - Link
Ethereum's Proof of Stake Test Merge is now live. I am curious to watch how this plays out given the various global macro developments that are impacting all assets. Link
4th Annual Global Crypto Hedge Fund Report 2022 - Link
Keep your eye on LidoFinance - Link
P.s. If you are still staking in a pool you are reading the voice of wisdom telling you to not have any risk you are on not comfortable with going to zero.
💸 Companies and Deals I am Watching Closely 💸
1. Entropy, a decentralized digital asset custodian, raised $25 million from Andreessen Horowitz and others. - Link
2. Coinbase has announced a strategic investment in Singapore based exchange Zipmex. - Link
3. Ledgible, a crypto accounting firm, raised $20 million from EJF Capital and others. - Link
4. Valkyrie, a crypto asset manager, raised $11 million from BNY Mellon, Wedbush and others. - Link
📖 Quote of the Week 📖:
“If you are going through hell, keep going.” ― Winston S. Churchill
📰 This Weeks Most Interesting Digital Asset News 📰:
1. Coinbase reveals plans for crypto app store amid global refocus - Link
2. PayPal adds new crypto services including transfers to other wallets - Link
3. Analysts warn of ‘Staked Ether’ de-pegging from Ethereum by 50% - Link
4. DeFi Firm Terra Must Face SEC Subpoenas, 2nd Circ Court Affirms - Link
📈 Top 10 Market Movements by Market Cap over the last 7 days 📉:
Bitcoin: Price OHLC
You can see above that Bitcoin has not broken above the $48k amount in 2022. I continue to remain bearish short term but I am keeping an eye Bitcoin and I think I will be moving my time horizon out to the end of 2022. What I am really looking for is some evidence of a monetary policy shift from the Fed but we are not there yet and it looks increasingly like we may not get there in 2022. We could see Bitcoin back at its March 2020 lows --in my humble opinion.
Bitcoin: HODL Wave
The chart shows the bundle of all active supply age bands for Bitcoin, aka HODL waves. Each colored band shows the percentage of Bitcoin in existence that was last moved within the time period denoted in the legend. We still have more to go. I personally still think BTC will go back toward $15,000 and potential back to the March 2020 lows. Forewarned is forearmed.
Bitcoin: Net Realized Profit/Loss Ratio
Net Realized Profit/Loss Ratio is the ratio between realized profit and realized loss. As you can see above the majority that have sold as at a loss on a "net" basis on the lows this prior week. As you can see above the realized losses on increasing but not at the lows of January.
Ethereum: Price OHLC
OHLC is the Open, High, Low and Close price. ETH is now clearly down just like Bitcoin above and you can see here it is way off the highs of the prior weeks and also down the the year of 2022. I think the pending switch the ETH2 will bring significant downward sell pressure as people exit post ETH2 merge lockup.
USD Coin: Circulating Supply
USDC continues its trend with a small drop in circulating supply this week with a clear movement in the direction of use. It seems the market is speaking at least from a US KYC perspective that people (in spite of what they say about decentralization) want a single counter-party that can be trusted to hold the peg to cash. Lets see how this plays out over time.
Total Value Locked (USD) in DeFI
TVL continued down an additional 8 Billion to 46.11 Billion this week.
As a reminder TVL means "Total Value Locked". This refers to people taking ETH based tokens or other tokens and "locking" them in DeFI protocols to lend, generate yields and otherwise earn excess returns.
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