May 7, 2020

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  • Join us on May 11/12 for the next community governance call!

    The ninth Synthetix community governance call is scheduled for May 11/12 (timezone dependent), and it’s been a huge month or two so there’s plenty to get through!Here are the times:San Francisco: Monday, May 11, 4pmNew York: Monday, March 2, 7pmCentral Europe: Tuesday, May 12, midnightSingapore: Tuesday, May 12, 7amSydney: Tuesday, May 12, 9amTime converter at worldtimebuddy.comTime converter at worldtimebuddy.comwindow[wtb_event_widgets.pop()].init()You can join the call here using Zoom, though… … More

  • Aave Teases New DeFi Collateral & LEND Governance System

    For those who have been keeping an eye on the DeFi Pulse leaderboard, you’ve surely seen the spooky project Aave creeping into the #4 spot – recently passing Uniswap in the past 48 hours. While we’ve covered Aave extensively here on DeFi Rate in the past, we’ll be using this article to shed some light on what makes the sector rising lending protocol unique to money market protocols like Compound. We’ve seen quite a lot of attention on crypto Twitter as of late are … … More

  • Running a Hyperledger Besu Node on the Ethereum Mainnet

    A complete guide to running Hyperledger Besu on the Ethereum mainnet, including benefits, hardware and software requirements, and a step-by-step setup tutorial.The Benefits of Running a Hyperledger Besu NodeThe benefits of running an Ethereum node are two-fold. On one hand, the ecosystem as a whole will benefit from having higher distribution and decentralization of the infrastructure itself. On the other hand, you might have personal reasons to run a node.Ecosystem benefitsFurther decentralize … … More

  • Meet The Token List — An Accurate List of Authentic Tokens on Ethereum

    Imagine you’re trying out a new DeFi project. Everything is going smoothly; the instructions on screen guide you, making you feel confident in your actions. That is until you complete your transaction and then your tokens don’t arrive. You start to get that sinking feeling in your stomach as you realize you’ve received tokens the wrong tokens… Looking at your transaction confirmation you realize you received a token with the same name and ticker symbol as the one you … … More

  • “There’s a Role for Ethereum as a Permissionless Platform for Central Bank Digital Currencies:” Vitalik Buterin

    Hello Defiers! Here’s what’s going on:Vitalik Buterin interview at Ethereal Sumit NEAR blockchain launchLoopring bugAlso, don’t forget to listen to last week’s podcast:🎙Last Week’s Podcast: Emin Gun Sirer on AVA competing with ETHSubscribe now🙌 Together with Eidoo, a cryptocurrency-powered debit card and platform for easy access to decentralized finance.“There’s a Role for Ethereum as a Permissionless Platform for Central Bank Digita… … More

  • How Many Small Businesses Aren’t Coming Back?

    To investors,The economic data continues to get worse as the government mandated shut down presses into the eighth week for many in the United States. We saw a 4.8% drop in GDP in Q1 and the unemployment numbers continue to grow larger.This morning it was reported that 3.1 million Americans filed new unemployment claims last week. That brings the total … Read more … … More

  • How Dai Helps Meet the Needs of the Unbanked in America and Beyond

    Banks are arguably safe places to store wealth, gain access to loans and online payment services, earn interest on savings, and more. But not everyone can enjoy those amenities. Many people in the world, for any number of reasons, do not have access to the beneficial financial services they need to prosper personally or in business. MakerDAO is helping to change that via its decentralized stablecoin Dai, the world’s first unbiased currency. Generated through the Maker Protocol, which is built o… … More

  • Crypto-fiat: Mutualistic or Parasitic?

    Level up your open finance game three times a week. Subscribe to the Bankless program below.Subscribe nowDear Crypto Natives,$9b in stablecoins now….🚀The question is: are they mutualistic or parasitic to their host networks?Nic dives into the data, considers arguments, and explores in depth in today’s piece. I love the way Nic thinks—the analogy of Ethereum as a monetary sovereign is one of my favorite ways of looking at the system and he provides phenomenal d… … More

  • New Ethereum 2.0 Report: Over 65% of All Respondents Plan to Stake Their ETH

    Download our latest user-driven report about the motivations, preferences, and concerns of ETH holders in anticipation of staking on Eth2.The launch of Ethereum 2.0 (Eth2) in 2020 presents a critical and long-anticipated industry milestone. The industry’s collective understanding of existing ETH holder motivations, sentiments, and behavioral patterns when it comes to staking (or not!) is paramount to support and catalyze the success of Ethereum’s road to Proof of Stake.ConsenSys Codefi has surve… … More

  • Mike Tyson and solar energy? Yes. Our new publication on financing offgrid solar companies. #offgrid #solar #fintech @WBG_Energy @CambridgeAltFin

    Mike Tyson and solar energy?Yes. Our new publication on financing offgrid solar companies.#offgrid #solar #fintech @WBG_Energy @CambridgeAltFin World Bank Energy: Financial resilience for #offgrid #solar is more important than ever before given that those living without access to the electric grid are some of the most harshly impacted by #COVID19. More in our new blog: http://wrld.bg/gusi50zxTaa … More

  • Bringing BTC on Ethereum

    Bitcoin 101Bitcoin works through the UTXO model, for those of you who don’t know what that means. It goes a little something like this:UTXO stands for Unspent Transaction Output or in simple english, unspent transactionsThe amount of Bitcoin you have is simply an aggregate of all the UTXOs you own as a userWhen you “spend” or “transfer” Bitcoin, you’re actually aggregating many UTXOs as inputs and then generating a new set of outputs where the outputs are owne… … More

  • Ecosystem Support Program: Allocation Update, Q1 2020

    The Ecosystem Support Program is an arm of the Ethereum Foundation dedicated to providing financial and non-financial support to projects working to help Ethereum grow and thrive. We recently published an update detailing how the Ecosystem Support Program spent 2019, and how we allocated financial support throughout the year. Going… … More

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