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Malt Leaves Investors Hungover as Algo Stable Depegs on Day 2

Who doesn’t love a money printer? Algo Season 2.0 is here.  Last Friday, Malt Protocol launched the latest entry in the algorithmic stablecoin market. This summer, investors have flocked to this corner of the DeFi space to ride out the selloff in the larger crypto universe. Polygon is currently the favored choice of yield farmers …

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Silly Maxis, Calm Down…You Can Love Bitcoin and Other Coins at the Same Time

Toxic Bitcoin Maximalism is dumb.  I tried to lead this article with something more poetic but it honestly boils down to that.   Ever since altcoins started surging in value, and the DeFi story increasingly captured the spotlight, Bitcoin’s “murder hornets” can’t seem to hide their jealousy or their rage.  That vibe was on stark display …

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The Importance of Values in the Staking Economy

I entered the broader crypto community through Ethereum. I was the project manager at ENS for three years, led the Aragon product team to their mainnet launch and helped other projects here and there too. Proof of stake caught my attention in mid-2016. Joining the Cosmos validator working group in October 2017 was my “official” …

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Crypto Community Strategies for Dispelling Legal FUD

I. Executive summary The crypto industry is hamstrung by legal cost, confusion, and delay.  Crypto projects frequently misunderstand the critical legal risks to their companies and have limited tools to mitigate those risks. Founders often find themselves facing high legal fees and regulatory scrutiny, impeding development of their project while accruing substantial cost. Given the …

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THE DEFIANT MANIFESTO

WHO WE ARE The Defiant is the definitive information platform for the open economy.  We are the paper of record, reporting on all the most important developments, downfalls and milestones of the new financial system.  The Defiant creates the foundational educational material for newcomers, and delivers the actionable reports leveraged by professionals. We craft tutorials …

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