Day: February 17, 2021

Fixed-Rate Lending Protocol HiFi Launches

The field for fixed-rate lending protocols is becoming more dense as HiFi has joined the fray.  Like Notional Finance and Yield Protocol, HiFi is able to offer fixed rates by locking in a specific duration by which the loan will mature. The debt will be represented with a “yToken,” which refers to tokenized debt backed …

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Vesper Comes Out of Beta and Launches VSP Token

Vesper, a DeFi investment platform, came out of beta and launched its VSP governance token. Following a successful beta period with $28M in total value locked, Vesper aims to bridge the gap between traditional DeFi users and investment industry professionals who are new to the space. Users are able to choose to deposit crypto in …

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Dissecting the Memenomics of Dogecoin

Another week, another wild, Elon Musk-tweet driven, Dogecoin gyration. The latest one has chart arrows pointing down. But beyond what’s behind the most recent swing, let’s look at what’s driving the whole pendulum: hype. Irrational speculative manias have been present as long as there have been markets; they’re a part of human nature. But at …

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MakerDAO is Piling on Fees as Dai Demand Booms

DeFi’s central bank is piling on fees. MakerDAO backend and oracles engineer Nik Kunkel tweeted that if the current market conditions remain stable, the protocol would generate ~$71M in annual stability fees. Stability fees paid by Maker borrowers (similar to borrowing costs), are then burned by the protocol, indirectly benefiting MKR holders by reducing the …

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$SOCKS is Now Worth $85k. That’s it. That’s the Headline.

If you’ve ever felt that twinge of disappointment upon unwrapping a birthday gift and seeing a pair of socks, DeFi is here to give you a wake up call. Unisocks (created by Uniswap) is DeFi’s twist on…well, socks. And just like pretty much everything else in DeFi right now, they’re on a major bull run.  …

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