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DeFi 2.0 Wave of New Projects Test Liquidity Mining Alternatives

Things aren’t getting easier for those struggling to stay current with the lightning quick DeFi space. Just when you think you’re up to speed with the latest token or protocol along comes something new. Brace yourselves because here comes DeFi 2.0. What that term actually means is still in flux. While DeFi 2.0’s meaning is …

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MakerDAO Ponders the Unthinkable as Members Debate Incorporation and Paying Taxes

Should DAOs pay taxes? And, if so: Where? There’s a conversation underway in MakerDAO about how it should relate to the governments of the world, which has implications for the whole DeFi industry. In short, people are talking about whether or not MakerDAO should find a way to pay its taxes. “I don’t think anyone …

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MakerDAO Chases ‘Real World’ Deals and Assets in Major Test for DeFi

SociĂ©tĂ© GĂ©nĂ©rale’s request for a $20M loan from MakerDAO is just one of several real-world deals that the DeFi protocol has coming soon. The O.G. decentralized finance protocol is on the move to fund projects that will make tangible differences in the world. That potentially includes MakerDAO founder Rune Christensen’s push for the organization to …

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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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Rune Christensen Makes Rallying Cry for MakerDAO to Help Fix Climate Change

Climate change is the unifying challenge of the era and the biggest problem humanity is running out of time to solve — and MakerDAO can help. That’s the case Rune Christensen, the founder of MakerDAO, makes in a long essay he released today called “The Case for Clean Money,” where he articulates a vision for …

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SocGen Wants To Borrow 20M Dai on MakerDAO Using Tokenized Bonds as Collateral

There’s a meme on crypto Twitter that calls DeFi the “future of France” as a play on the phrase the future of finance. Well, there may be more truth to the meme than many expected. SociĂ©tĂ© GĂ©nĂ©rale, the third-largest bank in France, has proposed to borrow Dai in MakerDAO using bonds it issued on the …

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Opolis Deal Deepens Venture Capitalists’ Love Affair with DAOs

You probably missed it.  It was a deal that didn’t involve a big NFT marketplace or a new decentralized crypto exchange. Yet the vote by members of Opolis, a digital employment cooperative, to launch a DAO is significant. Why? Because it’s the latest instance of venture capitalists’ love affair with decentralized autonomous organizations. It also …

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Maker Takes Final Steps to Become Fully Decentralized Ushering in New DeFi Phase

Maker Foundation’s CEO Rune Christensen stepped down this week, leaving a carefully built DAO to run the protocol in his place. The move marks the beginning of a new phase for the lender and arguably for DeFi itself, as the ecosystem’s first dapp transitions into a fully decentralized organization. “Today, the Maker Protocol is self-sustainable …

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The DeFi Future is Automated

A race is under way in DeFi innovation. Established players and upstart newcomers alike are in the running.  Gelato has been tinkering with use cases since 2019 and launched its production-ready V1 last July. Meanwhile, Keep3r network has been executing its own solution since late October 2020. And just last month Chainlink announced an Open …

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MakerDAO Rebuts Accusations of Selling Oracle Data

In the DeFi world, oracles aren’t the seers of Greek myth but handy tools that enable data to flow between blockchains and traditional networks in the form of smart contracts. Now oracles have landed right in the middle of a clash pitting two of the biggest players in the space against one another — Chainlink …

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InstaDapp Releases Governance Token with 55% for Community Members

DeFi infrastructure protocol InstaDapp has launched their governance token, INST, on Ethereum Mainnet.  INST holders will be able to discuss and vote on all future InstaDapp protocol upgrades. InstaDapp has minted 100M INST, allocating 55% for community members and the other 45% for team members, investors, and advisors.  Initially, 10M INST will be available to …

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“Having Legal Tender in a Currency You Cannot Control Means You Cannot Print Problems Away:” Mariano Conti

In this week’s episode I speak with Mariano Conti, the former head of smart contracts at MakerDAO. Mariano knows the value of having permissionless and uncensorable currencies first hand —he started earning in Bitcoin in 2014 in Argentina because pesos would instantly lose value and it was hard to get dollars. When he learned about Ethereum …

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