July 2020

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  • pTokens Launches pNetwork DAO with PNT Staking

    pTokens – a trustless bridge for interoperability – has summoned its DAO to handle all protocol governance using PNT tokens. It’s official! The #pNetwork DAO has launched!
    Join the next-level community of $PNT holders!
    Stake, vote, and earn up to 42% APR in staking rewards https://t.co/PBxZO9Jam4 pic.twitter.com/vk7HDf42Am
    — pTokens (@pTokens_io) July 31, 2020 Built by Provable Things, pNetwork offers a platform to port assets to and from Ethereum using wrappers called… … More

  • This Week in DeFi – July 31st

    To our DeFi Community,
    This week we’re celebrating Ethereum’s 5th Birthday. Five years full of financial innovation and experimentation.
    In five years, Ethereum sparked a new movement. One pioneered by the Bitcoin community. But now we’re here to take the torch and carry it to billions of people who are boxed out of the existing financial system. And bring in the billions of people locked in the current system with no way out.
    In five years, we’ve seen two multi-billion-d… … More

  • Yield Farming Explained With Lego

    Hello Defiers and happy Friday!📺 Heads up that we just uploaded a new video to The Defiant’s YouTube channel! If you read this newsletter, you know we’ve been deep in the weeds of yield farming, with all the latest developments in COMP, BAL, MTA, YFI, YFII… phew! — Well, in this video, Robin Schmidt and I take a step back to explain in simple terms what yield farming is, how it works, and why it matters. Watch the video, and subscribe for more :)Huge thanks to Har… … More

  • Dharma Debuts Uniswap Integration with Free Transactions

    Dharma – a consumer-facing DeFi lending protocol – has unveiled a new Uniswap integration with free transactions for a limited time. 1/ Calling all DeFi traders — Dharma is proud to introduce *the most powerful way to trade assets in DeFi, right from your pocket.* Trade all 2000+ tokens in @UniswapProtocol Pay Zero Gas FeesAnd for a limited time, we’re waiving our trading fee as well! pic.twitter.com/3sklUMTIqJ
    — Dharma (@Dharma_HQ) July 30, 2020 Boasting a mobile-first app… … More

  • Bancor V2 Goes Live – New Liquidity Pools, Interface and more!

    Bancor – a rising liquidity aggregator – has shipped it’s V2 protocol upgrade starting with capped liquidity for select token pairs. #BancorV2 Launcheshttps://t.co/UzU35NZTOg
    — Bancor (@Bancor) July 31, 2020 Boasting a new interface resembling the likes of Uniswap, Balancer, and Kyber, Bancor V2 is underpinned by an innovative new liquidity pool structure said to offer 20x liquidity amplification relative to other AMMs.
    In the spirit of user safety, liquidity pools are … … More

  • Making Maker: July 2020

    In July, MKR holders accepted Decentraland’s MANA as a new collateral asset into the Maker Protocol, and several votes on asset debt ceiling increases were held. Details are in the Governance section below.   As the Maker voting community continues its efforts to bring financial stability and transparency to the world economy, the DeFi and Dai milestone hits just keep on comin’! On July 17, total Dai reached the 200M mark: Daistats.com celebrates the 200M Dai milestone with conf… … More

  • Our Network: Issue #32

    a.image2.image-link.image2-291-1456 { padding-bottom: 19.986263736263737%; padding-bottom: min(19.986263736263737%, 291px); width: 100%; height: 0; } a.image2.image-link.image2-291-1456 img { max-width: 1456px; max-height: 291px; } Click here to join the Our Network community on Telegram.This is issue #32 of Our Network, the on-chain analytics newsletter that reaches more than… … More

  • Executive Vote: Reduce the Base Rate, Whitelist DyDx on the ETHUSD Oracle

    The Governance Facilitators and the Maker Foundation Smart Contracts Team have placed an Executive Vote into the voting system which will enable the community to approve the following alterations to the protocol. Reduce the Base Rate As per the weekly Base Rate poll the Base Rate meta-parameter will be reduced from 0% to -4% if this proposal passes. Stability Fees are calculated from the Base Rate and Risk Premiums using the formula Stability Fee = max(Base Rate + Risk Premium, 0%… … More

  • Friday Open Thread: Price of ETH & BTC by end of year?

    Just for fun we’re doing price predictions today.ETH = $345BTC = $11,235Those are the prices as I write this.So what’s the price of ETH & BTC by the end of year? a.image2.image-link.image2-770-1320 { padding-bottom: 58.333333333333336%; padding-bottom: min(58.333333333333336%, 770px); width: 100%; height: 0; } a.image2.image-link.image2-770-1320 img { max-width: 1320px; max-heigh… … More

  • Our Network: Issue #32 (Part 2)

    Continued from Part 1.Liquidation risks at Maker clearly increased with rising DAI debt exposure. If another Black Thursday even occurs in which ETH drops 50% ($160) and BTC 40% ($6,600), 165m debt would be liquidated or about 50% of DAI supply. This compares to 20% of DAI supply liquidated on Black Thursday and shows that recently increased debt exposure carries lower collateralization of vaults and implies much higher liquidation risks. It is questionable if the system could handle such high d… … More

  • Chicken Tenders… on the Blockchain – The Daily Gwei #41

    a.image2.image-link.image2-645-1456 { padding-bottom: 44.29945054945055%; padding-bottom: min(44.29945054945055%, 645px); width: 100%; height: 0; } a.image2.image-link.image2-645-1456 img { max-width: 1456px; max-height: 645px; } Alright so it seems we’ve already reached the “peak absurdity” part of the DeFi token cycle with the launch of the new ‘Tendi… … More

  • The Monetary System Broken Down In Plain English

    To investors,The dirty secret among the wealthy and elite is that wealth inequality is a feature of the system, rather than a bug. This usually comes as a surprise to those who are either in lower socioeconomic classes or those that have not been educated on the monetary system. Christopher Calicott from Trammell Venture Partners published a paper today… Read more … … More

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