Yield Farming

Defiant Degens: How to Farm 76% APR with alUSD on Alchemix

We will be hosting a weekly tutorial on the most compelling opportunities to consider yield farming, written by our friend DeFi Dad, an advisor to the Defiant and the Chief DeFi Officer of Zapper. The goal is to expose more Defiant readers to new DeFi applications and their associated liquidity mining programs. Background on Protocol: …

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$300M Whale Spotted in DeFi’s Turbulent Seas

A wallet holding over 1% of the $21B total value locked in DeFi has surfaced on crypto Twitter. The whale, whose ether address is 0xB1AdceddB2941033a090dD166a462fe1c2029484, has a net worth of ~$340M, with $482M in assets and $141M in debt, according to DeFi wallet tracker DeBank. Only $8.5M sits unused while 97% of the capital is …

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Basis Cash Revives Shuttered Stablecoin With 10,000% Yields

Basis Cash, a fork of shuttered algorithmic cryptocurrency Basis, is touting DeFi-summer like APYs as the newly launched stablecoin – BAC – trades at $64 despite targeting a $1 peg. With ~10,000% APYs on the BAC stablecoin liquidity pools, DeFi traders rushed to provide liquidity to the project which seeks to revive Basis without the …

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“It Was Exciting But Also Terrifying:” Yam Finance’s Backstory

In this week’s interview, I spoke with Dan Elitzer and Clinton Bembry, who were part of the founding team of Yam. Yam Finance is an experiment in rebasing cryptocurrencies, plus token incentives, plus full on-chain governance, plus a DAO-like treasury managed by token holders. It’s also testing the power of the emoji and opened the …

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Pickle Finance Sounds Like a Joke But it Wants to Bring Stability to DeFi

Just when farmers thought food coins had run their course, perhaps the most absurd project yet is leveraging pickle memes to help mitigate stablecoin volatility. Pickle Finance, a project incentivizing liquidity on the four largest DeFi stablecoins, saw $53M in 24 hour volume this weekend as its native governance token, PICKLE, traded as high as …

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