Finance Redefined: Maverick Vitalik in Time Mag, Sept. 13-17

Welcome to the latest edition of Cointelegraph’s decentralized finance, or DeFi, newsletter. Despite Cardano founder Charles Hoskinson’s claim that the DeFi space is now “up for grabs,” it was rival Vitalik Buterin who stole the headlines this week with a feature in Time Magazine. What you’re about to read is the smaller version of this… Continue reading Finance Redefined: Maverick Vitalik in Time Mag, Sept. 13-17

Finance Redefined: Maverick Vitalik in Time Mag, Sept. 13–17

Welcome to the latest edition of Cointelegraph’s decentralized finance, or DeFi, newsletter. Despite Cardano founder Charles Hoskinson’s claim that the DeFi space is now “up for grabs,“ it was rival Vitalik Buterin who stole the headlines this week with a feature in Time Magazine. What you’re about to read is the smaller version of this… Continue reading Finance Redefined: Maverick Vitalik in Time Mag, Sept. 13–17

Finance Redefined: DeFi’s $4M lobsters and Solana gaming, Sept. 6–10

Welcome to the latest edition of Cointelegraph’s decentralized finance, or DeFi, newsletter. In a week where the crypto market bears returned for blood, DeFi enlisted an army of lobsters to fight its feuds. While we ponder a feasible battleground for that mammalian–invertebrate combat, feel free to scroll on and read the top choices for the… Continue reading Finance Redefined: DeFi’s $4M lobsters and Solana gaming, Sept. 6–10

Finance Redefined: Swindling the lender and a $100M pot, Aug. 30–Sept. 3

Welcome to the latest iteration of Cointelegraph’s DeFi newsletter. Just as quickly as the summer departed from our calendars, millions of funds were hacked from the wallets of Cream Finance. This has been another jam-packed week in the decentralized finance, or DeFi, space. Here are some top picks for the biggest stories on what is… Continue reading Finance Redefined: Swindling the lender and a $100M pot, Aug. 30–Sept. 3

Finance Redefined: The $500 million bet on ETH 2.0 making waves! June 24-July 1

Whales can be bashful and clever creatures, but when you manage to catch one in action it’s a sight to behold — consider, for instance, the single entity responsible for depositing 100k ETH into the Eth 2.0 deposit contract from 133 different addresses last week. Deposits into the ETH 2.0 staking contract have been picking… Continue reading Finance Redefined: The $500 million bet on ETH 2.0 making waves! June 24-July 1

Finance Redefined: Parachute journalism on the frontlines of DeFi! May 19-26

As a kid who grew up in a podunk-nothing, mid-sized American city, I know what it’s like to read parachute journalism covering topics and stories close to my heart. Some bad news for my fellow DeFi brethren: you’re all about to get a taste of that feeling, too.  A colloquialism for when reporters tackle material… Continue reading Finance Redefined: Parachute journalism on the frontlines of DeFi! May 19-26

Finance Redefined: What can you do about those gas fees? Jan. 20–27

This is a repost of Finance Redefined’s latest installment, where Cointelegraph unpacks the latest developments in DeFi. The newsletter is delivered to subscribers every Wednesday. DeFi was reasonably quiet in terms of major fundamental developments, instead letting prices do the talking. Many tokens rallied, both the popular and the almost forgotten. Save for a few… Continue reading Finance Redefined: What can you do about those gas fees? Jan. 20–27

Finance Redefined: What’s a DeFi merger, anyway? Nov. 25-Dec. 2

The biggest events in DeFi this week all involved Yearn.finance, the yield farming optimization protocol. I covered the first, Pickle Finance, in my last installment. Since then, we’ve seen integrations with Cream Finance, a lending protocol similar to Compound; Cover Protocol, an insurance provider that recently paid out users for the Pickle hack; Akropolis, another… Continue reading Finance Redefined: What’s a DeFi merger, anyway? Nov. 25-Dec. 2

Finance Redefined: You get hacked, they get hacked, everyone gets hacked, Nov. 11-18

If people actually used insurance against hacks, this week would definitely have bankrupted a great many insurers. A total of four flash loan-enabled exploits were registered in the span of one week (one of them actually happened the week before, but nobody noticed until later). We have, in order, Cheese Bank with a $3.3-million theft,… Continue reading Finance Redefined: You get hacked, they get hacked, everyone gets hacked, Nov. 11-18

Finance Redefined: You get hacked, they get hacked, everyone gets hacked, Nov. 11-18

If people actually used insurance against hacks, this week would definitely have bankrupted a great many insurers. A total of four flash loan-enabled exploits were registered in the span of one week (one of them actually happened the week before, but nobody noticed until later). We have, in order, Cheese Bank with a $3.3-million theft,… Continue reading Finance Redefined: You get hacked, they get hacked, everyone gets hacked, Nov. 11-18

Finance Redefined: The curious case of Harvest Finance, Oct. 21-28

We were graced with one more typical “degen yield farm” popping in and out of relevance this week. Harvest Finance collected as much as $1 billion in total value locked before an “economic exploit” sent it tumbling down. Its value locked measure now hovering around $300 million and prospects for a recovery looking bleak. The… Continue reading Finance Redefined: The curious case of Harvest Finance, Oct. 21-28

Finance Redefined: Uniswap’s bang ends in whimper, Sept. 16-23

The biggest event of this week was definitely the sudden release of Uniswap’s token, UNI, which enriched many DeFi users by at least $1200 each. Uniswap gave 400 of its tokens to anyone who had ever traded with the protocol, even if the interaction somehow failed. And by “anyone” I mean “any wallet” — some… Continue reading Finance Redefined: Uniswap’s bang ends in whimper, Sept. 16-23

Finance Redefined: Uniswap’s bang ends in whimper, Sept. 16-23

The biggest event of this week was definitely the sudden release of Uniswap’s token, UNI, which enriched many DeFi users by at least $1200 each. Uniswap gave 400 of its tokens to anyone who had ever traded with the protocol, even if the interaction somehow failed. And by “anyone” I mean “any wallet” — some… Continue reading Finance Redefined: Uniswap’s bang ends in whimper, Sept. 16-23