Tagged: defi

DeFi Platform Yearn.Finance’s DAI Vault Suffers Major Exploit, Hack Leads to $11 Million in Value Drained from Platforms

On Thursday (February 4, 2021), an unknown entity reportedly stole $2.8 million from a shared digital or online vault via the investment platform Yearn.Finance. The hacker(s) exploited the vault using Aave, a decentralized finance (DeFi) platform that lets investors make flash loans. These DeFi solutions… Read More

Digital Assets and DLT Space Is Growing Rapidly, but More Nascent Sectors like DeFi Pose Significant Risks: Report

The team at digital asset exchange Kraken notes that the rise of decentralized finance (DeFi) has brought a wave of innovation to the broader cryptocurrency and blockchain space, and it has also provided the opportunity for investors to generate substantial returns on their investments or… Read More

Garrick Hileman from Blockchain.com Explains how Robinhood Failure was Near “Perfect Advertisement” for DeFi

  Garrick Hileman, Head of Research at Blockchain.com and visiting fellow at the London School of Economics, says that the future “doesn’t look like Robinhood.” Hileman writes in a blog post that “disgust over GameStop’s trading shutdown” will most likely accelerate the adoption of decentralized… Read More

Justin Mart, Ryan Yi from Coinbase take a Closer Look at Ethereum, DeFi Growth, Also Review OCC, FinCEN Developments

Digital asset exchange Coinbase recently published its Around the Block #11: “A snapshot of decentralized finance (DeFi) and two sides of the crypto regulatory spectrum” (report), which aims to cover important issues in the crypto and blockchain industry. In this latest edition, released on February… Read More

Chainlink Joins United Nations Educational, Scientific, Cultural Organization or UNESCO Global Education Coalition

Decentralized Oracle network developer Chainlink (LINK) has joined the UNESCO Global Education Coalition in order to advance or promote smart contract education internationally. Chainlink confirmed on January 29, 2021 that it has now joined the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Global Education… Read More

Alchemy Pay Introduces $500,000 Payment Ecosystem Incentive Fund to Accelerate DeFi and Financial Infrastructure Developments

Alchemy Pay has introduced a $500,000 Payment Ecosystem Incentive Fund in order to accelerate development in the blockchain-focused payments sector. Alchemy Pay, which claims to be a pioneer of the world’s first hybrid fiat and crypto payment system, notes that the digital currency space has… Read More

Decentralized Oil and Gas Futures to be Offered via Partnership between AllianceBlock and Injective Protocol Developers

The developers of Injective Protocol, a digital assets derivatives exchange for DeFi that has been supported by Binance and Pantera Capital, have teamed up with AllianceBlock to introduce “decentralized” oil and gas futures. The Injective team explains that in the traditional finance sector, oil and… Read More

Coinbase Now Claims Over 43 Million Verified Users, has Managed to Grow its Digital Assets to $90 Billion: Report

Digital currency exchange Coinbase has reportedly managed to grow its total assets to $90 billion. Meanwhile, Coinbase Custody AUC represented over half or 50% of this total. San Francisco-based Coinbase now claims more than 43 million verified users. The exchange reportedly executed single trades surpassing… Read More

Chainlink (LINK), a Decentralized Oracle Network Developer, Awards Grant to EU based Vulcan Link, a Web 3.0 Consultancy

Decentralized Oracle network developer Chainlink (LINK) has announced that Vulcan Link received a grant to integrate Chainlink on the SKALE Network, which is a “fully” decentralized Ethereum compatible Layer-2 (proof-of-stake) PoS network that claims to offer all benefits of decentralization and speed alongside the security… Read More

YIELD App, Created by Fintech and Cybersecurity Experts, to Expand its DeFi focused Digital Banking Solution to Avalanche

YIELD App is getting ready to expand its decentralized finance (DeFi) banking solution to Avalanche. According to a blog post published on January 22, 2021 by Ava Labs, which supports the ongoing development of Avalanche, a distributed ledger technology (DLT)-focused platform and project, this new… Read More

Digital Wallets Holding Over 100 Bitcoin (BTC) has Grown Significantly Following COVID Outbreak: Report

The team at Kraken, a leading US-based digital asset exchange, notes that cryptocurrency prices have been soaring, and related innovation is “breaking ground,” while key opportunities are flourishing. According to Kraken, crypto adoption is “relentless.” The Kraken team writes that as they begin a new… Read More

Fintech Advancement in the Time of COVID-19

As with most years, I started 2020 with a sense of optimism, looking forward to another productive year at work and doing the Appetite for Disruption podcast with my co-host Troy Paredes. In fact, he and I wrote an article discussing 2019 that focused more… Read More

Seamless Mass Adoption of Decentralized Applications and Business Opportunities to Be Enabled with Blockchain Platform VeChain’s New Service

Blockchain platform VeChain recently introduced what it’s calling Fee-Delegation As A Service (DaaS), which has been designed to enable the “seamless mass adoption” of decentralized applications (dApps) and will support the development of new business opportunities as well. As noted by the VeChain Foundation in… Read More

IOHK, which Supports Cardano (ADA) Development, has Announced 11 Winning Proposals to Receive Funding, as part of Project Catalyst

IOHK (or Input Output Hong Kong), an organization focused on supporting open-source projects such as Cardano (ADA), a major platform for building decentralized applications (dApps), has announced the first winning proposals for Project Catalyst. The community has spoken and 11 initiatives are now expected to… Read More

Pires Investments Completes Investment in DeTech a DeFi Firm, Receives 4 Million Tokens

Pires Investments plc (AIM: PIRI) has completed an investment in DeTech Studios Limited that was announced in December. DeTech is a DeFi platform that will be issuing “YOP” tokens ( Yield Optimization Platform & Protocol). Pires receives 1,765 new ordinary shares in DeTech representing a… Read More

Tesla Stock Futures Trading to be Offered by DeFi focused Injective Protocol, a Decentralized Digital Assets Exchange

The developers of Injective Protocol, a digital assets derivatives exchange for DeFi that has been supported by Binance and Pantera Capital, has launched what it claims to be “the world’s first decentralized Tesla Stock Futures Trading.” The Injective Protocol team stated that they’re pleased to… Read More

Digital Assets Firm Huobi Global to Natively Integrate Chainlink (LINK) into Huobi Eco-Chain as Recommended Oracle Solution

The team at Huobi Global, a leading digital asset firm, recently revealed that they’re proud to  confirm that Chainlink (LINK) will be “natively integrated” into Huobi ECO-Chain (Heco) as the “recommended” Oracle solution for all blockchain and smart contract apps launching on Huobi’s distributed ledger… Read More

Tel Aviv based DeFi and Fintech Platform Fuse.io Announces Updates for FuseSwap, a Non-Custodial Asset Exchange

The developers at Fuse.io, a Tel Aviv based Fintech firm that aims to leverage (decentralized finance) DeFi infrastructure to create a platform for entrepreneurs that allows them to turn “communities into economies,” have introduced FuseSwap’s new analytics section. The updated section features a user-friendly or… Read More

Kava DeFi Platform to Release Robo-Advisor Service to Automate Strategies for Financial Services and Other 2021 Updates

The Kava decentralized finance (DeFi) platform is “coming out the gates swinging” in 2021 with a “feature-packed” product roadmap – which includes two new native apps and crypto tokens, “decentralized bridges” to onboard major cross-chain digital assets, and several other features to “reinforce the safety… Read More

DeFi Tokens like SNX, Uniswap’s UNI, Aave, Yearn.Finance’s YFI are Now Also Rallying with Bitcoin and Ethereum: Report

As Bitcoin (BTC) kept rallying, so have Ethereum (ETH) and some major decentralized finance (DeFi) tokens, followed by a lot of congestion on the Ethereum blockchain network, the OKCoin team confirmed. The crypto exchange noted in its crypto market report that if you’ve been keeping… Read More

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