David Angliss, an analyst with Australia’s leading cryptocurrency investment firm, Apollo Capital, shares the fund’s weekly take on what’s happening in the fast-changing and volatile cryptocurrency space.

Houston, we have liftoff.

Two of Apollo’s “moonshot” seed-round investments launched on Thursday, and David Angliss is enthusiastic about both.

First, Synthetix spinoff Thales Market went live on Ethereum mainnet with its binary option trading platform.

“Have a look at the interface, it’s awesome,” he told Stockhead. “It’s got more than more than just predictions of Ethereum and BTC price, it’s got sport and stuff on it which is really cool.”

Thales Market

An airdrop of Thales tokens occurred last week to people staking Synthetix tokens. After making their debut on Thursday at around US$3.75, Thales tokens were trading on Friday for US$2.28, giving the project a fully diluted market of US$240 million.

“The price is dropping quite a bit, because the airdrop they gave out was quite generous,” Angliss observed. “Naturally, people will take profits from that airdrop.”

There was also an incentivised liquidity mining program on Dodo Market, Angliss said.


Tracer Dao launch

Tracer DAO, which was developed by a Brisbane-based company called Mycelium, also launched its decentralised leveraged trading platform on Arbitrum One.

Tracer’s “perpetual pools” offer users leveraged trading without the risk of liquidation, according to the project.

Tracer on Friday was letting users take “power leverage” positions of 3x on BTC/USDC and ETH/USDC, with 10x leverage promised soon.

The platform lets users mint these leveraged tokens, which then rebalance.

TCR tokens were trading at US12.9c on Friday, a day after trade began. They had been volatile in their debut, reaching a high of US21.7c and a low of US9.8c. The project had a fully diluated valuation of US$129 million, according to Coingecko.

Apollo invested in July at A5.6c (US4.1c), Angliss said, adding that Apollo typically invests from $50,000 to $300,000 in a project.

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