AladdinDAO is a group of “DeFi experts” that identifies promising projects while benefiting from their liquidity mining programs. The idea is that collective DeFi thinking is superior to individual thinking. Members that positively contribute are rewarded while those that don’t are eventually removed from membership. The long term vision is to build a decentralized investment engine to harness the wisdom of the crypto crowd.

The concept of DeFi let alone cryptocurrencies is still new to many people. Information is fragmented and noisy across various outlets by speculators and influencers. As a result, the community constantly gets hacked and falls victim to rugpulls. However, those that are more involved in this space have asymmetric information…

The Orca Protocol aims to provide DAO specific tools (aka DAO stack) to help them scale, organize and address on-chain governance issues without compromising decentralization.

The protocol aims to build governance around people based on their expertise (motivated actors) instead of their token holdings, allowing for a more modular approach.

An ideal governance model should maximize meaningful participation without sacrificing the organization’s efficiency. …

Banks are currently on the vanguard but with the capital markets warming up to the concept of decentralized finance who knows if that will continue into the near future?

Regulators have been holding back on providing additional clarity around cryptocurrencies which have allowed finance disruptors to gain more than they can lose while the opposite being true for established banks; reputation is everything. Banks are at new heights of anxiety as demonstrated by JP Morgan CEO. The CEO offering…

Joe Biden’s landmark 1.2 trillion-dollar infrastructure deal has polarized American politics, sparking contentious debate surrounding fiscal responsibility, quality of life, and employment. In recent weeks, an update to the bill regarding cryptocurrency taxation has ignited the cryptocurrency community, slowing down the U.S. Senate’s finalization of the bill. The alteration has potential to change the decentralized aspect of the crypto community and DeFi.

Within the Biden Administration’s infrastructure bill, a novel cryptocurrency tax provision has been at the center of controversy. In order to fund the trillions of dollars of spending outlined in the bill, a new amendment seeks to raise 28 billion dollars from cryptocurrency taxation with tighter compliance regulation. The new…

Wealthfront, a top robo-advisor, is providing its clients exposure and access to Grayscale Bitcoin Trust (GBTC) and Grayscale Ethereum Trust (ETHE).

This will allow their 450,000+ clients to capture the additive benefits of unsystematic risk in their traditional portfolio’s. Concentrated systematic risk is real as we see falling revenues and unsustainable increase in global debt, which may be absorbed only by inflation, high taxes or even default. Exposure to these digital…

Warren, a Democrat who chairs the Senate Banking Committee’s subcommittee on Economic Policy warned of the growing risks posed to consumers and financial markets by “highly opaque and volatile” cryptocurrency market at a recent Senate Finance committee.

“While demand for cryptocurrencies and the use of cryptocurrency exchanges have sky-rocketed, the lack of common-sense regulations has left ordinary investors at the mercy of manipulators and fraudsters. These regulatory gaps endanger consumers and investors and undermine the safety of our financial markets. The SEC must use its full authority…

Renowned hedge fund Soros Fund is set to invest in Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies.

According to TheStreet, “Soros Fund Management in recent weeks gave the internal green light to actively trade Bitcoin and perhaps other cryptocurrencies, according to two people with knowledge of the matter.”

Founded by billionaire investor George Soros, the Soros Fund is one of the largest funds in the world, holding…

James Chung

Founder and Contributor @DigitalBankr. I write exclusive research, analysis and market news on all things blockchain, including crypto-assets.

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