This Week's Market Brief

Week of 17th June 2022. Here's your intelligence brief on the tokens and markets that are contributing to growth of the Tokenised Earth Economy and relevant to ReFi.

2 years ago   •   5 min read

By Dr Shaun Conway

17 June 2022

Here's your latest intelligence on the tokens and markets relevant to the Tokenised Earth Economy.

Warren Buffett is famous for saying, "Only when the tide goes out do you discover who's been swimming naked." Celsius, a CEX focused on offering clients attractive yields on their crypto by investing customers' money in highly risky DeFi protocols, is basically insolvent and fighting for its life to avoid liquidation. Users have been blocked from withdrawals, and anyone with liquidation risk has to weigh up if they should deposit more money into celsius to avoid liquidation but then potentially lose that collateral if celsius does go belly up. Celsius has around 2 million users and billions under management!

The contagion spread, and the large hedge fund 3 Arrow Capital, which once had over $18 billion under management, is mainly collapsing due to massive use of leverage. Famous for their big wins investing in the likes of Avax, Near, Aave, Starkware, Solana, Polkadot and many more, including Luna. They lost close to $600 million on Luna! 3AC is a massive threat to the markets for further pain. Part of their services to companies they invested in was outsourced treasury management. Protocols are complaining that they have gone radio silent and treasuries are at risk. 3AC holds prominent positions in many tokens due for unlocks soon; expect forced selling. They also hold a tremendous number of NFTs.

The macro-environment is as bad as the crypto markets. Japan is defending the peg of its bond at 0.25% as it keeps printing money while the rest of the world tightens up. The Yen hit a 24-year low against the USD! The FOMC meeting this week added another rate hike of 0.75%, the most significant in 28 years!

Is this capitulation? Are we at the bottom? No one really knows, as we have never had a bear market in crypto at the same time as traditional markets go into recession.

📈Reference Markets over the past week


The OG of cryptos



A bit of hopium as bitcoin hits the extreme basically a fire sale buy zone in the famous rainbow chart - see it here


The king of Alts



Eth has taken a significant hit as large liquidations get triggered. Ignore the charts and use this time to learn about L2 transaction finality here!


Interoperable Blockchain Chain



Read this in-depth breakdown of the key metrics of ATOM - the Cosmos Hub’s native token. 


Yield Farming on cosmos



On June 20, Osmosis will reduce emissions by a third. Osmosis tokenomics has a thirdening event every year. Will this ease selling pressure?



$0.11 is among those that are busy laying off hundreds of employees during this crypto slump. Many are saying that the crypto winter is happening already.


Smart-contracts on IBC



If you are looking for a new home for JUNO delegations, Silk Nodes is coming online with a $JUNO validator

📊Impact Markets over the past week


Ecological State Ledger



Catch Up on this Regen Foundation Twitter Space, where they discussed Rights of Nature in governance and decentralised decision-making.


Internet of Impact



ImpactDAOs are coming to life on Mainnet! Read all about their 4th launchpad candidate, Yoma Africa


Energy Web Token



Read this update on their ReBeam project, where EV users can take their energy provider on the go.


Toucan Protocol: Base Carbon Tonnes



On-chain weekly carbon stats was a total traded of $2.02M and a total of 210 tonnes retired.


Seigniorage stablecoins collateralised by crypto and natural assets.



On June 23rd, watch their Kuneco community call, including ReFiSummer updates with Climate Collective as well as new project launches and a Paris CeloSalon sneak peak. 


Connecting crypto users with inspiring farm projects across the planet. Moving carbon from the sky into the soil.



Dovu is a partner of KlimaDAO, helping people calculate and offset their carbon footprint.

📉DAO Shares over the past week

ℹ️ Remember that DAO’s with a rebase mechanism should be valued on their treasuries, and market cap increases are a more important metric than token prices, as high yields try to outpace price fluctuations.


Carbon Credits as its treasury




18,230,252 TONNES CO2

wsKLIMA = wrapped staked KLIMA. Wrap your sKLIMA here. Unlike sKLIMA, your wsKLIMA balance will not increase over time – but the rebase rewards are exactly the same (# sKLIMA = wsKLIMA x index). You can always unwrap wsKLIMA for sKLIMA.

Olympus DAO

The largest DAO built on Ethereum




$236 million

Have you read their action plan yet? It’s a 12-month plan for how they will achieve their goal of becoming web3’s premiere decentralised reserve currency.

Gitcoin DAO

GTC - Platform to find meaningful open-source work



Gitcoin has crossed 200k contributors, with only a week into GR14. ReFi Summer is in full swing!


DeFi Tools DAO 



They are partnering with Symmetric to create a flourishing Launch Program on Celo tailored for ReFi and Celo-native projects. Pre-register here.

Popcorn DAO



They have identified more than 1,300 beneficiaries they plan to work with. Be sure to follow them for regular updates. 

Earth State Opportunities

  • Get Whitelisted for EarthFund’s first cause here.
  • Get an Airdrop: Stakers of Osmo, Evmos and Juno can now claim the Diffusion airdrop. Head over to claim.
  • Join PrimeDAO, rate tokens, up your tokenomics game and earn!
  • Stake USDT/USDD on Tron and earn over 40% while the TronDAO defends the peg. They have deep pockets but this is a risky play!
  • Play the popular wordle game on web3 and win $50 in Matic!
  • Lend to off-chain companies in the real world using DeFi using Maple Finance. Earn sustainable yields at around 9% on USDC! This is a huge narrative.
  • Apply for a grant through Toucan, supported by Coinbase Giving, if you’re working on a project that supports carbon supply or utility or makes ReFi accessible to more users.
  • Trade: Hodl an index fund of BTC, ETH, LINK, and 50% stablecoins on GMX Protocol on Arbitrum and earn 18% yield paid in ETH!
  • Give: Gitcoin Round 14 is live; check out some really interesting projects here. Pro tip: many of them are tokenless - airdrop, maybe?
What are the Impact DAOs and Tokens you want to see included in the Earth State Market tracker? Get in touch to let us know!

🌍 For the Earth!

Earth State change is unstoppable, and so is the evolution of the crypto market!

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This article is strictly educational and is not investment advice or a solicitation to buy or sell any assets or make any financial decisions. For tax advice, talk to your accountant. DYOR – Do your own research.

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