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Dear Bankless Nation,
Number went up.
Crypto has been on an absolute tear this week. ATHs all around!
Bitcoin hit all-time-high at $67,120 🚀
Ether hit $4,360 (just $20 off its all-time-high)
BED Index all-time-high at $182
Locked valued in DeFi all-time-high at $102 billion (above $100B!)
Locked value in L2s all-time-high at $3.95 billion
What’s this mean?
It means we’re back in price discovery mode. Valuations have never been higher than this week and it’s anybody’s guess when we’ll level out next.
Where will we end up by the end of the year?
It feels good to go up. But also… let’s stay sober.
It’s been a long time since our previous price ATHs in April and May and Crypto Twitter is buzzing with energy. Let’s take a minute to give ourselves a pat on the back, admire our bags, and then get back to building.
Cause there’s still a lot to do:
Regulation continues to bear down on crypto. In the US, the White House is considering an executive task force to bring broader oversight to crypto. Our tool here is political activism. Politicians are coming to crypto. Hester Peirce and Andrew Yang are both notable figures, but we need more. Contact your representative. Engage.
Less than 5% of the world uses crypto. This is bad and good. The bad—an adoption rate of 3.9% means we’re still a vulnerable minority. Crypto hasn’t achieved its adoption goals. But it’s also good. Think of how many more lives we can improve by going bankless. Crypto is complicated, unfamiliar, and unintuitive. Many people won’t take the plunge until they get help from a friend. They need help from you. You can onboard your friends to crypto.
If you really want to do the most you can to help crypto, apply your talents. Get a job in crypto! You can certainly take the leap and find a full-time job, but there’s also a way to start smaller. You can join a DAO. If you’ve kept up with us lately, we’ve covered the basics of DAOs like what DAOs are and how to join. Now, we have a helpful guide on how to earn an income while working at your own pace.
I’ve said it time and time again, but we’re still early. This may not be the ground floor, but we’re somewhere between the first and second inning.
Now that we’re crossing ATHs, let’s use this energy to help the world go bankless.
Here’s what we have planned for this week:
Podcast with fund manager Eric Peters—Institutions are Bullish!
We’re dropping a massive 🔥 guide on how to earn airdrops
Our meta-level view on the state of Ethereum
Have a 💪 weekend.
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Recap for the week of October 18th, 2021
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