May 22, 2024

🥛WOWZA! Rising ETH tide lifts all tokens 🌊

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GM. This is Milk Road, where you get your crypto alpha faster than Biden flipped his stance on crypto.

Here’s the alpha for today:

  • ETH ecosystem tokens are mooning 🌝

  • Use case of the week: yield-bearing stablecoins ⚙️

  • Blockchain social media: Farcaster raises $150M 🍪

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The total crypto market cap surged by around 7% on Monday, with Ethereum leading the charge.

When $ETH rises, it lifts all boats in the Ethereum sea!

Here’s why:

  1. Ethereum users have more money and can invest in higher-risk assets. 

  2. Ethereum protocols with $ETH in their treasury see a value boost.

  3. Ethereum protocols earning in $ETH see higher revenue in $USD, even without more users or increased activity that usually follows a price hike.

Just look at some of the biggest winners this week within the Ethereum ecosystem:

Investors are flocking into what’s referred to as “ETH beta plays” in an attempt to squeeze even more juice out of this $ETH ETF pump. But should you do the same?

🥛 Milk Road Take: Top Ethereum ecosystem tokens will likely outperform $ETH this cycle.

But, they also carry a lot more risk and if you’re caught holding them when the big bad bear market shows it’s face again, you’ll be in for a world of pain.

So the strategy is simple:

Play in the sandbox by scooping up some of these “beta plays” but only use a small portion of the total portfolio to do so.

For a more in depth look at how to design a portfolio check out this PRO Report

And remember, even if the ETF gets the green light, it doesn’t mean they’re launching right away. 

We're talking days at the very least, likely weeks, and maybe even months before they hit the market.

Do you want to know more about the latest $ETH ETF news and its implications? Listen to Milk Road Radio’s latest episode below! 👇

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2024 has been a transformative year for Bitcoin miners.

In January, the SEC approved the first-ever Bitcoin ETF…

A month later, Biden moved to force crypto miners to report their energy consumption and emissions data…

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Lower rewards? 

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Emissions crackdown?

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Industry uncertainty?

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The Bitcoin industry looks set to boom, but only some miners will survive.

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There’s one question that will make every crypto investor tremble…

What are some real-world use cases?

Suddenly, it feels like the final level of “Who Wants To Be A Millionaire”. You start sweating in places you’ve never sweat before.

Well – have no fear, the Milk Man is here.

With the recent run ups in price, we figured it’d be a good time to give you some milk in case you get asked the million-bitcoin question.

So, here’s one cool use case we came across: Yield-Bearing Stablecoins.

This is how they work:

  • They automatically pay you interest based on their earnings, unlike staking, where you earn rewards for helping run the network. 

  • The interest comes from various sources, like DeFi lenders, protocol earnings or real-world assets. 

Right now, there’s one clear leader in this space, Ethena’s (sUSDe).

Imagine a strategy that earns a solid ~20% yield and stays fairly steady no matter where crypto prices go. Someone gives you $100, and you can always return that $100, plus the extra profit you may have made.

That's the beauty of Ethena: keeping your initial investment safe while generating additional yield.

🥛Milk Road Take: A lot of folks aren’t currently holding sUDSe (staked USDe) as they prefer to hold the unstaked version (USDe), since they earn more points toward’s Ethena’s Season 2 Airdrop.

But hold up! Ethena’s now channeling more yield to sUSDe holders, and guess what? That juicy yield is expected to hang around 20-30% for a while. At least until September when the points program bids adieu.

The Milk Man thinks this yield isn’t just a flash in the pan, either.

Some people may be comparing sUSDe to Terra Luna because it’s also an algorithmic stable but it’s not the same, there’s real yield here, backed by actual revenue. 

P.S. if you want to dive deeper into the Ethena ecosystem, we have you covered here!

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Farcaster Raises $150M for Blockchain Social Media Platform. The startup has seen significant growth since going permissionless in October, with 350,000 paid sign-ups and a 50x increase in network activity. Farcaster's "Frames" feature allows apps to function directly within posts.

Major Crypto and Tech Firms Unite to Form 'Tech Against Scams' Coalition. Coinbase, Meta, Ripple, Kraken, Gemini, and Match Group lead the coalition. It aims to combat rising online financial fraud by disrupting scammers and educating consumers against evolving scams like crypto 'pig butchering'.

EU Launches 'Europeum' Blockchain Project to Boost Digital Sovereignty. Aiming to reduce dependency on foreign tech giants like Amazon Web Services. Ten EU countries are in so far, with Europeum promising benefits like product traceability and IP protection. – DL News

Hong Kong Bans Worldcoin Over Privacy Violations in Biometric Data Collection. The privacy watchdog PCPD found Worldcoin's collection of facial and iris data to be "unnecessary and excessive". It deemed Worldcoin's plan to retain this personal data for up to 10 years for AI training as excessively long.

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In Monday’s daily we asked you to reply on whether or not the ETH ETF would be approved this month… well 55% of you voted NO!

And here is the reply of the day:



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