This Week In DeFi – May 20

To the DeFi community, This week the Terra community is currently voting for or against a fork of the network, with a potential new chain that removes the UST stablecoin from the equation. Although the current governance voting is skewed highly in favor of the fork, a large proportion of the community appears to be … Read more

This Week In DeFi – May 13

To the DeFi community, This week, TerraUSD took center stage for unfortunate reasons, as the third-largest stablecoin lost its peg – sending Terra’s native LUNA token into a “death spiral”. Kick-started by an apparent attack on the system, a significant de-pegging of UST to the dollar resulted in a rush to the exits by token … Read more

This Week in DeFi – May 6

To the DeFi community, This week Tron’s new algorithmic stablecoin USDD has gone live, with promises of a 30% annual yield. Following in the footsteps of the Terra USD’s Luna Foundation Guard, Tron DAO is seeking to accumulate $10 billion in reserves for the stablecoin to stabilize its price. If successful, USDD may suck some … Read more

This Week in DeFi – April 29

To the DeFi community, This week Optimism $OP token rumors come true, as the Ethereum Layer-2 scaling solution announces new plans for its governance structure and token distribution. The “Optimism Collective” will be governed by two houses; The Citizen’s House will govern public goods funding, while the Token House will govern protocol upgrades and project … Read more

This Week in DeFi – April 22

To the DeFi community, This week Tron crashed the algorithmic stablecoin party, announcing that it will launch its very own USDD stablecoin May 5th. The coin will be supported with TRX and $10 billion worth of crypto reserves – as well as offering 30% interest rate. This may be one to watch, as it attracts … Read more

This Week in DeFi – April 15

To the DeFi community, This week Uniswap Labs has announced a venture unit, which will invest in promising web3 projects. Uniswap Labs also plans to actively participate in the governance of the projects it invests in. Unrelated to the venture unit, Uniswap has also released a widget this week to enable users to more easily … Read more

This Week in DeFi – April 8

To the DeFi community, This week Terra founder Do Kwon has declared war against prominent Dai stablecoin (DAI), via the launch of “4pool” – a stablecoin liquidity pool on Curve with an emphasis on UST and FRAX. The pool is attempting to attract liquidity from “3pool”, a similar pool containing DAI, by using large quantities … Read more

This Week in DeFi – April 1

To the DeFi community, This week the Fantom Foundation has announced a brand new incentive program, this time allocating 335 million FTM tokens – worth almost $550M – to boost development on the network. The foundation is working in partnership with Gitcoin, using the organization’s Quadratic Funding system to match contributions for participating projects. Launching … Read more

dYdX Unlocks Governance Token

DeFi derivatives platform dYdX is unlocking allocations on its DYDX governance token for users today, allowing those who received the initial airdrop to withdraw and trade their allotted tokens. The Initial Transfer Restriction period for $DYDX will be lifted tomorrow on Sep. 8, 2021 at ~15:00 UTC 🎉👀. All earned rewards can be claimed and … Read more

Uniswap Restricts Access To Synthetic Assets In DApp UI

The Uniswap team has restricted access to several dozen tokens from their user interface, leaving users questioning the role of decentralized governance in the move. As of today, we have started restricting access to a small number of tokens at https://t.co/liqYXtQoM2 These changes pertain to the interface at https://t.co/liqYXtQoM2 — the Protocol remains entirely autonomous, … Read more