June 9, 2020

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  • Token Tuesdays Portfolio Performance [Full Article]

    For anyone who stuck around through Crypto Winter, we’re here to tell you there’s hope!On the other side of a multi-year bear market are a handful of projects who found their footing in the ever-changing crypto landscape.Whether it’s projects like Kyber who revitalized their token through an improved token economy or new projects like UMA fresh out the … Read more … … More

  • Token Tuesdays Portfolio Performance

    For anyone who stuck around through Crypto Winter, we’re here to tell you there’s hope!On the other side of a multi-year bear market are a handful of projects who found their footing in the ever-changing crypto landscape.Whether it’s projects like Kyber who revitalized their token through an improved token economy or new projects like UMA fresh out the gate with key learnings from the past year, we try to keep our readers informed on projects worth having an eye on.In this arti… … More

  • Bitcoin Optech Newsletter #101

    This week’s newsletter links to a blog post and paper about using
    eclipse attacks against Bitcoin software in order to steal from LN
    channels and describes the history and impact of a fee overpayment
    attack that affects hardware wallets. Also included are our regular
    sections with the summary of a Bitcoin Core PR Review Club meeting,
    descriptions of recent software releases, and summaries of recent
    changes to popular Bitcoin infrastructure projects. Action items ● Check hardware wallet com… … More

  • How to Giveaway Tokens ft. $BAL and $COMP

    New Tokens On The Block a.image2.image-link.image2-480-960 { padding-bottom: 50%; padding-bottom: min(50%, 480px); width: 100%; height: 0; } a.image2.image-link.image2-480-960 img { max-width: 960px; max-height: 480px; } For those of you that aren’t in the know, $COMP = Compound’s new governance token and $BAL = Balancer Labs’ governance token. Both tokens don’t entitle holders… … More

  • Legions a Tool for Seekers

    Legions is a handy toolkit for (security) researchers poking around EVM (Ethereum Virtual Machine) nodes and smart contracts, now with a slick command-line interface, with auto complete commands and history. … More

  • How to make money playing fantasy football on Ethereum

    Level up your open finance game three times a week. Subscribe to the Bankless program below.Subscribe nowDear Crypto Natives,Most people aren’t like us. They don’t want to think deeply about the nature of money. They don’t want to think about finance at all. Crypto will pull them in anyway. One niche at a time.Take this one: did you know the sports card market is $5.4 billion in the U.S. alone?Billions of dollars spent on physical sports cards. All limited by analog t… … More

  • Opium Exchange Launches Pre-market Options for Governance Tokens

    In the past few months, we’ve seen a new wave of token models emerge surrounding DeFi governance.
    In case you’re unfamiliar, the Simple Agreement for Future Governance (SAFG) is a simple, yet elegant token model that allows protocol teams in virtually any jurisdiction to distribute tokens to their users. These tokens are generally non-transferable and have no economic rights, solely representing voting power in future protocol changes.
    While these tokens don’t seem attractive o… … More

  • How Dai-enabled Debit Cards Are Driving Maker Protocol Adoption

    Crypto debit cards connect blockchain tech and digital assets to traditional payments systems simply by tapping into the existing Visa and Mastercard infrastructure. By integrating Dai into widely used debit cards, users can hold Dai, earn savings via the Dai Savings Rate (DSR), retain the flexibility of transferring and trading Dai frictionlessly, and, of course, use Dai to make real-world payments. And that’s just the beginning. Integration of Dai into these cards means integration of the Mak… … More

  • The Graph Shares Partnership with ChainLink for DeFi Queries

    For all the DeFi projects we cover here on DeFi Rate, there are a select few unsung heroes playing a vital role in aggregation and proliferation of on-chain data that makes the ecosystem so unique. Yesterday, two of those projects – The Graph and Chainlink – have partnered up to take DeFi queries to the next level. We’re excited to announce an integration with @chainlink allowing all indexed data from subgraphs to be potential data sources for Chainlink oracles.
    The Graph + Chai… … More

  • Ethereum Addresses Cross 100M. That’s ~10x More Than Internet Users in 1995

    Hello Defiers! Here’s what’s going on in DeFi:Ethereum addresses cross 100MWhale causing Dai rollercoaster in lending protocolsOpium launches options market for unlisted governance tokens Loopring’s payments solutionand more..🎙Listen to this week’s podcast episode here: a.image2.image-link.image2-174-821 { padding-bottom: 21.193666260657736%; padding-bottom: min(21.193666260657736%, 174px); width: 100%; hei… … More

  • What Is Retail Central Bank Digital Currency?

    Key principles of retail CBDC and the state of central bank blockchain adoption around the world.By Matthieu Saint Olive, ConsenSysIf you’re following innovations in finance and cryptocurrency, you might have heard an inordinate amount of buzz around the concept of Central Bank Digital Currencies (CBDC). But it’s sometimes quite difficult to understand which central banks are furthest along in creating a CBDC and what the key design principles they are considering. The objective of this post is … … More

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