Juan Pellicer · 48 mins ago · 3 min read
It’s been a bloody past few weeks for the DeFi market.
IOHK rolls out Marlowe Playground and announces winners of $10,000 Cardano hackathon
IOHK, the company behind the Cardano blockchain, has officially rolled out Marlowe Playground, an application-building platform that allows non-programmers to build financial smart contracts on Cardano.
This country will now buy state-mined Bitcoin to fund imports
The Irani government will now allow imports to be paid for using Bitcoin, as per a recent report in local publication ISNA.
Almost 1% of all Bitcoin in circulation is now used on Ethereum
One of the biggest focuses of this past year in DeFi has been the rapid rise of Wrapped Bitcoin, tBTC, and other projects that allow investors to deposit their BTC in exchange for an Ethereum-based token representing a claim on that Bitcoin.
Report finds majority of DeFi exchanges have poor security
The popularity of decentralized exchanges (DEXs) has grown multifold in 2020, marked by the public interest in the broader DeFi sector and the demand for non-custodial crypto solutions.
Binance Futures surpasses BitMEX, becomes most liquid Bitcoin perpetual swap
According to the data from Skew, Binance Futures now has the most liquid Bitcoin perpetual swap contract.
Earlier this month, Yearn.finance (YFI) founder Andre Cronje began testing one of his latest projects.
Harvest still has over $300M in deposits after a massive $24M exploit
After seeing its native token lose 65 percent of its value during the weekend following a massive exploit, Harvest Finance seems to have entered into a consolidation period.
It’s do or die for DeFi: How crypto’s latest craze can save itself
Don’t be fooled by total value locked (TVL): DeFi is on life support.
U.S. megafund Fidelity targets Asian family offices wanting Bitcoin
US-based Fidelity Investments, a trillion-dollar fund manager with a deep interest in the cryptocurrency market, is targeting rich Asian investors by way of a new partnership with a fund in Singapore, financial publication Bloomberg reported Thursday.
Chainlink oracles to bolster AML measures for Coinfirm’s DeFi solution
London-based Coinfirm will now utilize Chainlink’s market-leading oracle service to provide anti-money laundering (AML) tools for DeFi projects, it said in a release Wednesday.
Even after the five percent drop that took place on Wednesday morning, Bitcoin remains far above the lows of September and early October.
Why Oasis Labs’ Dawn Song is big on privacy, quantum-resistant blockchains, and DeFi 2.0
Ever since smart contracts and blockchains gained prominence in the past few years, the concept of building scalable public ledgers that automatically handle and act on multitudes of data sources has caught on.
Why Ripple CEO Brad Garlinghouse is against Coinbase’s apolitical stance
Ripple CEO Brad Garlinghouse is not convinced with crypto exchange Coinbase’s decision to take an apolitical stance within the workspace, he said in a recent interview with CNBC.
Bitcoin’s organic valuation is at an all-time high and it’s a bright mid-term sign
The Bitcoin NVT Ratio is at an all-time high, which indicates that the blockchain network activity is supplementing the price.
Mastercard CEO is bearish on Bitcoin, but sees growth for CBDCs
Ajay Banga, CEO of global payments and card technology firm Mastercard, is not sold on the Bitcoin promise of banking the unbanked individuals, he said in an interview with Fortune yesterday.
Yearn.finance (YFI) now back at price parity with Bitcoin after spiking to $44k
Shortly after Yearn.finance’s YFI coin launched in July, changing the Ethereum DeFi world forever, the pseudonymous Crypto Twitter personality “Blue Kirby” began to popularize the “1 YFI = 1 BTC” meme.
Decentralized finance (DeFi) protocols have attracted billions of dollars worth of crypto capital this year alone, with investors oft-punting on projects that promise sky-high yields and other avenues that promise returns.
Miners begin offloading Ethereum holdings as it continues underperforming BTC
Ethereum has been severely underperforming Bitcoin throughout the past few days and weeks, with the second-largest cryptocurrency by market capitalization currently trading far below its yearly highs.
Chainlink founder Sergey Nazarov on DeFi, smart contracts, and how oracles solve big problems
Last week’s BlockDown 3 virtual event saw Chainlink founder Sergey Nazarov discuss the rise (and fall) of decentralized finance applications, the Chainlink protocol, and the use of smart contracts in a virtual fireside chat.
JPMorgan stablecoin goes live, interbank group renamed to “Liink”
JPMorgan, the US bank whose CEO Jamie Dimon once called Bitcoin a scam and held a bearish stance for the cryptocurrency market, today announced the launch of its stablecoin and blockchain protocol after years in the development.
Market data indicates OKEx whales are expecting Bitcoin to spike past $14k
Bitcoin is spiking higher once again as buyers continue to rush in.
Bitcoin allure has darknet markets jumping to record highs (and scams)
Darknet marketplaces and their operators have been the focus of authorities since the last decade.
Primitive Ventures partner Dovey Wan on Bitcoin, DeFi, and the rise of the digital Yuan
Primitive Ventures partner Dovey Wan discussed the big three narratives in the crypto space — Bitcoin, Ethereum and DeFi, and state-backed stablecoins like the digital Yuan — in a virtual fireside chat at last week’s BlockDown 3.