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Bitcoin-on-Ethereum Token tBTC Relaunches Following Buggy Debut in May

Bitcoin-on-Ethereum Token tBTC Relaunches Following Buggy Debut in May

A decentralized way to copy bitcoin (BTC) over to Ethereum is relaunching today after a smart-contract bug sunk the project in May. Called tBTC, the Thesis-built protocol was first announced in April, and is now ready for a fresh start. BTC holders who want to use Ethereum but worry about censorship risk with BitGo’s WBTC …

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The runaway success of Uniswap’s token raises an old question: is it a security?

The runaway success of Uniswap’s token raises an old question: is it a security?

The decentralized finance (DeFi) world waited months for Uniswap — the top decentralized exchange protocol by trade volumes — to go live with a dedicated token. But now that UNI is in the hands of those who’ve used the protocol in the past — and seeing breakout numbers in terms of valuation and volume — …

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Token deals are back. But VCs say they’ve matured since the ICO boom

Token deals are back. But VCs say they’ve matured since the ICO boom

Quick Take Token projects have made a comeback from the 2017 ICO days This time, the tokens are for platforms that are already up and running Beyond that, the deals themselves are being structured differently  This feature story is available to subscribers of The Block Daily. You can continue reading this Daily feature on The …

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Decentralized trading platform Opyn launches put options on Curve token

Decentralized trading platform Opyn launches put options on Curve token

Decentralized options trading platform Opyn has launched put options on Curve Finance’s governance token CRV, allowing traders to short the token. Put options give traders the right, not the obligation, to sell an underlying instrument at a fixed price on or before the expiry date. Opyn’s CRV put options have a strike price of $3 …

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Matic Network Aims for 80% Token Lockup in New Staking Program

Matic Network Aims for 80% Token Lockup in New Staking Program

Matic Network announced Sunday that the first iteration of its staking solution was now live. Launched in stages, direct staking will initially be restricted to the Matic Foundation, the non-profit behind the Ethereum-based scaling solution, which will stake tokens on users’ behalf, the company said in a press release. The Matic Network is a dapp-ready …

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Ethereum's high Token Age Consumed suggest temporary price point

Ethereum’s high Token Age Consumed suggest temporary price point

Ethereum witnessed a turbulent start in June 2020. Over the past 4 days, the second-largest token has reached as high as $253 in the charts but registered a massive pullback to $225 within 5 hours. On-chain metrics were reacting to such turbulence and the level of activity in terms of movement was significant. Source: Twitter …

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Top crypto exchanges, token issuers named in Friday barrage of U.S. class-action lawsuits

Top crypto exchanges, token issuers named in Friday barrage of U.S. class-action lawsuits

Well-known crypto market players and companies were hit by a barrage of new lawsuits filed Friday in New York federal court.  Eleven new putative class actions were filed on April 3 by the Roche Freedman law firm in the Southern District of New York. They separately name Binance, Civic, BProtocol, Status, Block.one, KayDex, Quantstamp, BiBox, …

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