30% of Today’s Staked Ethereum Is Tied to Lido’s Liquid Staking, 8 ETH 2.0 Pools Command $8.1 Billion in Value

In roughly three days Ethereum is expected to transition from a proof-of-work (PoW) blockchain network to a proof-of-stake (PoS) version via The Merge. Ahead of the transition, the liquid staking project Lido has seen a lot more activity as the value......

Value Locked in Lido Rises Prior to Ethereum’s Merge, LDO Token Jumps 23% Higher in 7 Days

In eight days Ethereum is planning to undergo one of the most intensive upgrades since the DAO hard fork in 2016, as The Merge aims to change the network’s consensus mechanism from proof-of-work (PoW) to proof-of-stake (PoS). Amid the lead-up to......

Stablecoin Issuer Tether Won’t Freeze Tornado Cash Addresses, Says Premature Freezing Could Jeopardize Investigations

While the crypto community is still talking about the U.S. government banning the ethereum mixing platform Tornado Cash, the stablecoin issuer Tether Holdings Limited revealed on Wednesday that the company would not “freeze Tornado Cash addresses.” Tether’s recently published blog post......

Value Locked in Defi Stalls Before Reaching the $100 Billion Mark, Cross-Chain Bridge Statistics Crater

During the last few weeks, the total value locked (TVL) in decentralized finance (defi) has come awfully close to reaching the $100 billion mark again, but it fell short this week. Today, the value locked across the defi ecosystem is $86.22......

100-Year-Old Pennsylvania-Based Bank Approved to Leverage Makerdao’s Stablecoin Vault

Makerdao, the decentralized autonomous organization (DAO) that issues the stablecoin DAI, approved a governance proposal that provides “collateral integration from a U.S.-based bank.” The Makerdao governance proposal passed by a majority vote of more than 87%, and it gives the U.S.......

Value Locked in Defi Swells by $7 Billion, Tron’s TVL Spikes 34.85%, Ethereum Dominates by 62%

After tapping a 2022 low of $70 billion on June 19, the total value locked (TVL) in decentralized finance (defi) has increased by more than $7 billion. During the last seven days, the TVL in defi held within the Ethereum blockchain......

Value Locked in Decentralized Finance Slides 17% Lower Over the Last 30 Days

The value locked in decentralized finance (defi) protocols has lost 17.77% over the last 30 days, falling from $221.67 billion to today’s $182.27 billion. Moreover, statistics show the total value locked (TVL) across a broad range of defi protocols shed significant......

Tron DAO Reserve Purchases $38 Million in TRX to Safeguard the Stablecoin USDD

On May 5, Tron’s algorithmic stablecoin USDD went live and so far, the fiat-pegged token has been listed on a number of decentralized finance (defi) protocols. Two days later, the Tron DAO Reserve announced it purchased 504.6 million tron (TRX) to......

Tron’s Justin Sun Reveals Decentralized Algorithmic Stablecoin USDD

On April 21, Justin Sun, the founder of Tron, announced the launch of a decentralized algorithmic stablecoin called USDD. Sun said on Thursday that the USDD Network will “provide custody service for the $10 [billion] worth of highly liquid assets raised......

Stablecoin Economy Continues to Balloon as USDC’s Market Cap Crosses $50 Billion

As the entire lot of 12,333 digital currencies hovers just above $1.8 trillion in value, the stablecoin economy has recently swelled to $178.8 billion or 9.9% of the entire crypto economy. Out of the top five stablecoins, usd coin (USDC) saw......