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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In addition to releasing new reports each month, we also go back and update previous reports to keep you up to date on the latest developments.

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Another tool in your toolbox

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.

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0x (ZRX)

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

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1INCH

1inch (1INCH)

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

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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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ALD

Aladdin DAO (ALD)

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

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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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Altered State Machine

Altered State Machine (ASTO)

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

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Aragon

Aragon (ANT)

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

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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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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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Augur (REP)

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

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Avalanche

Avalanche (AVAX)

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

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Axie Infinity

Axie Infinity (AXS)

Pokémon-inspired digital pet universe built on Ethereum.

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Badger

Badger DAO (BADGER)

A DAO designed to bring bitcoin to DeFi.

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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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Bancor (BNT)

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

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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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Bankless

Bankless DAO (BANK)

The first media and culture-centric DAO.

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Barnbridge

BarnBridge (BOND)

A tokenised risk protocol on Ethereum

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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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Celo

Celo (CELO)

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

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ChainLink

Chainlink (LINK)

A decentralised oracle network.

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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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Cosmos (ATOM)

An expanding network of interconnected blockchains and distributed ledgers.

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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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Decentraland

Decentraland (MANA)

The first-ever decentralised virtual world.

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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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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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DerivaDEX

DerivaDEX (DDX)

A derivatives DEX on Ethereum.

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dHEDGE

dHEDGE (DHT)

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

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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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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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Ethereum Name Service (ENS)

A decentralised and open naming system on Ethereum.

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Fantom

Fantom (FTM)

Smart contract platform providing ledger services to businesses and dApps.

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Flow

Flow (FLOW)

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

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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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Friends With Benefits

Friends With Benefits (FWB)

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

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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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Gitcoin

Gitcoin (GTC)

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

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Gnosis

Gnosis (GNO)

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

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Handshake

Handshake (HNS)

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

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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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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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Immutable X

Immutable X (IMX)

An Ethereum scaling solution for NFTs and gaming.

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Indexed Finance

Indexed Finance (NDX)

Decentralised protocol for passive portfolio management on Ethereum.

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Internet Computer (ICP)

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

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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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Kusama (KSM)

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

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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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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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LidoDAO

Lido DAO (LDO)

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

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Livepeer

Livepeer (LPT)

Decentralised video streaming network on Ethereum.

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Loom

Loom Network (LOOM)

A multi-chain interoperability platform for highly scalable dApps.

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Loopring

Loopring (LRC)

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

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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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Maker

Maker (MKR)

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

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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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Melon (MLN)

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

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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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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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Nine Chronicles

Nine Chronicles (NCG)

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

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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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Nouns DAO

Nouns DAO (Nouns)

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

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Numerai

Numerai (NMR)

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

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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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Opyn

Opyn

A smart contract-based insurance platform.

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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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Pendle Finance

Pendle (PENDLE)

A protocol tokenising future yield on Ethereum.

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Polkadot

Polkadot (DOT)

A scalable multi-chain blockchain.

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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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PoolTogether

PoolTogether (POOL)

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

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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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RedFOX Labs (RFOX)

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

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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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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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Saffron Finance

Saffron Finance (SFI)

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

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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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Sherlock

Sherlock (SHER)

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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Solana

Solana (SOL)

A high-performance blockchain that can enable growing dApps and systems to scale.

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Solrise Finance

Solrise Finance (SLRS)

An asset management and investment protocol built on Solana.

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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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Star Atlas Dao

Star Atlas DAO (POLIS)

An upcoming space exploration and strategy game built on Solana.

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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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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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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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SuperRare RARE

SuperRare (RARE)

An NFT marketplace 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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Synthetix (SNX)

A decentralised synthetic asset issuance protocol built on Ethereum.

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Tezos

Tezos (XTZ)

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

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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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The Graph

The Graph (GRT)

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

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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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ThorChain

THORChain (RUNE)

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

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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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Tracer Finance (TCR)

A derivative infrastructure built on Arbitrum.

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Treasure (MAGIC)

An NFT ecosystem on Arbitrum built for metaverse projects.

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Uma

UMA (UMA)

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

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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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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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Yam Finance (YAM)

DAO that builds DeFi products.

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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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Yield Guild (YGG)

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

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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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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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