On First Anniversary Ethereum 2.0 Beacon Chain Solidifies Proof-of-Stake Shift

On the first anniversary of the Ethereum 2.0 Beacon Chain a road map for DeFi's big blockchain…

Push to Launch Layer 2 Liquidity Mining on Uniswap Gains Steam

Uniswap is considering a proposal to launch liquidity mining with an eye toward a Layer 2 deployment.

Yellen Waives Non-Custodial Crypto Protocols From New Reporting Standards

U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen said the government would waive non-custodial from complying with stringent reporting requirements…

A Crypto Architect Takes Us Inside the 'Visual Language' of the Metaverse

Crypto architect Untitled, XYZ shares the secrets of creating architecture in the metaverse.
Surging Ether Hits 42-month High Against BTC

Surging Ether Hits 42-month High Against BTC

Ether is surging against Bitcoin amid turbulence in the markets.
CloneX NFTs Sell Out in Auction Roiled by Attacks and Controversy

CloneX NFTs Sell Out in Auction Roiled by Attacks and Controversy

The sale of RTFKT Studios' CloneX NFTs featured attacks on its website, a halted auction, and a sellout of a hot new avatar: CloneX.
Inspired by Aaron Swartz' Ideals New DAO Takes Aim at Academic Publishing Industry

Inspired by Aaron Swartz' Ideals New DAO Takes Aim at Academic Publishing Industry

A new DAO is forming that's devoted to the information liberation ideals of the late computer scientist Aaron Swartz.
Zero-Knowledge Pioneer StarkWare Launches Layer 2 Rollup Network

Zero-Knowledge Pioneer StarkWare Launches Layer 2 Rollup Network

StarkWare unveiled a new layer 2 rollup network powered by zero-knowledge proofs.
A Big Test for DAOs: Honing New Compensation and Contribution Practices

A Big Test for DAOs: Honing New Compensation and Contribution Practices

Many DAOs and DAO members are facing growing pains when it comes to measuring and scaling work within DAOs.
Bancor Launches V3 AMM In Bid to Regain Dominance

Bancor Launches V3 AMM In Bid to Regain Dominance

Bancor V3 will cut gas costs for traders in half and offer instant IL protection.
Tutorial: The Degen Savings Portfolio Featuring Abracadabra, Curve and Convex

Tutorial: The Degen Savings Portfolio Featuring Abracadabra, Curve and Convex

Leveraged yield farming using Abracadabra, Convex and Curve.
New Play-to-Earn Collective HumanDAO Announces Token Sale

New Play-to-Earn Collective HumanDAO Announces Token Sale

HumanDAO, a decentralized autonomous organization connecting play-to-earn (P2E) gamers with digital asset owners, has announced it will hold a public sale for its forthcoming governance token HDAO on Dec. 1.
Concentrated Liquidity Increases Risk of Impermanent Loss, Bancor and IntoTheBlock Found

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 of impermanent loss. Here is the breakdown of the profitability of liquidity providers and how it could potentially be improved.  Recently an interesting…
Tokemak Onboards SushiSwap’s 0xMaki Amid Liquidity Direction Pre-Launch

Tokemak Onboards SushiSwap’s 0xMaki Amid Liquidity Direction Pre-Launch

SushiSwap co-founder 0xMaki has joined Tokemak as its new chief strategy advisor.
New Layer 2 Boba Leapfrogs Optimism and Races Past $1B in TVL

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 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 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 and support an NFT community.
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.
Rising Fees on Avalanche Trigger Scramble for Solutions

Rising Fees on Avalanche Trigger Scramble for Solutions

Avalanche's transaction fees are rising, triggering a push for solutions and setting up a contest with Ethereum.
Acala Network Wins Polkadot's Parachain Slot as Auction Shifts to Next Phase

Acala Network Wins Polkadot's Parachain Slot as Auction Shifts to Next Phase

Acala Network won the parachain slot on Polkadot as auction moves into new phase.
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.
ConstitutionDAO Members Decry High Gas Fees After Narrowly Losing Auction

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.
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.
Parcel Challenges OpenSea in Bid to Rule Virtual Property in the Metaverse

Parcel Challenges OpenSea in Bid to Rule Virtual Property in the Metaverse

Parcel is challenging NFT leader OpenSea by helping users buy virtual properties in the metaverse.

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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.

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.

Parcel Challenges OpenSea in Bid to Rule Virtual Property in the Metaverse

Parcel is challenging NFT leader OpenSea by helping users buy virtual properties in the metaverse.

Smart Contract Platform NEAR Gains Momentum with Plan to Distribute 40M Tokens

This research piece explains NEAR, a smart contract protocol that uses a sharded public Proof-of-Stake blockchain.

Polygon Uses Zero-Knowledge Proofs in New Ethereum Virtual Machine Rollup

Polygon has brought out an EVN-compatible rollup that uses Zero-knowledge proofs.

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