With BTC breaking out, ETH exploding and gold at all-time highs, CoinDesk’s Markets Daily is back with another news roundup.

This episode is sponsored by Bitstamp and Crypto.com.

Today’s stories:

First Mover: Bitcoin at Last Passes $10K, But Why Has It Struggled While Gold Shone?

It’s a tricky thing to explain why bitcoin has been underperforming as central bank money printing helps drive gold to a new record.

Ether Leaves Bitcoin Behind With 2020 Gain of Over 100%

Ethereum’s popularity with DeFi projects has likely led to a triple-digit year-to-date price rise for ether. Bitcoin lags well behind with a 34% gain.

Crypto Long & Short: Where Fintech Ends and Crypto Begins

Parts of fintech may be embracing crypto, but Noelle Acheson argues that doesn’t mean crypto is fintech – it’s more than that.

MakerDAO Passes $1 Billion Milestone in DeFi First

The total value of ether locked in DeFi’s oldest project has surpassed $1 billion for the first time.