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Dissecting the Memenomics of Dogecoin

Another week, another wild, Elon Musk-tweet driven, Dogecoin gyration. The latest one has chart arrows pointing down. But beyond what’s behind the most recent swing, let’s look at what’s driving the whole pendulum: hype. Irrational speculative manias have been present as long as there have been markets; they’re a part of human nature. But at …

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“It Was Exciting But Also Terrifying:” Yam Finance’s Backstory

In this week’s interview, I spoke with Dan Elitzer and Clinton Bembry, who were part of the founding team of Yam. Yam Finance is an experiment in rebasing cryptocurrencies, plus token incentives, plus full on-chain governance, plus a DAO-like treasury managed by token holders. It’s also testing the power of the emoji and opened the …

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Was it a Pump and Dump? Few Will Ever Understand

A leaked Telegram chat has the DeFi community decrying that some of the space’s most well-known influencers were orchestrating a pump and dump scheme around a token called $FEW, an accusation the crypto personalities involved deny. The question is whether the group was created with the specific purpose of leveraging the members’ follower base to …

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YAM Finally Finds Fertile Ground After Succesful Rebase

Yam Finance’s first successful monetary exercise yesterday marks a new start to DeFi’s original food-based token YAM is an experiment in rebasing cryptocurrencies, plus token incentives (aka yield farming) to drive liquidity, plus full on-chain governance, plus a DAO-like treasury managed by token holders. It’s also testing the power of the emoji. Its Aug. 11 …

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Hypebeast Culture Drives MEME Rally Amid Market Bloodbath

It was a sea of red in the market yesterday. But while Ether slid by almost 10% and all DeFi tokens plunged even deeper, one project astonished the crypto world accelerating the 10x increase it had seen in the last seven days: $MEME A ticker most would pass off as a pump and dump. But …

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