May 1, 2020

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  • Meet Zapper: DeFiZap + DeFiSnap Merger!

    In an age when crypto companies are continually duking it out to take market share from one another, it’s refreshing to see DeFi projects take composability to the next level.
    This week, we saw the merger of DeFiZap and DeFiSnap – two consumer-friendly products focused on making DeFi easier and more accessible to nontechnical users. EXCITING NEWS: @DeFiSnap + @DeFi_Zap are merging to create – the ultimate hub for DeFi
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  • This Week in DeFi – May 1st

    To Our DeFi Community,
    Another week in DeFi officially in the books!
    The most notable event this week was UMA – the permissionless derivatives and synthetic assets protocol – launching an Initial Uniswap Offering. For those that missed it, the offering deposited 2% of the 100M UMA supply into Uniswap along with roughly $500k in ETH, allowing anyone to participate. As a result, the token distribution event saw massive demand as UMA tokens were quickly soaked up from the open market. W… … More

  • The Maker Improvement Proposals (MIPs) Ratification Vote Is Live

    On April 30, the Maker Improvement Proposals (MIPs) Timing Poll concluded. The poll resulted in the Maker community determining that it would proceed on May 1 (today) with a vote to officially ratify the 13 Initial MIPs and 2 Subproposals. The vote will result in either the ratification or rejection of the 13 Initial MIPs and 2 Subproposals—the MIP Editor Onboarding Subproposal and the Smart Contracts Domain Team Onboarding Subproposal. MKR holders are urged to participate in the executive v… … More

  • “Blockchains are an Extinction-Level Event; They’re Like an Asteroid in the Sky:” Emin Gun Sirer

    Hello Defiers and happy Friday! This week’s exclusive interview is with Emin Gun Sirer, Cornell University computer science professor who has been deeply involved in the Bitcoin and Ethereum communities from the very early days. We talk about how he got started in the field, building a cryptocurrency long before Bitcoin. Gun, as friends call him, then t… Read more … … More

  • Coinbase makes investing easy with with dollar cost averaging

    By Rhea Kaw, Product ManagerOur mission is to create an open financial system for the world. A key part of accomplishing this is giving customers the information they need to begin investing in crypto. We’re always listening to our customers and building what will help you most. One thing we often hear is you want more tools and education on how to manage your crypto assets.In the past, we’ve demonstrated how dollar cost averaging (DCA) and recurring buys have the potential to make crypto market… … More

  • Market efficiency of gold and Bitcoin

    By Mike Co and Shawn DejbakhshBitcoin and gold are fundamentally similar as scarce and globally accessible units of value. But gold’s recent market supply squeeze highlights important distinctions between the two assets. The recent challenges of the gold market reveals Bitcoin’s distinct advantage over gold: Bitcoin does not rely on fragile physical supply chains and is truly globally accessible.According to the LA Times on March 24, “The gold market in New York is facing a historic squeeze as t… … More

  • Executive Vote: Lower USDC SF, Add WBTC, Ratify the Initial MIPs and Subproposals

    The Maker Foundation Interim Governance Facilitator has placed an Executive Vote into the voting system, which will enable the community to approve the following alterations to the protocol: Add WBTC as a Collateral TypeLower the USDC Stability Fee from 6% to 0%Officially ratify the intial 13 MIPs and 2 Subproposals The Executive Vote (FAQ) will continue until the number of votes surpass the total in favor of the previous Executive Vote. This is a continuous approval vote. Re… … More

  • Our Network: Issue #19

    Interested in discussing on-chain metrics? Click here to join the Our Network telegram chat. Welcome to Issue #19 of Our Network, a weekly newsletter about on-chain metrics and crypto analytics that reaches almost 2000 investors every week.Before we dive into this week’s issue, I wanted to flag some interesting content for our readers. On Wednesday, I was joined by more than a dozen notable crypto investors, builders, and researchers to discuss the state of DeFi in a roundtable discussion … … More

  • How to Save Time on DevOps and Scale With Infura: Lessons from Leading Ethereum Dapps

    The pros and cons of running your own Ethereum node and different ways leading dapp teams are using Infura to scale their infrastructure.The Pros and Cons of Running Your Own NodeOne of the most powerful propositions of the Ethereum blockchain is that theoretically, anyone can run a node, validate transactions, and contribute to the network. If you’re a veteran Ethereum developer, spinning up and running a node might have been one of the first things you did when you entered this space.However, … … More

  • The Physical World Will Be More Nationalistic, The Digital World Will Be More Global

    To investors,Earlier this week I interviewed Peter Zeihan, a well-respected global strategist, who spends his time thinking about the current geopolitical landscape and how it may change in the coming years. You can check out the interview at the end of this email, but one thing Peter continued to harp on really stood out to me.Demographics drive econom… Read more … … More

  • Friday Open Thread: Where are you in the world?

    Something I’ve wondered for a while is, where does the bankless community hail from?Shout-out your country, city, whatever. Be as general or specific as your privacy preferences allow.I’m East Coast U.S. now but was born in Canada. 🇺🇸+ 🇨🇦Crypto is a global movement…so where are you in the world? … More

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