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MakerDAO will not compensate victims of March 12’s “Black Thursday” flash crash that left some of the decentralized finance (DeFi) platform’s investors out $8.33 million, according to a vote that closed Tuesday. The Maker community had initially voted in early April to refund sunken investors.  Nearly six months later and the community – represented by...
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Parity Technologies has released the second version of its blockchain building kit, Substrate 2.0, according to a blog post shared Wednesday with CoinDesk.  The new release gives developers additional tools to customize a blockchain “precisely for your application or business logic,” the post reads.  Parity Technologies is the developer of the Polkadot blockchain with ambitions...
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Peer-to-peer commerce company Origin is announcing Origin Dollars, or OUSD, a stablecoin whose reserves leverage decentralized finance (DeFi) so that balances grow wherever it resides, no staking or account required. “One thing we’ve all seen in DeFi is a much smaller audience gets it. The barrier to entry is much higher,” Matthew Liu, Origin’s cofounder,...
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Bitcoin stuck around $10,400 for most of Tuesday. Meanwhile, ether holders are increasingly choosing smart contracts to park the cryptocurrency. Bitcoin (BTC) trading around $10,494 as of 20:00 UTC (4 p.m. EDT). Gaining 0.10% over the previous 24 hours. Bitcoin’s 24-hour range: $10,357-$10,532 BTC above its 10-day moving average but below the 50-day, a sideways...
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Helium’s plan to create a decentralized wireless network may be about to gain altitude. The company, which aims to create a token-powered wireless network for Internet of Things (IoT) devices, announced Tuesday it’s no longer the sole manufacturer of Helium hotspots, which create the Helium network by mining the project’s HNT cryptocurrency.  RAK Wireless, a...
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A group of anonymous Uniswap users is trying to unite the many small holders of the UNI governance token to deal with potential problems in the automated market maker’s (AMM) governance. Yet that is what the launch of UNI last week was supposed to do. The big initiative being promoted by this “union” is UNI...
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Bitcoin and ether both dropped Monday as global markets conducted a selling session. Bitcoin (BTC) trading around $10,492 as of 20:00 UTC (4 p.m. EDT). Slipping 3.6% over the previous 24 hours. Bitcoin’s 24-hour range: $10,179-$10,994. BTC below its 10-day and 50-day moving averages, a bearish signal for market technicians. Bitcoin trading on Coinbase since...
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China sees its digital yuan as a “new battlefield,” DeFi’s Curve has a new dividend program and a yet-to-launch platform is pursuing an “Initial DEX Offering.” Top shelf ‘New battlefield’China’s central bank gave an inside look into its motivations for developing a digital currency (CBDC) for retail and governmental use. In a commentary published by China Finance, a...
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This week’s “Long Reads Sunday” reading is from macro analyst Lyn Alden and focuses on the inflation vs. deflation debate in historical context. When monetary policy is effective versus when fiscal policy needs to take over  How short-term debt cycles add up to long-term debt cycles that have very different remedies Why long-term debt cycles...
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Some say that meaningful change happens gradually. Others insist it erupts unexpectedly. This week, we saw that both are true.  Earlier this week, the Wyoming Banking Board voted to approve the application from San Francisco-based crypto exchange Kraken for a Special Purpose Depositary Institution (SPDI) banking charter. Yes, one of the crypto industry’s oldest exchanges...
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