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AVAXs Emin Gun Sirer Blockchains Should be Scalable at Their Core Layer 2s Mean Giving Up

AVAX’s Emin Gun Sirer Says Blockchains Should be Scalable at Their Core; Layer 2s Mean Giving Up

When Emin Gun Sirer first came on The Defiant in May 2020, Avalanche was not even on mainnet yet. Since then, it has risen to become one of the leading smart contract networks, while the AVAX token has risen over 7x in the last 12 months. We talk about how the project got here and how it …

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Layer 1s Better Watch Their Backs as L2s Surge in TVL

Smart contract platforms — Terra, Solana and Avalanche, to name a few — had a summer to remember. Terra’s LUNA rocketed 421% between June 1 and Sept. 30 and its fellow Layer 1s (L1s) Avalanche and Solana also delivered triple-digit returns.  Now Layer 2s (L2s), which make Ethereum transactions more affordable and faster by executing them …

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DeFi Powerhouses Curve and Aave Deploy on Avalanche to Profit from Incentives

Incentives work. Or at least they do in terms of wooing DeFi protocols to deploy on other blockchains.  Case in point, Curve Finance, the automated market maker, and Aave, the leading DeFi lending project, have each deployed their offerings on Avalanche as a part of the blockchain’s $180M incentive program called Avalanche Rush.  It’s the …

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Avalanche’s AVAX Token is Set to be Listed on Coinbase Pro

Coinbase Pro is set to list Avalanche’s AVAX token for trading on Sept. 30, according to a Medium post from the company.  Despite the listing, AVAX’s price action has been flat — changing  2.4% to $64.82 since the listing was announced on the morning of Sept. 29 on Coinbase’s Twitter.  Subscribe for free to get …

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Deep Dive into Avalanche by Ava Labs

Deep Dive Into Avalanche by Ava Labs

Nature doesn’t mess about. When you take a ship into the deep ocean you’d best beware, because she can really f*&k you up. Way back before all this crypto malarkey a young filmmaker used to hike up mountains and film the bravest souls in the world backflip off 100 foot cliffs and ski away as …

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The Uniswap of Avalanche Is Having its Biggest Week Ever

The decentralized exchange Pangolin, the Uniswap of the Avalanche blockchain, is having its biggest week to date, and the week isn’t over. According to the exchange’s analytics, it’s closing in on $900 million for the week, already doubling last week’s volume of $425 million, which had also been by far its biggest week. From the …

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Layer 1 Boom Drives Terra’s LUNA Token to the Moon

And you thought Solana was hot. Well, it is, but Terra’s LUNA token has eclipsed SOL in the last month.  LUNA has skyrocketed about 265% in the last 30 days compared to SOL’s 150% performance, according to CoinGecko. While Avalanche’s AVAX token has more than tripled in value in that period one thing seems clear …

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Defiers Are Apeing Into Avalanche Pushing Benqi Finance to $1B in TVL

Avalanche, a smart contracts platform, now has its first DeFi protocol with $1B in total value locked. The protocol, Benqi Finance, launched just four days ago on Aug. 19 and has been distributing $3M in AVAX tokens to users. AVAX tokens are from Ava Labs, the company that created Avalanche, and the distribution is part …

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It’s Been a Killer Week for ‘Ethereum Killers’

This is shaping up to be a killer week for so-called “Ethereum killers.”  Of the 100 largest tokens in terms of market capitalization, seven of the top ten biggest gainers in the last week are smart contract platforms, according to CoinGecko. Eleven of the top 15 smart contract platforms are up double digits on the …

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