To the DeFi community,

This week, Claimable  helped DeFi users claim more than $50,000 in tokens from various airdrops like Uniswap, 1inch, Badger, and Tornado Cash – bringing prosperity and a new group of grateful uses.

 

The Federal Reserve is taking a comprehensive look at DeFi protocols, sharing a detailed report on the industry ranging from basic crypto building blocks to the finer points of building and using decentralized exchanges like Uniswap or generating crypto-collateralized loans via services like MakerDAO.

 

Two of the biggest narratives of 2020 finally collided this week to the tune of a $1.5 billion investment in Bitcoin by Tesla, as Elon seems to be falling deeper and deeper into the crypto rabbit hole. 

 

Keep in mind, a good chunk of Elon’s original wealth came from helping build PayPal, arguably one of the most successful electronic payment companies ever created, so he knows his stuff when it comes to digital money. Doge and Bitcoin today, Ethereum and DeFi tomorrow.

 

Speaking of digital pioneers, Mark Cuban is also getting in on the new financial wave, and he seems very bullish about both digital gold and its place in the DeFi universe.

 

Now that just about anyone who knows Tesla knows about Bitcoin, it might be getting a little late to tell friends, family, and Telegram groups that ‘it’s still so early’ in the arc of the original cryptocurrency. DeFi, on the other hand, is just starting to come into its own, and is generating heaps more value than Bitcoin or even Ethereum did in their early years.

So keep your eyes peeled for product-market fit, dev teams that ship like it’s going out of style, and try not to let mind-numbing paper gains distract you from the potential for the best DeFi protocols to keep climbing higher. This is a financial revolution, and we are still early indeed.

Interest Rates

DAI

Highest YieldsdYdX at 38.28% APY, Fulcrum at 15.05% APY

Cheapest LoansCoinList at 3.00% APY, Aave at 7.79% APY

MakerDAO Updates

DAI Savings Rate: 0.00%

Base Fee: 0.00%

ETH Stability Fee: 2.50%

USDC Stability Fee: 0.00%

WBTC Stability Fee: 4.50%

USDC

Highest YieldsdYdX at 33.68% APY,  Fulcrum at 14.07% APY

Cheapest LoansCoinList at 1% APY, Aave at 7.8% APY

Top Stories

St.Louis Federal Bank Talks DeFi

The St. Louis FED reads up on DeFi with an in depth look at the inner workings of the ongoing financial revolution.

 

Claimable Helps Ethereans Claim Forgotten Airdrops

Claimable spreads joy by uncovering free money (and governing power) you didn’t even know you had.

PoolTogether Introduces Prize Pool Builder

PoolTogether lets users customize their own no-loss lotteries for fun and profit.

Armor.Fi New Liquidity Incentives and Institutional Partner

Armor adds new liquidity incentives to help spread pay-as-you-go coverage.

UMA Introduces KPI Options

UMA debuts new synthetic tokens to further align protocol and loyal users.

 

Stat Box

Total Value Locked$41.06B (up 16.09% since last week)

DeFi Market Cap$82.97B (up 24.37%)

DEX Weekly Volume$14.49B (up 7.01%)

DAI Supply: 2.04B (up 12.64%)

Total DeFi Users1,386,000 (up 2.29%)

Bonus Reads

[Brian Flynn – Bankless] Your Wallet is Your Resume

[Cooper Turley – The Defiant] – Tornado Cash Rewards Security Focused Power Users

[Cami Russo – The Defiant] – Elon Musk Spooks ETH Futures Bears

[Chris Powers – Dose of DeFi] – On-chain capital pools

[Anthony Sassano – The Daily Gwei] – Pioneers – The Daily Gwei #180

[Owen Fernau – The Defiant] – MetaMask Raking in ~$170k/Day Shows DeFi Wallets Work as Businesses

[Anthony Sassano – The Daily Gwei] – Being Early – The Daily Gwei #182