DeFi Saver Newsletter: Issue #40

Welcome to our latest newsletter, covering recent DeFi Saver updates, stats and ecosystem happenings! Newsletter updates Before we get to the latest juicy bits, we first need to get some maintenance done, so let’s just briefly talk about the changes to the newsletter we’ll be applying moving forward. Firstly, there’s the name change. Using the … Read more

DeFi Saver Newsletter: June 2022

Welcome to our latest newsletter, covering recent updates, stats and ecosystem happenings! After the Luna & UST fiasco in May, the crypto markets experienced a continued, macro-influenced downturn even later into June. We also saw the consumer price index hit 1% in May alone, resulting in a 8.6% CPI YoY rise. And with inflation heating … Read more

This Week In DeFi – July 15

To the DeFi community, This week, Multicoin raised $430 million for “Venture Fund III,” the company’s third venture capital fund in the crypto space. The fund will be allocating between $500k and $25 million to early stage projects, with up to $100 million toward more established companies. Multicoin’s focus for the fund is web3 infrastructure, … Read more

This Week In DeFi – July 8

To the DeFi community, This week, Aave Companies has submitted a proposal to the Aave governance forum for the creation of a new stablecoin, called GHO. The GHO stablecoin would be over-collateralized in a similar fashion to Maker’s Dai, with users being able to mint the token against assets they have supplied to the Aave … Read more

This Week In DeFi – July 1

To the DeFi community, This week, crypto exchange FTX is reportedly looking to acquire centralized lending platform BlockFi for a sum between $25 million and $50 million. Sources believe the deal is expected to complete by the end of this week, however BlockFi CEO Zac Prince has denied the $25 million figure and FTX has … Read more

This Week In DeFi – June 24

To the DeFi community, This week decentralized derivatives platform dYdX decided to create its own applicaiton-specific standalone chain, as part of the Cosmos ecosystem. The move will also complete the decentralization of the platform – marking an important milestone for dYdX once the transition is complete. dYdX developers reasoned that no L1 or L2 solution … Read more

DeFi Saver Newsletter: May 2022

After many months of work and significant user anticipation, we delivered on our promise last month and launched DeFi Saver on Ethereum Layer 2 networks Arbitrum and Optimism. Although we launched on L2’s in quite turbulent market conditions, at the end of one of the most intense months since crypto’s inception, we are thrilled that … Read more

This Week In DeFi – June 17

To the DeFi community, This week stablecoin issuer Circle has announced the launch of Euro Coin (EUROC), a new stablecoin pegged to the euro. The new token will be available as of June 30, beginning as an ERC-20 token on the Ethereum network and expected to expand to other blockchains later in the year. 1/ … Read more

This Week In DeFi – June 10

To the DeFi community, This week Ethereum completed its Ropsten testnet merge – a test-run of the network’s most major upgrade to date. The merge will now be monitored for any inconsistencies or bugs, with some developers deploying their dApps on the testnet to assist with the process. Additional merge tests will be run on … Read more

This Week In DeFi – June 3

To the DeFi community, This week Binance’s venture capital arm, Binance Labs, raised $500 million for a new web3 investment fund – its first using outside investment. DST Global Partners and Breyer Capital backed the fund, along with a number of private equity funds, family offices, and corporations. The fund is looking to support projects … Read more