The Rise of Bancor

  • The exchange was the first to prove the feasibility of AMM, but has since struggled to compete with other DeFi platforms.
  • However, through the introduction of several smart features and innovations, notably single-sided exposure, Bancor is surging among the DeFi ranks.
Galia Benartzi, Co-Founder of Bancor, attends the Private Sector Solutions side event on Blockchains for Sustainable Development during the World Investment Forum 2018, Palais des Nations on 24 October 2018. Violaine Martin/UNCTAD

  • The exchange was the first to prove the feasibility of AMM, but has since struggled to compete with other DeFi platforms.
  • However, through the introduction of several smart features and innovations, notably single-sided exposure, Bancor is surging among the DeFi ranks.
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The Blockchain-Enabled Elections Of The Future

  • We now have the technology to immutably store and process data in a trustless environment, yet we still resort to paper ballots as the fundamental ingredient for elections.
  • In a blockchain-enabled future, voting will be as simple as withdrawing money from an ATM, and processing election results will be finished in minutes.
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Opinion: How Will Crypto Markets React To The Second Wave Of COVID-19?

  • As several countries have already entered the second period of lockdown, many parts of the world are bracing for a long winter of isolation.
  • How will this affect crypto markets this time around, and how will it differ from the first lockdown?
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Opinion: Why The $100,000 Harvest Finance Bounty Is Absurd

  • Only if we put ourselves in the shoes of the attacker can we find a possible angle of negotiation in a bid to recover more from the 13 million USDC and 11 million USDT that were profited from the arbitrage scheme.
  • Although the Harvest Finance team has acted responsibly in the face of an unprecedented-to-the-project crisis, their bounty reward initiative is naive.


Close up of PayPal logo at their headquarters in Silicon Valley in San Jose, CA, USA, photographed on January 31, 2020. Sundry Photography/Shutterstock

Opinion: The Impact Of PayPal Entering The Crypto Market

  • PayPal will expose cryptocurrency access to its 346 million user base and 26 million merchants worldwide.
  • The news is a stamp of mainstream approval on cryptocurrency, but doesn't come without its downsides, including asset encapsulation and centralization, the latter seen by many as the enemy of what Bitcoin stands for.
Ethereum co-founder Vitalik Buterin at the 2017 TechCrunch Disrupt SF conference. TechCrunch

The Crypto Market Is Preparing For Ethereum 2.0

  • Several delays and a couple years of flying under the radar have set up Ethereum's Beacon Chain as a catalyst to a possible crypto market renaissance.
  • Phase 0 launch is just around the corner and the market is preparing for the expected increase in demand for ETH.
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Can Cryptocurrency & Blockchain Really Change The Global Economy?

  • The robustness of trustless DeFi could be the improvement current financial systems need.
  • With global change on the horizon, cryptocurrency could be at a turning point.
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Is DeFi Sustainable?

  • Although speculation largely drives DeFi at the moment, there is much more potential there to be extracted.
  • Leading countries are already experimenting with concepts such as CBDC.
Brave CEO and Javascript founder Brendan Eich presents his keynote: Grown-up Javascript. Brendan Eich

Opinion: Why The Brave Affiliate Link Antics Matter More Than You Think

  • Brave replaced some URLs typed in the browser with affiliate links due to a setting that used to be enabled by default.
  • The setting provides no indication that it has anything to do with affiliate links.

Follow This One Rule To Avoid Being Scammed

  • Scammers' revenue has grown from "just" $400 million in 2017 to more than $4 billion in 2019.
  • Following this one rule will help you identify the overwhelming majority of crypto schemes that many are still falling prey to.
U.S. President Donald Trump signs a $2 trillion coronavirus stimulus bill into law. Financial Times

It Would Have Been So Much Easier To Distribute The COVID-19 Stimulus Package With CBDC

  • Sending cheques by mail poses a multitude of problems, including lost cheques and wrong addresses.
  • If there was a central bank digital currency in place, the distribution process could have been so much simpler, as simple as executing a process in a simple UI.
A Federal Reserve bank. The Balance.

Can Bitcoin be Used as a Central Bank Digital Currency?

  • As unlikely as it might be, we took a look at bitcoin being used as a central bank digital currency.
  • We listed the pros and cons, as well as the necessary evolution bitcoin would have to go through in order to be used as a CBDC.

Opinion: 2020, The Return of Cryptocurrency

  • With three bullish trends dominating this January alone, the crypto market is showing strong signs of an all-out bull charge.
  • The quick progress of blockchain and digital assets into a multitude of industries is fueling a new bubble, bringing up memories of the 2018 Armageddon.
From left: Tom Steyer, Elizabeth Warren, Joe Biden, Bernie Sanders, Pete Buttigieg, Amy Klobuchar, discussing politics at the 7th Democratic debate, hosted by CNN and the Des Moines Register. Scott Olson/Getty Images

Democratic Presidential Candidates Should Talk About Cryptocurrency

  • Aside from a few generic mentions, cryptocurrency has been left out of the 7 Democratic debates so far.
  • The digital assets sector has matured enough to demand the attention of top-level lawmakers as regulatory uncertainty keeps hindering innovation.