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.


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.


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.


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.


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…

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Interest Rates


Highest YieldsNexo Lend at 8% APY, Fulcrum at 6.10% APY

Cheapest LoansAave at 3.65% APY, Compound at 4.18% APY

MakerDAO Updates

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

Cheapest Loans: Aave at 3.22% APY, Compound at 3.39% APY

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Stat Box

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%)

DAI Supply: 5.17B (up 4.87%)

Total DeFi Users2,921,500 (up 1.90%)

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[Fabian Klauder – DeFi Times] – Exploring Information Markets on Polygon

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