Dan Kahan

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Solana DEX Mango Markets Raised $70M in Token Sale

Mango Markets, a decentralized exchange (DEX) on Solana, raised $70M from the sale of its governance token $MNGO.  Over a two-day sale period ending on August 11, buyers claimed 500M $MNGO tokens, in what the team called a “fair launch.”  Mango tokens give holders entry to the Mango DAO that governs the Mango Markets protocol. …

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Rarible Shakes Up NFT Race with New Protocol

Rarible is lowering the barrier to entry for developers looking to launch NFTs projects. On August 12, the NFT platform launched Rarible Protocol, an open-source toolkit for developers to create custom NFT storefronts and marketplaces. The tech stack includes contracts, standards, and APIs for minting, exchanging and indexing NFTs.  Rarible is one of the most …

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Sushi Won’t Launch on L2 Optimism, Citing Preferential Treatment of Uniswap

Sushi is drawing back from plans to deploy on Optimism after a dispute over the Ethereum L2 solution’s launch process. On August 11, SushiSwap CTO Joseph Delong announced that Sushi would be taking a wait-and-see approach to deploying on Optimism due to what he described as “non-preferential treatment.” According to Delong, Sushi had already deployed …

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Auction of Monet NFT Spurs Questions About Authenticity and the Future of Art

Michelangelo drew inspiration from the Greco-Roman statues of Classical antiquity to sculpt his masterpiece David. Van Gogh paid homage to the vibrant colors in the woodblock prints of Hokusai and Hiroshige. Great artworks of the past live beyond their creators to inspire great artworks of the future. Digital art and NFTs are no exception.  But …

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Anonymous Trader 0x650 Bought 88 CryptoPunks for $5.5M; Here’s the Backstory

Last month, one anonymous user spent more than $5M on CryptoPunks in a buy that kicked off a frenzy of NFT sales.  In an exclusive interview, The Defiant’s Camila Russo sat down to chat with the buyer 0x650d, who purchased 88 CryptoPunks for $5.5M in a single block. 0x650d gives us the scoop on how …

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