To the DeFi community,
This week, Kyber Network launched its Rainmaker liquidity mining program on Polygon, using the Kyber Dynamic Market Maker framework to improve access to liquidity across different DEX on the leading DeFi scaling solution. Rainmaker will distribute $25 million in liquidity mining rewards over the next three months, with rewards paid in KNC and MATIC tokens.
🌧Rainmaker Liquidity Mining is in full swing!
In less than 24h, Kyber DMM TVL has risen 15x🚀 to $200M, with $21B in amplified liquidity!
👨🌾Visit our Yield page to view eligible pools: https://t.co/1sULbav9yR
— Kyber Network (@KyberNetwork) July 1, 2021
Perpetual Protocol announced V2, launching on Arbitum and using Uniswap v3 to reduce slippage on large trades. Users can also open multiple positions against a common account balance, allowing greater diversification among different perpetual contracts.
1/ Perpetual Protocol V2
It's time to update this thread I made on @perpprotocol in January when the cumulative trading volume was $400mm. Today it's approaching $20B.
Below outlines the changes in architecture to the largest derivatives DEX in DeFi. $PERP
— McKenna (@Crypto_McKenna) July 1, 2021
Blockchain analytics platform Nansen closed a $12 million funding round led by a16z and joined by Skyfall Ventures, Coinbase Ventures, and QCP Capital. The Ethereum-focused analytics firm will use the funds to hire additional talent and add analysis of scaling solutions to the analysis including Polygon and Optimism.
We're excited to announce that Nansen has raised a $12 million Series A round led by @a16z!
Read the announcement below:https://t.co/YU2a99MlOP
— NansΞn (@nansen_ai) June 29, 2021
And Compound Finance announced Compound Treasury, allowing corporate and institutional users to generate 4% interest on USD capital allocated to the system, with no term lockups or non-native blockchain fees. The offering reduces the complexity of generating returns from DeFi protocols while offering monthly performance reporting and avoiding crypto volatility.
I've started to simp for @rleshner
Inflation-resistant stable yield is a killer use case for crypto, and Compound Treasury is a huge step forward to productizing it for the masses.
— Do StableKwon 🌖 (@d0h0k1) June 30, 2021
It’s been a big week for innovation in DeFi, showcasing one of the most exciting aspects about the emerging industry. Dynamic automated market makers aggregating and optimising liquidity, perpetual protocols that scale and leverage complementary DeFi projects to improve market maker returns, and the first large-scale efforts to bring DeFi to institutions are all coming together to democratize finance away from the control of just a few centralized institutions. Did we mention the industry is only two years old?
As more funds and interest build for DeFi, on-chain analytics like those from Nansen will be increasingly important as institutions and industry-specific players work to understand the shifting world around them, and will likely be a key component in helping regulators develop a framework for law enforcement without crippling the attributes that make DeFi so attractive in the first place – rapid development and broad access around the world.
It can feel hard to imagine, but DeFi could grow another 10x from where it stands today, and nearly as quickly. DAOs are another nascent blockchain-based framework that will almost certainly cause a seismic shift in how work and collaboration are organized. Stay tuned…
DAI Savings Rate: 0.00%
Base Fee: 0.00%
ETH Stability Fee: 5.50%
USDC Stability Fee: 0.00%
WBTC Stability Fee: 4.50%
Highest Yields: Celsius at 8.88% APY, BlockFi at 8.56% APY
Total Value Locked: $52.3B (up 4.31% since last week)
DeFi Market Cap: $66.25B (up 5.0%)
DEX Weekly Volume: $16.3B (down -6.0%)
Total DeFi Users: 2,921,500 (up 1.90%)
[Kain Warwick – Synthetix Blog] – DAO First Capital Formation
[MakerDAO Blog] – How to Learn About and Get Involved with DeFi Communities
[Owen Fernau – The Defiant] – Federal Reserve Bigwig Defends Stablecoins as Alternative to Digital Dollars
[Fabian Klauder – DeFi Times] – Exploring Information Markets on Polygon
[Ben Giove – Bankless] – Best DeFi Yields on USD | Q3 2021
Alex is a Content Writer at Circle, with previous experience at tech startups, Fortune 500 corporations, and as a freelance writer and analyst. Interests include cutting-edge technologies in blockchain, energy, supply chains, transportation, urban living, and more and he has been in the crypto community since 2014.