DeFi Summer; Bitcoin Fall

The attention may have been with DeFi when it was warm, but as the cold winds of COVID-19 return fears and election volatility blow, bitcoin is resuming narrative dominance.

By Nathaniel WhittemoreCoinDesk Insights
Sep 30, 2020 at 8:14 p.m. UTCUpdated Sep 14, 2021 at 10:02 a.m. UTC
By Nathaniel WhittemoreCoinDesk Insights
Sep 30, 2020 at 8:14 p.m. UTCUpdated Sep 14, 2021 at 10:02 a.m. UTC

The attention may have been with DeFi when it was warm, but as the cold winds of COVID-19 return fears and election volatility blow, bitcoin is resuming narrative dominance.

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Today on the Brief:

  • Coinbase offers severance to employees who want to leave over new politics policy
  • Long-term job cuts hamper any idea of V-shaped recovery
  • Last chance for a stimulus package before the U.S. presidential election

Our main discussion is a narrative shift from DeFi back to bitcoin.

Over the summer, DeFi led the crypto charge. From growth in total value locked to narrative dominance to even leadership in the all important category of crypto drama, DeFi was it. 

Now, as a potentially turbulent macro environment rears its head, the narrative is shifting back to a focus on bitcoin.

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