The hottest Digital Assets Substack posts right now

And their main takeaways
Top Finance Topics
Bitcoin Magazine Pro • 511 implied HN points • 17 Jan 24
  1. Bitcoin's worldwide acceptance is growing post ETF approval in the US.
  2. Countries are reevaluating their digital asset policies in response to Bitcoin's rise.
  3. Bitcoin is influencing global economic and political decisions, especially in countries like El Salvador, Argentina, India, and China.
The Fintech Blueprint • 275 implied HN points • 25 Jan 24
  1. Frax Finance introduces on-chain bonds called FXBs, resembling zero-coupon bonds and converting to FRAX stablecoin upon maturity.
  2. The emergence of interest-bearing stablecoin projects like sFRAX and USDe is likely to shift focus from non-interest paying stablecoins like USDT.
  3. There has been a significant growth in Total Value Locked (TVL) in tokenized securities with U.S. Treasury exposure, reaching around $790MM.
Get a weekly roundup of the best Substack posts, by hacker news affinity:
The Fintech Blueprint • 235 implied HN points • 01 Feb 24
  1. The system of bridging in DeFi faces challenges like inefficiencies, centralization, and risky synthetic asset replication
  2. Portal Network raised $34MM to create a decentralized exchange network without the need for bridges or custodians
  3. Portal Network's innovative features aim to address liquidity fragmentation and inefficiencies in cross-chain swaps
The Superteam Blog • 117 implied HN points • 10 Jan 24
  1. NFTs have evolved into compressed NFTs (cNFTs) on Solana, enabling cheaper enterprise activities and efficient organization.
  2. cNFTs on Solana allow for easy scaling of content creation, with the ability to mint up to 1 million NFTs cost-effectively.
  3. cNFT tooling platforms like TipLink and Underdog Protocol are simplifying the frictionless minting and distribution of compressed NFTs within the Solana ecosystem.
The Loop News • 157 implied HN points • 20 Feb 23
  1. Discussion on royalties in NFTs is evolving and shifting to optional royalties on major marketplaces.
  2. Projects relying solely on royalties are at risk and need to find more sustainable revenue sources.
  3. Changes in the NFT market due to the shift to 0 royalties could include more subscription-style NFTs, higher mint prices, quicker rugs, and lower marketplace fees.
Africa Crypto Report (ACR) • 39 implied HN points • 01 May 23
  1. Tokenized assets are digital representations of physical or digital assets, allowing for easier trading and management.
  2. Asset tokenization can democratize access to investments, create market liquidity, and enable product innovation.
  3. Regulators play a significant role in the adoption of asset tokenization by dictating the pace of innovation in the space.
CyberSecurityMew • 0 implied HN points • 17 Jan 24
  1. Snow Tech secured 100 million yuan in Pre-A round financing, helping them boost research and development, expand their market, and enhance their team.
  2. Snow Tech, established in 2021, offers zero-trust security solutions to aid in creating secure work environments for enterprises across various industries.
  3. The investment in Snow Tech by Chunhua Capital highlights the importance of technological innovation, comprehensive capabilities, and understanding customer needs in the cybersecurity sector.
Coin Metrics' State of the Network • 0 implied HN points • 14 Mar 23
  1. Coin Metrics released a report detailing methods to detect fake volume across exchanges.
  2. The FDIC takeover of Silicon Valley Bank impacted stablecoins like USDC and led to market speculation.
  3. On-chain activity surged, especially with stablecoins housed in the Ethereum network, in response to the FDIC's announcement.
Africa Crypto Report (ACR) • 0 implied HN points • 09 May 23
  1. The Nigerian government approved the National Policy on Blockchain, indicating a significant step in utilizing blockchain technology in the country.
  2. The frameworks by the government distinguish between blockchain technology and cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin, aiming to shift the focus to broader blockchain applications.
  3. Questions remain unanswered about cryptocurrency regulations in Nigeria, as the government has taken measures against crypto since 2021.
Coin Metrics' State of the Network • 0 implied HN points • 27 Jun 23
  1. Bitcoin's dominance in the digital assets market is at 58%, the highest since April 2021.
  2. Bitcoin's market cap of $590B is significantly higher than the aggregate market cap of other assets in the cryptocurrency universe.
  3. Ethereum continues to track Bitcoin closely, maintaining a significant lead in the smart contract platform sector.
Coin Metrics' State of the Network • 0 implied HN points • 11 Jul 23
  1. The introduction of spot Exchange-Traded Funds (ETFs) could simplify investment in digital assets for American investors.
  2. Investors face challenges with tax-advantaged accounts when wanting to invest directly in digital assets, creating a need for convenient exchange-traded products.
  3. Grayscale's trust products, such as the Bitcoin Trust (GBTC), fluctuate in value compared to the underlying asset, impacting investors' risk profiles and creating opportunities for arbitrage.