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What is DeFi?
Decentralized Finance, DeFi as a concept is to be able to offer almost all the financial services available with legacy and centralized institutions, typically banks, but on the blockchain. Whatever traditional services financial institutions provide can be expected to be offered through DeFi. In short, Defi is blockchain-based financial services that traditional financial services map into, creating new services or derivatives stemming from blockchain's unique features. Although we have had concepts like distributed computing and decentralized computing for decades, DeFi is in fact a new concept and an expansion of the application scope of blockchain as infrastructure.

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Decentralized Finance (DeFi)
DeFi stands for decentralized finance, which owns the blockchain advantages, thus removes trusted third parties and more. DeFi will have profound impact to traditional financial industries.

Has the DeFi Bubble Burst? Top DeFi Tokens Crash by 50%
The decentralized finance (DeFi) industry appears to be crashing, with DeFi tokens plummeting and dropping by 50% and more over the past seven days.

What is DeFi: The Ultimate Guide to Decentralized Finance Technology
The concept of decentralized finance (DeFi) has become so potent that it is difficult to separate the prospect of blockchain and crypto from the success or failure of DeFi as the ideal alternative to traditional financial systems. Owing to the importance of innovations classified as DeFi to the crypto economy, here are four fundamentals of DeFi.

DeFi was the Main Trigger of Bitcoin Flowing to Ethereum, ETH Price to Surge Even Higher
Currently, the DeFi sector’s total value locked (TVL) has surged above $16 billion, setting a new high for the ecosystem, according to DeFi Pulse.

Tether CTO: Moving DeFi forward in Asia
Paolo Ardoino, CTO of Tether gives his take on the Decentralized Finance DEFI Ecosystem in Asia standing on the cusp of a global digital banking revolution.

Tried and Failed: Maker Foundation's Attempt to Patent "DeFi"
Set out to rid the decentralized finance space, free from scammers, DeFi creators tried to patent the term ‘DeFi’. However, this was short-lived as the United States Patent and Trademark Office rejected the registered application last January.

3 Platforms Making DeFi More Inclusive
Decentralized finance (DeFi) is taking the world by storm. Owners of cryptocurrencies can unlock an alternative financial system that offers better rewards than traditional bank accounts and carries more risk. Several trends in the DeFi space are emerging lately, as are the new protocols trying to capitalize on this momentum.

Why Uniswap is the DeFi Catalyst for Many Projects
If there is one thing that has been made perfectly apparent in the last year, it’s that there is incredible demand for decentralized finance (DeFi) solutions. 

Tezos Integrates Harbinger Price Oracle As Network Prepares For DeFi
Tezos is taking another step towards decentralized finance (DeFi) with a delegated price feed oracle called Harbinger.

Coinbase Lists DeFi Tokens AAVE, BNT, and SNX as Warning of US Crypto Wallet Regulation Looms
2020 has been all about the DeFi boom. Many crypto exchanges have welcomed the DeFi craze with open arms, notably Coinbase, with the addition of new coins.

Ethereum and DeFi Tokens Plummet Amid High Selling Pressure
Popular DeFi tokens, including (YFI), and Uniswap (UNI) have also witnessed strong corrections in the past few days.

US SEC Boss Gary Gensler Calls to Regulate DeFi Projects
The US Securities and Exchange Commission Chairman Gary Gensler is pushing to regulate the decentralized finance (DeFi) landscape. He recently said that DeFi is adequately organized and therefore needs regulatory compliance.

Crypto Leaders' Stance on DCCPA Bill Polarised, Not Everyone Buying It
After much criticism following his support of the uploaded DCCPA bill, FTX CEO Sam Bankman-Fried has again taken to Twitter to explain further on the bill.

Singapore Regulator MAS is Exploring Use of Cases in Digital Assets
The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) has launched Project Guardian, a sandbox initiative that is set to explore a number of defined use cases with respect to asset tokenization on the blockchain.

Thailand's SEC Eyes on Decentralized Finance
Thai financial authority turn their eyes to decentralized finance regulation by requesting future DeFi-related activities to get appropriate licenses.

The US SEC Charges DeFi Money Market and Founders with Fraudulent $30 Million Offerings
The US Securities and Exchange Commission has issued its first case involving the decentralized finance market by charging the founders of DeFi Money market for raising $30 million through fraudulent offerings.

New US CFTC Regulatory Framework to Have a Major Impact on Digital Assets
The new regulation by the CFTC is designed to benefit digital currencies in the era of the growing involvement of cryptocurrencies in the derivative market

FBI Warns Crypto Ecosystem Investors of DeFi Scams
The United States Federal Bureau of Investigation has issued a public warning to investors, especially those fond of the crypto ecosystem to be aware of scams specifically targeting the Decentralized Finance ecosystem

DeFi Exchange Developer Uniswap Labs Under Investigations by The US SEC
The US SEC is investigating the world’s largest decentralized finance exchange, Uniswap. The move is part of the regulator’s wider efforts to monitor and regulate DeFi projects.

Crypto Mom Flags New Proposal From SEC as Harmful for the DeFi Ecosystem
Hester Peirce, popularly known in the digital currency ecosystem as “Crypto Mom” has issued a note of warning that a new proposal from the commission can significantly hurt the Decentralized Finance (DeFi) ecosystem.

Peertec Joins Hands with Penta Security for Blockchain-Enabled Infrastructural Security
Peertec, a leading blockchain-focused fintech firm, has revealed its strategic collaboration with Penta Security, a highly valued web and data security company. The partnership is expected to boost Peertec’s infrastructure security using blockchain technology. The safety of its GDAC cryptocurrency exchange and services is also expected to be strengthened.

Chainlink DeFi Token Soars; DeFi Booms, But Poll Indicates Many Still Don’t Understand It
As of now, the decentralized finance (DeFi) industry is valued at $6 billion in value.

DeFi Liquidity Project Paradigm Labs Shuts Down, Unable to Find Niche in DEX Ecosystem
The ambitious DeFi liquidity project, Paradigm labs are shutting down its operations citing an inability to build a resilient business within the DEX ecosystem.

DeFi - Find Out What's Happening in Macau on This Exciting Topic
DeFi is explored in Macau by some of the leading names in this space. The FinWise Summit is second to none in delivering quality content at a fast pace

Six Cryptocurrency Trends to Watch in 2020
A quick look at some of the main developments and events on the horizon that are set to shape the digital asset market throughout 2020.

Top Banks in South Korea Select CenterPrime And Chainlink To Bring FX Rates Data to DeFi
Top banks in South Korea have selected Chainlink and CenterPrime to bring a blockchain-enabled decentralized finance solution for foreign exchange rates.

Central Bank Official: Blockchain Application Ideal for Chinese Commercial Banks
Li Wei, the Technology Departmental Head of the People’s Bank of China, has urged Chinese commercial banks to embrace blockchain and digital finance.

Fantom Collaborates With Dedaub To Automatically Detect Smart Contract Bugs With Watchdog
Scalable layer 1 platform Fantom announced its collaboration with Dedaub to leverage its automated system called Watchdog to look for smart contract bugs in the Fantom ecosystem.

JPMorgan Pulls Off First Live Trade on Public Blockchain
Through the trade, JPMorgan was able to issue tokenized $71,000. It was part of the Singapore central bank's pilot programs that are testing the use of DeFi in the banking sector.

Crypto Is The "Best Kept Secret in the World," Says Former NYSE President
Former NYSE President Thomas Farley says that crypto is the best-kept secret in the world.

NetCents Technology to Facilitate DeFi Investments on Its Platform
NetCents Technology, a cryptocurrency payments company, has signed an agreement with Vesto to enable decentralized finance (DeFi) protocols to run on its platform.

Mainstream Adoption of DeFi and DLT Is Coming, It Will Replace Banks, Says US Currency Comptroller
The US acting Comptroller of the Currency disclosed that roles played by banks will soon change due to cryptocurrencies and decentralized finance (DeFi).

Coinbase Reveals New Price Oracle Competing with Chainlink as a Major Rival in the DeFi Ecosystem
San Francisco-based crypto exchange Coinbase is taking the decentralized finance (DeFi) industry to the next level by releasing its Coinbase Price Oracle, a reliable source of signed price data for crypto pairs. Blockchain oracles provide paths between off-chain and on-chain events and are third-party information sources that supply data to blockchains. Blockchain oracles offer useful data for DeFi applications and other blockchain services.

Bitpanda Launches New Crypto Indices for Long-Term Diversified Portfolios
Bitpanda, a digital investment platform, rolled out at least four crypto indices for investors, providing more options by helping them to diversify their portfolios.

Binance Completes 21st Quarterly BNB Burn With $548M BNB Destroyed
Following its quarterly burn, the Binance (BNB) Chain has successfully eliminated $548 million worth of BNB; however, the market remains unaffected.

US Treasury to Increase DeFi Regulation
The US Treasury conducted a risk assessment of DeFi, finding it lacking in AML/CFT compliance, and reported money laundering, scammers, and North Korean hackers benefiting from the sector. The Treasury response to Biden's executive order suggests more regulation for DeFi, including compliance with the Bank Secrecy Act.

DeFi Funding Skyrockets 190% in 2022
Digital asset investment firms invested $2.7 billion in decentralized finance (DeFi) projects in 2022, marking a 190% increase from the previous year, while investments into centralized finance (CeFi) projects dropped by 73% to $4.3 billion. Despite the overall crypto funding figures falling from $31.92 billion to $18.25 billion, DeFi saw a near three-fold increase, potentially signaling it as the new high-growth area for the crypto industry, according to a CoinGecko report.

PayPal to Launch Crypto Trading Next Month in the U.K.
Payment provider PayPal Holdings Inc. revealed the company is planning to develop the next market in The United Kingdom to provide its crypto trading services.

Aave Outpaces Market with 9% Growth in Q2 2023, Launches GHO Stablecoin
ave's Q2 2023 report shows a 9% growth in total value supplied, outpacing the market. Key developments include the launch of GHO stablecoin, a rise in stETH deposits, and the anticipated release of Portals.

DeFi Hack Linked to North Korea
The $197 million DeFi hack on Euler Finance has been linked to North Korea after blockchain investigator Chainalysis identified that 100 ETH from the stolen funds was transferred to an address associated with North Korea-linked actors. While Chainalysis suspected the involvement of North Korea, it highlighted the possibility of misdirection by other hackers. Euler Labs CEO expressed disappointment in the hack, revealing that ten separate audits over two years assured its security.

Uniswap V3 Protocol License Expires, Allowing Developers to Fork Code
Uniswap V3 protocol’s Business Source License (BSL) has expired, allowing developers to fork the code and deploy their own decentralized exchange (DEX). The new “General Public License” now applies to the protocol. To fork the code, developers must use an “Additional Use Grant.”

Polygon Labs Critiques SEC Proposed Rulemaking That Threatens Permissionless Blockchain Networks
Polygon Labs, the leading blockchain technology firm, issued a response today to a proposed rule from the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) that redefines the term "exchange."

Euler Finance hacker returns $5.4M
The hacker who drained $197 million from Euler Finance in the biggest DeFi hack of 2023 so far reportedly returned around $5.4 million in Ether to the company. The funds were sent in three transactions from the hacker's address to Euler Finance's deployer address, but it remains to be seen if the hacker will return the rest of the stolen funds.

Polygon Announces Beta Launch of Zero-Knowledge Ethereum Virtual Machine
Polygon's zkEVM Ethereum scaling solution will deploy on mainnet beta March 27.

Crypto and NFT Communities Respond to Turkish Earthquake Relief Efforts
Many firms in the field have donated funding, on-the-ground help, and even future NFT charity efforts.

Despite the attacker borrowing 100 million BEUR
Damage estimates were $120 million.

Ethereum staking service Rocket Pool reaches $1 billion in total value
Decentralized network operators get 7.26% annually.

Japan Blockchain Association Proposes Cryptocurrency Tax Reforms to Government
The Japan Blockchain Association (JBA), led by Representative Director Yuji Kano of bitFlyer, submitted a proposal for cryptocurrency tax reforms to the government on July 28, 2023.

Two suspects have been arrested by the French police in connection with Platypus
French authorities apprehended two individuals in Platypus' $9.1 million exploit.

Hope Finance Scam Leaves Prospective DeFi Users Out of Pocket
Arbitrum-based algorithmic stablecoin startup Hope Finance loses $2 million to a smart contract attack.

BlockSec Launches Phalcon Fork for Private Chain Collaborative Testing
Blockchain security firm BlockSec has launched the Phalcon Fork toolkit for collaborative testing on private chains forked from the Ethereum mainnet. The toolkit provides more control for developers over testing, analysis, and debugging of transactions, while retaining services and states from the Ethereum mainnet. It also includes an integrated faucet for free fork network Ether (ETH) and Fork RPC for integration with Ethereum Virtual Machine-compatible development frameworks.

Uniswap v3 Protocol to Be Deploy to BNB Chain
80% of Uniswap users opted for BNB Chain's third decentralised exchange system. A "temperature check" determined community support. Five to seven weeks are needed to implement smart contracts.

Cryptocurrency Soars in Q1 2023
CoinGecko's Q1 2023 Crypto Industry Report shows Bitcoin as the best-performing asset, with a gain of 72.4%. DeFi and NFTs have also surged, while stablecoins saw a drop in market cap due to Binance USD shutdown and USDC depeg. The overall market capitalization reached $1.2 trillion at the end of Q1.

Jul 17 Trading Analysis: Even the best pandemic stock couldn't move the needle on earnings
BTC continues to snooze while ALTs continue to put on their dancing shoes with some DeFi names tracking double digit gains on a daily basis this week. If DeFi isn't enough, payments segment is also getting a bid on with Stellar making an announcement that they will be made available on Samsung mobile phones. So what if crypto celebrities and company twitter accounts got hacked, Bitcoin just had another free advertising campaign courtesy of these hackers. Bank of Thailand is also making greater progress in its central bank digital currency as it heads into Phase 3.

Euler Finance suffers $197M DeFi hack
Decentralized finance (DeFi) protocol Euler Finance lost nearly $197 million in a flash loan attack on March 13, impacting more than 11 other DeFi protocols. The vulnerability remained on-chain for eight months despite a $1 million bug bounty in place. Euler Finance disabled the vulnerable etoken module and vulnerable donation function, and has reached out to security firms and the ETH security community to help with the investigation and recover the stolen funds.

MakerDAO Votes to Bring Another Commercial Bank Into Its Ecosystem
MakerDAO is voting on adding a commercial bank.

DeFi Suffers $21M in Losses from Exploits
Decentralized finance (DeFi) platforms lost at least $21 million in February due to a series of exploits including flash loan reentrancy attacks, price oracle attacks, and other hacks across seven protocols. Noteworthy incidents included the reentrancy attacks on Platypus Finance and dForce network, the price oracle attack on BonqDAO, and the smart contract exploit on Hope Finance. These incidents follow a report by Chainalysis revealing that DeFi platforms lost $3.1 billion to hacks in 2022.

DeFi Execs Argue KYC as Solution to Combat Money Laundering in the Industry
DeFi executives at the WOW Summit in Hong Kong endorse KYC as a solution to tackle AML issues and combat hackers laundering stolen funds into clean money. However, there are concerns that KYC alone will not solve all AML problems and that different mechanisms should be used for different solutions.

0x Protocol's API is Live on Polygon Network
0x Project officially announced that its API is officially integrated with Polygon. The launch of the DEX liquidity API aims to expand this vibrant ecosystem Polygon.

US District Judge Rules in Favor of Custodial Arrangement for bZx DAO Members
A US district judge has ruled that bZx DAO transactions are custodial due to the ability for developers to upgrade a smart contract where the key is held by a single developer, as highlighted in a class-action lawsuit against bZx DAO and others. This may impact DeFi platforms that use multisigs and require them to obtain custody licenses to comply with the law.

DeFi Platform Texture Secures $5M in Funds to Develop Yield Management Tools
DeFi protocol Texture Finance has tapped $5m in funding from P2P Capital amongst others.

Mango Labs Sues Avraham Eisenberg for $47 Million
Mango Labs, the firm behind Mango Markets, has sued exploiter Avraham Eisenberg. The Jan. 25 complaint says Einseberg misused its platform for millions of dollars in cryptocurrency in 2022.

SushiSwap to Redirect Trading Fees to its treasury
SushiSwap will shortly transfer all trade fees to its treasury. 99.85% of voters "clawbacked" 10,936,284 unclaimed SUSHI ($14.8 million) tokens.

ShapeShift Responds to Elizabeth Warren
Shapeshift responded to Senator Warren's Valentine's Day Senate hearing statements on Twitter on Feb. 19.

Committee Appointed to Represent Unsecured Creditors in Genesis Global bankruptcy
In the Genesis Global bankruptcy case, unsecured creditors have a seven-member committee.

The DeFi space is on a path of steady recovery as good actors, MakerDAO, SushiSwap, and Aave were among 30 protocols engaged.

Galaxy Digital Invests $44 Million Into Institutional Cryptocurrency
Galaxy Digital invests $44 million in institutional bitcoin custody platform GK8 to integrate its asset storage and management capabilities.

Interchain Foundation to Spend $40 Million on Cosmos Ecosystem Development
The ICF supports adoption initiatives like Interchain Builders and Interchain NFTs while emphasizing core development.

The Wormhole hack: hacker shifts $155 million
On January 23, a DEX received $155 million in Ether. The Wormhole attack, which lost 120,000 Wrapped ETH on Feb. 2, was 2022's third biggest crypto heist.

DeFi Lending Protocol Compound Launched its Compound III Version
Defi lending protocol Compound announced that Compound III (V3)was officially launched on the Ethereum mainnet.

Polygon Announces the Launch of a Direct Bridge by Ren Protocol
Polygon’s official Twitter announced to launch a direct bridge to Polygon by Ren open protocol.

CITD to Issue HK$100 Million Bonds Utilizing Blockchain
China Information Technology Development Limited (CITD) (HKEX: 8178), a leading technology company specializing in AI and cloud technologies, has announced its plan to issue HK$100 million worth of Bonds using distributed ledger technology (DLT). The proposed issuance aims to revolutionize the bond market by leveraging blockchain and smart contract technologies.

Mango Markets Hacker Says He 'Did Nothing Wrong'
Avraham Eisenberg explained how profitable traders like him attract jealousy and hate.

$2 Million Worth of Cryptocurrency Lost in Dexible Hack
One of Dexible's founders lost $50,000 in bitcoin.

The Importance of NFTs in the Web3 industry
NFT token sales increased 67.57% to 101 million last year. DappRadar's Web3 adoption analysis found huge transaction growth in the Solana and ImmutableX ecosystems.

Total value locked in Ethereum-based Decentralized exchange
After community approval, Boba Network will instal Uniswap v3 as the sixth chain.

Fantom's Evolution: From Technical Innovations to Ecosystem Expansion
Fantom continues to innovate despite facing challenges in its DeFi ecosystem. With planned technical upgrades and a focus on growing its developer community, the network aims for a robust and diversified blockchain ecosystem.

Everlend Finance, a Solana-based decentralized finance
Solana protocol decentralises finance Closing Everlend Finance.

185 Blockchain Hacking Incidents with $920M Loss Reported by SlowMist in First Half of 2023
SlowMist, a renowned blockchain security firm, has recently published its mid-2023 report on Blockchain Security and Anti-Money Laundering (AML). The report offers a comprehensive overview of the current global landscape of blockchain security and AML developments.

Sber Bank's blockchain technology uses Metamask
Russia's biggest lender integrates its blockchain technology with Ethereum to enter DeFi and Web3. The connection lets users utilize Sber's tokens and smart contracts. Sberbank is developing blockchain goods. It requested a blockchain platform for its "Sbercoin" stablecoin from the Bank of Russia in 2021.

Compound Founder's New Venture Superstate To Bridge Traditional and Blockchain Finance
Compound's Founder and CEO, Robert Leshner, has announced the launch of a new venture, Superstate (@superstatefunds). "Superstate's mission is to create regulated financial products that bridge traditional markets & blockchain ecosystems," said Leshner, signaling a significant shift in the financial industry.

Wintermute-Backed Decentralized Exchange Bebop Expands to Polygon
Following its launch on the Ethereum blockchain in June, Bebop, a decentralized exchange incubated by crypto trading firm Wintermute, has now expanded support to Polygon.

Goldman Sachs Applies for a DeFi and Blockchain ETF to Optimize Investment Results
Banking giant Goldman Sachs applied for an exchange-traded fund (ETF) with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission intended to maximize investment results based on the performance of the Solactive DeFi and Blockchain index.

Blockchain Gaming is Having a market caps increment
The research also found that top gaming token market capitalization rose 122% in January.

Web3 Builders Reveals Suite of Tools to Combat DeFi exploits
Nicholas Horelik of Web3 Builders stated, “end users ought to have this functionality” to understand asset security.

Mars Hub Launches Independent Cosmos Application Chain
An airdrop on the mainnet will unlock 64.4 million MARS tokens for Terra Classic holders who held them throughout the two historical snapshots. Osmosis blockchain will launch the first Mars outpost in early 2023.

OpenTrade and WOO X Unite to Offer Tokenized T-Bills to Asian Investors
OpenTrade collaborates with WOO X to unveil access to tokenized T-Bills for Asian investors. This partnership, leveraging Circle Research’s Perimeter Protocol, is a response to the escalating demand for tokenized T-Bills over DeFi yields. Concurrently, WOO X advances its strategic footprint in South Korea, aligning with CODE compliance solutions to broaden its product accessibility in the region.

DeFi Insurance Claims Reach $34.4 Million
DeFi insurance firms paid out $34.4 million in claims in 2022, including $22.5 million for the collapse of Terra Luna and $4.7 million for FTX. DeFi insurance now covers eight major categories, but more work is needed to scale.

Circle Launches Circle Research with Perimeter Protocol
Circle launches 'Circle Research' to further technical innovation in crypto, blockchain, and Web3 through open-source research. The initiative's first contribution, Perimeter Protocol, sets a new standard for building on-chain credit markets. Circle releases the Perimeter white paper and public GitHub Repo to advance open protocol transacting with a focus on credit, catering to a wide range of credit scenarios.

Binance Launches Tax Reporting Tool to Help Users Comply with Local regulations
Binance Tax is offered to customers in France and Canada, with more territories to come.

Fireblocks Integrates Astar Network, Boosting Secure DeFi Access for Institutions
Fireblocks has now incorporated Astar Network. With the new integration, over 650 banks and financial institutions can now tap into Astar's thriving DeFi ecosystem, as well as trade, swap, and lend digital assets on Astar via Fireblocks.

PwC Report: Asian Institutional Investors Opt for Third-Party Custody Solutions for Digital Assets
A joint report by Aspen Digital and PwC titled "State of Digital Asset Custody - Understanding and implementing digital asset custody for institutional investors" reveals a rising demand for institutional-grade digital asset custody solutions among family offices, high-net-worth individuals (HNWIs), and external asset managers (EAMs) in Asia.

Shapella Upgrade, Privacy Concerns, Hacks, and Financial Inclusion
The DeFi space had a busy week with the successful completion of the Shapella upgrade on Ethereum, concerns over privacy related to staking, a major DeFi hack, and a partnership between Fonbnk and Tanda to increase financial inclusion in Africa. The top 100 DeFi tokens had a bullish week, and Glassnode predicted only a small percentage of staked ETH would be withdrawn.

The Metaverse: The Future of Social Life?
In December 2022, CoinWire polled 10,000 crypto investors. 69% of respondents expected the metaverse to change social lifestyle with a new entertainment model, and 65% expected it to affect social activities.

Ethereum's Revenue Hit $9.9B in 2021 as ETH Emerges as the Most Searched Project
Ethereum (ETH) scaled the heights in 2021 by generating revenue to the tune of $9.9 billion thanks to a couple of use cases on its network.

CEO of Composable Finance Vigorously Refutes Allegations
Composable Finance CEO Omar Zaki denies Karel Kubat's claims that his business violated SEC cease-and-desist orders.

DeFi Platform HashBrownSwap Appoints Ian Scarffe as Advisor
Ian Scarffe's extensive investment experience globally has won him a spot at HashBrownSwap (HBS) as a blockchain and cryptocurrency advisor.

Chainalysis Employs Coinbase Commerce to Facilitate Crypto Payments, Broadening Support for DeFi Sector
Chainalysis has announced the integration of Coinbase Commerce into its payment systems. This new feature enables users to settle invoices with a diverse selection of digital assets, including a variety of DeFi tokens.

1inch Joins Ethereum's zkSync Era for Faster DeFi Transactions
1inch, a decentralized finance (DeFi) protocol, has deployed its aggregation and limit order protocols on Ethereum's zkSync Era. The move is aimed at leveraging faster and cheaper transactions on the layer-2 scaling solution.

140 Million Users and 600 Tokens: Binance Celebrates 6th Anniversary
The largest cryptocurrency exchange Binance recently celebrated its 6th anniversary. The platform, which started as a crypto-to-crypto exchange with 5 tokens in 2 languages, now supports over 600 tokens in more than 40 languages, serving over 140 million users globally.

Stablecoin Depeg Event Reveals Risks to DeFi and Traditional Finance
Recent failures of established financial institutions, such as Silicon Valley Bank and Signature Bank, have highlighted the potential for distress to spread to the decentralized finance (DeFi) sector. The depegging of stablecoins, including Circle's USD coin (USDC), has also brought governance risks related to the custody of reserve assets to the forefront. Moody's anticipates that regulators could increase their scrutiny of stablecoins and require greater counterparty diversification.

The Financial Stability Board (FSB) is pushing for international regulations
Global standard-setting organisations are helping the Financial Stability Board evaluate DeFi legislation in numerous countries.

Russia largest bank is moving forward with the plan
Sberbank, Russia's biggest bank, will begin open DeFi platform testing in April 2023.

PancakeSwap Launches V3 with Lower Fees and Enhanced Capital Efficiency
PancakeSwap has launched version 3 of its automated market maker platform, featuring lower fees and enhanced capital efficiency. Liquidity providers can now select custom price ranges, allowing specific control over capital investments, and the release also includes four new trading fee tiers. The platform serves over 1.5 million unique users and has more upcoming features in development.

Stablecoin Protocol Frax Finance Launches Lending Market Fraxlend
Algorithmic stablecoin protocol Frax Finance has launched its own lending marketplace Fraxlend, allowing users to lend and borrow tokens belonging to the Chainlink data feed without permission.

Goldman Sachs to Launch Data Service to Classify Digital Assets
Goldman Sachs has floated a new crypto categorization tool dubbed Datanomy

Grayscale Pairs with Coindesk Index to Launch DeFi Fund and Index
Grayscale Investments has made a move to launch a new DeFi fund and index with Coindesk Index. Grayscale said that the new DeFi fund would give investors the ability to invest in the DeFi protocol.

Hackers exploit Raydium protocol, sending $2.7 million
Tornado Cash received 1,774.5 Ether (ETH) from the Raydium protocol exploiter. The Solana-based DeFi protocol was attacked on December 16, 2022. Hackers are being fought by exchange security personnel.

Luna Trading Draws Online Discussions in China Despite Crypto Ban
Despite being banned in China, cryptocurrency is gaining attraction in the country as the value of some of the world’s most prevailing digital currencies and Non-fungible tokens (NFTs) has increased.

Uniswap Officially Live on BNB Chain
Uniswap goes live on BNB Chain following a governance proposal, aiming for user growth, lower fees, and new market access.

Polygon Launches New Division Polygon Studios, Focusing on Blockchain Games and NFT Fields
Ethereum layer 2 scaling solution Polygon today announced establishing a new division, Polygon Studios, to focus on blockchain games and non-fungible tokens (NFTs).

Cardano's New Algorithmic Stablecoin DJED
ADA, Cardano's native token, backs the algorithmic stablecoin, which is tied 1:1 to the US dollar.

Hackers Launder $27 Million in Stolen Ethereum From North Korean
North Korean exploiters laundering June 2022 Harmony Bridge assault funding.

Bankless: Solana's Resilience and Prospects Amid Market Challenges
Solana has navigated through a challenging bear market and technical issues to emerge stronger in 2023. With improved network performance, diversification into new sectors like NFTs and AI, and upcoming developments like Neon EVM and Solang, Solana's future appears promising despite past setbacks.

Lido Announces Upcoming Upgrade, Introduces New Staking Router
Staking liquid Lido V2 will allow Ethereum staking reward withdrawals and better staking infrastructure.

Huobi to Discontinue Cloud Wallet Service in May 2023
Huobi Cloud Wallet will be shut off in May 2023 once Feb. 13 upgrades and maintenance end. and Jump Crypto Retrieve $225 Million in Crypto
The hacker's vaults show that Oasis sent 120,695 wstETH and 3,213 rETH to Jump Crypto on February 21.

Stablegains Sued for Allegedly Misleading Investors
Stablegains, a DeFi yield platform that closed in May, is being sued in California.

CFTC Receives DeFi Crash Course
Crypto executives provided a DeFi crash course to the CFTC during their first Technology Advisory Committee meeting. Topics included blockchain technology, decentralization, digital identity, and exploits and vulnerabilities.

Bitcoin Celebrates 13th Birthday as the Cryptocurrency Era Continues to Tick
On January 3, 2009, Bitcoin’s genesis block was mined, setting the ball rolling on what the crypto space would offer.

Injective Launches $150 Million Ecosystem
Injective, a layer-1 blockchain technology, is funding Cosmos network developers with $150 million. Pantera Capital, Kraken Ventures, Jump Crypto, and Gate Labs support the fund.

Web3 Security Losses Skyrocket to $889.26M in Q3 2023, Says Beosin Report
The Q3 2023 Global Web3 Security Report, jointly initiated by Beosin and SUSS NiFT, reveals a concerning escalation in the Web3 security landscape. The report shows that losses from hacks, phishing scams, and rug pulls reached $889.26M in Q3 2023, exceeding the combined losses of the first two quarters. The report also highlights the increasing threat posed by North Korea's Lazarus group.

Jump Crypto Recovers $140 Million Worth of Tokens from Wormhole Hack
Jump Crypto and Oasis recover $140m from Wormhole hack, showcasing importance of collaboration and innovation in fighting crypto hacks.

dYdX Founder Foresees 100x Growth in DeFi Derivatives
Antonio Juliano, founder of dYdX, predicts DeFi derivatives will grow 100x in the next few years, accounting for 2% of crypto derivative volume. This optimistic projection highlights the potential for investors and traders.

PancakeSwap Proposes to Deploy Mainnet on Aptos Blockchain
Developers of the decentralized exchange, PancakeSwap, on October 20, proposed its deployment to the Aptos blockchain due to the chain’s innovative and technical capabilities.

Cake DeFi Floats $100M Venture Fund for Web3.0
Cake DeFi, a Singapore-based decentralized finance investment platform, has launched its new $100 million venture capital arm.

Coinbase Identifies Four Key Innovations for its Layer-2 Network
Coinbase has identified four crucial innovations, including inflation-pegged "flatcoins," to be built on its recently launched layer-2 network Base. The other three areas are an on-chain reputation system, an on-chain limit order book exchange, and safer tools for DeFi.

Hackers exploit Raydium protocol, send $2.7 million
The Raydium protocol exploiter transmitted 1,774.5 ETH to Tornado Cash, a sanctioned cryptocurrency mixer. On December 16, 2022, the Solana-based DeFi protocol was attacked. Exchange security staff are fighting hackers.

The January figures are 92.7% lower than the $121.4 million
In January, crypto attacks cost PeckShield $8.8 million, compared to $121 million last year.

Sui Foundation Allocates Over $1M to 17 Emerging Projects
The Sui Foundation has earmarked over $1.05 million for 17 new projects aimed at bolstering the development and adoption of Sui. This initiative encompasses a wide range of sectors within the Sui ecosystem, including DeFi, gaming, and on-chain solutions, showcasing the foundation's dedication to fostering innovation and expanding the decentralized platform.

The new procedures included the requirement that all future code changes be approved by the DAO
"Aave V3" was launched in March 2022 and deployed on numerous EVM-compatible blockchains soon after. V3 helps consumers save money and enhance capital efficiency. It permits riskier collateral.

Bridge the gap between traditional finance and DeFi
User location was shown to affect transaction authorisation, with Europe having the best success rates.

UK Considers New DeFi Tax Regime
The UK's taxation arm of the Treasury, HM Revenue and Customs, has launched a consultation seeking input from individuals and entities engaged in DeFi activities on a possible new tax regime. Under the proposed changes, crypto used in DeFi transactions would not be treated as a disposal for tax purposes, but a Capital Gains Tax would be triggered when cryptocurrencies are disposed of in a non-DeFi transaction.

DeFi Giants Launch on Ethereum Layer 2 zkSync Era
Some of the biggest names in decentralized finance, including Uniswap, Sushi, Maker, and Curve, are set to launch on zero-knowledge proof roll-up zkSync Era on March 24. The Ethereum layer 2 scaling network has opened to users in alpha after four years in development, enabling faster and cheaper transactions.

Venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz voted against a Uniswap proposal
Andreessen Horowitz (a16z) opposed a final plan to instal Uniswap V3 on the BNB Chain utilising the Wormhole bridge.

Euler Finance Hacker Returns Majority of Stolen Funds
The hacker behind the $196 million exploit on lending protocol Euler Finance has returned the majority of the stolen assets, including 51,000 ETH and 7,737 ETH, worth a total of over $101 million at the time of writing. The hacker still controls some of the stolen assets, and the hack is considered the largest DeFi hack of 2023.

Ripple Reports Massive Sales Growth in Q3 Riding on Crypto Price Surge
Blockchain payments firm, Ripple Labs Inc has announced its sales record for the fiscal third quarter which comes in at $491.74 million.

Binance Launches In-Store Crypto Payment Solution with Ingenico
In Q2 2023, a crypto-to-fiat solution for fiat payments will pilot for retailers.

Bitwise to Launch Two Innovative Ethereum Futures ETFs on October 2
Bitwise Asset Management to launch two first-of-its-kind Ethereum Futures ETFs, AETH and BTOP, on October 2. The ETFs offer exposure to CME Ether futures in a regulated format.

DeFi Hacker Returns $5.4M to Euler Finance
A hacker who drained $197 million from Euler Finance returned 3,000 ETH ($5.4 million) to the deployer address, following a $1 million reward announcement by Euler Finance. The attacker used a multichain bridge to transfer funds from the BNB Chain to Ethereum and moved the stolen funds into Tornado Cash before returning the funds.

Euler Finance Hacker Returns Stolen Funds
Euler Finance has recovered most of the funds stolen in a flash loan attack that drained millions of dollars from various tokens, including Dai and USDC. After negotiating with the hacker, Euler Finance convinced the individual to return the majority of the stolen funds, resulting in the recovery of 12 million DAI and 10,580 ETH. The crypto community has applauded Euler Finance's efforts to recover the funds and restore investor confidence.

Dozens of AI-Powered Chatbot Tokens Found to Be Part of honeypot schemes
Blockchain security company PeckShield has warned about "dozens" of BingChatGPT pump-and-dump tokens.

Babel Finance explores new restructuring opportunities with DeFi project
Babel Finance is considering a new restructuring opportunity that involves the creation of a new decentralized finance (DeFi) project called Hope. This project aims to generate revenue to repay debts owed to creditors, and will mint a new stablecoin using Bitcoin and Ether as collateral.

DeFi Hackers Mint $11.6M in Stablecoins
Blockchain security firm PeckShield identified a hack that allowed an attacker to mint over 1 quadrillion Yearn Tether and then swap it for other stablecoins worth $11.6M. The attacker also managed to transfer 1,000 ETH to the cryptocurrency mixer Tornado Cash. DeFi protocols and Aave have confirmed that their current contracts and protocols were not affected by the exploit.

Webaverse Co-Founder Reveals $4 Million Crypto Hack
Webaverse co-founder Ahad Shams sent a public statement about being hacked for $4 million in a hotel lobby.

550 BNB lost in contract exploit by decentralized exchange
The CoW Swap team informed users that dealers do not need to cancel permissions due to the vulnerability.

1INCH Sets New All-Time High as Token Launches on Coinbase Pro
With the decentralized finance boom, many projects have emerged in the DeFi market. 1INCH stands out among them.

Maker Hits a New All-Time High Close to the $5,000 Mark
Maker has grown nearly eight-fold since the beginning of this year. It hit a record high of $4,995 today, breaking the $4,500 mark in one clean swoop.

1inch Launches Wallet on Apple iOS App Store
1inch, a decentralized exchange aggregator operating on both Ethereum and Binance Smart Chain, launched its wallets on Apple iOS this Tuesday.

Jul 13 Trading Analysis: Dont confuse the lack of volatility with stability
BTC has been relatively unaspiring this weekend as ALTs continue to steal the limelight with LINK, Tezos, and Defi names making good gains. For example, ChainLink has hit an all-time high over the weekend with the market pundits citing near record network usage and mainstream adoption (over 45 partners since April). Strategy: Continue to load up BTC options 8-8.5k puts,,,,,

Market Watch: Stock vs Crypto Performance, Tesla, Apple, Bitcoin and Ethereum Compared
What it the correlation between crypto and the stock market? We analyze Nasdaq, Dow, Apple, Tesla, Microsoft, Bitcoin, Ethereum. Unlimited QE is the most important factor.