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Binance USD (BUSD) Stablecoin Added to KyberSwap Exchange and other dApps based on Kyber Network

BUSD (Binance USD), a stablecoin pegged 1:1 with the US dollar, will be accessible via the KyberSwap exchange and other decentralized applications (dApps) and platforms that are based on the Kyber Network, a widely-used on-chain liquidity protocol in the decentralized finance (DeFi) space. BUSD has… Read More

Transledger to Use Telos, One of the Most Active Blockchains, to Perform Cross-Chain Digital Asset Transfers

Telos, one of the most active blockchains or distributed ledger technology (DLT)-based platforms according to Blocktivity data, revealed on May 26, 2020, that Transledger will be using its blockchain network to perform cross-chain transactions in a fast and secure manner. As mentioned in a press… Read More

Swiss Financial Services Firm Eidoo Introduces Stablecoin based, Visa Crypto Debit Card

Bitcoin (BTC) and other digital currencies can be difficult to spend because most merchants still do not accept them. The Switzerland-based firm, Eidoo, is planning to help consumers easily spend virtual currencies by launching a Visa crypto debit card that will use regulated or compliant… Read More

“Completely Immutable” Smart Contracts Introduced by Tornado.Cash, a Potentially Risky and Experimental “Anoynmization” Protocol

  Ethereum-based anonymization protocol, Tornado.cash, has introduced “completely immutable”smart contracts, which developers claim will make the protocol “unstoppable.” Although the initiative’s developers boldly claim that Tornado.cash is committed to supporting  immutability and the “code is law” principle, Ethereum (ETH) ecosystem developers and community members have… Read More

Lex Sokolin: Global Fintech Co-Head and CMO at ConsenSys Predicts Greater Convergence Between Fintechs and Incumbents in Coming Years

We recently talked to Lex Sokolin, the Global Fintech Co-Head and CMO at ConsenSys, a leading Ethereum (ETH) development studio based in New York. Before joining ConsenSys, Sokolin was the Global Director of Fintech Strategy at Autonomous Research, a firm that was eventually acquired by… Read More

Uniswap, an Ethereum-based Non-Custodial Cryptocurrency Exchange, Launches Second Version of Protocol

Uniswap, a widely-used non-custodial digital asset exchange, has revealed that the second version of the decentralized protocol has now been launched. The developers of Uniswap had noted in March 2020 that they would be releasing the second iteration of the decentralized finance (DeFi) protocol. Uniswap’s… Read More

Funds Raised by DeFi Lending Projects Surges 150% in April 2020, but Fintech and Digital Assets Projects Record 57% Drop in Funding: Report

A recent report from VC research firm, Ana.vc, reveals that there was a significant 57% decline in total funding allocated to digital assets and Fintech-focused projects during April 2020. Although there has been a considerable decline in cryptocurrency-related investments, the decentralized lending sector seems to… Read More

Decentralized Finance Protocol MakerDAO Shuts Down Single Collateral Lending System, Will Move to Multi-Collateral System

MakerDAO, a leading Ethereum-based lending system, is preparing to move to a multi-collateral DAI (MCD or Dai) system. The protocol’s community has closed down the single-collateral Dai (Sai) system, as the decentralized finance (DeFi) solution gets ready for the transition. MCD had been activated on… Read More

Decentralized Finance: Researchers at Paradigm Publish Whitepaper Describing Fixed-Interest Rate DeFi Protocol

A researcher from digital asset investment company, Paradigm, has co-published a whitepaper that describes a new type of decentralized finance (DeFi) lending protocol, which promises fixed-interest rates. Dan Robinson and Allan Niemberg, the authors of the Yield Protocol whitepaper, officially announced the initiative on May… Read More

Ray Youssef: CEO and Co-founder at Paxful Explains How Company’s Global Bitcoin (BTC) Marketplace Is Enabling Greater Financial Inclusion

Ray Youssef, CEO and co-founder at Paxful, a leading peer to peer (P2P) Bitcoin (BTC) marketplace, recently shared his views and insights with Crowdfund Insider. Paxful says it’s on a mission to support “social justice through financial freedom worldwide.” The company offers a platform with… Read More

Maker (MKR) Governance Token Holders Approve Adding Wrapped Bitcoin (BTC) as Acceptable Collateral Type for MakerDAO

Maker (MKR) governance token holders have decided (through community voting) to approve a proposal which recommends adding Wrapped Bitcoin (WBTC), an Ethereum-based token backed 1-to-1 by Bitcoin (BTC), as the decentralized finance (DeFi) protocol’s (MakerDAO) newest collateral type. WBTC is an ERC-20 compliant token that… Read More

Decentralized Finance Protocol Compound Users May Lend and Borrow Stablecoin Tether (USDT) Following Community Voting

Users of Compound, a decentralized finance (DeFi) lending solution, are now able to issue loans and borrow Tether (USDT), the largest stablecoin, following a recent poll of the protocol’s governance token holders. There were 797,981.28 votes that were cast in support of the proposal to… Read More

Blockchain Firm Bison Trails Adds Support for Keep Network, a Privacy Protection Layer for Ethereum (ETH)

Bison Trails, a blockchain “infrastructure-as-a-service” company, recently confirmed that it has added support for Keep Network, which serves as a privacy protection layer for Ethereum (ETH). Keep Network aims to address the challenges involved with allowing private and secure data to be used on a… Read More

Ethereum-based tBTC, which is Pegged to Bitcoin (BTC), Is Preparing for Public Launch with Help from MakerDAO, Others

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tBTC, an Ethereum (ETH)-based token that’s pegged to Bitcoin (BTC), the flagship cryptocurrency, is preparing for its public launch. During the course of the next two weeks, the tBTC project is planning to introduce its technical infrastructure with the help of more than 40 digital… Read More

Developers of dForce, a Chinese DeFi Protocol that was Hacked, to Return $24.9 Million to Users After Hacker Gives Back Stolen Funds

dForce, a Chinese decentralized finance (DeFi) platform that recently experienced a hack that led to the loss of around $25 million worth of cryptocurrency, confirmed on April 27, 2020 that it will be compensating all its users for their stolen funds. This, after the digital… Read More

Coinbase Introduces its own Cryptocurrency Price Oracle to Enhance Resiliency of the Price Feed Process

San Francisco-based crypto asset exchange Coinbase has introduced its own price oracle in order to further enhance the resiliency of the price feed process. An oracle is a price feed offered by a third-party. It provides real-world financial data to a decentralized network. Nearly all… Read More

DeFi: Compound, an Ethereum-based Lending Protocol, to Decentralize Governance Process by Transferring Control to Native COMP Token Holders

The developers of Compound, a leading Ethereum-based decentralized finance (DeFi) solution, will be decentralizing the governance process of the lending protocol. This will be achieved by launching a token-based governance model. The Compound team had announced plans to use a governance token back in February… Read More

DeFi Report: Crypto Investors are Actually Interested in Decentralized Finance Technology, Not Solely Motivated by Speculation and Profits

Cryptocurrencies and their underlying blockchain technology are often criticized for not having enough practical use cases. There are still relatively few merchants or retailers who will accept virtual currencies as payment, because of the challenges associated with off-ramping into fiat currencies, which are more practical… Read More

Decentralized Finance Platform dForce Secures $1.5 Million in Capital from Multicoin Capital, Huobi, China Merchants Bank International

dForce, a Chinese decentralized finance (DeFi) solution provider, has secured $1.5 million in capital. The DeFi platform’s latest round was led by Multicoin Capital. Huobi Capital and China Merchants Bank International (CMBI), the investment division of one of the largest financial institutions in China, also… Read More

Lawsuit Filed Against Maker Foundation for Allegedly Misrepresenting Information to Investors, which Led to Over $8 Million in Losses Following ETH Price Crash

A class-action lawsuit has been filed against the Maker Foundation, which supports the ongoing development of MakerDAO, a leading decentralized Ethereum (ETH)-powered lending facility. The suit alleges that the foundation intentionally misrepresented the risks potential investors in the decentralized finance (DeFi) ecosystem could face. The… Read More

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