decentralized finance

Balancer protocol launches version 2 of its automated market maker

Balancer, a leading automated market maker, has launched version 2 of its protocol, promising faster speed, lower costs and improved liquidity.  In addition to revamping the user interface, Balancer’s backend will provide more efficient routing for trades through “Protocol Vault.” The platform claims that this upgrade will reduce gas costs and produce better pricing mechanisms. …

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GameStop saga paves the way for a new decentralized financial order

Every significant transformation comes with a new toolset, one that is always surprising at the time and obvious in hindsight. Bitcoin (BTC), climate change and GameStop are all examples of ways in which mass action is pushing for dramatic, not evolutionary, action. We can also see that these are individual vectors of the same movement, …

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What are the chances BTC is actually overtaken by another crypto?

When the famous Satoshi Nakamoto first designed his masterpiece, few could possibly have imagined the almost $63,500 peak that sent investors into a frenzy. Even these days, the first-ever cryptocurrency’s price feels hard to believe at times and investors might be pinching themselves every now and then. Taking a seat alongside Bitcoin (BTC) on the …

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$50M reportedly stolen from BSC-based Uranium Finance

Uranium Finance, an automated market maker platform on the Binance Smart Chain, has reported a security incident that resulted in a loss of about $50 million. Tweeting on Wednesday, Uranium revealed that the exploit targeted its v2.1 token migration event and that the team was in contact with the Binance security team to mitigate the …

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Serum (SRM) hits a new all-time high as Solana adoption gains traction

Decentralized finance (DeFi) has reshaped the face of the cryptocurrency market over the past year, attracting the attention of both institutional investors and retail traders alike as the traditional financial sector continues to warm up to blockchain technology.  While the majority of largest DeFi protocols that have a significant amount of volume and value locked …

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Polygon (MATIC) jumps ahead as the race for Layer-2 adoption picks up

Recently layer 1 solutions like the Solana (SOL) and Cosmos (ATOM) have grown in prominence thanks to each network’s faster transaction times and lower fees when compared to the Ethereum network. An even greater focus has fallen on layer 2 solutions that can help Ethereum keep up with the competition as it continues its process of …

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Solana (SOL) hits new highs as DApps, DeFi and stablecoins join the network

The arrival of institutional investors and the rise of decentralized finance (DeFi) has been an incredible boon for the entire cryptocurrency sector but it has also highlighted a number of persistent limitations that many blockchain networks encounter when faced with surges in activity and the need to scale.   High fees and slower transaction times on …

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Democratizing trading: After GameStop, does more need to be done?

Democratizing finance has been a dominant theme in recent years — with companies vying to create a level playing field and give amateur investors the same opportunities that hedge funds and institutional investors enjoy. There have been some successes along the way. Purchasing stocks is a lot easier now than it was a few years …

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Liquity Protocol attracts $1B TVL in just 10 days

The team behind Liquity Protocol — a DeFi project launched on April 5 — has attracted $1 billion worth of locked up value according to data from Dune Analytics. From $0 to $1B TVL in 10 days Here’s some charts highlighting Liquity’s growth so far: pic.twitter.com/qpSzRp0gZs — Liquity (@LiquityProtocol) April 15, 2021 The Pantera Capital-backed …

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Maximizing TPS: Smartbch Developer Explains Project’s Potential, Metamask Capabilities Seen in the Wild

<div class=”featured_image_container”> </div> <strong>During the first week of April, Bitcoin.com News reported on the sidechain project Smart Bitcoin Cash Project (Smartbch), as the community has been very excited about this new venture. Smartbch aims to connect Ethereum’s EVM and Web3 APIs to a smart sidechain built using the Bitcoin Cash network. On April 7, 2021, …

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