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OXBC Spotlight: Sam Bankman-Fried Earning to Give, FTX and the Game of Crypto Thrones.

August 2, 2021

California-born Sam Bankman-Fried launched FTX — a derivatives-focused cryptocurrency exchange in 2019. Earlier this month, he raised $900m in a funding round that valued FTX at $18bn. But Bankman-Fried, 29, is no ordinary Billionaire. He has set his sights on helping to secure the long-term future of humanity and plans to donate most of his […]

OXBC Newsletter #043

August 2, 2021

Sam Bankman-Fried: Earning to Give, FTX and the Game of Crypto Thrones Dear OXBC Members, This week, we spotlight the remarkable character that is Sam Bankman-Fried (SBF). FTX Exchange entrepreneur, billionaire and ‘earn to give’ exponent – all at the age of 29. Will his altruism and conciliatory attitude towards regulators help FTX to win […]

OXBC Newsletter #042

July 9, 2021

Bitcoin becomes legal tender in El Salvador…what happens next? Dear OXBC Members, You may have heard the news that El Salvador has become the first nation to adopt Bitcoin as legal tender. In this issue of the OXBC newsletter we ask, what happens next? Which nations are the next likely dominoes to fall? Has there […]

Bitcoin becomes legal tender in El Salvador… What happens next?

July 9, 2021

El Salvador made history on June 8th, when it voted to make Bitcoin legal tender — becoming the first country in the world to do so. The nation’s president Nayib Bukele made the proposal directly, which was then passed by the Salvadoran congress with a supermajority of 62 out of 84 possible votes. The legislation […]

OXBC Newsletter #041

June 22, 2021

New members, new opportunities! Dear OXBC Members, Thanks to all of you who responded to our previous newsletter with content, collaboration requests and current vacancies – hopefully those published in this edition will lead to some fantastic new connections being made. That is, after all, what OXBC is all about – Catalysing Serendipity! So keep […]

OXBC Newsletter #040

June 10, 2021

How does DeFi insurance work? Dear OXBC, Many of you have got in touch in response to the last email, to discuss projects you are involved with – thank you! We look forward to showcasing your work, ideas and contributions in the coming weeks. Please continue to share your thoughts and ideas with us. We […]

DeFi 101: How does DeFi Insurance work?

June 10, 2021

DeFi protocols have offered early users the opportunity to make incredible gains, through yield farming, staking, borrowing, lending and even betting. However, bad actors are continuously pouring over smart contracts in order to find a way to exploit them. On many occasions, the smart contract owners themselves have proven to be untrustworthy and conducted ‘rug-pulls’ […]

OXBC Newsletter #039

February 17, 2021

Laying down the law, blockchain style With Tesla, Mastercard, Uber and Visa all making announcements on cryptocurrency investments and adoption in the past week, the regulatory spotlight has shone on blockchain technology with a greater intensity. In this ‘Legal Issue’ of the OXBC newsletter, we round up the latest legal and regulatory news around Blockchain […]

DeFi 101: What is Yield Farming?

February 4, 2021

The Decentralised Finance (DeFi) landscape has grown exponentially over the last 12 months. As with seemingly every new trend in the blockchain space, DeFi has presented many early adopters with the opportunity to gain vast riches, and some others with hard lessons and empty wallets. In DeFi though, blockchain and, in particular smart contracts, have […]

OXBC Newsletter #038

February 4, 2021

Sushi, Waffle, Pancake and Pie – can you profit from Yield Farming in DeFi? As the Decentralised Finance (DeFi) landscape continues to blossom, many have turned to yield farming as a means of earning passive income. But, is yield farming guaranteed to be profitable? What are the risks? And what do pancakes have to do […]