Promise and Problems of the DeFi Oracle — When Data Fails

Decentralized Finance (DeFi) has had a meteoric rise over the last year. This spectrum of protocols and projects all hinges on the ability of code to replace trust. However, what happens when the data fails? Sponsored Sponsored In the world of traditional finance, we typically rely on the banking system as an intermediary to execute … Read more

Improvements proposed to the 1inch governance model

The introduction of the Treasury aims to facilitate the most efficient use of the revenue stream to ensure the project’s sustainable development. Based on suggestions made by the 1inch community over the last few months, a proposal has been made to improve the 1inch governance system. The 1inch Network’s governance system has existed since December … Read more

Regulatory Progress Is A Sign Of Crypto Market Maturity

Over the course of just a couple of years, decentralized finance leapfrogged the products and regulatory frameworks that took decades to put in place.  Sponsored Sponsored The fact that users can interact with financial products on the smart contract level, and essentially build programmable money as opposed to products, is empowering and disruptive.  Not unlike … Read more

Ownerless Ownership, Trustless Trust — DAOs, the Future of Governance

Take a minute to visualize this: You want to start a crowdfunding platform with a group of like-minded netizens that allows members to raise funds and vote on the businesses worth supporting. Sponsored Sponsored However, you’re also concerned that these are anonymous individuals. That they may or may not be bad actors looking to use … Read more

RenVM Greycore on Testnet

Loong Sep 13 · 2 min read The Ren core development team is thrilled to announce the migration of RenVM Testnet to support the Greycore! It’s been a long time coming and we are excited to bring this crucial step in Ren’s long-term vision to fruition. Learn more about the Greycore, the Testnet process, and … Read more

Introducing 1inch grant recipients: DeNet

The project has collected a 100k 1INCH grant from the 1inch Foundation to build a decentralized storage protocol. The first grant of 100k 1INCH tokens under the recently introduced 1inch Grant Program went to the DeNet team for the development of a decentralized storage protocol. From this post, you’ll learn more about that project and … Read more

The Travel Rule Vs. Decentralization: A Moral Paradox?

As the decentralized economy continues to grow, the question of “how much centralization is too much?” continues to persist. Sponsored Sponsored Some argue that decentralization is a conduit for nefarious activity. Others argue that the traditional financial system brings just as many problems, if not more. This piece explores the moral quandary that accompanies wholesale … Read more

Beam 6.0 Hardfork Aims to Bring Better Privacy to DeFi

The confidential cryptocurrency platform Beam is getting close to its next hardfork. This update aims to create a baseline for confidential DeFi opportunities.  “With the Hardfork, Beam sets the stage to fix the fundamental void in DeFi… Privacy,” explains Beam in its news update.  DeFi is the response to centralized financial institutions. It provides private … Read more

BandChain Phase 2 (Laozi) — What’s New in Tech and Use-Cases

BandChain Phase 2 (Laozi) — What’s New in Tech and Use-Cases After successfully migrating to Laozi testnet #1 with our validator community and re-visiting how our Band Standard Dataset has rapidly grown, it is time for us to look more into what is ahead for BandChain Phase 2: Laozi and what significant developments this journey will bring … Read more

Band Standard Dataset — Four Months in Review

Band Standard Dataset — Four Months in Review Since releasing the Band Standard Dataset over four months ago, it has grown into the largest collection of frequently updating reference price feeds for all existing DeFi and emerging smart contract verticals including money markets, derivatives prediction markets, insurance and more. With the ever-expanding support for new price feeds covering … Read more