Chain of Events. January 2021 Newsletter | by | @blockchain | Jan, 2022

January 2021 Newsletter

Happy Year of the Tiger to those celebrating Lunar New Year this week.

Considering the market mayhem, Twitter’s NFT nod, and the development of DAOs, this Year of the Tiger has certainly started with a roar. (Sorry, we had to.)

ICYMI: Simplified Trading Limits

ICYMI 2: Welcoming Two New Board Members

Marcie Vu has helped some of the biggest consumer platforms and marketplaces reach scale and IPO. A veteran of tech and finance, she’s made a career leading M&A and IPO deals for brands like Alibaba, Amazon, eBay, Google, Facebook, LinkedIn, Zappos and many others.

Tom Horton, already the Lead Independent Director of Walmart and GE, will join the board as our Lead Independent Director. Tom’s specialty is running and scaling complex multinational companies. He previously served as CFO and later CEO of American Airlines and has since worked for companies like AT&T and Qualcomm.

The Bottom Line

Head of Research, Garrick Hileman noted in our January Market Outlook report that historically, markets have often struggled to hold gains in the years following a bull run. While it is still early in the year, the trend seems to be holding.

Feature Of The Month: NFT Marketplace + Waitlist

As creators, celebrities, and brands build on NFT momentum, we will likely see it continue as a major narrative within crypto. We’re stoked to help millions of people access this emerging technology right in their Wallet.

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The Cryptosphere

On January 20th, Twitter announced the launch of NFT profile pictures. You’ll see these dotting your feed by way of a slick hexagon. Tapping on the profile picture leads to details about the art and it’s ownership.

New York City Mayor Eric Adams received his first paycheck this month, which was said to have been automatically converted into ether and bitcoin. In a statement, Adams said, “New York is the center of the word, and we want it to be the center of cryptocurrency and other financial innovations”.

BFF DAO launched this month with our very own Chief Administrative / Legal Officer, Lindsey Haswell, as a founding member. This extraordinary group is on a mission to help women and non-binary people get into crypto and they’ve already hosted their first event. In The News

  • Blockworks — Chief Business Officer Lane Kasselman spoke about’s expansion in emerging markets
  • Bloomberg — Olga Kharif covered the addition of Tom Horton to’s Board of Directors

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