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DeFi Needs to Simplify Design to be Truly Accessible to the Masses

DeFi’s purpose is to create greater financial inclusion. That’s the core mission, to lower the barriers of access to wealth generation so anyone with the internet can participate.  How do we get a mother in Mozambique to be empowered and participate? She’s not looking to day trade and purchase a Lamborghini. She might be looking …

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Arrival of Futures ETFs Stokes Bitcoin in DeFi

Bitcoin in decentralized finance has been surging since speculation strengthened that the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission would finally approve an exchange-traded fund to invest in the world’s largest cryptocurrency. BTC deposited into Ethereum’s DeFi ecosystem as shown on DeFi Pulse’s “Bitcoin at Work” page, jumped 2% to 284,331 BTC since Oct. 14, when one …

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Most Top Crypto Exchanges’ Mistaken Deposit Policies are Either Unclear or Missing

Binance customers make erroneous deposits about 800 times a day, according to a spokesperson for the company. Mistaken deposits occur when a user indicates they are going to send one kind of token to an address but sends another. Some are completely irrecoverable. Other times it might be recoverable, such as when a user indicates …

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Shell Protocol Jumps into ‘Concentrated Liquidity’ Just Like Uniswap and Curve

When decentralized exchanges started to take off in 2019, the designs were very simple, but simplicity in these marketplaces might soon be a distant memory. The most successful category of decentralized exchanges are the automated market makers (AMMs), such as Uniswap and Curve. The Cowri Labs team, builders of the Shell Protocol, a small AMM …

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Fractionalization Makes NFTs Affordable… and Big Targets for Securities Regulators

Fractionalisation of NFTs is a key development in a maturing market. These assets amount to more than just a craze for artists to sell digital art at sky-high valuations. Non-fungible tokens are also being used in sophisticated ways such as collateral for lending products. Divvying up ownership of NFTs enables more people to hold a …

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Yearn Finance Launches on Red Hot Fantom and Goes Multichain

The yield aggregator, Yearn Finance announced last night that it has gone live on Fantom and incorporated the blockchain into the new version of its user interface. “The Realm of Multichain beckons. And Yearn has heeded the call,” Vany, a Yearn Discord admin, said in the announcements channel. “Today, we go multichain with the launch …

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A Call to Action: How to Mobilize and Save the Crypto Movement

Yesterday, Connor Spelliscy and Holmes Wilson argued that the cryptocurrency industry is confronting an existential crisis. In Part 2 of this Defiant Essay, Connor and Holmes issue a call to action and lay out a primer for mobilizing the community to rescue the movement from regulation that could significantly impede, or even cripple, the crypto …

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Jam Session #7: Frontends

Jam Session #7: Frontends

We’ll be talking with a stellar collection of DeFi powerhouses about what it takes to create the next frontier… of frontend. What are the challenges they face when looking at UX/Ui within DeFi? What are the risks when going decentralized? And what will it take to get the next BILLION users on board this DeFi …

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How Decentralized Identity Can Take Crypto to the Next Level

Over the past year, there has been a notable increase of awareness and interest towards decentralized identity solutions. Decentralized identity solutions help users, amongst other things, to control their digital identity without the input of intermediaries. As well as the individual user benefits, decentralized identity solutions have the potential to create seamless, accessible, and verifiable …

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Decentralization Now: Coppola Studio Brings Blockchain to the Movies

After four years of development, Decentralized Pictures — a new project from Frances Ford Coppola’s fabled American Zoetrope production company — is preparing to go live.  The project is just what it sounds like — a decentralized platform leveraging blockchain and digital tokens to select films for financing and production support. It is now wrapping …

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Gensler Vows Action Against DeFi Platforms That Operate ‘Outside the Perimeter’

All cryptocurrencies will be regulated. Or else. That was the clear and unambiguous message Gary Gensler, the chair of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, delivered Tuesday in a livestream with The Washington Post.  Gensler said there’s no question in his mind that digital tokens fit the definition of securities and are subject to federal registration …

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