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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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The Tranchess Strategy

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.

Sushiswap Trident

Sushiswap Trident

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.

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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 …

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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 …

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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.  …

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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 …

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Terra Degen Playing Both Sides of the Anchor Money Market

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 …

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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 …

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Aave Aims for a Seamless DeFi With Flash Loan-Driven V2

Aave’s Aims for a Seamless DeFi With Flash Loan-Driven V2 Aave, the third-largest DeFi lending protocol by assets, today unveiled its V2 revamp, where it leverages flash loans to make DeFi more seamless and composable. Aave’s V2 includes several enhancements of its lending products, many of which are powered by flash loans. Flash loans don’t …

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Ethereum DeFi Projects Map

DeFi is a growing ecosystem of protocols and applications, which are delivering value to several thousands of users, and transacting the equivalent of hundreds of millions of dollars in digital assets, every day.  The very foundations of a new financial system are being laid, with applications that enable everything from simply making transfers and payments, …

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