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Optimism’s Token Launch Might “Elevate” Its Rollup Status: Huobi Research Institute

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Optimism, one of the four “major” Ethereum Layer 2 scaling solutions, will soon be “launching a new governance and incentive token, OP, much to the community’s excitement.” This launch, which includes airdrops to early adopters and active users and contributors, has “the potential to stir… Read More

Crypto Exchange OKcoin Adds Ethereum Name Service (ENS), Zilliqa (ZIL), Astar (ASTR), ICON (ICX)

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Crypto exchange OKcoin recently announced that clients may now deposit, withdraw, and trade ENS, ZIL, ASTR, and ICX against USD via Okcoin. According to the digital asset exchange, here’s what you need to know about these four crypto tokens. This offer is for all Okcoin… Read More

Digital Assets: Gemini Is Supporting Maple Finance (MPL), DeFi Pulse Index (DPI), Index Cooperative (INDEX)

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The team at digital asset firm Gemini has added support for a new set of digital tokens. The following crypto tokens are available for trading on their API/FIX and ActiveTrader applications “for USD trading pairs, and on the Gemini Mobile App and website for USD,… Read More

Lemonade Foundation to Leverage Blockchain to Protect Subsistence Farmers from Climate Change

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The Lemonade Foundation, the nonprofit founded by Lemonade to “effect exponential social and environmental impact” via technology, has announced the “formation of the Lemonade Crypto Climate Coalition.” The coalition is being “constituted as a Decentralized Autonomous Organization (DAO), dedicated to building and distributing at-cost, instantaneous,… Read More

Kraken Adds Staking, Trading for MINA Token for US, Canada, Australia Clients

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Following digital asset firm Kraken’s listing and staking of MINA tokens for most nations, the firm is pleased to confirm the availability of Mina trading and staking “with up to 20% in yearly rewards for residents of the USA, Canada and Australia.” Funding and Trading… Read More

Anchorage Digital Adds Custody Support for dYdX, a Decentralized Margin Trading Platform

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Diogo Mónica, Co-founder and President at Anchorage, notes that institutions are now able to hold governance token, dYdX (DYDX) starting from August 12, 2021. Diogo confirmed that the governance token will be supported by Anchorage custody. As explained in a blog post by Anchorage, dYdX is… Read More

Jacobo Toll-Messia: Ethereum Scaling Solution Nahmii Founder Reveals They’re Focused on Real-World, Commercial Use-Cases for Blockchain

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We recently caught up with Jacobo Toll-Messia, the Founder and CEO at Nahmii AS, which is focused on providing layer-2 scalability solutions for Ethereum (ETH), the world’s largest smart contract platform. Jacobo talked about the different approaches taken to effectively scale enterprise-grade blockchain or distributed… Read More

Blockchain Analysis Firm Chainalysis Adds Six DeFi focused Cryptocurrency Tokens

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Blockchain analysis firm Chainalysis has added advanced investigation and compliance support for six more widely-used ERC-20 tokens. All six crypto tokens are decentralized finance or DeFi related and five of them “specifically belong to top DeFi protocols,” the blockchain firm noted in a recent update…. Read More

Fernando Martinelli: Balancer Co-Founder Says DeFi Is Going to Be the Rails of Every Financial Application in Next 10-20 Years

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We recently connected with Fernando Martinelli, the Co-founder and CEO at Balancer Labs, which supports the ongoing development of Balancer, an automated portfolio manager and digital asset liquidity provider. As covered in May 2021, Balancer Version 2.0, the “most flexible” and efficient automated market maker… Read More

Stablecoins Surpass $111B in Aggregate Value, Now Making up 7.7% of Total Digital Assets Market: Report

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Spencer Noon, an investor in Variant, a first-check cryptocurrency venture capital fund, has released their latest Network report, which covers stablecoins and Instadapp. Spencer Noon notes in their weekly update that The Graph recently launched 43 RFPs for different ecosystem initiatives. You may submit an… Read More

Gemini Adds DeFi, Infrastructure Data Management Crypto Tokens: ALCX, ANKR, FTM, MIR, API3, DDX

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The team at digital asset firm Gemini notes that they are adding trading support for a new set of decentralized finance (DeFi), infrastructure, and data management tokens. Gemini is adding Alchemix (ALCX), Ankr Network (ANKR), Fantom (FTM), Mirror Protocol (MIR), API3 (API3), and DerivaDAO (DDX)…. Read More

Digital Asset Exchange Kraken to Support Rarible (RARI), Aavegotchi (GHST), and Polygon (MATIC)

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Digital asset firm Kraken notes in a blog post that Ethereum (ETH) remains a “driving force” behind cryptocurrency innovation. The team at Kraken points out that during the past year, Ethereum has played host to an “explosion” in digital art and “created a multi-billion dollar… Read More

Jeffrey Amico, Counsel at Andreessen Horowitz, Comments on VC Firm’s Views Regarding Crypto Protocols and Decentralized Governance

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Jeffrey Amico, Counsel at VC firm Andreessen Horowitz, notes that cryptocurrency protocols are supposed to be governed by these so-called “decentralized” communities of stakeholders. Amico explains that it’s not necessarily the case that decentralized communities are more efficient, or “important” for various ideological reasons, but… Read More

Pradeep Goel: CEO at Solve.Care Reveals how Definitize, a DAO for Healthcare Financing, Leverages DeFi to Improve Medical Services

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We recently caught up with Pradeep Goel, CEO of Solve.Care, which is a global healthcare blockchain technology platform. Solve.Care recently announced the launch of Definitize, a Decentralized Autonomous Organization (DAO) for healthcare financing. Definitize aims to improve access to care, which should enhance healthcare outcomes… Read More

Dr. Amrit Kumar: President at Zilliqa Explains How Platform’s Scilla Smart Contract Language Is Used to Develop Secure Applications

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We recently caught up with Dr. Amrit Kumar, President and Chief Scientific Officer of Zilliqa, an enterprise-grade blockchain development platform. Many of the more popular iterations of blockchain are not sufficiently robust to handle the high transaction rates needed today – not to mention what… Read More

OKCoin Claims it’s First Licensed Crypto Exchange to Support Compound’s cUSDC and cUSDT Tokens

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Crypto exchange OKCoin confirms that they recently listed Uniswap’s UNI governance token and are now planning to list cUSDC and cUSDT tokens from Compound, which is another major algorithmic money market developed on Ethereum (ETH). As explained by the OKCoin team, UNI is the governance… Read More

Balancer, a “Decentralized” Finance Protocol, Votes to Implement a Quick Codebase Change to Prevent Large Players from “Gaming” the Platform

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The developers of Balancer, a “decentralized” digital asset manager and protocol, has reportedly made changes to its codebase, in order to limit or prevent large players from taking advantage of the platform to mine Blancer’s BAL governance tokens, instead of using them for crypto-asset trading…. Read More

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

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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

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

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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: Maker Foundation to Hand Over Governance, via Smart Contract, to MakerDAO’s MKR Token Holders

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The Maker Foundation, an organization that supports the ongoing development of MakerDAO, a decentralized autonomous organization that operates an Ethereum-based lending system, has decided to hand over governance (through a smart contract) to MKR token holders. The Maker Foundation said the decision was the initiative’s… Read More

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