Layer 2

publicgoods

Optimism and Buterin Tap Profit-Motive to Accelerate Public Goods for DeFi, Sparking Debate

Gitcoin rustles up millions of dollars in funding to support Ethereum developers. Lighthouse gives away Ethereum 2.0 software. And EthHub provides educational services on the Ethereum ecosystem gratis.  These endeavors are known as public goods, and no surprise, Defiers love them, and want more of them. But influential voices in DeFi, including Ethereum co-founder Vitalik …

Optimism and Buterin Tap Profit-Motive to Accelerate Public Goods for DeFi, Sparking Debate Read More »

balpolygon

Defiant Degens: How to Farm Up to 152% APR in Balancer Polygon Pools

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. The goal is to expose more Defiant readers to new DeFi applications and their associated liquidity mining programs. Disclaimer: All …

Defiant Degens: How to Farm Up to 152% APR in Balancer Polygon Pools Read More »

Looking Back at Uniswap’s Growth as it’s Deployed on L2

On-Chain Markets Update by Lucas Outumuro, IntoTheBlock The anticipated launch of Uniswap on layer 2 has finally arrived, at least to some extent. Uniswap’s alpha on Optimism has been released, supporting only six crypto-assets so far, but at a fraction of the cost incurred on Ethereum’s mainnet.  As Uniswap’s V3 is on track to fully …

Looking Back at Uniswap’s Growth as it’s Deployed on L2 Read More »

hop

Hop Drops on Mainnet: A Protocol for Interoperability Across Scaling Solutions

As yields and prices cool, dampening down dreams of another DeFi summer, the hope of a Layer 2 version of the season has emerged. Pushing the dream forward is Hop Protocol, a project which allows users to “hop” across scaling solutions has launched on the Ethereum mainnet.  Hop, which works with protocols compatible with the …

Hop Drops on Mainnet: A Protocol for Interoperability Across Scaling Solutions Read More »

Polygon Takes Lead in Layer 2 Race as MATIC Token and Assets Soar

Polygon’s token is rising the most among all cryptocurrencies in the past 24 hours, while assets in its networks spike. The activity is a sign an increasing number of users are betting the project will become a leading Ethereum scaling solution.  Polygon’s MATIC token is up more than 30% just in the past day, the …

Polygon Takes Lead in Layer 2 Race as MATIC Token and Assets Soar Read More »