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Decentralized Exchanges Will Eventually Trade Everything: IOSG Report

Decentralized Exchanges Will Eventually Trade Everything: IOSG Report

This report was written by IOSG Ventures and published exclusively on The Defiant Early on, many believed DEXes would stand no chance against CEX giants in terms of cryptocurrency trading. How in the world could simple constant product AMM  replace the likes of Binance and Coinbase. Moreover, DEX is so expensive to use. Doomed to…
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$830M Burned: A Month Into EIP-1559

$830M Burned: A Month Into EIP-1559

It’s been a month, almost to the day, since Ethereum’s EIP-1559 upgrade went live, and the milestone was met with the first-ever deflationary day for ETH, where more of the cryptocurrency was burned than issued. The upgrade promised more predictable gas fees,  an improved user experience and the potential for a lower ETH inflation rate.…
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Wall Street Swoons for Altcoins and the Drums Beat for Crypto ETFs: A DeFi Summer Roundup

Wall Street Swoons for Altcoins and the Drums Beat for Crypto ETFs: A DeFi Summer Roundup

Welcome to GDF’s FI Corner. We had a little break for the summer, but are back with a round up of the top stories from the establishment’s adoption of crypto. The US Senate bill may have dominated the news over August – and rightly so. The bill saw the global crypto industry put aside differences…
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The Problem with Voting in DAOs

The Problem with Voting in DAOs

The first major blockchain conference I attended in person was this July at EthCC 4 in Paris. It was an amazing experience. I met so many people and learned about so many projects and gathered perspectives on where Ethereum is headed. But there was one common theme that concerned me — this notion that DAOs…
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Scaling DAOs Won't Be Easy: Five Major Challenges to Overcome

Scaling DAOs Won't Be Easy: Five Major Challenges to Overcome

The only thing cooler than working for one DAO is working for all the DAOs. But to do that you need to figure out what all DAOs need. That sounded tricky to us, too. So we asked! We gathered together some of the leading DAO founders, operators, and investors at the DAO Summit. We then…
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CREAM Finance Attack Leads to $23 Million Loss in AMP and ETH

CREAM Finance Attack Leads to $23 Million Loss in AMP and ETH

New token standards introduce complexity that DeFi applications are still learning how to grapple with. Prime example: Money market CREAM Finance was hit with a reentrancy attack on Aug. 30 that allowed attackers to drain $22.8 million in Flexa’s AMP token and $4.2 million worth of ETH (based on market prices in mid-morning trading Monday).…
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"I Realized We Could Scale Play-to-Earn to Impact Thousands, Hopefully Millions of Lives:" YGG's Gabby Dizon

"I Realized We Could Scale Play-to-Earn to Impact Thousands, Hopefully Millions of Lives:" YGG's Gabby Dizon

In this week’s episode, we speak with Gabby Dizon, co-founder of Yield Guild Games, or YGG. Long before Gabby was into crypto he was into gaming, and that’s how he started playing Axie Infinity, a blockchain-based game where players earn cryptocurrency just for playing. Gabby eventually became a well-known figure in the Axie community, spreading the word especially in…
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Bug in Leading Ethereum Node Software Has Caused the Chain to Fork

Bug in Leading Ethereum Node Software Has Caused the Chain to Fork

A bug in outdated versions of the leading Ethereum client for node operators, Geth, is causing forks on the chain, according to research by the Block. According to The Block, this could enable double spends on the world’s second-largest blockchain by market capitalization. Ethereum security lead Martin Holst Swende tweeted, “Fortunately, most miners were already…
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48,000% Returns? Popping the Hood on  NFT Mania

48,000% Returns? Popping the Hood on NFT Mania

On-Chain Markets Update by Lucas Outumuro, IntoTheBlock NFT mania continues to grow, with new drops popping up everyday and Ethereum’s gas prices consistently back above triple digits. The recent wave into NFTs was further amplified by Visa’s acquisition of a CryptoPunk and Budweiser’s buy of the beer.eth domain.  Prices of notable NFT collections such as…
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Resist Hierarchy and Protect Financial Freedom: A Metaverse Manifesto

Resist Hierarchy and Protect Financial Freedom: A Metaverse Manifesto

While I don’t agree that we are already in the metaverse, it is true that we are staring v1.0 in the face. Humans have already surrendered a portion of their existence and autonomy to the digital world. That includes algorithms that govern our lives the same way a law of nature might, as well as…