Tagged: defi

Acala Stablecoin aUSD No Longer Stable as it Loses Peg

Acala’s stablecoin aUSD, the “decentralized stablecoin of Polkadot” has lost its stablecoin status as it has depegged from the US dollar – now trading at around $0.85 but having dropped to almost $0.50. In a series of Tweets, Acala claimed the fall in value was… Read More

Ethereum Merge to Proof of Stake Could be Key Moment in History of Crypto, Industry Professional Says

Michael Nadeau, the Director of Ecosystem Strategy at Invenium and Founder of The DeFi Report, recently noted that the Ethereum merge to proof of stake is “setting up to be one of the most important moments in the history of crypto.” The investing community is “bullish… Read More

DeFi: Maven 11 Introduces Permissioned Pool with Maple Finance

Maven 11 has introduced a Permissioned Pool with assistance from Maple Finance. The initial pool size will be $40 million in USDC with a decent risk-adjusted return to investors. Initial participants for the pool include Flow Traders, Wintermute and Auros. The pool may issue loans… Read More

Digital Asset Platform 1inch Teams Up with KuCoin Wallet

The 1inch API continues to expand in the DeFi space, “now strengthening the swapping functionality of the KuCoin Wallet, focused on opening the gateway to Web3 world to its users.” As noted in an update shared with CI, the 1inch Network confirmed that the 1inch… Read More

Injective Acquires $40M from Jump Crypto, BH Digital to Support Growth

Injective, a blockchain built for finance, recently announced a new $40 million funding round led by Jump Crypto. BH Digital, the crypto arm of famed hedge fund manager Alan Howard, has also joined the investment round. Injective claims it is “the first fully decentralized smart… Read More

Bitcoin based Smart Contracts: DFINITY Focused on Internet Computer Integration with BTC Network

Advanced smart contracts are “finally coming” to Bitcoin. The DFINITY R&D team has announced “the beta release of the Internet Computer’s direct integration with the Bitcoin network, which eliminates any reliance on a trusted intermediary or bridge.” Developers can immediately “begin testing and building with… Read More

Portal, “DeFi on Bitcoin” Raises Money on Republic

Portal, a blockchain firm that has gained the backing of Coinbase Ventures, is raising growth capital on Republic. As it stands today, Portal has raised over $581,000 in less than two weeks. The offering has garnered the backing of 94 investors with just five days… Read More

DeFi Platform Hashflow Secures $25M via Series A from Jump Crypto, Others

Decentralized finance (DeFi) trading platform Hashflow, founded in 2021, has announced it has raised $25 million in funding “bringing its valuation to $400 million.” The investment round included returning investors Electric Capital, Dragonfly Capital Partners, LedgerPrime, and Balaji Srinivasan, “along with crypto-native new investors and… Read More

Debut Cellar Launches on Sommelier DeFi Investment Platform

Sommelier, the automated DeFi portfolio management platform, announced the launch of the first Cellar, or “community-governed,” dynamic investment strategy vehicle, on the platform. This Cellar is “active on Aave and leverages machine learning to dynamically move assets between several stablecoin lending positions.” Users need “only… Read More

AQRU and Sweden’s Quickbit to Expand Access to DeFi’s Yield Generating Products

AQRU plc, an incubator specializing in decentralized finance (DeFi), announces that its wholly owned subsidiary, Accru Finance Ltd., has entered into a partnership with Sweden’s crypto company Quickbit eu AB (publ), in order to “bring its yield generating products to a wider audience.” Quickbit is… Read More

Seven Seas, A Creator of Quant Trading Strategies for DeFi, Announces Launch

British Virgin Islands-based Seven Seas has announced the forthcoming launch of its non-custodial DeFi investment strategies According to a release, the Seven Seas team combines smart contract developers, data scientists, and experts from traditional finance (TradFi), and decentralized finance (DeFi), to actively manage investment portfolios… Read More

Meow Finalizes $22M Series A as Corporate Treasuries Embrace DeFi Investing

Meow, the compliant crypto yield offering for corporate treasuries, recently announced it has closed on $22 million in Series A financing. The investment round was “led by Tiger Global, with participation from QED Investors, leading cryptocurrency exchange FTX, and others, and will be used to… Read More

Gemini Teams Up with Pyth Network to Offer “Trusted” Crypto Market Price Data

Digital asset firm Gemini recently revealed their upcoming partnership with the Pyth network in order to “bring accurate and trusted on-chain market data to users across the globe.” As a data publisher to Pyth, Gemini is delighted “to continue contributing to the growth of the… Read More

Rome Blockchain Labs Joins Alluvial to Offer Avalanche (AVAX) Liquid Staking

Rome Blockchain Labs, the organization behind BENQI’s Liquid Staking protocol on Avalanche, recently announced a collaboration with Alluvial and the founders of BENQI “to build a compliant, enterprise-grade Avalanche (AVAX) liquid staking product.” This collaboration “offers institutions a secure AVAX staking option while participating in… Read More

Blockchain Infrastructure Provider Roxe Introduces DeFi Liquidity Pools to Provide B2B FX Rates

Roxe, a blockchain infrastructure company that is powering the next generation of payments and digital commerce solutions, announced the launch of its Roxe Payment Protocol (RPP) USD/EUR, USD/GBP and USD/PHP (Philippine peso) liquidity pools, which is reportedly one of the first set of DeFi liquidity… Read More

France: Morpho Labs Raises $18 Million for Decentralized Lending

Morpho Labs, a French research and software development firm, has raised $18 million to pursue its vision of a new decentralized lending protocol. The funding round was led by Andreessen Horowitz (a16z) and Variant. The company states that approximately 100 investors participate in the funding… Read More

Digital Assets: Kraken Now Supports Trading with Interlay (INTR)

Digital asset firm Kraken is pleased to announce that their crypto trading platform now supports Interlay (INTR). You can add INTR to your Kraken account “by navigating to Funding, selecting the asset, and hitting Deposit.” Trading will “begin June 30th.” Here’s what you need to… Read More

BEQUANT Introduces DeFi Platform for Institutional Clients

BEQUANT, the digital asset prime brokerage and exchange, is pleased to announce DeFi access for institutional clients, “realized through its recent integration with Fireblocks.” Clients will be able “to cross-margin between centralized and decentralized exchanges, making arbitrage trading more efficient.” DeFi marketplaces will be “fully… Read More

Citi Teams Up with METACO to Develop Institutional Digital Asset Custody Capabilities

Citi (NYSE: C) announced that it has selected METACO to develop and pilot digital asset custody capabilities. This collaboration “brings together METACO’s technology and digital solutions with Citi’s expansive custody network to develop a platform to enable clients to store and settle digital assets seamlessly… Read More

Decentralized Lending Protocol Solend Criticized for Taking Centralized Action in Time of Crisis

Solend, an “interest rate machine” for lending on Solana, has recently encountered an issue with its protocol during a difficult time with the entire crypto sector. Solend has had to revamp its protocol due to an “extremely large margin position.” Apparently, an unnamed Whale was… Read More

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