May 3, 2020

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  • Personal Tokens Heat Up: $WHALE NFT-Backed Social Currency on Roll

    In recent months, we’ve seen a growing trend around the proliferation of social currencies (also known as personal tokens) – or those tied to specific individuals or brands. Using smart contracts and platforms like Roll, issuers are able to tokenize themselves, effectively offering investors access to the future upside in the form of an Ethereum-based asset.
    Today, we saw this initiative taken a step further with the advent of $WHALE – a social currency by the prolific NFT inve… … More

  • Recap: DeFi Week of April 27 🦄

    Hello Defiers! Hope you’re having a great weekend :)Summing up the past week: UMA issued tokens on Uniswap, in the first ever Initial DEX Offering. Compound’s community governance is underway, accepting its first user-generated update. The LAO, which is aiming to build a more open model for venture investment, started accepting members. Bancor disclosed details of its V2, and Instadapp launched DeFi Smart Accounts. Zerion’s Evgeny Yurtaev wrote an op-ed on how an SDK for DeFi c… … More

  • DeFi Dive: UMA – a DeFi platform built to enable Universal Market Access

    Today, we interview UMA co-founder Allison Lu who talks about her and her team’s mission to bring market access to everyone through synthetic asset tokens, decentralized oracles, and priceless financial contracts. How did you get your start in crypto and what inspired you to build your project, product, or service? Starting in late-2017, my co-founder Hart and I were exploring various ideas for blockchain-based solutions to problems within the financial services industry. Our me… … More

  • WBTC Approved as Collateral by Maker Governance; Generate Dai Now with Bitcoin

    As a result of an Executive Vote held this afternoon, MKR holders have accepted WBTC (wrapped Bitcoin) as a new collateral asset in the Maker Protocol. WBTC will help bring greater liquidity to the Ethereum and decentralized finance (DeFi) ecosystems, and to decentralized exchanges (DEXs). The fourth collateral type approved by Maker Governance, WBTC can now be used in addition to ETH, BAT, and USDC to open Maker Vaults in order to generate Dai.   Prior to the vote, the Maker community discu… … More

  • Let’s Govern

    I don’t usually write you on Sundays—but this is important. If we move fast the Bankless community has an opportunity to step up & govern protocols that will become foundational to our crypto money system. We talked about it this week in Discord, now here’s the plan…🙏Sponsor: Aave—earn high yields on deposits & borrow at the best possible rate! Dear Crypto Natives,The Bankless community has grown strong. We are the vanguard of DeF… … More