Yearn.finance (YFI) Drops 10% Despite These 2 Fundamental Trends

Despite resilience in the price of Bitcoin, it’s been another brutal day for Yearn.finance (YFI) and other DeFi coins. The leading decentralized finance coin, based on Ethereum, has dropped 10% in the past 24 hours. The cryptocurrency currently trades for $20,900, far below its all-time high at $44,000. YFI’s decline comes as other DeFi coins have undergone strong pullbacks of 5-15%, underperforming Bitcoin, Ethereum, and most altcoins. Yearn.finance’s decline comes in spite of positive fundamental trends for the project and all of the DeFi space. Yearn.finance is a decentralized finance…

Uniswap’s UNI Token Plunges as Investors Fear a Regulatory Crackdown

Uniswap’s UNI token has taken a hit over the past few days. Although it isn’t the only cryptocurrency currently plunging lower as the market continues being plagued by uncertainty, it has been hit particularly hard. The recent news regarding the CFTC’s decision to pursue criminal charges against the BitMEX creators has contributed to the entire market’s recent weakness and may be sparking some concerns amongst investors in governance tokens over decentralized trading platforms. One trader explained in a recent tweet that it is “naïve” to believe that regulators won’t eventually…

ETH 2.0 represents a material risk to Grayscale’s Ethereum Trust, says SEC filing

According to the latest SEC disclosure by the Grayscale Ethereum Trust, or ETHE, the impending transition of Ethereum (ETH) to the proof-of-stake consensus represents a risk that could have a “material adverse effect” on its shares. The ETHE recently filed an application with the regulator to become an SEC-reporting company. Companies of this nature are required to discuss the risk factors that may have an adverse impact on the their performance within all quarterly and annual reports. One section, meant to outline potential risks for the fund’s future, outlines that…

What BitMEX scandal? Bitcoin futures data shows traders focused on $12K

BitMEX used to be the indisputable leader of Bitcoin (BTC) futures trading and if something similar to yesterday’s civil enforcement action were to happen back in 2015-2018 the crypto markets would have completely collapsed. Regardless of partial recovery to $10,600, which was relatively quick, derivatives markets held steady during the $500 drop down to $10,400. Neither BTC futures or options displayed any signs of discomfort to the negative news. The futures market nearly ignored the entire event and this is a strong indicator that investors remain bullish. It also suggests…

Pro-crypto Colombian congressman highlights legalization challenges

Mauricio Toro, Colombian congressman of the Alianza Verde party, has authored a draft bill meant to regulate the crypto industry within his country. During a recent interview with Confidential Colombia, Toro outlined some of the hurdles his proposed legislation may face. Toro, who believes Colombia is lagging behind other nations in terms of crypto regulation, said that one of the main challenges is to make certain that the crypto industry is compliant with AML procedures. His hope is that this will bypass negative perceptions of the technology as it relates to…

CFTC promises to protect ‘the burgeoning markets for digital assets such as Bitcoin’

On Friday, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission made a fraudster pay back $7.4 million to investors while vowing to protect the Bitcoin market. Per the CFTC’s announcement, James McDonald, Director of the commission’s enforcement division, said The CFTC will continue working to protect our markets, including the burgeoning markets for digital assets such as Bitcoin, from fraudulent schemes, and will work in parallel with our criminal law enforcement colleagues where appropriate. Today’s announcement concerns Jon Barry Thomson, who pleaded guilty to commodities fraud for convincing two investors to send him over $7…

Chainlink Likely to Face Grim Downturn That Leads to $6.85

Chainlink’s price action has been overtly bearish as of late, with the cryptocurrency being unable to hold above $10.00 despite the technical strength resulting from its recent rebound from the $7.00 region. It seems that the “v-shaped recovery” it posted from these lows was not enough to alter its near-term outlook, as it now appears to be at risk of seeing further downside. This weakness has come about as a result of turbulence within the rest of the crypto market. Bitcoin’s price has faced heightened sell-side pressure due to revelations…

Technology itself is deflationary, Diginex CEO says

Over the years, technology has improved by leaps and bounds, therefore making life more cost-effective and efficient. Such technological improvements, however, may not save citizens money as intended, due to inflationary efforts, according to Diginex CEO Richard Byworth. “Technology is just so deflationary on many of our goods and services,” Byworth told Cointelegraph in an interview. Diginex stands as a company helping produce framework for blockchain and crypto solutions.  Byworth remembers buying music albums on CDs decades ago, which sold for 16 pounds each, valued at approximately $25 in U.S. dollar…

DeFi Token Yearn.Finance (YFI) Breaks Massive Pattern Neckline, What’s Next?

Yearn.Finance (YFI) has stolen the attention away from most other DeFi tokens, Ethereum, and Bitcoin thanks to an amazing run where tens of thousands per coin in value were added. But the Ethereum-based ERC20 token has recently broken below and is now retesting the neckline of a massive head and shoulders pattern. If the altcoin falls deeper from here, confirming the pattern, it could soon find itself back being cheaper than Bitcoin once again. DeFi Token YFI Falls Below Neckline Of Massive Head And Shoulders The DeFi trend was already…

The year of the Crypto Futures Trading Commission, Sept. 25–Oct. 2

Every Friday, Law Decoded delivers analysis on the week’s critical stories in the realms of policy, regulation and law. Editor’s note In a tweet late last night, President Trump said that he and Melania had tested positive for COVID-19. If you weren’t already aware of that, you may want to catch up on a deluge of wishes for life and death, alongside speculation as to Trump’s announcement being a hoax, before sitting down to this week’s Law Decoded. Or possibly not. Every week leading up to the presidential election features…