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Defiant Degens: Killing 2 Birds with 1 Farm: How to LP and Earn a Possible Future Arbitrum or Hop Token

This is a weekly tutorial on the most compelling opportunities in yield farming, written by our friend DeFi Dad, an advisor to The Defiant and Head of Portfolio Support at Fourth Revolution Capital (4RC).  Background on Protocol: One of the biggest windfalls in DeFi portfolios is an airdrop. It’s “Uptober” and aside from green candles, …

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Beat the DROPS with Barnbridge's SMART Alpha

Beat the DROPS with Barnbridge’s SMART Alpha

SMART Alpha allows users to calibrate their exposure to the performance of an underlying asset. It does so by regularly redistributing an aggregated pool of the underlying asset between two groups of users: a senior side, and a junior side. When price goes up, seniors give up some of their assets to the juniors, and …

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Upstart Project Helps Drive Up Arbitrum’s TVL 17 Times to $2.2B

Arbitrum, a Layer 2 which pushes Ethereum transactions onto a sidechain to enhance performance, is on fire.  In the last five days, Arbitrum’s total value locked has multiplied 17 times, shooting to $2.2B on Sept. 14 from $126M on Sept. 9, according to data provider L2BEAT. Arbitrum has more than 70% of the total L2 …

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Ethereum Layer-2 Chain Arbitrum Suffers Near Hour-Long Outage

Arbitrum experienced what its team is describing as an “outage” this morning, according to a Tweet posted by its main account at 10:43 AM New York time. The downtime happened to coincide with a similar loss of performance on the Solana blockchain.  Arbitrum is an optimistic roll-up chain built to support the Ethereum blockchain, developed …

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Ape Diaries: The Early Bird Gets The Airdrop

It has historically paid to be early in DeFi — literally. Traders (including yours truly) are betting that will also be the case on Arbitrum and Optimism.   DeFi has long fostered a culture of rewarding early adopters, with a great example being last year’s massive Uniswap airdrop in which the decentralized exchange airdropped 400 UNI …

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Arbitrum Launches with Full DeFi Ecosystem Locked and Loaded

Arbitrum, one of the most awaited Ethereum scaling solutions, has attracted $2.9M on its first day after launch, becoming the 11th largest so-called Layer 2 platform, according to L2BEAT. Offchain Labs, a blockchain software maker, launched Arbitrum on Aug. 31 with the promise to offer  lower fees and faster transactions. So far, it’s delivering: ETH …

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Sushi Won’t Launch on L2 Optimism, Citing Preferential Treatment of Uniswap

Sushi is drawing back from plans to deploy on Optimism after a dispute over the Ethereum L2 solution’s launch process. On August 11, SushiSwap CTO Joseph Delong announced that Sushi would be taking a wait-and-see approach to deploying on Optimism due to what he described as “non-preferential treatment.” According to Delong, Sushi had already deployed …

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Looking Back at Uniswap’s Growth as it’s Deployed on L2

On-Chain Markets Update by Lucas Outumuro, IntoTheBlock The anticipated launch of Uniswap on layer 2 has finally arrived, at least to some extent. Uniswap’s alpha on Optimism has been released, supporting only six crypto-assets so far, but at a fraction of the cost incurred on Ethereum’s mainnet.  As Uniswap’s V3 is on track to fully …

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Rollup Rollup Top Layer 2s compared Arbitrum vs Optimism vs Polygon

Rollup Rollup! Top Layer 2s Compared | Arbitrum vs Optimism vs Polygon

Thinking back it really wasn’t that long ago that most people really weren’t that fussed about L2 scaling solutions. It was kind of a minor distraction – oh sure, Loopring, xDai, Matic, that’s cute but all the ape money is on daddy boy Ethereum, that’s where I’m gonna be because you know… muh liquidity. But …

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1st Look: Arbitrum L2 rollups - use the bridge, trade on MCDEX, failing a lot (Arbiswap, Bancor)

1st Look: Arbitrum L2 rollups – Use the bridge, Trade on MCDEX, Failing a lot (Arbiswap, Bancor)

Arbitrum is a L2 scaling solution for Ethereum from Off-chain Labs. It should make it extremely easy for developers to move apps to L2 since no new tooling is required. They just announced their Mainnet Beta so this was a perfect opportunity to get a very first taste of a rollup future. It didn’t go …

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