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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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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 223 times since January. The catalyst behind this latest bull-run may have been the Series …

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RBN Airdrop Holders Hit Jackpot as Ribbon’s Token Becomes Transferable

First DYDX, now RBN. After governance rejected a proposal to make RBN transferable in June, a second go-round passed, garnering over 99% support from voters.  The unlock happened at 12pm UTC on Oct. 7 and was a windfall for investors who received tokens in an airdrop because they could finally sell them. Ribbon Finance airdropped …

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Yearn Finance Launches on Red Hot Fantom and Goes Multichain

The yield aggregator, Yearn Finance announced last night that it has gone live on Fantom and incorporated the blockchain into the new version of its user interface. “The Realm of Multichain beckons. And Yearn has heeded the call,” Vany, a Yearn Discord admin, said in the announcements channel. “Today, we go multichain with the launch …

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

Société Générale’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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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 five days, ending on September 15, and it used the Gnosis batch auction system, so …

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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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Defiant Degens: How to Mint DeFi’s 1st Volatility Index by Volmex Finance

This is a weekly tutorial on the most compelling opportunities in yield farming, written by our friend DeFi Dad, an advisor to The Defiant. The goal is to expose more Defiant readers to new DeFi applications and their associated liquidity mining programs. Background on Protocol: If there’s one word to describe crypto markets, it is …

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Aave Defies Expectations But May Be Getting Overheated

Aave continues to surpass expectations from an investment standpoint and in terms of progress in the underlying protocol, but on-chain data shows holders may be preparing to take profits. Aave recently achieved over $5 billion in total value locked, becoming only the second protocol to achieve this feat. Having nearly doubled in TVL within a …

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Yearn Holders Vote to Lift YFI Cap

Yearn Finance token holders voted for the protocol to mint 6,666 new tokens, prioritizing the implementation of a funding model for contributors over keeping a hard cap. Holders of 1.66k YFI (83.4%) voted “yes,” compared with 330.5 YFI (16.6%) voting “no,” on the off-chain governance tool Snapshot. In a recent proposal, Yearn Finance laid out …

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DeFi Tokens & ETH-Killers Lead a Risk-On Market in 2021

Just over 20 days into 2021, crypto markets have already seen years worth of price action in traditional market’s standards. Though it has been a volatile couple of weeks, there are some clear patterns emerging in the top performing large cap crypto-assets. Crypto-Asset (Ticker) Token Category YTD Return 7-Day Return Avalanche (AVX) Smart Contract Platform …

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LINK Not Out of The Woods After Flash Crash Rebound

The Link marines are on the backfoot after last week’s flash crash to $7 pushed investors towards a risk-off stance. The cryptocurrency trades just under a pivotal $12-$13 order block, signaling that the market wipe might not be over yet. Seller’s Market Chainlink entered a sellers’ market on Dec. 23 as the altcoin succumbed to …

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DeFi Rebound Underpinned by Strong Fundamentals

DeFi tokens are rebounding after a slump in October amid increased coronavirus cases and election uncertainty, dragging down most financial assets. All of the major DeFi tokens are up today, enough to erase each of their losses in the past week. 0x’s ZRX and Uniswap’s UNI are the biggest gainers, both up more than 10% …

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No, DeFi is Not Dead

DeFi Token Price Doesn’t Show the Full Picture The DeFi bubble might have popped but DeFi itself is stronger than ever. After an absolute DeFi explosion this (northern hemisphere) summer, with food-themed coins popping up everywhere, hundreds of millions in digital assets flowing into untested and unaudited protocols, anonymous founders based off cartoon characters hailed …

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Traders Are Eager to Make the LEND to Aave Switch

On-Chain Markets Update by IntoTheBlock DeFi lending protocol Aave started the migration from the LEND utility token to its new AAVE governance token. The migration had originally been proposed in the Aavenomics token economics upgrade paper and was recently approved through governance with 100% of addresses voting “Yae”, or in favor of the proposal. LEND …

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“It Turns Out Music Does Have Value. We’ve Been Pricing It Incorrectly For 20 Years:” RAC

In this week’s interview, we chatted with Grammy Award-winning DJ Andre Anjos, aka RAC. RAC, who makes electronic and dance music, has been involved in crypto in one way or another since 2016. Most recently, he tokenized his latest album and sold it on digital goods market place ZORA. The token, which has the ticker …

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