Concentrated Liquidity Increases Risk of Impermanent Loss, Bancor and IntoTheBlock Found

On-Chain Markets Update by IntoTheBlock Uniswap v3’s concentrated liquidity improved capital efficiency, but also amplified the risks…

New Layer 2 Boba Leapfrogs Optimism and Races Past $1B in TVL

Boba has rapidly leapfrogged Layer 2s and raced past $1B in TVL.

Crypto.com’s Cronos Chain Nears $1B in TVL as Token Jumps 350%

Crypto.com's exchange and token are surging, with TVL approaching $1B.

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

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 policy and high gas costs.
Wolf Game NFTs Spark Frenzy with Sales of $52M in Five Days

Wolf Game NFTs Spark Frenzy with Sales of $52M in Five Days

Wolf Game NFTs caught fire in recent days and big names are snapping them up.
Doomsday Scenarios in DeFi Revolve Around Stablecoins USDC and USDT

Doomsday Scenarios in DeFi Revolve Around Stablecoins USDC and USDT

Doomsday scenarios in DeFi revolve around the strength of stablecoins such as USDC and USDT.
Twitter Fight Between VC and Devs Stirs Angst Over Ethereum Gas Fees

Twitter Fight Between VC and Devs Stirs Angst Over Ethereum Gas Fees

A Twitter fight spotlights the simmering tensions over Ethereum's high gas fees and the rise of Layer 2 blockchains.
Markets Roundup: Avalanche and Gaming Tokens Surge Amid DeFi Retreat

Markets Roundup: Avalanche and Gaming Tokens Surge Amid DeFi Retreat

In recent days, Avalanche, gaming and metaverse tokens have bucked the downward trend in DeFi markets.
Supply of Terra Stablecoin UST Doubles to $6.49B After Governance Move

Supply of Terra Stablecoin UST Doubles to $6.49B After Governance Move

The supply of Terra's stablecoin UST has surged but not because of rising demand.
ParaSwap Airdrops PSP Governance Token to ‘Active Users’

ParaSwap Airdrops PSP Governance Token to ‘Active Users’

ParaSwap Airdrops PSP Governance Token for ‘Active Users’
Pendle Launches Yield Token Trading on Avalanche

Pendle Launches Yield Token Trading on Avalanche

Pendle introduce yield tokens on Avalanche's blockchain in the latest sign of its expansion.
Markets Roundup: Ethereum Burn Rate Surges as DeFi Tokens Post Mixed Performance

Markets Roundup: Ethereum Burn Rate Surges as DeFi Tokens Post Mixed Performance

This week's markets roundup reports on Ethereum's burn rate and the mixed performance of top tokens like Solana and Aave.
Polkadot’s Parachain Auctions Aim to Fulfill Promise of Scalability

Polkadot’s Parachain Auctions Aim to Fulfill Promise of Scalability

Polkadot's auction of parachains may drive innovation and scalability for a project aims to improve on Ethereum.
ConsenSys Founder Joe Lubin Teases MetaMask Token $MASK

ConsenSys Founder Joe Lubin Teases MetaMask Token $MASK

Joseph Lubin, founder of Ethereum incubator ConenSys, set off speculation a token for the non-custodial wallet MetaMask is imminent after tweeting, “Wen $MASK? Stay tuned.” ConsenSys develops MetaMask.
DOT Holders Have Pledged $800M Ahead Of First Polkadot Parachain Auction

DOT Holders Have Pledged $800M Ahead Of First Polkadot Parachain Auction

Polkadot's first parachain auction is expected to be a hit with $800M already committed.
Calling all NFT Haters: Put Your Money Where Your Tweet is and Short That CryptoPunk

Calling all NFT Haters: Put Your Money Where Your Tweet is and Short That CryptoPunk

Derek Alia, CEO of Futureswap, lays out the case for trading NFTs like securities.

MakerDAO’s Update is a Pure Expression of DeFi 2.0

IntoTheBlock explores how MakerDAO's update will allow it to interact with the secondary market with more control over DAI.
DeFi Founders Debate Whether to Resist or Embrace Regulation

DeFi Founders Debate Whether to Resist or Embrace Regulation

DeFi founders debated whether to embrace or resist regulation in the marketplace at the LA Blockchain Summit on Nov. 3.
NFT-backed Lending Market Surges with $1M-Plus Loans and 20% Interest Rates

NFT-backed Lending Market Surges with $1M-Plus Loans and 20% Interest Rates

The NFT-secured lending market is exploding with loans exceeding $1M on 30-day terms.
DeFi Lending Hub Goldfinch Fuses NFTs and User IDs to Attract Wary Investors

DeFi Lending Hub Goldfinch Fuses NFTs and User IDs to Attract Wary Investors

Lending protocol Goldfinch rolled out an NFT-based user ID to attract customers who need to meet Know-Your-Customer rules.
Avalanche Joins Layer 1 Funding Boom with $200M War Chest for Devs

Avalanche Joins Layer 1 Funding Boom with $200M War Chest for Devs

Avalanche rises $200M developer fund in Layer 1 buildout boom.
Marc Andreessen and Winklevoss Twins Back Sfermion's $100M NFT Fund

Marc Andreessen and Winklevoss Twins Back Sfermion's $100M NFT Fund

An all-star investment team backed a $100M NFT fund from Smerfion

Don't Dis TradFi —It Shows Good Ways to Manage Risk and Open DeFi to Newbies

In this column, Danny Chong of Tranchess argues that the DeFi community should learn how TradFi manages market risk.
Aave Set to Disable Borrowing on xSushi and DPI Citing Potential Exploit

Aave Set to Disable Borrowing on xSushi and DPI Citing Potential Exploit

Aave token holders are voting to patch a vulnerability to DeFi’s biggest protocol by assets locked.
Metaverse Tokens Rise as Facebook Rebrands to “Meta”

Metaverse Tokens Rise as Facebook Rebrands to “Meta”

The race for the metaverse is heating up as Facebook has officially rebranded to become “Meta,” but judging from token prices, metaverse OGs don’t feel threatened.   
Markets Round-Up: Top 100 DeFi Tokens Climb to Record Market Cap

Markets Round-Up: Top 100 DeFi Tokens Climb to Record Market Cap

While many crypto analysts spent the week focused on Bitcoin’s pull-back to below $60,000, top DeFi assets quietly saw significant gains to drive the sector’s combined market cap in uncharted territory.

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Don't Dis TradFi —It Shows Good Ways to Manage Risk and Open DeFi to Newbies

In this column, Danny Chong of Tranchess argues that the DeFi community should learn how TradFi manages market risk.

Aave Set to Disable Borrowing on xSushi and DPI Citing Potential Exploit

Aave token holders are voting to patch a vulnerability to DeFi’s biggest protocol by assets locked.

Metaverse Tokens Rise as Facebook Rebrands to “Meta”

The race for the metaverse is heating up as Facebook has officially rebranded to become “Meta,” but judging from token prices, metaverse OGs don’t feel threatened.   

Markets Round-Up: Top 100 DeFi Tokens Climb to Record Market Cap

While many crypto analysts spent the week focused on Bitcoin’s pull-back to below $60,000, top DeFi assets quietly saw significant gains to drive the sector’s combined market cap in uncharted territory.

Tokemak Decentralized AMM Hits $1B TVL — And It's Not Even Fully Launched Yet

There’s another piece of evidence that the “DeFi 2.0” movement is gaining steam.  Tokemak, a project that bills itself as a decentralized market making protocol, has hit $1B in total value locked, less than two months after unveiling what it calls “reactors.”   Reactors are a…

CREAM Finance Exploited for $130M in DeFi’s Third-Largest Hack

DeFi lending protocol CREAM Finance has been exploited for over $100M, according to data compiled by security firm Peckshield. 

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