DeFi

Brave Browser to Add Decentralized Exchange Aggregator to Grow BAT’s Use

The cryptocurrency-powered Brave browser has revealed plans to add a decentralized exchange (DEX) aggregator to its platform in a bid to bring the decentralized finance (DeFi) space closer to its millions of users. According to an update to its roadmap, Brave is planning on enabling token swaps through a decentralized exchange aggregator built on Brave, […]

SushiSwap Gains Ground on Uniswap as SUSHI Token Lags Behind

A report by Delphi Digital shows that SushiSwap has managed to gain ground on top DeFi competitor Uniswap, despite getting off to a controversial start.

Popular Crypto Analyst Says This Little-Known Altcoin Could Soon Surge

Popular cryptocurrency trader and influencer Elliot Wainman has revealed he is bullish on a little-known altcoin that he believes could surge in the near future as it combines the advantages of decentralized finance (DeFi) with non-fungible tokens (NFTs). In a YouTube video pushed to his 260,000 subscribers, Wainman pointed to the KIRA Network (KEX), a […]

Crypto Analyst Lark Davis Says These 5 Low Market Cap Gems Could Deliver 100x Gains

In a recent video for his very popular YouTube channel, popular New Zealand-based crypto analyst Lark Davis (@TheCryptoLark on Twitter) talked about five low-cap altcoins that could deliver 100x gains. The first three are projects that Davis has mentioned in several previous videos, but the last two projects he talks about in this video for the first […]

Coin Bureau Outlines Method For Spotting the Next 100x Altcoins

Crypto influencer “Coin Bureau” (“@coinbureau” on Twitter) is offering some tips for spotting the next big altcoins.  In a recent video titled “Where To Find 100x Tokens Before It’s TOO LATE!!”, the show’s host predicted the current bull rally was coming to an end, making it paramount for investors to find the last remaining altcoin […]

These Top DeFi Projects Could Go Parabolic, Says Trader Elliot Wainman

Top crypto trader and market analyst Elliot Wainman gave his update on top DeFi projects, noting the upside potential of the market.

Pantera Capital Co-CIO Explains Why ‘DeFi Is the Future of Finance’

Joey Krug, Co-Chief Investment Officer at blockchain-focused investment firm Pantera Capital Management LP, explained in his firm’s most recent monthly newsletter how he “became 99.9% convinced that DeFi is the future of finance.” In the February 2021 issue of Pantera Blockchain Letter, which was published on Thursday (February 11), Krug talked about the GameStop saga and how the […]

This Hot DeFi Token Is Up 1000% So Far This Year

The token of a relatively new decentralized exchange in the decentralized finance (DeFi) space has rallied over 1,000% so far this year as the DEX has been seeing massive trading volumes over the last few weeks. The native token of PancakeSwap (CAKE) launched late last year and has surged recently as the exchange is now […]

BNB Hits $148, CZ Says Binance Smart Chain Has Flipped Ethereum on Daily Transactions

On Wednesday (February 10), Binance Coin (BNB) extended the rally that has taken it from around $27.80 (on November 10) to around $145.70, where it is currently (as of 10:55 UTC on February 10), as you can see from the three-month price chart below by TradingView. According to TradingView, at 09:03 UTC on February 10, […]

Ethereum ($ETH) Breaks $1800, Gemini Co-Founder Says It ‘Feels Really Undervalued’

In a recent interview, Cameron Winklevoss, Co-Founder and President of crypto exchange Gemini, told journalist Layah Heilpern that he felt that Ether (ETH) was “really undervalued.” His comments during an interview last Thursday, at a time when Ether was trading around $1600: “It’s really hard to put a ceiling or a framework on creativity, and […]

This New DeFi Token Is Up Over 900% in Past 30 Days

In a recent interview, crypto analyst and trader Scott Melker talked about a relatively new cryptoasset that has shown impressive gains since its launch in December. BADGER is the governance token for Badger DAO. This can be used for voting and for receiving cash flow from the fees earned by the protocol. The aim of the […]

Billionaire Mark Cuban on Stock Market, HODLing, DeFi, NFTs

Recently, Mark Cuban shared his thoughts on the the stock market, decentralized finance (DeFi), and non-fungible token (NFTs) during an “Ask Me Anything” (AMA) session. Cuban is the majority owner of the professional basketball team Dallas Mavericks, as well as one of the “sharks” on the highly popular reality show “Shark Tank” (which is aired on the ABC […]

Popular Ethereum Whale Claims Little-Known DeFi Altcoin Could Soon Surge

A popular Ethereum whale who decided to join social media seemingly as an experiment has recently named a little-known cryptocurrency in the decentralized finance (DeFi) space they believe could soon surge. The ether whale, gong by 0x_b1 on the microblogging platform Twitter, said in response to other users that yAxis (YAX) could see its value […]

Ethereum Closes in on $1,500 as WallStreetBets Saga Leads to DeFi Push

The price of the second-largest cryptocurrency by market capitalization, Etheruem, is now closing in on the $1,500 mark to set a new all-time high as the recent WallStreetBets saga is leading to a push toward decentralized finance (DeFi). Available data shows that earlier the price of ETH surpassed the $1,450 mark on cryptocurrency exchange Kraken […]

Kraken CEO Jesse Powell: ‘DeFi Is Really Eating the World of Finance’

In a recent interview with Yahoo Finance, Kraken Co-Founder and CEO Jesse Powell talked about Bitcoin, Ethereum, decentralized finance (DeFi), tokenization of stocks, and Dogecoin (DOGE). Below are a few highlights of the comments the Kraken CEO made during his discussion with Yahoo Finance’s Akiko Fujita and Zack Guzman. Equity Markets Powell argues that the lack of transparency in […]

Crypto Investor Explains Why ‘$ETH Is Going To Blow Past Its All-Time High’

Recently, Spencer Noon, an investor at crypto-focused early-stage venture firm Variant, explained why he is so bullish on Ethereum and its native currency Ether (ETH). Noon said that there are 11 signs that Ether is “going to blow past its all-time high”: The Ethereum network has the highest fees in the crypto space. The number of […]

Billionaire Mark Cuban on Bitcoin, Ethereum, and ‘Unlimited’ Upside of DeFi

In a recent interview, American billionaire entrepreneur and investor Mark Cuban shared his thoughts on Bitcoin, Ethereum, blockchain-powered decentralized finance (DeFi), and non-fungible token (NFTs). Cuban is the majority owner of the professional basketball team Dallas Mavericks, as well as one of the “sharks” on the highly popular reality show “Shark Tank” (which is aired on the ABC television […]

Crypto Analyst Names Four Altcoins He Is Really Bullish On

Last Sunday (January 24), popular New Zealand-based crypto analyst Lark Davis (@TheCryptoLark on Twitter) talked about four altcoins that he’s buying at the moment. In a video released on his YouTube channel on January, Davis told his 180K+ subscribers about four altcoins that he believes will do very well in the coming weeks/months. The first cryptoasset that Davis […]

Top Crypto Trader Gives Top Altcoin Picks for Ongoing DeFi Mania

Popular crypto trader and influencer Elliot Wainman said the market was entering DeFi mania, and gave his top picks for projects that could benefit from the attention.

‘Airdrop Madness’: Crypto Trader Asks Investors to Keep an Eye out for Free Tokens

Popular crypto trader Tyler Swope gave his list of top project picks that could issue free airdrop tokens in the near future.

Crypto Analyst Luke Martin Gives DeFi Picks to Beat Bitcoin in 2021

Venture Coinist founder Luke Martin gave his list of top DeFi pick that could outperform bitcoin this year, citing a growing market interest in projects with real world utility.

Popular Crypto Trader Says This Little-Known DeFi Powerhouse Token Could Surge in the Short-Term

Tyler Swope, a popular cryptocurrency trader with a large following on social media, has revealed in a new video he believes the Chi Gastoken (CHI), a little-known token created by the team behind decentralized finance (DeFi) powerhouse 1inch.exchange, could surge tenfold in the new future. The Ethereum-based token, Swope said, can help traders capitalize on […]

Real Vision CEO Raoul Pal’s Crypto Predictions for 2021: DeFi, CBDCs and More

Bitcoin bull and Real Vision CEO Raoul Pal gave his predictions for crypto in 2021, saying DeFi would play a prominent role.

Veteran Crypto Trader Reveals Top Assets He’s Watching in 2021

Veteran crypto trader and DataDash founder Nicholas Merten gave his top assets for 2021, including Ethereum and Ampleforth.

Binance’s $10M Endorsement Leads to 90% Surge For Polkadot (DOT)

Polkadot (DOT) surged more than 90 percent in one week following a $10M endorsement and front page listing from leading cryptocurrency exchange Binance.

Popular Crypto Influencer Updates Followers On Potentially Massive Airdrops

Crypto influencer Tyler Swope has provided his top ten list of platforms that could potentially airdrop tokens in the future, rivaling that of Uniswap’s massively successful coin drop.

Crypto User Loses $50,000 After Making Smart Contract Error

An unfortunate crypto user has lost his entire life savings after sending more than $50k in LINK to an unsupported smart contract.

DeFi ‘Blue Chips’ Will Experience Bull Run, Says Popular Cryptocurrency Trader

Popular cryptocurrency trader Smart Contracter highlighted five decentralized finance (DeFi) altcoins that would outperform bitcoin in the comings weeks.

Billionaire Mike Novogratz Reveals That 50% of His Net Worth Is Invested in Crypto

On Tuesday (December 8), billionaire investor Mike Novogratz explained why he believes that institutional interest in Bitcoin is only going to increase and how much crypto exposure new investors should have. Former hedge fund manager Novogratz is the Founder and CEO of Galaxy Digital, “a diversified financial services and investment management innovator in the digital asset, cryptocurrency, […]

Popular Crypt Analyst Says These Three Altcoins Are About to Take Off

Popular crypto trader Tyler Swope gave his top altcoin recommendations for the coming weeks, including Ethereum’s transition to the 2.0 network.

Popular Crypto Analyst Provides Update on Top 5 Altcoin Picks

Crypto influencer Lark Davis provided an update on his top five altcoins that are ready to take off at the end of November.

Popular Crypto Trader Tyler Swope Gives His List of ‘Moon Picks’

Popular crypto trader Tyler Swope pointed to three altcoins that are set to “moon” in the near future, including Sore Network (XOR) and DeFi Pulse Index.

Crypto Trader Josh Rager Bullish on BTC and ETH, Says DeFi Token YFL Ready to Take Off

Cryptocurrency trader and strategist Josh Rager says DeFi project YF Link is poised to take off, while also being bullish on bitcoin and ethereum following November’s strong performance.

Hacked Platform Value DeFi Offers 1 Million DAI for Return of Funds

Value DeFi, a decentralized finance protocol that was hacked for $6 million worth of DAI via a flash loan taken out for 80,000 ETH on the Aave protocol, has offered the hacker $1 million in DAI as a bounty for them to return funds to their users. Data from the Ethereum blockchain shows that the […]

Why Yearn.Finance Is Poised to Revolutionize DeFi

DeFi remains one of the most important crypto advances in the last couple of years. But one project, Yearn.Finance, could be a glimpse into the future. Cryptocurrency isn’t all about Bitcoin anymore. The next big driver of the market is undoubtedly Decentralized Finance (DeFi). These products helped to fuel the crypto boom in September and […]

DeFi Project Akropolis Loses 2 Million DAI in Exploit

Decentralized finance (DeFi) project Akropolis has lost over $2 million in DAI after hackers managed to exploit it via a flash loan taken out on dYdX. Akropolis is a DeFi lending and savings service provider. On social media, the team behind Akropolis stated it identified a hack was executed “across a body of smart contracts […]

Crypto Analyst Says dYdX Airdrop Could Be Bigger Than Uniswap

Crypto analyst Tyler Swope says the upcoming airdrop for decentralized exchange dYdX could be larger than Uniswap’s in September, with the price of UNI skyrocketed to $8.00.

Ethereum Transaction Fees Fell by 65% in October

Ethereum fees plummeted 65 percent in October alongside a decline in decentralized finance exchange volumes.

And Breathe: How The Decline of DeFi May Give Ethereum a New Lease of Life

Written by: Dmytro Spilka. Dmytro is the CEO and Founder of Pridicto, a web analytics startup. His work has been featured in various publications, including The Next Web, Entrepreneur.com, Huff Post, TechRadar, Hackernoon and Bitcoin.com. Slowing cryptocurrency trading in a decentralized finance landscape that appeared to be so promising in the summer has inadvertently helped […]

Kraken CEO Jesse Powell Criticizes ‘DeFi Scams’ for ‘Reckless’ Rollouts

The chief executive officer of cryptocurrency exchange Kraken, Jesse Powell, has criticized projects in the decentralized finance (DeFi) sector over the failure of several projects to audit their code ahead of launch. Powell’s tweet came in the wake of the $24 million exploit on DeFi lending protocol Harvest Finance. In a tweet, Powell asked “Defi […]

Harvest Finance Places $100,000 Bounty on Hacker Behind $24 Million Attack

Decentralized finance (DeFi) lending protocol Harvest Finance has been exploited by a hacker who drained $24 million from its pools, and then mysteriously returned $2.5 million to the protocol. Harvest finance has put a $100,000 on the first person or team to reach out to the attacker. Harvest Finance is a DeFi yield farming protocol […]

Ethereum DEX Volumes Plummet Following Drop in DeFi Incentives

Decentralized exchange (DEX) volume on ethereum’s network has plummeted over the last month, coinciding with a decline in incentives for DeFi products.

Billion-dollar firms are Adopting DeFi to Improve Existing Services, Study Finds

A new study has shown that traditional financial firms are exploring the use of decentralized finance (DeFi) to improve their existing services and create new revenue streams. The study, conducted by Crypto.com and BCG Platinion, was first spotted by CryptoBriefing and surveyed over 400 financial companies in various sectors, including banking, insurance, and trading. The […]

Zilliqa ($ZIL) Officially Launches Its Non-Custodial Staking Platform ‘Zillion’

On Wednesday (October 14), Zilliqa, the blockchain startup that “was born at the National University of Singapore” and which launched its mainnet in January 2019, announced the official launch of Zillion, its non-custodial staking platform. Here is how Binance Research describes Zilliqa: “Zilliqa (ZIL) is one of the world’s first blockchains being built on a sharded […]

96% of Decentralized Finance’s Transactions Are Based on Ethereum

96% of the decentralized finance’s (DeFi) transaction volume is based on the Ethereum network, as the yield farming trend saw movers adopt DeFi at a record pace in the third quarter of this year. According to a report published by DappRadar, first reported on by Decrypt, the total value locked in the decentralized finance space […]

Group Crowdfunds Lawsuit Against Yearn.Finance Founder Andre Cronje Over EMN Hack

A group of aggrieved cryptocurrency investors are crowdfunding a lawsuit against Yearn.Finance’s founder Andre Cronje for his role in the $15 million hack of EMN.

‘Crypto Mom’ SEC Commissioner Hester Peirce on Regulatory Challenges Facing DeFi

Earlier this week, Hester Peirce, whose renomination as Commissioner at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on August 6, spoke about regulatory challenges facing decentralized finance (DeFi). Commissioner Peirce’s remarks about DeFi while she was speaking with journalist Laura Shin on day one of the two-day (virtual) LA Blockchain […]

EOSFinex Launches Beta Version on EOS Mainnet

Decentralized cryptocurrency platform EOSFinex has announced the launch of its beta version on EOS mainnet, allowing users direct access to Bitfinex liquidity.

Zilliqa (ZIL) to Enter DeFi Space With Zilswap, a DEX Built by Cross-Chain Platform Switcheo

Zilliqa (ZIL), a high-throughput blockchain platform designed to scale almost linearly as the number of nodes scales, is set to enter the decentralized finance (DeFi) space with a decentralized exchange built by Switcheo. Switcheo, it’s worth noting, is a cross-chain decentralized exchange first launched on the NEO blockchain, that then added atomic swaps and started […]

Fake Yield Farming Project Costs User $140,000 in Uniswap Tokens

A DeFi user was scammed out of $140K in Uniswap tokens after investing in a scam yield-farming project dubbed UniCats.

Ethereum Transaction Fees Plummet as Network Congestion Eases

Ethereum transactions have fallen 85 percent over the last three weeks as users move towards centralized exchanges for DeFi access.

Binance’s DEFI Composite Index Lost over Half Its Value in Less Than a Month

Cryptocurrencies associated with decentralized finance (DeFi) protocols have been rapidly losing value over the last few weeks, so much so Binance’s DEFI Composite Index is down over 50% since it was first launched. As Decrypt reports, the index launched by Binance is calculated using weighted averages of a basked of tokens associated with decentralized finance […]

Little-Known Altcoins are Preparing for Major Price Rallies, Says Popular Crypto Commentator

Popular crypto commentator and trading analyst Lark Davis has told his followers to pay attention to several DeFi altcoins on polkadot that appear poised for a bullish rally.

Former Bitfinex Trader Joe007: U.S. SEC Might Take Closer Look at Uniswap ($UNI)

On Thursday (October 1), “Joe007”, a former well-known pseudonymous trader on Bitfinex, warned traders that following the recent action by CFTC against BitMEX, it might not be long before the SEC decides to take a closer look at Uniswap. On Thursday, the U.S Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) announced that it had brought charges against […]

DeFi Users Lock $67 Million in Yield Farming Project APY.Finance in One Hour

Decentralized finance (DeFi) investors have locked in over $67 million worth of stablecoins in a new yield farming project called APY.Finance within one hour of its launch. APY.Finance uses smart contracts to help uses generate as much interest as possible from liquidity provided to various other DeFi platforms using DAI, USDC, and USDT. Users are […]

Balancer ($BAL) and Ren ($REN) Are Getting Listed on Coinbase Pro

Crypto exchange Coinbase has announced that two new cryptoassets—Balancer (BAL) and Ren (REN)—are coming to Coinbase Pro, its trading platform for experienced/professional traders. On Thursday (October 1), Coinbase published a blog post that said that, based on demand from their customers, recently, they had listed the following cryptoassets: Uniswap (UNI), yearn.finance (YFI), Loopring (LRC), UMA (UMA) Celo (CGLD), Numeraire (NMR), Band […]

Veteran Crypto Investor: CFTC and DOJ’s Actions Against BitMEX Are Bad For DeFi

On Thursday (October 1), crypto investor Adam Cochran, explained why the actions of the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) and the U.S. Department of Justice against BitMEX are are bad news for decentralized finance (DeFi). On Thursday (October 1), the CFTC announced that it had brought charges against “five entities and three individuals” that own […]

High Profile Blockchain Startup Kadena Enters DeFi Space by Unveiling High Speed DEX

On Tuesday (September 29), Kadena, “the first blockchain technology company to come out of J.P. Morgan’s Blockchain Center for Excellence,” introduced a high-speed multi-protocol decentralized exchange (DEX) named Kadenaswap. Kadena calls itself “the world’s first & fastest hybrid blockchain platform.” Kadena’s platform has three components: a public blockchain, a permissioned network, and the Pact smart contract […]

Hacker Steals $15 Million From Unreleased DeFi Project Eminence

An unknown hacker has stolen over $15 million worth of cryptoassets from an unreleased decentralized finance (DeFI) project being built by Yearn.Finance founder Andre Cronje. The exploit allowed the hacker to mint new tokens, and steal funds in the process. Andre Cronje is a controversial developer in the space for his “I test in prod” […]

Uniswap becomes first DeFi Protocol With over $2 Billion in total value locked

Decentralized cryptocurrency exchange Uniswap has become the first decentralized finance (DeFi) protocol to surpass $2 billion in total value locked as users take advantage of the ongoing yield farming trend. Uniswap is a decentralized exchange that uses an automated market maker (AMM) model instead of the traditional order books. Users provide liquidity to Uniswap and […]

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