Day: August 17, 2021

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TikTok Chooses Blockchain-Powered Audius for First Music Integration

If TikTok is a window into what teens are up to these days, then crypto has a place beside dance videos.  On Aug. 17, blockchain-based music streaming protocol Audius announced its partnership with TikTok to allow one-click sharing with the social network.   This is the first music integration TikTok has established. The upshot of the …

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Balancer’s New Kind of Pool Enters Battle for Crypto Liquidity

Automated portfolio manager Balancer introduced a new mechanism to improve capital efficiency for liquidity providers as it aims to take a larger bite of the interest-bearing token market. Balancer’s so-called metastable pools have a  “nesting” feature, facilitating cheap swaps between one pool’s tokens and those of a nested group of tokens, as though all tokens …

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Harmony One Invites Curve and Aave to Join its Blockchain

Five months after opening the door to SushiSwap, Harmony One is inviting more major DeFi apps to hop on its blockchain.   Harmony One, one of a handful of platforms that uses sharded proof-of-stake for consensus, wants Curve Finance, the automated market maker, and Aave, the lending platform, to join the party. It’s offering $2M in …

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Sad Frog NFT Holders Furie-ous After OpenSea Delisting

A copyright battle is being waged in the NFT space.  On August 16, Sad Frogs District, a collection of 7,000 Ethereum-based non-fungible tokens (NFTs), was delisted from OpenSea, the largest NFT marketplace. According to the OpenSea team, the action was taken in response to a Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) takedown request by Matt Furie, …

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