Crypto Spotlight Reports

Each week, we cast the spotlight on a cryptocurrency that’s caught our interest.

We cover what the project is all about, recent developments, what’s ahead, on-chain & sentiment data plus loads more!

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Assets are great for kickstarting your interest in a project or complementing your existing research. These reports are not “picks”, they are just another ‘tool in your toolbox’ for conducting your own research and analysis.

Flow

Flow (FLOW)

A smart contract platform focussed on creating a fast, decentralised and developer-friendly blockchain.

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dHEDGE

dHEDGE (DHT)

A non-custodial, decentralised asset management on Ethereum and powered by Synthetix.

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1INCH

1inch (1INCH)

A DEX aggregator that finds the best possible paths for a token swap.

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Badger

Badger DAO (BADGER)

A DAO designed to bring bitcoin to DeFi.

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RedFOX Labs (RFOX)

A venture builder creating innovative blockchain solutions in Southeast Asia’s emerging markets.

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Alchemix Finance (ALCX)

A DeFi protocol enabling the creation of synthetic tokens that represent the future yield of a deposit.

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Indexed Finance

Indexed Finance (NDX)

Decentralised protocol for passive portfolio management on Ethereum.

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Cosmos (ATOM)

An expanding network of interconnected blockchains and distributed ledgers.

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Fantom

Fantom (FTM)

Smart contract platform providing ledger services to businesses and dApps.

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Yam Finance (YAM)

DAO that builds DeFi products.

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Livepeer

Livepeer (LPT)

Decentralised video streaming network on Ethereum.

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Maple Finance

Maple Finance (MPL)

Decentralised corporate debt marketplace which grants institutions access to quick liquidity and capital.

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Axie Infinity

Axie Infinity (AXS)

Pokémon-inspired digital pet universe built on Ethereum.

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Kusama (KSM)

A permissionless experiential network that acts as a testing ground for developers.

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Gitcoin

Gitcoin (GTC)

A protocol for building and funding digital public goods on Ethereum.

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Kwenta (KWENTA)

A Synthetix-powered platform for trading synthetic real-world and crypto assets with ‘infinite liquidity’ and no slippage.

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Universe (XYZ)

An NFT platform on Ethereum aimed at being a creator-focused hub, with embedded community-building mechanics for artists and fans.

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Barnbridge

BarnBridge (BOND)

A tokenised risk protocol on Ethereum

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Illuvium

Illuvium (ILV)

An upcoming RPG collection and auto-battler game on Ethereum. It's an open-world narrative-driven exploration game.

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Yield Guild (YGG)

A DAO for investing in NFTs used in virtual worlds and games built on Ethereum.

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Immutable X

Immutable X (IMX)

An Ethereum scaling solution for NFTs and gaming.

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Thales

A binary options trading platform on Ethereum and plans to be a hub for creating binary options markets, swapping binary option position tokens on decentralised limit order books.

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ZedRun

ZED RUN

An NFT horse-racing game on Ethereum, offering users the ability to buy, sell, race and breed their own collection (stables) of racehorses.

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Nine Chronicles

Nine Chronicles (NCG)

An upcoming free-to-play RPG, built on its own native blockchain.

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LidoDAO

Lido DAO (LDO)

A liquid staking solution for Ethereum 2.0 (‘Eth2’), Terra and other PoS blockchains.

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Bankless

Bankless DAO (BANK)

The first media and culture-centric DAO.

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Friends With Benefits

Friends With Benefits (FWB)

A tokenised social community at the intersection of cryptocurrency, technology and culture

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TracerDAO

Tracer Finance (TCR)

A derivative infrastructure built on Arbitrum.

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SuperRare RARE

SuperRare (RARE)

An NFT marketplace built on Ethereum.

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Sherlock

Sherlock (SHER: Not officially released)

A risk management platform designed to provide DeFi protocols with coverage and security analysis for smart contract exploits built on Ethereum.

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Solrise Finance

Solrise Finance (SLRS)

An asset management and investment protocol built on Solana.

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Nouns DAO

Generative pixel-based character NFTs that grant owners access to the NounsDAO.

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Altered State Machine

Altered State Machine (ASTO)

A platform creating ownership of A.I NFTs to expand NFT utility.

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StarkNet (no token)

A ‘Layer 2’ network built on Ethereum using zero-knowledge-proof ('ZK') rollups to achieve fast and unlimited scaling without compromising security. There is no current token.

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zkSync (no current token)

A Layer 2 (L2) solution built on Ethereum that aims to address scalability issues without sacrificing decentralisation or security.

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LUKSO (LYXe – future LYX)

LUKSO network (‘LUKSO’) is a blockchain providing a series of standards and solutions tailored to servicing the creator economy and future digital lifestyles. The LUKSO network is specifically designed to cater to the emerging creator economy through creating a new set of applications, focusing on fashion, games, creativity and life use cases.

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Aladdin DAO (ALD)

A cryptocurrency organisation providing collective research and investment in DeFi and yield farming.

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EnterDAO (ENTR)

EnterDAO is a cryptocurrency organisation providing vital infrastructure for the metaverse. It aims to build products to enable new markets within the Web3 economy—through its two core products Landworks (land renting service) and MetaPortal (single-click access to Web3 games) and held an initial NFT drop called MetaPass. 

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GuildFi (GF)

GuildFi is building a Web3 platform connecting players, games and investors in the play-to-earn (P2E) ecosystem.

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Internet Computer

Internet Computer (ICP)

Computing infrastructure for building and deploying secure, autonomous and tamper-proof software programs.

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Polygon MATIC

Polygon (MATIC)

A layer-2 protocol and framework for building and connecting Ethereum-compatible blockchains.

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Pendle Finance

Pendle (PENDLE)

A protocol tokenising future yield on Ethereum.

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PoolTogether

PoolTogether (POOL)

A no-loss, audited savings game powered by blockchain technology.

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TOKEMAK (TOKE)

A DeFi protocol providing a source of sustainable DeFi liquidity for new projects, exchanges or DAOs.

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Uniswap

Uniswap (UNI)

A DEX and AMM deployed on Ethereum that uses liquidity pools instead of order books to facilitate ERC-20 token swaps.

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Forefront (FF)

In this week’s Crypto Spotlight Report we look at Forefront (FF), a popular social token community specialising in social tokens and Web3.

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Ethereum Name Service (ENS)

A decentralised and open naming system on Ethereum.

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DeFi Land (DFL)

An upcoming agriculture simulation web game initially built on Solana which gamifies DeFi, by combining elements of gaming, NFTs, and DeFi.

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Merit Circle (MC)

Merit Circle is a DAO that invests in play-to-earn (P2E) games and is building a platform to bring gamers and NFT owners together.

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Notional Finance (NOTE)

A protocol on Ethereum that facilitates fixed-rate, fixed-term crypto lending and borrowing.

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Star Atlas Dao

Star Atlas DAO (POLIS)

An upcoming space exploration and strategy game built on Solana.

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KeeperDAO (ROOK)

KeeperDAO is a protocol aiming to be the Coordination layer for DeFi, through developing MEV (Maximum Extracted Value) strategies.

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LooksRare (LOOKS)

LooksRare is a community-driven NFT marketplace with a focus on rewarding users

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RMRK (RMRK)

RMRK is an NFT protocol creating cross-chain NFT infrastructure on Kusama. RMRK is a set of standards which compose of 5 “NFT Lego’s” primitives which aim to provide a new advanced standard for NFTs to make them more complex, useful and increase functioanlity.

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yearn.finance (YFI)

A DeFi yield aggregator to maximise depositors' yield across DeFi protocols like Aave, dYdX and Compound.

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Uma

UMA (UMA)

A decentralised financial contracts platform built to enable universal market access.

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ThorChain

THORChain (RUNE)

A decentralised liquidity network to facilitate cross-chain liquidity pools with no pegged or wrapped tokens.

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Theta

Theta Network (THETA)

A blockchain-based video delivery network built from the ground up for video and data relaying.

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The Graph

The Graph (GRT)

An indexing protocol for organising and efficiently accessing data from blockchains and storage networks.

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Tezos

Tezos (XTZ)

Tezos is a self-amending blockchain designed to host smart contracts and dApps.

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Synthetix (SNX)

A decentralised synthetic asset issuance protocol built on Ethereum.

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SushiSwap

SushiSwap (SUSHI)

SushiSwap is an AMM and DEX running on Ethereum with all major changes to the protocol governed by community vote—and designed to add extended functionality than Uniswap.

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Strike

Strike (SKE) 

A decentralised perpetual swaps trading protocol for every asset with AMMs and an in-built liquidity reserve which backs and secures the AMMs.

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Storj

Storj (STORJ)

A decentralised system of distributed object storing, which keeps information encrypted at a fraction of the cost of centralised cloud storage providers.

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Stacks (STX)

Stacks is a full-stack decentralised computing network designed to promote data ownership and user privacy.

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Set Protocol

Set Protocol 

A protocol which bundles individual ERC-20 tokens into tokenised baskets that are programmed to automatically restructure based on any management or trading logic.

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Saffron Finance

Saffron Finance (SFI)

A decentralised yield optimiser focused on providing various tranches of risk for liquidity providers.

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RocketPool

Rocket Pool (RPL)

A first-of-its-kind Ethereum proof-of-stake infrastructure service that will allow users to earn rewards on their ETH holdings using the beacon chain.

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Ren (REN)

An open protocol that enables the permissionless and private transfer of value between any blockchain.

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RAI (RAI)

The first-ever reflex bond by Reflexer Labs that is intended as a better collateral instrument for DeFi.

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Polkadot

Polkadot (DOT)

A scalable multi-chain blockchain.

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Orchid

Orchid (OXT)

An Ethereum-based peer-to-peer privacy tool that puts users in control of their Internet connection.

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Opyn

Opyn

A smart contract-based insurance platform.

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OMG Network

OMG Network (OMG)

A decentralised, public network designed for high throughput, low-cost peer-to-peer transactions.

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Numerai

Numerai (NMR)

A new kind of hedge fund powered by a data science tournament.

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Nexus (NXS)

An open-source technology and digital currency, built by a global network of Internet pioneers, software engineers and community contributors.

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Nexus Mutual (NXM)

An Ethereum-based, protocol-enabled mutual insurance fund. Nexus Mutual operates as a discretionary mutual.

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Near Protocol

NEAR Protocol (NEAR)

A decentralised compute and storage platform built on top of a public, sharded, proof-of-stake blockchain.

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Melon (MLN)

An Ethereum-based protocol for decentralised on-chain asset management.

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Maker

Maker (MKR)

A platform that enables anyone to leverage their cryptocurrencies to generate Dai stablecoins through so-called ‘Vaults’.

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Luna

Luna (LUNA)

Terra is a protocol to create decentralised stablecoins. Native to Terra is the LUNA token as well as a collection of fiat-pegged stablecoins.

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Loopring

Loopring (LRC)

An open-source protocol for building non-custodial exchanges.

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Loom

Loom Network (LOOM)

A multi-chain interoperability platform for highly scalable dApps.

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Kyber (KNC)

An on-chain liquidity protocol that aggregates liquidity from a wide range of reserves, powering instant and secure token exchange in any dApp.

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Kava (KAVA)

A cross-chain DeFi platform offering collateralised loans and stablecoins to users of major cryptocurrencies.

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Helium

Helium (HNT)

Is a globally distributed network of miners that create public, low-cost and long-range wireless coverage for internet of things (‘IoT’) devices.

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Handshake

Handshake (HNS)

A public blockchain for decentralised domain name registration, authentication and analysis.

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Gnosis

Gnosis (GNO)

A permissionless, decentralised exchange that pools limit orders of different tokens.

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Futureswap

Futureswap (FST)

A decentralised AMM perpetual futures platform for trading any ERC-20 token with up to 20x leverage.

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Enjin

Enjin (ENJ)

A protocol which lets users create, manage, trade, store, explore, distribute and integrate blockchain-powered assets like in-game collectibles.

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Enigma

Enigma (ENG)

A decentralised, open-source protocol that lets anyone perform computations on encrypted data, bringing privacy to smart contracts and public blockchains.

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DerivaDEX

DerivaDEX (DDX)

A derivatives DEX on Ethereum.

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Decred

Decred (DCR)

A blockchain network designed with strong focus on community input, open governance and sustainable funding for development.

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Decentraland

Decentraland (MANA)

The first-ever decentralised virtual world.

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Curve (CRV)

An Ethereum-based AMM that optimises for trades among stablecoins and other synthetic assets that are similarly priced.

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Compound (COMP)

An Ethereum-based protocol enabling anyone to borrow and lend cryptocurrencies without relying on third parties.

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ChainLink

Chainlink (LINK)

A decentralised oracle network.

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Celo

Celo (CELO)

A permissionless, proof-of-stake layer-one smart contract platform that is EVM-compatible.

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Cardano 2

Cardano (ADA)

A proof-of-stake blockchain network based on peer-reviewed research created through partnerships with some of the world’s leading universities.

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Band Protocol

Band Protocol (BAND)

A cross-chain data oracle platform that aggregates and connects real-world data and APIs to smart contracts.

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Bancor (BNT)

An on-chain liquidity protocol enabling automated, decentralised exchange on Ethereum and across blockchains.

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Balancer

Balancer (BAL)

A generalised AMM built on Ethereum that allows anyone a flexible and programmable way to earn trading fees on their portfolio.

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Avalanche

Avalanche (AVAX)

An open-source platform for launching dApps and interoperable blockchains.

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Augur (REP)

A decentralised prediction market for creating markets and predicting the outcome of future events.

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Arweave

Arweave (AR)

A distributed, cryptographically verified permanent archive built on a cryptocurrency that aims to, for the first time, provide feasible data permanence.

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ARCX

ARCx (ARCX)

A synthetic asset protocol that unlocks the liquidity of interest-earning assets through STABLEx, a native stablecoin.

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Aragon

Aragon (ANT)

The Aragon Network provides infrastructure and essential services to DAOs via decentralised protocols.

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Aave

Aave (LEND)

A non-custodial protocol to earn interest on deposits and borrow cryptocurrencies with a variable or stable interest rate.

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0x (ZRX)

An open protocol that facilitates trustless, low-friction exchange of Ethereum-based tokens.

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Treasure (MAGIC)

An NFT ecosystem on Arbitrum built for metaverse projects.

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