Stablecoin Volume Hits Record High of $7.4T in 2022
Stablecoin Surge Exceeds MasterCard and American Express
Stablecoins Show Signs of Stabilizing After FTX Storm
TVL for Top Five Stablecoins Falls 18% Since FTX Meltdown
What Is USDC?
A Step-by-Step Guide to One of DeFi's Most Important Stablecoins
DeFi's TVL Fell 40% in May But Bright Spots Emerge
MakerDAO and Tron Buck Historic Selloff
Terra's Do Kwon Takes Aim at DAI With Pool of Four Stablecoins
Will 4pool Muster the Liquidity to Maintain Stability?
How Swapping and Staking on Curve Drives High User Engagement
In this primer, IntoTheBlock unpacks how Curve drives user engagement with staking and swapping.
DeFi Projects Embrace Vote Locking Governance Tokens to Boost Valuations
More DeFi projects are following Curve's lead and embracing vote locking governance tokens to enhance value.
Market Action: Curve and MakerDAO Lead Rebound from December Selloff
The DeFi market rebounded from the December selloff.
Doomsday Scenarios in DeFi Revolve Around Stablecoins USDC and USDT
Doomsday scenarios in DeFi revolve around the strength of stablecoins such as USDC and USDT.
Curve Turns Off Mochi’s Rewards After 'Amazingly Scammy' Tactics Trigger Outcry
Mochi launch reignites the Curve wars as influential Defiers decry its brazen tactics to maximize rewards.
Governance of DeFi Giant Curve in Flux as Smaller Convex Exerts Control
Curve's symbiotic relationship with Convex is the focus of a new governance proposal that zeroes in on an unusual rule.
Ape Diaries: Yield Farming in the Fantom Zone
This tutorial helps DeFi users learn how to yield farm on Fantom.
2020 DeFi Recap (So Far)
This is The Defiant x Harmony, a weekly series brought to you by Harmony Protocol’s Creative Director, Robin Schmidt, and Camila Russo, the founder of The Defiant, to explore DeFi’s most important stories and demystify this exciting emerging financial space.
DeFi Jam Sessions
Jam Session #8: DEXs
We’re chatting with the founders of today’s top AMMs about one of the core infrastructure pieces making up decentralized finance.
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…
Investors to Reap $2M in Rewards as Curve Launches on Harmony Blockchain
Curve, the decentralized exchange known for specializing in tokens that should have roughly the same price, has launched on the sharding blockchain Harmony. There are rewards available for those who help it find a footing. Harmony is a chain that touts itself as a fast alternative to other blockchains. It was founded by Stephen Tse,…
Fantom's Liquidity Mining Program Almost Doubled TVL in Three Days
Fantom’s liquidity mining program is once more showcasing the power incentives can have in markets as total value locked in the smart contract chain’s DeFi projects has nearly doubled in the three days since offering token rewards. TVL on Fantom soared by 80% to $990M from $547M on Aug. 29, the day before the liquidity…
Layer 1 Player Avalanche Offers $180M in Incentives to Woo Defiers
Layer 1 blockchains are making extraordinary offers to attract DeFi protocols and juice liquidity. It was Harmony earlier this week, and now it’s Avalanche. The Avalanche Foundation is offering $180M in liquidity mining incentives to bring more apps into its DeFi ecosystem. The first recipients? Users of the Avalanche-deployed versions of lending platform Aave and…
Balancer’s New Kind of Pool Enters Battle for Crypto Liquidity
Automated portfolio manager Balancer introduced a new mechanism to improve capital efficiency for liquidity providers as it aims to take a larger bite of the interest-bearing token market. Balancer’s so-called metastable pools have a “nesting” feature, facilitating cheap swaps between one pool’s tokens and those of a nested group of tokens, as though all tokens…
Harmony One Invites Curve and Aave to Join its Blockchain
Five months after opening the door to SushiSwap, Harmony One is inviting more major DeFi apps to hop on its blockchain. Harmony One, one of a handful of platforms that uses sharded proof-of-stake for consensus, wants Curve Finance, the automated market maker, and Aave, the lending platform, to join the party. It’s offering $2M in…
DAOs Will be Ready the Next Time Washington Comes After Crypto
It didn’t take long for DeFi’s rank-and-file to mobilize after the U.S. Senate ran roughshod over the community’s concerns last week. An array of players in decentralized finance are now marshaling forces to stand up for the industry. On Friday, August 13, the decentralized autonomous organization behind yield maximizer Yearn Finance authorized a transfer of…
For Its Birthday the Curve DAO Is Dramatically Cutting Daily CRV Rewards
For the first time, the circulating supply of the CRV token will grow far less quickly today. The Curve DAO started with the release of the CRV token and the beginning of liquidity mining on Curve Finance, the automated market maker that stands out as one of the best places to trade tokens that have…
There's Now an App for Bribing Curve Token Holders
Curve Finance, the decentralized automated market maker (AMM) focused on stablecoin swaps, continues to cement its position as one of the cornerstones of DeFi and holders of its veCRV governance token continue to reap the rewards. On Aug. 12, Yearn founder Andre Cronje released a tool that allows DeFi projects to bribe veCRV holders with…
Liquid + Boosted. Staking Superpowers on Curve with Convex
Convex allows Curve.fi liquidity providers to earn trading fees and claim boosted CRV without locking CRV themselves. Liquidity providers can receive boosted CRV and liquidity mining rewards with minimal effort.
Curve Drama Intensifies as New Proposals Target alUSD and Saddle Finance
In the wake of Alchemix’s troubled alETH release, Curve Finance has produced two governance proposals targeting tangential products of the automated loan repayment protocol. There’s also been a flurry of chatter about possible legal action as the dustup accelerates. The first target — Curve’s own alUSD pool. Charlie Watkins, project lead at Curve, proposed removing…