🖇️MetaMask Eyes Support For All Chains With 'Snaps'

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Today, we dive into MetaMask's upcoming Snaps protocol. Developers can use snaps to build out new web3 experiences, including cross-chain smart contract execution and advanced security features.

We also explore the new stablecoin report from Kaiko, which found decentralized exchanges account for only 5% combined stablecoin trading. However, a new breed of DeFi-native stablecoins seeks to capture market share from centralized exchanges.

✍️ In today’s newsletter:

  • MetaMask targets advanced cross-chain features with Snaps
  • Stablecoins make up three-quarters of trading on centralized exchanges

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MetaMask To Support Cross-Chain Interactions With 'Snaps' By 2024

TLDR MetaMask will launch its long-awaited Snaps protocol before the end of the year, allowing developers to build out new web3 wallet experiences for users. Snaps can facilitate cross-chain smart contract interactions from within MetaMask and advanced security mechanisms designed to protect users.

SO WHAT Development on Snaps was first announced in 2020, making it highly anticipated in developer circles. While wallet providers have historically prioritized security and simplicity, MetaMask believe Snaps will kick-start a vibrant community of developers working on innovative new use cases for wallets.


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DEXs Account For 5% Of Global Stablecoin Trading: Kaiko

TLDR Decentralized exchanges account for just 5% of global stablecoin volumes. Stables are big business for centralized exchanges, with three-quarters of CEX activity comprising stablecoin trades.

SO WHAT The data comes after DEXs' stablecoin market share briefly spiked to 45% in March amid turmoil in the U.S. banking sector. However, new DeFi-native stablecoins from Aave and Curve offering yield on collateral deposits appear poised to disrupt the stablecoin status quo.



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