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Ethereum Activity Heats Up Ahead of EIP-1559

On-Chain Markets Update by Lucas Outumuro, IntoTheBlock Following the market’s crash in May, on-chain activity on Ethereum slowed down as demand for dog-themed tokens and opportunities for yield diminished. Over the past few days, this trend has reversed as demand for NFT and gaming projects picks up. With the implementation of EIP-1559 less than a …

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Looking Back at Uniswap’s Growth as it’s Deployed on L2

On-Chain Markets Update by Lucas Outumuro, IntoTheBlock The anticipated launch of Uniswap on layer 2 has finally arrived, at least to some extent. Uniswap’s alpha on Optimism has been released, supporting only six crypto-assets so far, but at a fraction of the cost incurred on Ethereum’s mainnet.  As Uniswap’s V3 is on track to fully …

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Compound Treasury is the First Step in a Symbiotic DeFi-FinTech Relationship

On-Chain Markets Update by Lucas Outumuro, IntoTheBlock DeFi is gearing up for broader adoption. Currently most DeFi protocols are looking at layer 2 scaling solutions or a multi-chain approach to be able to make transactions more affordable and scalable. While this reduces new users’ barriers to entry in terms of cost, they still have to …

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Yearn Revenues Projected to Surpass TradFi’s Fueled By Thriving Community

On-Chain Markets Update by Lucas Outumuro, IntoTheBlock Yearn Finance is quickly turning into an asset management behemoth. Propelled by its thriving community, Yearn’s fundamentals are looking stronger than its traditional finance counterparts.   After recently hitting a new all-time high of $5 billion+ in TVL, Yearn also broke its highest monthly revenues.  Making over $10 million …

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Stablecoin Swapping Heats Up with Coinbase Following DeFi

On-Chain Markets Update by Lucas Outumuro, IntoTheBlock When Curve launched back in February 2020, many might have thought a DEX for stablecoins was a niche segment. Fast forward to today and Curve is averaging over $300 million in daily volumes, and has recently seen competing moves from the likes of Uniswap and Coinbase as the …

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DeFi Outperforms Post Crash as On-Chain Indicators Remain Strong

On-Chain Markets Update by Lucas Outumuro, IntoTheBlock Following the biggest crash since Black Thursday, DeFi protocols have managed to withstand major headwinds and liquidations. While DeFi tokens dropped significantly along with the rest of the market, they sustained above their lows relative to Ether and still managed to grow in key on-chain metrics.   The DeFi …

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Aave Liquidity Mining Catapults Lender to Become Top DeFi Protocol

On-Chain Markets Update by IntoTheBlock Almost a year since the initial release of COMP fueled DeFi Summer, Aave’s governance voted to implement a similar incentive program. The effects were just as momentous. Aave’s total value locked more than doubled within less than two weeks.  As of May 5, 2021 through IntoTheBlock’s DeFi Insights This sharp …

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DeFi is Deleveraging After Liquidations

Crypto markets experienced a severe correction over the weekend, with most assets dropping double digits. While difficult to pinpoint a specific cause for the drop, it is evident that the high amounts of liquidations arise from an overleveraged market.  Both derivatives markets and decentralized lending markets experienced tumultuous action during the weekend. On-chain activity points …

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Compound Assets Locked Jump After Single Whale Deposits 629k ETH

Compound has become the number one DeFi protocol by value locked. Compound had already been leading in terms of liquidity supplied—with over $15 billion deposited at the time of writing—but lagged behind MakerDAO in TVL. And one notable wallet recently made a significant contribution to those assets. The reason for this difference boils down to the …

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ETH Fundamentals Improve Despite Correction

As prices retrace across the board in crypto, it is helpful to analyze fundamentals and assess to what extent have prices and fundamentals changed. Leveraging key on-chain indicators from IntoTheBlock, it is evident that Ethereum’s demand and store of value proposition continue to grow, unaffected by the recent price volatility.  Ethereum’s fees have been notoriously …

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DEX Tokens Record Bullish Activity Amid Major Catalysts

Uniswap continues to grow both in fundamentals and price action. In spite of a macro correction, where the Nasdaq retraced over 10% and Ether 30%, UNI and other DEX tokens continue to outperform. With the Coinbase IPO closing in and the $1.9T stimulus approved, the perfect storm may be brewing for DEX tokens.  UNI and …

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DeFi Tokens Correct Amid High Speculation

Having been some of the highest-performing assets in 2021, DeFi tokens experienced a sharp correction this week. The aggregate market crap in DeFi governance tokens managed to drop approximately 30% from $41 billion to $28 billion within three days.  As of February 25, 2021 using IntoTheBlock’s DeFi Insights Although the market has recovered significantly over …

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Aave Defies Expectations But May Be Getting Overheated

Aave continues to surpass expectations from an investment standpoint and in terms of progress in the underlying protocol, but on-chain data shows holders may be preparing to take profits. Aave recently achieved over $5 billion in total value locked, becoming only the second protocol to achieve this feat. Having nearly doubled in TVL within a …

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DeFi Tokens & ETH-Killers Lead a Risk-On Market in 2021

Just over 20 days into 2021, crypto markets have already seen years worth of price action in traditional market’s standards. Though it has been a volatile couple of weeks, there are some clear patterns emerging in the top performing large cap crypto-assets. Crypto-Asset (Ticker) Token Category YTD Return 7-Day Return Avalanche (AVX) Smart Contract Platform …

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Ether Has Bullish Long-Term Drivers But Bearish Short-Term Indicators: IntoTheBlock

On-Chain Markets Update by Lucas Outumuro, IntoTheBlock This Week: Ethereum’s Growth Catalysts Amidst an Overheated Market After underperforming Bitcoin in Q4, Ether’s price has managed to grow by over 60% in the first week of January. Having officially launched phase zero of ETH 2.0 in December, Ethereum has seen a wave of positive events unfold. …

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