Day: June 17, 2021

Iron Finance Implodes After ‘Bank Run’

In a month, Iron Finance has gone from being the darling of yield farmers to one of the biggest crashes in DeFi history.  The partially collateralized stablecoin project expanded to the Polygon network on May 18 and quickly became the go-to protocol for earning insane yields –– it even received praise from Mark Cuban. The …

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No Collateral, No Problem: Goldfinch Raises $11M to Bring Unsecured Loans to DeFi

Unsecured loans, long a missing piece in the DeFi puzzle, may finally be coming to open finance. Goldfinch, a DeFi platform that specializes in making no-collateral loans, announced an $11M raise from the likes of Andreessen Horowitz, DeFi Alliance, and other investors. Goldfinch enables borrowers to garner access to unsecured loans without having to go …

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Curve Drama Intensifies as New Proposals Target alUSD and Saddle Finance

In the wake of Alchemix’s troubled alETH release, Curve Finance has produced two governance proposals targeting tangential products of the automated loan repayment protocol. There’s also been a flurry of chatter about possible legal action as the dustup accelerates. The first target — Curve’s own alUSD pool. Charlie Watkins, project lead at Curve, proposed removing …

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Meebits or Bored Apes? NFT Rivalry Pits Commerce vs Community

Rival fandoms abound in pop culture. Marvel vs DC Comics. Pokemon vs. Digimon. So it was only a matter of time before NFT artists and fans divided into two camps. Enter Bored Ape Yacht Club vs. Meebits, two projects that embody the contrasting creeds within the NFT movement, perhaps fated to become natural adversaries.   Meebits …

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Fox’s NFT Play Signals Big Media Stampede into Blockchain Content

Here comes Hollywood.  In the latest sign that global media groups are embracing NFTs, Disney’s Fox Entertainment is launching a $100M creator fund to produce new offerings on blockchain platforms and NFT-related content, the company announced this week. Dubbed Blockchain Creative Labs, the Los Angeles-based venture is a partnership between Fox Entertainment and its in-house …

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InstaDapp Releases Governance Token with 55% for Community Members

DeFi infrastructure protocol InstaDapp has launched their governance token, INST, on Ethereum Mainnet.  INST holders will be able to discuss and vote on all future InstaDapp protocol upgrades. InstaDapp has minted 100M INST, allocating 55% for community members and the other 45% for team members, investors, and advisors.  Initially, 10M INST will be available to …

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