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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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