This is an excerpt from our May Market Outlook.

There have been four major cryptoasset bull market cycles: 2011, 2013, 2017, and the present one.

As a company that has been operating in the crypto space since 2011, we’ve been around the block (har) long enough to note some familiar occurrences in each of these crypto cycles.

For example, during periods of heightened price volatility and media attention team members will often receive calls from family and friends — some of whom we haven’t heard from in quite some time — about this or that coin that is making news for its price performance.

Like Dogecoin.

May Market Outlook

As the cryptoasset space powers well past the $2 trillion market value level many are wondering how much longer and higher prices can go?

We continue to maintain an overall positive medium-term outlook for a number of reasons, including:

  • Macro: crypto is arguably the best positioned asset class given the current fiscal and monetary environment
  • Wall St: many institutions are still in the early stages of making available cryptoasset products and services to their customers
  • Regulation: positive catalysts such as an SEC approved bitcoin ETF are still on the horizon, while continued progress is seen locally in jurisdictions like Wyoming…

For those of you who have been banging down our doors with excitement about Dogecoin, we have our response: Fine, we’ll add it! No this is not a joke.

There are so many things to say about Dogecoin, but we’ll keep this brief. While it was launched as a joke (based on a meme), it was built on crypto primitives that are ironically more predictable and transparent than fiat currency like the US Dollar. It’s experienced explosive growth in the wake of attention from celebrities, news media, and the internet.

It’s pretty amazing what can happen when you let people…

Happy Star Wars Day 🌒

If you think about it, the internet is kind of like the Outer Rim. The currencies have similarities. FIAT currencies in the real world are like Republic Credits while crypto currencies, quickly becoming the currency of the internet, are like the Outer Rim currencies. In The Phantom Menace, Watto tells Qui-Gon “Republic credits are no good here. I need something more real.”

You may be wondering, was the Outer Rim always using alternative currencies to the Galactic or Imperial Credit? The answer is no, not really. During the Galactic Republic era, the Galactic credit was…

April 2021 Newsletter

With a new round of bitcoin all-time highs and groundbreaking industry news, it’s safe to say that April proved to be another eventful month.

ICYMI: New assets available + New Names

Earlier this month, we were pleased to announce the addition of Polkadot (DOT), Aave, and Yearn.Finance to the Wallet and Exchange. Nearly two years ago, we announced an integration of Polkadot to help the acceleration and decentralization of the network. Today, Polkadot (DOT) is available in both the Wallet and Exchange. Aave and Yearn.Finance, which are already listed on the Exchange, are now both live in the Wallet. …

This week, popular educational resource, 99 Bitcoins, released a beginner’s guide to As the crypto community grows and adoption gains speed, educational resources like these are key to help usher in the next wave of crypto enthusiasts. We’re pleased to partner with 99 Bitcoins to make products even more accessible to newcomers. Wallet

The Blockchain Wallet is’s flagship feature. It’s available as a mobile app on iOS and Android, with a web wallet also available via your internet browser.

Here are some of its main features:

Main Wallet (Non-Custodial)’s primary feature is its non-custodial main wallet. The…

April Market Outlook

Crypto continues crossing the adoption chasm.

The ongoing Wall Street-Crypto convergence received a big boost with news in March that investment banks like Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley would be ramping up crypto product offerings, and Fidelity and other established firms filing bitcoin ETF applications.

We also saw the crypto and art world collide with a record setting $69 million non-fungible token digital art sale. The mainstream validation of use cases for crypto beyond its role as “digital gold” are incredibly valuable for educating the broader world on the wide range of ways that crypto is impacting the world.


March 2021 Newsletter

In crypto, one month can feel like an entire quarter — a lot happens. Which makes it that much more difficult to keep up with everything. That’s why we’re launching Chain of Events, a monthly newsletter blog and email. Stay up to date on all things crypto from your favorite crypto blog and directly in your inbox.

What can you expect? Each newsletter will cover:

  • ICYMI: a recap of product launches or company announcements
  • The Bottom Line: figures around cryptocurrencies and important stats from the market
  • Feature of the Month: an in depth look at a product feature
  • The…

What you need to know to file your crypto taxes with confidence

The US tax season is once again upon us and with all eyes on bitcoin, it’s more important than ever to file your taxes correctly. If you bought, sold, traded or used crypto in 2020, you may owe taxes on your gains.

This guide highlights what you should know before diving into your crypto taxes with links to other helpful resources and forms. It is provided for information purposes only and is not intended as tax advice and we recommend that you consult with an independent tax advisor when making your tax filings.

Download your transaction history

First thing’s first: transaction history. makes…

March Market Outlook

The general crypto investment thesis, first published in slide format almost two years ago, highlighted three important elements of crypto adoption:

  • Trust: are cryptoassets and protocols like bitcoin (and crypto service providers that support them) trusted enough for a majority of people to use and own?
  • Want: do people have a favorable attitude towards holding and using cryptoassets?
  • Need: is there sufficient motivation to change behaviors to hold and use cryptoassets?

Prior surveys had identified that crypto was owned by as little as 5% or less of the population in a nation like the United States. …

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