TLDR Crypto Daily Update 2022-10-05

Coinbase's documentary 🎥, Mastercard Crypto Secure 💳, Fidelity's Ethereum fund Ξ

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Markets & Business

ENS Registrations Hit All-Time High In September (2 minute read)

Ethereum Name Service registrations and renewals hit all-time highs in September. 437,000 domains were registered and 45,000 were renewed last month. There are now more than 1 million ENS domains. ENS is testing out a new smart contract that will allow ENS holders to create subdomains that can be lent out to other users.

Mastercard pushes deeper into crypto with new tool for combating fraud (4 minute read)

Mastercard is releasing software that helps banks identify and cut off transactions from fraud-prone crypto exchanges. The Crypto Secure system uses artificial intelligence algorithms to determine the risk of crime. It relies on data from the blockchain as well as other sources. The service is powered by CipherTrace, a blockchain security startup that Mastercard acquired last year. Card issuers will have the last say on whether to turn away crypto merchants.
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Innovation & Launches

COIN (2 minute read)

COIN is a documentary about cryptocurrency and Coinbase over the last three years. It will be available this Friday on Amazon Prime, iTunes, YouTube, and other platforms. The film aims to advance the cause of cryptocurrency and show the motivations of the people driving the industry forward. A link to the trailer is available in the thread.

Bulk listing and buying is now live on OpenSea (2 minute read)

OpenSea now supports bulk listing and buying. Users can now list and buy up to 30 items in a single transaction. The feature makes large transactions more convenient and helps users save on gas fees. Instructions on how to access the feature are available in the thread.
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Guides & Resources

Application-specific blockchains are back with a vengeance (3 minute read)

AppChains are blockchains that are dedicated to a specific application. There are a variety of platforms that provide AppChain infrastructure both as modular execution layers and as monolithic blockchains. AppChains have low and predictable transaction costs, high levels of customizability, and more opportunities to capture value. There are many issues associated with AppChains, but they are the best fit for some apps.

The future of DeFi: what lies ahead? (4 minute read)

DeFi developers have been quietly building brand new automated market makers, decentralized exchanges that offer a centralized exchange-like experience, novel credit primitives, new on-chain structured products, and more. This Twitter thread looks at a few interesting upcoming products and projects. The projects include Liquidity Book, Mars V2, Aevo, and Earthquake.
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Miscellaneous

Celsius Says Co-Founder Daniel Leon Has Resigned From Crypto Lender (2 minute read)

Celsius co-founder Daniel Leon has resigned from his position at the company and is no longer part of the organization. The crypto lender's other co-founder and CEO Alex Mashinsky stepped down last week. Celsius disclosed a $1.19 billion deficit in July. It is currently accepting bids for its assets and may hold an auction on October 20.

Asset Management Giant Fidelity Adds to Crypto Offerings With Ethereum Index Fund (2 minute read)

Fidelity's new Ethereum Index Fund has raised about $5 million since sales started on September 26. The fund allows customers to gain exposure to ETH for a minimum investment of $50,000. It is only available to accredited investors. Fidelity is considering offering crypto trading to its retail brokerage clients.

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Three Arrows Capital’s Premium Ethereum NFT Collection Is on the Move (3 minute read)

Three Arrows Capital's Starry Night Capital NFT collection is being transferred to a new Gnosis Safe account.

The Rocket Pool Layer Zero Bull Case (4 minute read)

This article looks at the future of Rocket Pool node operating and how EigenLayer will make Rocket Pool's community available for rent on the open market for oracles, rollups, dApps, and more.

Releasing eth-utils.com today (1 minute read)

eth-utils.com contains a collection of tools for working with EVM projects.

What if you could validate Ethereum with Rocket Pool, secure a data availability layer, and run an oracle with the same node? (3 minute read)

EigenLayer and Rocket Pool will bring in a new yield economy built on the strength of Ethereum security.

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