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Polkadot emerged as one of the biggest “Ethereum killers” this year, with its high throughput, low-fee network, and the demand for such features booming as the DeFi sector surged in 2020.
If you’ve been in the Bitcoin game long enough, you probably wake to new price targets daily, each more outrageous than the last one.
While the crypto market is currently chasing DeFi pumps and swap projects, much of the theme of the past five years was centered on cryptocurrencies as a payments solution to replace fiat (which is artificially inflated).
The decentralized finance market has reinvigorated the crypto space from a brutal three-year-bear slumber, with the market now moving towards real-world solutions such as non-custodial lending, loans, credit, and away from just acting as a proxy for digital payments.
Leadership styles in the crypto market have long been a topic of contention among industry observers.
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.
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.
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.
The rise of decentralized finance (DeFi) has been buoyed on trends like non-custodian lending, automated market making, and yield farming, which together, have opened newer possibilities for users to spend and use their cryptocurrency holdings, while even earning attractive interest rates.
In a recent interview with community-driven crypto edutainment channel Cryptonites, Bitcoin veteran Dan Held shared his thoughts on the current trends and topics of discussion in the crypto market, such as the rise of DeFi, the allure towards Bitcoin, and how blockchain impacts society like never before.
Even though the blockchain and cryptocurrency market harbors on building a technological infrastructure on the pillars on decentralization and permissionless finance, much of its use case today is based on trading and exchange activity.
While many of the crypto narrative these days is about “yield farming” and DeFi tokens, much of the permanence of the cryptocurrency industry relies on the pillars of providing privacy, robust tech, a strong alternative for people to be their own bank.
In a recent interview with community-driven crypto edutainment channel Cryptonites, cryptocurrency investor and Quantum Economics founder Mati Greenspan shared his thoughts on the current trends and topics of discussion in the crypto market, such as the rise of DeFi, the rise of Bitcoin, and even some important takeaways for budding crypto traders.
IstanBlock 2020 takes place April 9-10 and will be the flagship event of Istanbul Blockchain Week, running April 6-10.