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The Defiant 19 likes 09 Aug 22
Hello Defiers! Here’s what we’re covering today: News Ethereum Gas Fees Fall to Lowest Level in Two Years Crypto Mixer Tornado Cash Added To US Sanctions List Buterin Backs Proposal For Stealth NFT Transfers BlackRock Partners With Coinbase To Offer Crypto To Institutional Investors
The Defiant 19 likes 04 Aug 22
Hello Defiers! Here’s what we’re covering today: News Wallet Provider Slope Blamed For Solana Breach Plumbing Google Search Data for Clues on Crypto Market’s Direction Filecoin Storage Up 128% This Quarter DeFi Explainers What Is Cryptocurrency Market Cap?
The Defiant 19 likes 11 Aug 22
Hello Defiers! Here’s what we’re covering today: News Ethereum Completes Goerli Testnet Merge Degens Tweak Feds to Protest Tornado Cash Ban Inside Solana’s ‘Textbook’ Response to Exploit Markets Goerli and Cooling Inflation Drive Ether to Two-Month High
The Defiant 17 likes 05 Aug 22
Hello Defiers! Here’s what we’re covering today: News Blockchains Wrestle with ‘Significant Threat’ SushiSwap ‘Head Chef’ Narrowly Wins Vote NFT Roundup Moonbirds’ Public Flight Sparks Debate About Intellectual Property Rights Podcast 🎙Listen to the exclusive interview with Ox’s Will Warren in this week’s episode:
The Defiant 17 likes 16 Aug 22
Hello Defiers! Here’s what we’re covering today: News Dev Pinpoints Exact Minute The Merge Goes Live Royalty-Free Sudoswap Is Finding Favor With NFT Traders Acala To Burn $1.2B aUSD After Minting Bug SBF Eyes Huobi In Potential Billion Dollar Deal Tornado Fallout
The Defiant 15 likes 07 Aug 22
Hello Defiers! Happy weekend! In a week filled with surprises perhaps the biggest one was Ethereum Classic. Long overlooked as a strange vestige of an ancient era, ETC rocketed 174% in recent weeks. So what’s going on? Sam Haig, who’s been covering The Merge
The Defiant 15 likes 14 Aug 22
Hello Defiers! Happy weekend! If you have a pain in your neck don’t feel bad. We are all suffering from whiplash after one of the most tumultuous weeks in crypto in some time. First came the bombshell that the U.S. Department of the Treasury was sanctioned
The Defiant 15 likes 12 Aug 22
Hello Defiers! Here’s what we’re covering today: News MakerDAO’s Founder Ponders Move Away From U.S. Dollar Tornado-Linked Arrest in Europe Riles Crypto Mavens dYdX Bans Accounts In Wake Of Tornado Sanctions NFT Roundup Pudgy Penguins Waddle Higher After Unveiling Physical Toys
The Defiant 15 likes 02 Aug 22
Hello Defiers! Here’s what we’re covering today: News New Aave Stablecoin Clears First Hurdle CryptoPunk Holders Unfazed By Meebits’ Move To Add Royalties Nomad Bridge Hacked With $45M Stolen Markets The Merge Drives Value of ETH Options Past Bitcoin
The Defiant 14 likes 22 Jul 22
Hello Defiers! Here’s what we’re covering today: News Feds Turn Up the Heat on Crypto with Insider Trading Case Against ex-Coinbase Employee SushiSwap Triggers Dustup During Launch of Market Making Feature With The Merge on the Verge Buterin Previews The Surge
The Defiant 11 likes 24 Jul 22
Hello Defiers! Happy weekend! Anticipation isn’t an easy thing to measure in the markets. It’s an emotion, not a valuation or a token price. And yet the mounting anticipation for The Merge, Ethereum’s historic upgrade, clearly became a force in the crypto markets this week, with Ether jumping about 40% in the seven days through Friday. Other DeFi names —
The Defiant 10 likes 19 Jul 22
Hello Defiers! Here’s what we’re covering today: News Rocket Pool to Offer Staking Services in Race to Catch Lido Lido To Expand stETH To Layer 2 Networks New Token Standard Lowers Costs for NFT Creation Markets DeFi Stalwarts Buck Bear Market Bankrupt Celsius’ CEL Token Is Up 30% Since Halting Withdrawals
The Defiant 10 likes 20 Jul 22
Hello Defiers! Here’s what we’re covering today: News Yearn Finance Struggles to Find its Footing as Rates Rise The Merge Set For Dress Rehearsal as Anticipation Builds for Launch U.K. Government Takes Step on Making Stablecoins a Form of Payment Buterin Likes the Idea of ‘Network States’ Built Around the Blockchain
The Defiant 9 likes 23 Jul 22
Hello Defiers! Welcome to Inbox Dump where we include the updates and announcements that flood our DMs each week and didn’t make it to The Defiant’s content platforms. Sometimes announcements here didn’t meet the bar to become a news story, sometimes they may have slipped through the cracks, or they came late and we haven’t had a chance to cover.
The Defiant 9 likes 20 Jul 22
This week on The Defiant podcast we speak with Justin Drake, a researcher for the Ethereum Foundation. He’s at the forefront of the biggest change to happen in Ethereum's history: The transition from Proof of Work to Proof of Stake, also known as The Merge. We go into what the next steps are before this change happens, how exactly it will be executed, and what the risks are. Last week, right after we recorded this interview, fellow researcher Tim Beiko suggested the switch would happen in September.
The Defiant 8 likes 23 Jul 22
Yields: Up to 31% APR on Stablecoins, 11-20% on ETH and BTC Starter Tutorial: Decentralized On-Chain Sports Betting with Overtime Degen Tutorial: Earn 13% APR On Stablecoins With MAI On Optimism DeFi Alpha is a weekly newsletter published for our premium subscribers every Friday, contributed by Defiant Advisor and DeFi investor at
The Defiant 8 likes 06 Aug 22
Yields: Up to 18% APR on Stablecoins, 12-19% on ETH and BTC Starter Tutorial: Higher Stable Pool Yields with Velodrome on Optimism Degen Tutorial: 28% APR in ETH With GMX’s GLP Multi-Asset Pool DeFi Alpha is a weekly newsletter published for our premium subscribers every Friday, contributed by Defiant Advisor and DeFi investor at
The Defiant 8 likes 30 Jul 22
Hello Defiers! Happy weekend! It’s hard to think of another week where we saw such a dramatic clash of DeFi’s past and future. On the one hand, the news was brimming with conflicts as projects struggled to settle old business. SushiSwap, for instance, was keen to finally resolve its leadership crisis. Yet the exchange triggered quite the dustup by nominating a new ‘head chef’ with a pay package many members of the community deemed exorbitant. Sam Haig spoke with members to learn what was going on and came back with a
The Defiant 6 likes 29 Jul 22
Yields: Up to 57% APR on Stablecoins, 7-22% on ETH and BTC Starter Tutorial: Refuel Your Wallet to Pay Gas with Bungee by Socket Degen Tutorial: Earn 16% APR On USDC in the dYdX Liquidity Pool DeFi Alpha is a weekly newsletter published for our premium subscribers every Friday, contributed by Defiant Advisor and DeFi investor at
The Defiant 5 likes 31 Jul 22
Hello Defiers! Welcome to Inbox Dump where we include the updates and announcements that flood our DMs each week and didn’t make it to The Defiant’s content platforms. Sometimes announcements here didn’t meet the bar to become a news story, sometimes they may have slipped through the cracks, or they came late and we haven’t had a chance to cover.
The Defiant 5 likes 06 Aug 22
Hello Defiers! Welcome to Inbox Dump where we include the updates and announcements that flood our DMs each week and didn’t make it to The Defiant’s content platforms. Sometimes announcements here didn’t meet the bar to become a news story, sometimes they may have slipped through the cracks, or they came late and we haven’t had a chance to cover.
The Defiant 5 likes 17 Jul 22
Hello Defiers! Welcome to Inbox Dump where we include the updates and announcements that flood our DMs each week and didn’t make it to The Defiant’s content platforms. Sometimes announcements here didn’t meet the bar to become a news story, sometimes they may have slipped through the cracks, or they came late and we haven’t had a chance to cover.
The Defiant 5 likes 04 Aug 22
This week on The Defiant Podcast, we speak with Will Warren, founder and CEO of 0x labs, one of the oldest and largest decentralized exchanges. 0x API is currently the 5th largest DEX by trading volume but is structurally different from other DEXs as it aggregates liquidity from multiple venues.
The Defiant 3 likes 12 Aug 22
Yields: Up to 35% APR on Stablecoins, 12-21% on ETH and BTC Starter Tutorial: Up to 35% APR on Stablecoins with Hermes Protocol on Metis Degen Tutorial: Trade NFTs Without Creator Fees On Sudoswap DeFi Alpha is a weekly newsletter published for our premium subscribers every Friday, contributed by Defiant Advisor and DeFi investor at
The Defiant 3 likes 13 Aug 22
Hello Defiers! Welcome to Inbox Dump where we include the updates and announcements that flood our DMs each week and didn’t make it to The Defiant’s content platforms. Sometimes announcements here didn’t meet the bar to become a news story, sometimes they may have slipped through the cracks, or they came late and we haven’t had a chance to cover.
The Defiant 1 likes 17 Aug 22
Hello Defiers! Here’s what we’re covering today: News OpenSea Volume Sinks to 13-Month Low ‘Real Yield’ Emerges As A New DeFi Trend Jump Crypto To Overhaul Solana Aave May Shun Post-Merge PoW Ethereum Forks Video Tutorial: Earn and Learn with Vitalik's favorite stablecoin: RAI