Originally published for Amber Group on Yahoo Finance

Crypto finance firms widely share one mission statement: to offer a platform that enables retail and institutional crypto market participants to trade, invest, finance, and earn crypto. We’ve thought long and hard about the best way to pool our integrated services for…


As the Federal Reserve takes hold of the economy by its strings, the financial crisis playbook has fast become the de facto economic manual. This marionette performance is one that we’ve all seen before, but this time the Fed has a dancing partner — the U.S. government. The Fed’s money-printing…


Written as of March 20, 2020

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“Fragility is the quality of things that are vulnerable to volatility” — Nassim Nicholas Taleb

The view is never pretty on the front lines of a…


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Structured thinkers have an undying appreciation for procedure and logic. I can attest.

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The spirit of the startup world is all about experimental design. It comes as no surprise, then, that creativity takes centre stage. What is business building if not working with the reality that change is the only…


Btw, I loved this stuff as a kid.

Once upon a time…

Cap’n crunch sailed the vast sea of liquidity, which was abundant with companies supported by strong balance sheets and showing upward trending financial projections 📈. That is, until a sudden global health pandemic struck land and sea, sending these companies into a whirlwind of uncertainty.

Liquidity in crisis

The narrative of this impending…


Black Thursday (March 12, 2020) will be remembered as the day that brought the largest stress test to the ‘modern’ DeFi ecosystem.

The story? Liquidations. $25m of collateral was liquidated across the leading DeFi lending protocols — Maker, Compound, and dYdX —in just the last month. …


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Ask anyone — my view about the future and humanity is usually fairly optimistic. I believe that there is no conflict, no epidemic, no market correction humanity cannot recover from. Of course this is not to diminish the reality that each of these setbacks impacts the “haves” and “have nots”…


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Earlier this week the Federal Reserve cut the federal funds rate by half a percent lowering the interest rate target between 1–1.25%. The effective fed funds rate (the volume weighted median of the inter-bank lending rates) now stands at 1.58%, a steep 82bp cut from this time last year. (Remember…


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We spend a lot of time thinking about crypto market infrastructure.

The development of market infrastructure is indicative of the institutionalization growth curve. The pace of building in this space has been…


2019 was a formative year for the crypto markets.

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2019 was a formative year for the crypto markets.

Just have a look at business models — the pulse of change. From pure-play services to integrated platforms. From single public chains to cross-chain interoperability. Companies and projects are not only focused on building services and shipping products. They are also forming partnerships, acquiring other companies and building out ecosystems…

Leslie Lamb

Head of Institutional Sales @ Amber Group | Host of the Crypto Unstacked Podcast | Interdisciplinary Thinker

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