🤑 I'm Bored… Let's Gamblefi

Sep 5, 2023 | Newsletter

🗞 Market commentary.

GM Legends

Boredom and gambling.

Two words that can be used interchangeably as REK-tember has so far begun to live up to its name. 

August saw on-chain DEX volumes dwindle to levels we haven’t seen since December 2020. These on-chain traders might be moving to stables in preparation for what might happen this month as bears are calling for new lows.

Over the weekend we saw plenty of UniBot FUD resulting in a sell-off as heads turn to the UniBot competitor Banana Gun as the team released information on “wen token”, revealing a, and I quote, “relatively low raise” of 800ETH presale and a 4/4 buy/sell tax that’s causing quite the stir on CT.

Despite the questionable presale and taxation numbers, the daily usage of Banana Gun, compared to UniBot, has been steadily rising ahead of UniBot. Will Banana Gun be the final bot narrative pump before we rotate into next week’s shiny narrative? Or will this all end in tears for those throwing ETH into the presale?

In other news, Vitalik gets mad and dumps $500k worth of MKR tokens after MakerDAO’s Rune Christensen is set to fork the Solana base code for MakerDAO’s “End Game” which will feature a native chain. With that in mind, there is always a whale bigger than you as we see MKR whale 0x475 buying up $15M+.

And in an attempt to keep the peace between SOL & ETH maxis, Toly, Solana’s Founder, took to Twitter saying that “Ethereum is awesome” and “this is a win for open source.”

An interesting move by the MakerDAO team, but do we not already have enough native chains? L1s? L2s? Can the remaining devs not just work together to make a few decent products first?

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🤓 In today’s email.

  • Degen corner. GCR, gambling and a real good time

  • DeFi insights. 10 insights you need to know

  • ICYMI. Research on Rainmaker and Mori Finance

  • Top Tweets. blknoiz06 & _tolks sum up the current state of the market

  • And finally. Preserve capital & tough grass

🔥 Degen corner.

GCR, gambling and a real good time

Risk is an adrenaline-filled emotion.

It’s like a drug. It can give you everything in one moment or completely rip it apart as you round trip another life-changing memecoin.

And in times of max boredom taking risks or in this case, gambling, is a way of keeping our degenerate brains from completely going insane as Bitcoin doesn’t know what it wants to do.

GCR sums it up perfectly and it’s something we’ve been saying for some time, Gambling is one of crypto’s biggest use cases.

Crypto is a game of speculation. Whether it be  [insert inappropriately named memecoin] pulling a 1000x or from relatable casino games and sports betting that’s powered by degeneracy and fueled by magical internet beans.

It was reported that Americans are hitting the casinos more than ever with July seeing a record pumping $1.4 billion in revenue, up 7% YoY. 

Let those numbers sink in. 

I’m like you, an average man and GCR is right… as an average man, I wouldn’t fly to Vegas or Macau to punt it all on red at the Bellagio when I can flick on Telegram, Discord or my laptop whilst I’m listening to the latest blocmates podcast (<— check it).

Decentralised gamblefi lets us delve even deeper into the metaverse whilst enabling desperation, greed and hopium to intertwine with one another in complete anonymity.

The last 12 months have seen the first movers fade away whilst the current iteration of platforms is creating bear market entertainment as the marketcap, as listed on CoinGecko, approaches $700m as REK-tember continues to nuke the market.

And let’s be real here, when CT is as dull as it is now, would you rather see another thread about LSDfi or the latest in sports entertainment… and larp?

Long human emotion, the need for a quick hit of dopamine and the frictionless nature that on-chain gambling degeneracy provides.

Disclaimer: We are not endorsing gambling and do not take liability for the decisions you, as the reader, make. Please gamble responsibly as this is just for entertainment purposes!

👀 DeFi insights.

The important bits.

  • Aevo – A recap of what happened in Aug including the launch of a TG bot – read

  • Bumper Finance – Mainnet launching on Sept 7th – read

  • Juicy Perp – Get early access to their discord – read

  • Llama Nodes – Goes live on BSC – read

  • Mozaic Finance – LBP went live – read

  • Perpy Finance – The Spectra closed beta went live – read

  • Prisma Finance – In-depth report by Crypto_McKenna – read

  • Raft Finance – Raft V2 goes live, here’s what you need to know – read

  • Rocket Pool – Everything you need to know about the Houston and Saturn upgrades – read

  • Swell Network – swETH getting ready to board Raft V2 – read

📰 DeFi news.

Even more important bits.

  • Crypto casino Stake.com exploited for $41M+ in a “private key leak.” The team has made no official public statement. Services have resumed – read

  • Crypto is “Slight Crazy” according to Singapore’s new President – read

  • dYdX token to become the native asset of the dYdX chain – read

  • Krafton, creators of PUBG, launching Settlus on Cosmos a purpose-built blockchain for the creator economy – read

  • SYN continues to be a cursed coin as Nima Capitals dumps 9M tokens – read

  • Tether becomes the 22nd largest holder of US treasury bondsread


Life gets busy so here’s what you’ve missed.

GM Degen Podcast: We’re Back, But It’s All Bad News

Listen & Watch.

It’s all doom and gloom from exploits to unknown VC’s dumping their token allocation. We cover it all.

Tune in on Spotify | YouTube

Rainmaker: The Future of DeFi Onboarding.


Rainmaker is part of a new class of crypto wallets, leveraging Account Abstraction to bring the next cohort of users on-chain with their mobile-first wallet.

Read more →

Introducing Mori: Revolutionising Stable Assets Within DeFi


Mori Finance represents an advanced system within the realm of DeFi, operating on Ethereum. It introduces a cutting-edge approach to stable assets crafted natively.

Read more →

🐥 Tweet of the day.

To save you doom scrolling.

blknoiz06 & _tolks sum up the current state of the market perfectly.

🦍 And finally…

Some words of wisdom.

Preserve capital, touch grass and enjoy this week’s newsletter.

much love,

blocmates team 🫡

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