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  • Dharma Votes Against Compound Prop 14

    Title: Set WBTC Collateral Factor to 65%Proposer: Alameda ResearchDharma Vote: No Rationale We believe that wBTC is an important asset in DeFi and that it has a bright future as an asset in Compound. Nevertheless, we have concerns about the market liquidity of this asset, and argue that its Collateral Factor should increase much more gradually than this proposal. Currently, there is a time delay on minting / and redeeming wBTC. This time delay is sufficient such that the relevant marke… … More

  • Major Financial Clearinghouse Is Exploring Ethereum for Digital Asset Management

    The Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation’s new prototype leverages the Ethereum blockchain to streamline capital markets activity.The financial services industry has taken another step forward into blockchain-based digital assets with the Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation’s recent release of their Project Whitney Case Study. The platform, which uses Ethereum as its core technology, embraces a new approach to the representation of value in capital markets and signals an era of in… … More

  • Dharma Submits Compound Prop 12 to Update cDAI Interest Rate Model

    Summary Five days ago, we made an informal proposal on Compound Governance Discussion board to update the cDAI interest rate model. Post here. Over the past five days, our post saw excellent discussion and community validation. And as such, today we submitted a formal proposal to update the cDAI interest rate model on Compound. Proposal Transaction: https://etherscan.io/tx/0xec6cddd238e8ec8b12c44dc2dadcdd315da21586713e34339c1eed4ed2342d90#eventlog Compound Governance Proposal: https… … More

  • A Data Dive Into Blockchain Insurance Platforms

    Codefi Data analyzes the on-chain performance of Opyn, one of the leading Ethereum insurance platforms.Opyn Insurance, which launched in February 2020, is an Ethereum insurance protocol providing protection for DeFi users and ETH speculators. Opyn’s existing products let users buy or sell protection for Compound deposits (USDC and DAI) and hedge against ETH price volatility by either buying or selling ETH protection.Data shows that at least 35 options have been created for the ETH price hedge ma… … More

  • Municipal Finance in the Era of COVID-19

    And how blockchain can help fix funding shortages for states and cities.States and cities in the US are facing an acute shortage of funding for critical infrastructure and services caused by the costs of COVID-19 response, which have only partially been addressed by Federal funding, and a decline in their traditional revenue sources. Now is the time for creative and thoughtful solutions to address revenue shortfalls and plan for the future. We propose micro/mini municipal bonds supported by the … … More

  • 4 Ways Blockchain Technology Simplifies Syndicated Loans

    How blockchain solves for specific challenges in the syndicated loans market.Every year, global capital markets handle billions of dollars in syndicated loans. The large size of these loans requires the involvement of many banks and financial entities, resulting in increased liability and cost from manual stakeholder coordination. Blockchain-enabled digitization and standardization provides solutions unique to the problems faced by the syndicated loans market.Streamlined Issuance, Servicing, and… … More

  • Infographic: Benefits of Blockchain in the Financial Services Industry

    From tokenization to consortium networks, here’s an overview of how blockchain technology is improving operational efficiency and reducing risk in financial services.Over the past few years, blockchain technology has been adopted by an increasing number of major financial institutions seeking to streamline business processes, launch trusted business networks, and create and manage digital assets. Here’s an overview of current pain points and inefficiencies in the financial services industry and … … More

  • What Are the Risks of Central Banks NOT Implementing a Retail CBDC?

    Why the risk of inaction is greater than the risk of innovation for the world’s largest financial institutions.By Monica Singer, South Africa Lead at ConsenSysSeveral recent papers written by central banks and others like the Bank of International Settlement (BIS) state clearly that they fear the effect on commercial banks if they implement a retail Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC). However, CBDC is a relatively risk-free alternative compared to the fragile global financial system we have to… … More

  • Key Considerations for a Successful Enterprise Blockchain Platform

    The benefits of blockchain solutions for business, platform comparisons, and how Ethereum can meet your enterprise needs.Subscribe to the ConsenSys newsletter to get the latest enterprise blockchain news, resources, and products straight to your inbox.Why Does Your Business Need a Blockchain Solution?Blockchain technology has become an essential part of the enterprise software stack for organizations that want to streamline business processes and issue digital assets. Not all organizations need … … 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

  • Bitcoin Historical Volatility — Why the Calculation Method Matters

    Bitcoin Historical Volatility — Why the Calculation Method MattersBy Sacha Ghebali and Olivier MammetIntroductionAll Bitcoin traders and holders are well attuned to frequent, and at times violent, price swings. Let’s say a new buyer experiences a 10% overnight price jump — good news! But the next day, the price falls 16%. This buyer may now be frantically checking their wallet to decide if they should cut losses and revisit their investment strategy. But what if the price had only moved in incre… … More

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