Over the course of 2020 and 2021, interest in Non-Fungible Tokens has surged massively. They provide creators a means of commodifying art, music and games against a backdrop of international lockdowns restricting normal revenue streams. Contrary to popular belief, NFT’s have in fact been a component of the DeFi world…

Issues with Ethereum have been apparent for some time now. Transaction fees (gas) are inherently designed to increase in price as network congestion increases. They are currently cripplingly high. Transactions speeds are also low due to a congested network — partly as a result of the NFT craze. …

“It was the best of times…and the worst of times “— wisdom, foolishness, belief and incredulity.. all available in a new stable-coin.

https://medium.com/fei-protocol/fei-protocol-genesis-group-d6cf1d266139

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A new stable coin ($FEI) was launched with pre-investment from Coinbase and Andreesen Horowitz amongst others. The launch successfully raised over US$1BN but some retail investors cried foul…

Multiple liquidity provider strategies for UniswapV3 — Source Uniswap Blog

Uniswap just released the V3 white paper and a guide to the upcoming release of UNISWAP Version 3. Previously we looked at investment strategies for Liquidity Provision on Uniswap V2 commenting on the boom in use of the platform which still holds around US$4.5Bn in LP at the time of…

Over Q3 2020 all of the decentralized finance (‘DEFI’) crypto-exchanges started growing rapidly, essentially as a result of Uniswap launching a more resilient and deeply-audited version of their exchange platform which had been working since 2018. …

The way the internet works is changing. Online content is now more interconnected than ever before. The concept of the ‘metaverse’ is often understood in terms of functional interactivity between virtual reality and physical reality known as ‘augmented reality’ — a seamless relationship between the real world, and that of…

Over the course of the pandemic, the USD value of blockchain-based lending skyrocketed. Disruption to financial markets all over the world contributed to a loss of faith in fiat and many took refuge from the chaos in decentralised currencies. …

Interest rates on the US$ (and most other major countries) have been low for as long as some people can remember; viz. There is a ‘desperate hunt’ for yield across the globe as professional investors look for ways to make ‘money on money’ from investing and the normal low risk…

The Web Summit event attracted 53,000 people to Portugal last week, and corporate venturing and innovation partnering were in the spotlight in a lively formal debate at the specialist MoneyConf stage, on the motion “innovation labs will not save traditional banks”.

Mike Laven, chief executive of fintech startup Currency Cloud…

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