Genesis Research and Analysis

June 2019 Libra Research
Released June 21, 2019

​Libra​ is one of the most noteworthy moves to date from a mainstream Fortune 100 company in the nascent digital assets market, but it is just part of the picture. Backed by a basket of currencies and government bonds, Libra will be part of a broader ecosystem, a new financial infrastructure Facebook hopes will play a role in the transformation of the lives of billions of people. Libra itself, and the network underpinning it, are set to launch in 2020.

“Libra holds the potential to provide billions of people around the world with access to a more inclusive, more open financial ecosystem,” said David Marcus, the Facebook executive at the helm of its cryptocurrency operation, Calibra, a Facebook spin-out aimed at building solutions and products related Libra.

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The Block
May 2019 Research & Analysis
Released June 13, 2019

May 2019 was a turbulent month in terms of prices – Bitcoin and Ether’s price grew by around 60%. The trend of non-fake cryptocurrency volume has completely reversed since February as the volume in May hit a 13-month high of $101 billion. There were also signs of increased institutional demand by looking at GBTC and Bitcoin futures. Meanwhile decentralized finance applications continue seeing growth but plenty of obstacles still lie ahead; especially contending with liquidity offered by the centralized alternatives.

The Block has collected all of our original research and analysis for the month of May 2019 in a single, downloadable PDF. Annual Genesis Members of The Block can access the report for free as part of their membership. Monthly Genesis Members and non-members may purchase the report without an Annual Genesis Membership below.