Web3: Goldman BTC-Backed Loan; NEAR growing DeFi pie; Cartier on Blockchain; Bright Moments DAO live minting generative art; DAO economies
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Subnet vs. L2 a Thread - kanna
Optimism’s airdrop has sparked further debate over the winning scaling solution. Avalanche has invested heavily into subnets, Polygon continues to raise funds for roll-ups and StarkEx has even proposed porting to L3 with Fractal Scaling. We explore how these varying solutions accrue value in our Long Take.
The Ownership Economy 2022 - Li Jin. This is a smart read.
DeFi and Stablecoins
⭐ Decentral Bank Debuts Its First NEAR-Native Stablecoin - BeInCrypto
The Most Undervalued Ecosystem in DeFi - The DeFi Edge
The Aurora blockchain is built on NEAR protocol and leverages Nightshade sharding to achieve 2-second transaction finality. In a month where the entire DeFi TVL saw a 10% decline, Aurora has grown 135%. The release of the USN stablecoin and Aurora’s EVM compatibility will further incentivise DeFi developers to begin deploying smart contracts in the ecosystem. To find out more, read our Short Take here.
Terra Luna, Can Digital Assets Boost the E-commerce Market? - Coin Telegraph Research
DeFi Partnership Aims to Tokenize Shares of Pre-IPO Companies - Coin Telegraph
NFT, Metaverse, and Gaming
⭐ How Yuga Labs Became a $4B NFT Juggernaut in a Year - The Defiant
Crypto, Fintech and Institutional
⭐ Goldman Sachs offers its First Bitcoin-Backed Loan - Bitcoin Magazine
Global State of Crypto Report - Gemini. This is insightful.
Dragonfly Capital Raises $650M in Tertiary Funding Round - Coin Telegraph
DAOs and Token Engineering
Building an Economy Within a DAO - Shreyas Harihan
Solana DAOs Can Now Bug You To Vote With Phone Calls And Texts - CoinTelegraph
Enterprise Chains and CBDCs
Propy Partners with Abra to Provide Crypto-Backed Real Estate Loans - Coin Telegraph
HPE Launches Swarm Learning Using Blockchain for AI, Machine Learning - Ledger Insights
We partner with the ConsenSys Cryptoeconomics team to share DeFi analysis, fundamental protocol research, token engineering, and DAO design.
⭐ DeFi Protocol Governance Report | April 2022 | Week 5
This week's governance newsletter covers risk parameter updates for Aave and Compound, Aave's renewal of the Aave Grants DAO, and more!
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