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From athletes to corporations, we are seeing increasing interest in non-fungible tokens (NFT). Recently, Visa bought a digital avatar—CryptoPunk #7610—for $150,000, marking the first major payment platform to tap into the NFT space. In this blog post, we will explore one of the most popular NFT marketplaces, OpenSea, and its relation to Ethereum.

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The consensus mechanism is a key component to a decentralized network. It not only secures the system but also affects its efficiency and scalability. Since Bitcoin’s birth, there have been other consensus mechanisms created. Each of them has its own characteristics. Jianing Wu discusses the idea of consensus mechanisms and provide a brief overview on how they work.

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After eight years of development, Ethereum has gone from an idea to a vivid ecosystem, supported by one of the largest developer communities in the crypto space. Jianing Wu looks back at the history of Ethereum’s development and provides an outlook for what’s upcoming.

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We previously explored corporations’ bitcoin purchases and the investment management industry’s participation as two sources of growing institutional demand driving bitcoin’s past rally. In this blog post, Jianing Wu considers a third source of demand – the public’s increasing acceptance of bitcoin as payment.

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The copper futures market is in backwardation, which means it can potentially provide a source of positive performance in commodities. Against this backdrop, Nitesh Shah and Jianing Wu explain our bullish outlook on copper.

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Bitcoin’s adoption as a financial asset is reaching institutional investors, and products targeted to the investment management community are experience strong growth, adding demand for the asset. This trend was helped by shifts in perception, as bitcoin has been gradually earning legitimacy. Growing trading and custody solutions were also a key driver, and we expect the tools available to institutional investors to continue to develop and demand to keep growing.

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