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Layer 1s Better Watch Their Backs as L2s Surge in TVL

Smart contract platforms — Terra, Solana and Avalanche, to name a few — had a summer to remember. Terra’s LUNA rocketed 421% between June 1 and Sept. 30 and its fellow Layer 1s (L1s) Avalanche and Solana also delivered triple-digit returns.  Now Layer 2s (L2s), which make Ethereum transactions more affordable and faster by executing them …

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Exploring the Multi-Chain Universe Amid Incentives & Upgrades

On-Chain Markets Update by Lucas Outumuro, IntoTheBlock Smart contract platforms’ tokens have been amongst the top performers of 2021. While Ether has recorded a remarkable 330% return year-to-date, newer platforms such as Solana, Avalanche and Terra have seen their tokens grow over 1,000% in 2021. The rise in these platforms has been driven initially by …

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Oracle Pyth Goes Haywire on Solana with Bad Prices

The Pyth Network malfunctioned on Sep. 20 as the data provider reported a Bitcoin price of $5,402 on a day when other sources like CoinGecko didn’t report a BTC price below $40K. That wasn’t the only snafu. Pyth’s price feed for the stock of movie theater chain, AMC, showed a spike to $772 on Sep. …

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DeFi Market Stabilizes After White Knuckle Drops Monday

Crypto markets Tuesday morning appeared to be shaking off gut-wrenching falls in the last 24 hours. At one point Monday, At one point, ETH nosedived 2.8% in an hour. Ethereum was up 0.5% in trading at 7:15 AM, according to CoinGecko data.  Cardano increased 0.4% and Solana, Avalanche and Chainlink were flat. So, too, was …

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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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Solana Outage Likely Caused by Bots Pursuing an Initial DEX Offering

At 2:01 AM New York time Wednesday morning, the Solana blockchain went live once again, according to @SolanaStatus.  “The Solana validator community successfully completed a restart of Mainnet Beta after an upgrade to 1.6.25,” the platform reported. “Dapps, block explorers, and supporting systems will recover over the next several hours, at which point full functionality …

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Solana Blockchain Suffers Intermittent Stability

Solana, one of the biggest DeFi chains by value locked, suffered network outages Tuesday. The Solana team first alerted users to the issue on Twitter at 8:38 AM New York time, saying the network had been “experiencing intermittent instability” for the prior 45 minutes. Some nodes on the smart contracts chain went offline after the …

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Ape Diaries: The Early Bird Gets The Airdrop

It has historically paid to be early in DeFi — literally. Traders (including yours truly) are betting that will also be the case on Arbitrum and Optimism.   DeFi has long fostered a culture of rewarding early adopters, with a great example being last year’s massive Uniswap airdrop in which the decentralized exchange airdropped 400 UNI …

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Harmony Opens the Throttle on Layer 1 with $300M Fund for Myriad Projects

The Layer 1 blockchain Harmony unveiled a $300M ecosystem fund today to back startups working on applications and protocols. There are many large blockchains now, but to a certain degree each one is a bit of a walled garden, Stephen Tse, Harmony’s founder told The Defiant, via a spokesperson. “Harmony was purpose-built so that developers …

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Solana Attracts Oracles as Momentum Builds for Next Phase of DeFi

Blockchains really only know themselves. That’s what blockchains are good at: knowing the current state of assets held by all the blockhain’s users with confidence grounded in cryptographic verifiability. “[Blockchains] don’t have the ability to speak to the outside world, so they aren’t able to incorporate that into their logic and their contracts,” Kanav Kariya, …

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Lido Brings Liquid Staking to Solana, Its Third Blockchain

Staking assets on a blockchain helps to secure the network, but losing that liquidity can be painful for traders and investors. So the team behind the derivatives protocol, Lido, created a staking derivative that allows investors to stay liquid while also supporting the security of the networks they rely on. So far, Lido has enabled …

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Layer 1 Boom Drives Terra’s LUNA Token to the Moon

And you thought Solana was hot. Well, it is, but Terra’s LUNA token has eclipsed SOL in the last month.  LUNA has skyrocketed about 265% in the last 30 days compared to SOL’s 150% performance, according to CoinGecko. While Avalanche’s AVAX token has more than tripled in value in that period one thing seems clear …

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It’s Been a Killer Week for ‘Ethereum Killers’

This is shaping up to be a killer week for so-called “Ethereum killers.”  Of the 100 largest tokens in terms of market capitalization, seven of the top ten biggest gainers in the last week are smart contract platforms, according to CoinGecko. Eleven of the top 15 smart contract platforms are up double digits on the …

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TikTok Chooses Blockchain-Powered Audius for First Music Integration

If TikTok is a window into what teens are up to these days, then crypto has a place beside dance videos.  On Aug. 17, blockchain-based music streaming protocol Audius announced its partnership with TikTok to allow one-click sharing with the social network.   This is the first music integration TikTok has established. The upshot of the …

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How to Enter 3Pool on Mercurial Finance | Solana Tutorial

How to Enter 3Pool on Mercurial Finance | Solana Tutorial

Mercurial Finance is building the liquidity platform for stable assets on Solana. As the DeFi ecosystem on Solana grows, there will be many different variants of collateralized, wrapped, and synthetic assets in the space. Their most immediate objective is to provide the best liquidity for all the major stable and pegged assets on Solana, which …

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Solana’s SOL Breaks All-Time High as Ecosystem Comes Together

The Solana blockchain’s SOL token is soaring to an all-time high, climbing the ranks to become the tenth largest cryptocurrency in terms of market capitalization.  SOL rallied as much as 38.8 % to $68.24 today, the highest ever. The digital asset is up 3,441.9% this year, compared with 353.3% for ETH and 58% for BTC.  …

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Solana DEX Mango Markets Raised $70M in Token Sale

Mango Markets, a decentralized exchange (DEX) on Solana, raised $70M from the sale of its governance token $MNGO.  Over a two-day sale period ending on August 11, buyers claimed 500M $MNGO tokens, in what the team called a “fair launch.”  Mango tokens give holders entry to the Mango DAO that governs the Mango Markets protocol. …

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