How Decentralized Finance Became Ethereum’s Top Dog

Projects like MakerDAO, Compound, dYdX and Dharma realized in 2018 they were a distinct group with shared interests within the cryptocurrency industry. Finance has been part of Ethereum from the beginning, but the first attempt to do finance on the “world computer” ended in disaster in 2016: The DAO. A unit of account was key […]

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CoinDesk Live Recap: Ethereum’s DeFi Luminaries Discuss What’s Next

For decentralized finance (DeFi) to make its mark, it must reach beyond the crypto bubble, said MakerDAO founder Rune Christensen. “Compared to where we’re going next, we’ve still just scratched the surface of what this technology will do,” Christensen, whose lending platform recently topped $1 billion in committed assets, said. He was joined by fellow […]

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MakerDAO and More: The Quest for a Stable Stablecoin Continues

Update (09.20 UTC, Jan. 24): This article has been updated with a response from Tether representatives. Usually, no one bats an eye when a cryptocurrency’s price drops 30 percent over the course of a week. This is the Wild West, after all. But when it happened to DAI this month, heads turned, primarily because the token […]

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WisdomTree Mulls New Stablecoin as US Money Manager Drives Toward Crypto

WisdomTree, an asset manager specializing in exchange-traded funds, is vying to become one of the first established U.S. financial firms to offer clients digital assets, including a so-called stablecoin whose value is closely linked to the U.S. dollar.  New York-based WisdomTree, which oversees about $63 billion, views cryptocurrencies and digital assets as a natural extension […]

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MakerDAO Proposes New DAI Ceiling After Hitting $100 Million Cap

The MakerDAO loan system, administered by the Maker Foundation, hit its debt ceiling Wednesday with roughly $100 million worth of the stablecoin DAI issued and more than $339 million worth of ethereum locked up as collateral. On Thursday, the Maker Foundation proposed a new debt ceiling of 120 million DAI, which will now be voted on […]

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