Category: 2021

Current state of DeFi in 2021: Part 1

Current state of DeFi in 2021: Part 1

Quick Take This is a section from The Block Research’s upcoming 2022 Digital Assets Outlook report Maker was the largest lending platform by value locked and outstanding debt Curve and Uniswap v3 were the largest decentralized exchanges by value locked and volume, respectively dYdX outpaced other derivatives protocols in volume after the introduction of its […]

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‘NFT’ named top word of the year by the dictionary publisher Collins

‘NFT’ named top word of the year by the dictionary publisher Collins

Collins, a dictionary publisher founded in 1824 recording over 4.5 billion words, named “NFT,” or ‘non-fungible token,’ as the top word of the for 2021.   “It’s certainly a buzzword we’ve heard over and over again in the past 12 months, in breathless news reports and on social media,” the publisher wrote in a Wednesday blog […]

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Blockchain Industry to Surpass $67 Billion by 2027: Fintech Report Names 2021’s Most Influential Blockchain Companies

Blockchain Industry to Surpass $67 Billion by 2027: Fintech Report Names 2021’s Most Influential Blockchain Companies

Financial technology (fintech) has exploded during the last two years and cryptocurrency and blockchain firms have bolstered the billion-dollar industry. A recently published study by Utility Bidder indicates that the industry is predicted to surpass $382 billion by 2027. Moreover, fintech firms that are blockchain-specific are projected to be worth over $67.4 billion by 2027. […]

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SEC Delays 4 Bitcoin ETF Deadlines — Regulator ‘Finds It Appropriate to Designate a Longer Period of Time’

SEC Delays 4 Bitcoin ETF Deadlines — Regulator ‘Finds It Appropriate to Designate a Longer Period of Time’

On Friday, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has delayed four bitcoin exchange-traded funds (ETF) deadlines for another 45 days. The regulator notes that the entity needs more time to decide on the ETF applications. Global X, Kryptoin, Valkyrie, Wisdomtree Bitcoin ETF Deadlines Extended The Kryptoin Bitcoin ETF, Global X Bitcoin Trust, Valkyrie XBTO […]

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Analyst: ‘Bitcoin Correction Very Similar to 2013 — BTC May Remain Stuck at $30K for a While’

Analyst: ‘Bitcoin Correction Very Similar to 2013 — BTC May Remain Stuck at $30K for a While’

The analytics provider Ecoinometrics has published a tweetstorm that shows the current downward spiral from bitcoin’s all-time high is one of “the longest drawdowns bitcoin has had to deal with during a post-halving bull market.” Furthermore, the same day, analyst and economist, Julio Moreno, highlighted in a recent blog post that “in bitcoin, volatility is […]

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Ethereum’s Q1 Stats Report Highlights Blockchain’s ‘Ultra Sound’ Financial Growth in 2021

Ethereum’s Q1 Stats Report Highlights Blockchain’s ‘Ultra Sound’ Financial Growth in 2021

During the first three months of 2021, the cryptocurrency ethereum has shined as 90-day statistics highlight the digital asset has climbed close to 80% in value. On Monday, former Ark Invest analyst James Wang published a detailed summary highlighting the Ethereum project’s first-quarter financial results. Wang’s comprehensive Ethereum analysis showcases a myriad of data points […]

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There have already been twice as many large-scale crypto VC deals in 2021 than there were in 2020

There were twice as many crypto venture capital deals larger than $50 million in the first quarter of 2021 than there were in all of 2020, according to The Block Research.  Last year there were four crypto venture capital deals worth more than $100 million, and three deals worth between $50 million and $100 million. […]

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South Korea’s Kimchi Premium Returns: BTC and ETH Prices Jump 18% Higher Than the Global Average

While a great number of spot exchanges have seen consistent prices in a few select areas in the world, bitcoin is selling for a premium. That’s the case in South Korea right now as there’s a price gap, otherwise known as the ‘kimchi premium’ on domestic South Korean exchanges in comparison to foreign exchanges. Bitcoin, […]

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Overview of Q1′ 21 private funding of crypto companies

Quick Take Q1′ 21 was a historical quarter in venture funding for the crypto/blockchain sector with roughly $3.18 billion allocated to crypto/blockchain projects The first quarter had more private investment in dollar volume than all of 2020 combined Five deals this quarter qualified as one of the fifteenth largest crypto/blockchain funding deals of all time, […]

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Monthly Bitcoin mining revenue reached an all-time high in March

Bitcoin mining revenue reached the highest monthly total ever recorded in March, according to data compiled by The Block.  Of March’s $1.75 billion total bitcoin mining revenue, $167.21 million (9.55%) came from transaction fees. In March, compared with February, there was a 28.7% increase in total revenue and 10.7% decrease in transaction fees.  Daily mining […]

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