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The Block Research’s Analysts: 2022 Predictions

Larry Cermak, VP of Research Arbitrum, Optimism, Starknet, and zkSync all release their tokens in H1 2022, and they will outperform similarly to Layer-1s (L1s) in 2021. Token incentives will cause the Layer-2 (L2) ecosystems to amass a large TVL, and cross-L2 liquidity bridges will make the disadvantages over more centralized L1s more manageable. Optimistic […]
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Jan 4, 2022, 5:39PM UTC

DeFi for Institutions | Full Event

The DeFi Alliance and KPMG in partnership with The Block hosted a half day event exploring the intersection of DeFi and Institutions. This 4 hour event featured some of the world's leading investors, builders, and regulators shaping the future of finance.
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Jul 30, 2021, 6:27PM UTC

Fei Labs raises over $1.2 billion for its stablecoin project

Fei Labs, the firm behind the Fei Protocol stablecoin, raised 639,000 ETH, roughly $1.27 billion at current prices, in commitments for its Fei Protocol stablecoin on Saturday. The ETH raised will be used as collateral to mint Fei stablecoins. According to Fei Labs, over 17,000 unique addresses participated in the “Genesis” event of the Fei […]
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Apr 4, 2021, 1:39PM UTC

Alpha Homora exploited for $37.5M

Leverage liquidity protocol Alpha Homora was the victim of a $37.5M exploit on Saturday. The exploit involved the use of CREAM Finance’s Iron Bank service, which gives out uncollateralized loans to trusted smart contracts. In Saturday’s hack, an exploiter coded a contract that tricked Alpha Homora into believing it is their own contract. The exploiter […]
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Feb 13, 2021, 2:32PM UTC

January's decentralized exchange volumes are on track to reach record highs

This month’s decentralized exchange (DEX) volumes are set to break September 2020’s record highs. According to data compiled by The Block, current DEX volumes for January 2021 are $26.01 billion with 15 days remaining for the month. In September, DEX volumes reached $26.6 billion fueled by DeFi Summer.    Uniswap currently makes up 44.85% of […]
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Jan 16, 2021, 4:17PM UTC

2020: An interactive year in review

The Block presents 2020 Year in Review – an interactive look at the 10 developments that solidified the future of digital assets. Get quickly up to speed on the biggest developments in 2020: A Record Shattering Year Stablecoins emerge as critical infrastructure The rise of DeFi Retail and merchant access widens Banner year for Financial […]
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Jan 3, 2021, 4:01PM UTC

ETH breaks above $900 to highs not seen since February 2018

The price of ether (ETH) has jumped above $900 to highs not seen since February 2018.  Data from Coinbase Pro shows the price of the world’s second-largest cryptocurrency by market capitalization has increased by 21% over the past 24 hours to $905.45 at the time of this writing. According to CoinGecko, the market cap of […]
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Jan 3, 2021, 2:53PM UTC

2017 Parity wallet hacker begins moving ETH

After over three years of inactivity, an address associated with one of the largest hacks on Ethereum has begun to move ETH. In 2017, Parity lost over 150,000ETH (roughly $30M at the time of the hack) to a hacker who exploited a vulnerability in its multi-sig software wallet. At that time, it was the second-largest […]
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Jan 2, 2021, 1:07AM UTC

Privacy coins slide following Bittrex delisting

Monero (XMR), Zcash (ZEC), and Dash (DASH) are all down double-digit percentages following an announcement that U.S. cryptocurrency exchange Bittrex will be delisting the privacy coins on January 15. According to Bittrex, while the exchange “generally seeks to provide users up to 30 days to withdraw any delisted tokens… in certain instances the withdrawal period […]
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Jan 1, 2021, 7:21PM UTC

2021 predictions from The Block's analysts

Disclaimer: We make these predictions for fun to look back on in a year. Sometimes they come to pass, and sometimes they will be wildly inaccurate. The content is for informational purposes only, you should not construe any such information or other material as legal, tax, investment, financial, or other advice. Igor Igamberdiev  The launch […]
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Jan 1, 2021, 3:09PM UTC

ETH breaks above $700 to highs not seen since May 2018

The price of ether (ETH) has jumped above $700 to highs not seen since May 2018.  Data from Coinbase shows the price of the world’s second-largest cryptocurrency by market capitalization has increased by nearly 13% over the past 24 hours to $710.31 at the time of this writing. Early this month, CME Group announced that […]
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Dec 27, 2020, 4:12PM UTC

Bitstamp to halt trading of XRP for US customers

Bitstamp will begin halting trading and deposits for XRP for all US customers, the cryptocurrency exchange announced on Friday. “In light of the SEC’s recent filing alleging XRP is a security, we are going to halt XRP trading and deposits for all US customers on January 8, 2021,” the exchange tweeted. In a blog post, […]
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Dec 25, 2020, 4:33PM UTC

The Block Research - 2021 Digital Asset Outlook | Report available to download December 23rd

In 2020, The Block Research produced more than 550 unique pieces of research and market commentary for our research members. Our 2021 Digital Asset Outlook Report curates the best of The Block Research across our coverage and looks to the future of the space in the coming year. The full report will be available for download on Tuesday, December 22nd, and is presented by Genesis and eToro.
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Dec 21, 2020, 3:48PM UTC