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Opyn to Unveil Squared ETH Token as DeFi Derivatives Race Heats Up

Here comes SQUEETH.  Decentralized options protocol Opyn is readying to launch its Squared ETH or SQUEETH token, which is designed to hedge ETH-based liquidity provider (LP) positions on automated market maker (AMM) exchanges. In a Dec. 17 blog post, Opyn developer Joe Clark described SQUEETH as a “new DeFi primitive” that allows stablecoin/ETH liquidity providers …

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Lido Brings Liquid Staking to Solana, Its Third Blockchain

Staking assets on a blockchain helps to secure the network, but losing that liquidity can be painful for traders and investors. So the team behind the derivatives protocol, Lido, created a staking derivative that allows investors to stay liquid while also supporting the security of the networks they rely on. So far, Lido has enabled …

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Decentralized Exchanges Will Eventually Trade Everything: IOSG Report

This report was written by IOSG Ventures and published exclusively on The Defiant Early on, many believed DEXes would stand no chance against CEX giants in terms of cryptocurrency trading. How in the world could simple constant product AMM  replace the likes of Binance and Coinbase. Moreover, DEX is so expensive to use. Doomed to …

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Market Maker Flaws Open Door to Middleware Providers in Race for Liquidity

The yield farming revolution has been one of the biggest  stories in DeFi over the last year, thanks largely to automated market makers (AMM). Operating behind the scenes,  these protocols attracted billions of dollars into smart contracts. Spurred by incentives in the form of newly minted tokens, investors dove into AMM’s liquidity pools and changed …

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Deflation is About to Whack DeFi Tokens — Is This Actually a Good Thing?

During the crypto bull market of the last year, deflationary tokenomics were a major force in many of the record price increases in the industry. The knowledge that the amount of certain tokens was decreasing over time triggered a stampede of investors to get in early, multiplying a token’s value many times over, sometimes in …

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Meowshi Boosts Yields for SUSHI Stakers In Run-up to V3

It’s shaping up to be a big month for Sushiswap. The decentralized automated market maker (AMM) is slated to release its much-anticipated V3 upgrade, codenamed MIRIN, on July 20. A host of new features are expected including limit orders, improved support for multi-token yield farming, MEV protection, and an upgraded user interface. xSUSHI Boost  A …

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Alchemix Asks Users to Return Funds After alETH Bug

It isn’t often that a market player appeals to the morality of its customers to correct a mistake. But that’s what’s unfolding this week as Alchemix Finance made traders an offer to iron out the alETH debacle that unfolded on June 16. Alchemix Finance recently launched alETH, a synthetic yield derivative that lets DeFi users …

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An Ape-Friendly Guide to DeFi Yield Derivatives

Generating passive income using DeFi is one of the most attractive things for a newcomer. The interest rates of these protocols are often promoted to be in the range of hundred to thousands % APY, putting the bank interest rates to shame –– but that’s somewhat misleading as returns are calculated on an annual basis, …

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