Silvergate Bank quietly posted an updated S1 on May 17 in preparation for its upcoming IPO as it makes headway with its digital currency initiative. Founded in La Jolla, Calif. in 1988, Silvergate began as a traditional commercial bank, but started exploring the idea of serving the digital currency industry in 2013. After finding some […]

Money 2.0 Stuff: Liminal spaces

June 10, 2019, 6:37PM EDT

$CLAM The word ‘protocol’ sounds deceptively intimidating until you realize it is really just a cool synonym for ‘rules’. Rules, both formal and implicit, abound. Rules themselves are pretty boring. No one likes rules. The fun part comes from carefully evaluating these rules and devising exploitative strategies that have not been explicitly accounted for – […]

“Oh, how the mighty heroes have fallen! Stripped of their weapons, they lie dead.” This passage from the Second Book of Samuel recounts David’s lamentation over the tragic deaths of Jewish heroes Saul and Jonathan. As described in 2 Samuel, the military veterans, who were once mightier than lions and swifter than eagles, perished tragically: […]

We analyze bitcoin futures data within the CFTC Commitments of Traders (COT) report to highlight which types of traders are currently net long or short, and compare relative to historical trading.