MetaMask Token Swaps Are Only the Beginning in its DeFi Foray

Hello Defiers! Here’s what’s going on in DeFi: MetaMask announces native token swapsFirst NFT ever to be auctioned off at Christie’sMetaFactory distributes ROBOT token 📣 I’m also excited to announce: The Defiant’s content now has a home at its very…

Recap: DeFi Week of Sept. 28 🦄

Hello Defiers! Hope you’re having a great weekend. Summing up: This week began with crypto feeling the hangover from the previous week’s hack of centralized exchange KuCoin as the attacker started selling off his/her stash; DIA founder Paul Claudius wrote about…

"Fair Launch is a New Way for Founders to Express Themselves:" Gavin McDermott of IDEO CoLab

Hello Defiers! In this week’s interview, I spoke with Gavin McDermott. He’s an investor at IDEO CoLab Ventures, the venture arm of design firm IDEO, and he’s one of the creators of Fair Launch Capital. While the name might suggest…

BitMEX Case Pushes Crypto to Actual Decentralization, Not DeFi Theatre

Hello Defiers! Here’s what’s happening in decentralized finance, BitMEX charges should push crypto further down the decentralization spectrumRAC launches community tokenNexus Mutual adds insurance mining with Keep as first partnerDEXTF launches structured token which protects traders in case of ETH…

DeFi Forks Are Moving Beyond Copy and Paste

Hello Defiers! In the past few weeks, the emerging trend of developers copying the code of popular DeFi protocols to launch similar platforms, took the space by storm. Now that some of the initial hype has settled, it’s time to…

Andre Cronje Diehards Take "Test in Prod" Over The Edge With $15M Hack

Hello Defiers, here’s what’s going on in decentralized finance today, Paul Claudius on DeFi project’s decision to freeze tokens after KuCoin hackAndre Cronje’s latest project Eminence gets hacked for $15M before going liveSuprfluid is the latest payment streaming protocol and…

The State of Stablecoins in DeFi: A Deep Dive by DappRadar

Hello Defiers! Stablecoins have become the backbone of crypto, with volume, total market capitalization and growth outpacing coins of most blockchain networks. DappRadar has produced a report on stable digital assets, published exclusively on The Defiant, to better understand the…

"After DeFi, it’s NFTs and DAOs. We're Gathering Tinder:" Jihoz of Axie Infinity

Hello Defiers! This week’s interview is with Jeff Zirlin, aka Jihoz, growth lead at Axie Infinity. Axie is a digital game built on Ethereum, which involves cute animals going to battle against each other and allowing gamers to take control of…

Recap: DeFi Week of Sept. 21 🦄

Hello Defiers! Hope you’re having a great weekend. Summing up: The past week NFTs were in the spotlight as sales picked up and venture funds invested in non-fungible tokens and/or companies behind them. MEME rallied as the rest of DeFi…

"It Was Exciting But Also Terrifying:" Yam Finance's Backstory

Hello Defiers! In this week’s interview, I spoke with Dan Elitzer and Clinton Bembry, who were part of the founding team of Yam. Yam Finance is an experiment in rebasing cryptocurrencies, plus token incentives, plus full on-chain governance, plus a…

📣 Announcing: The Defiant's DeFi 101 Series. Watch The Pilot Episode!

Hello Defiers! This is what’s going on in decentralized finance, MKR holders choose to not compensate Balck Thursday Vault ownersSynthetix takes first step in move to Optimism’s Layer 2Secret Network releases roadmap for private DeFiFairmint launches CAFE, a rolling equity…

NFTs Should Be Experiences, Not Just Products: IDEO CoLab's Ian Lee

Hello Defiers! NFTs —non-fungible tokens meant to serve as representations of things rather than currency— are having a moment. But Ian Lee of IDEO CoLab Ventures says they’re not very interesting, At least not in the form they’re usually presented,…

Was it a Pump and Dump? Few Will Ever Understand

Hello Defiers! Another day, another drama, DeFi influencers accused of creating a pump and dump token called $FEWSet Protocol releases yield farming strategyIntoTheBlock’s on-chain analysis of UNI distribution The open economy is taking over the old one. Subscribe to keep…

Hypebeast Culture Drives MEME Rally Amid Market Bloodbath

Hello Defiers! Here’s what’s happenin in DeFi: DeFi tokens sell off except for one coinYAM Finance gets new lifetBTC launches for a second time and more 🙂 The open economy is taking over the old one. Subscribe to keep up…

DeFi and the Gifts from Pricey Gas: Jeff Garzik

Hello Defiers! Yesterday many felt the pain of a congested and expensive Ethereum network as on top of all the usual craziness in DeFi, everyone was rushing to redeem their UNI, and Ethereum became almost unusable. It’s been that way…

Uniswap's UNI Instantly Becomes One of DeFi's Most Widely Held Tokens

Hello Defiers! Of course, the big news today is the launch of Uniswap’s UNI token. DeFi’s largest DEX, the Etheruem dapp that’s processing more fees than Bitcoin itself, and the first decentralized exchange to beat a major centralized counterpart in…

"Be Greedy in Private," Urges DeFi Investor Riding Fair Launch Trend

Hello Defiers, here’s what’s happening, SAFE shows DeFi hunger for righteous founders can backfireZerion integrates with UniswapKraken becomes first US regulated crypto bankYFI holders want to cap supply at 30k The open economy is taking over the old one. Subscribe…

Pickle Finance Sounds Like a Joke But it Wants to Bring Stability to DeFi

Hello Defiers! Here’s what’s happening in decentralized finance,The latest crazy DeFi project is called Pickle Finance, and it actually might be providing value beyond lining farmers’ pocketsSushiSwap’s numbers are slumping across the board as Uniswap recovers its place as the…

bZx's $8M Hack is Third This Year and Two Weeks after Security-Focused Relaunch

Hello Defiers, here’s what’s going on in DeFi: bZx was hacked once more Cream Finance assets are soaring Forensics into the recent ETH slump The open economy is taking over the old one. Subscribe to keep up with this revolution. Click…

Recap: DeFi Week of Sept. 7 🦄

Hello Defiers, hope you’re having a great weekend! Summing up: SushiSwap continues to make headlines this week, first with a successful migration of liquidity, where it was able to take about half of Uniswap’s assets, and next when founder Chef…

"It Turns Out Music Does Have Value. We've Been Pricing It Incorrectly For 20 Years:" RAC

Hello Defiers! In this week’s interview, we chatted with Grammy Award-winning DJ Andre Anjos, aka RAC. RAC, who makes electronic and dance music, has been involved in crypto in one way or another since 2016. Most recently, he tokenized his latest…

"I F*cked Up. And I am Sorry:" Chef Nomi Returns $14M of ETH to SushiSwap

Hello Defiers! Another crazy day in DeFi, SushiSwap founder Chef Nomi returned the $14M in ETH he had withdrawnExclusive interview with SushiSwap co-founder 0xMaki, and his impressions before and after Chef Maki’s change of heartyEarn Finance launches generalized decenrlized lending…

We're the Architects of a More Open, Free and Fair Financial System: IDEO CoLab's Ian Lee

Hello Defiers! Today IDEO CoLab’s Ian Lee takes us through the evolution of finance, from the pre-internet days to DeFi. He breaks down the full stack for money, showing how, despite sleek-looking applications, fintechs have only innovated on the surface,…

SushiSwap Pulls Off $800M+ Uniswap Vampire Scheme

Hello Defiers! Here’s what’s going on in decentralized finance: SushiSwap completed the migration of liquidity from Uniswap successfullyUMA and Ren team up to offer a Bitcoin-backed stablecoinPerpetual Protocol and HEGIC test new token distribution mechanisms today and more 🙂 The…
SushiSwap's Vampire Scheme: Hours Away and With $1.3B at Stake

SushiSwap's Vampire Scheme: Hours Away and With $1.3B at Stake

Hello Defiers! Today’s issue focuses on the SushiSwap / Uniswap debacle, which is shaping up to be one of the most interesting developments in DeFi this year. In less than two days SushiSwap will try to drainUniswap’s liquidity. With $1.3B…

Recap: DeFi Week of Aug. 10 🦄

Hello Defiers, hope you’re having a great weekend! Summing this past week up: In the last seven days some have started calling DeFi not Decentralized Finance but Degenerate Finance as the levels of speculation is reaching levels not ever seen in…

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