Matt Pearlstein

Matt Pearlstein

Analyst
Matt found crypto in 2016 and left TradFi to go full time in the industry a few years back. He is deep in the weeds of DeFi and also likes to go to the beach and play basketball.

February 6, 2024

Bitcoin Price


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Latest BTC Trends In 2024 What Is Bitcoin? Bitcoin is a peer-to-peer electronic cash system, as described in the now-famous Bitcoin white paper. Created in 2009, Bitcoin was the first of today’s cryptocurrencies, later giving inspiration to projects like Ethereum and thousands of other crypto projects. And while today’s crypto market offers thousands of other cryptocurrencies, Bitcoin …...

February 6, 2024

Bitcoin Halving 2024


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What Is The Bitcoin Halving? The Bitcoin halving is a recurring event that cuts the amount of Bitcoin supply issuance in half. Specifically, it reduces the reward that Bitcoin miners receive each time that a new block is created on the blockchain. The halving takes place on average every 4 years, and emphasizes one of …...

January 22, 2024

Bitcoin ETFs in May 2024


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What is a Bitcoin ETF? A Bitcoin ETF is a type of exchange-traded fund that allows investors to gain exposure to Bitcoin’s price movements without owning the cryptocurrency directly. Instead, these ETFs invest in assets or companies that reflect Bitcoin’s value and are traded on stock exchanges, enabling investors to access them through brokerage accounts. …...

January 4, 2024

How To Use DeFiLlama To Boost Your DeFi Research


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SUMMARY This guide gives readers a complete overview of DeFiLama, one of the main components of the Milk Road On Chain Toolkit. DeFiLlama is a free platform that provides users with in-depth blockchain data and analytics. This guide also shows readers how to utilize DeFiLlama for their own research. Introduction We recently announced the Milk …...

January 3, 2024

On-Chain Crypto Toolkit


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If you’ve been following along with our public wallet journey, you should now be more than comfortable navigating the blockchain on your own. But no matter how confident you are, everyone can benefit from the help of a friend.  So we wanted to provide those venturing out on their own with the same helpful tools …...

October 9, 2023

Marinade Review 2024: Marinade SOL Staking Options

With Marinade, users are able to stake their SOL and earn interest for validating the network, all while remaining liquid with mSOL if they choose. Users benefit from automatic rebalancing of their staked assets and the ability to earn additional interest on their mSOL....

October 6, 2023

What Is A Crypto Index, And How Do You Invest In One?

The following guide walks readers through our own experience investing in a crypto index on the blockchain. It also educates readers on the terminology and things to be aware of when it comes to indices in general. Lastly, it breaks down how we invested in two indices step by step, so that readers will be comfortable doing so on their own. ...

July 17, 2023

Deep Dive: A Look Into Layer 2s (Part 2/3)


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The State of L2 Adoption Key Points: This article is the second in a three part series on Ethereum layer-2 (L2) networks. It compares the underlying tech of top L2 networks and their relative levels of adoption. Part 3 of the series will analyze the fundamentals and tokens (where applicable) of these projects. Under The …...

July 17, 2023

Deep Dive: A Look Into Layer 2s (Part 1/3)


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Key Points Note: This article is the first of a 3 part series on Ethereum layer-2 (L2) networks. It discusses why L2 networks are slated to become an increasingly important part of Ethereum’s ecosystem. Part 2 and Part 3 of the series will compare and contrast top L2 projects and their tokens. Why Does Ethereum …...

July 16, 2023

Investor Insights – Roader 2023 H2 Outlook


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Results from a poll sent to readers of the Milkroad newsletter. Key Points Introduction The Milk Man loves crypto for many reasons. The biggest reason? Sh*t’s always happening. And while many would consider H1 2023 “a relatively quiet first half”, here’s all that’s already gone down in crypto land: Thanks to these (mostly good) developments, …...

July 14, 2023

Market Musings – July 14th, 2023


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Majors Down In Slow Week, Larry Fink Joins Team Crypto Key Points Bitcoin (BTC) finished the period a touch under $30K – falling ~2.4% on the week.  On the ETF front, 6 spot BTC ETF applications hit the federal register this week. What does that mean? The clock is officially ticking for the SEC to …...

July 13, 2023

Market Musings: Majors Flat, SOL Rising


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Market Musings: Majors Flat, SOL Rising Key Points: “A rising BTC XRP tide lifts all boats”. Well, that was the case this week at least.  Following the mixed judgment surrounding Ripple Labs’ case against the SEC,  XRP rallied and finished the past 7D significantly in the green. And it brought many other coins along with …...

July 10, 2023

Funding Focus: Q2 2023


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Key Takeaways The Macro Picture When crypto prices go down, funding of crypto projects goes down. Even the Milk Man knows that. According to data from Messari, crypto projects/companies raised ~$1.6B in Q2 2023.  On a year-to-date (YTD) basis, total funding of crypto projects stands at $4.2B.  The bad news? Funding in 2023 is on …...

June 9, 2023

Crypto.com Shuts Down US Institutional Exchange


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Another exchange is shutting down in the U.S. Another NBA arena’s naming rights may be at stake. Crypto.com just suspended their U.S. institutional exchange. They will no longer be serving institutional clients as soon as June 21st. The timing makes sense, it’s been a news-packed week with the SEC, Binance and Coinbase. And this adds to a long list …...