May 2, 2023

🥛 The trade that shook up Twitter 🚨

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Here’s what we got for you today:

  • The trade heard around crypto 🤯

  • Whales buy $1.8B in BTC in 16 days 🐳

  • BTC miner revenue hits 11-month high 🤑

  • Vitilik tried to intern at Ripple 🍪

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Crypto is hilarious. Here’s what happens if you say “I’m trying to earn 50%”: 

Normal people = “I hope I can get a 50% return over the next 10 years.”

Crypto people = “Just 50%? What is this, a bank for ants?” 

Crypto is the only industry where 50% returns will get you laughed out of the building. And that’s because crypto investors often see 10,000% or 20,000% returns, within a few days.

And if you’re lucky enough to get in on the investment early, you could turn a few hundred bucks into millions and become crypto’s next Slumdog Memecoin Millionaire.

So here’s the million dollar question: what do you do if you’re in that position?

Well, first you hit the club like it’s Tuesday. Next, you need to understand two big concepts… 

Liquidity and slippage. I know I know, sounds like what happens during Spring Break in Cancun. But these are two things that can save you hundreds of thousands of dollars. 

Today we’re gonna explain what they are and show you a worst-case example of what happens when you don’t know about liquidity and slippage. 

The Worst-Case Example: This $PEPE trader lost $300k+ in one swap.

What happened? This trader made 2 mistakes:

1/ They tried to swap all of their tokens at once

This one swap crashed the price of $PEPE by > 40% due to not enough liquidity. Liquidity measures how easy it is to turn an asset into cash. And the easier it is, the smaller the price impact of the trade.

In a lot of newer coins, liquidity can be hard to come by. PEPE’s market cap at the time was ~300M, but this one wallet still made a serious dent:

2/ They forgot to set their slippage %

Slippage represents the worst price someone is willing to accept on a token swap. If the fill price falls outside of your desired range, the trade does not go through.

But if you set the wrong slippage, you might be giving your coins away for a fraction of their current value. It’s kinda like when a pair of rare Jordans pops up at the goodwill 🔥

Why should I care? It is important to learn about the inner workings of the crypto products and applications that you use. A simple understanding of liquidity pools and how dexes work could have saved this wallet some serious dough.

But don’t feel too bad, this trader still made off with some sizable gains.


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We love two things here, ladies & gents:

  1. Taco Bell coupons for ½ off Cheesy Gorditas

  2. People buying up a sh*ton of Bitcoin

Bitcoin whales have bought 64K BTC ($1.8B) in the last 16 days. Those are wallets holding between 100 & 10K BTC ($2.8M & $278M.)

That’s right, BTC whales are stocking up like doomsday preppers stocked up on toilet paper during COVID.

So what? This is good! It means BTC’s largest individual holders are bullish.

Only the strongest can resist that price point after 10 long, dreary months…

BTC whales are back in HODL mode.  

May’s gonna be a good one, I can feel it.


Bitcoin miners are making BANK right now. *Queue DJ Khaled Major Key Alert* 

Daily BTC miner revenue hit $2.8M on Sunday. That’s the highest it’s been since June 2022.

BTC miners get paid for every block they mine (6.75 BTC, or $190K) plus transaction fees from each transfer.

So why the rise? One word, baby: Ordinals

Everyone & their mother is inscribing them on the Bitcoin blockchain. It’s the protocol’s way of getting into NFTs – which historically has been more of an Ethereum thing.

There have been 3M Inscriptions since Ordinals launched in December 2022.

More transactions = more transaction fees = higher BTC miner revenue.

*Alexa, play A Milli by Lil Wayne*


Vitilik used to sleep on the Ripple CTOs couch while looking for an internship. A humble beginning for one of our favorite crypto characters.

New California legislation aims to seek legal framework for DAOs. Gary should be taking notes from the Golden State.

Huobi announced it will be supporting BRC-20 trading soon. Fun Fact: There was a BRC-20 “PEPE” token that launched before Ethereum’s token.

Phantom wallet launched support for ETH and Polygon. Following Magic Eden’s move, another big SOL player enters the multi-chain world.



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DISCLAIMER: None of this is financial advice. This newsletter is strictly educational and is not investment advice or a solicitation to buy or sell any assets or to make any financial decisions. Please be careful and do your own research.