Tagged: defi

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

Circle Agrees to Acquire Digital Asset Infrastructure Platform CYBAVO

Circle has announced that they have signed agreements to acquire CYBAVO, which is a “breakthrough” crypto tech firm. Established in 2018, CYBAVO claims that it is a pioneer in core crypto security, custody, operations, and blockchain infrastructure platform services, “providing services to leading firms across… Read More

Skolem Technologies Secures $20M to Support Institutional-Grade Access to DeFi

Skolem Technologies, an institutional-grade asset management and execution services provider that enables investors “to access the DeFi markets in a safe, reliable way,” has announced that it raised $20 million in Series A funding. The investment round was led by Galaxy Digital and “included participation… Read More

KYC, Identity Controls Might Reshape DeFi by Allowing Regulated Entitites to Participate: Report

The team at Alloy, which specializes in identity verification APIs that make KYC/AML “effective and simple,” has looked into how DeFi has evolved into a “major” sector of crypto without running KYC or AML checks on users. The Alloy team members have looked at “Permissioned… Read More

Fintech Merge Finalizes $9.5M Round to Bring Banking, Payments Infrastructure to Web3 Economy

Merge has secured $9.5 million in capital via a seed round in order to create its API-powered banking and payments solution, effectively bridging the gap between fiat and cryptocurrency-based ecosystems. Merge aims to address the ongoing struggle that many firms in the crypto economy face… Read More

DeFi Fixed-Rate Products Are in Need of Revision, According to Huobi Research Institute

Current fixed-rate products available in the Decentralized Finance (DeFi) industry are a critical component in the financial derivatives market; but drawbacks, “such as low interest rates, intense competition and lower overall attractiveness to investors remain,” according to an update from Huobi. A revamp that consists… Read More

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