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What is DeFi?
Decentralized Finance, DeFi as a concept is to be able to offer almost all the financial services available with legacy and centralized institutions, typically banks, but on the blockchain. Whatever traditional services financial institutions provide can be expected to be offered through DeFi. In short, Defi is blockchain-based financial services that traditional financial services map into, creating new services or derivatives stemming from blockchain's unique features. Although we have had concepts like distributed computing and decentralized computing for decades, DeFi is in fact a new concept and an expansion of the application scope of blockchain as infrastructure.

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Blockchain.News Presents: State of DeFi Survey
Blockchain.News State of DeFi Survey

Decentralized Finance (DeFi)
DeFi stands for decentralized finance, which owns the blockchain advantages, thus removes trusted third parties and more. DeFi will have profound impact to traditional financial industries.

Has the DeFi Bubble Burst? Top DeFi Tokens Crash by 50%
The decentralized finance (DeFi) industry appears to be crashing, with DeFi tokens plummeting and dropping by 50% and more over the past seven days.

What is DeFi: The Ultimate Guide to Decentralized Finance Technology
The concept of decentralized finance (DeFi) has become so potent that it is difficult to separate the prospect of blockchain and crypto from the success or failure of DeFi as the ideal alternative to traditional financial systems. Owing to the importance of innovations classified as DeFi to the crypto economy, here are four fundamentals of DeFi.

DeFi was the Main Trigger of Bitcoin Flowing to Ethereum, ETH Price to Surge Even Higher
Currently, the DeFi sector’s total value locked (TVL) has surged above $16 billion, setting a new high for the ecosystem, according to DeFi Pulse.

Tether CTO: Moving DeFi forward in Asia
Paolo Ardoino, CTO of Tether gives his take on the Decentralized Finance DEFI Ecosystem in Asia standing on the cusp of a global digital banking revolution.

Tried and Failed: Maker Foundation's Attempt to Patent "DeFi"
Set out to rid the decentralized finance space, free from scammers, DeFi creators tried to patent the term ‘DeFi’. However, this was short-lived as the United States Patent and Trademark Office rejected the registered application last January.

3 Platforms Making DeFi More Inclusive
Decentralized finance (DeFi) is taking the world by storm. Owners of cryptocurrencies can unlock an alternative financial system that offers better rewards than traditional bank accounts and carries more risk. Several trends in the DeFi space are emerging lately, as are the new protocols trying to capitalize on this momentum.

Why Uniswap is the DeFi Catalyst for Many Projects
If there is one thing that has been made perfectly apparent in the last year, it’s that there is incredible demand for decentralized finance (DeFi) solutions. 

Tezos Integrates Harbinger Price Oracle As Network Prepares For DeFi
Tezos is taking another step towards decentralized finance (DeFi) with a delegated price feed oracle called Harbinger.

Coinbase Lists DeFi Tokens AAVE, BNT, and SNX as Warning of US Crypto Wallet Regulation Looms
2020 has been all about the DeFi boom. Many crypto exchanges have welcomed the DeFi craze with open arms, notably Coinbase, with the addition of new coins.

Ethereum and DeFi Tokens Plummet Amid High Selling Pressure
Popular DeFi tokens, including Yearn.finance (YFI), and Uniswap (UNI) have also witnessed strong corrections in the past few days.

US SEC Boss Gary Gensler Calls to Regulate DeFi Projects
The US Securities and Exchange Commission Chairman Gary Gensler is pushing to regulate the decentralized finance (DeFi) landscape. He recently said that DeFi is adequately organized and therefore needs regulatory compliance.

Singapore Regulator MAS is Exploring Use of Cases in Digital Assets
The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) has launched Project Guardian, a sandbox initiative that is set to explore a number of defined use cases with respect to asset tokenization on the blockchain.

Thailand's SEC Eyes on Decentralized Finance
Thai financial authority turn their eyes to decentralized finance regulation by requesting future DeFi-related activities to get appropriate licenses.

The US SEC Charges DeFi Money Market and Founders with Fraudulent $30 Million Offerings
The US Securities and Exchange Commission has issued its first case involving the decentralized finance market by charging the founders of DeFi Money market for raising $30 million through fraudulent offerings.

New US CFTC Regulatory Framework to Have a Major Impact on Digital Assets
The new regulation by the CFTC is designed to benefit digital currencies in the era of the growing involvement of cryptocurrencies in the derivative market

FBI Warns Crypto Ecosystem Investors of DeFi Scams
The United States Federal Bureau of Investigation has issued a public warning to investors, especially those fond of the crypto ecosystem to be aware of scams specifically targeting the Decentralized Finance ecosystem

DeFi Exchange Developer Uniswap Labs Under Investigations by The US SEC
The US SEC is investigating the world’s largest decentralized finance exchange, Uniswap. The move is part of the regulator’s wider efforts to monitor and regulate DeFi projects.

Crypto Mom Flags New Proposal From SEC as Harmful for the DeFi Ecosystem
Hester Peirce, popularly known in the digital currency ecosystem as “Crypto Mom” has issued a note of warning that a new proposal from the commission can significantly hurt the Decentralized Finance (DeFi) ecosystem.

Peertec Joins Hands with Penta Security for Blockchain-Enabled Infrastructural Security
Peertec, a leading blockchain-focused fintech firm, has revealed its strategic collaboration with Penta Security, a highly valued web and data security company. The partnership is expected to boost Peertec’s infrastructure security using blockchain technology. The safety of its GDAC cryptocurrency exchange and services is also expected to be strengthened.

Chainlink DeFi Token Soars; DeFi Booms, But Poll Indicates Many Still Don’t Understand It
As of now, the decentralized finance (DeFi) industry is valued at $6 billion in value.

DeFi Liquidity Project Paradigm Labs Shuts Down, Unable to Find Niche in DEX Ecosystem
The ambitious DeFi liquidity project, Paradigm labs are shutting down its operations citing an inability to build a resilient business within the DEX ecosystem.

DeFi - Find Out What's Happening in Macau on This Exciting Topic
DeFi is explored in Macau by some of the leading names in this space. The FinWise Summit is second to none in delivering quality content at a fast pace

Six Cryptocurrency Trends to Watch in 2020
A quick look at some of the main developments and events on the horizon that are set to shape the digital asset market throughout 2020.

Top Banks in South Korea Select CenterPrime And Chainlink To Bring FX Rates Data to DeFi
Top banks in South Korea have selected Chainlink and CenterPrime to bring a blockchain-enabled decentralized finance solution for foreign exchange rates.

Central Bank Official: Blockchain Application Ideal for Chinese Commercial Banks
Li Wei, the Technology Departmental Head of the People’s Bank of China, has urged Chinese commercial banks to embrace blockchain and digital finance.

Crypto Is The "Best Kept Secret in the World," Says Former NYSE President
Former NYSE President Thomas Farley says that crypto is the best-kept secret in the world.

NetCents Technology to Facilitate DeFi Investments on Its Platform
NetCents Technology, a cryptocurrency payments company, has signed an agreement with Vesto to enable decentralized finance (DeFi) protocols to run on its platform.

Mainstream Adoption of DeFi and DLT Is Coming, It Will Replace Banks, Says US Currency Comptroller
The US acting Comptroller of the Currency disclosed that roles played by banks will soon change due to cryptocurrencies and decentralized finance (DeFi).

Coinbase Reveals New Price Oracle Competing with Chainlink as a Major Rival in the DeFi Ecosystem
San Francisco-based crypto exchange Coinbase is taking the decentralized finance (DeFi) industry to the next level by releasing its Coinbase Price Oracle, a reliable source of signed price data for crypto pairs. Blockchain oracles provide paths between off-chain and on-chain events and are third-party information sources that supply data to blockchains. Blockchain oracles offer useful data for DeFi applications and other blockchain services.

Bitpanda Launches New Crypto Indices for Long-Term Diversified Portfolios
Bitpanda, a digital investment platform, rolled out at least four crypto indices for investors, providing more options by helping them to diversify their portfolios.

PayPal to Launch Crypto Trading Next Month in the U.K.
Payment provider PayPal Holdings Inc. revealed the company is planning to develop the next market in The United Kingdom to provide its crypto trading services.

Jul 17 Trading Analysis: Even the best pandemic stock couldn't move the needle on earnings
BTC continues to snooze while ALTs continue to put on their dancing shoes with some DeFi names tracking double digit gains on a daily basis this week. If DeFi isn't enough, payments segment is also getting a bid on with Stellar making an announcement that they will be made available on Samsung mobile phones. So what if crypto celebrities and company twitter accounts got hacked, Bitcoin just had another free advertising campaign courtesy of these hackers. Bank of Thailand is also making greater progress in its central bank digital currency as it heads into Phase 3.

0x Protocol's API is Live on Polygon Network
0x Project officially announced that its API is officially integrated with Polygon. The launch of the DEX liquidity API aims to expand this vibrant ecosystem Polygon.

DeFi Lending Protocol Compound Launched its Compound III Version
Defi lending protocol Compound announced that Compound III (V3)was officially launched on the Ethereum mainnet.

Polygon Announces the Launch of a Direct Bridge by Ren Protocol
Polygon’s official Twitter announced to launch a direct bridge to Polygon by Ren open protocol.

Goldman Sachs Applies for a DeFi and Blockchain ETF to Optimize Investment Results
Banking giant Goldman Sachs applied for an exchange-traded fund (ETF) with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission intended to maximize investment results based on the performance of the Solactive DeFi and Blockchain index.

Ethereum's Revenue Hit $9.9B in 2021 as ETH Emerges as the Most Searched Project
Ethereum (ETH) scaled the heights in 2021 by generating revenue to the tune of $9.9 billion thanks to a couple of use cases on its network.

DeFi Platform HashBrownSwap Appoints Ian Scarffe as Advisor
Ian Scarffe's extensive investment experience globally has won him a spot at HashBrownSwap (HBS) as a blockchain and cryptocurrency advisor.

Stablecoin Protocol Frax Finance Launches Lending Market Fraxlend
Algorithmic stablecoin protocol Frax Finance has launched its own lending marketplace Fraxlend, allowing users to lend and borrow tokens belonging to the Chainlink data feed without permission.

Grayscale Pairs with Coindesk Index to Launch DeFi Fund and Index
Grayscale Investments has made a move to launch a new DeFi fund and index with Coindesk Index. Grayscale said that the new DeFi fund would give investors the ability to invest in the DeFi protocol.

Luna Trading Draws Online Discussions in China Despite Crypto Ban
Despite being banned in China, cryptocurrency is gaining attraction in the country as the value of some of the world’s most prevailing digital currencies and Non-fungible tokens (NFTs) has increased.

Polygon Launches New Division Polygon Studios, Focusing on Blockchain Games and NFT Fields
Ethereum layer 2 scaling solution Polygon today announced establishing a new division, Polygon Studios, to focus on blockchain games and non-fungible tokens (NFTs).

Bitcoin Celebrates 13th Birthday as the Cryptocurrency Era Continues to Tick
On January 3, 2009, Bitcoin’s genesis block was mined, setting the ball rolling on what the crypto space would offer.

Cake DeFi Floats $100M Venture Fund for Web3.0
Cake DeFi, a Singapore-based decentralized finance investment platform, has launched its new $100 million venture capital arm.

Ripple Reports Massive Sales Growth in Q3 Riding on Crypto Price Surge
Blockchain payments firm, Ripple Labs Inc has announced its sales record for the fiscal third quarter which comes in at $491.74 million.

1INCH Sets New All-Time High as Token Launches on Coinbase Pro
With the decentralized finance boom, many projects have emerged in the DeFi market. 1INCH stands out among them.

Maker Hits a New All-Time High Close to the $5,000 Mark
Maker has grown nearly eight-fold since the beginning of this year. It hit a record high of $4,995 today, breaking the $4,500 mark in one clean swoop.

1inch Launches Wallet on Apple iOS App Store
1inch, a decentralized exchange aggregator operating on both Ethereum and Binance Smart Chain, launched its wallets on Apple iOS this Tuesday.

Jul 13 Trading Analysis: Dont confuse the lack of volatility with stability
BTC has been relatively unaspiring this weekend as ALTs continue to steal the limelight with LINK, Tezos, and Defi names making good gains. For example, ChainLink has hit an all-time high over the weekend with the market pundits citing near record network usage and mainstream adoption (over 45 partners since April). Strategy: Continue to load up BTC options 8-8.5k puts,,,,,

Market Watch: Stock vs Crypto Performance, Tesla, Apple, Bitcoin and Ethereum Compared
What it the correlation between crypto and the stock market? We analyze Nasdaq, Dow, Apple, Tesla, Microsoft, Bitcoin, Ethereum. Unlimited QE is the most important factor.

Polygon Surges by 2600% on a Year-to-Date Basis as Adoption of Layer 2 Accelerates
Polygon's rate of return is very impressive, rising by more than 2600%, from $0.0178 to $0.468 since the beginning of 2021.

PancakeSwap Rebounds Higher as KeyFi DeFi Token Launches on its Platform
KeyFi DeFi Platform is launching its KeyFi token on PancakeSwap. CAKE has had an amazing performance in the past week, rising by 55.60%.

1INCH Hits a New All-Time High
1inch, a decentralized exchange (DEX) aggregator, today announced that 1inch Network aggregated liquidity of MDEX on Binance Smart Chain (BSC).

Jul 6: Make it or Break it?
BTC managed to close above $9k and getting bid early as Asia opens up with stocks in the region moving higher. We did see $9K getting breached twice over the weekend but bears haven't had enough strength to push for a sustained move lower.

Bitcoin Evaporated 30 Billion Market Cap Amid Coronavirus Pandemic and Bearish Economic Outlook
There's a sea of Red for stocks and cryptocurrencies this week. Bitcoin has dipped below USD $6000 for the first time since May 2019. The selloff of cryptocurrencies has extended to altcoins which the price of Ethereum and Bitcoin SV have dropped 30% and 40% respectively.

Risk or Opportunity: Uniswap's UNI Rose by 133% and SushiSwap by 143% in the Past 12 Days
Uniswap's UNI token has surged by 133% in the past week, with SushiSwap rallying and recording its own increase of 143%.

Sep 03 Trading Analysis: Miners still the biggest swinging d*cks around
No real headlines except Korea regulators coming after Bithumb (which isn't a "new" news imo). Instead, I actually think was driven by miners selling.

MetaWeek to Take Place in Dubai on March 7-10, 2022, Shaping the Future Trends for Metaverses and Blockchain
Investors, NFT artists, blockchain brightest minds, DeFi experts and DAO representatives will converge to UAE for a week-long event with a full-scale trailblazing digital and physical networking experience. Community leaders will discuss what will define development of blockchain space and the upcoming realm of Metaverses.

How Does MakerDAO Stay Compliant on over 400 Global Partnerships?
MakerDao has over 400 global partnerships active throughout the world. So how does Maker manage to remain compliant with users in over 120 separate and specifically financially regulated jurisdictions?

PwC Global Crypto Leader Henri Arslanian on the Future of the Crypto Ecosystem
Henri Arslanian, the PwC Global Crypto Leader, Chairman of the FinTech Association of Hong Kong, is the highest-profile FinTech consultant in Hong Kong according to Chambers Global. Blockchain.News interviewed Arslanian at the Asian Financial Forum held in Hong Kong earlier this month, where he was invited to speak on the development of FinTech. The Asian Financial Forum brought over 3,500 speakers and influential financial experts, policymakers, and business leaders.  

DappRadar—Redefining Accuracy and Transparency in the State of Dapps
Skirmantas Januskas is the CEO and founder of DappRadar a website that lists the best Ethereum Dapps and ranks them by DAU (Daily Active Users) showing the authentic acceptance and usability of Dapps. DappRadar recently added full token tracking for EOS Dapps which has reportedly uncovered that the EOS Dapp ecosystem may be undervalued by 1 billion dollars.

The Dapp of 2019? How MakerDAO Took Charge of the DeFi Field
The MakerDao project is the contemporary success story for decentralized finance (DeFi). DappRadar has tagged Maker as the most influential Dapp of the year and the driving force behind the entire DeFi ecosystem.

DappRadar—What is the Dapp of 2019?
In the second part of our exclusive interview with Skirmantis Januskas, CEO and Founder, DappRadar - we discuss Ethereum’s transition to proof-of-stake, the growing Dapp ecosystem and the DeFi revolution instigated by MakerDao.

Binance CEO Boosting the Super Exchange Ecosystem, With the Possibility of Adding Options
Changpeng Zhao (CZ), CEO of Binance, one of the largest crypto exchanges in the world, has been speaking at multiple blockchain themed events in Singapore in mid-November. During these events, CZ has made new announcements regarding the company’s new partnerships and new products that will be rolling out.

MakerDAO, on the Significance of Multi-Collateral Dai and Dai Savings Rate
In part two of our interview with Gustave Arentoft, Business Development, Dai Speaker, MakerDAO: he shared with us the significance of the launch of multi-collateral DAI and Dai Savings Rate (DSR), as well as his favourite Dapps which integrates DSR.

Understanding Digital Asset-Backed Securities: Why is Blockchain Important?
In the second part of our interview with Florian Matthaeus Spiegl of FinFabrik, he explained how FinFabrik helps tackle challenges for many traditional financial services companies, and how the industry can work together to build more inclusive, accessible and efficient systems.

Zero-gas DeFi Ecosystem XODEX Launches its Testnet
The zero-fee DeFi Ecosystem XODEX has announced the launch of its XODEX testnet, which will allow developers to integrate and transition their code deployed on the XODEX mainnet to the final implementation.

Binance Smart Chain Surpasses Ethereum for Unique Active Wallets and Transaction Volume
The Binance Smart Chain, a platform for building smart contracts, has surpassed the Ethereum network for transaction volume and unique active wallets.

Coinbase CEO Armstrong and Tech Giant Apple Butt Heads over Crypto and dApps
Coinbase CEO Brian Armstrong has voiced his disappointment over Apple’s lack of flexibility on decentralized applications (dApps) operating on its App store.

Coinbase Wallet Takes a Step Further by Letting Users Earn Interest with New DeFi Integration
Coinbase’s mobile app Coinbase Wallet has previously enabled the access of decentralized applications, Dapps, the crypto giant has taken one step further in the decentralized world. Coinbase has recently announced that the integration of decentralized finance (DeFi) applications will be made available directly via the Coinbase Wallet on both iOS and Android.

Greater Bay Area Blockchain Week 2021 to Bring Global Attention to Blockchain Innovation
Being one of the world’s fastest growing tech hubs, Greater Bay Area (GBA) attracts audiences passionate about smart technology applications for business, education, and finance to come together for the premier international virtual event.

KeyFi Announces Native Token Listing on ApeSwap DEX
KeyFi, an AI-Powered DeFi aggregator platform backed by SelfKey Credentials, is listing its native token, KEYFI, on decentralized exchange ApeSwap.Finance.

Thetanuts Finance Launches Stronghold Vaults With Organic Yield Generation & Risk Diversification
Thetanuts Finance, a structured DeFi platform that simplifies the process of options trading, today announced the launch of the Thetanuts Stronghold index vault, a new trading product that offers non-inflationary return opportunities, thoughtful risk management and a radically simpler user experience.

Cake DeFi Has Issued Over $317 Million In DeFi Rewards To Users In Three Years
Cake DeFi recently turned three years old and has already paid out over $317 million in rewards. Furthermore, the team acquired the necessary license in Lithuania as part of its broader push into the European Union.

MetaWeek in Dubai to bring together artists, NFT creators, investors, and blockchain Masterminds
A week-long event, set for March 7-10, 2022, will cover how paradigm-shifting technologies revolutionize and scale in industries like finance, art, cybersecurity, media and investment.

Fundraising by Crypto Companies Accounts for $8.2B in Q3
A study says that as cryptocurrencies continue gaining steam, crypto companies raised capital worth $8.2 billion in the third quarter of 2021.

Percentage of Crypto Transaction Volume Used for Crime is Reducing: CipherTrace
The growth of the broader cryptocurrency ecosystem is not reflected in the percentage of crypto transaction volumes being used for illicit or fraudulent criminal activities.

Covid-19 and DeFi — TokenInsights Releases Q2 2020 Report on Decentralized Ecosystem
TokenInsights has released their Q2 2020 DeFi industry report to shed some light on the fast-moving Decentralized Finance (DeFi) ecosystem and how it withstood the onslaught of the COVID-19 market.

BaaS Market Expected to Hit $15.8B by 2026, Driven by High Immutability & Secure Decentralization
The global blockchain-as-a-service (BaaS) sector is anticipated to reach $15.8 billion by 2026 from the current $2.31 billion.

What Caused Ripple XRP to Crash After Spark Airdrop and What It Will Take for Its Price to Surge Again
Although market watchers were expecting Ripple’s XRP trade higher following Flare Networks’ airdrop, the cryptocurrency did the opposite and crashed instead.

Kazakhstan Is Not Late to Embrace Crypto: National Bank Chairman
The National Bank of Kazakhstan is warming up to cryptocurrencies, but not at the same pace as some governments that have legalized the trading of cryptocurrencies on their lands.

Holding Gold While it Depreciates is "Insanity" says Anthony Pompliano
Bitcoin investor Anthony Pompliano believes that holding Gold while its value or price is contracting is not a wise move for investors, highlighting Bitcoin's superiority.

Maple Finance Loans $300m to help Struggling Bitcoin Miners
The lending fund is designed to support crypto mining firms impacted by the market downturn.

DeFi Platform Space and Time Pulls $10m in Series A Funding
DeFi startup Space and Time has secured $10 million in a Series A funding round as the firm seeks to develop its one-in-a-kind cryptographic protocol called proof-of-SQL.

Integration of Credit Card with Digital Currencies, Bringing Crypto from Hype to Mainstream
Financial giants MasterCard and Visa are expanding at a fast pace and beginning to explore Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies.

Injective Raises $40m Funding to Expand DeFi Applications
Injective is investing in the future of financial technology by creating avenues for diversified and equitable access to financial freedom.

Skolem Raises $20m in Series A Funding to Enable Institutions Access DeFi
The fundraise shows Skolem’s commitment to developing an easy way for institutions to access DeFi services, enabling firms to easily and reliably access new markets powered by decentralized finance.

Cypher Capital Rolls Out Worth $100m Blockchain and Digital Assets Fund
To expand the blockchain ecosystem, UAE-based venture capital firm Cypher Capital has launched a $100 million seed fund with a special interest in digital asset investments.

Emerging Web3.0 Protocol Aligned Secures $34M in Venture Funding
Aligned has announced it has secured the sum of $34 million from investors as it seeks to advance the reach of the emerging Web3.0 world.

Thetanuts Finance Grabs $18M Funding Round to Democratize DeFi Structured Products
Thetanuts Finance raised the investment through the help of major investors. The decentralized finance firm plans to use the funds raised to make DeFi structured products accessible to all users, including retail investors.

Nested Raises a $7.5M Seed Funding, Expanding DeFi Social Trading Products & Network
Nested wants to use the funds raised to fuel its DeFi social trading platform’s product offering and network across the world.

Interoperability Protocol LayerZero Labs Secures $135m Investment
Decentralized full-chain interoperability protocol LayerZero Labs has secured a $135 million investment co-led by Sequoia Capital, FTX Ventures and Andreessen Horowitz.

Singapore’s Cake DeFi Launches New Loan Service, Accepting Crypto as Collateral
Customers of Cake DeFi platform will now be able to get cash loans by placing their cryptocurrencies as collateral.

White Star Capital Announces Second Digital Asset Fund Anchored by Ubisoft
Multi-stage investment platform, White Star Capital, has announced the first close of its second Digital Asset Fund (DAF II), with backing from top investors like Ubisoft.

bloXroute Raises $70M in Series B Funding to Speed up DeFi transactions
As a critical infrastructure provider for quick decentralized finance (DeFi) trades on Ethereum, Polygon, and Binance Smart Chain, bloXroute has raised $70 million in Series B funding to boost its quest of reducing latency on blockchain networks.

Indonesian Crypto Exchange Pintu Raises $113m with Backing from Investors
Indonesia's Pintu was backed by several investors who helped the cryptocurrency exchange raise $113 million in a Series B funding round, The Block reported.

DeFi Platform Forward Raises $5M in Seed Funding
Some of Thailand's largest banks, KasikornBank and Bank of Ayudhya have supported Decentralized Finance (DeFi) platform Forward with $5 million in seed capital through their venture capital platforms

Defi Cross-chain Interoperability Protocol Nomad Raises $22.4m from Crypto Leaders
Defi cross-chain interoperability protocol Nomad has secured a $22.4 million seed round from crypto industry leaders.

DeFi Protocol Ref Finance Completes $4.8M Financing Led by Jump Crypto
NEAR's blockchain ecological DeFi project- Ref Finance announced the completion of $4.8 million financings led by Jump Crypto.

The DeFi Smart Contract Automation Network Gelato Raised $11M in its Series A Funding
Gelato, a smart contract automation network focused on the Defi sector, announced that it has raised $11 million led by Dragonfly Capital in its Series A financing.

DeFi Protocol Morpho Labs Raises $18m
DeFi protocol Morpho Labs has secured an $18 million funding round co-led by Andreessen Horowitz (a16z) and Variant.

Nobel Prize Winning Economist Abhijit Banerjee: Is Blockchain the Key to Financial Inclusion?
While Nobel Prize-winning economist Prof. Banerjee is no expert in blockchain or FinTech services, we went along to the Asian Financial Forum to find out his thoughts on the application of FinTech and Blockchain to facilitate inclusive finance for the developing world. His response surprised us.

Solana-based Defi Protocol Delta One Raises $9.1M in Seed Funding
Defi protocol Delta One on the Solana blockchain has announced that it has raised $9.1 million in a seed round led by Alameda Research and Ship Capital.

Ethereum Layer-2 Protocol Boba Network Values at $1.5B following $45m Funding
Boba Network, an Ethereum-based Layer-2 protocol Optimistic Rollup scaling solution, has successfully completed its Series A funding round in which it pulled as much as $45 million from investors.

Polygon Network Contemplating the Idea of Creating DAOs
Polygon is looking to build a DAO to harmonize its growing ecosystem.

MakerDAO May Onboard USDC as DAI Collateral Support to Combat Mounting Liquidity Risk
The share plunge of the cryptocurrency market has severely hit MakerDAO, the leader in the decentralized finance (DeFi) ecosystem. Last week its market value fell sharply from 889M to $246M which brought together Maker’s developer community who have recently discussed adding support for Circle’s USDC as collateral to hedge against the liquidity risk.

What Is Balancer?
Released in March 2020, Balancer is an Ethereum-based automated market maker (AMM) that enables users to earn fees by providing liquidity and trading.

What are NFTs?
A non-fungible token (NFT) is a special type of encrypted token that represents unique things such as encrypted art, digital collectibles, and online games.

DODO DeFi Token: Everything You Need to Know
DODO is a decentralized exchange based on Ethereum and Binance Smart Chain by using Proactive Market Maker to provide users with a single token market-making to earn transaction fees.

What is Tendies (TEND)?
Tendies aims to be the next-generation autonomous and hyper deflationary cryptocurrency. Tendies, has called itself the “Dogecoin of the DeFi age."

Everything You Need to Know about 1inch
1inch is a Decentralized Exchange (DEX) aggregator built on Ethereum. It is a type of liquidity protocol specialized in providing customers with the most favourable and most convenient transaction route by automatically aggregating offers from other decentralized exchanges.

The Number of Ethereum Transfers Hit a Monthly Low
The number of Ethereum (ETH) transfers has dwindled hitting a 1-month low of 24,471.607, as acknowledged by on-chain metrics provider Glassnode.

QuickSwap Breaches $1,000 for the First Time amid Increasing Adoption of Polygon
QuickSwap is a decentralized trading platform leveraging Polygon's Layer 2 network. Its native token QUICK achieved a new record-high today, breaching $1,000.

AAVE Price Analysis: AAVE Fails To Sustain Support At $200
Aave price has dropped below the $200 support level it has held for days. Technical indicators show that more imminent dips are likely.

Ethereum (ETH) and XRP Price Gains Dwarfed Bitcoin Rally, Which Cryptos beat BTC in 2020?
Despite the BTC price gaining over 150% in 2020, BTC has been dwarfed by the price increases of other altcoins—including Ethereum (ETH) and Ripple’s XRP token.

Will DeFi Migrate to New Blockchain Platforms with the Surge in Ethereum Gas Prices?
The rise of DeFi in 2020 has made experts question whether Ethereum could sustain the sheer volume of transactions in the long run.

Ethereum Has Vastly Outperformed Tech Stocks With a Staggering 171% ROI
Ethereum's price drop hasn’t dampened its spirits to offer an impressive return on investment (ROI) so far this year compared to tech stocks like Microsoft, Facebook, and Apple.

Ethereum Accounts for Nearly Half of the Trading Volume on Top Exchanges
Ethereum accounts for almost half of the trading volume on top exchanges compared to a quarter a year ago.

DeFi Token Price Analysis: COMP, SNX, and UNI
This week in crypto, a DeFi Token Price analysis of COMP, SNX and UNI taking into account the prediction of technical indicators and the overall crypto market.

Exploitation in the NFT World is Real But Are They Preventable?
Blockchain.News recently spoke to three industry leaders to explore NFT-linked security weaknesses and solutions. Experts suggest investors should always do their own due diligence before injecting funds into any project, no matter the hype.

Altcoins Expanding DeFi Ecosystem but Can't Beat Layer 1 King Ethereum: Chainalysis
One of the major investment topics of 2021 was the alternative blockchain networks as big investors are looking beyond Bitcoin and taking a leap into Ethereum.

ConsenSys Reveals How the Ethereum Network Weathered the COVID-19 Pandemic Market's Flash Crash on Black Thursday
While much debate has raged about the state and action of crypto’s main player Bitcoin, new insights generated using ConsenSys’ analytics suite, Alethio have revealed how Ethereum has endured the evaporation of liquidity in the global markets.

Why Cryptocurrency Massive Energy Consumption Is Extravagant?
Overblown bitcoin energy consumption is leaving an adverse impact on environmental sustainability and different opinions exist of bitcoin miner experts regarding this major concern.

Billionaire Investor Mike Novogratz Refuses to Lose Faith in Bitcoin
Mike Novogratz, the CEO and founder of Galaxy Digital asset management company, explains why he still loves cryptocurrencies.

Ethereum Blockchain Now Has $2 Billion in Bitcoin as BTC Fever Taking Over DeFi Investors
Currently, Ethereum holds more than $2 billion worth of Bitcoin on its blockchain, as investors are getting creative with BTC and anticipating its next bull run.

Bitcoin and the Crypto Market Could Go Down Again—Market Recap and Price Analysis
Both the stock and crypto market could go down, the bitcoin price appears ready to drop.

TRON Credited with Powering Record USDT Growth
With all the speculation around future growth of cryptocurrency protocols, it can be hard to gauge fundamental network health accurately. However, one metric that never fails is user adoption, an indicator that can be measured onchain. When applied to TRON, this metric shows that the network’s user base is proliferating very rapidly, with USDT accounting for a significant tranche of all onchain activity.

3 Reasons Behind the Recent Crypto Market Crash—Why Bitcoin Price Dropped $600
The Bitcoin price started to plunge in coincidence with our report of the Korean police raiding Korea’s largest cryptocurrency exchange Bithumb for fraud. 

Bitcoin Bull Market Sentiment Is Sparking New Blockchain Startup Deals
The evolving and promising blockchain applications are emerging in parallel to technological advancements, enhancing customer experience and utilizing digital assets.

Cryptocurrency Market Outperforms Gold in 2020, Mostly Due to DeFi Hype
According to the Bloomberg Galaxy Crypto Index, cryptos have been performing up by 66 percent in 2020, exceeding that of gold’s performance by 20 percent.

5 Legendary Investors Share Their Predictions About Bitcoin Prices
Bitcoin is emerging with the speed of lightning due to the rapid rise of technological advancements. What Bitcoin predictions have leading figures in the industry made?

Could Stock Market Turbulence and US Elections Send Bitcoin Crashing Down?
Bitcoin has plunged from highs of more than $11K to lows of $10,400, and analysts have looked at US stock markets to explain the cryptocurrency’s price dip.

Bitcoin and Ethereum are Risking a Second Price Dip
Reasons why both Bitcoin and Ethereum are at risk of a second price dip this week.

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey Explains Why Bitcoin is "The Best Internet Currency"
Bitcoin (BTC) and DeFi tokens have been all the rage lately, with crypto investors anticipating BTC’s next bull run and the DeFi industry booming in growth.

Winklevoss Twins Brief David Portnoy on Bitcoin, BTC Talks Continue
American internet celebrity David Portnoy officially hosted the Winklevoss Twins at his house for a long-due conversation regarding Bitcoin (BTC) and cryptocurrencies.

Number of Ethereum Addresses Holding at Least 100 Coins Plunges as Chinese Clampdown Looms
Ethereum on-chain metrics are on the decline as China's clampdown looms.

6 Reasons Why Ethereum Price is Surging
Ethereum is entering new realms of price discovery - here are six reasons why Ethereum is showing significant strength at the outset of 2021 and the ETH price continues to rise.

Ethereum’s Sentiment on Twitter Becomes Extremely Positive as DeFi’s Value Tops $80B
The Ethereum (ETH) network has been experiencing an uptick in activities and this made crowd sentiment on Twitter extremely positive, as disclosed by Data analytic firm IntoTheBlock.

Ethereum Total Liquidity in DeFi Protocols Climbs to $90.7B, Despite Price Slip
The dominance of Ethereum in the DeFi ecosystem continues to gain steam because total value locked (TVL) in this space surged by 14.43% to hit $90.7 billion.

Sky-High Transaction Fees are Driving NFT Users Away from Ethereum, says JPMorgan
A decreased return in Ethereum's NFT market share is attributed to congestion and high gas fees.

Sygnum Bank Becomes the First Bank to Provide ETH 2.0 Pledge Service
The world's first digital asset bank Sygnum Bank announced to be the first bank to accept the pledge of Ethereum 2.0 from its customers.

Ethereum Price Could Double In Next Two Weeks says Analyst as ETH Whales Accumulate
As Ethereum whales accumulate some analysts expecting the ETH price to double in the next two weeks.

Total Value Locked in DeFi on Ethereum Crosses $100 Billion as ETH Address Profitability Clocks 100%
The total value locked (TVL) in DeFi on the Ethereum network breached the $100 billion mark as demand continues to soar.

Ethereum Breaks Past $2,000 for the First Time as DeFi's Total Revenue Hits $800 Million
Ethereum (ETH) is on fire as it continues making record-breaking moves. Ether has broken the record by surging past the $2,000 mark across major exchanges.

Ethereum’s Median Fee Hit a 4-Month Low, while Address Activity Soaring to a 7-Month High
Ethereum users have a sigh of relief because median fees have dropped to $5.50 per transaction from highs of $34.18 last month.

Ethereum Launches ETH 2.0 Multiclient Testnet - Medalla
Ethereum software developers proudly launched the blockchain project they have been perfecting these past few months, the Ethereum 2.0 multiclient testnet, Medalla.