Ethereum 2.0 Staking Contract Continues to Grow

Ethereum 2.0 is the next evolutionary phase of the Ethereum blockchain. It will mark the transition from proof-of-work algorithm to proof-of-stake. In the process, the Ethereum 2.0 Staking Contract recently reached an all-time high of 3.6 million ETH – over 3% of the total supply. Glassnode is reporting that at its current price of approximately $1’631, the […]

First Chinese company invests in Bitcoin and Ethereum

The Chinese technology company Meitu purchased millions of dollars of Bitcoin (BTC) and Ether (ETH) from its corporate reserves. Interestingly they allocated more money towards Ether ($25.75M) than Bitcoin ($19M). Meitu is the first major company to do so. The Chinese company recently announced a purchase of 15’000 Ether (ETH) and more than 379 Bitcoin (BTC). This […]

Oracles – The Internet of Blockchains

We discuss how blockchains’ inherent inability to connect to the real world limits their use and how oracles provide the solution by acting as middleware to their connection to the world. “The oracle problem” will be a central part of the analysis as well some of the leading projects. We find that oracles are pervasive […]

January Highlights in the Crypto Industry

A monthly review of what’s happening in the crypto markets enriched with institutional research on key industry topics in collaboration with Swiss digital asset specialist, 21Shares AG. The first month of the year 2021 was filled with unforgettable events, which set the tone for the year’s remainder. It would be an understatement to say that […]

Ethereum (ETH) at the all-time high of 2018

Ethereum (ETH), the second-largest cryptocurrency by market capitalization, touched the all-time high last reached in 2018 on some exchanges before a correction occurred.  Time for a brief overview of the latest developments. While Bitcoin (BTC) has been in price discovery beyond its 2017 all-time high since December, Ether (ETH) has not yet been able to […]

DeFi: What happens when the music stops?

DeFi has significantly improved token design and distribution compared to the ICO era. Still, the current yield farming trend does not seem sustainable. It’s likely that only bigger protocols, which have added value and have defensibility, will survive in the long term. While not yet complete, this year can already be classified as unexpected and […]

Uniswap “Stimulus Check” for DeFi users

Uniswap, currently the largest decentralized exchange, launched its “UNI” token last week. They celebrated this by granting 400 tokens to each user – nearly 3’000 US dollars for a short period of time. We explain the latest events concerning Uniswap and its competitor, SushiSwap. Decentralized Exchanges (DEX), together with the DeFi space, have recently experienced an incredible […]