How to Add BSC to MetaMask
This primer will show you one of the most popular moves in DeFi.
Market Roundup: BSC Flexes its DEXes as Terra Surges
DEXs are moving in recent market action.
BNB Chain – What Were They Thinking?
First they made a chain because of that cool kid Hayden. Then they realised it didn’t work very well so they made another chain. And that was cool because it was cheap. Then people realised it didn’t work very well. So they made another chain which was actually the other two chains but with a…
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…
DeFi First Looks
The Tranchess Strategy
Fresh on the block, this week for our First Look we are unboxing a brand new tokenized asset management and derivatives trading protocol, Tranchess. Tranches, named after chess pieces… good move. Not built on Ethereum, Solana or Polkadot, this is a Binance smartchain protocol. So let’s check this out and see what it’s all about.
BSC's Venus Protocol Left With Bad Debt After Liquidations
Binance Smart Chain’s most popular lending protocol, Venus, experienced a massive string of market liquidations totaling over $200M on May 18, and Venus, itself, has been left with $100M in bad debt because of it. The liquidations were primarily caused by the massive price swing of Venus’ governance token, XVS. The token jumped 88% from…
What Is Binance Smart Chain? Low Transaction Fees But Fickle DeFi Users
As the crypto sell-off continues, the Ethereum community has been more resilient than the Binance Smart Chain ecosystem, even though BSC enthusiasts tout the blockchain as a cheaper, faster alternative to Ethereum. While TVL on Ethereum had dropped 13% to $104.4B from $120B, Binance TVL had dropped 44% to $20B from $36B, according to data…
Safemoon Not So Safe? BSC Token Jumps By Over 10 Times, Then Halves
Safemoon, a Binance Smart Chain token, soared by 16 times in the past week driven by TikTok videos, only to immediately whiplash holders as it went on a dizzying ride that has halved its value. The token, whose platform’s only use case is to provide mechanisms to manipulate its price, is 54% below its high…
Binance Smart Chain Congestion is Slowing Down PancakeSwap
PancakeSwap, the leading Binance Smart Chain application in terms of market capitalization, blamed recent performance woes on an overloaded blockchain. “No, #PancakeSwap isn’t slow, BSC is just overloaded right now,” the tweet said. “We also have an ATH number of people using the site.” The increased demand for BSC block space appears to be the…
PancakeSwap’s Total Value Locked Overtakes Uniswap’s
PancakeSwap, a Binance Smart Chain automated market maker, surpassed Uniswap’s total value locked for the first time yesterday hitting $7.87B, a mark $100M higher than the Ethereum AMM. That makes the BSC-based AMM the largest by assets locked. PancakeSwap’s TVL is more than 53 times larger than it was three months ago when the AMM…
“Tiananmen” Contract on BSC Seeking to Provoke CZ
An unknown developer has deployed a smart contract called “Tinenanmen_Square” (mis-spelling Tiananmen Square), a censored topic in China, on Binance Smart Chain (BSC), with the implied intention of testing just how decentralized the chain really is. The smart contract is a game where users can mint TANK tokens starting at 1,000 TANKs, and going down…
#ALTDeFi BSC and the Rise of Off-Eth “Decentralized” Finance
The last couple of weeks, if you kept your ear close enough to the ground you could feel there was something brewing. I couldn’t quite put my finger on what it was because it wasn’t about high gas fees or the bull market or DeFi but something bigger than all that, it was the emergence…
1Inch Expands to Binance Smart Chain
1INCH is expanding into Binance Smart Chain (BSC), one of the first major Ethereum-based DeFi projects to make the jump. “Crossing the hell of burned #Ethereum lands our hero stumbles upon the mysterious yellow portal,” the project tweeted today. BSC users will get access to all the same 1Inch functionalities that are already available on…
ETH Remains DeFi King as BSC Fights for the Crown
The DeFi world is abuzz with the following question: Is Binance Smart Chain taking over Ethereum as the ecosystem’s base layer? We looked at the numbers and the answer is not by a long shot ––at least not yet–– and this is assuming that BSC can actually be considered DeFi, which some Ethereum advocates will…