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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 💭 ✍🏼
Interesting behind the scenes development to save BlockFi - Link
This is a good article on Sam Bankman-Fried acting as the 1907 J.P. Morgan by using his (and his company's) balance sheet to bail out large crypto players - Link
This is a good read that is a bit more academic but worth your time if you have interest. - Link
More 3AC Fallout is unfolding (See the FTX reference--it is clear that SBF and related entities have bailed out various large players in the industry) - Link
💸 Companies and Deals I am Watching Closely 💸
1. Immutable launches $500M fund to boost web3 gaming adoption - Link
2. ScienceMagic.Studios, an advisor for web3 and NFT startups, raised $10.3 million from DCG, Coinbase, Alan Howard and others. - Link
3. Prime Trust Raises over $100M in Series B Funding - Link
📖 Quote of the Week 📖:
“Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving.” – Albert Einstein
📰 This Weeks Most Interesting Digital Asset News 📰:
1. FTX rescues BlockFi via $250 million credit facility - Link
2. FTX US is acquiring equities clearing startup Embed Financial - Link
3. Solend tried to take over a ‘whale’ account to stop it from collapsing the system - Link
4. dYdX To Launch Its Own Standalone Blockchain - 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 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 $5,000 and potentially 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. The losses are starting to hurt even long time hodlers at this point as we are current in the $19,000 range but it's not showing on the chart above. If we breach $15,800 or so this would be the number roughly before BTC really took off in the last months of 2020.
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 is flat this week but still in a downward trend
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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