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The Dust is Settling in the Cryptocurrency Market
By: Frank Downing, Yassine Elmandjra, David Puell
The Dust is Settling in the Cryptocurrency Market

The Dust is Settling in the Cryptocurrency Market

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Today, ARK analysts Frank Downing and Yassine Elmandjra and research associate David Puell join the For Your Innovation podcast to provide an update on the cryptocurrency market. Tuning in, you’ll hear all about what the last three months have meant for cryptocurrency, what led to Three Arrows filing for bankruptcy, where we are in the broader cost basis of the market, the state of the current decentralized finance (DeFi) infrastructure, and the biggest learnings from this turmoil. We also discuss how we believe all of this might play out for Ether, the path to recovery, the implications of the security regulation uncertainty of Coinbase, and the Tornado Cash incident. We even give you ARK’s market analysis of the broader price action featured in The Bitcoin Monthly! Be sure to subscribe to the Bitcoin Monthly, here.

Key Points From This Episode:

  • What the last three months have meant for cryptocurrency.
  • What led to Three Arrows filing for bankruptcy.
  • A market analysis of the broader price action that was featured in July’s edition of The Bitcoin Monthly.
  • ARK’s view of where we are in the broader cost basis of the market.
  • ARK’s conclusions from this turmoil and the state of the current DeFi infrastructure.
  • How all of this might play out for Ether in the short and mid-term future.
  • ARK’s metrics showing that the path to recovery could be well on its way.
  • The recent security regulation and uncertainty around some of Coinbase’s listings.
  • The Tornado Cash incident and its implications.


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