Tagged: defi

DeFi Adoption: Elusiv Introduces Private Swaps on Solana, Adding Privacy to Solana’s Ecosystem

Elusiv, a privacy protocol building Web3’s universal encryption layer for a secure decentralized world, has launched the first Private Token Swaps on Solana. Now available via the Elusiv Web App, the Private Token Swap functionality “allows users to exchange assets without disclosing private information about… Read More

Hyperion Decimus Founders Explain Why They Chose BitGo, a Digital Asset Custodian

When Hyperion Decimus Founders Chris Sullivan and Matt Rosen launched the quant fund they had one “headache” to solve: mitigating counterparty risk. Self-custody wasn’t secure enough, so they “started the process of carefully vetting potential custodians.” That’s how they reportedly chose BitGo. Sullivan said: “BitGo… Read More

DeFi Adoption: Dexalot Subnet Receives Avalanche Multiverse Incentives of up to $3M

The Avalanche Foundation is providing up to $3 million in AVAX tokens to Dexalot, the central limit order book (CLOB) decentralized exchange (DEX) built “on an Avalanche Subnet.” The incentives come from Avalanche Multiverse, “a comprehensive program nurturing Avalanche Subnet growth and adoption.” Dexalot’s Subnet… Read More

DeFi Adoption: Ellipsis Labs Raises $3.3M Seed Round Led by Electric Capital

Led by Electric Capital, Ellipsis Labs’ $3.3M seed round also saw contributions from Robot Ventures and Anagram. Notable angels in this investment round “include Anatoly Yakovenko, CEO of Solana Labs, Marc Boiron, CEO of Polygon Labs, and Keone Hon, CEO of Monad Labs.” Ellipsis Labs… Read More

Decentralized Finance Integration: 1inch has Integrated with Klaytn’s Kaikas Wallet

1inch has reportedly integrated with Klaytn’s Kaikas wallet. Under this partnership, the 1inch Swap API will “power token swaps in Kaikas, a versatile wallet ensuring interaction with the Klaytn ecosystem.” In its commitment to deliver a seamless DeFi experience across the globe, the 1inch Network… Read More

Regtech 0xKYC, a Developer of Permissionless Identity Solutions, Partners with Hinkal Protocol, a Privacy-focused DeFi Platform

A “significant” advancement has been made in the decentralized finance (DeFi) sector as 0xKYC, a developer of pioneering permissionless identity solutions, joins forces with Hinkal Protocol, a privacy-focused DeFi platform. This partnership marks a thoughtful integration of compliance and privacy, creating an environment “where private… Read More

Digital Assets: Enclave Markets Bring Confidential Trading to Talos Traders

Enclave Markets, which claims to be the world’s first fully encrypted exchange (FEX) that combines the best parts of centralized and decentralized finance, announced it has integrated with Talos, the provider of institutional digital assets trading technology. Eligible Talos clients will now be “able to… Read More

Locus Finance Founder Iakov Levin: Finance Professional Comments on Midas Closure, Lessons Learnt from Bankruptcy

  We recently caught up with the former CEO of Midas Finance, who built a $300 million crypto-fund that has gone bankrupt with the CeFi market collapse and who claims he has taken all his lessons with him to revive growth back into DeFi with… Read More

Web3 Adoption: Blockchain Platform Telos Partners with Open Ocean, a Decentralized Exchange (DEX) Aggregator

Telos announces its partnership with Open Ocean, which claims to be one of the widest reaching decentralized exchange (DEX) aggregators in Web3. From swaps and gas-free limit orders to its powerful v3 API, OpenOcean is “an ‘all-in-one’ crypto-companion every crypto user and platform needs.” Through… Read More

Decentralized Finance: DeFi Lending Offers Certain Benefits, But Also Poses Risks, Report Explains

Tanay Ved, Lucas Nuzzi & the Coin Metrics team have examined the various features and risks associated with DeFi lending in an extensive report. The researchers at Coin Metrics noted that “over the years, the digital asset ecosystem has spawned diverse use-cases.” Among them, decentralized… Read More

Web3 Adoption: Spearbit Raises Funding to Launch Cantina, a Marketplace for Web 3 Security Audits

Spearbit, a smart contract audit and security solutions firm with clients such as Polygon, OpenSea, Optimism and more, announced that it “has raised a $7 million funding round led by Framework Ventures, a venture capital firm known for its early entry into decentralized finance (DeFi)… Read More

Decentralized Finance: Chainlink Price Feeds Live on Base to Unlock DeFi Ecosystem Growth

Chainlink Price Feeds are live on Base—a fast and “highly scalable” layer-2 blockchain incubated by Coinbase and secured by Ethereum. With this integration, developers building on Base can “have access to industry-standard Chainlink Data Feeds and other web3 services.” The native integration of Chainlink Price… Read More

Ethereum Decentralization: Foundry Staking Teams Up with SSV Network as Mainnet Verified Operator

This announcement marks a significant milestone in the digital landscape as NexeraID in collaboration with PolygonID unveil their Web3 Compliance initiative. This project sets a standard for privacy protection while “ensuring strict adherence to regulatory requirements in the ever-evolving realm of Web3 compliance.” With the… Read More

DeFi Adoption: Polygon Backs Institutional Decentralized Crypto Exchange (DEX) D8X Deal

D8X, an institutional-grade decentralized exchange (DEX) for derivatives on Polygon zkEVM, announced a $1.5 million pre-seed round with support from Polygon Ventures and various other investors. The capital will help D8X launch “a decentralized derivatives trading platform in the second half of 2023 that provides… Read More

Stablecoin Report: Serving as Backbone of DeFi Apps, Stablecoins May Further Permeate Everyday Financial Activities

The researchers at Coin Metrics have shared an update, titled, “Decoding the Digital Dollar: Unraveling the Risks of Stablecoins.” Lucas Nuzzi and Kyle Waters from Coin Metrics have noted that earlier this month, the U.S. House Committee on Financial Services convened “to discuss proposed legislation,… Read More

Curve Finance Vyper Code Vulnerability Leads to Major Hack Impacting Liquidity Pools: Chainalysis Report

On July 30, 2023, several liquidity pools on Curve Finance were exploited, resulting in approximately $70 million in losses and triggering panic within the DeFi ecosystem, the team at Chainalysis noted. In a blog post, Chainalysis also mentioned that these hacks occurred due to “a… Read More

Luis Ocegueda, Engineering Lead at Trust Wallet: Security Professional Explains How Self-Custody of Digital Assets Can Be Made More Intuitive for Consumers

We recently connected with Luis Ocegueda, Engineering Lead at Trust Wallet, which claims to be the world’s most trusted and secure crypto wallet with 60 million+ downloads. It’s worth noting that, earlier this year, Trust Wallet did experience certain security issues, leading to a considerable… Read More

DeFi Adoption: Solv Protocol, an On-chain Fund Platform, Secures $6M in Funding

On-chain fund platform Solv Protocol has announced that it has secured $6 million in new funding. The platform received investments from “a variety of institutions, including Laser Digital, a subsidiary of Japanese banking firm Nomura Securities, UOB Venture Management, Mirana Ventures, Emirates Consortium, Matrix Partners,… Read More

DeFi Adoption: Clearpool Expands Decentralized Lending Marketplace to Polygon’s zkEVM Solution

Clearpool is pleased to announce the expansion of its decentralized lending marketplace to Polygon’s zkEVM solution, providing users “with high-speed transactions, increased diversification and greater capital efficiency.” Two permissionless lending pools, “opened by market makers Fasanara and Portofino, Clearpool’s borrowers since March 2023, are now… Read More

Enclave Markets, the CeFi, DeFi focused Encrypted Exchange, Teams Up with Hidden Road Partners

Enclave Markets, which claims to be the world’s first fully encrypted exchange (FEX) that combines the best parts of centralized and decentralized finance, announced that it has entered into a strategic partnership with Hidden Road Partners, the global credit network for institutions. As a result… Read More

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