Crypto.com’s Cronos Chain Nears $1B in TVL as Token Jumps 350%

Crypto.com's exchange and token are surging, with TVL approaching $1B.

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.

Markets Roundup: Avalanche and Gaming Tokens Surge Amid DeFi Retreat

In recent days, Avalanche, gaming and metaverse tokens have bucked the downward trend in DeFi markets.

Supply of Terra Stablecoin UST Doubles to $6.49B After Governance Move

The supply of Terra's stablecoin UST has surged but not because of rising demand.
Smart Contract Platform NEAR Gains Momentum with Plan to Distribute 40M Tokens

Smart Contract Platform NEAR Gains Momentum with Plan to Distribute 40M Tokens

This research piece explains NEAR, a smart contract protocol that uses a sharded public Proof-of-Stake blockchain.
Sablier Finance Deploys Payroll Streaming to Polygon and BSC

Sablier Finance Deploys Payroll Streaming to Polygon and BSC

Sablier is bringing "payroll streaming" to Polygon and Binance.
Markets Roundup: Ethereum Burn Rate Surges as DeFi Tokens Post Mixed Performance

Markets Roundup: Ethereum Burn Rate Surges as DeFi Tokens Post Mixed Performance

This week's markets roundup reports on Ethereum's burn rate and the mixed performance of top tokens like Solana and Aave.
How Zero-Knowledge Proofs Became Ethereum's Magic Bullets

How Zero-Knowledge Proofs Became Ethereum's Magic Bullets

Zero knowledge proofs are powerful cryptographic instruments that accelerate innovation on Ethereum, writes Alex Shipp.
Trailblazer THORChain Accidentally Front-runs THORSwap Community in Latest Woe

Trailblazer THORChain Accidentally Front-runs THORSwap Community in Latest Woe

THORChain's woes continued when its DEX accidentally front-runned its community.

MakerDAO’s Update is a Pure Expression of DeFi 2.0

IntoTheBlock explores how MakerDAO's update will allow it to interact with the secondary market with more control over DAI.
Aave V3 is About to Pass in Governance Vote

Aave V3 is About to Pass in Governance Vote

All signs point towards lending giant Aave getting a V3 soon. Voting is now live on Snapshot, with well over 99.9% of the votes supporting the protocol releasing its next iteration. 
Governance of DeFi Giant Curve in Flux as Smaller Convex Exerts Control

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.
Abracadabra To Offer Supercharged Stablecoin Yields By Leveraging Terra’s Anchor Protocol

Abracadabra To Offer Supercharged Stablecoin Yields By Leveraging Terra’s Anchor Protocol

“Degen” traders are likely salivating at an announcement by DeFi’s rising star Daniele Sestagalli, claiming that they will soon be able to earn high yields from their stablecoins thanks to a new cross-chain, leveraged yield farming protocol.  The Abracadabra founder…
Terra Blockchain is Set to Connect to the Cosmos Ecosystem

Terra Blockchain is Set to Connect to the Cosmos Ecosystem

The Terra stablecoin, UST, will be moving over to the Cosmos universe imminently, which should be quite helpful for the progress of DeFi in that ecosystem.
Terra and Abracadabra Team Up to Challenge Centralized Stablecoins

Terra and Abracadabra Team Up to Challenge Centralized Stablecoins

For an industry that has decentralization in its very name, DeFi’s reliance on centralized stablecoins remains an Achilles’ heel, making it an easy target for overzealous regulators.
Shell Protocol Jumps into 'Concentrated Liquidity'  Just Like Uniswap and Curve

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…
Abracadabra’s Stablecoin Races Past $1B  and Sparks Talk of Overtaking MakerDAO

Abracadabra’s Stablecoin Races Past $1B and Sparks Talk of Overtaking MakerDAO

New collateralized stablecoin, Magic Internet Money (MIM) is challenging MakerDAO, the grandaddy protocol of DeFi. MIM, issued by lending protocol Abracadabra, broke $1B in supply on Oct. 5, placing it seventh overall in terms of stablecoin market cap, according to…
Visa Sketches a Global Network of Central Bank Digital Currencies With Itself at the Center

Visa Sketches a Global Network of Central Bank Digital Currencies With Itself at the Center

You may never be able to send a message from Telegram to a friend on WhatsApp, but you might be able to send dollars from a digital wallet issued by the U.S. Treasury to a wallet from the People’s Bank…
Liquidity Mining Set to Begin Friday on the Risk Tranching Gro Protocol

Liquidity Mining Set to Begin Friday on the Risk Tranching Gro Protocol

Everyone is looking for stronger yields in DeFi. Gro is a new yield platform that aims to offer boosted returns on leading stablecoins to users willing to accept some risk. Gro is set to launch liquidity mining shortly for its…
Gensler Vows Action Against DeFi Platforms That Operate ‘Outside the Perimeter’

Gensler Vows Action Against DeFi Platforms That Operate ‘Outside the Perimeter’

All cryptocurrencies will be regulated. Or else. That was the clear and unambiguous message Gary Gensler, the chair of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, delivered Tuesday in a livestream with The Washington Post.  Gensler said there’s no question in his…

A Deep Dive on the Lessons and Surprises of the Recent Crash

On-Chain Markets Update by Juan Pellicer, IntoTheBlock DeFi protocols, apps and their stablecoins are a key area of the whole crypto markets. Even though the average daily trading values of DeFi are 80 times lower than in centralized exchanges, their…

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…
Circle Dials Back Risk in USDC Reserves Ahead of Going Public

Circle Dials Back Risk in USDC Reserves Ahead of Going Public

Corporate debt is no longer good enough for Circle, the blockchain powerhouse.That’s the upshot of a move Circle announced on Sunday as it unveiled a rebalancing of the reserves that support USDC, it’s widely used stablecoin. Circle, a peer-to-peer payment…

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…
C.R.E.A.M. is Bringing Tether’s Euro-Pegged Stablecoin to DeFi

C.R.E.A.M. is Bringing Tether’s Euro-Pegged Stablecoin to DeFi

The competition to bring euro stablecoins to DeFi is heating up.  Lending protocol C.R.E.A.M. Finance said it will make EURt, Tether’s euro-pegged stablecoin, available in its money markets to borrow and lend. At $62.28B according to its transparency page, Tether…
Iron Finance at it Again: V2 has Drawn in Over $1B With Eye-Popping Yield Farms

Iron Finance at it Again: V2 has Drawn in Over $1B With Eye-Popping Yield Farms

Less than a month after the spectacular implosion of Iron Finance’s algorithmic stablecoin, the DeFi project has relaunched a new yield farm on Polygon. Iron Finance’s IronSwap is an automated market maker (AMM) for stablecoin swaps. It aims to facilitate…
Circle To Go Public in Q4 at $4.5B Valuation

Circle To Go Public in Q4 at $4.5B Valuation

DeFi’s most popular stablecoin issuer is going public. Circle, which issues the USDC stablecoin, announced its plans yesterday to go public in Q4 of this year through a special purpose acquisition company (SPAC). The deal will happen with Concord Acquisition…

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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…

C.R.E.A.M. is Bringing Tether’s Euro-Pegged Stablecoin to DeFi

The competition to bring euro stablecoins to DeFi is heating up.  Lending protocol C.R.E.A.M. Finance said it will make EURt, Tether’s euro-pegged stablecoin, available in its money markets to borrow and lend. At $62.28B according to its transparency page, Tether issues the largest supply of…

Iron Finance at it Again: V2 has Drawn in Over $1B With Eye-Popping Yield Farms

Less than a month after the spectacular implosion of Iron Finance’s algorithmic stablecoin, the DeFi project has relaunched a new yield farm on Polygon. Iron Finance’s IronSwap is an automated market maker (AMM) for stablecoin swaps. It aims to facilitate high-volume, low-slippage trades with low…

Circle To Go Public in Q4 at $4.5B Valuation

DeFi’s most popular stablecoin issuer is going public. Circle, which issues the USDC stablecoin, announced its plans yesterday to go public in Q4 of this year through a special purpose acquisition company (SPAC). The deal will happen with Concord Acquisition Corp. and Circle will trade…

Federal Reserve Bigwig Defends Stablecoins as Alternative to Digital Dollars

There’s nothing to be afraid of with stablecoins. That’s the main message Randal Quarles, the vice chair for supervision at the Federal Reserve and a member of its board, delivered on June 28, surprising a DeFi community that’s become inured to getting dissed by the financial…

SafeDollar Stablecoin Plummets to Zero After Exploit

The value of SafeDollar (SDO), an algorithmic stablecoin intended to be pegged to $1, has dropped to zero after a $248K exploit on Polygon. In a post-mortem analysis published on June 28, SafeDollar reported it had lost $202K of USDC and $46K of USDT as…

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