Category: DAI

Dydx Processed $1.1 Billion Cryptocurrency Loans in 12 Months — 70% in Just 60 Days

Dydx Processed $1.1 Billion Cryptocurrency Loans in 12 Months — 70% in Just 60 DaysCryptocurrency lender Dydx advanced a total of $1.14 billion in digital asset loans over the past 12 months. But about 70% of the money was borrowed in just two months, February and March, as coronavirus-linked volatility triggered a frenzy of borrowing among investors. Monthly volume remained below $100 million in the nine months to January […]

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Anyone Can Host a Crypto Exchange – Tim Draper Backed Startup Launches New WordPress Plugin

Anyone Can Host a Crypto Exchange - Tim Draper Backed Startup Launches New Wordpress PluginThere’s a new plugin available that gives people the ability to launch a cryptocurrency exchange on any WordPress-based website. The project called Wpcryptoexchange is a product created by the Tim Draper-backed startup Draper Goren Holm. With the plugin, anyone can launch a digital currency trading platform that allows people to swap various cryptos and also […]

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Coronavirus Fuels P2P Connectivity: Crypto-Driven Meshnet Gives Rural Towns Internet

While the coronavirus wreaks havoc on the economy across the U.S., a number of the 1,737 residents from Clatskanie, Oregon can’t obtain an internet service provider (ISP). The situation has motivated the town to adopt a decentralized meshnet ISP called Althea and the network’s users are paid in cryptocurrency for relaying. Also read: Film Reels […]

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Stablecoin Market Caps Swell Over $7 Billion – Volumes Surpass Most Trading Pairs

While most digital assets have been suffering, stablecoins have been surging since the market downturn in mid-March and tether (USDT) is capturing more than 70% of BTC trades today. Besides tether, a wide range of other dollar-pegged cryptocurrencies have also benefited this month, as the market valuation of eight different stablecoins combined is well over […]

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Devs Debate Using USDC for Collateral After DAI Stablecoin Faces Liquidity Issues

Devs Debate Using USDC for Collateral After Stablecoin DAI Faces Liquidity IssuesSince March 12, the Makerdao community has been struggling with the stablecoin DAI which has been over $4 million undercollaterized since the crypto market carnage started. On March 18, the developers plan to auction newly minted maker (MKR) tokens in order to remove the outstanding debt. However, the auction might not be enough and the […]

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Traders Flock to Tether, USDC, PAX – Stablecoins See Great Demand After Crypto Market Havoc

Traders Flock to Tether, USDC, PAX - Stablecoins See Great Demand After Market HavocStablecoins have seen massive volume and growth this month especially after the market carnage on March 12. Per usual, tether has been the king of stablecoins following the market downturn, but the 4.6 billion USDT wasn’t enough for all the liquidity needed to shield the storm. Other tokens pegged to the U.S. dollar like USDC, […]

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ETH Price Strains Defi Collateral Loans as ‘Black Swan’ Event Strikes Makerdao

ETH Price Strains Defi Collateral Loans as 'Black Swan' Event Strikes MakerdaoThe price of ethereum dropping double digits on March 12 sent shockwaves through the decentralized finance (defi) community. Makerdao’s single collateral DAI has been struggling and the low price of ETH has left millions worth of DAI undercollateralized. The defi project’s undercollateralizition was also blamed on price oracle discrepancies. Also read: The 35 Most Influential […]

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Understanding Defi Flash Loans: Complex Attacks, Inflation and Composable Systems

Understanding Defi Flash Loans - Complex Attacks, Inflation and Composable SystemsTwo recent flash loans on the defi platform Bzx have started a fierce debate about the subject of using uncollateralized loans in a quick trade. Essentially these flash loans are providing people with the ability to borrow crypto without relinquishing any collateral. The scheme was used to exploit funds from the Bzx platform twice, as […]

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Defi Market Surpasses $1 Billion – But There’s a Catch

Defi Market Surpasses $1 Billion – But There’s a CatchThe total value locked (TVL) in decentralized finance applications has surpassed $1 billion, prompting celebrations from the Ethereum community. Not everyone has been swift to toast the milestone, however, with suggestions that the true value locked into defi protocols is materially lower. Meanwhile, creeping competition from centralized lenders shows that defi will have to innovate […]

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Ethereum’s Value Transfer Is Now Dominated by Stablecoins

Research Shows Ethereum Blockchain Dominated by StablecoinsThe Ethereum (ETH) blockchain has become home to a number of stablecoins. On January 29, Messari researcher Ryan Watkins explained that the stablecoin value transfer issued on the ETH chain recently flipped the number of native ether transactions. Essentially, Ethereum’s value transfer is now largely made up of stablecoins like tether, pax, and dai. Also […]

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New Stablecoins Commence a Fresh Assault on Tether

New Stablecoins Commence a Fresh Assault on TetherCan any stablecoin topple tether? In 2019, the answer to that question was an emphatic ‘No.’ Despite a string of stablecoins being released onto the market, tether (USDT) increased its grip on the cryptoconomy’s fiat supply, racking up $127B of on-chain volume on Ethereum alone. This year, the king of stablecoins faces a renewed assault […]

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Stablecoins Are Crypto’s Version of Fractional Reserve Banking

Stablecoins Are Crypto's Version of Fractional Reserve BankingStablecoins provide much sought after stability in the volatile crypto markets. They are sometimes even said to affect the price of bitcoin in drastic fashion. Tether (USDT) in particular continues to be widely scrutinized for this, with recent lawsuits about conflicts of interest and price manipulation being hotly contested. More important to dive into, however, […]

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Maker’s Stability Fee Drops to 5.5% After Multi-Collateral Dai Announcement

Maker's Stability Fee Drops to 5.5% After Multi-Collateral Dai AnnouncementAccording to the CEO of the Maker Foundation, Rune Christensen, Multi-Collateral Dai (MCD) will launch on November 18. On October 28, Maker’s stability fee was reduced by a ‘whale’ with roughly 94% of the voting power. Also Read: French Ministry of Education Publishes Bitcoin Resource Guide for Educators Maker’s Multi-Collateral Dai Will Launch November 18 […]

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