DeFi Weekly Updates: 5th July ~11th July 2021

2 min readJul 7, 2021


Nasduck Index / Row betwen MakerDao and Chainlink / JP Morgan goes bull on Ethereum Staking

Editor Raizel and Anderson Chen

DeFi market was plagued by low yield for the past two months, but worry no more, Summer is here and lots of exciting happenings on Ethereum. The editors have added for us a new section called “Nasduck Index” that hopes to provide a simple gauge on the market trending based on news and quantitative analysis.

Nasduck Index For this Week: 3.75

Nasduck is a Bull and Bear Index (BBI) based on the editor’s research on market news and quantitative data analytics. It aims to provide a simple prediction of market trend. Nasduck Index is affected by crypto projects development & market reception, institutional sentiment, regulatory attitudes, on-chain data analytics. 1 being super bad and bearish, while 5 is super good and bullish. The Index is more meaningful when compare with past and future data, a standalone index of 3 may not mean a positive market trend since crypto news tend to be positive in general and the Index is thus skewed upwards.

Quote of the Week

From MakerDao Founder Rune Christensen:

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From Uniswap Founder Hayden Adams:

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News of the Week

JP Morgan Eyes Ethereum Staking as ‘Fast Growing Revenue Opportunity’

  • Investment banking giant JP Morgan used to be anti-crypto.
  • Now it’s putting out reports about proof of stake and Ethereum, eyeing growth in the staking biz to reach $40 billion by 2025.

USDC on Tron Blockchain Surpasses $100M 2 Days After Public Unveiling

The circulating supply of USD coin (USDC) on the Tron blockchain has surpassed 108 million in less than a month, according to blockchain data. This could be another sign that crypto traders are increasingly turning to blockchains that provide cheaper transaction fees with faster speed than what’s found on Ethereum.

The #Bitcoin difficulty ribbon has inverted, as the network responds to the ‘Great Hash-power Migration’.

The Difficulty Ribbon is an indicator that uses simple moving averages (200d, 128d, 90d, 60d, 40d, 25d, 14d) of the Bitcoin mining difficulty to create the ribbon. Historically, periods when the ribbon compresses have been good buying opportunities. The Difficulty Ribbon was created by Willy Woo. For more information read this article.

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