It’s been a historical month for the entire financial ecosystem. FTX CEO Sam Bankman-Fried, better known as SBF, and Real Vision’s Raoul Pal, in an in-depth conversation both agree that the current market turmoil is not just a crypto phenomenon.
The self-custody of crypto assets refers to the fact that users can take complete control of their digital asset(s). Ownership over one’s crypto assets gives a user full control to send, receive, and store one’s cryptocurrency without relying on a third party.
The Ethereum Merge is finally here. On its website, Ethereum states that the “most significant upgrade in the history of Ethereum […] is in its final stages” and is expected to take place sometime before 2023. The Merge describes the process whereby the current Ethereum blockchain will be merging with the Beacon Chain.
Oligopolies often have strict market parameters that prevent new players from entering the market, which limits competition. In an oligopoly, no one firm dominates the market. Instead, two or more firms share access to the market, which often leads to higher prices and less industry innovation.
Gold was a popular medium of exchange in the past, and it was super effective as a store of value. Although many things have changed, financial analysts and investors are still interested in the gold standard.