Bitcoin is taking a break, staying in a tight trading range with lower than average volume compared to the past month. Meanwhile, alternative cryptocurrencies and decentralized finance are stealing the spotlight. Bitcoin (BTC) trading around…

Analysts believe Elon Musk’s shout-out to crypto pushed bitcoin’s price upwards at a time when decentralized exchanges are experiencing record amounts of trading volume on the Ethereum network. Excessive fees could damp that, however.  Bitcoin…

This week the total value locked in DeFi platforms reached a new high at $26.2 billion and this record high was achieved even as Bitcoin price appeared to be slipping into a downtrend. This asymmetrical…

Uniswap’s decentralized exchange has emerged as one of the critical pieces in the decentralized finance sector, with the DEX benefiting from the first-mover advantage after it became the go-to exchange for new projects and traders…

New data from Pantera Capital, an investment firm and hedge fund, suggests that Bitcoin’s (BTC) current price action is closely following the stock-to-follow model’s trajectory and the firm’s analysts believe BTC will reach $115,212 by…

During the last 12 months, Ethereum-based decentralized finance (defi) solutions and decentralized exchange (dex) platforms have been very popular. Dex applications, in particular, have seen massive demand and during the last 30 days, dex trade…

Decentralized exchanges (DEX) are a giant leap in permissionless and transparent trading, and they exist as fantastic alternatives to centralized exchanges.  While DEXs ease the process of listing new ERC-20 tokens and remove the need…

With the launch of every new blockchain comes a new block explorer website to understand.  Block explorer sites offer real-time updates on network activity. Normally, they feature information on blocks, transactions and fees. On Ethereum…

New research from the cryptocurrency wallet ZenGo has shed additional light on front-running attacks happening on the Ethereum blockchain.  First outlined in “Ethereum Is a Dark Forest,” DeFi investors Dan Robinson and Georgios Konstantopoulos called…

Welcome to another edition of Valid Points, where Will Foxley and I give a weekly update about the status and ongoing development of Ethereum 2.0.  We’ll soon be incorporating data directly from CoinDesk’s own Eth…

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…

The controversial Ethereum Improvement Proposal (EIP) 1559 would have burnt 970,000 Ether (ETH) — with a total value of $360 million — in the last year, if it had been implemented. EIP-1559 seeks to reduce…

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:…

Soon there will be another network that allows people to tokenize BTC in order to leverage the underlying blockchain’s speed and fees. On September 24, Bitgo, the custodian of the Wrapped Bitcoin project (WBTC), the…

Compared with the traditional financial system, the cryptocurrency industry is evolving fast. Technologists are experimenting with the vast-reaching potential of blockchain. And regulation is typically immature, inconsistent and unevenly applied across international borders, allowing entrepreneurs…

The rapid growth of decentralized finance (defi) protocols is contributing to the increasing proportion of ETH supply that is now locked in smart contracts. More than 15% of the total ETH supply is now locked,…

A lot has changed during the last month, as the popular decentralized finance (defi) ecosystem has swelled considerably in value. Since the first week of August, the total value locked in defi jumped over 85%…

Onchain analytics show the number of bitcoin (BTC) held on the Ethereum blockchain has been multiplying at an extremely fast rate since the end of May. On Sunday, August 16 there’s approximately 38,021 BTC on…

Years ago the cryptocurrency community did not have access to a plethora of decentralized exchanges (dex). In 2020 with the rise of Ethereum, dex platforms have grown exponentially with trading applications like Uniswap, 0x, Kyber,…

Decentralized finance (DeFi) liquidity pools continue to surge in popularity, with the Curve Finance decentralized exchange (DEX) consistently hosting more than $60 million in daily volume for the first time this past week, according to…

As bitcoin closes in on $9,600, gold surpasses $1,900 and DeFi liquidity steadily grows. Bitcoin (BTC) trading around $9,592 as of 20:00 UTC (4 p.m. EDT). Slipping 0.03% over the previous 24 hours. Bitcoin’s 24-hour…

Stablecoin issuer Tether has blacklisted 40 Ethereum addresses holding millions of dollars of the tether cryptocurrency, 24 of which were banned this year. This finding follows the Centre Consortium taking a similar action due to…

Decentralized finance (DeFi) continues to grow at an exponential rate with the number of new DeFi assets increasing by almost ten fold over the same time last year.  Zerion DeFi project founder Evgeny Yurtaev shared…