The Story of Ethereum to Become a Movie and NFT Collection

The Infinite Machine, a book about the development of Ethereum, will be produced as a feature film…

ConstitutionDAO Irks Donors as Gas Fees and Transaction Costs Eat Into Refunds

As ConstitutionDAO dissolves following its unsuccessful bid for the historic document, donors are chafing at its refund…

ConstitutionDAO Members Decry High Gas Fees After Narrowly Losing Auction

ConstitutionDAO lost its bid for a copy of the founding charter of the United States.

The Metaverse is So Hot Right Now: Here’s How Top Investors are Separating Opportunity from Hype

Top investors share how they're playing the development of the metaverse as hype explodes.
Ethereum Name Service Jumps to $1B Market Cap After Airdrop of ENS Token

Ethereum Name Service Jumps to $1B Market Cap After Airdrop of ENS Token

ENS, the governance token for Ethereum Name Service, soared after its airdrop this week.
Trailblazer THORChain Accidentally Front-runs THORSwap Community in Latest Woe

Trailblazer THORChain Accidentally Front-runs THORSwap Community in Latest Woe

THORChain's woes continued when its DEX accidentally front-runned its community.
The Story of Ink DAO, a Group Bound by ERC-721 Tattoos and the Collective Hope for a Better World

The Story of Ink DAO, a Group Bound by ERC-721 Tattoos and the Collective Hope for a Better World

Ink DAO members are literally branding themselves with a tattoo to show their devotion to NFTs, and to each other.
Play-to-Earn Gaming's Massive Growth Will Weather a Crypto Bear Market: Panel

Play-to-Earn Gaming's Massive Growth Will Weather a Crypto Bear Market: Panel

What will happen when a bear market hits blockchain gaming, a sector that hasn't really seen a downturn before?
'Work Smart, Not Hard': DODO's Diane Dai Used a Get-it-Done Tack to Build an AMM

'Work Smart, Not Hard': DODO's Diane Dai Used a Get-it-Done Tack to Build an AMM

An interview with Diane Dai, CMO of DODOm an automated market maker in DeFi.
How Lobster NFTs and a DAO Helped Give Crypto a Voice in Washington

How Lobster NFTs and a DAO Helped Give Crypto a Voice in Washington

NFT collectibles can rapidly create communities around a shared interest—or a cause. And the most pressing cause in cryptoland recently has been preparation for increased U.S. government regulation. That’s why one group took the millions of dollars it earned from…
DeFi DAOs Diversify Token Treasuries Seeking Long-Term Survival

DeFi DAOs Diversify Token Treasuries Seeking Long-Term Survival

Decentralized money market Rari Capital's DAO is the latest to look at diversifying its treasury, launching a governance proposal that pushes for a share of its native RGT token holdings to be converted into stablecoins.
MakerDAO Ponders the Unthinkable as Members Debate Incorporation and Paying Taxes

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…

Axie Infinity is Up 223x This Year: Here's the Skinny on What's Propelling AXS

On-Chain Markets Update by Juan Pellicer, IntoTheBlock Since our last in-depth analysis of Axie Infinity almost two months ago the price of their AXS token has increased over 100% within a few weeks. The rally has multiplied the value of AXS by…
How Decentralized Identity Can Take Crypto to the Next Level

How Decentralized Identity Can Take Crypto to the Next Level

Over the past year, there has been a notable increase of awareness and interest towards decentralized identity solutions. Decentralized identity solutions help users, amongst other things, to control their digital identity without the input of intermediaries. As well as the…

Derivatives Protocol Raises $3.75M in Sale of Governance Token

The Tracer Protocol has completed a sale of 50M TCR tokens for 3.75M DAI, giving its total supply a valuation of $75M at the sales end. It has since nearly doubled to $137M, according to CoinGecko. The auction ran for…
Opolis Deal Deepens Venture Capitalists' Love Affair with DAOs

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…
The Problem with Voting in DAOs

The Problem with Voting in DAOs

The first major blockchain conference I attended in person was this July at EthCC 4 in Paris. It was an amazing experience. I met so many people and learned about so many projects and gathered perspectives on where Ethereum is…
Scaling DAOs Won't Be Easy: Five Major Challenges to Overcome

Scaling DAOs Won't Be Easy: Five Major Challenges to Overcome

The only thing cooler than working for one DAO is working for all the DAOs. But to do that you need to figure out what all DAOs need. That sounded tricky to us, too. So we asked! We gathered together…
Uniswap Proposal Stirs Up Controversy in DeFi on DAO Fund Management

Uniswap Proposal Stirs Up Controversy in DeFi on DAO Fund Management

A Uniswap governance proposal riled up the DeFi community this week.  The proposal, which has since been canceled, would have used yield generated from $25M in Uniswap treasury assets to pay employees at blockchain analytics platform Flipside Crypto. The payment…
SuperRare Drops Token Amid Series of Moves to Empower Artists

SuperRare Drops Token Amid Series of Moves to Empower Artists

SuperRare, the influential NFT art platform, is taking a big step forward in its plan to progressively decentralize with the launch of its RARE token on Aug. 17. As part of a slew of changes, SuperRare is poised to bestow…
Solana DEX Mango Markets Raised $70M in Token Sale

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.” …
Axie Infinity Has Beaten Even Ethereum in Network Fees Thanks to its Sidechain

Axie Infinity Has Beaten Even Ethereum in Network Fees Thanks to its Sidechain

Facebook may be grabbing headlines with its talk about the metaverse as the basis for the company’s future, but blockchain game Axie Infinity already has a metaverse up and running and it’s grabbing something longer-lasting: revenue. Protocol revenue on Axie…
Crypto Tax Debate On Capitol Hill Signals Big Changes for DeFi

Crypto Tax Debate On Capitol Hill Signals Big Changes for DeFi

Taxing cryptocurrencies just picked up serious momentum, with potentially serious ramifications for DeFi.  The U.S. Senate’s $1 trillion infrastructure package now under consideration includes a provision that would tax transactions involving Bitcoin and its ilk to raise around $28 billion…
Yield Guild Games Raises $12.5M in 31 Seconds on Token Sale

Yield Guild Games Raises $12.5M in 31 Seconds on Token Sale

Yield Guild Games, an investment DAO focused on the use of NFTs in virtual worlds and blockchain games, raised $12.5M in 31 seconds on July 27.  The launch, which happened on Sushiswap’s Miso token launch platform, caused a frenzy as…
Maker Takes Final Steps to Become Fully Decentralized Ushering in New DeFi Phase

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…
Optimism and Buterin Tap Profit-Motive to Accelerate Public Goods for DeFi, Sparking Debate

Optimism and Buterin Tap Profit-Motive to Accelerate Public Goods for DeFi, Sparking Debate

Gitcoin rustles up millions of dollars in funding to support Ethereum developers. Lighthouse gives away Ethereum 2.0 software. And EthHub provides educational services on the Ethereum ecosystem gratis.  These endeavors are known as public goods, and no surprise, Defiers love…

Weed, Cats and NFTs: New Animated Series Combines All Three

A new NFT project, backed by some real star power, will have you burning green in more ways than one. “Stoner Cats” is an upcoming series of animated shorts about, well, house cats high on marijuana. And it will only…
Synthetix Founder Announces Return to “Save the Project”

Synthetix Founder Announces Return to “Save the Project”

Kain Warwick, founder of derivatives liquidity protocol Synthetix, is back.  The founder had previously stepped away from the protocol to take on a “more passive role,” but has now declared his intention to run for the Spartan Council, an eight-member…

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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…

Optimism and Buterin Tap Profit-Motive to Accelerate Public Goods for DeFi, Sparking Debate

Gitcoin rustles up millions of dollars in funding to support Ethereum developers. Lighthouse gives away Ethereum 2.0 software. And EthHub provides educational services on the Ethereum ecosystem gratis.  These endeavors are known as public goods, and no surprise, Defiers love them, and want more of…

Weed, Cats and NFTs: New Animated Series Combines All Three

A new NFT project, backed by some real star power, will have you burning green in more ways than one. “Stoner Cats” is an upcoming series of animated shorts about, well, house cats high on marijuana. And it will only be available to those who…

Synthetix Founder Announces Return to “Save the Project”

Kain Warwick, founder of derivatives liquidity protocol Synthetix, is back.  The founder had previously stepped away from the protocol to take on a “more passive role,” but has now declared his intention to run for the Spartan Council, an eight-member governance DAO that votes on…

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…

Gitcoin Drops GTC Token to 25,500 Users; Now Worth More Than $100M

Gitcoin has been funding open source projects for a more decentralized web since 2017 and now it’s decentralizing itself. Yesterday the Ethereum-focused startup announced it will be now governed by a DAO and holders of its new token, GTC. The first step in this gradual…

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