Day: February 2, 2021

Yearn Holders Vote to Lift YFI Cap

Yearn Finance token holders voted for the protocol to mint 6,666 new tokens, prioritizing the implementation of a funding model for contributors over keeping a hard cap. Holders of 1.66k YFI (83.4%) voted “yes,” compared with 330.5 YFI (16.6%) voting “no,” on the off-chain governance tool Snapshot. In a recent proposal, Yearn Finance laid out …

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NFTs Take on Freelance Writing With $ESSAY

A new twist on NFTs might hold the potential to change the entire nature of freelance writing. Mirror is a new publishing platform, akin to an open source, DeFi-oriented take on Medium. The platform will allow individual writers to crowdfund their work by minting their essays as NFTs.  Backers will be able to exchange ETH …

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Hashmasks is Newest NFT Craze

NFT collectors are flocking to get their hands on Hashmasks – a collection of 16,384 unique digital portraits. Each portrait features a combination of five traits with different levels of scarcity. The sale window opened with seven price tranches, quickly breaching the 100 ETH threshold and selling out yesterday morning for a total of $14M …

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Goldfinch Says it Has Enabled $1M in Un-Collateralized Loans

Goldfinch, a newly launched DeFi lending protocol focusing on loans without collateral, today announced a $1M funding round and progress on its pilot lending program in emerging markets.  Goldfinch, which launched in December, said it’s working with PayJoy in Mexico, Aspire in Southeast Asia, and QuickCheck in Nigeria, which have collectively drawn down $1M from …

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Engineer Becomes His Own Lender in First DeFi Mortgage

The first ever DeFi mortgage may have just gone through.  An engineering lead at a top DeFi protocol, who asked to remain anonymous to keep his personal finances private, on Jan. 22 paid off his mortgage loan with Commonwealth Bank of Australia, and now is paying down his refinanced home loan through DeFi protocol Notional …

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