Balance Sheet Bitcoin

Balance Sheet Bitcoin

By CPix | Everything Crypto | 12 Oct 2020

Bitcoin Treasuries in Publicly Traded Companies

Grayscale Bitcoin Trust ($GBTC): 449,596 BTC, ~$5B

CoinShares ETP ($COINXBT: SS): 69,730 BTC, ~$770M

Microstrategy ($MSTR): 38,250 BTC, ~422M

Galaxy Digital ($BRPHF): 16,651 BTC, ~$184M

Square ($SQ): 4,709 BTC, ~$50M

Riot Blockchain, Inc. ($RIOT): 1,053 BTC, ~$11.6M

NASDAQ Institutional Ownership of GBTC

While this is quite a bit of Public and Institutional exposure for an asset only around the past 11 years, this seems to be the beginning of a rather influential trend. Another large trend to keep an eye on is the amount of bitcoin wrapped on Ethereum.


Market Update (Monday 9:30 AM ET)

Percent Change (Rounded) Based on Last Monday Open (9:30 AM ET)

Bitcoin- $11,306 (+6%)

Ether- $368.6 (+7%)

Gold- $1,921 (+1%)

DJI Average- 28,671 (+4%)

NYSE Composite Index- 13,289 (+3%)

NASDAQ Composite Index- 11,732 (+6%)

S&P500 Index- 3,500 (+5%)

New Developments

  1. The Graph Foundation aims to develop and grow the ecosystem, The Graph

  2. Square ($SQ) bought 4709 Bitcoin ($50M) to hold on their Balance Sheet

  3. JP Morgan’s Blockchain Lead Now in Charge of ETH-Based Interbank Information Network

  4. How mainstream adoption of crypto helped distribute $30K to businesses, Katie Johnson

  5. Introducing CoFiX: a Next-Generation AMM, Haseeb Qureshi

  6. Community Foundation offering smart contract-powered Donor-Advised Funds

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Industry Insights

For Developers

  1. APIs: The Digital Glue, Saša Milić

  2. UMA: Building priceless financial contracts with UMA

  3. How to build a subgraph using TheGraph Protocol, David Kajpust

  4. EIP-2982 (Serenity Phase 0) has been merged!

  5. How to build Ethereum voting contract using Solidity & Truffle, FreeCodeCamp

Blockchain Activity

Analyze Uniswap’s GovernorAlpha Contract:
*This will be used to conduct governance for future changes to Uniswap’s Protocol (Proposals, Votes, Delegates)
**Tools: Metamask (Wallet), Remix IDE (Development Environment), Solidity (Smart Contract Language) Ethereum (Blockchain)

# set pragma

pragma solidity ^0.5.16;

# contract (Source)

contract GovernorAlpha {
    /// @notice The name of this contract
    string public constant name = "Uniswap Governor Alpha";

    /// @notice The number of votes in support of a proposal required in order for a quorum to be reached and for a vote to succeed
    function quorumVotes() public pure returns (uint) { return 40_000_000e18; } // 4% of Uni

    /// @notice The number of votes required in order for a voter to become a proposer
    function proposalThreshold() public pure returns (uint) { return 10_000_000e18; } // 1% of Uni

    /// @notice The maximum number of actions that can be included in a proposal
    function proposalMaxOperations() public pure returns (uint) { return 10; } // 10 actions

    /// @notice The delay before voting on a proposal may take place, once proposed
    function votingDelay() public pure returns (uint) { return 1; } // 1 block

    /// @notice The duration of voting on a proposal, in blocks
    function votingPeriod() public pure returns (uint) { return 40_320; } // ~7 days in blocks (assuming 15s blocks)

    /// @notice The address of the Uniswap Protocol Timelock
    TimelockInterface public timelock;

    /// @notice The address of the Uniswap governance token
    UniInterface public uni;

    /// @notice The total number of proposals
    uint public proposalCount;

    struct Proposal {
        /// @notice Unique id for looking up a proposal
        uint id;

        /// @notice Creator of the proposal
        address proposer;

        /// @notice The timestamp that the proposal will be available for execution, set once the vote succeeds
        uint eta;

        /// @notice the ordered list of target addresses for calls to be made
        address[] targets;

        /// @notice The ordered list of values (i.e. msg.value) to be passed to the calls to be made
        uint[] values;

        /// @notice The ordered list of function signatures to be called
        string[] signatures;

        /// @notice The ordered list of calldata to be passed to each call
        bytes[] calldatas;

        /// @notice The block at which voting begins: holders must delegate their votes prior to this block
        uint startBlock;

        /// @notice The block at which voting ends: votes must be cast prior to this block
        uint endBlock;

        /// @notice Current number of votes in favor of this proposal
        uint forVotes;

        /// @notice Current number of votes in opposition to this proposal
        uint againstVotes;

        /// @notice Flag marking whether the proposal has been canceled
        bool canceled;

        /// @notice Flag marking whether the proposal has been executed
        bool executed;

        /// @notice Receipts of ballots for the entire set of voters
        mapping (address => Receipt) receipts;

    /// @notice Ballot receipt record for a voter
    struct Receipt {
        /// @notice Whether or not a vote has been cast
        bool hasVoted;

        /// @notice Whether or not the voter supports the proposal
        bool support;

        /// @notice The number of votes the voter had, which were cast
        uint96 votes;

    /// @notice Possible states that a proposal may be in
    enum ProposalState {

    /// @notice The official record of all proposals ever proposed
    mapping (uint => Proposal) public proposals;

    /// @notice The latest proposal for each proposer
    mapping (address => uint) public latestProposalIds;

    /// @notice The EIP-712 typehash for the contract's domain
    bytes32 public constant DOMAIN_TYPEHASH = keccak256("EIP712Domain(string name,uint256 chainId,address verifyingContract)");

    /// @notice The EIP-712 typehash for the ballot struct used by the contract
    bytes32 public constant BALLOT_TYPEHASH = keccak256("Ballot(uint256 proposalId,bool support)");

    /// @notice An event emitted when a new proposal is created
    event ProposalCreated(uint id, address proposer, address[] targets, uint[] values, string[] signatures, bytes[] calldatas, uint startBlock, uint endBlock, string description);

    /// @notice An event emitted when a vote has been cast on a proposal
    event VoteCast(address voter, uint proposalId, bool support, uint votes);

    /// @notice An event emitted when a proposal has been canceled
    event ProposalCanceled(uint id);

    /// @notice An event emitted when a proposal has been queued in the Timelock
    event ProposalQueued(uint id, uint eta);

    /// @notice An event emitted when a proposal has been executed in the Timelock
    event ProposalExecuted(uint id);

    constructor(address timelock_, address uni_) public {
        timelock = TimelockInterface(timelock_);
        uni = UniInterface(uni_);

    function propose(address[] memory targets, uint[] memory values, string[] memory signatures, bytes[] memory calldatas, string memory description) public returns (uint) {
        require(uni.getPriorVotes(msg.sender, sub256(block.number, 1)) > proposalThreshold(), "GovernorAlpha::propose: proposer votes below proposal threshold");
        require(targets.length == values.length && targets.length == signatures.length && targets.length == calldatas.length, "GovernorAlpha::propose: proposal function information arity mismatch");
        require(targets.length != 0, "GovernorAlpha::propose: must provide actions");
        require(targets.length <= proposalMaxOperations(), "GovernorAlpha::propose: too many actions");

        uint latestProposalId = latestProposalIds[msg.sender];
        if (latestProposalId != 0) {
          ProposalState proposersLatestProposalState = state(latestProposalId);
          require(proposersLatestProposalState != ProposalState.Active, "GovernorAlpha::propose: one live proposal per proposer, found an already active proposal");
          require(proposersLatestProposalState != ProposalState.Pending, "GovernorAlpha::propose: one live proposal per proposer, found an already pending proposal");

        uint startBlock = add256(block.number, votingDelay());
        uint endBlock = add256(startBlock, votingPeriod());

        Proposal memory newProposal = Proposal({
            id: proposalCount,
            proposer: msg.sender,
            eta: 0,
            targets: targets,
            values: values,
            signatures: signatures,
            calldatas: calldatas,
            startBlock: startBlock,
            endBlock: endBlock,
            forVotes: 0,
            againstVotes: 0,
            canceled: false,
            executed: false

        proposals[] = newProposal;
        latestProposalIds[newProposal.proposer] =;

        emit ProposalCreated(, msg.sender, targets, values, signatures, calldatas, startBlock, endBlock, description);

    function queue(uint proposalId) public {
        require(state(proposalId) == ProposalState.Succeeded, "GovernorAlpha::queue: proposal can only be queued if it is succeeded");
        Proposal storage proposal = proposals[proposalId];
        uint eta = add256(block.timestamp, timelock.delay());
        for (uint i = 0; i < proposal.targets.length; i++) {
            _queueOrRevert(proposal.targets[i], proposal.values[i], proposal.signatures[i], proposal.calldatas[i], eta);
        proposal.eta = eta;
        emit ProposalQueued(proposalId, eta);

    function _queueOrRevert(address target, uint value, string memory signature, bytes memory data, uint eta) internal {
        require(!timelock.queuedTransactions(keccak256(abi.encode(target, value, signature, data, eta))), "GovernorAlpha::_queueOrRevert: proposal action already queued at eta");
        timelock.queueTransaction(target, value, signature, data, eta);

    function execute(uint proposalId) public payable {
        require(state(proposalId) == ProposalState.Queued, "GovernorAlpha::execute: proposal can only be executed if it is queued");
        Proposal storage proposal = proposals[proposalId];
        proposal.executed = true;
        for (uint i = 0; i < proposal.targets.length; i++) {
            timelock.executeTransaction.value(proposal.values[i])(proposal.targets[i], proposal.values[i], proposal.signatures[i], proposal.calldatas[i], proposal.eta);
        emit ProposalExecuted(proposalId);

    function cancel(uint proposalId) public {
        ProposalState state = state(proposalId);
        require(state != ProposalState.Executed, "GovernorAlpha::cancel: cannot cancel executed proposal");

        Proposal storage proposal = proposals[proposalId];
        require(uni.getPriorVotes(proposal.proposer, sub256(block.number, 1)) < proposalThreshold(), "GovernorAlpha::cancel: proposer above threshold");

        proposal.canceled = true;
        for (uint i = 0; i < proposal.targets.length; i++) {
            timelock.cancelTransaction(proposal.targets[i], proposal.values[i], proposal.signatures[i], proposal.calldatas[i], proposal.eta);

        emit ProposalCanceled(proposalId);

    function getActions(uint proposalId) public view returns (address[] memory targets, uint[] memory values, string[] memory signatures, bytes[] memory calldatas) {
        Proposal storage p = proposals[proposalId];
        return (p.targets, p.values, p.signatures, p.calldatas);

    function getReceipt(uint proposalId, address voter) public view returns (Receipt memory) {
        return proposals[proposalId].receipts[voter];

    function state(uint proposalId) public view returns (ProposalState) {
        require(proposalCount >= proposalId && proposalId > 0, "GovernorAlpha::state: invalid proposal id");
        Proposal storage proposal = proposals[proposalId];
        if (proposal.canceled) {
            return ProposalState.Canceled;
        } else if (block.number <= proposal.startBlock) {
            return ProposalState.Pending;
        } else if (block.number <= proposal.endBlock) {
            return ProposalState.Active;
        } else if (proposal.forVotes <= proposal.againstVotes || proposal.forVotes < quorumVotes()) {
            return ProposalState.Defeated;
        } else if (proposal.eta == 0) {
            return ProposalState.Succeeded;
        } else if (proposal.executed) {
            return ProposalState.Executed;
        } else if (block.timestamp >= add256(proposal.eta, timelock.GRACE_PERIOD())) {
            return ProposalState.Expired;
        } else {
            return ProposalState.Queued;

    function castVote(uint proposalId, bool support) public {
        return _castVote(msg.sender, proposalId, support);

    function castVoteBySig(uint proposalId, bool support, uint8 v, bytes32 r, bytes32 s) public {
        bytes32 domainSeparator = keccak256(abi.encode(DOMAIN_TYPEHASH, keccak256(bytes(name)), getChainId(), address(this)));
        bytes32 structHash = keccak256(abi.encode(BALLOT_TYPEHASH, proposalId, support));
        bytes32 digest = keccak256(abi.encodePacked("\x19\x01", domainSeparator, structHash));
        address signatory = ecrecover(digest, v, r, s);
        require(signatory != address(0), "GovernorAlpha::castVoteBySig: invalid signature");
        return _castVote(signatory, proposalId, support);

    function _castVote(address voter, uint proposalId, bool support) internal {
        require(state(proposalId) == ProposalState.Active, "GovernorAlpha::_castVote: voting is closed");
        Proposal storage proposal = proposals[proposalId];
        Receipt storage receipt = proposal.receipts[voter];
        require(receipt.hasVoted == false, "GovernorAlpha::_castVote: voter already voted");
        uint96 votes = uni.getPriorVotes(voter, proposal.startBlock);

        if (support) {
            proposal.forVotes = add256(proposal.forVotes, votes);
        } else {
            proposal.againstVotes = add256(proposal.againstVotes, votes);

        receipt.hasVoted = true; = support;
        receipt.votes = votes;

        emit VoteCast(voter, proposalId, support, votes);

    function add256(uint256 a, uint256 b) internal pure returns (uint) {
        uint c = a + b;
        require(c >= a, "addition overflow");
        return c;

    function sub256(uint256 a, uint256 b) internal pure returns (uint) {
        require(b <= a, "subtraction underflow");
        return a - b;

    function getChainId() internal pure returns (uint) {
        uint chainId;
        assembly { chainId := chainid() }
        return chainId;

# interface contracts

interface TimelockInterface {
    function delay() external view returns (uint);
    function GRACE_PERIOD() external view returns (uint);
    function acceptAdmin() external;
    function queuedTransactions(bytes32 hash) external view returns (bool);
    function queueTransaction(address target, uint value, string calldata signature, bytes calldata data, uint eta) external returns (bytes32);
    function cancelTransaction(address target, uint value, string calldata signature, bytes calldata data, uint eta) external;
    function executeTransaction(address target, uint value, string calldata signature, bytes calldata data, uint eta) external payable returns (bytes memory);

interface UniInterface {
    function getPriorVotes(address account, uint blockNumber) external view returns (uint96);

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