Category: Decentralized Finance

Economic justice doesn’t need the blockchain, say advisors to ‘The Squad’

Economic justice doesn’t need the blockchain, say advisors to ‘The Squad’

American progressives, particularly the high-profile group of Congresswomen known as “the Squad,” have been highly vocal on questions of economic equity, the corrosive social impact of Big Tech and the need to reimagine fiscal and monetary policy in the post-2008 and post-COVID-19 political moment. How do they view blockchain technologies and the subsequent debates that […]

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DeFi the odds: Total user numbers up 55% in just six weeks

DeFi the odds: Total user numbers up 55% in just six weeks

Decentralized finance users steadily increased by 40% during October, despite many DeFi tokens posting heavy losses for the month. 9167 Total views 44 Total shares While many decentralized finance tokens suffered heavy losses last month, prompting hastily written obituaries about the DeFi “bubble,” metrics measuring user activity saw sustained, sector-wide growth. According to crypto market […]

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DEX volumes pumped over 1,000% in Q3 before October saw the DeFi craze cool

DEX volumes pumped over 1,000% in Q3 before October saw the DeFi craze cool

Despite pullback, trading volumes on decentralized exchanges are still significantly higher than Q2. 4033 Total views 32 Total shares The trading volume on decentralized exchanges, or DEXs, reached $42.6 billion during Q3 2020, marking an increase of 1,132% on the previous quarter, according to a recent industry report from TokenInsight. However, October saw figures pull […]

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DeFi won’t last long without unlocking Bitcoin’s $250B treasure chest

DeFi won’t last long without unlocking Bitcoin’s $250B treasure chest

Decentralized finance is a fairly new, nuanced concept for mainstream audiences. At its core, DeFi promises a revamped global financial system equipped with savings, loans and inventive yield-earning opportunities that enable innovative financial products without centralized gatekeepers. Since Jan. 1, this promise has been met with a demand that has exceeded $11 billion in total […]

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