DeFi

DeFi growth helps push crypto’s share of the global money supply above 2%

This year decentralized finance (DeFi) has proven to be a transformative sector for the cryptocurrency ecosystem and it is also making waves in among global financial markets as institutional investors become entranced with the potential to earn high yields on stablecoins, altcoins and Bitcoin.  While the price action from Dogecoin (DOGE) has dominated the headlines …

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Ciphertrace Report Shows Crypto Crime Moving to Defi

<div class=”featured_image_container”> </div> <strong>Ciphertrace, a blockchain analytics company, has announced that crypto-related crimes have moved to the realm of decentralized finance (defi) apps and protocols. Now, the impact these hacks and exploits represent is way bigger than the one classic hacks to centralized exchanges and other scams do, according to their latest “Cryptocurrency Crime and …

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EOS and YFI lead altcoins higher as Bitcoin and Ether bounce from swing lows

The markets were mixed on May 11 as Bitcoin (BTC) recovered from Monday’s drop to $53,000 by bouncing to $56,862 but the digital asset is still finding resistance at the $57,000 level. Ether (ETH) also worked its way back above $4,100 but according to Cointelegraph analyst Marcel Pechman, the bullish sentiment for Ether seen in recent …

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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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Rari Capital allocates $26M from developer fund to compensate hack victims

Following a $10 million exploit over the weekend, decentralized finance protocol Rari Capital is formulating a plan to compensate victims. According to an official postmortem of the attack published May 9, the platform lost 2,600 ETH equal to 60% of all users’ funds in its Rari Capital Ethereum Pool. Rari automates yield farming by rebalancing …

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Defi Project Rari Capital Hacked for $10M in Ether, Project’s Pool Drained for 2,600 ETH

<div class=”featured_image_container”> </div> <strong>Reports from the decentralized finance project Rari Capital detail that the protocol’s ethereum pool has experienced a recent exploit. Rari Capital says they are assessing the situation and the team removed funds from the recent Alpha Finance Lab integration. At first, the project’s team revealed they were assessing the hack, but later …

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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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Reeling from post-hack price slump, Easyfi reveals community compensation plan

After a devastating hack, a cross-chain decentralized finance (DeFi) protocol has revealed today a temporary compensation plan for token holders and investors impacted by one of the largest exploits in DeFi history.  In a Tweet today, EasyFi announced their “Interim Compensation Plan,” a multi-stage process that includes immediate payments, IOU tokens, and incentive programs aimed …

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1INCH price hits a new high as the top DEX aggregator vies for DeFi dominance

As the decentralized finance (DeFi) ecosystem evolves and expands to encompass the whole of the cryptocurrency sector, the race to become the top decentralized exchange (DEX) aggregator is heating up as new entrants to the field seem to emerge on a weekly basis.  One of the top DEX aggregators that has recently seen its price …

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