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Coinstack - For Smart Crypto Investors - Bitcoin, Ethereum, DeFi & The Future of Money

Coinstack - For Smart Crypto Investors - Bitcoin, Ethereum, DeFi & The Future of Money

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A weekly podcast on Bitcoin, Ethereum, DeFi, Web 3.0, and The Future of Money by Ryan Allis and Mike Gavela. Includes analysis of the technological and macro trends for the smart and savvy crypto investor. Subscribe to our newsletter at coinstack.substack.com and also join our free Telegram group at www.t.me/thecoinstack.
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Crypto for Financial Advisors
In this deep dive, we share what every financial advisor should know about digital asset investing going into 2022.
18:07
November 26, 2021
This Week in Crypto: (Bitcoin City, Binance L2 Integration, $4B Crypto Seized by the IRS)
This week we talk about El Savaldor's Bitcoin City as well as Binance integrating Arbitrum into their exchange and the IRS seizing $4B worth of crypto this year.
25:09
November 26, 2021
This Week in Crypto- (Biden Signs Infrastructure Bill, Barbados To Establish a Virtual Embassy, VanEck’s ETF Rejected)
This week, we talk about President Biden signing the infrastructure bill and the US senators seeking to repeal the crypto aspects of the bill. We also summarize and highlight the most important crypto news, stats, and reports.
22:58
November 18, 2021
Celo Deep Dive: The 4th Fastest Growing DeFi Blockchain
A deep dive into Celo, the fast growing DeFi blockchain on a mission to provide financial services to the world. Now growing faster than all major L1s other than Avalanche, Fantom, and Solana.
18:43
November 18, 2021
Fantom Deep Dive: The Supercharged Ethereum
This week we take a deep dive into Fantom, the fastest growing blockchain in DeFi over the last two months showing a 350% increase in Market Cap and 578% growth in TVL.
21:50
November 11, 2021
Latest Market Forecast: A Cycle Top in Q1 2022? & This Week in Crypto
This week Coinstack's founder Ryan Allis shares his Latest Crypto Market Forecast and we summarize the most important crypto news, stats, and reports from the last week.
25:15
November 11, 2021
Crypto Hedge Funds - An Ecosystem Map
In this deep dive, we take a look at the existing players in the Crypto ecosystem. What their roles are, and how to invest with the right firm as well as the appropriate time to invest depending on where we are in the crypto market cycle. 
21:16
November 4, 2021
This Week in Crypto- (ETH CME Futures Announcement, FATF Guidance Report, Facebook, "Meta" Rebranding)
This week, we talk about ETH's on-chain activity milestones as well as the major government reports that were released. We also summarize and highlight the most important crypto news, stats, and reports.
30:47
November 4, 2021
Nexus Mutual DeFi Insurance Deep Dive
In this deep dive, we take a look at Nexus Mutual’s founder, the protocol, and its tokenomics to see if the fundamentals of the product align with its valuation and growth potential.
22:45
October 28, 2021
This Week in Crypto- (SEC Stablecoin Regulation, Mastercard Offering Crypto Services, Houston Pension Buys Crypto)
This week, we talk about the incoming regulation here in the US as well as some on-chain metrics we see that lead to a strong Q4. We also summarize and highlight the most important crypto news, stats, and reports.
25:49
October 28, 2021
BTC ETF Deep Dive
In this episode, we deep dive into what makes the BTC ETF so unique and what that means for the cryptomarket in Q4.
18:41
October 21, 2021
This Week in Crypto- (BTC New ATHs, ETH Difficulty Bomb Delayed, Tether $42.5M Fines)
🎧 New Podcast Episode: This Week in Crypto- (BTC New ATHs, ETH Difficulty) This week, we talk about Bitcoin which has surpassed $66k for the first time ever. We also summarize and highlight the most important crypto news, stats, and reports.
24:39
October 21, 2021
This Week in Crypto- (Binance Dedicates Another $1B to BSC, Texas Democratic Party Leverages NFTs, and ETH Devs Delay Difficulty Bomb)
This week, we talk about the Terra blockchain, the fourth largest DeFi blockchain and highlight the most important crypto news and stats of the week. We also highlight the top reports from Arcane Research, a16z and Pantera Capital!
22:15
October 14, 2021
Terra Deep Dive
In this episode, we deep dive into what makes Terra so unique by looking into its founders, tokenomics, and the DeFi applications we recommend worth looking at on the protocol.
20:34
October 14, 2021
Avalanche Deep Dive
In this episode, we deep dive into what makes Avalanche so unique by looking into its core elements, subnet capabilities, and the DeFi applications we recommend worth looking at on the protocol.
27:46
October 7, 2021
This Week in Crypto- (SEC Won't Ban Crypto, Grayscale Adds Solana, Coinbase Gets Hacked)
This week we talk about the rapid rise of Avalanche into the fastest-growing major blockchain in DeFi. We also highlight the most important news and highlights from the top reports in our industry, as Bitcoin passes $54k and ETH passes $3600.
21:38
October 7, 2021
DeFi & The Future of Finance - The Winning Blockchains & Dapps - With Ryan Allis
In this podcast explain we why Decentralized Finance, or DeFi, is making the old financial system more efficient and secure through code -- while reducing costs and expanding access. We also talk about Ethereum, Binance Smart Chain, Solana, Terra, Polygon, Avalanche, Fantom, Waves, Huobi Eco Chain, Celo, Arbitrum, and Bitcoin. DeFi uses blockchains, smart contracts, price oracles, AMMs, and open source code to allocate and store capital more efficiently and securely than traditional markets. Instead of needing to trust a large institution, decentralized blockchains, validated by thousands of distributed node operators, offer better security and speed than the legacy system, with much of its legal structuring dating back to the 1930s and 1940s and much of its code written in the 1970s and 1980s. Legacy markets are centralized, opaque, and are open less than 35 hours per week. Blockchain-based markets are available continuously, trade 24/7/365, are transparent and interoperable, and their contracts are smart -- built with code instead of words. Filing cabinets and terabytes of Docusign repositories are being replaced by Github, the world’s open-source code repository. Even governments are getting on board with China, Europe, the USA, the UK, Nigeria, and many others actively launching blockchain-based Central Bank Digital Currencies (CBDC). Welcome to the era of programmable money. Read more at: https://coinstack.substack.com/p/defi-and-the-future-of-finance-part-7eb
17:15
September 30, 2021
This Week in Crypto- (Bitfinex's $23.7M ETH Fee, Cardano's $100M INvestment in DeFi, Arca Labs Tokenized US Treasury Fund)
The top crypto news, reports, stats of the week and give our latest crypto forecast. A macro, mid-macro, and short term forecast for the crypto market as well as a deep dive on a few reports by The Bank for International Settlements (BIS) and a new report by Chainalysis showing Europe becoming the largest crypto economy with over $1T In transactions in DeFi.
12:44
September 30, 2021
This Week in Crypto- (Gensler Responds to Coinbase Allegations, UAE Regulators Approve Crypto Trading in Dubai, BlockFi Answers NJ Cease-and-Desist)
The top crypto news, reports, stats of the week and give our latest crypto forecast. The selloff in equities from China’s Evergrande crisis took the crypto market down with it temporarily, testing floor prices for BTC ($40k) and ETH ($3k), which have since rebounded. Once September options contracts expire on Friday, we are expecting a nice rebound into October. Based on on-chain analytics, TVL trends in DeFi, and the amount of capital coming into the space from institutional investors, crypto markets appear headed toward new all-time highs. We expect to see new all-time highs this Fall for both Bitcoin and Ethereum. While things could always change, we expect to see $80k+ BTC and $6k+ ETH by the end of 2021.
19:04
September 24, 2021
Solana Deep Dive
In this episode, we take an in-depth look at the recent blackout, tech, team, and values of the Solana protocol and its Dapp ecosystem.
24:03
September 16, 2021
This Week in Crypto- (Crypto Flash Crash Wipes Out $400B, BTC Becomes Legal Tender, and SEC Drama Continues)
The top crypto news, reports, and stats of the week. We also cover our latest crypto forecast with the next 100 days to be exceptionally active. Based on on-chain analytics and the amount of capital coming into the space from institutional investors, crypto markets appear headed toward a double market peak as we first predicted July 5. We expect to see new all-time highs in October or November for both Bitcoin and Ethereum. While things could always change, we expect to see $80k+ BTC and $6k+ ETH by the end of 2021.
23:43
September 9, 2021
Joining a Crypto Quant Fund 📈- Our Strategies & The Story
Coinstack founder Ryan Allis talks about his experience becoming a Managing Partner of HeartRithm, an algorithmic crypto quant fund with Assets Under Management in the top 10% of crypto funds. For three years now, their crypto strategies have generated exceptional returns without a single down month by using a combination of algorithmic trading, margin lending, DeFi yield farming, and market-neutral hedged liquidity pools.  On the team they have a Cognitive Science Ph.D, world class engineers from Google, Airbnb, and Citadel, and an operations team from top venture funds. HeartRithm is on track to put 50% of their performance fees into social impact projects -- as part of building a crypto quant fund that does good in the world -- and brings millions of dollars per year into social impact grants. They are building a brilliant regenerative engine for social transformation that turns code into money -- and money into good -- while generating exceptional returns. HeartRithm is Hiring Smart Contract Developers, Data Scientists, and a COO/CFO with Hedge Fund Experience The HeartRithm team is actively hiring python engineers, data scientists, smart contract developers as well as a COO/CFO with hedge fund experience. HeartRithm is a remote-first team, with team members in the USA and Europe and a hub in Boulder, Colorado -- and frequent team retreats. If you are interested in joining a heart-centered and top performing crypto quant fund, send an email with your CV to me at ryan@heartrithm.com. Want to Learn More About HeartRithm? If you are interested in learning more about HeartRithm just email ryan@heartrithm.com or reach out to Ryan Allis on Telegram.
16:43
September 7, 2021
This Week in Crypto- (SEC Signs 1-Year Deal With Blockchain Surveillance Firm, Cuba To Formally Recognize and Regulate Crypto , and much more.)
Coinstack's This Week in Crypto: 🗞️ Top Weekly News 💵 Weekly Fundraises 📊 Key Stats 📝 Report Highlights 📈 Top 10 Performers 🎧 Best Podcasts In this week's episode, we review the top crypto news, reports, and stats of the week. SEC Signing a 1-Year Deal With Blockchain Surveillance Firm. Biden's Administration Pushes for 'Last-Minute' Crypto Additions in Infra Bill. US Federal Reserve To Keep Quantitative Easing Loose. MetaMask Hit 10M Monthly users in July and so much more.  Learn more by listening and reading our full weekly newsletter at https://coinstack.substack.com/p/joining-a-crypto-quant-fund Join our Telegram group at t.me/thecoinstack. Thanks for sharing the Coinstack podcast and community with your friends!
19:26
September 3, 2021
This Week in Crypto - (Coinbase invests $500M in crypto, Visa buys its first CryptoPunk, and much more.)
Coinstack's This Week in Crypto: 🗞️ Top Weekly News 💵 Weekly Fundraises 📊 Key Stats 📝 Report Highlights 📈 Top 10 Performers 🎧 Best Podcasts The top crypto news, reports, and stats of the week. We also cover our latest Bitcoin forecast. We are now in the last 4-6 months of the bull market. Based on on-chain analytics and the amount of capital coming into the space from institutional investors, crypto markets are headed toward a double market peak as we first predicted July 5. We expect to see new all-time high during Fall 2021 for both Bitcoin and Ethereum. While things could change, we expect to see $80k+ BTC and $6k+ ETH by the end of 2021, driving major increases in most other L1 and DeFi valuations. Learn more by listening and reading our full weekly newsletter at https://coinstack.substack.com/ Join our Telegram group at t.me/thecoinstack. Thanks for sharing the Coinstack podcast and community with your friends!
17:19
August 26, 2021
On-Chain Analysis - How It Works & Bitcoin & Ethereum Price Forecast With Mike Gavela
In this episode we interview Mike Gavela, an on-chain analyst who focuses on Bitcoin and Ethereum. We explain what on-chain analysis is, how on-chain analysis works, how to predict short and medium-term price movements using on-chain analysis, and the best tools in the space like Glassnode, TokenTerminal, and Dune Analytics. We also discuss our market forecast for where the price of Bitcoin and Ethereum will reach in the current cycle. Mike is confident we will pass $100k BTC and $5k ETH in this cycle based on the on-chain data, market cycle lengthening, and the amount of capital coming into the space. Mike also introduces us to three of his favorite metrics Realized Price, NUPL and SOPR. In addition to Bitcoin and Ethereum we also discuss Solana and Polkadot.  Read our weekly newsletter at coinstack.substack.com and join our telegram group at t.me/thecoinstack.
26:17
August 20, 2021
This Week in Crypto (BTC & ETH Forecast, Top News, Fundraises, Stats, & Reports)
Coinstack's This Week in Crypto: 🗞️ Top Weekly News 💵 Weekly Fundraises 📊 Key Stats 📝 Report Highlights 📈 Top 10 Performers 🎧 Best Podcasts The top crypto news, reports, and stats of the week. We also introduce Coinstack analyst Mike Gavela on the show for the first time. We also cover our latest Bitcoin forecast. Based on on-chain analytics and the amount of capital coming into the space from institutional investors, crypto markets appear headed toward a double market peak as we first predicted July 5. We expect to see new all-time high during Fall 2021 for both Bitcoin and Ethereum. While things could always change, we expect to see $80k+ BTC and $6k+ ETH by the end of 2021. The bulls are definitely back -- with ETH up 50%+ from it's early July lows. In this episode we talk about Bitcoin, Ethereum, Solana, and more. Learn more by listening and reading our full weekly newsletter at https://coinstack.substack.com/p/this-week-in-crypto-478 Join our Telegram group at t.me/thecoinstack. Thanks for sharing the Coinstack podcast and community with your friends!
36:36
August 19, 2021
This Week in Crypto (Axie, Binance, CryptoPunks, Regulation, EIP-1559 Goes Live)
The bulls seems to be back with Ether (ETH) up 19% in the last week as we prepare for the big launch of EIP-1559 on Thursday morning. In this week's episode we talk about Binance's new lower withdrawal limits, the resurgence of Crypto Punks sales including a $5.4 million sale this week, new proposed U.S. regulations from SEC Chair Gary Gensler, all of the big crypto fundraises, and the top performers like Axie which is up 446% in the last month. We also cover our latest Bitcoin forecast. We remain in the Summer Doldrums in between an expected double market peak.  We expect another month of sideways to slightly up consolidation in the Bitcoin price within the $30k to $42k band until a breakout sometime in September. We expect to see new all-time highs by Fall 2021, reaching $80k+ BTC by End of 2021. Learn more by listening and reading our full weekly newsletter at https://coinstack.substack.com/p/this-week-in-crypto-axie-binance. Coinstack's This Week in Crypto: 🗞️ Weekly News 💵 Weekly Fundraises 📈 Top 10 Performers 🎧 Best Podcasts This Week 📊 Stats of the Week 📝 Report Highlights Join our Telegram group at t.me/thecoinstack. Thanks for sharing the Coinstack podcast and community with your friends. =======================
25:32
August 5, 2021
Ethereum: The World's Most Used Blockchain
Ethereum: 1. Settles more daily value than Bitcoin ($22B vs. $6B) 2. Has much higher daily revenues than Bitcoin ($7M vs. $500k) 3. Has way more apps with $1B in TVL than Bitcoin (13 vs. 0) And now with the launch of EIP-1559 it will begin to reduce its supply by using its transaction fees to burn Ether.  In early 2022 it will move to a Proof of Stake (PoS) network and will begin to have a deflationary supply -- meaning that its supply will be going down every year -- while Bitcoin's supply will continue to go up until 2140.  In this podcast we update you on what's happening with Ethereum and its native currency Ether (ETH). Ready more at coinstack.substack.com
17:11
July 30, 2021
Are the Bitcoin & Ethereum Bulls Coming Back?
it looks like the bulls are returning as Bitcoin has had its first daily close above its 200 day MA and grew in price from $29k to $39k (+33% in the last seven days)... but will it be a temporary bump or the start of a sustained rally toward the expected Fall 2021 Double Peak? In this episode we share the weekly crypto news, talk about BTC nearing $40k and Ether passing $2400, share the top fundraises of the week, and talk about family offices and institutions getting more exposure into digital assets. It’s exciting times in the world of Ethereum with the network’s much anticipated EIP-1559 set to go live next week on August 4, 2021. We also mention Fireblocks, Genesis Digital, Eco, Amazon hiring for a blockchain role, the Bitcoin Short Squeeze, Binance and FTX leverage reductions, BlockFi's future IPO plans, Nigeria's CBDC plans, and The Delphi Podcast with Santiago Santos from Parafi Capital. Read this week's newsletter here: https://coinstack.substack.com/p/are-the-crypto-bulls-back
15:56
July 30, 2021
The Future of Money: Stablecoins & Central Bank Digital Currencies
This episode of Coinstack reviews the private stablecoin market for both centralized stablecoins like USDT and USDC as well as decentralized stablecoins like Dai and UST -- and the potential for China, the USA, and Europe to develop Central Bank Digital Currencies (CBDCs). We talk about the regulatory environment, the Presidential Working Group on Financial Markets and their meeting earlier this week on Stablecoins -- and how a public-private partnership is being formed that has the chance to put the USA ahead of China on the path to a digital dollar. We also talk about stablecoin reserves. Did you know that USDC has 73% of its reserves held in cash, cash equivalents and U.S. Treasuries, while USDT has just 26%? This safer reserve practice, has in part, led to Circle's USDC rise in the stablecoin market the last year -- going from 10% to 20% market share. USDT (Tether) remains the leader with 60% market share, but how long will that last? Learn what you need to know about digital currency and the future of money -- as together we build a global financial system that works for everyone this decade.
22:35
July 24, 2021
This Week in Crypto (SpaceX, Stablecoins, CBDCs, Digital Euro, EIP-1559, Uniswap, Inflation, FTX, Revolut, OpenSea)
Each week at Coinstack we spend 20-25 hours listening to ALL the crypto podcasts, reading all the newsletters, and reading all the reports... And then we summarize it for you in a weekly 15 minute podcast and 15 page newsletter at Coinstack.Substack.com. So now you can get all the key crypto insights in one information dense podcast and newsletter. Listen now to get the crypto download to stay up-to-date on the space as we build the future of global finance and the future of money. This week we talk about: Elon Musk, SpaceX, Stablecoins, USDC, USDT, CBDCs, Digital Euro, the EIP-1559 launch, Proof of Stake, Uniswap, Inflation, FTX, Revolut, OpenSea, Messari's Q2 2021 DeFi Report, crypto venture capital, and the Securities Clarity Act (SCA).
14:24
July 23, 2021
The Decade of DeFi: What You Need to Know (Uniswap, Maker, Aave, Compound, and Sushi & Institutional DeFi)
Are you invested into DeFi yet? Well, you should be. In this week's episode we talk about how the 2020s is the decade of Decentralized Finance. Host Ryan Allis introduces the UMACS trade -- investing in Uniswap, Maker, Aave, Compound, and Sushi and also discusses new Institutional DeFi offerings from Aave and Compound that will bring trillions of dollars of additional capital from hedge funds, pension funds, sovereign wealth funds, and corporates into DeFi in a safe manner. The holy grail of safe, predictable yield for corporate treasuries is here via KYC'd DeFI -- and this is likely to bring a lot of opportunity for DeFi investors. If you want to understand the future of global finance (and how you can invest in it today), listen to this week's episode. ===== For more analysis on the future of money see our newsletter at coinstack.substack.com Telegram group: t.me/thecoinstack =====
32:22
July 15, 2021
Will the Crypto Bull Market Come Back? We Think So.
In this episode host Ryan Allis reads and comments on three recent posts from well-known crypto analysts Willy Woo, Lark Davis, and Ryan Selkis. Together, they lay out a clear, cogent, and very bullish case on prospects for Bitcoin, Ethereum, DeFi, and crypto markets in both the 2nd Half of 2021 and throughout the 2020s. ====== Subscribe to our newsletter at: http://coinstack.substack.com Join our Telegram Group: t.me/thecoinstack Links mentioned: Willy Woo's Substack Lark Davis' Wealth Mastery Messari
19:34
July 6, 2021
Double Peak Theory & Our Dec 2021 Bitcoin & Ethereum Forecast
The trillion dollar question is whether there will be a second peak for crypto markets later in 2021. We think so. In this issue we introduce Double Peak Theory and the on-chain signals that show we have likely bottomed and are on our way up to new All Time Highs (ATHs) in 2021. Double Peak Theory states that just like Bitcoin in 2013 and Ethereum in 2013, we will see a second peak in the Fall AFTER a temporary 50%+ pullback mid-year. But what could these new highs be? We are forecasting Bitcoin (BTC) will pass $100k by the end of 2021 and Ether (ETH) will reach $7k+.  Listen to understand why we expect to see a massive Fall 2021 in crypto -- and the drivers of this big move.  Since the June 26 bottom that we called, BTC is up 14% from $30,184 to $34,294 and ETH is up 32% from $1719 to $2275. We’re not fully out of the woods yet, but now is the time to invest. ==== Subscribe to our free newsletter for smart crypto investors at coinstack.substack.com Join our Telegram Channel at t.me/thecoinstack
25:30
July 5, 2021
Crypto: Explain It Like I'm 5 (Part 3 - DeFi, NFTs, DAOs, & Tokens)
This is part 3 of the the "Crypto Explain It Like I'm 5" by Ryan Allis. Part three is about Decentralized Finance (DeFI) and other important basics like NFTs, tokens, DAOs, staking, memes, oracles, crypto taxes, and how to earn a return on your crypto. CRYPTO - EXPLAIN IT LIKE I'M 5 (ELI5) PART 1 - BITCOIN, CRYPTOGRAPHY, & BLOCKCHAINS PART 2 - ETHEREUM & SMART CONTRACTS PART 3 - DECENTRALIZED FINANCE, NFTs, DAOs, & TOKENS Give it a listen and share it with your friends who are newbies in the crypto field. Check out the last three days for part 1 and 2. You can also read the original Crypto ELI5 article at: https://coinstack.substack.com/p/crypto-explain-it-like-im-5 And join our free Telegram group at: http://t.me/thecoinstack
22:46
July 1, 2021
Crypto: Explain It Like I'm 5 (Part 2 - Ethereum, Smart Contracts, Stablecoins, Exchanges, and Wallets)
This is part 2 of the the Crypto ELI5. Part two is about Ethereum, smart contracts, wallets, stablecoins, and exchanges. CRYPTO - EXPLAIN IT LIKE I'M 5 PART 1 - BITCOIN, CRYPTOGRAPHY, & BLOCKCHAINS PART 2 - ETHEREUM & SMART CONTRACTS PART 3 - DECENTRALIZED FINANCE & OTHER IMPORTANT BASICS Give it a listen and share it with your friends who are newbies in the crypto field. You can also read the original Crypto ELI5 article at: https://coinstack.substack.com/p/crypto-explain-it-like-im-5 And join our free Telegram group at: http://t.me/thecoinstack
10:32
June 30, 2021
Crypto: Explain It Like I'm 5 (Part 1 - Bitcoin, Cryptography, & Blockchains)
ELI5 stands for “explain like I'm 5.” When people use it on Twitter or Reddit, it means asking others to explain a complex topic simply. We've created this “Crypto ELI5” in order to help anyone understand the basics of crypto, become a better crypto investor, and be able to understand how cryptographically-secured decentralized blockchain applications are changing the world. This is part 1 of 3. Parts 2 and 3 will be posted over the next couple days. CRYPTO - EXPLAIN IT LIKE I'M 5 PART 1 - BITCOIN, CRYPTOGRAPHY, & BLOCKCHAINS PART 2 - ETHEREUM & SMART CONTRACTS PART 3 - DECENTRALIZED FINANCE & OTHER IMPORTANT BASICS Give it a listen and share it with your friends who are learning. You can also read the original article at: https://coinstack.substack.com/p/crypto-explain-it-like-im-5 And join our free Telegram group at: http://t.me/thecoinstack
25:37
June 30, 2021
Why A16Z's $2.2B Crypto Fund is a Bigger Deal Than Most People Think
Most people think Andreessen Horowitz' huge new $2.2B crypto fund is important because of the eye popping amount raised. But it's not just about more dollars for their crypto portfolio -- it's ALSO about creating a "Regulatory Superteam" who can help lay the foundation for clarity in blockchain regulations within the United States. Yes, A16Z is like the Brooklyn Nets -- but for crypto. At least when Durant, Harden, and Irving are all healthy. Last Thursday, A16Z announced not only the largest crypto fund in venture capital history but also the additions of Dr. Tomicah Tilleman, a former advisor to President Biden and Hillary Clinton, and Bill Hinman, the former Director of the Securities and Exchange Commission’s Division of Corporation Finance. Their task ahead -- work with regulators like Gary Gensler at the SEC to create a clear framework that enables innovation within decentralized crytographically-secured blockchains to thrive as we lead in building a new global financial system based on smart contracts -- while getting rid of the scams that give crypto a bad name. With China giving up its leadership role in crypto the last month -- it's time for the USA to take the lead. And the public-private partnerships forged by thoughtful and long-term focused industry participants like A16Z can be critical in making the USA a leader in this new epoch of computing. ======== Read more in this week's newsletter: https://coinstack.substack.com/ Telegram Group: http://t.me/thecoinstack
12:40
June 29, 2021
Are We Near The Bottom for Bitcoin & Ethereum? We Think So.
Crypto markets have been crashing the last two months. Bitcoin (BTC) is down from $64k to $30k since April 14, 2021, driven by China's ban and the need to increase renewable energy usage. Ether (ETH) has crashed even more, from $4300 to $1900.  And other top cryptoassets like Polkadot and Solana are more than 60% off their peaks. Everything's on sale. So, are we at the bottom? Can we go down further? And will we have a double peak in 2021 like we saw in 2013. In this episode, we talk about where we think the bottom is, when we'll get there, and 10 reasons we think we'll be heading back up in crypto markets later this Summer. ==== For more see our newsletter at coinstack.substack.com and join our Telegram group at t.me/thecoinstack Coinstack -- for the smart crypto investor.
29:18
June 24, 2021
Algotrading Crypto in Sideways Markets
This episode covers how to earn returns from algorithmic crypto trading in sideways markets. We also review the weekly crypto news, talk about the best and worst performing investments of the last 30 days, and look at the old world of TradFi vs. the new world of DeFi. In This Week’s Episode of Coinstack... The Weekly Crypto News Roundup Earning Returns from Algorithmic Trading in Sideways Markets Best & Worst Crypto Investments - Last 30 Days Introducing the Ethereum Transaction Value Model (TVM) Seven Key Crypto Stats We’re Following The Old vs. The New (TradFi vs. DeFi) ================= Coinstack Newsletter - coinstack.substack.com Coinstack Telegram Channel - t.me/thecoinstack Crypto mentioned this week: Bitcoin, Ethereum, Polygon, 1INCH, Bancor, Curve, Internet Computer Protocol, Titan, Iron Finance, Uniswap, Theta Fuel, Amp, Quant, XinFin Network, Theta, Mdex, Binance Coin, BlockV, Synthetix, DigitByte, Klatyn, Qtum, Ontology, Compound, Avalanche, NEM, Polymath, Nexus Mutual, Enzyme, Celo, Stellar, Filecoin, Arweave, USDC Companies mentioned: Zignaly, Shrimpy, Messari, Glassnode, Binance, FTX, INX, Metamask, Argent, Nexo, BlockFi, Revolut, Zerion, Blockfolio, Dharma, Strike, Bitpay, Nifty Gateway, NBA Top Shots, Dapper Labs, Circle, Delphi Research
23:29
June 22, 2021