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DEX, DeFi & the Future of Capital Markets — Brought to you by Circle

DEX, DeFi & the Future of Capital Markets — Brought to you by Circle

About our panelists: Jeremy Allaire, CEO, Circle Jeremy Allaire is Co-Founder, Chairman and CEO of Circle, a global financial technology firm that enables businesses of all sizes to harness the power of stablecoins and public blockchains for payments and commerce. Founded in 2013, Circle is the pioneer of USD Coin (USDC), the fastest growing, fully-reserved, …

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DeFi options platform Opyn raises $6.7 million Series A led by Paradigm

DeFi options platform Opyn raises $6.7 million Series A led by Paradigm

Opyn, a decentralized finance platform for options, has raised $6.7 million in a new Series A funding round. Industry venture capital firm Paradigm led the round, according to Opyn, with participation from existing investor Dragonfly as well as Synthetix co-founder Kain Warwick and Stani Kulechov, who founded Aave.  “The funds will be used to further …

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Kraken to run its own Chainlink node to provide price data to DeFi apps

Kraken to run its own Chainlink node to provide price data to DeFi apps

Crypto exchange Kraken announced Monday that it will run its own Chainlink node to provide spot price data to decentralized finance (DeFi) applications and others. “Running our own Chainlink node will not only provide us with a mechanism to broadcast our Oracle Rates on any blockchain, but we can leverage Chainlink’s built-in cryptographic signing capabilities …

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Majority of crypto thefts in 2020 occurred on DeFi protocols: report

Majority of crypto thefts in 2020 occurred on DeFi protocols: report

Volume on decentralized finance (DeFi) platforms was at an all-time high in 2020 — and so were the number of attacks and thefts in that arena, according to blockchain analysis firm CipherTrace’s Crime Report.  Over 50% of crypto thefts in 2020 stemmed from DeFi attacks, adding up to $129 million. That’s more than 25% of …

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Chainalysis: Criminals moved $34 million in crypto through DeFi in 2020

Chainalysis: Criminals moved $34 million in crypto through DeFi in 2020

Roughly $144.3 billion passed through decentralized exchanges (DEXs) in 2020, but not all transactions involved legally-obtained crypto. Blockchain analysis firm Chainalysis estimates that about $34 million of decentralized finance (DeFi) transactions were conducted by criminal actors.  Source: Chainalysis The $34 million figure might not sound like a lot — it’s only 0.02% of the estimated …

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DeFi Christmas: DEX Aggregator 1inch Launches Governance Token to Take On Uniswap

DeFi Christmas: DEX Aggregator 1inch Launches Governance Token to Take On Uniswap

Decentralized exchange (DEX) aggregator 1inch has issued its own governance token.  Users of 1inch and the Mooniswap DEX, founded by the same execs, will get rewarded with a Christmas gift of sorts and have a say on matters like fees, referral rewards and other governance issues. The token, named 1INCH and running on the Ethereum …

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