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Synthetixs Kain Warwick What it Takes to Scale an Ethereum DeFi Protocol

Synthetix’s Kain Warwick: What it Takes to Scale an Ethereum DeFi Protocol

This week, we sit with Kain Warwick, DeFi OG and founder of Synthetix. In some ways, last year wasn’t a great one for the synthetic assets protocol. As many DeFi projects boomed, SNX’s price and TVL dropped. Kain says he was too optimistic about how soon Synthetix would be able to scale with optimistic roll-ups. If he …

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Polygon Hikes its Minimum Gas Price by 30x in Bid to Foil Spammers

Polygon, the sixth-largest blockchain by assets locked, is increasing the minimum gas price for transactions on its network by a factor of 30. The move comes as the network recently surpassed Ethereum in terms of Daily Active Addresses and is intended to reduce the number of spam transactions on the network. There have been increasing …

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MetaMask Posts Torrid Growth As Users Flock to Ethereum

Metamask has broken 10 million monthly active users, according to the blockchain infrastructure company ConsenSys. Metamask is the leading Ethereum wallet, working both in browsers and on mobile devices. It allows users to hold cryptocurrencies on Ethereum and compatible blockchains such as Polygon. Metamask also enables users to interact with Web3 applications that use crypto …

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Resist Hierarchy and Protect Financial Freedom: A Metaverse Manifesto

While I don’t agree that we are already in the metaverse, it is true that we are staring v1.0 in the face. Humans have already surrendered a portion of their existence and autonomy to the digital world. That includes algorithms that govern our lives the same way a law of nature might, as well as …

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Defiers Are Apeing Into Avalanche Pushing Benqi Finance to $1B in TVL

Avalanche, a smart contracts platform, now has its first DeFi protocol with $1B in total value locked. The protocol, Benqi Finance, launched just four days ago on Aug. 19 and has been distributing $3M in AVAX tokens to users. AVAX tokens are from Ava Labs, the company that created Avalanche, and the distribution is part …

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Alchemy NFT The Remix Layer for NFTs

Alchemy NFT – The Remix Layer for NFTs

Alchemy NFT just announced a funding round from the likes of Mark Cuban who clearly sees opportunity in an API layer for NFTs. Rather than pump out derivative after derivative, Alchemy allows users to create stackable layers of value that have use cases in DeFi, real estate, art and much more besides. The secret sauce …

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Binance Now Supports Direct Polygon Withdrawals and Deposits

DeFi is getting easier for CeFi users.  Crypto’s largest centralized exchange, Binance, now allows users to withdraw and deposit Polygon’s MATIC token directly from and onto the protocol’s proof-of-stake mainnet. Previously users needed to go through a multi-step process, either utilizing one of Binance’s two blockchains or swapping for Ethereum-based versions of MATIC when withdrawing …

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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 …

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Polygon Doubles Down on Gaming and NFTs with $100M Fund

Polygon is raising a $100M fund to support blockchain game developers and NFT creators, and tapping the chops of Atari, the trailblazer that gave the world Pong, Space Invaders, and Asteroids. Polygon has already attracted over 100 NFT and gaming projects, according to awesomepolygon.com. But now the scaling solution is pursuing a far more ambitious …

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Iron Finance at it Again: V2 has Drawn in Over $1B With Eye-Popping Yield Farms

Less than a month after the spectacular implosion of Iron Finance’s algorithmic stablecoin, the DeFi project has relaunched a new yield farm on Polygon. Iron Finance’s IronSwap is an automated market maker (AMM) for stablecoin swaps. It aims to facilitate high-volume, low-slippage trades with low fees. For now, there’s no algorithmic insanity to deal with, …

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Cronje’s Goerli Move Triggers Confusion and Dreams of Instant Wealth

Yearn Finance’s founder Andre Cronje triggered a dustup on Twitter yesterday when he announced a new Layer 2 scaling solution for multichain.xyz, a cross-chain token transfer tool. Cronje said multichain.xyz would support Goerli, an Ethereum test network. The announcement has left some users wondering whether their tens of thousands of Goerli ETH are about to …

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SafeDollar Stablecoin Plummets to Zero After Exploit

The value of SafeDollar (SDO), an algorithmic stablecoin intended to be pegged to $1, has dropped to zero after a $248K exploit on Polygon. In a post-mortem analysis published on June 28, SafeDollar reported it had lost $202K of USDC and $46K of USDT as a result of an attack on one of its pools …

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Curve Drama Intensifies as New Proposals Target alUSD and Saddle Finance

In the wake of Alchemix’s troubled alETH release, Curve Finance has produced two governance proposals targeting tangential products of the automated loan repayment protocol. There’s also been a flurry of chatter about possible legal action as the dustup accelerates. The first target — Curve’s own alUSD pool. Charlie Watkins, project lead at Curve, proposed removing …

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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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Alchemix Allows Users to Stay Long ETH With Auto-Loan Repayment

Last weekend, Alchemix, which offers automatic repaying loans, shipped a vault that accepts ETH. Alchemix users will now be able to borrow alETH, Alchemix’s token that’s soft-pegged to ETH, using ETH as collateral. The collateralization ratio: 400%. The launch came with a debt cap of 2,000 alETH and it was reached within a day of launch, …

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Malt Leaves Investors Hungover as Algo Stable Depegs on Day 2

Who doesn’t love a money printer? Algo Season 2.0 is here.  Last Friday, Malt Protocol launched the latest entry in the algorithmic stablecoin market. This summer, investors have flocked to this corner of the DeFi space to ride out the selloff in the larger crypto universe. Polygon is currently the favored choice of yield farmers …

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