Jun 22, 2022
Starting this fall, users of Uniswap will also be able to trade NFTs. Until now, on Uniswap it was only possible to trade ERC-20 tokens, the "normal" fungible tokens on Ethereum. The move into NFT land shows that Uniswap is and will continue to be an innovative player, and possibly will only become more dominant in its niche.
Jun 20, 2022
A controversial move by the Solends Labs team: it had the community vote on a proposal to take over a large user's account. It goes to show that with this "decentralized" blockchain, when all is said and done, you don't own your own money.
Jun 17, 2022
Few things are as opaque as the interest rates you are presented with in Decentralized Finance (DeFi). To understand whether the 34% you are promised is sustainable, you must understand where the rates come from.
Jun 08, 2022
Liquidity pools are the foundation of Decentralized Finance (DeFi). Anyone can deposit their crypto in these pools, creating liquid marketplaces for loans and trading.
Jun 06, 2022
If a company is entering the stock market it is usually interested in starting an initial public offering or IPO. This is a concept that is very promising to both investors and companies. It offers the opportunity to buy shares at a fixed price before they start trading on the stock market. The company on the other hand is raising a lot of capital by selling these shares and has the chance to increase its liquidity. When the Ethereum blockchain was born it became fairly easy to program a smart contract and issue tokens in the same manner as shares are issued during an IPO. In effect, IPOs became decentralized and even more important tokenized. What are initial dex offerings? What do they offer and which risks and chances do they carry?
May 27, 2022
Stablecoins have been a hot topic in the last couple of weeks and it seems that the whole sector came under scrutiny. The storm around Terra has weathered and it seems so far that the dominant stablecoins who remained are indeed offering some sort of stability. Among them the market leader Tether who made an announcement just yesterday. What is MXNT and why is this stablecoin especially important?
May 05, 2022
Anchor Protocol (ANC) is a lending and borrowing protocol. It is known for having high yields on deposits up to 19.5%. Normally speaking, with high yields come high risks. Since Anchor Protocol is a lending and borrowing platform for stablecoins, users can benefit from both high yield and low volatility.
Apr 19, 2022
Thorchain is a sort of change machine for your crypto. Let's say you want to swap your Bitcoin for Eth without using a centralized exchange. On Thorchain you can do this the DeFi way. Thorchain's token is RUNE.
Apr 15, 2022
According to the FBI, it is clear who is behind the hack of Ronin: North Korea. The hack, which took place last month, involved over $600 million: one of the largest hacks in crypto history.
Apr 13, 2022
The head of the US Treasury Janet Yellen was by no means a fan of Bitcoin. She literally let us know in 2018, then as chairman of the Federal Reserve. This is why crypto followers had trouble not spilling their coffee when they saw Yellen explain how Bitcoin works and that DeFi can provide financial inclusion.