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  • ACO – A Non-Custodial Options Protocol Built for DeFi

    The DeFi ecosystem is growing at a breathtaking pace. Unsurprisingly, staying on top of everything in the space is becoming practically impossible. DeFi is becoming increasingly sophisticated each day as the building blocks or rather money legos fall into place. Most people can tell you the basics of spot and margin trading, but I’ve started to see more and more people admit they know are unfamiliar with options trading. And, that’s okay because as many will tell you being a fan of … … More

  • Synthetix Dissolves Foundation in Favor of Community DAOs

    Synthetix – the leading derivatives exchange – has decommissioned its foundation in favor of a suite of community-operated DAOs. The Synthetix Foundation has been decommisioned. The protocol is now under the control of three distinct DAO’s: the protocolDAO, the grantsDAO, and the synthetixDAO.
    — Synthetix (@synthetix_io) July 28, 2020 While Synthetix has always been a leader of decentralized governance, this transition is about the furthest the proto… … More

  • The Yield Farming Frenzy and its Impact on DeFi

    If you follow DeFi, you’ve probably noticed that the concept of yield farming is everywhere lately. From some of the most original memes in the Ethereum ecosystem to traditional news outlets like Forbes, crop rotation to maximize yield across protocols has become one of the defining activities on DeFi in 2020. So, what is Yield Farming? Yield farming is the act of leveraging different DeFi protocols and products to earn a yield or a return on their assets, in some cases obtaining profits … … More

  • Announcing KERNEL

    KERNEL is an 8-week, invite-only program for top technology talent looking to build (relationships, products, and companies) in blockchain and Web 3. The KERNEL Fellowship will surround fellows with talented peers from around the world 🌍surrounded by leading mentors from the Web 3 community. Our goal is to provide KERNEL Fellows with opportunities to learn, […]
    The post Announcing KERNEL appeared first on Gitcoin’s Blog. … More

  • Build Sustainable DApps with your own X Blaster with Custom Fees

    TLDR: Integrating DEX.AG’s X Blaster with custom fees into your platform provides your users or smart contract with convenient native liquidity while allowing you to build a sustainable business model. Liquidity is vital for the growth of DeFi Users want to experience all DeFi has to offer. But often times to do that you need to swap between tokens or stablecoins. Liquidity is an important resource that enables DeFi’s composability and makes it possible for many DApps to func… … 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

  • See the Bigger Picture with DeFi Pulse Data

    DeFi doesn’t just stand for decentralized finance; DeFi is a community of users, developers, investors, traders, researchers, writers, and so much more. Our collective endeavors are etched into the blockchain; our stories and shared history can be found in our data. Ask anyone who’s familiar with DeFi and they’ll tell you that it’s been exhilarating to be a part of. Week by week, we’ve crossed milestones, set new records, and broken new ground. We set goals and … … More

  • DeFi Dive: Loopring – Ethereum’s zkRollup Exchange Protocol

    In this edition of DeFi Dive, Daniel Wang, founder and CEO of Loopring, discusses how zkRollups can scale high-throughput DeFi applications like while maintaining layer 1 security. How did you get your start in crypto and what inspired you to build your project, product, or service? I learned Bitcoin back in 2013 when I was working for as a senior engineering director. Later I quit and built a centralized exchange in China, which listed BTC, Ripple, and some … … More

  • Futureswap — Decentralized Futures With Up to 20x Leverage

    If you ask me, the most exciting part of decentralized finance is seeing DeFi’s money legos stacking up over time. Futureswap, launching Monday afternoon PST (April 20th, 2020), is a great example of how decentralized finance iterates on past successes to evolve into something even better. Futureswap is like a blend of Uniswap and BitMEX Futureswap is a decentralized automated market maker (AMM) perpetual futures platform where users can trade any ERC20 token with up to 20x leve… … More

  • Top Crypto Twitter Accounts To Follow for DeFi in 2020

    For those actively involved in the wider DeFi landscape, it’s common knowledge that almost all community discourse happens on Twitter.
    With most of the top lists for Crypto Twitter (CT) mentioning figureheads like CZ, Pomp and Vitalik we wanted to shine a spotlight on the people sharing emerging DeFi trends each and every week.
    Please note that there are many other accounts that deserve a spotlight, and that we will likely do a follow up to this list in the latter half of the year.
    Over 10… … More

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