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Amazon Makes Hosting An Ethereum Node Easier

Amazon Managed Blockchain, an AWS offering, now fully supports Ethereum. This means that companies will be able to spin up a node “in minutes” as the release says. Customers will be able to offload infrastructure issues of “data reliability due to out-of-sync nodes, data storage scaling challenges, and time-sensitive Ethereum software upgrades,” to AWS. This …

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DeFi Pulse Index Adds Sushi

The DeFi Pulse Index (DPI) has added Sushiswap’s Sushi token to its set of assets.  DPI now includes 12 tokens, with Sushi comprising 8% of the index’s total value. The only three project’s with tokens representing higher allocations are Uniswap, Aave, and Synthetix, with 30, 19, and 13% respectively. The projects launched within a month …

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Compound Wants to Enable Cross-Chain Borrowing

Compound Finance has introduced a prototype blockchain which allows users to borrow on one chain against collateral on another chain. When the blockchain, called Gateway, is live, users will be able to, for example, deposit Polkadot’s native DOT token, and borrow Ether against that collateral, freely using that ETH in the Ethereum ecosystem. This contrasts …

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Yearn Raises Dai Vault Limit as Alchemix Deposits Surge

Deposits in Yearn Finance’s DAI vault are rising after synthetic assets protocol Alchemix started using Yearn for its backend last week.  Alchemix deposits quintupled to almost $130M from less than $25M on Feb. 27, when the protocol launched. The surge pushed Yearn to raise its Dai vault limit to 300M from 100M. The move shows …

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