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Senate Committee Calls for Crypto Regulations, Labeling Decentralization “Phony”

Brace yourself Defiers: Government regulation in the U.S. is looking more and more like an inevitability. On July 27, the U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs conducted a hearing to explore potential regulation needs for the cryptocurrency sector. The hearing, titled “Cryptocurrencies: What are they good for?,” largely centered around whether or …

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Decentralized or Not? The Uniswap Protocol and Interface Are Different Beasts

Uniswap is one of the few DeFi protocols that runs fully permissionlessly, without interruptions or possible human intervention. It’s considered to be the gold standard for the space, which is why it was so jarring when management behind the decentralized exchange decided to remove 100 tokens from its interface. Uniswap Labs is the software development …

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Are the Bulls Back? Crypto Markets Whipsawed With Amazon News

Crypto markets were showing impressive strength to start the week, on track for a sixth straight day of gains –– until news headlined caused prices to trip mid-run. Bitcoin shot up to as high as $40,300 and Ethereum was trading above $2,400 on Tuesday. The DeFiPulse Index (DPI), a market capitalization-weighted index which consists of …

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Maker Takes Final Steps to Become Fully Decentralized Ushering in New DeFi Phase

Maker Foundation’s CEO Rune Christensen stepped down this week, leaving a carefully built DAO to run the protocol in his place. The move marks the beginning of a new phase for the lender and arguably for DeFi itself, as the ecosystem’s first dapp transitions into a fully decentralized organization. “Today, the Maker Protocol is self-sustainable …

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Optimism and Buterin Tap Profit-Motive to Accelerate Public Goods for DeFi, Sparking Debate

Gitcoin rustles up millions of dollars in funding to support Ethereum developers. Lighthouse gives away Ethereum 2.0 software. And EthHub provides educational services on the Ethereum ecosystem gratis.  These endeavors are known as public goods, and no surprise, Defiers love them, and want more of them. But influential voices in DeFi, including Ethereum co-founder Vitalik …

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