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

Alpha Finance Integrates Decentralized Price Oracles From Band Protocol Through Alpha Oracle…

Alpha Finance Integrates Decentralized Price Oracles From Band Protocol Through Alpha Oracle Aggregator Alpha Finance, a leading decentralized finance lab, has integrated Band Protocol oracles to secure their flagship leverage yield farming product Alpha Homora which has a combined total value locked over 1.49B+ on both Ethereum and Binance Smart Chain. The integration through the … Read more

Optimism

The winning scalability stack for ethereum Pedro Febrero (@febrocas) May 5 · 8 min read Abstract Optimism is developing the Layer 2 (L2) for ethereum, which we believe will become the most widely adopted by the protocol’s users. Optimism resembles plasma but trades off some scalability to enable running fully general (e.g. Solidity) smart contracts … Read more

BandChain GuanYu Testnet #4: Laozi Testnet #1 Launch & How to Join as a Validator

Road to Phase 2: Guanyu Testnet #4, Validator Setup and Migration Timeline Since our successful mainnet upgrade of the GuanYu version, our community has grown in both validators and developers alongside an exponential increase in the number of oracle requests signifying a rapid increase in adoption. Our next step in the Band Protocol journey is … Read more

New liquidity mining program with StakeWise

The program will run as of April 27, focusing on selected 1inch pools. 1inch’s liquidity programs have been extremely popular with users, and we are happy to announce the 1inch Foundation’s decision to launch a new one in collaboration with StakeWise. The liquidity mining program with StakeWise kicks off on April 27 (1 pm UTC) and … Read more

New liquidity mining program with StakeWise

The program will run as of April 27, focusing on selected 1inch pools. 1inch’s liquidity programs have been extremely popular with users, and we are happy to announce the 1inch Foundation’s decision to launch a new one in collaboration with StakeWise. The liquidity mining program with StakeWise kicks off on April 27 (1 pm UTC) and … Read more

Graviton Partners With Band Protocol For Secure Inter-Chain and Price Oracles

Graviton, a universal cross-chain liquidity protocol for wrapped assets, has partnered with Band Protocol to integrate decentralized oracles to provide real-time cross-chain event updates and price feeds. This will secure Graviton’s novel DAO-inspired concept for treasury farming, liquidity provisioning, and mirrored accounts which unlock interactions with multiple blockchain networks. Band Protocol also joins as a … Read more