Dip Week | Weekly Recap

How this drawdown in crypto is exactly like the last ones
May 22, 20212 min read

Dear Bankless Nation,

DIP WEEK. You hanging in there?

ETH at ATHs last week at this time. This week ETH dropped by -50%. 😱

Be honest: did you panic sell?

If you didn’t sell it’s probably cause you’ve seen this movie before…

  1. China “banning” Bitcoin (they’ve done this like a dozen times)
  2. Elon Musk talking smack (who cares what billionaires say?)
  3. A cascade of liquidations (volatility doesn’t affect holders)
  4. Every major exchange went down (DeFi didn’t)
  5. A sprinkle of Tether FUD (whether it’s warranted or not is for another post :)

For all you second and third cycle veterans this all sounds pretty familiar.

Even the price action resembles something we’ve seen before.

Last year we said it was just like 2016. And we predicted this year would play out like a fractal of 2017.

Well guess what? Last week felt just like June 2017 when ETH hit $420 (euphoria!) then tanked straight to $150 (despair!). I remember people running for the exits then. Mass panic. Price later recovered, then went on to reach 3x all-time-highs that year.

No one knows the future but something tells me we’ve got a similar path ahead.

Here’s the thing—absolutely nothing changed about crypto’s fundamentals last week. That’s why I think many of you are using this as a Dip buying opportunity.

Do you have long-term conviction?

Be greedy when others are fearful, and be fearful when others a greedy.

Cause the market is fearful right now—what you gonna do?

Here’s what’s lined up for next week:

  • MEV Panel with Phil Daian & Paradigm (early access here)
  • We’re show you how to take out an interest free loan
  • William gives us his best gas saving tips

More level ups.

Let’s get to the recap.


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Recap for the week of May 17th, 2021


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  1. Execute any good market opportunities you saw in Market Monday
  2. Learn how to use Polygon 🔥
  3. Build ultra sound conviction on the next innovation in crypto
  4. Read why institutional investors love DeFi
  5. Be honest: did you panic sell?


  1. 🎙️ Listen to Crypto, Legacy, and Value | Mark Yusko
  2. 📺 Watch Rollup: Dip Week | Rise of Polygon | Erratic Elon
  3. 📺 Watch Udi Wertheimer pitch BNB as hyper sound money 🔥
  4. 📺 Watch Meet the Nation: Sovryn


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  2. How to research NFT projects 🔥
  3. NFTs, Legitimacy, and New Possibilites


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