🧛🏻♂️ Exclusive: Enso Finance Plans Vampire Attack on Six Major Index Projects
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Exclusive: Vampire Attacks
TEASER VIDEO Enso Finance, a social trading platform, is planning a vampire attack on six major index products in the crypto space. Enso’s intended victims are Index Coop, Tokensets, PieDAO, dHEDGE, Powerpool, and Indexed. The attack will begin on Dec. 9, according to a teaser video released on the protocol’s Twitter.
ICONIC MOMENT There’s $1.2B worth of index tokens which users could potentially migrate, Connor Howe, Enso’s co-founder, told The Defiant. That’s almost reaching the $1.51B SushiSwap’s automated market maker (AMM) attracted during its Sep. 2020 vampire attack, which would turn out to be perhaps DeFi’s most iconic moment.
MARKET STRATEGY Indeed, Howe said he and his co-founder were inspired by the SushiSwap attack, saying it’s a great go-to market strategy which will allow Enso to demonstrate its technology, reward early adopters, and even show off some visual flair.
A diagram of the attack.
NEWS Calling DeFi’s decentralization “an illusion,” the Bank for International Settlements (BIS) urged policymakers worldwide to apply “systemic regulation” of the rapidly growing industry and the broader non-bank financial sector.
SMART CONTRACTS In its quarterly review released on Dec. 6, the BIS said non-bank financial intermediaries (NBFIs) offer “a broad range of investment and funding opportunities” that differ from those provided by legacy financial firms. NBFIs include DeFi protocols, open-ended bond markets, and private markets. The BIS describes DeFi as “finance activity based on automated smart contracts on distributed technologies, involving mainly permissionless mechanisms and anonymous transactions.”
MARKET STRESS BIS says the “massive” growth of NBFIs since the 2008 global financial crisis “represents a long-term structural trend” and warns that NBFIs may “affect how monetary policy is transmitted to the economy [and] implemented on a day-to-day basis,” in addition to “amplify[ing] market stress.”
MANY UNIVERSES The metaverse is vast, but it’s not yet interoperable. A new series of NFTs dropping early next year could bridge its many universes, at least for art curators. The Museum of Crypto Art (MOCA) has a plan to show artwork in as many corners of the metaverse as it can.
DIGITAL ART The nice thing about digital art is the fact that it can be very widely seen, and MOCA is creating exhibition spaces that can be easily copied into each corner of the metaverse, like Somnium, Decentraland, Cryptovoxels and, maybe, one day, whatever the company formerly known as Facebook is making.
EXHIBITIONS “We are not providing a virtual world,” Reneil, MOCA’s technology director, told The Defiant in an interview. “We assume lots of virtual worlds come up. We want to be there, we want to be available with open APIs so all these worlds can feed their world with content, with art exhibitions right from the start.”
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The government of Australia will announce the biggest reform in payment systems in 25 years, including crypto, on Wednesday, Treasurer Josh Frydenberg said.
Ubisoft was the first major video game publisher to take an interest in the blockchain space, experimenting with crypto game prototypes and supporting startups over the last few years.
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