Yearn Finance

Cover Protocol Token Dives After Yearn Breakup

Yearn Finance and Cover are splitting ways after announcing a merger back in November. The reasons behind the break-up haven’t been disclosed, but Yearn’s creator, Andre Cronje, has made one thing clear: it’s not amicable. Lost Trust Originally, Yearn—which specializes in lending aggregation, yield generation, and insurance—had partnered with peer-to-peer insurance lending protocol Cover with …

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Yearn Raises Dai Vault Limit as Alchemix Deposits Surge

Deposits in Yearn Finance’s DAI vault are rising after synthetic assets protocol Alchemix started using Yearn for its backend last week.  Alchemix deposits quintupled to almost $130M from less than $25M on Feb. 27, when the protocol launched. The surge pushed Yearn to raise its Dai vault limit to 300M from 100M. The move shows …

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Yearn Hack Sparks $1.7M DeFi Insurance Claim Controversy

Last week’s Yearn Finance hack has a DeFi user wrestling with an insurance protocol over a $1.7M claim. Twitter user kferretcrypto, who bought a claim provided by Nexus Mutual, an insurance protocol, in September, tweeted on Feb. 6 that the Yearn hack triggered a 1,000 Ether payout (or about $1.7M), by ArmorFi, an insurance aggregator …

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Yearn Restores yDAI Vault and Compensates Hack Victims

Yearn Finance, the yield aggregator protocol which suffered the first major hack of 2021 last week, is healing, making its Dai savings smart contract available to users again, and compensating victims of its recent hack. Yearn has restored its yDAI vault and returned $9.7M in DAI funds to users who had their stablecoins deposited in …

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Yearn Loses $11M in 2021’s First DeFi Hack

Yearn Finance, the yield aggregation protocol founded by Andre Cronje, has been hacked. One of the platform’s so-called vaults lost $11M, and the attacker got away with $2.8M.   It’s the first DeFi hack of the year, after $100M worth of attacks in the sector last year, according to a report by Ciphertrace. About half of …

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