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  • This Week in DeFi – July 3rd

    To Our DeFi Community,
    The pace of innovation in DeFi never ceases to amaze.
    Whether it’s new products, new upgrades, new tokens, or new investment rounds closing, we’re genuinely having trouble keeping it up with it all. To give you an idea, here’s what we saw this week alone as DeFi closed out Q2: Kyber’s Katalyst upgrade launch date set for July 7th
    0x launches it consumer-friendly DEX, Matcha
    Synthetix releasing Binary Options
    Nexus Mutual releasing pooled staking
    Th… … More

  • Dai Breaks Peg Amidst COMP Yield Farming cDAI Update

    Dai – DeFi’s defacto decentralized stablecoin – is facing a major hurdle as Compound adjusts it’s COMP token distribution to favor new assets earning the most COMP/day. Liquidity mining incentives are powerful.
    So powerful that they can cause exogenous shocks to other protocols.
    Is @MakerDAO up next? Props to @cyounessi1 for being ahead of the curve here.https://t.co/nLl4KsdYzE
    — Will Price (@will__price) June 29, 2020 With the passing of Proposal 11, COMP is now… … More

  • Nexus Mutual Launches Pooled Staking for NXM Risk Assessment

    Nexus Mutual – the discretionary mutual offering smart contract covers – has released a new staking system for risk assessment. Pooled staking is here! Our new system was built to encourage more staking, give better rewards to stakers, decrease the knowledge barrier and just make it a bit easier for our members to get involved.
    — Nexus Mutual (@NexusMutual) July 2, 2020 For those unfamiliar with Nexus Mutual, the project allows users to purchase smart contract covers to pro… … More

  • Curve Releases Blueprint for CurveDAO and CRV Governance Token

    Curve – a leading liquidity aggregator – has just released the first iteration of their framework for their upcoming governance token – CRV. 6 months later. Here you are guys! Technical implementation of $CRV & #CurveDAO from @CurveFinance. Going live when audit is done
    DAO based on @AragonProjectTime-weighted voting+boostinflation: √2/ yearLiquidity gauges for LP, insurance etchttps://t.co/SFSDpJuJ8D pic.twitter.com/AMD0p6jx9r
    — Julien Bouteloup (@bneiluj) June 30, … … More

  • This Week in DeFi – June 26th

    To Our DeFi Community,
    The liquidity wars have begun. With virtually every DeFi protocol now launching or exploring yield farming incentives, we’re beginning to see a fight for liquidity on Ethereum.
    And it’s just beginning. While Compound and Balancer have been prime examples of successful launches for yield farming- where their native governance tokens soared in value alongside hundreds of millions in new liquidity – there are dozens of other protocols jumping into the queue … … 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

  • mStable Unveils MTA Yield Farming for mUSD Balancer Liquidity

    mStable – a rising stablecoin aggregator – has unveiled their plans for their MTA governance token distribution starting with mUSD liquidity incentives. 1/ Today we are excited to detail mStable’s protocol token Meta ($MTA), along with our ecosystem reward program — which begins today on @BalancerLabs
    Get started: https://t.co/Z4nJlBYYiC
    Learn more: https://t.co/rCM2YKQFjT
    — mStable (@mstable_) June 26, 2020 With a focus on making stablecoins easy, safe and profitable, mStab… … More

  • Balancer Responds to FTX Capital Influx for BAL Yield Farming

    Yesterday afternoon, the rising automated asset management platform Balancer faced its first growing pain as a leading centralized exchange FTX looked to take advantage of a BAL yield farming loophole. [email protected]_Official is currently gaming $BAL distribution (on pace to receive >50% of this week’s distribution).
    Balancer uses @coingecko price feed to calculate liquidity in pools. Big players can create assets & price them as they wish to inflate numbers.https://t.co/zIESmky3NO pic.twitte… … More

  • Kyber Announces Community Pool for KNC Delegation Ahead of Katalyst

    Kyber Network – a leading DEX liquidity provider  – has unveiled a delegated governance framework to optimize KNC voter participation for their upcoming Katalyst upgrade. Happy to finally unveil the Kyber Community Pool (KCP) – a “community first” staking pool!
    KCP will be one of many governance pools that users can delegate their KNC to once @KyberNetwork’s highly anticipated Katalyst upgrade is live!https://t.co/KXyAglEOjJ
    — Kyber Community Pool (@KyberCP… … 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

  • Ampleforth Launches Geyser AMPL Incentives for Uniswap Liquidity

    Ampleforth – a rising automated stablecoin rebalancing protocol – has just launched AMPL liquidity incentives using Uniswap. The #AMPLGeyser is LIVE! #AMPL Geyser is @AmpleforthOrg’s Liquidity Rewards Program for participants in the @UniswapProtocol$ETH / $AMPL V2 Pool
    Find it here: https://t.co/MVu0TuZi9o
    Audited by @certik_io
    We’ve sponsored insurance coverage for all users from @NexusMutual
    — Ampleforth #AMPL (@AmpleforthOrg) June 23, 2020 Ampleforth is the creator of… … More

  • Ampleforth Launches Geyser Yield Farming for AMPL Uniswap Liquidity

    Ampleforth – a rising automated stablecoin rebalancing protocol – has just launched AMPL liquidity incentives using Uniswap. The #AMPLGeyser is LIVE! #AMPL Geyser is @AmpleforthOrg’s Liquidity Rewards Program for participants in the @UniswapProtocol$ETH / $AMPL V2 Pool
    Find it here: https://t.co/MVu0TuZi9o
    Audited by @certik_io
    We’ve sponsored insurance coverage for all users from @NexusMutual
    — Ampleforth #AMPL (@AmpleforthOrg) June 23, 2020 Ampleforth is the creator of… … More

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