William M. Peaster

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Nov 30 2020

Top Crypto Gifts for the 2020 Holiday Season

Nov 30 2020 Published at Blockonomi under tags  christmas gifts crypto gifts guides

The cryptoeconomy has turned bullish again for the first time in years, and that warming has come just in time for the 2020 holiday shopping season to arrive in full force. As such, crypto-centric gifts are sure to be in demand this year. If that's a route you're interested in exploring for anyone, here's a [...] The post Top Crypto Gifts for the...

Nov 27 2020

To Chainlink? That’s the DeFi Question: Exploring the Recent Compound Liquidations

Nov 27 2020 Published at Blockonomi under tags  chainlink compound defi link

On Thursday, November 26th, the price of the Dai stablecoin (ordinarily ~$1 USD) exploded up to $1.30 on Coinbase as traders tried to snag up funds en masse to pay back, and thus keep afloat, their DeFi lending positions. Yet this Dai price spike, combined with an acutely falling ETH price, pushed some Dai positions [...] The post To Chainlink? That's the DeFi...

Nov 26 2020

Yearn Making Waves: On the Pickle Finance Meld and Argent’s yVaults Integration

Nov 26 2020 Published at Blockonomi under tags  andre cronje defi pickle finance yearn

At the start of the week, Blockonomi surveyed some of the decentralized finance arena's top yield aggregator projects, including Yearn and Pickle Finance. These projects aim to bring DeFi users attractive returns via strategies powered by smart contract-based "vaults." The idea? You put your crypto in, these vaults automatically generate you profits on your deposits, [...] The post Yearn Making Waves: On the...

Nov 23 2020

Yield Aggregator Protocols: Surveying the Top Projects for DeFi Farmers

Nov 23 2020 Published at Blockonomi under tags  defi education eth ethereum yield aggregator

You put your money in, and the protocol you put it in automatically (and permissionlessly, with no trusted intermediaries) gets to work in fetching you attractive returns via that investment. This is the promise of Ethereum's rising "yield aggregator" projects. You deposit your tokens into these dApps, and thereafter they proceed to put these assets [...] The post Yield Aggregator Protocols: Surveying the...

Nov 19 2020

Crypto Exchange Gemini: Backing GUSD Stablecoin’s DeFi Rise

Nov 19 2020 Published at Blockonomi under tags  defi ethereum gemini gusd

Created and operated by the Winklevoss brothers, Gemini is one of the top cryptocurrency exchanges in the U.S. The New York-based exchange has made a name for itself to date in serving as a user-friendly and very secure fiat-to- crypto on-ramp. Notably, though, the exchange has also been treading deeper where many of its centralized exchange [...] The post Crypto Exchange Gemini: Backing GUSD...

Nov 17 2020

Rethinking the Top 15 Cryptocurrencies: What Should It Look Like?

Nov 17 2020 Published at Blockonomi under tags  crypto education ranking top coins

This week, payments giant PayPal opened the floodgates by letting all U.S. users access the company's new cryptocurrency services early. It's a major development for the cryptoeconomy, to be sure, but the headline also caused a minor ruckus across the cryptoeconomy. Why? That's because more than a few folks started arguing that PayPal should have [...] The post Rethinking the Top 15 Cryptocurrencies:...

Top Ethereum Game Axie Infinity Embraces Chainlink Oracles

Nov 17 2020 Published at Blockonomi under tags  axie infinity chainlink defi ethereum gaming

Axie Infinity, an Ethereum game where you collect, breed, and battle digital pets, has been taking the blockchain gaming world by storm this year. Indeed, not only has Axie Infinity become the biggest and most popular game in the cryptoeconomy right now, it's also one of Ethereum's most used decentralized apps, period. That's why heads [...] The post Top Ethereum Game Axie Infinity...

Nov 13 2020

As Crypto Goes Bullish Ethereum DeFi Continues to Heat Up

Nov 13 2020 Published at Blockonomi under tags  bull bull run defi ethereum

The bitcoin price breached $16,000 USD for the first time in years. PayPal just opened up cryptocurrency services to all its U.S. customers. The Ethereum ecosystem has been on fire this year and the Eth2 evolution is now only days away. That's but a taste of all the major developments happening around the cryptoeconomy right [...] The post As Crypto Goes Bullish Ethereum...

Nov 11 2020

Binance Doubles Down on Support for Ethereum Ecosystem

Nov 11 2020 Published at Blockonomi under tags  binance ethereum ethereum gitcoin

Cryptocurrency exchange powerhouse Binance has always taken something of an "all of the above" approach to cryptoeconomy ventures. This dynamic led to the company developing Binance Smart Chain (BSC), a blockchain that's in the ballpark of other smart contract projects like Ethereum, Polkadot, EOS, and more. Thus as Binance has ramped up its activities around [...] The post Binance Doubles Down on Support...

Nov 09 2020

Exploring Interesting Ethereum Tokens (ERC-20s) Around the NFT Economy

Nov 09 2020 Published at Blockonomi under tags  ethereum nft nfts

Non-fungible tokens (NFTs) have been among the biggest stars of the Ethereum ecosystem this year. That said, while these NFTs are totally different from fungible ERC-20 tokens (like Dai, LINK, etc.), the cryptoeconomy now has more than a few ERC-20 tokens that are associated with promising on-the-rise NFT ventures. In today’s post, we’ll look at [...] The post Exploring Interesting Ethereum Tokens (ERC-20s)...

Nov 06 2020

U.S. Govt. Seizes $1B in Bitcoin from Hacker of Darknet Marketplace Silk Road

Nov 06 2020 Published at Blockonomi under tags  bitcoin darknet darkweb marketplace security

The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) shut down the infamous Silk Road darknet marketplace back in 2013, yet the saga -- which has been intricately linked with bitcoin (BTC) since it was the platform's currency of choice -- continues to thicken. That's because earlier this week, the fourth-largest bitcoin wallet moved 69,369 bitcoins -- roughly [...] The post U.S. Govt. Seizes $1B in...

Nov 05 2020

Ethereum-Based Enjin: Welcomes Spate of New Games in Recent Weeks

Nov 05 2020 Published at Blockonomi under tags  enj enjin eth ethereum gaming

While Enjin’s roots stretch all the way back to 2009, us in the cryptoeconomy recognize it as the gaming platform that raised a ~$19 million initial coin offering (ICO) in 2017 and has been delivering blockchain-based gaming experiences ever since. The project’s north star? To help anyone easily build games and other digital assets around [...] The post Ethereum-Based Enjin: Welcomes Spate of...

Nov 04 2020

10 Predictions for Ethereum, DeFi & Beyond in 2021

Nov 04 2020 Published at Blockonomi under tags  defi eth ethereum

This year was an explosive one for the cryptoeconomy, and the star of the show so far has easily been Ethereum and its blooming DeFi and NFT arenas. That’s interesting, seeing as how in 2019 folks had no shortage of 2020 DeFi predictions, but it seems now in retrospect almost everyone underestimated just how far [...] The post 10 Predictions for Ethereum, DeFi...

Nov 02 2020

Big Banks Turn to Ethereum Studio ConsenSys for Digital Currency Expertise

Nov 02 2020 Published at Blockonomi under tags  consensys eth ethereum

In recent years, Ethereum development studio ConsenSys has made it one of its foremost goals to formally bring central bank digital currency (CBDC) projects into the fold of Ethereum's ecosystem. Now, the mission's more in reach than ever. That's because this week we saw ConsenSys selected as a CBDC technology partner by not one but [...] The post Big Banks Turn to Ethereum...

Oct 29 2020

DeFi Lending Protocol Aave Passes Off Governance to Community

Oct 29 2020 Published at Blockonomi under tags  aave defi

Popular decentralized lending protocol Aave has grown at a rapid pace amid 2020's DeFi boom, in large part thanks to excellent execution and stewardship from the Aave team in recent months. Yet this ramping up has also brought Aave, currently DeFi’s fifth-largest app, to the point where the protocol no longer has to depend on [...] The post DeFi Lending Protocol Aave Passes...

Oct 26 2020

Let’s Talk Audius: The Ethereum Music App Putting Streaming in Artists’ Hands

Oct 26 2020 Published at Blockonomi under tags  audius ethereum guides music

Finance isn’t just the realm of big banks and suit and tie types. Money touches almost every aspect of all of our lives. That’s the big promise of decentralized app networks like Ethereum. It gives anyone anywhere in the world the ability to create and use applications that are open and community- owned, disintermediating rent-seeking middlemen [...] The post Let's Talk Audius: The Ethereum...

Oct 22 2020

PayPal Embraces Cryptocurrency: Here’s Everything You Need to Know

Oct 22 2020 Published at Blockonomi under tags  finance fintech paypal

Mainstream payments powerhouse PayPal announced this week it was on the verge of launching cryptocurrency wallet and payments services, with plans to eventually bring these features to Venmo, the company's mobile payments subsidiary. Why it matters: PayPal's high-profile embrace of crypto is a major legitimizing development for bitcoin, ether, and the wider cryptoeconomy. Not long [...] The post PayPal Embraces Cryptocurrency: Here's Everything...

Oct 21 2020

Hold ETH or Buy NFTs? Understanding Impermanent NFT Loss

Oct 21 2020 Published at Blockonomi under tags  eth ethereum impermanent loss nft nfts

"Media lego" non-fungible tokens have surged in popularity in the Ethereum community this year, and among the NFT economy's various sectors the digital fine art arena has been an early star. Why's that? Because NFTs give artists new programmable revenue avenues, and early innovators have taken notice. NFTs can have royalties automatically caked in, so [...] The post Hold ETH or Buy NFTs?...

Oct 19 2020

Surveying Poolz: An L3 Swapping Protocol for Boosting Liquidity Options in DeFi

Oct 19 2020 Published at Blockonomi under tags  defi guides poolz

The rising cryptoeconomy, and Ethereum in particular lately, is showing how assets in the future will be digital, and in extension, extremely liquid. Accordingly, it's fair to say that while we're already seeing more and more innovations and milestones around liquidity in crypo than ever before, we've collectively only just begun to scratch the surface [...] The post Surveying Poolz: An L3 Swapping...

Oct 12 2020

The Ethereum Apps That Will Win the Joe Lubin vs. Jimmy Song Crypto Bet

Oct 12 2020 Published at Blockonomi under tags  ethereum jimmy song joseph lubin

If you've been tracking the Bitcoin and Ethereum ecosystems in recent years, then you may remember the Lubin vs. Song bet. Back in May 2019, Ethereum co- founder Joe Lubin and Bitcoin evangelist Jimmy Song struck up a high-stakes deal. Per the agreement, Lubin would win if Ethereum had five unique dApps that achieved 10,000 in [...] The post The Ethereum Apps That Will...

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