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Balaji Srinivasan backed Options Issuance Platform Opyn Secures Over $2 Million to Help Protect DeFi Investors from Potential Losses

Ethereum based Opyn, an options issuance platform, has secured $2.16 million in capital via a round led by Dragonfly Capital, a cross-border crypto-asset investment firm. Other investors in Opyn’s latest round included 1kx, an early-stage token fund focused on remittances, computation, storage, prediction, and the… Read More

Coinbase Adds Maker (MKR) Governance Token, Will Support MKR-BTC, MKR-USD Trading, but No ETH

San Francisco-based crypto exchange Coinbase has confirmed that on June 8, 2020, it will begin taking inbound transfers of Maker (MKR) to Coinbase Pro, the platform for professional digital asset traders. The exchange operator said that users may start trading MKR via Coinbase “on or… Read More

Decentralized Finance Protocol MakerDAO Shuts Down Single Collateral Lending System, Will Move to Multi-Collateral System

MakerDAO, a leading Ethereum-based lending system, is preparing to move to a multi-collateral DAI (MCD or Dai) system. The protocol’s community has closed down the single-collateral Dai (Sai) system, as the decentralized finance (DeFi) solution gets ready for the transition. MCD had been activated on… Read More

Decentralized Finance: Researchers at Paradigm Publish Whitepaper Describing Fixed-Interest Rate DeFi Protocol

A researcher from digital asset investment company, Paradigm, has co-published a whitepaper that describes a new type of decentralized finance (DeFi) lending protocol, which promises fixed-interest rates. Dan Robinson and Allan Niemberg, the authors of the Yield Protocol whitepaper, officially announced the initiative on May… Read More

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

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

Ethereum-based tBTC, which is Pegged to Bitcoin (BTC), Is Preparing for Public Launch with Help from MakerDAO, Others

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tBTC, an Ethereum (ETH)-based token that’s pegged to Bitcoin (BTC), the flagship cryptocurrency, is preparing for its public launch. During the course of the next two weeks, the tBTC project is planning to introduce its technical infrastructure with the help of more than 40 digital… Read More

MakerDAO Recommends Safety Measures to Prevent Debt Crisis Created Following Last Month’s Historic Cryptocurrency Market Crash

MakerDAO (MKR), a leading Ethereum (ETH)-based lending protocol, has released a new report that tries to put the events of “Black Thursday” (when the Bitcoin and larger crypto market crashed over 50% between March 12-13, 2020) into context. MakerDAO’s report notes that there are certain… Read More

Lawsuit Filed Against Maker Foundation for Allegedly Misrepresenting Information to Investors, which Led to Over $8 Million in Losses Following ETH Price Crash

A class-action lawsuit has been filed against the Maker Foundation, which supports the ongoing development of MakerDAO, a leading decentralized Ethereum (ETH)-powered lending facility. The suit alleges that the foundation intentionally misrepresented the risks potential investors in the decentralized finance (DeFi) ecosystem could face. The… Read More

Maker Foundation, which Supports Development of MakerDAO, a Decentralized Lending System, to Transfer Governance Power to Community in Coming Years

The Maker Foundation, which focuses on the development of MakerDAO, an Ethereum-based, decentralized lending protocol, will be transferring its governance power to the community during the next couple of years. The Foundation confirmed that it will be publishing a draft of the new MakerDAO community-led… Read More

Maker Foundation, which Supports Ethereum-based DeFi Platform MakerDAO, Appears to be Winning All Auctions of MKR Governance Tokens

MakerDAO, a leading Ethereum (ETH)-based decentralized finance (DeFi) platform, is currently in the process of carrying out an auction of MKR governance tokens in exchange for stablecoin Dai, in an attempt to cover around $4.5 million undercollateralized debt. On-chain (blockchain) data reveals that the Maker… Read More

DeFi: Decentralized Finance Lending Protocol MakerDAO Might Add Stablecoin USDC as Collateral to Address Dai Liquidity Problem

The MakerDAO community is reportedly considering the possibility of adding the USDC stablecoin as an additional type of collateral in order to provide more Dai (another major stablecoin) liquidity into the decentralized finance (DeFi) platform. MakerDAO (where DAO stands for distributed autonomous organization) is an… Read More

DeFi: Leading Ethereum-based Decentralized Finance Credit Facility, MakerDAO, is Planning to Conduct MKR Governance Token Auction

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MakerDAO, a leading Ethereum (ETH)-powered decentralized finance (DeFi) credit facility, is reportedly planning to conduct a MKR governance token auction within two days from now. This marks the first time that this type of event will take place in Maker’s history. The MKR auction, called… Read More

UK-based Argent, a Digital Asset Wallet Provider, Secures $12 Million in Funding via Series A Round

London-headquartered Argent, a digital asset wallet provider that integrates the services of several decentralized finance (DeFi) platforms, including Maker and Compound, has secured $12 million through a Series A investment round. Argent’s funding round was led by San Francisco-based Paradigm, a leading crypto asset investment… Read More

Leading DeFi Platform MakerDAO Partners Digital Payment Processor Simplex to Develop Fiat On-Ramp for Maker’s Dai Stablecoin

MakerDAO, the leading decentralized finance (DeFi) platform, has teamed up with Simplex, a digital payment processor, in order to develop a fiat on-ramp for Maker’s Dai (DAI), which is the first decentralized stablecoin (digital currencies pegged one-to-one with major fiat currencies or other real-world assets)…. Read More

Maker Foundation, Supporter of MakerDAO Project, to Transfer Maker and Dai Trademarks to Denmark-based Foundation

The Maker Foundation, a non-profit entity that supports the MakerDAO project, an initiative involving the decentralized stablecoin Dai, revealed that it will be transferring the Maker and Dai trademarks to an autonomous Denmark-headquartered foundation, the Dai Foundation. The Maker Foundation confirms it will also be… Read More

Ethereum Development Studio ConsenSys Announces Codefi, A New DeFi Software Suite

ConsenSys founder Joseph Lubin announced at the Ethereal Tel Aviv press conference (on September 15) that his New York-based venture studio is launching a new product, Codefi, for the emerging decentralized finance (DeFi) ecosystem. Lubin, a computer science and electrical engineering from Princeton University, remarked:… Read More

Stablecoins: Holy Grail or Impossible Trinity?

Are stablecoins the future of cryptoassets? In the quest to develop a digital token with the decentralization aspects of bitcoin and none of the associated volatility has sparked interest from many. From talented tech teams, economists and VCs it seems stablecoin projects have the potential… Read More

Cobinhood Adds Four New Stablecoins to Cryptocurrency Exchange Platform

Cobinhood announced on Thursday it has added four new stablecoins to its crypto exchange platform. The coins, which are now available, are the Gemini Dollar (GUSD), MakerDao (DAI), Paxos Standard Token (PAX) and TrueUSD (TUSD). According to Cobinhood, each of the stablecoins have a unique set of features… Read More

Swarm Fund Partners with MakerDAO, Adds Dai Token to Platform

Swarm Fund has partnered with MakerDAO to integrate the Dai token into the Swarm platform. Swarm says this will enable their community of investors to lock into cyrpto prices using the stablecoin. Swarm targets crypto Investors who want to de-risk their portfolios, like family offices… Read More

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