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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…
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The Lowly Fixed Income Interest Rate is the Magical Motor DeFi Needs

The Lowly Fixed Income Interest Rate is the Magical Motor DeFi Needs

Have you watched Howl’s Moving Castle from Hayao Miyazaki? If you haven’t, please go check it out, it’s an amazing movie. As the name suggests, a magical castle roams across the landscape on a pair of spindly legs.  I find quite a parallel between this wonderful contraption and DeFi. The castle, devoid of symmetry and striking with…
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Defiant Degens: How to Earn Up to 16.5% Interest with Stablecoins on Orion Saver

Defiant Degens: How to Earn Up to 16.5% Interest with Stablecoins on Orion Saver

This is a weekly tutorial on the most compelling opportunities in yield farming, written by our friend DeFi Dad, an advisor to The Defiant and Head of Marketing and Portfolio Support at Fourth Revolution Capital.  Disclaimer: All opinions expressed by DeFi Dad are solely his own opinion and do not reflect the opinion of 4RC…
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Crypto Laws, Lobbying & Activism: The Time Has Come For DeFi to Get Serious About D.C.

Crypto Laws, Lobbying & Activism: The Time Has Come For DeFi to Get Serious About D.C.

Earlier this month when the infrastructure bill came with a provision to broadly expand the definition of brokers to include blockchain ecosystem participants such as miners, developers, and others, the crypto industry sprung into action.  Builders, investors, enthusiasts, lawyers, and everyone in between embarked on an all-out effort to add to the Lummis-Tooly-Wyden amendment and…
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Inside the Data Driving Axie Infinity's Torrid Growth

Inside the Data Driving Axie Infinity's Torrid Growth

On-Chain Markets Update by Juan Pellicer, IntoTheBlock Axie Infinity has recorded unprecedented growth in the crypto space. This week the data confirmed that it surpassed more than $1 billion in sales and the equally spectacular achievement of one million daily users. Where is the limit for Axie Infinity? Will play-to-earn help to expand crypto adoption…
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Hackers Wanted: $1M  Bounties Entice White Hats to Hunt for DeFi Bugs

Hackers Wanted: $1M Bounties Entice White Hats to Hunt for DeFi Bugs

Should I just steal the money? There’s a vulnerability in the code… Of a DeFi protocol with $3B in TVL. I was just looking at the open-source code for fun. But now, it’s serious. There’s a bug bounty, a reward that pays out $10K to anyone who finds a major weakness. But exploiting this vulnerability…
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Market Maker Flaws Open Door to Middleware Providers in Race for Liquidity

Market Maker Flaws Open Door to Middleware Providers in Race for Liquidity

The yield farming revolution has been one of the biggest  stories in DeFi over the last year, thanks largely to automated market makers (AMM). Operating behind the scenes,  these protocols attracted billions of dollars into smart contracts. Spurred by incentives in the form of newly minted tokens, investors dove into AMM’s liquidity pools and changed…
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"We're Not Really at an Inflection Point Yet:" OpenSea's Nate Chastain

"We're Not Really at an Inflection Point Yet:" OpenSea's Nate Chastain

In this week’s episode we interview Nate Chastain, head of product at OpenSea. Opensea got its start back in 2017 when CryptoKitties launched on Ethereum. After those digital cats, the NFT space was pretty dead for the next couple of years. Now OpenSea is reaping the rewards of hanging through that NFT winter, as NFT summer explodes with…
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ETH Burns and a Price Surge After EIP-1559 Executes

ETH Burns and a Price Surge After EIP-1559 Executes

The Ethereum market is on fire, at least proverbially speaking. Over the first eight hours since EIP-1559 was implemented, thus changing the transaction fee mechanism of Ethereum, 2,458 ETH, or $6.9M at ETH’s current price of around $2.8K, had been burned.  The proposal, which went into effect with the London hard fork at 8:34 am…
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The Math Behind a Deflationary ETH After EIP-1559

The Math Behind a Deflationary ETH After EIP-1559

There’s a bullish case for ETH, and it’s being defined by terms such as ultrasound money, triple-halving, and deflationary asset.  Ethereum’s London hard fork is set to execute on August 5 and the included EIP-1559 upgrade has been hailed by many as a game changer for the world’s second largest cryptocurrency. Because the upgrade sets…