Category: DeFi

Terra Fiasco Stirs Value Locked in Defi — Lido, Anchor Plummet to Lower Positions

Decentralized finance (defi) protocols are having a hard time weathering the storm, as the total value locked in defi today is down 39.26% since April 3, from $230.18 billion to the current $139.81 billion. The sudden value drop stemming from Terra’s......

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......

Attackers Steal $80 Million From Rari Capital’s Fuse Platform, Fei Protocol Suffers From Exploit

According to a report from the blockchain company Blocsec, Rari Capital’s Fuse platform has lost roughly $80 million from a “reentrancy vulnerability.” On Saturday, Fei Protocol’s official Twitter account confirmed it lost funds from the Rari Fuse platform exploit. $80 Million......

$19.2 Billion in Staked Assets — Liquid Staking Solution Lido Set to Surpass Curve’s TVL

While the total value locked (TVL) in decentralized finance (defi) hovers just above the $214 billion mark, a defi protocol called Lido has been moving closer toward taking Curve’s top spot in terms of TVL in a defi protocol. Currently, the......

Regulatory Arm of UAE Financial Centre Releases Defi Discussion Paper

The regulatory arm of UAE’s financial centre, Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM), has released a discussion paper that is seeking stakeholders’ comments regarding the regulation of decentralized finance (defi). The paper also makes clear the regulator’s stance regarding the anonymity of......

UAE Venture Capital Firm Launches $100 Million Seed Fund for Blockchain and Crypto Projects

Cypher Capital, a United Arab Emirates (UAE)-based venture capital (VC) firm, has announced the launch of a $100 million seed fund that will primarily avail funding to decentralized finance (defi), gamefi, and metaverse projects. Mentoring of Entrepreneurs A United Arab Emirates......

Defi Protocol Anchor to Implement ‘Semi-Dynamic Earn Rate’ Following Governance Vote

On Thursday, the team behind the lending protocol Anchor announced that a proposal has passed and the decentralized money market will “implement a more sustainable semi-dynamic earn rate.” Following the announcement, the value of the protocol’s native token ANC slipped roughly......

‘100x Lower Than L1 Fees’ — Alchemy Integrates Ethereum L2 Product Starknet to Increase Web3 Scalability

According to the startup Starkware, the team’s Ethereum layer two (L2) service Starknet has been integrated by the blockchain API and node service Alchemy. Developers can now leverage Alchemy’s infrastructure tools alongside Starknet’s zero-knowledge (ZK) rollup technology. Israel-Based Startup Starkware Partners......

Value Locked in Defi Rebounds — Smart Contract Tokens CPH, LUNA, XCP Lead the Pack

The total value locked in decentralized finance (defi) has managed to jump above the $200 billion zone, as crypto markets have rebounded from the market downturn last week. A number of native assets from the $611 billion worth of smart contract......