Compound

Options Protocol Brings ‘Insurance’ to DeFi Deposits on Compound

Trustless insurance has arrived on decentralized finance (DeFi). At least on the Compound protocol, the collateralized lending platform that runs on ethereum.  The new product, from a company called Opyn, allows people to take out options on stablecoin deposits, allowing users to hedge against the risk of a catastrophic event wiping out Compound’s books. “You …

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Traders Turn to DeFi to Capitalize on Tuesday’s Crypto Market Spike

Decentralized finance (DeFi) applications are popping off Tuesday, and the ETH price spike isn’t the whole story. As of this writing, ETH is up around $20 since Monday. “Cryptocurrencies are still pretty correlated so with some of the developments around Craig Wright and BSV, that ended up moving the entire market,” Paul Veradittakit, of Pantera …

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DeFi Startup Compound Finance Raises $25 Million Series A Led by A16z

Lending protocol Compound Finance just raised $25 million in a round led by Andreessen Horowitz’s a16z crypto fund, marking one of the largest venture capital investments in a decentralized finance (DeFi) startup to date. According to DeFi Pulse, Compound has nearly $103 million worth of crypto locked up in its automated system, which can generate …

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Coinbase to Invest $2 Million USDC in DeFi Projects Compound and dYdX

Coinbase is putting money to work as part of a bid to grow the decentralized finance (DeFi) ecosystem. Announced Tuesday, the US cryptocurrency exchange is investing 1 million USDC each in lending protocols Compound and dYdX. Called the “USDC Bootstrap Fund,” Coinbase says the new fund will support developers by “investing USDC directly in the protocol.” …

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Crypto Lending Platforms Prepare to Assail the Banking System

<header class=”article__header”> </header> <strong>The battle lines have been drawn and the troops assembled. On the one side stands the combined might of the banking cartels, centuries of deeply entrenched financial infrastructure supporting them. And on the other side stands a handful of crypto companies armed with little more than a passionate plea: “Ditch the legacy …

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