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2020 DeFi Recap so far

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.

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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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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, …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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Curve Finance Releases Protocol’s First Heterogeneous-Asset Pool

Curve Finance, long distinguished by its homogenous-asset pools, has taken a walk on the wild side.  The automated market maker (AMM) rocked DeFi yesterday by releasing a pool containing USDT, WBTC, and ETH on Ethereum and another including USDC and DAI as well on Polygon. This was a first for Curve, which had up until …

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Curve Picks up Mojo as Battle Breaks Out for its Red Hot Token

Curve Finance is on a roll. Both Yearn Finance and Convex Finance are making Curve Finance’s CRV token a key part of the foundation in their revenue models. Users who lock in CRV receive governance rights, trading fees from the automated market maker, and boosted rewards. Curve War The development is no small thing for …

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Stablecoin Swapping Heats Up with Coinbase Following DeFi

On-Chain Markets Update by Lucas Outumuro, IntoTheBlock When Curve launched back in February 2020, many might have thought a DEX for stablecoins was a niche segment. Fast forward to today and Curve is averaging over $300 million in daily volumes, and has recently seen competing moves from the likes of Uniswap and Coinbase as the …

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Curve Finance Token Holders are Reaping Rewards

Curve Finance users are getting a steady stream of rewards lately.  In the last month, holders of the Curve voting token veCRV have gotten news of airdrops from two separate projects. Frozen Yoghurt, a Curve Finance fork, launched this week on the Fantom blockchain, but the project will airdrop its token, FROYO, to holders of …

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Curve Finance Launches on Layer 2 Solution Polygon

Slowly then all at once. DeFi projects’ moves to Ethereum Layer 2s are coming weekly now with Curve Finance joining Polymarket and Aave in the quest for scalability. Curve has launched a pool on Polygon, the Layer 2 network which supports multiple interoperable solutions like a Proof-of-Stake chain and a Plasma chain. The pool hosts …

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Curve Finance Fork Ellipsis Launches on BSC

Ellipsis Finance, an authorized fork of Curve Finance, launched yesterday on Binance Smart Chain (BSC).The protocol is an exchange for stablecoins and its launch doc promises traders “very low slippage and minimal fees.”  As the protocol is an “authorized fork,” holders of veCRV, Curve’s governance token which earns trading fees and liquidity provider rewards, will …

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Equilibrium Creating Version of Curve on Polkadot

Equilibrium, an interoperable money market, announced on a Feb. 9 Medium post plans to create a version of Curve Finance’s automated market maker on the project’s chain within the Polkadot ecosystem. Equilibrium will be able to facilitate trading for homogeneous assets on Polkadot, whether they are DOT-based or different tokenized versions of the same asset, …

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Binance Launches High-Yield CRV Staking Option

Binance is offering a new high-yield staking option for CRV holders. Locked CRV staking will be offered on a first-come, first-served basis, and is available for 15, 30, and  60- day durations. Lenders can stake anywhere from one to 5,000 CRV, and earn up to 13.42% APY for a 60-day locked stake. CRV is the …

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New AMM Saddle Had Bit of a Rocky Start

Everybody hates slippage.  That’s the problem Saddle, the freshly launched dApp “designed to enable efficient trading between pegged value crypto assets,” aims to tackle. And while the project quickly reached its initial deposit cap, it wasn’t without a couple of hiccups.  Saddle is a new automated market maker (AMM) that intends to provide liquidity for …

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Curve Distributed Protocol Fees to veCRV Holders

Curve passed a unanimous governance vote to distribute $3M worth of protocol fees to CRV holders staked into the CurveDAO over the weekend. With just under 50% of all staked token holders voting on the proposal, the 100% majority vote signals strong alignment for the stablecoin AMM to distribute the 2.9M yCRV accrued to the Set converter over the …

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DeFi Forks Are Moving Beyond Copy and Paste

In the last month, almost every major DeFi project has been forked. Some of the forks have even been forked themselves. But do these near-copies of projects actually add any value? Or are they simply opportunistic money-grabs? Like many things in life, the truth isn’t always clear-cut. Each fork, from SushiSwap, to Swerve, to Cream, …

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