DeFi

Uniswap Users Say Uniting Can Strengthen UNI

A group of anonymous Uniswap users is trying to unite the many small holders of the UNI governance token to deal with potential problems in the automated market maker’s (AMM) governance. Yet that is what the launch of UNI last week was supposed to do. The big initiative being promoted by this “union” is UNI …

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Uquid Launch the Defi Shopping Stake (DSS) and Defito Finance (DTO)

The trouble with many current DeFi projects is that while they eliminate traditional institutions from the mix, they instead transfer ultimate control over to a select group of insiders who have their financial motives and agendas. It’s an arrangement that’s ripe for abuse, and something that should be anathema to anyone who believes in the …

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First Mover: Digital Gold Narrative Could Be Bitcoin’s Lone Ace as Ethereum Gains

It’s pretty much guaranteed at this point that higher inflation is coming. The Federal Reserve, which has already printed about $3 trillion of new money this year, is now explicitly devoted to reducing the dollar’s purchasing power in a bid to revive the economy. Higher inflation also typically happens when a country gets laden with debt and interest …

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Understanding the landscape of decentralized finance

It is no longer news that decentralized finance provides crypto holders with a myriad of opportunities to earn passive income. While this is a known fact, I believe that it does not tell the whole story. Although DeFi’s narrative has successfully captured the attention of crypto investors, there are not enough educational materials out there …

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The battle between DeFi, CeFi and the old guard

We aren’t taught real economics in school. We learn, instead, voodoo economics. For example, rarely — if ever — do professors present us with the valuable insights highlighted by the Austrian school of economics.  Individuals, therefore, need to break their conditioning to understand how the financial world works. The truth of how the financial system …

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Party at Vitalik’s House? For DeFi, it’s Do-or-Die

Ethereum gas prices have set new records, with single DeFi transactions costing over $10 in fees. High fees are the result of congestion, as users pay ever higher fees to ensure their transaction gets into a block. As DeFi takes off, the price of gas on Ethereum threatens its future. Or does it? Is the …

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DeFi, celebrities charged and Kiss: Bad crypto news of the week

So Bitcoin appears to end this week within tickling distance of $11,000. Experts suggest that the next test of upper level support will be at $11,100 before a move to $12,100. Statistician Willy Woo is optimistic. He thinks there’s little chance of a “catastrophic” dump. Some Bitcoin though, can’t be dumped. More than a billion …

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Earning with DeFi yield farming: Rocket science or child’s play?

Yield farming has experienced a Cambrian explosion of sorts over the last few months, thanks in part to the emergence of various decentralized finance protocols. In its most basic sense, yield farming can be thought of as a process where users provide liquidity to DeFi protocols and are rewarded with a yield/return, usually in the …

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CoinEx Lists ONES Token First and Launches Initial Trade Offering with OneSwap’s Official Launch

OneSwap is a groundbreaking new DeFi project offering a decentralized exchange protocol on a smart contract, with permission-free token listing and automated market making. It offers multiple advantages over other swaps including the ability to preform limit orders and a user friendly interface that resembles familiar trading platforms. OneSwap now lists the ONES token first …

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Ethereum’s Gas Spike Forces Coinbase Pro to Pass Network Fees to Customers

While Ethereum network fees have jumped to new highs this year, the popular cryptocurrency exchange, Coinbase Pro, announced that the trading platform would be passing network fees onto customers. The move followed the exchange listing Uniswap’s native token UNI, an airdrop that saw miners collect close to $1 million in gas in less than an …

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