Nathan van der Heyden

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Apr 13 2021

DeFi Project Spotlight: Bancor, The Dark Horse Decentralized Exchange

In 2017, Bancor pioneered automated market makers (AMMs) to replace order books using a native reserve asset, the BNT token. After losing ground to other decentralized exchanges such as Uniswap or Sushiswap, Bancor's...

Apr 12 2021

Yearn.Finance Adding $100 Million Daily With $2.5B TVL

Apr 12 2021 Published at Crypto Briefing under tags  business defi ethereum

Yearn.Finance has seen astronomical growth in the last few weeks as the protocol's total value locked reached $2.5 billion. Yearn's Active Asset Management Is Underrated After bursting onto the DeFi scene in August 2020, the project seems to have truly hit its stride in the last few months. In their most recent weekly update...

Why Are Gas Fees So Low? Inside ETH’s Secret Bot Wars

In Ethereum's "dark forest," one brave dev team has taken on the hard task of slaying the arbitrage bots that have spiked gas prices and extracted $370 million from regular DeFi users. The War Against High Gas Prices Gas prices dropped significantly over the weekend, dropping near 30-day lows despite ETH itself hitting an all-time high. The reason for the unexpected drop lies...

Apr 09 2021

After Beeple, CryptoPunks Are Coming to Christie’s

Apr 09 2021 Published at Crypto Briefing under tags  business

After selling Beeple's "Everydays: The First 5,000 Days" for $69 million, popular auction house, Christie's will now sell nine rare CryptoPunks in May. Christie's Continues NFT Mania One of the world's most respected auction houses continues its foray into crypto art. After making Beeple's artwork the...

Vampire Attack or Innovation? Basketdao Storms the DeFi Index Scene

BasketDAO has announced its new DeFi index: BDPI. By taking the same underlying assets and converting them to their yield-bearing equivalent, BasketDAO is offering better a better return than DeFi Pulse's DPI. Innovation or vampire attack? One DeFi Index to Rule Them All At this point, DeFi Pulse's DPI is a household name. Any DeFi user has seen DeFi Pulse's analytics and has...

Apr 07 2021

Former BitMEX CEO Arthur Hayes Surrenders to US Authorities

Apr 07 2021 Published at Crypto Briefing under tags  arthur hayes bitmex business lawsuit

After living in Singapore since the charges were announced, Arthur Hayes has surrendered to U.S. authorities in Hawaii before posting a $10 million bail. No Country for Arthur Hayes Arthur Hayes will face trial for violating the Bank Secrecy Act after not taking enough measures to prevent money launder on his exchange BitMEX. Hayes accepted to fly to Hawaii, surrender, and be immediately...

Apr 06 2021

Sacramento Kings to Offer Bitcoin Salaries to Players, Staff

Apr 06 2021 Published at Crypto Briefing under tags  business nba sacramento kings

The NBA franchise is set to become the first major sports team to offer both players and staff the option to receive their salary in Bitcoin. Sacramento Kings Pivot to Bitcoin Sacramento Kings chairman Vivek Ranadive announced that he would now allow both his players and the staff to receive any part of their salary in Bitcoin. The official announcement should come out...

Bancor Burn Update Turns Protocol Into Ultimate BNT Buyer

Apr 06 2021 Published at Crypto Briefing under tags  analysis bancor burn defi

Bancor has announced that the next update to its Bancor Vortex which will burn part of the protocol's swap fees of every transaction. "Buy-and-Burn" Brings Value, Utility to BNT With the latest update to Bancor's new Vortex mechanism, DeFi's first AMM will begin burning part of the swap fees accrued on the protocol. While that number has been set to 5% of the...

Apr 02 2021

Coinbase Announces April 14th Direct Listing

Apr 02 2021 Published at Crypto Briefing under tags  business

After much speculation, the Coinbase public offering finally has a date. Anticipated Listing Date Coinbase announced that the SEC validated its proposal for a public direct listing of its stock. The ticker "COIN" will...

Apr 01 2021

Uniswap v3 Is the Perfect Market Maker for Venture Capitalists

Uniswap's key feature increases the gamification of the most popular DEX. But this is a game retail doesn't have the tools to win. Everyone's a Market Maker on Uniswap After announcements of announcements, the world was...

Mar 30 2021

PayPal to Allow Crypto Payments for All 29 Million Merchants

Mar 30 2021 Published at Crypto Briefing under tags  business payments paypal

After announcing active development on crypto payment solutions in July 2020, PayPal announced that it would allow U.S. consumers to pay with crypto at millions of merchants. PayPal Continues Crypto Trend PayPal customers can now use the cryptocurrency in their PayPal account to pay for goods and services online....

Mar 29 2021

Visa Allows USDC Payments on Ethereum

Mar 29 2021 Published at Crypto Briefing under tags  business settlement usdc visa

Visa now supports cryptocurrency transactions with direct acceptance of payments in USDC. Visa Leverages Ethereum to Settle Payments While the company has supported digital currencies in the past, working closely with and Anchorage, any transaction made with...

Mar 28 2021

Playing Crypto Games for a Living Is More Than Just a Meme

While games such as World of Warcraft originally blurred the line between in- game economy and real money, games on the blockchain take this to the next level. And for many, this innovation is earning them a real living. Play Games, Get Rich The rise...

Mar 26 2021

DeFi Project Spotlight: Small-Cap Lending Platform Cream Finance

Cream Finance takes some of the more popular ideas from DeFi's lending and borrowing space one step further. The project lists nearly 70 different assets, LP tokens, and various derivative tokens from many popular DeFi projects. What's more, users can lend and borrow against each token to create unique opportunities. ...

Mar 24 2021

StarkWare Raises $75 Million for Scaling Products

Mar 24 2021 Published at Crypto Briefing under tags  business paradigm raise starkware

StarkWare has raised $75 million in its series B funding round, according to an announcement from the firm on Twitter. Top VC Funds Lead Series B Paradigm led this round of funding, just as it did during StarkWare's Series A round in 2018. Other returning investors include Pantera Capital, Sequoia...

Mar 22 2021

NFT Platform Sorare Adds Turkish Soccer Club Galatasaray

Mar 22 2021 Published at Crypto Briefing under tags  business football sorare

Fan-favorite Galatasaray from Istanbul has been added to Sorare. The platform now has 126 licensed clubs. Trade Galatasaray Players on Sorare After teasing a new addition to the fantasy football trading card game, Sorare revealed that Galatasaray is the next club to join the platform. The Turkish club is known for its passionate supporters and is a constant title-contender in Turkey....

Mar 19 2021

5 Key Takeaways From Bank of America’s Bitcoin Report

Mar 19 2021 Published at Crypto Briefing under tags  bank of america bitcoin business

While Citibank praised Bitcoin's potential, analysts at Bank of America published a damning indictment of the biggest cryptocurrency. They do, however, see much more promise in DeFi. Bank of America Bearish on Bitcoin...

Mar 18 2021

Celebrity Coin Marketplace BitClout Briefly Returns

Social marketplace BitClout has come back online following an outage that lasted approximately one week. What Is BitClout? BitClout allows content creators, celebrities, and famous crypto personalities to mint a "creator coin" that can be exchanged using the platform's native currency. The platform...

BNY Mellon Joins $133M Investment in Crypto Startup Fireblocks

Mar 18 2021 Published at Crypto Briefing under tags  bny mellon business fireblocks funding

The new funding brings Fireblocks's valuation just shy of $1 billion as Fireblocks. America's Oldest Bank Taps Fireblocks BNY Mellon's latest crypto investment is likely linked to its new plan to offer...

Mar 17 2021

Morgan Stanley to Offer Bitcoin to Their Richest Investors

Mar 17 2021 Published at Crypto Briefing under tags  bitcoin business morgan stanley

After staying safely on the sidelines of the crypto bull-run, Morgan Stanley has decided it was now time to invest in Bitcoin. Morgan Stanley Finally Makes a Move With the help of Galaxy Digital and NYDIG, Morgan Stanley will now offer a selection of their clients' exposure to Bitcoin through three funds. According to a CNBC report,...

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