Avalanche dex Trader Joe launches new version of trading platform
August 30, 2022
Last week Trader Joe launched a new iteration of its trading platform, called Liquidity Book. Trader Joe is a decentralized exchange that is an example of Avalanche's (AVAX) thriving developer community. The new version proposes some interesting improvements for liquidity providers. Long story short, it will lead to higher fees and less risk of impermanent loss.
Arbitrum: How to speculate on an airdrop that has not been confirmed?
August 29, 2022
During the DeFi summers of 2020 and 2021, one thing became clear. If you are using a protocol early and to a certain extent good things may come to you. Many dApps opted to give their users an airdrop that is usually been given in the form of the protocol’s native token. The most famous and notable airdrops were those of Uniswap and 1Inch which brought a lot of attention and created wealth for all participants. How do you participate in an airdrop that might not even happen and why are there airdrops at all?
MakerDAO is weighing in to drop USDC for Ethereum
August 12, 2022
MakerDAO is a decentralized stablecoin protocol that works fine. The protocol’s stablecoin is backed by digital assets like USDC. Recently it became clear that Circle, the issuer of USDC, would follow through and start to freeze funds on the Ethereum blockchain when the US Department of the Treasury sanctioned Tornado Cash. There is a huge debate going on whether this is a good thing or if a decentralized economy should be 100 % censorship resistant no matter what. Why is MakerDAO discussing turning in $3,5 billion USDC for Ethereum and is this a good idea?
UNI holders likely to vote in favor of fee switch
August 7, 2022
An overwhelming majority of UNI holders are voting in favor of the pilot to introduce a fee switch. This means that in the future, Uniswap's liquidity providers may receive a fraction less of the transaction fees paid by traders. The money this would free up could be used for the development of Uniswap.
Waves: Community votes to reboot Vires.Finance
August 3, 2022
Terra wasn’t the only protocol that saw a stablecoin crisis. Waves also took a big loss one month prior in April when the stablecoin Neutrino USD (USDN) started depegging. Another consequence was a liquidity crisis for the DeFi protocol Vires Finance. Vires provides similar services as Aave or Compound on Ethereum. It seems that the community came to a resolution on how to deal with this situation and revive Vires Finance.
Curve is developing its own stablecoin, is this the right time?
July 27, 2022
Stablecoins are facing a tough time in 2022. In May Terra failed and about $60 billion got lost within weeks. The aftermath of the crash is keeping the market and regulators still busy. Even established stablecoins as USDT and USDC came under scrutiny by investors, despite the fact that none of the rumors about their balance sheets have been proven so far. Curve DAO is developing its own stablecoin and it seems that its approach is very different from Terra and UST.
Lido will allow staked Eth on Layer 2's
July 19, 2022
Lido announced that it will make it possible to trade a wrapped version of staked Ether (stEth) on Layer-2 solutions for Ethereum. This will make it cheaper for users to move around their stEth and, for example, generate yield on it.
Polygon is the new home for Terra DApps and NFTs
July 12, 2022
Terra crashed in May 2022 and while this statement is true when it comes down to the stablecoin TerraUSD (UST) the rest of Terra’s ecosystem on its blockchain survived. Among those survivors were lending protocols, NFT marketplaces, and NFT collections to just name a few examples. How did the remaining projects deal with the difficult situation and how are they going to continue?