- Aave launches genesis governance for LEND migration
- Keep Network launches tBTC
- Dune Analytics closes $2M seed round
- Set Protocol launches USD APY Set
- Origin Protocol releases yield-bearing OUSD stablecoin
Welcome to This Week in DeFi!
A weekly newsletter covering all the top stories in Decentralized Finance (DeFi).
DeFi is one of the fastest-growing industries in the world. It’s nearly impossible to stay up to date with everything.
To help, we’ve decided to create a concise newsletter allowing anyone to easily get caught up with the week in DeFi in a single email.
In this newsletter, you’ll find:
- An opening note with the top trend from the past week
- An executive summary on the top stories in DeFi
- Lending rates update
- The Stat Box: key figures and metrics in DeFi
- Curated content from industry leaders
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–Lucas from DeFi Rate
- Uniswap launches UNI governance token
- DeFi Pulse launches DeFi Index with Set Protocol
- Synthetix Launches Volume Rebate Program
- Teller Announces Liquidity Mining
- Fair Launch Capital Showcase first launch partner, Marqet
- Chef Nomi pulls the rug on SushiSwap
- UMA Partners with Ren for Bitcoin-backed Yield Dollar
- yEarn release StableCredit
- Perpetual Protocol uses Liquidity Boostrap Pool for PERP tokensale
- Hegic launches Initial Bonding Curve Offering
- ConsenSys acquires JP Morgan’s Quorum Blockchain
- Zapper closes at $1.5M Seed Round lead by Framework Ventures and Libertus Capital
- Aave acquires an Electronic Money Institute license for DeFi fiat onramps
- 1inch announces utility token with Mooniswap liquidity mining
- Balancer passes BAL Liquidity Staking
- dYdX integrates StarkEx for privacy-preserving L2 scalability
- OMG Network onboards Tether for L2 scaling
- yEarn introduces yInsurance for KYC-less coverage
- Binance launches a DeFi Savings product using Compound
- More Wrapped Bitcoin is created than Bitcoin is mined
- Yam Finance launches yield farming mania
- Yam Finance V1 shuts down less than 48 hours after launch
- Coinbase introduces Bitcoin-backed cash loans for US customers
- Curve deploys it’s native governance token – CRV
- Aave announces V2 protocol upgrades with new features and gas optimizations
- Uniswap announced an $11M Series A round
- Aave showcases Credit Delegation with DeversiFi
- Set Protocol announced V2 upgrades with yield farming support
- dYdX releases ETH-USD perpetual futures with 10x leverage and no expiry
- Alex Masmej debuts ALEX Yield Farming for Uniswap liquidity
- Opyn closes a $2.1M seed round for a generalized option protocol
- Balancer distributes BAL governance tokens from 3 weeks of liquidity mining
- Ampleforth launches AMPL Uniswap incentives through Geyser
- Kyber Network announced Kyber Community Pool for KyberDAO KNC zero-fee delegation
- mStable shares plans for MTA governance token distribution using mUSD liquidity incentives
- Curve integrates the RenVM for permissionless BTC onramps
- Aave crossed $100M in market size
- The Graph Protocol partners with ChainLink for powerful middleware
- Synthetix adds Balancer incentives for SNX/USDC liquidity
- Opium Network launches pre-market trading for COMP and BAL
- Balancer Labs starts liquidity mining for BAL governance tokens
- OMG Network launch Layer 2 scaling on mainnet with support for USDT
- Numerai raised $3M via an NMR tokensale for Erasure development
- Deversifi release V2 of their privacy-focused L2 DEX.
- DeFi reaches $1B in Total Value Locked!
- Ren Protocol launches the RenVM
- Compound releases details on COMP governance token distribution
- Aave integrates Uniswap LP tokens for the creation of a Uniswap Money Market
- Consensys acquires Fluidity – the team behind AirSwap and the Tokenized Asset Portfolio
- mStable debuts their new stablecoin – mUSD
- Aave teases new governance upgrade
- Maker elects to support WBTC as collateral to mint DAI
- Synthetix debuts their new L2 exchange with a testnet trading competition
- Strike Protocol announces its protocol to introduce 20x leverage on any asset
- IDEO introduces the SAFG token distribution model
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