Author: 21Shares Research

Our research team provides world-class, data-driven insights into the crypto asset market. Our mission is to improve the professionalism, transparency, and accountability of actors and institutions within the industry whilst helping educate investors. To do this we produce monthly institutional-grade research on the most important topics within the industry.

A monthly review of what’s happening in the crypto markets enriched with institutional research on the most important topics in the industry in cooperation with the Swiss digital asset specialist, 21Shares AG. August was a breezy month for altcoins; namely, Cardano (ADA), Solana (SOL), and Terra (LUNA) are breaking new highs, picking up where they left off since the market crash in May. While they’re doing better than the previous month, Bitcoin (BTC) and Ethereum (ETH) are still lingering below their peak levels. In other news, the non-fungible tokens (NFTs) are once again turning heads after electronic payments giant Visa…

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A monthly review of what’s happening in the crypto markets enriched with institutional research on the most important topics in the industry in cooperation with the Swiss digital asset specialist, 21Shares AG. July was a robust month for Bitcoin, which benefited the long tail of cryptoassets. While there is a sea of factors contributing to this performance some credit could go to an Amazon rumour that was promptly denied about the e-commerce giant accepting Bitcoin as a method of payment. Rumors around Amazon trigger short squeeze Nevertheless, Amazon is hiring digital currency and blockchain talents, so there’s more to it…

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A monthly review of what’s happening in the crypto markets enriched with institutional research on the most important topics in the industry in cooperation with the Swiss digital asset specialist, 21Shares AG. This past month, the price of Bitcoin has mainly sustained above the $30K mark despite a brief trip to $28K due to continued uncertainty in the Chinese market. For example, the province of Sichuan known as the hydroelectricity epicenter of China ordered state-own power plants to cut supply for 20+ mining farms. Renewed sell-off in June The fall below $30K led to panic selling across the board, and…

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A monthly review of what’s happening in the crypto markets enriched with institutional research on the most important topics in the industry in cooperation with the Swiss digital asset specialist, 21Shares AG. In late May, the State Council of the People’s Republic of China – the executive governing body of China – issued a statement on financial stability, which included a crackdown on Bitcoin mining and trading activities. The crypto market sentiment has turned bearish again due to increased uncertainty in China, exacerbating selling pressure of the week of May 10th, as Tesla stopped Bitcoin payments due to environmental concerns.…

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A monthly review of what’s happening in the crypto markets enriched with institutional research on the most important topics in the industry in cooperation with the Swiss digital asset specialist, 21Shares AG. The market-driving news of the month of April was Coinbase’s pivotal direct listing which saw the company initially go public at more than a $100B valuation – before settling at a valuation of around $65B on April 20th. Coinbase’s listing represents a large milestone in the increasing legitimacy of the cryptoasset industry as it forces traditional finance to pay more attention to the lucrative business models facilitated by…

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A monthly review of what’s happening in the crypto markets enriched with institutional research on key industry topics in collaboration with Swiss digital asset specialist, 21Shares AG. Wall street giant Morgan Stanley, one of the largest American investment banks, said that it will exclusively offer access to bitcoin-related funds to its wealth management clients. Morgan Stanley’s wealth management unit manages nearly $4 trillion in client assets across more than 16’000 advisors. They effectively become the first major US bank to offer bitcoin exposure, capping investments to as much as 2.5% of total net worth per client. Institutional Adoption Continues As…

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A monthly review of what’s happening in the crypto markets enriched with institutional research on key industry topics in collaboration with Swiss digital asset specialist, 21Shares AG. Tesla Added $1.5 billion worth of Bitcoin to its Balance Sheet Bitcoin jumped to a record price of over $48,000 as Tesla invested $1.5 billion as stated in the Form 10-K – an annual report required by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) that gives a comprehensive summary of a company’s financial performance submitted by Tesla: “As part of the policy, which was duly approved by the Audit Committee of our Board…

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A monthly review of what’s happening in the crypto markets enriched with institutional research on key industry topics in collaboration with Swiss digital asset specialist, 21Shares AG. The first month of the year 2021 was filled with unforgettable events, which set the tone for the year’s remainder. It would be an understatement to say that this past month didn’t feel like an eventful year akin to 2020. Starting on January 6th with the capitol’s storming carried out by a mob of Trump supporters incentivised by former President Trump himself, they attempted to protest against the wildly-proven and accepted US election…

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