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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

  • Synthetix-based dHedge Launches Non-custodial Asset Management

    dHedge – a Synthetix-based asset management protocol – is coming out of stealth mode with the launch of a two-week trading competition on Ethereum’s Ropsten testnet. 1/ dHedge is bringing non-custodial mimetic trading to Ethereum. After many months of hard work, dHedge is now coming out of stealth mode. Today we announce a testnet trading competition with DHT + SNX prizes.
    — dHedge (@dHedgeOrg) July 20, 2020 dHedge is a new asset management protoc… … More

  • Binance Lists Synthetix SNX: DeFi Tokens Enter CeFi

    Binance – the leading cryptocurrency exchange – has listed Synthetix‘s native token SNX. SNX has been listed on @binance! It will go live for trading just under two hours from now, but deposits have been enabled already. It will trade against BTC, BNB, BUSD, and USDT.
    — Synthetix (@synthetix_io) July 9, 2020 This listing makes a major turn for DeFi tokens, many of which operated primarily on DEXs like Uniswap or obscure secondary exchanges like … … More

  • Kaiko Launches Cryptocurrency Derivatives Data

    Live derivatives data for options, futures, and perpetual futures now availableThe Kaiko team is pleased to announce the launch of our derivatives data product. With the growth of derivatives markets over the past year, we made the strategic decision to build out our derivatives data coverage to complement our existing market data offering, providing traders and researchers a more complete suite of data products.Now available through our API are measures such as implied volatility, open interest… … More

  • Introducing xToken: Simplified DeFi Token Staking & Governance

    When it comes to keeping up with DeFi’s ever-evolving token landscape, passive investors can get lost in the thick of new upgrades, governance polls, and incentive changes. A new project called xToken looks to solve this. Excited to introduce @xtokenmarket – a platform for simple, efficient – and liquid! – ERC20 staking strategies.
    We’ll be going live with xKNC next week in partnership with @KyberNetwork And xSNX is set for deployment in the coming weeks @synthetix_… … More

  • SNX Surges as Synthetix Debuts Binary Options with Acrux Upgrade

    Synthetix – the sector leading derivatives protocol – has officially released native binary options as part of the Acrux upgrade. We’re excited to announce that the Acrux release is now complete and binary options are now live at! 1/3
    — Synthetix (@synthetix_io) June 30, 2020 Last week, we recapped the latest Synthetix community call in which prominent community members expressed very optimistic opinions about the future… … More

  • Price Discovery in the Bitcoin Spot & Derivatives Markets

    by Luisa Eguren, Bryan Fondufe, Caleb Hogan and Claire MatthewsIntroductionAs four first year MBA students at the MIT Sloan School of Management, we worked with the Fidelity Center for Applied Technology to determine the nexus of price discovery between the bitcoin spot and derivatives markets as part of Blockchain Lab, an action-learning lab offered by MIT. To answer this question, we performed field research with individuals both in traditional financial markets and in crypto markets, as well … … More

  • UMA Launches New Synthetic for Shorting COMP

    UMA – a decentralized protocol establishing a generalized framework for creating synthetic assets – launched yCOMP to provide DeFi users with the ability to short COMP, Compound‘s native governance token. 1/ Synthetic $COMP (yCOMP) is live on mainnet. It is now possible to permissionlessly short $COMP.
    — UMA (@UMAprotocol) June 26, 2020 With Compound surging to over a $2B valuation within weeks of launch, the introduction of a token allowing users to gain “short… … More

  • Synthetix Governance Call Recap: SNX Surges Ahead of Acrux

    Synthetix‘s recent governance call sparked a wave of new interest in the leading derivatives protocol. Coming out of the call, many prominent DeFi Twitter personalities highlighted their bullish outlook on the future of Synthetix given the numerous upcoming launches that will drastically expand the protocol’s product offerings. I haven’t been as active and involved in the @synthetix_io community recently but the latest governance call completely reignites my bullishness again.
    T… … More

  • Opyn Closes $2.16M Seed Round for DeFi Options Protocol & Opyn V2

    Opyn – a rising options protocol – has just closed a $2.16M seed round lead by Dragonfly Capital. Today, we at @dragonfly_cap are excited to announce our investment in @opyn_’s seed round! So thrilled to be able to work with @AlexisGauba @aparnalocked and @snarkyzk
    — Tom Schmidt (@tomhschmidt) June 22, 2020 For those unfamiliar, Opyn has been making strong headway with their ETH options, giving users the ability to buy or sell puts and calls on di… … More

  • dYdX Adds USDT Support Using Curve for Bitcoin Perpetual Futures

    dYdX – an industry-leading derivatives DEX – has added support for USDT in their highly acclaimed permissionless Bitcoin Perpetual Futures. 1/ NEW: USDT deposits & withdrawals are now live on the dYdX BTC Perpetual.
    Effective today, we are also renaming the Perpetual Market to BTC-USD.
    Under the hood, USDC will continue to be held as the margin/settlement asset for the BTC Perpetual.
    — dYdX (@dydxprotocol) June 17, 2020 Fo… … More

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