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The greatest thing about being an investor is to support companies, young entrepreneurs, bold and visionary teams, taking their disruptive projects to the next stage. Our role as VC is much more than just writing a check; each new investment demands our time, attention, and mentorship. …

The answer to the question of cryptomarket legitimacy is controversial and ambiguous. No law predicted the appearance of cryptocurrency, and none has issued regulations directly affecting it. Nevertheless, the path we were meant to walk seems clear.

Decentralized exchange volume is beginning to take off. Total trading volume across DEXes surpassed $50bn in Jan 2021 and keeps steady. Uniswap & Sushiswap are leading the usage trend.

DEX Market Share

bas uterwijk is a freelance photographer that uses GAN (generative adversarial network) to generate hyper-realistic portraits of famous historical figures. trained with thousands of photographs, these deep learning networks are able to generate photographs that look — at least superficially — genuine to the human eye. from michelangelo’s david and napoleon to the statue of liberty, uterwijk uses artificial intelligence to create photography-type images that might give us an idea of how these people really looked like.

Morgan Stanley’s decision to offer indirect exposure further demonstrates traditional investment firm’s eagerness to enter the cryptomarket, despite ongoing SEC restrictions.

  • Morgan Stanley announced previously that it would offer bitcoin and other digital assets to clients with $2M in AUM.
  • Some of the exposure mechanisms outlined in the filing include exposure via cash-settled futures or Grayscale’s Bitcoin Trust.
  • Investments with Grayscale BTC trust (GBTC) allocation will receive reportedly receive tax treatment as if it were a direct bitcoin investment.
  • The filing considers these funds to be alternative hedging instruments to commodity-linked instruments or bonds.

The line of reasoning might sound persuasive to the uninitiated, but it is in fact completely flawed in an impressive number of ways. Most of the times this line of reasoning is deeply misinformed.

Nic Carter cover it well in this article

Also, Satoshi has talked about it in 2010

Overall, the blockchain-powered space of Decentralized Finance (DeFi) is still nascent but offers a compelling value proposition whereby individuals and institutions make use of broader access to financial applications without the need for a trusted intermediary. Especially people previously without access to such financial services could benefit from this development. Even more so, DeFi promises a full-fledged capital market.

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Have you ever provided liquidity to a liquidity pool just to realise that some of your coins have gone missing? In this video, we’ll learn what “impermanent loss” is and how it can affect liquidity providers’ profits.

In essence, impermanent loss is a temporary loss of funds occurring when providing…

Edward Hopper’s paintings have defined our idea of the modern urban world. In sites of everyday drama, be it a cafe, an apartment or shop front, he offers tantalising visions of closed-off lives.

Edward Hopper, Night Windows, 1928

Attending to private affairs in her apartment, the anonymous woman in Night Windows is unaware of any viewer’s gaze. The painting exposes the voyeuristic opportunities of the modern city, and the contradiction it offers between access to the intimate lives of strangers and urban loneliness and isolation. The city at night is a frequent subject in Hopper’s work of the late 1920s and early ’30s. Here, the composition of three windows allows for a dramatic setting of illuminated interior against dark night, a juxtaposition the artist identified as “a common visual sensation.”

Caravaggio is one of the most influential Italian painter of the Early Baroque. He is especially well known for his dramatic lighting effects. The technique he used to create these was something he guarded like a trade secret. As a result, legends surrounded the painter even during his lifetime

The Calling of Saint Matthew, 1600


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