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LINK Rebounds After Flash Crash - But It's Not Out of the Woods

Exclusive: DeFi Year in Review by DappRadar

Exclusive: DeFi Year in Review by DappRadar

"Bitcoin is the Most Honest Form of Money We've Ever Had:" Robert Sharratt of CrescoFin

Crypto Whales on Twitter All Day Can Now Trade With Actual Tweets

Recap: DeFi Week of Dec. 14 🦄

Compound Kicks the Game Board With Plans to Launch its Own Chain

Regulatory Clampdown as DeFi Heats Up Means $1 Trillion in Transactions Could be at Risk

ETH Bears Preparing to Rain on Bull Parade

Digi-Physical Art Drives Record-Breaking $3.5M in NFTs Sales

"We Took Lessons From the 'Food Festival' to Level Up the DeFi Experience," Bloq's Jeff Garzik

Recap: DeFi Week of Dec. 7 🦄

"DeFi Returns are Eating Traditional Finance," by TrustToken's Rafael Cosman

DeFi Rally Signals ETH/BTC is Ready for Take Off

Basis Cash Revives Algorithmic Stablecoin With DeFi-Summer-Like Yields

"The Only Thing Where I Probably Agree With Arca is That GNO is Under-appreciated:" Gnosis' Stefan George

Recap: DeFi Week of Nov. 30 🦄

YFI Holders Have Strong Hands and Bought the Dip

Wall Street’s ETH Gateway is Surging

Eth2 Successfully Launches With Many ETH2 Flavors Coming

"This Boom Feels Organic; Traffic's Not Coming Out of The Blue Like With ICOs in 2017:" Infura's EG Galano

Recap: DeFi Week of Nov. 23 🦄

Traders Pour $200M+ in Complex Multi-Yield-Level Projects in Two Weeks

NFT Collectors Snatch Up “Rug Pull” Art for $65k

Eth2 Launch Date Set for Next Week as ETH Smashes Through $600

"You Can Wake Up With an Idea for a Fund and Deploy it in Minutes:" Melon's Mona El Isa

Recap: DeFi Week of Nov. 16 🦄

ETH Crossed $500 in a Most Quiet Rally

Ethereum OG Whales Biggest Stakers in Eth2 Deposit Contract

Uniswap Liquidity Plunges After UNI Rewards End

"I Do Believe Ethereum Will Flip Bitcoin in the Next Four Years:” Balancer's Fernando Martinelli

Recap: DeFi Week of Nov. 9 🦄

The Nifty Ways That NFTs Become DeFi

Social Tokens; Plague or Paradigm Shift?

DeFi Temporarily Broke Down Showing It's Overly Reliant on a Single Provider

"When Incentives Are Gone, What's Left? DeFi Gets Mixed Marks:" Sam Bankman-Fried

Recap: DeFi Week of Nov. 2 🦄

It's Risk-On Again and DeFi Knows It

The Bitcoiner's Guide to DeFi by Carolyn Reckhow

Hurray! You Can Now Stake ETH. But Should You?

Who Will Win the US Election: Eth Prediction Markets May Have the Best or Worst Answer

"We've Been Creating Value for Instagram and TikTok With Very Little Actually Accruing to Us:" Trevor McFedries

Recap: DeFi Week of Oct. 26 🦄

He Gave 50 Strangers His Private Keys

A New Andre Cronje Beta Project, a New Token That Pumps

Another Sign Yield Farming's Harvest is Souring

"I'm Not Super Bullish on DeFi. We're Using This Tech to Enrich a Small Group of People:" James Prestwich

Recap: DeFi Week of Oct. 19 🦄

The State and Future of Anonymous DeFi

On the Verge of Mainstream: PayPal to Add Crypto for Payments

The Defiant's Guide to Digital Art & NFTs

"Privacy Might Be the Only Thing Left That Makes Web 3.0 a Viable Alternative:" Tor Bair of Secret Foundation

Recap: DeFi Week of Oct. 12 🦄

Filecoin Early Investors Closer to Cashing Out

Scale-apalooza: Coinbase on Ethereum's Layer 2 is Only the Latest in Scaling Boom

Blue Kirby Signs Off as Anon Coins Sink

"Fintech Can Be a 1.5 Bridge Into 2.0 DeFi:" 11:FS Co-Founder Simon Taylor

Recap: DeFi Week of Oct. 5 🦄

No, DeFi is Not Dead

AAVE Trades at Premium to LEND Amid Token Migration

MakerDAO Dai Borrowing Cost Increase May be Good News for MKR Holders

MetaMask Token Swaps Are Only the Beginning in its DeFi Foray

Recap: DeFi Week of Sept. 28 🦄

"Fair Launch is a New Way for Founders to Express Themselves:" Gavin McDermott of IDEO CoLab

BitMEX Case Pushes Crypto to Actual Decentralization, Not DeFi Theatre

DeFi Forks Are Moving Beyond Copy and Paste

Andre Cronje Diehards Take "Test in Prod" Over The Edge With $15M Hack

The State of Stablecoins in DeFi: A Deep Dive by DappRadar

Recap: DeFi Week of Sept. 21 🦄

"It Was Exciting But Also Terrifying:" Yam Finance's Backstory

📣 Announcing: The Defiant's DeFi 101 Series. Watch The Pilot Episode!

NFTs Should Be Experiences, Not Just Products: IDEO CoLab's Ian Lee

Was it a Pump and Dump? Few Will Ever Understand

Hypebeast Culture Drives MEME Rally Amid Market Bloodbath

"After DeFi, it’s NFTs and DAOs. We're Gathering Tinder:" Jihoz of Axie Infinity

DeFi and the Gifts from Pricey Gas: Jeff Garzik

Uniswap's UNI Instantly Becomes One of DeFi's Most Widely Held Tokens

"Be Greedy in Private," Urges DeFi Investor Riding Fair Launch Trend

Pickle Finance Sounds Like a Joke But it Wants to Bring Stability to DeFi

bZx's $8M Hack is Third This Year and Two Weeks after Security-Focused Relaunch

Recap: DeFi Week of Sept. 7 🦄

"It Turns Out Music Does Have Value. We've Been Pricing It Incorrectly For 20 Years:" RAC

"I F*cked Up. And I am Sorry:" Chef Nomi Returns $14M of ETH to SushiSwap

We're the Architects of a More Open, Free and Fair Financial System: IDEO CoLab's Ian Lee

SushiSwap Pulls Off $800M+ Uniswap Vampire Scheme

SushiSwap's Vampire Scheme: Hours Away and With $1.3B at Stake

Recap: DeFi Week of Aug. 31 🦄

A Chat With John Deere, The Anonymous Dev Behind Swerve, The Latest DeFi Fork

A Deep Dive Into DeFi Venture Funding: VCs are Stronger Than Ever

MEME Was a Joke. Now It's a $3M Coin Innovating More than Most Meme Coins

Hotdog & Kimchi Coins Flash Million-Percent Yields

For All You Degens Farming in Public: Here's Your Privacy Toolbox

SushiSwap Comes for Uniswap as DeFi's Unicorn Flies Highest

Recap: DeFi Week of Aug. 24 🦄

"What We're Building is Very Big and We Should Have the Least Concentration Possible:" Aave's Stani Kulechov

Real-World Assets Are Coming to DeFi; Here's Centrifuge on How it Will Make it Happen

Fed Chair Says Money Printer Will Go Brrr Faster; Bitcoiners Not Surprised

DeFi Die-Hards Call Time-Out: They'll Give Founders Money in Exchange for Safer Launches

"It's not just about money; it's touching a very primal desire to connect with others:" ParaFi's Santiago Roel

"De" in DeFi Questioned: Teams Accused of Hoarding Tokens and Voting Power

Rainbow-Colored Money: The Story Behind My 64 ETH Gift

Governance Token Wars; The Exit Scam that Wasn't; YFI Worth More than Bitcoin

YAM, Spaghetti and Shrimp; DeFi Traders Still Hungry for Yield

DeFi Needs a Safety Net to Make Banking Dinosaurs Extinct

Curve Assets Soar Over $1B After One of Crypto's Strangest Token Launches

Recap: DeFi Week of Aug. 10 🦄

"The Trick With Personal Tokens is People Want me to be Popular, Not Necessarily Succesful:" Alex Masmej

YAMpocalypse: How Extreme Hubris and Speculation Smashed the Latest DeFi Token

DeFi Traders Pour +$400M Into a 1-Day-Old Project Just to Get YAM Meme Coins

Yield Farmers' Latest Obsession: CRV's Imminent Launch

Recap: DeFi Week of Aug. 3 🦄

DeFi Builder Andre Cronje Isn't Going Anywhere (For Now): "Innovation Can't Stop Because of Fear"

DeFi Token DIA's DEX Offering Shows the "New ICO" Comes With New Problems Too

DeFi's Lack of Safety Nets Exposed: Platform Supposed to Protect Traders Gets Hacked

Bancor Pledges to Fix AMMs Biggest Downfall as LPs Earn +300% Returns

Good $KARMA: People are Paying Over $1,000 to Join a Tokenized Telegram Group

Recap: DeFi Week of July 27 🦄

"We're at the Early Stages of a Truly Novel Structure That can Organize Humans and Money:" Olaf Carlson-Wee

Yield Farming Explained With Lego

LEND Holders Become AAVE Holders While Aavenomics Rule the Lender

Breaking $300: Now +70% of ETH Holders Are in The Green

The DeFi Holy Grail: Synthetix Dissolves Foundation, Hands Platform Control to DAOs

Recap: DeFi Week of July 20 🦄

Developers Will Wake Up to the Fact That There's a Toolkit to Build Full-Fledged Customized Chains: Acala's Bette Chen

The Defiant's YouTube! | YFI Becoming DeFi's Token for the People

"VCs Dumping on Retail" Cries Are Back With Some Key Differences

Yield Farmers Dreaming of 1,000% APY Pour Millions to Get Latest DeFi Token YFI

Recap: DeFi Week of July 13 🦄

"Things Tend to Get Better. For Anyone Involved in Crypto, It's Obvious That This is 1,000x Better," 1kx's Lasse Clausen

Aave’s $3M Token Sale Reveals It’s a VC Favorite Ahead of Protocol Upgrade

Only the Ultra-Wealthy Have Access to Baby Unicorns; Tokenization Fixes This

Instant $500k Profits on BZRX Raises Questions on DEX Offerings

Recap: DeFi Week of July 6 🦄

"Basic Financial Services is a 21st-Century Fundamental Human Need:" OMG Network's Vansa Chatikavanij

Blocked USDC in Ethereum Address Proves Decentralization Purists Right

Molly Wintermute: "I'm paying a high price for the mainnet-first approach to building"

Yield Farming Explosion Causes Parts of DeFi to Crack

Recap: DeFi Week of June 29 🦄

Will a Self-Sovereign World Make Users Pick Between Security and Convenience?

Examining The Explosive Growth of Curve Finance, One of Yield Farming's Biggest Winners

Bitcoin is Buckling Under Ethereum’s Gravitational Pull and It's Only The First Victim

bZx Weighs Adding Yield Mining Incentives for Native Token

Hacker Drains $500k From Balancer in Latest DeFi Attack

Recap: DeFi Week of June 22 🦄

"All the Dizzying Ways People are Farming Yield is Proof of DeFi Composability's Success:" Ampleforth CTO

DeFi Produces $COMP Short Selling & Put Options Overnight

Coinbase "Not Aware" of Partnership With DMM

The Artist Behind Foundation's Latest Drop Explains Why She's Tokenizing Her Work

Yield Farmers' Latest Fields: BAL, AMPL, BTC

Top DeFi Yield Farmers Share Secrets to a Profitable Harvest

DeFi is Breeding Financial Architects Who Can Hack Yield to Rival Any Hedge Fund

Recap: DeFi Week of June 15 🦄

DEX Progress to be a "Landmark Event" Over the Summer: Framework Ventures

$COMP Frenzy Continues With Leveraged Yield Farming and Coinbase Listing

Donation-Based Funding for Public Goods on Ethereum Launches Sixth Round

$COMP Becomes DeFi Unicorn in Market Frenzy, Spreads Magic to Rest of DeFi

Recap: DeFi Week of June 8🦄

"The World is Crying for the Tech We're Building But We're Nowhere Near Ready:" Aragon's Luis Cuende

Balancer's BAL Shows How Tokens Can Supercharge DeFi Protocols

DeFi Exchange Meets CeFi Liquidity But it Comes at a Cost

Ethereum Addresses Cross 100M. That's ~10x More Than Internet Users in 1995

Recap: DeFi Week of June 1🦄

"There's the Opportunity to Make Really Complex Financial Instruments More Accessible”: Opyn's Alexis Gauba

Borrowers Pull USDC from MakerDAO, Switch to WBTC & ETH Instead

OMG Can Take USDT Transactions Off Chain. Bitfinex is a Great Start But it Needs More

The State of Ethereum Dexes: Open and Trustless Wins the Race

Recap: DeFi Week of May 25 🦄

Let's Not Wait for Mt. Gox-Level Attacks to Build Safer Dapps, Sergey Nazarov Says

DeFi Builders Are Neglecting Data-Related Risks And It Could Lead to Massive Failures: Sergey Nazarov

Aragon Drama Pushes On-Chain Governance Idealists to the Meatspace

Aragon Drama Pushes On-Chain Governance Idealists to the Meatspace

DeFi Hackathon Might Produce Next Top Money Lego; Here's Five Great Projects

DeFi Will Eat Traditional Finance and Active Investors Can Reap the Rewards

Recap: DeFi Week of May 18 🦄

Ethereum Has a Popularity Problem: Fees Are Spiraling Higher

Winklevoss Twins Say Stablecoins Are Still Missing Their "Facebook Moment"

dYdX Becomes Largest DEX by Trading Volume Thanks to BTC Derivatives

DeFi's Largest Dex Overhaul Paves Way to Sustainable Future and More Profitable Trades

Recap: DeFi Week of May 11 🦄

Anyone Can Create Their Own ETF and Get Paid for It; This Wasn't Possible Before

Reddit About to Beat Facebook, Telegram, and Most ICOs With Actually Useful Token

Ethereum-ized Bitcoin Surges After MakerDAO Includes it in Collateral Family

Institutions are Coming to Ether as DeFi Works to Make Them Irrelevant

"We Have Zero Intention of Following the Path of Maker Towards Permissioned Assets:" Synthetix's Kain Warwick

"We Have Zero Intention of Following the Path of Maker Towards Permissioned Assets:" Synthetix's Kain Warwick

Recap: DeFi Week of May 4 🦄

“There’s a Role for Ethereum as a Permissionless Platform for Central Bank Digital Currencies:” Vitalik Buterin

Let's be Optimistic: Synthetix Exchange Demo Showcases Scalable Ethereum Future

Cheapest BTC-Backed Dai Loans Now on MakerDAO With WBTC Addition

Recap: DeFi Week of April 27 🦄

"Blockchains are an Extinction-Level Event; They're Like an Asteroid in the Sky:" Emin Gun Sirer

UMA Token Sale Also Launches New Fundraising Mechanism for Startups

Third Time's the Charm? First Came ICOs, Then Came The DAO, and Today It's The LAO

Money Legos Aren't Fitting Right (But They Could)

Recap: DeFi Week of April 20 🦄

"Volumes Have Almost Tripled; Crypto Was Made for This," MEW's Kosala Hemachandra Says

Money Legos Can Help You Get Paid for Zoom Calls

New DeFi Magic is Like Venmo, But Global, Via Twitter, and Gains Interest

Hackers Steal $25 Million in Hours and Then Return the Funds: A Breakdown

It Was Almost Impossible to Keep Up With all the Bitcoin-on-Ethereum Efforts ––Until Now

Recap: DeFi Week of April 13🦄

Steps Towards Radical Management: DeFi Giant Compound Hands Over Control to Token Holders

Rather than Banning Stablecoins, Bankers Should Worry About Strengthening Their Own Currencies

Decentralized Money Shouldn't be Traded on Centralized Exchanges: Loopring Founder Daniel Wang

Fail-Proof Guide to Make DeFi Go Viral by @DeFi_Dad

Recap: DeFi Week of April 6 🦄

Radical Money is Here; Don't Use Your Dad's Financial System

Wall Street is Paying a +500% Premium to Own Ether

The Defiant's First Podcast Episode is Live!

The March Market Crash "Was a Test for Maker and DeFi; It's Fair to Say The Test Was Passed:" Rune Christensen

Recap: DeFi Week of March 30 🦄

MKR Whale Emerging from Auction Adds Urgency to Delegated Voting

Dai Lost Leading Position Among Non-Tether Stablecoins After Market Meltdown

Open Source is Saving Lives in COVID-19 Pandemic

Traders Return to DeFi After Market Crash With MakerDAO Driving Rebound

Recap: DeFi Week of March 23 🦄

"If Anyone Were to Question the Utility of Ethereum – Simply Point Them to This Chart"

Ren is Just Weeks Away From Bringing Bitcoin to DeFi, Says Loong Wang, the Project's CTO

Case for an Open Economy Strengthens as Pandemic Prompts Authorities to Tighten Grasp

Recap: DeFi Week of March 16 🦄

How Climbing Mt. Everest Drove One Disillusioned Entrepreneur Back to Crypto

"I Feel Betrayed (...) This is Not the Decentralized Future We're Hoping For," Says MakerDAO User

MakerDAO Fighting Liquidity Crunch With 0% Rates And a Dash of Centralization

MakerDAO Fighting Liquidity Crunch With 0% Rates And a Dash of Centralization

DeFi Web Grows Amid Exploits and Market Turmoil

DeFi Web Grows Amid Exploits and Market Turmoil

Recap: DeFi Week of March 9 🦄

Ether Plunge Tests DeFi Giant While Ripple Effects Have Just Begun

DeFi10 Fund Beats Stocks and Bitcoin in Market Storm

Defiers; Unite!

DeFi Complexity Breeds Attacks, White Hat Superhero Samczsun Says

Tokenized Shirts Are Selling for +$500 in Ethereum Dexes Amid Market Bloodbath

Recap: DeFi Week of March 2 🦄

New EY-Led Protocol Provides DeFi Plug-In for Companies

+20% Yields for Ether Deposits Drawing Users Back to bZx

+20% Yields for Ether Deposits Drawing Users Back to bZx

It's Complicated: New Attacks Shine Light on DeFi User/Builder Relationship

Recap: DeFi Week of Feb. 24 🦄

Compound's New Governance Token Helps Platform Coins Further Shed Stigma

Compound's New Governance Token Helps Platform Coins Further Shed Stigma

Bug Hunting Isn’t Enough; DeFi Code Should be Financial-Attack Proof: Quantstamp's Richard Ma

Bug Hunting Isn’t Enough; DeFi Code Should be Financial-Attack Proof: Quantstamp's Richard Ma

ProgPow Uproar Pits Ethereum Core Devs Against Influencers and Dapp Builders

Social Money is How We Take a Piece of the Trillions in Value Captured by Social Media: Roll Co-Founders

Social Money is How We Take a Piece of the Trillions in Value Captured by Social Media: Roll Co-Founders

Recap: DeFi Week of Feb. 17 🦄

Almost $200,000 in Digital Land Sold This Week as VR City Opens Gates

Exclusive: Sorare is Issuing Cristiano Ronaldo Non-Fungible Tokens

Arbs Exploit DeFi to Make $900k in Seconds; Provoke Soul-Searching in the Process

Recap: DeFi Week of Feb. 10 🦄

DeFi Loves ETH, But a Better Base Money is Needed: Ampleforth founder Evan Kuo

DeFi Loves ETH, But a Better Base Money is Needed: Ampleforth founder Evan Kuo

ETH is *Appreciating* Money With Bulls Raging on Solid Fundamentals

A Challenger to the DeFi King Emerges With MetaCoin

"It's The First Time We Can Really Connect Time and Money –Like an Hourglass on Steroids": Sablier's Paul R. Berg

"It's The First Time We Can Really Connect Time and Money –Like an Hourglass on Steroids": Sablier's Paul R. Berg

Recap: DeFi Week of Feb. 3 🦄

Ethereum May Be One of The Most Important Innovations for Finance: David Iach

Ethereum May Be One of The Most Important Innovations for Finance: David Iach

From Zero to an 8.75% Crypto Savings Account

From Zero to an 8.75% Crypto Savings Account

You Can Have Your Own Personal Token and Stream it Too

"Soon, Nobody Will Use Centralized Exchanges Because They'll Have Lost Trust in Them," 1inch Co-Founder Says

"Soon, Nobody Will Use Centralized Exchanges Because They'll Have Lost Trust in Them," 1inch Co-Founder Says

Recap: DeFi Week of Jan. 27 🦄

Chainlink Boosts Data Access, Dexes Become More Sophisticated, Scalable Payments Are Coming

Chainlink Boosts Data Access, Dexes Become More Sophisticated, Scalable Payments Are Coming

Ethereans are Disrupting Donations in a Literally Radical Way

Dex Aggregator Game Heats Up With 0x as the Latest Player

Dex Aggregator Game Heats Up With 0x as the Latest Player

We're Totally F*cked If We Don't Find Useful Things to Build With Blockchain: Pet3rpan

Recap: DeFi Week of Jan. 20 🦄

New Doesn't Necessarily Mean Better: A DeFi Cautionary Tale

Double-Digit Rates in DeFi Not So Far Anymore

"We Need to Democratize Access to DeFi": DeFiZap's Nodar Janashia

"We Need to Democratize Access to DeFi": DeFiZap's Nodar Janashia

Recap: DeFi Week of Jan. 13 🦄

DeFi10 Part2: Becoming a Programmable Money Fund Manager

Total Value Locked in DeFi Climbs to New Record

NBA Star Sells Ethereum Tokens; Next Celebrity Bond Should Be on DeFi

"People Aren't Earning Anything in Their Bank Accounts; Let's Bring Them to DeFi:" Aave's Stani Kulechov

"People Aren't Earning Anything in Their Bank Accounts; Let's Bring Them to DeFi:" Aave's Stani Kulechov

Recap: DeFi Week of Jan. 6 🦄

DeFi10 Part 1: Lessons in Building a DeFi Portfolio

Anyone Can Now Get 6% on a Dollar-Pegged Asset

Don’t Look at MakerDAO for Signs of Next Ether Rally

DeFiZap Takes Financial Engineering to Another Level