May 15, 2020

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  • This Week in DeFi – May 15th

    To Our DeFi Community,
    Another promising week for DeFi is in the books.
    The week kicked off with ErisX launching the first US-regulated futures on ETH. While ErisX futures contracts aren’t the most widely traded, the key takeaway is that the CFTC will allow Ether-based futures contracts to launch legally in the US.
    Importantly, these are physically-settled futures contracts, meaning that the contracts require the digital delivery of ETH when the contracts expire – rather than the cas… … More

  • Introduction to Ethereum 2.0

    Expected to launch in 2020, Ethereum 2.0 marks a long-anticipated upgrade to the Ethereum public mainnet. Learn what it’s about, and prepare for the next phase of development.Explore our Ethereum 2.0 Knowledge Base for everything Eth2.Ethereum 2.0 (Eth2) is a major upgrade to the current Ethereum public mainnet, designed to accelerate Ethereum’s usage and adoption by improving its performance.The History of Ethereum 2.0Ethereum 2.0 is not a new idea in the Ethereum community. A shift in Ethereum… … More

  • Ethereum & DeFi Go Mainstream with Visa and Reddit Integrations

    In the past week, we’ve seen two major catalysts within the Ethereum ecosystem coming from mainstream companies like Visa and Reddit.
    Reddit Launches Community Points
    First, Reddit launched the initial trials for “community points” – ERC20 tokens used to incentivize and reward contributions within certain subreddits. The Reddit trials are launching with two prominent communities combining for millions of active users – /r/cryptocurrency and /r/FortniteBR. BREAKING:… … More

  • Our Network: Issue #21

    Interested in discussing on-chain analytics? Click here to join the Our Network telegram chat. Welcome to Issue #21 of Our Network, the newsletter about on-chain analytics that reaches almost 2000 crypto investors every week.This week our contributors cover L1 networks, and while we’re on the subject, I wanted to flag a video from a recent panel I moderated at the ReadyLayerOne conference about valuing L1 tokens:Spencer Noon @spencernoonI had a fun time discussing L1 value capture with @to… … More

  • BuiDL Money Legos with Aave: New York Blockchain Week

    Heyo Gitcoiners! With an entire city of hackers, coders and blockchain innovators relocated on our platform, the atmosphere is just buzzing with creative energy. A lot of this energy is being channels towards Aave – the hottest new DeFi project on the block(chain).
    The post BuiDL Money Legos with Aave: New York Blockchain Week appeared first on Gitcoin’s Blog. … More

  • Balancer Announces Governance Tokens BAL for DEX Liquidity Mining

    Balancer – a non-custodial portfolio manager, liquidity provider, and price sensor – has just announced the release of BAL – a native governance token that rewards users for providing liquidity to Balancer Pools. We’re excited to share that starting shortly (days, not weeks), Balancer liquidity providers will get $BAL governance tokens! To learn more:
    — Balancer Labs (@BalancerLabs) May 15, 2020 Just two months after the closing of a $3M seed… … More

  • Anyone Can Create Their Own ETF and Get Paid for It; This Wasn’t Possible Before

    Hello Defiers! This week’s interview is with Fernando Martinelli, co-founder and CEO of Balancer Labs, a second-generation Automated Market Maker. So first let’s briefly talk about AMMs: Bancor and Uniswap popularized the concept of a decentralized exchange, where tokens get deposited in smart contracts, together with a more liquid asset to facilitate t… Read more … … More

  • Executive Vote: Lower the WBTC Stability Fee

    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: Lower the WBTC Stability Fee from 1% to 0% 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. Review These changes were discussed in the Governance call on Thursday, May 14. Ple… … More

  • Our Network: Issue #21 (Part 2)

    Continued from Part 1.🟢 TezosContributor: Alexander Eichhorn, Founder at Blockwatch DataStaking: Tezos’ network wide staking ratio reached a new ATH of 80.11% in mid May while staking yield fell to its all-time-low of 0.94% with an inflation rate sitting at 5% currently. This number reflects the true past inflation, i.e. total amount of coins generated over the past 365 days (39,77M tez) vs. the total supply that existed a year ago. Absolute inflation in Tezos is almost co… … More

  • The Re-imagination Of Our Infrastructure

    To investors,Many people are rightly focused on the health and economic crisis that is underway. These two things are happening simultaneous to a number of important developments in the chip manufacturing world.As a reminder, every electronic device you own has a small wafer of semiconductor material embedded in it that contains integrated circuitry. Th… Read more … … More

  • Friday Open Thread: when did you first buy crypto…what year?

    Something I’ve wanted to ask, what year did you buy your first cryptocurrency?Shout-out your year! Class of 2015…class of 2017…2019?Earlier? Later?Each of us entered at different times….and that’s awesome. Because if you’re reading this you’re still early. You’ve discovered crypto before 99.5% of the population.So claim your year Bankless community!When did you buy your first cryptocurrency? … More

  • Proposing Balancer Liquidity Mining

    TL;DR: Balancer Labs proposes community owned Balancer Protocol Governance Tokens (BAL): liquidity mining schedule, mechanics, and motivation.Since inception, our goal at Balancer Labs has been to decentralize and diversify governance of the Balancer Protocol. We have looked into several approaches and designs, and have landed on an approach we are proud to share: the Balancer Protocol Governance Token (BAL).We believe alignment between token holders and protocol stakeholders is crucial for succ… … More

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