DeFi, short for Decentralized Finance, refers to a blockchain-based financial system that offers open and permissionless access to various financial services, such as lending, borrowing, trading, and earning interest, without relying on traditional intermediaries like banks or brokerages. DeFi applications operate on smart contracts and decentralized networks, enabling users to interact with financial services directly from their digital wallets. DeFi aims to make financial services more inclusive, transparent, and accessible to a global audience, often using cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology to facilitate these decentralized financial transactions.
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ERC-404 is a new Ethereum token standard that combines features of ERC-20 and ERC-721, primarily focusing on the native fractionalization of NFTs. However, ERC-404 is not yet an official standard and is pending review and approval by the Ethereum community. Despite this, projects such as Pandora and DeFrogs have adopted ERC-404, demonstrating market success, though its broader adoption and associated risks remain uncertain.
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The article discusses the recent innovation of 'restaking' in crypto economics, emerging since Ethereum's transition to a Proof of Stake (PoS) mechanism in 2022. Restaking, introduced by EigenLayer, allows for staked tokens to be used in multiple protocols, enhancing their utility and rewards potential. The article outlines three methods of restaking: Native Restaking, Liquid Restaking (with its two forms, Basket-based and Isolated LSTs), and the emerging Superfluid Restaking.
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Mozaic Finance is pioneering in DeFi with its AI, blockchain and cross-chain protocol, offering a novel solution to yield farming complexities. The platform, powered by its AI engine Archimedes, automates investment strategies across multiple chains, making it accessible to a diverse range of investors. Key features include the governance and profit-sharing roles of MOZ and xMOZ tokens and the strong backing of a skilled team.
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Telegram and the TON blockchain can create a thriving crypto ecosystem with their large user base. This article showcases 10 projects that are using Telegram and TON, including NOTcoin, TONstarter, StonFi, Evaa, DeDust, Jetton, Resistance Dog, Bemo, Storm, and TON Punks. These projects cover gaming, decentralized exchanges, lending protocols, and NFT collections, demonstrating the diverse opportunities within the TON and Telegram ecosystem.
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Berachain is a blockchain project that combines memes, innovation, and community. It has gained attention and significant funding, with a valuation of $420.69 million. The project addresses key DeFi issues, such as fractional liquidity, through unique features. It uses a Proof of Liquidity (PoL) consensus mechanism, allowing users to stake tokens for network security and use them for liquidity in DeFi protocols. Berachain's tri-token system ensures stability, governance, and transaction management. The project has launched its testnet, Artio, and is collaborating with native teams to launch dApps. With its innovative technology and growing community, Berachain has the potential for rapid growth and success in blockchain and DeFi.
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Arkadiko is a decentralized finance (DeFi) platform on the Stacks blockchain. It allows users to take loans against their Stacks and Bitcoin holdings and offers unique "self-repaying loans" with gradual interest payment. Arkadiko could have a promising future in the Bitcoin Economy.
26 Dec 2023
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In this article, we'll cover a new merge which helps improves developer experience on the Solana and Ethereum ecosystem.
23 Dec 2023
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Florence Finance is a protocol in the realm of Real World Asset (RWA) lending, specifically targeting small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Europe. Positioned as the leading Euro-denominated RWA project, Florence Finance addresses the funding gap for European SMEs.
18 Dec 2023
Intangible assets account for the lion's share of market value of S&P500. Though their value is measured at trillions of dollars, most companies still don't understand how to monetize their intellectual property (IP). As with other RWA, intellectual propert tokenization will facilitate management, valuation and trading of these assets.
14 Dec 2023
ALEX, the DeFi hub on Stacks and Bitcoin, has launched a series of new products over the year. This includes a bridge, BRC-20 token products, aBTC, releasing the Bitcoin Oracle and starting the Bitcoin Fund to catalyze the growth of Bitcoin DeFi. In this article, we’ll go through the project’s milestones and what they mean.
07 Dec 2023
Adding functionality to Bitcoin is one of the biggest opportunities in crypto right now. DeFi projects on the Stacks blockchain seem best positioned to capitalize on this. Here's an overview of the more promising ones!
04 Dec 2023
High gas fees, especially their surge during certain events, are a big issue for the Ethereum ecosystem. Its unpredictability and volatility do challenge Ethereum’s scalability, further adoption and growth. A product enabling hedging gas fees seems almost inevitable for the further growth of Ethereum.