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The Road to Uniswap’s $100B in Trading Volume

Uniswap has become the first decentralized trading platform to process over $100B in volume, a sign DeFi is starting to compete in the big leagues of crypto.  The milestone for the DEX, which launched just over two years ago, shows that automated market makers, which are based on token liquidity pools instead of centralized order …

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New DeFi Lending Protocol Alpha Homora is Quickly Catching Up

You know we’re heading into frothy markets when an otherwise unremarkable tweet sends a token flying.  Alpha Homora’s token ALPHA jumped by almost 50% to the highest since its launch in October after the DeFi project tweeted on Monday that 0.39% of ETH supply is locked in its smart contracts. That’s $600M, or 11th in …

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Kyber Overhauled its Protocol and Token Holders Love It

Kyber Network just overhauled its protocol and token holders are loving it. Kyber’s KNC jumped 25% on Thursday after the announcement to the highest since 2018, compared with ETH’s 10% increase.  Over the weekend KNC retraced some of the gains and has been hovering between $1.3 and $1.45. The upgraded Kyber 3.0 will be transitioned …

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Yearn Merges With Cover to Make DeFi Safer

After a series of flash loan attacks where DeFi protocols lost $100M in damages, Yearn acquired Cover Protocol to provide decentralized insurance. The project pays out claims from exploits or certain attacks on smart contracts, using a the  Snapshot voting tool to decide coverage. The claim will move to its Claim Validity Committee (CVC) to …

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SushiSwap is Largest Target in Yearn Merger Wave

SushiSwap is the latest DeFi project to combine forces with Yearn Finance as Andre Cronje’s protocol continues with its merger spree to expand services to the addressable market.  As the announcement became public, there were no remarkable price jumps $SUSHI on the day of the announcement, however, it kept its price around $1-$2, a 98% …

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