Galaxy Digital, which has surged since the beginning of the year, is down 14.65%. Its CEO, billionaire Mike Novogratz, said on CNBC that the market was showing signs of "capitulation."
It's not clear exactly what's behind the market turmoil, but several traders have told The Block that derivatives traders offshore were positioned to heavily short gamma—meaning sell to hedge—at the $40,000 price level, exacerbating the market sell-off.
In a note to counter-parties, Genesis Global Trading attributed the decline to "forced liquidations/leveraged close outs."
The Block Research was commissioned by Algorand to create Layer-1 Platforms: A Framework for comparison, which provides a “look under the hood” at seven platforms: Algorand, Avalanche, Binance Smart Chain, Cosmos, Ethereum/Ethereum 2.0, Polkadot, and Solana.
We assess their technical design, related ecosystem data, and qualitative factors such as key ecosystem members to get an understanding of how they differ. Having done this analysis, we draw some insights for what the future of the broader smart contract landscape could look like for years to come.