Tagged: DeFi

Blockchain Firm Bison Trails Adds Support for Keep Network, a Privacy Protection Layer for Ethereum (ETH)

Bison Trails, a blockchain “infrastructure-as-a-service” company, recently confirmed that it has added support for Keep Network, which serves as a privacy protection layer for Ethereum (ETH). Keep Network aims to address the challenges involved with allowing private and secure data to be used on a… Read More

Ethereum-based tBTC, which is Pegged to Bitcoin (BTC), Is Preparing for Public Launch with Help from MakerDAO, Others

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tBTC, an Ethereum (ETH)-based token that’s pegged to Bitcoin (BTC), the flagship cryptocurrency, is preparing for its public launch. During the course of the next two weeks, the tBTC project is planning to introduce its technical infrastructure with the help of more than 40 digital… Read More

Developers of dForce, a Chinese DeFi Protocol that was Hacked, to Return $24.9 Million to Users After Hacker Gives Back Stolen Funds

dForce, a Chinese decentralized finance (DeFi) platform that recently experienced a hack that led to the loss of around $25 million worth of cryptocurrency, confirmed on April 27, 2020 that it will be compensating all its users for their stolen funds. This, after the digital… Read More

Coinbase Introduces its own Cryptocurrency Price Oracle to Enhance Resiliency of the Price Feed Process

San Francisco-based crypto asset exchange Coinbase has introduced its own price oracle in order to further enhance the resiliency of the price feed process. An oracle is a price feed offered by a third-party. It provides real-world financial data to a decentralized network. Nearly all… Read More

DeFi: Compound, an Ethereum-based Lending Protocol, to Decentralize Governance Process by Transferring Control to Native COMP Token Holders

The developers of Compound, a leading Ethereum-based decentralized finance (DeFi) solution, will be decentralizing the governance process of the lending protocol. This will be achieved by launching a token-based governance model. The Compound team had announced plans to use a governance token back in February… Read More

DeFi Report: Crypto Investors are Actually Interested in Decentralized Finance Technology, Not Solely Motivated by Speculation and Profits

Cryptocurrencies and their underlying blockchain technology are often criticized for not having enough practical use cases. There are still relatively few merchants or retailers who will accept virtual currencies as payment, because of the challenges associated with off-ramping into fiat currencies, which are more practical… Read More

Decentralized Finance Platform dForce Secures $1.5 Million in Capital from Multicoin Capital, Huobi, China Merchants Bank International

dForce, a Chinese decentralized finance (DeFi) solution provider, has secured $1.5 million in capital. The DeFi platform’s latest round was led by Multicoin Capital. Huobi Capital and China Merchants Bank International (CMBI), the investment division of one of the largest financial institutions in China, also… Read More

Lawsuit Filed Against Maker Foundation for Allegedly Misrepresenting Information to Investors, which Led to Over $8 Million in Losses Following ETH Price Crash

A class-action lawsuit has been filed against the Maker Foundation, which supports the ongoing development of MakerDAO, a leading decentralized Ethereum (ETH)-powered lending facility. The suit alleges that the foundation intentionally misrepresented the risks potential investors in the decentralized finance (DeFi) ecosystem could face. The… Read More

ShapeShift Announces Acquisition of Portis

ShapeShift AG, an instant exchange for Bitcoin digital currency and other blockchain assets, announced this week it has acquired Israel-based non-custodial software wallet, Portis. ShapeShift reported it integrated with Portis’ wallet SDK into the new ShapeShift platform this past November. ShapeShift revealed that prior to… Read More

Decentralized Finance Ecosystem Passes Resiliency Threshold, will Return to Upward Trend Following COVID-19, Report Predicts

Brooklyn, New York-based ConsenSys, a leading Ethereum (ETH) development studio, has published a new report which covers major decentralized finance (DeFi) protocols and their performance during the first quarter of 2020. The report notes that two key events defined decentralized finance during the first three… Read More

Lemon Way and Tokenization Platform Equisafe Form Partnership on Digital Securities

Equisafe and Lemon Way have formed a new partnership, according to a note from the companies. Lemon Way is a widely utilized payment platform. Lemon Way offers payment solutions for marketplaces providing a secure and regulated framework. Lemon Way obtained the Payment Institution license in… Read More

Digital Asset Trading Platforms in Chicago Establish Decentralized Finance Alliance to Work Closely on Open Finance Projects

A group of Chicago-headquartered digital asset trading platforms are planning to work cooperatively, in order to connect more closely with Open Finance, or decentralized finance (DeFi) initiatives. Volt Capital, Jump Trading, CMT Trading and DRW Trading have established the Chicago DeFi Alliance (CDA). As noted… Read More

Thesis, Developer of Keep Protocol, Acquires $7.7 Million in Funding via Round Led by Paradigm Capital

Thesis, the developers behind the Keep protocol, have acquired $7.7 million in capital through an investment round led by Paradigm Capital. Collaborative Funds and Fenbushi Capital also took part in the round. Thesis, which mainly serves as a venture production studio, is planning to introduce… Read More

Draper Goren Holm’s Totle Seeks to Help Decentralized Crypto Exchange Users Find Best Prices For Tokens

Draper Goren Holm, a young venture group that includes prominent VC Tim Draper, announced on Tuesday that its portfolio company Totle has been focused on developing an advanced order routing system that will find the “absolute best” combination of orders to get the most value… Read More

DeFi: Maker Foundation to Hand Over Governance, via Smart Contract, to MakerDAO’s MKR Token Holders

The Maker Foundation, an organization that supports the ongoing development of MakerDAO, a decentralized autonomous organization that operates an Ethereum-based lending system, has decided to hand over governance (through a smart contract) to MKR token holders. The Maker Foundation said the decision was the initiative’s… Read More

DeFi: Coinbase Wallet Integrates Platform with Decentralized Finance Apps to Allow Users to Issue Loans in Crypto and Keep Track of Interest Earned

Coinbase Wallet has integrated its platform with decentralized finance (DeFi) apps in order to allow customers to issue loans in digital assets and keep track of the interest growth directly from their digital wallets. Coinbase Wallet users have been allocating millions of dollars into DeFi… Read More

DeFi: Balancer, a Decentralized Digital Asset Manager, Secures $3 Million via Seed Round Led by Accomplice, Placeholder

Balancer Labs, a non-custodial asset manager, has secured $3 million in funding through a seed round led by Accomplice and Placeholder. Established in 2018, Balancer began operating as an initiative under BlockScience, a data analytics company. The project has been inspired by the development of… Read More

Uniswap, a Widely-Used Non-Custodial Crypto Exchange, to Add New Ethereum Token Pairs with Upcoming Software Update

Uniswap, a widely-used non-custodial digital asset exchange, has revealed that the decentralized protocol’s second iteration will launch during Q2 2020. It will add new features such as support for additional ERC-20 compliant pairs, more peer to peer price oracles, flash swaps and a new protocol… Read More

Maker Foundation, which Supports Ethereum-based DeFi Platform MakerDAO, Appears to be Winning All Auctions of MKR Governance Tokens

MakerDAO, a leading Ethereum (ETH)-based decentralized finance (DeFi) platform, is currently in the process of carrying out an auction of MKR governance tokens in exchange for stablecoin Dai, in an attempt to cover around $4.5 million undercollateralized debt. On-chain (blockchain) data reveals that the Maker… Read More

Alex Batlin: Founder and CEO at Trustology Explains How Regulated Cryptocurrency Trading Requires Effective Custody Solutions

There are many outstanding or unanswered regulatory questions, after the recent guidelines provided by the Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission. They require virtual asset fund managers to work with licensed custodians as they are tasked with controlling or managing assets both on-chain, and on… Read More

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