Compound Finance’s native token COMP was among the biggest gainers in the decentralized finance space on Wednesday. The fourth-largest DeFi token by market cap surged by more than 10 percent, hitting an intraday high of…

After many years of investment, experimentation and infrastructure improvements, the intersection of three market trends are paving the way for enterprise adoption of public distributed networks: tokenization, decentralized finance (DeFi) and business logic moving to…

Figuring out the point at which decentralized finance began almost always ends up in a rhetorical debate. Some argue that Bitcoin’s (BTC) invention a decade ago marked the start of it, as the major cryptocurrency…

Major decentralized finance (DeFi) tokens Yearn.finance (YFI), AAVE and Compound (COMP) plunged steeply in the last 24 hours. The three DeFi tokens, which are valued well over $500 million, declined by over 10% on the day.…

Long-standing smart-contract platform Qtum will be home to a new decentralized exchange on Friday after QiSwap, an independent liquidity protocol, completed its testnet phase.  Qtum indicated in a recent press release that the integration of…

Ethereum-powered decentralized applications, or DApps, have attracted more than one million active users over the last 30 days according to analytics platform DappRadar.  This milestone comes as interest in decentralized finance, commonly referred to as…

Despite a pull back from the meteoric bull market for decentralized finance, the average DeFi token return has vastly outperformed Bitcoin and Ethereum. The median performance is a different story however. On Nov. 17, pseudonymous…

Decentralized finance (defi) protocol Akropolis was on Thursday hacked for $2 million in DAI, in the latest flash loan attack to hit the nascent defi industry. The attacker pilfered the platform’s Ycurve pool in batches…

While many decentralized finance (DeFi) tokens suffered heavy losses last month — prompting hastily written obituaries about the DeFi “bubble” — metrics measuring user activity saw sustained sector-wide growth. According to crypto market data aggregator…

Institutional money appears to be flowing into the decentralized finance (DeFi) sector, with Yearn Finance (YFI) among the top beneficiaries. According to crypto market data aggregator IntoTheBlock, on-chain transactions of $100,000 or higher have increased…

Yearn.finance (YFI), the darling of the decentralized finance (DeFi) market, has surged 21% on the day. It is continuing to show strong momentum following a DeFi marketwide resurgence. There are several reasons behind the recovery…

Decentralized finance (DeFi) coins have undergone an extremely strong recovery from last week’s lows. As of last night, at the highs of the recovery rally, there were a large number of top coins in the…

The price of Bitcoin (BTC) is nearing $16,000 after achieving $15,960 on Binance. Following the dominant cryptocurrency's rally, analysts are now looking toward Ether (ETH). The Ethereum blockchain's native token has seen heightened momentum in…

Jesse Powell, chief executive officer of the world’s fourth-largest crypto exchange Kraken, has criticized decentralized finance (defi) projects, accusing them of being “scams” that enter the market too quickly, unprepared. In a charged Oct. 26…

Many high inflation decentralized finance tokens are still correcting despite Bitcoin’s push to new yearly highs. Research by IntoTheBlock suggests that DeFi token prices and protocol metrics have diverged significantly since September. Total value locked…

Following a six week cooling-off period for the majority of decentralized finance protocols, the DeFi bulls are back in action as total value locked surges to new record highs. The amount of crypto collateral locked…

The price of Dash’s native token of the same name jumped 12 percent in the last 24 hours as traders assessed its entry into the booming “DeFi” space. According to an announcement on Monday, the…

Major DeFi tokens, including UMA, Maker, and Uniswap have surged up to 22% in the past 24 hours. The decentralized finance (DeFi) market has generally rebounded following a sustained pullback. There are two main reasons…

A recent survey by cryptocurrency data aggregator, CryptoCompare, shows that centralized exchange operators do not see the emergence of decentralized trading venues like Uniswap as a threat despite growing volume and activity in the DeFi…

The recent explosive growth of decentralized finance (DeFi) has seen the sector lock nearly $4 billion worth of Bitcoin (BTC) and Ether (ETH) in less than five months. According to DeFi Pulse, the number of…

Cryptocurrency exchange Binance’s latest experiment to integrate decentralized finance with its centralized platform, Binance Smart Chain, is not here to beat DeFi, said the company’s CEO, Changpeng “CZ” Zhao. Instead, it aims to accelerate crypto…

The latest data from Coingecko shows that the combined trading volumes of cryptocurrency exchanges went up by $155 billion between July and September, from $175.7 billion to $330.6 billion. The new total volume represents a…

The latest data from Santiment shows that the collective market capitalization of all defi-related assets dropped by 25.1% on October 7, while daily trading volumes went down 30.2%. The data also shows popular defi tokens…

In an October 6 webinar, Pantera Capital disclosed that their Digital Asset Fund intends to invest more heavily into DeFi assets than the rest of the market.  Source: Pantera Capital.Pantera’s co-chief investment officer, Joey Krug…

On August 28, Binance Futures launched its DeFi Composite Index, a basket of DeFi tokens that initially comprised 27% Chainlink (LINK) and 11% Aave (LEND) alongside nine other prominent DeFi tokens that made up between…

MetaMask, the Ethereum (ETH) browser wallet developed by ConsenSys, has surpassed one million monthly active users for the first time. The milestone comes roughly seven months after the wallet first surpassed one million users in…

The market dip has hit DeFi tokens particularly hard. @cryptopigmedia noted that the biggest loser to date is Curve Finance, whose CRV token has dropped 93% since its peak. “DeFi darling” Yearn Finance hasn’t faired…

Data from Dune Analytics shows that in the month of September Uniswap decentralized exchange processed $15.371 billion in volume. In the same period, reports indicate that Coinbase processed $13.6 billion. Monthly decentralized exchange volume. Source:…

U.S. regulators and law-enforcement officials brought charges on Thursday against BitMEX, a Seychelles-based cryptocurrency exchange that has grown in recent years to be one of the industry’s biggest players. According to the U.S. Commodity Futures…

The total value locked away in DeFi applications has breached over $11 billion and is still climbing. This record inflow of decentralized finance capital could continue to propel Chainlink’s bullish momentum further. Here’s why this…

It might be part of every job in crypto to anticipate and react to fast-moving developments that seemingly change the industry’s direction overnight.  And apparently not even Changpeng “CZ” Zhao, the high-profile leader of Binance,…

Ethereum is the primary cryptocurrency benefiting from the DeFi trend. And while a rising tide lifts all boats, the demand for the top-ranked altcoin is second-to-none. And while Ethereum is dominating the crypto market right…

The cryptocurrency money manager Panxora seeks to raise up to $50 million for a new hedge fund to buy digital tokens associated with the fast-growing decentralized finance (DeFi) sector.  DeFi is a segment of the…