😩 Most Top Crypto Exchanges’ Mistaken Deposit Policies are Either Unclear or Missing

Hello Defiers! Here’s what we are covering today, News Most Top Crypto Exchanges’ Mistaken Deposit Policies are Either Unclear or Missing Arrival of Futures ETFs Stokes Bitcoin in DeFi Terra and Abracadabra Team Up to Challenge Centralized Stablecoins ...


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Erroneous Deposits

😩 Most Top Crypto Exchanges’ Mistaken Deposit Policies are Either Unclear or Missing

TLDR Binance customers make erroneous deposits about 800 times a day, according to a spokesperson for the company. Mistaken deposits occur when a user indicates they are going to send one kind of token to an address but sends another.

IRRECOVERABLE Some are completely irrecoverable. Other times it might be recoverable, such as when a user indicates they are going to send one ERC-20 token and actually send another (even that isn’t always recoverable, apparently).

RARE GLIMPSE The finality of blockchains is by design. It’s a feature, not a bug, but internet users are accustomed to everything being reversible and fixable by customer service on the traditional web. This data point from Binance is a rare glimpse at just how often regular crypto users are making expensive mistakes.

ERRONEOUS The Defiant reached out to seven top exchanges to ask how they handle erroneous transactions. This question was prompted by a customer who was charged several hundred thousand dollars more for a recovery than expected, according to REKT News.


DeFi Bitcoin

📈 Arrival of Futures ETFs Stokes Bitcoin in DeFi

SURGING Bitcoin in decentralized finance has been surging since speculation strengthened that the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission would finally approve an exchange-traded fund to invest in the world’s largest cryptocurrency.

TWEET BTC deposited into Ethereum’s DeFi ecosystem as shown on DeFi Pulse’s “Bitcoin at Work” page, jumped 2% to 284,331 BTC since Oct. 14, when one of the SEC’s lesser Twitter accounts sent out an inscrutable tweet. It said: “Before investing in a fund that holds Bitcoin futures contracts, make sure you carefully weigh the potential risks and benefits.” At over $57,000 at the time, that’s $308M in Bitcoin.


YIELD It seems like many investors expected the news of a Bitcoin ETF to drive its price higher and wanted to take advantage of that appreciation and deploy it to gain yield. Their anticipation was justified. An exchange-traded fund based on Bitcoin futures, from ProShares, will be available on the New York Stock Exchange on Oct. 19.


Stabelecoin Battle

🤝 Terra and Abracadabra Team Up to Challenge Centralized Stablecoins

TARGET For an industry that has decentralization in its very name, DeFi’s reliance on centralized stablecoins remains an Achilles’ heel, making it an easy target for overzealous regulators.

PARTNERSHIP On October 16, Terra and Abracadabra announced a partnership that aims to take on the incumbents by leveraging their UST and Magic Internet Money (MIM) stablecoins. Details of the partnership haven’t been announced yet but could potentially include MIM-UST liquidity pools and LUNA collateral, allowing users to borrow MIM against their LUNA tokens.

STABLECOINS “Decentralised Yields require a pair, $MIM and $UST are the power couple of Stablecoin Yields,” Abracadabra founder Daniele told The Defiant. Custodial stablecoins USDT, USDC and BUSD comprise 87% of the $133B in stablecoins currently in circulation, and the real number is even higher when we consider that DAI is partially collateralized by USDC.



Fantom Primer

💡Fantom Deploys High-Speed PoS to Solve the ‘Blockchain Trilemma’

In this research piece, Mason Marcabello lays out in lucid detail how Fantom is addressing web3 challenges with a new Proof-of-Stake mechanism called “Lachesis.” It’s a fascinating deep dive in an intriguing platform that’s picking up serious mojo.

OPTIMAL STATE While the ever expansive world of decentralized finance is improving on its traditional counterpart the web3 is not without its problems. For example, to maintain an optimal state of functionality, commonly used assets like Bitcoin need to compromise between one of three core components: scalability, security, or decentralization. This concept is known as the “blockchain trilemma.”

SPEED Coined by Vitalik Buterin, it advocates that decentralized technologies (at least in their present layer-one state) can’t equally balance all three of these aspects simultaneously. With Bitcoin, for example, we can see that while Proof of Work helps provide strong security and a purer embodiment of decentralization, the speed of its transactions are slower as a result.

LACHESIS Still, a nascent cluster of platforms like Fantom are solving this trilemma. Fantom achieves this with its high-speed Proof of Stake consensus mechanism called “Lachesis.” It doesn’t compromise on security or decentralization to scale. With its bespoke “leaderless” PoS protocol, Fantom also allows developers to fully customize blockchains and tailor specific qualities for digital assets according to their respective use cases.




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🔗 Attorney General James Directs Unregistered Crypto Lending Platforms to Cease Operations In New York: NY Attorney General

New York Attorney General Letitia James today announced new efforts she is taking to protect New York investors, and the trading markets more generally, from exploitation by high-risk virtual currency schemes.

🔗 Arbitrum extends lead over Optimism as Uniswap posts record volume on L2: CoinTelegraph

The world’s most popular decentralized exchange, Uniswap, is seeing layer two volumes surge as Ethereum transaction fees surge once again.

🔗 New Approaches to Liquidity in DeFi: Fei Protocol

Liquidity is one of the primary goals of any developed financial market. The problem is essentially, “I want to make X trade as cheaply as possible, and I need someone on the other side.”

🔗 Crypto Learns to Play the DC Influence Game: CoinDesk

Facing a head-spinning array of new legislative and regulatory action out of Washington, D.C., the crypto industry is reacting the way any sector flush with cash would: It’s throwing money at the problem.


Aave @AaveAaveMore than a month ago, the codebase for the front end of the Aave Protocol was open-sourced, making the code publicly available and allowing it to be distributed and modified by anyone (see the announcement here) medium.com/aave/cross-cha… (1/4)


medium.comCross-chain governance and open-sourcing the Aave UIThe Aave Companies are committed to creating open source software that empowers users’ financial, social and cultural independence. For this software, decentralization and — most specifically…9:13 PM ∙ Oct 18, 2021165Likes21Retweets


Binance @binanceYesterday we burnt $639M of #BNB. Read @cz_binance's quarterly update, covering: 🔸 #Binance's growth 🔸 Crypto regulation 🔸 Our recent progress And much more 👇 binance.com/en/blog/421499…


binance.com17th BNB Burn | Quarterly Highlights and Insights from CZ | Binance BlogBinance today announced the results from its 17th quarterly BNB burn on 15 October, 2021. The latest quarterly burn of 1,335,888 BNB, effectively removes the equivalent of approximately $639,462,868 USD from circulation. In this open letter, Binance CEO CZ shares his learnings over the past quarter …7:29 AM ∙ Oct 19, 20211,360Likes277Retweets

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