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MakerDAO Users Hosed by March Flash Crash Won’t Get MKR Payouts, Say MKR Whales

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...

Adventures, ghost tours and big skies await visitors to the Cape Winelands

“The Cape Winelands District: a thousand things to do and then some wine!” These words aptly describe this unique area, home to wonderful places situated in wide open spaces, where adventure is not only possible, but likely! If you are planning your post-pandemic escape, the Cape Winelands District welcomes you warmly. The district offers something...

Parity Upgrades Polkadot’s Underlying Tech

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...

Eusebius McKaiser: The DA’s next leader should have a diverse political toolkit

The Democratic Alliance (DA) should choose Mbali Ntuli as its next leader but will make the mistake of choosing John Steenhuisen.  If I turn out to be wrong about how the leadership race ends, I will apologise to voting delegates of the DA for my poor predictive powers. The choice between Ntuli and Steenhuisen is...

Origin Debuts OUSD, a Stablecoin That Works Like a Savings Account

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,...

Javett Art Centre at the University of Pretoria to reopen on Heritage Day

The Javett Art Centre at the University of Pretoria (Javett-UP) reopens on Heritage Day, Thursday  September 24 at 10am with a new, drive-through exhibition of South African sculpture. The drive-through sculpture exhibition includes numerous beautiful and thought-provoking pieces by South African artists, including (but not limited to) works by Owen Ndou, Aziwimpheleli Magoro, Lucky Makamu...
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