DeFi summer 2.0? ‘Gen 2’ tokens on a tear amid wider market slump

As some brand-name decentralized finance (DeFi) tokens sputter, a crop of new projects have emerged that are catching strong bids on the back of aggressive yield farming programs, generous airdrops, and significant technical advances.  It’s a set of outlier projects pushing forward on both price and fundamentals that has led one crypto analyst, eGirl Capital’s …

Finance Minister predicts “very calibrated” stance

Yet another “crypto ban” turns out to be temporary FUD. In an interview with CNBC this morning, Indian Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said that reports of a blanket ban on cryptocurrencies are overstated. While negotiations are ongoing, she said she expects the end result to be more tempered: “Yes, a lot of negotiations, discussions are …

DeFi will bring a new golden age for the film industry

With an explosion of video streaming as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and now around $40 billion locked into decentralized finance protocols, it’s time for decentralized finance and the film industry to meet. Film financing is a cumbersome and inefficient system. Investors are the first to put their money in but last to see …

3 million active users help lift Audius (AUDIO) to a new all-time high

As blockchain technology increasingly becomes part of the mainstream conversation, its integration with today’s most used technologies is bound to increase. This means that it’s only a matter of time before video streaming, digital music and social media see gradual blockchain integrations take place.  Audius (AUDIO) is one project that is chasing the first-mover advantage …

Blockchain Association meeting with key Biden staff about regulations

U.S.-based crypto advocacy group, the Blockchain Association, is lobbying key figures in the Biden administration to advocate for more favorable regulations. The Association’s executive director, Kristin Smith, told Fox Business the group has already met with or is in the process of scheduling meetings with high-ranking Whitehouse officials including Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen, Deputy Secretary …

Polkadot futures market flippens Litecoin as its open interest hits $573M

Polkadot (DOT) has been raising eyebrows for the past couple of months as the interoperability-focused altcoins has gained 625% in the past three months.  The promise that interoperability between blockchains will be a viable solution to the high Ethereum gas fees plaguing the crypto market has made Polkadot’s development of parachains attractive and the number …

Ethereum or Bitcoin? Experts answer

Decentralized finance is one of the most promising and indeed the fastest growing ecosystems within the crypto and blockchain space. Total value locked in DeFi — a measure of the total value of assets committed to the DeFi ecosystem — has been approaching the $40-billion mark this month, which indicates a value increase of around …

SushiSwap deploys contracts on five new networks

Major DeFi protocols are moving to cultivate a multi-chain decentralized finance ecosystem, with SushiSwap deploying its contracts on five networks, and Balancer announcing ports onto Moonbeam and Polkadot.  On March 3, SushiSwap CTO, Joseph Delong, announced the DEX had deployed contracts on xDai, Moonbeam Network, Binance Smart Chain, Polygon (previously called Matic), and Fantom. Delong …