DeFi First Looks
BendDAO Degen Strategy – Franklin's Big Bet
Bend is a decentralized non-custodial NFT-backed borrowing and lending protocol where users can participate as depositors or borrowers. Depositors provide ETH liquidity to the lending pool to earn a passive income, while borrowers are able to borrow ETH through lending pool using NFTs as collateral instantly.
Sovryn's Edan Yago on Building Bitcoin DeFi; Slower Growth But Strongest Foundation
Section 1 Intro Text: Edan 0:10 sec Edan Yago is a co-founder of Sovryn, a Bitcoin based lending protocol. He’s maybe the first Bitcoin builder we have had on our show. That’s because DeFi on the first blockchain network has been slow to pick up but Edan says that’s about to change. So what exactly…
Turn Your NFTs Into Cash Without Selling Them
NFTfi is a simple marketplace for NFT collaterized loans. Put your NFTs up as collateral for a loan, or offer loans to other users.
Aave Set to Disable Borrowing on xSushi and DPI Citing Potential Exploit
Aave token holders are voting to patch a vulnerability to DeFi’s biggest protocol by assets locked.
Rari Capital Launches Permissionless Lending Pools to Become Uniswap of Lending
Rari Capital, the DeFi protocol created by teenagers, has shipped perhaps its biggest product to date — permissionless lending pools. The new feature allows anyone to create a lending and borrowing pool on the open interest rate protocol, meaning anyone can create a pool for any asset, thereby expanding DeFi possibilities. Projects like NFTX, which…
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 CoinGecko. That’s $5.39B behind Maker’s DAI stablecoin supply. So while MIM still has a ways…
DeFi First Looks
Non Fungible Debt Positions with JPEG'd
JPEG'd is a new project that will allow NFT owners to deposit their NFTs as collateral into a vault and be able to take out a loan in PUSd.
DeFi Lending Venture Rides Solana’s High-Speed Chain to $100M in Deposits
Solend, a lending platform built on the proof-of-stake blockchain, Solana, has hit $100M in deposits, according to its team. Solend has done so without liquidity mining opportunities, but those are coming. Solend works basically the same way Compound and Aave do. Users can post assets that will earn interest, and they can borrow a certain…
What Is Leveraged Yield Farming and How Can It Bring Higher Returns?
In DeFi, while it’s not necessarily true that bigger is always better, the beauty of a high APY never fails to turn heads. And regardless of how much higher DeFi yields are compared to traditional finance, there’s no shortage of DeFi users eager to maximize their profits, chasing higher yields from platform to platform and…
Crypto Day Trading: Leveraged Yield Farming Strategies
Does leveraged yield farming sound intimidating? It’s understandable that some would feel that way. After all, leverage and yield strategies are tools that professional investors have been known to utilize, their inner workings esoteric to the every-day investor. Yet, with the growth of decentralized finance, that’s no longer the case. Easy-to-use platforms now exist to…
DeFi First Looks
How to Lend and Borrow NFTS with reNFT
reNFT is a rental protocol, enabling lending and borrowing of NFTs.
The Bulls are Back Despite Crypto’s Washington Woes
The crypto rally is raging even as regulation that has the potential to clampdown on the industry looms in the U.S. Digital assets are up across the board — Bitcoin has surged 14% in the last seven days, hitting a high of $46,704 in the last 24 hours before settling around $45,000 in early morning…
DeFi First Looks
The Tranchess Strategy
Fresh on the block, this week for our First Look we are unboxing a brand new tokenized asset management and derivatives trading protocol, Tranchess. Tranches, named after chess pieces… good move. Not built on Ethereum, Solana or Polkadot, this is a Binance smartchain protocol. So let’s check this out and see what it’s all about.
DeFi First Looks
Trident was first developed with the core focus of capital efficiency and cryptocurrency volatility protection using powerful, yet intuitive and easy-to-use, tools to provide DeFi with its new protocol standard. Our goal was to reinvent the wheel, without sacrificing user familiarity with Sushi’s newly revamped and consolidated interface.
DeFi Jam Sessions
Jam Session #2: Lending Giants Feat. Stani, Rune, Leo and Calvin
Chiefess of the Defiant, Camila Russo assembles the chief voices of the biggest lending protocols in town from Compound, Aave, MakerDao and CREAM Finance for a spirited debate on the world of DeFi lending.
DeFi First Looks
Railgun: The New Weapon in Privacy
RAILGUN secures privacy for DEX trading and lending. Built without any bridge or layer-2, RAILGUN is a smart contract system that gives zk-SNARK privacy to any transaction or smart contract interaction on Ethereum.
DeFi 101: A Visual Guide to Definitions and Data Sources
Insane 1000% returns, tokens named after foods, rugs? We get it, the decentralized finance, or DeFi for short, ecosystem is a whole new world and a complex, and many times anxiety-inducing, one at that. Our very own goofy face of The Defiant YouTube, Robin Schmidt, created a DeFi 101 presentation explaining what this new blockchain-based…
DeFi Rates are Sliding Closer to TradFi Yields
DeFi’s borrowing and lending rates are trending downwards, opening questions of what will happen to open finance if yields converge with those of traditional finance. Borrowing rates for USDC have declined to 2.5% and 3.1% on Compound and Aave, from over 15% three months ago, according to LoanScan. Lending rates have suffered similar compression, with…
DeFi ‘Revenue’ Has Stabilized in June Despite Token Sell-offs
It’s grim times for DeFi tokens but as prices plunge, protocol revenue remains stable. The DeFi Pulse Index, which tracks the performance of 14 key tokens including Uniswap and Maker, has skidded 31% in the last seven days and 6.5% in just the last 24 hours, compared with a 2.1% decline for ETH from yesterday. …
Alchemix Asks Users to Return Funds After alETH Bug
It isn’t often that a market player appeals to the morality of its customers to correct a mistake. But that’s what’s unfolding this week as Alchemix Finance made traders an offer to iron out the alETH debacle that unfolded on June 16. Alchemix Finance recently launched alETH, a synthetic yield derivative that lets DeFi users…
Terra Degen: Playing Both Sides of the Anchor Money Market
Anchor savings has no minimum deposits, account freezes, or signup requirements – it can be used by anyone in the world with access to the internet. Anchor’s money market is a Compound-inspired lending protocol for lending out deposited Terra stablecoins to borrowers. Anchor sources its deposit yields from bAsset-collateralized loans, where rewards of their bAsset…
Use DeFi Without Spending Any Money
Using InstaDapp‘s built in DeFi simulator you can get a feel of how lending, borrowing, and liquidity providing works in DeFi.
All the Ways to Generate Passive Income With DeFi
There may be many hooks for a newcomer to start using decentralized finance or DeFi but it can be difficult to overlook the most attractive one — the fact that it is an open opportunity for anyone in the world with digital assets, a computer and internet to generate passive income. By committing their crypto…
"We're Lifting Barriers For Outside Users; If You Allocate Capital in a Vacuum, It's Kind of Meaningless:" Terra's Do Kwon
In this week’s episode, we interview Do Kwon, cofounder of the Terra ecosystem, which includes a payments network, a stablecoin, a lending protocol and a synthetic assets platform. We talk about how he was able to achieve what most crypto companies can’t: Get a broad non-crypto native user base. Terra’s Chai payments system, which uses the Terra stablecoin, has about…
No Downside!? Deep Dive on Tranches and Structured DeFi
Step into crypto and it can feel like you’re throwing your life to the gods of thunder. I’m here, you say, take me, throw me into the void. And, ape that you are, you keep walking towards that edge.