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  • Who Uses the Maker Protocol and Dai, and Why?

    Dai and the Maker Protocol stand at the forefront of the decentralized finance (DeFi) movement—a direct result of the many advantages that crypto and blockchain technologies bring to the financial services sector. The Protocol provides a robust set of financial tools, while Dai, the most popular decentralized stablecoin, unlocks the value inherent in those tools. Together, the Protocol and Dai fuel a large and growing ecosystem of DeFi projects that benefits users in numerous ways. The At… … More

  • The Top 10 Crypto and DeFi Influencers on Twitter

    Cryptocurrency technology has captured the attention of people worldwide, and Twitter has become a place where many respected crypto enthusiasts and experts gather. The most popular share their thoughts about the current and future state of crypto and decentralized finance (DeFi).  The top 10 crypto and DeFi influencers on Twitter chosen for this list,* which is presented in no particular order, don’t all have a lot of followers or deep industry clout. But each provides insightful conte… … 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

  • Welcome to the Evolution: How DeFi is Augmenting the Global Financial System

    There’s no question that blockchain technology is revolutionary. When Satoshi Nakamoto introduced the world to Bitcoin and the blockchain technology behind it in 2008, he announced a radical, decentralized financial (DeFi) system—one that for the first time enabled users to make peer-to-peer transactions online and without a third-party intermediary. But while Bitcoin and blockchain tech have proven disruptive, they have not replaced the current centralized financial (CeFi) system. Instead, cry… … More

  • You’ve Learned How to Open a Maker Vault––Now What?

    The Maker Foundation’s latest video, How to Open a Maker Vault, demonstrates how easy it is to generate the Dai stablecoin. Anyone can open a Vault to generate Dai by locking accepted collateral (currently ETH, BAT, wBTC, USDC-A, USDC-B, or TUSD) into it, and making sure that the ratio of collateral value to the total Dai generated is the required minimum. If that ratio is breached at any time, the Vault will be automatically liquidated. To reclaim the collateral before a liquidation occurs, a … … More

  • Decentralized Finance (DeFi) Trends

    Decentralized Finance (DeFi) has become an exciting, highly valued movement in the blockchain space, with impressive innovation and growing traction over the last two years. In February, the Total Value Locked (TVL) in DeFi projects passed $1 billion for the first time. The value pulled back the following month, but DeFi TVL is now again flirting with that milestone. While $1B is a relatively modest amount by conventional financial sector standards, decentralized technologies clearly have the p… … More

  • Kaiko Launches Historical Tick-by-Tick Order Book Data

    The most granular order book data in the industry is now available for top exchangesTo read a more technically detailed version of this announcement, click here.Today, the Kaiko team is proud to announce the launch of historical tick-by-tick order books, the most granular cryptocurrency data type in the industry. This data will initially be available for Coinbase, Bitstamp, and Bitfinex, providing the unmatched ability to replicate historical market states at tick-level precision.This data type … … More

  • Tick-Level Order Books: Technical Product Overview

    This article provides a technical overview of Kaiko’s recently launched tick-by-tick historical order book product.Contents:L1 vs. L2 vs. L3 Order Book DataL3 Data in Cryptocurrency MarketsOrder Book Snapshots vs. Tick-Level Order BooksKaiko’s Tick-level Order Book DataUse CasesRequest Data SampleL1 vs. L2 vs. L3 Order Book DataFinancial market order book data can be divided into three categories: Level 1, Level 2, and Level 3. In cryptocurrency markets, these categories are often blurred and di… … More

  • Introducing: Research Factsheet V2

    Market Depth, Historical Volatility, Historical Correlations, Exchange Volumes, and MoreOur Interactive Factsheet provides data and charts for dozens of additional currency pairs.We are pleased to introduce the second version of our weekly Research Factsheet. Factsheet V2 places an increased emphasis on exchange/pair market data, historical time series, order book visualizations, and interactive data. Our Factsheet is a continual work in progress and we greatly appreciated the feedback we receiv… … More

  • How Dai Became A Favorite Crypto in Latin America

    Latin Americans grasped the significance of cryptocurrency at an early stage. Faced with struggling economies, hyperinflation, and capital controls, many people throughout Central and South America started turning to Bitcoin as economic conditions worsened in 2015. Its limited supply and censorship-resistance made Bitcoin very attractive; however, its volatility prevented it from becoming a reliable day-to-day store of value.  For Latin Americans, the true safe-haven currency is the US … … More

  • Shake Off Your Fear of Cryptocurrency

    Cryptocurrency can be difficult to understand. Industry jargon can be confusing, the fine points of blockchain and distributed ledger technology can overwhelm new users, and white papers describing the various layers of protocols and smart contracts are often extremely complex. Moreover, that complexity and the anxiety it spurs can breed misinformation, which can cause fear of cryptocurrency.  The good news, though, is that concerns dissipate when people realize that crypto offers financial … … More

  • How Dai Helps Meet the Needs of the Unbanked in America and Beyond

    Banks are arguably safe places to store wealth, gain access to loans and online payment services, earn interest on savings, and more. But not everyone can enjoy those amenities. Many people in the world, for any number of reasons, do not have access to the beneficial financial services they need to prosper personally or in business. MakerDAO is helping to change that via its decentralized stablecoin Dai, the world’s first unbiased currency. Generated through the Maker Protocol, which is built o… … More

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