Image source: Bitcoin Global Macro Decentralized Finance (DeFi) yields have been on a free fall since the crypto market peaked in November 2021. But with the bull market hype cooling down, innovators in the DeFi space are pivoting to a new source of yield: Real World Assets (RWAs). This new crypto asset class is fast […]
Image source: Bitcoin Global Macro With Covid-induced monetary policies sparking inflation in economies all around the world, central bankers were forced to raise rates at unprecedented speeds, severely impacting the capital markets. As a result, Bitcoin’s valuation – much like the speculative tech stocks of Netflix, Google, and Amazon – took a significant hit in […]
Across the board, valuations on practically all crypto projects rose significantly during the 2020-2021 bull market, but as the market contracted throughout 2022, VC’s also started to see valuations of investments taking a heavy nosedive.
Optimistic rollups are a layer 2 protocol designed to increase the throughput of Ethereum’s base layer. They are called “optimistic” because they assume that off-chain transactions are valid and do not publish proofs of validity for transaction batches posted on-chain. Similarly, Zero-knowledge rollups bundle transactions into batches that are executed off-chain. ZK-rollup operators submit a summary of the changes representing all the transactions in a batch, rather than transmitting each transaction individually. However, unlike optimistic rollups, ZK-rollups produce validity proofs to demonstrate the accuracy of their changes.
Banner Image: Generated by Bitcoin Global Macro The DeFi space had a tumultuous 2022, with the valuation of leading projects as indicated by the market cap being significantly down for the most part of 2022. Average weekly trading volumes for the DeFi sub-crypto market declined by more than 100% from an all-time high of over […]
Banner Image: Generated by Bitcoin Global Macro The regulation of the crypto ecosystem is a rapidly evolving and diverse landscape. Anyone with any knowledge about the space knows how challenging it is to regulate. Nonetheless, a lot of efforts are being made by regulators to tango with the cryptos. Six Reasons Why Regulating Crypto is so […]
Crypto regulation has been a major topic of discussion over the past two years, with different jurisdictions moving quickly to formulate oversight structures. Recently, this nascent industry has come under heavy pressure due to a serious clampdown by the US authorities, which some crypto natives have branded as Operation Choke Point 2.0.
Banner Image: Generated by Bitcoin Global Macro Decentralized Exchanges (DEXs) have undergone a significant evolution since the debut of NXT Asset Exchange, one of the pioneer DEXs to launch in 2014. At the time, using decentralized platforms for exchanging tokens was quite complicated and may in hindsight even have been a little ahead of its […]
Banner Image: Generated by Bitcoin Global Macro The term “Metaverse” was used so frequently during 2022 that everyone should have heard it, even if they don’t know what it means. The hype around the metaverse arguably peaked following the end of 2021 as Mark Zuckerberg announced plans on rebranding “Facebook” to “Meta” and allocating $10 billion […]
Banner Image: Generated by Bitcoin Global Macro The venture capital space has been somewhat shaky lately due to general economic uncertainty, rising inflation, interest rate spikes, fears of recession, and volatile economic situations. Some obvious evidence of this can be seen in overall VC deal value from 2021 to 2022. More precisely, the overall VC […]