Crypto Pepes: What does the frog meme?

When BarnBridge founder Tyler Ward decided to change his profile pic a few weeks ago, he inadvertently created a Pepe the Frog NFT meme craze embraced by celebrities and the DeFi community that was on track to reap more than $60 million in sales on the OpenSea auction platform. Then the wheels fell off rather […]

Square’s $297M stake in Tidal could unlock DLT features, analyst says

Square’s majority stake in Jay-Z’s streaming service Tidal will potentially help artists grow their fan bases using blockchain technology, a Gartner analyst said. Square’s majority stake in Jay-Z’s streaming service Tidal could potentially result in some blockchain-related functionalities on the platform, according to one analyst. Avivah Litan, a technology analyst at consulting company Gartner, suggested […]

‘The Fed Is Trapped’- Erratic Bond Markets, Exhausted Supplies, Analyst Says Tsunami of Treasury Issuances Underway

The U.S. Federal Reserve is in a predicament as fiscal deficits erode the American economy and the nation is seeing a spike in benchmark 10-year Treasury yields. Meanwhile, Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell expressed zero worries about inflation during an interview at a Wall Street Journal Jobs Summit on Thursday. Powell didn’t explain when the […]

Major Ethereum gas fee overhaul EIP-1559 scheduled for July

Users and investors delight as EIP-1559 is scheduled for July, but ETH miners are less than thrilled. A hotly awaited upgrade to the Ethereum network that may result in ETH becoming a deflationary asset is now scheduled for the “London” hard fork in July.  Ethereum lead developer Tim Beiko previously teased that the decision would […]

GameStop tale exposes regulatory paternalism and DeFi’s true value

GameStop brings forward the prospect of a paradigm shift that challenges existing regulations: decentralization. Though seemingly coming from nowhere for many, the themes behind the Reddit-fueled r/Wallstreetbets pump of GameStop feel familiar. Watching it unfold, I tried to figure out just why it had captured my interest to such a degree, and, to me, it was a […]