Opium V2: your out-of-the-box derivative protocol

Riccardo Biosas · Follow Feb 10 · 6 min read DeFi and CeFi: a tale of two worlds One of the many lenses through which we can assess the maturity of the current state of DeFi is by ranking the volume of its financial instruments and then compare the findings to their CeFi counterparts. As … Read more

This Week: New Products Prepare for Beta, mStable Collaboration, and More

Also: Do DeFi Differently in any market with Vesper Earn Vesper Finance Jan 28 · 2 min read The “Build Market” Continues Vesper continues to focus on building simple-to-use products that elevate what can be done in DeFi. Here are a few products coming soon to beta. First off, get your DAI ready for two … Read more

Oasis.app Introduces a Redesigned Entry Point To DeFi

As the DeFi ecosystem gets more and more traction, it’s important to recognise that the protocols behind the products are not set up in the most user friendly way. They can contain unfamiliar terminology and be overly complex for what users want to do. Since the start of the Oasis.app, our vision has been to … Read more

This Week: LINK Pools Go Live, VSP Emissions Overhaul VIP Passes, and More

Also: Vesper-on-Avalanche, new Vesper Earn pairs coming soon Vesper Finance Jan 21 · 3 min read LINK Marines: New Ways to Earn with Vesper After a successful beta period, the LINK Vesper Earn pairs are now available on the main Vesper app. With Vesper Earn, users can deposit DAI and earn yield back in LINK … Read more

Formation of the Luna Foundation Guard (LFG)

The first step towards {REDACTED} is complete. We’re pleased to announce the formation of the Luna Foundation Guard (LFG) — a non-profit organization established in the Republic of Singapore dedicated to supporting the advancement of open-source technology, facilitating the growth of the Terra ecosystem, and improving the sustainability and stability of Terra’s algorithmic stablecoins. https://lfg.org/ The Strive … Read more

NEW VIP — VSP Emissions Overhaul

Voting begins Wednesday, Jan. 12 on Vesper’s Snapshot page Vesper Finance Jan 11 · 2 min read Below is an overview of a new Vesper Improvement Proposal (VIP) that proposes restructuring VSP emissions to better-support the platform’s growth and long-term profitability. The 72-hour voting window will open Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2:00 p.m. U.S. Pacific Time … Read more

This Week: Vesper Earn Goes to Beta on Polygon

Also: Vesper featured by CoinMetro, DeFi Pulse, and the IndexCoop’s AMA series Vesper Finance Dec 23 · 3 min read [Ed. note: This will be the last edition of this weekly update for 2021. Crypto never sleeps but, alas, the contributors to this newsletter must. Looking forward to continuing to deliver the latest in Vesper … Read more

Vesper Earn — A Deeper Look

The inaugural Vesper Earn pools are now live! How does this new DeFi primitive work today, and what possibilities could it open up for the future? Vesper Finance Dec 22 · 4 min read Understanding Vesper Earn In a traditional yield aggregator (like Vesper Grow) or yield automator (like Harvest Finance) users deposit assets to … Read more

Introducing Vesper Season Two

Summarizing Vesper’s momentum going into 2022 Jeff Garzik Dec 17 · 5 min read Vesper went to production in February 2021, after several weeks of beta testing, with a unique approach that combined careful auditing and testing practices with an innovative approach to DeFi. Vesper’s on-chain, non-custodial, carefully engineered approach and revenue system has been … Read more