54 minutes | May 20, 2021

WTF ^%$# is Happening With Crypto??

We’re talking with two ‘in the crypto weeds’ traders/asset managers, Ben Upward of Synchronicity and Gary Basin, about crypto’s -30% one day drop, coinbase, the most surprising (& scariest) things about the recent crypto crash, size and action in futures, options, and non-futures, “what if” bitcoin had blown up, the right to a free market, bitcoin as beta?, new Bitcoin offers (like bitcoin micros), the negatives and positives of volatility in the space, leverage upon leverage upon leverage, bitcoin as a portfolio diversifier, a VC model, Portnoy picking, risk metrics, and the future costs of production for cryptocurrencies. Chapters: 00:00-02:28=Intro 02:29-15:12=Bitcoin falls -30%, what broke? 15:13-26:30=Bitcoin Futures & Unstable Bets 26:31-39-50=Farming, Staking, Embracing Volatility 39:51-53:30=The crypto hype machine, and new tech devaluing old coins? Follow along with Ben Upward on LinkedIn and Gary Basin on Twitter at @garybasin. And last but not least, don't forget to subscribe to The Derivative, and follow us on Twitter, or LinkedIn, and Facebook, and sign-up for our blog digest. Disclaimer: This podcast is provided for informational purposes only and should not be relied upon as legal, business, or tax advice. All opinions expressed by podcast participants are solely their own opinions and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of RCM Alternatives, their affiliates, or companies featured. Due to industry regulations, participants on this podcast are instructed not to make specific trade recommendations, nor reference past or potential profits. And listeners are reminded that managed futures, commodity trading, and other alternative investments are complex and carry a risk of substantial losses. As such, they are not suitable for all investors. For more information, visit www.rcmalternatives.com/disclaimer
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