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Non-custodial exchange dYdX has climbed to the top of the DEX rankings by trading volume, beating out Uniswap, for the first time.
More than $9B has been exchanged on the trading platform in the last 24 hours, according to data provider CoinMarketCap. Uniswap’s V3 lands in second at $1.2B, the only other DEX to trade above one billion in the past day, and lags dYdX even when adding the almost $280,000 that was traded on Uniswap V2.
All other 104 DEXs listed on CoinMarketCap have traded a total of $5.4B in the past day, or about half of dYdX’s volume.
The a16z-backed DEX founded in 2017 by ex-Coinbase and Uber engineer Antonio Juliano, is also beating Coinbase, the largest centralized US crypto exchange, which has traded over $3B in the past 24 hours.
NEWS Add AngelList to the ever-lengthening list of mainstream tech outfits going crypto. On Tuesday it started letting investors use USDC-enabled funds on its site.
UTILITY It’s a significant move. For the last decade, AngelList’s online bulletin board for angel investors and job-seekers has made it a valuable utility in the U.S. startup scene by playing matchmaker between angel investors and entrepreneurs. Users can apply for more than 130K jobs in its site, and its venture fund has deployed more than $1B alongside leading VCs.
STABLECOIN Now by enabling limited partners (LPs) to use USDC, the dollar-pegged stablecoin that runs on the Ethereum blockchain, AngelList is acknowledging that startup founders and investors are increasingly opting to use DeFi to do business.
OPTION “The process is really simple,” said AngelList CEO Avlok Kohli during the keynote of the company’s AngelList Confidential conference. “In the closing flow there will just be an option, rather than ACH or wire, there’ll be USDC.”
Kraken will pay $1.25 million to settle charges with the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) that it offered illegal margined digital asset transaction services and did not register as a futures commodity merchant (FCM) with the regulatory agency.
Account abstraction has for a long time been a dream of the Ethereum developer community. Instead of EVM code just being used to implement the logic of applications, it would also be used to implement the verification logic (nonces, signatures…) of individual users’ wallets. This would open the door for creativity in wallet designs that could provide some important features:
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BeePool, the fourth-largest Ether (ETH) mining pool, is closing amid China’s crypto crackdown. The China-based Ether mining pool announced on Tuesday it would suspend operations “in response to the latest regulatory policies.”
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