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$50M reportedly stolen from BSC-based Uranium Finance

Uranium Finance joins the growing list of hacked projects on the Binance Smart Chain network. Uranium Finance, an automated market maker platform on the Binance Smart Chain has reported a security incident that resulted in a loss of about $50 million. Tweeting on Wednesday, Uranium revealed that the exploit targeted its v2.1 token migration event and that the team was in contact with the Binance Security Team to mitigate the situation. (1/2)‼️ Uranium migration has been exploited, the following address has 50m in it The only thing that matters is keeping the funds on BSC, everyone please start tweeting this…

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Shapeshift Reveals Platform Supports Unwrapped Swaps via Thorchain With No KYC

Just recently, Shapeshift founder and CEO Erik Voorhees published a blog post about a new project called Thorchain, a protocol that allows for decentralized exchanges without wrapping or bridging technology commonly used today. Thorchain launched on April 13, 2021, and the Shapeshift founder recently revealed his company is first to leverage the multi-chain protocol in order to provide decentralized swaps in a noncustodial fashion. Shapeshift Leverages Thorchain for Multi-Chain Unwrapped Swaps Back in September 2018, the popular trading application Shapeshift changed its business model to a mandatory membership program and users had to submit specific identity criteria in order to…

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Kyber Network introduces Uber-style surge pricing for DeFi token swaps

Dynamic fees will improve capital efficiency on the new DMM. Decentralized exchange Kyber has launched a Dynamic Market Maker, or DMM, in what it claims is a world first. The new platform, which was announced on April 5, has been designed to optimize fees and enable extremely high capital efficiency for liquidity providers. One of the major differences between Kyber’s new platform and regular Automated Market Makers, or AMMs, is the fee generation system. While platforms such as Uniswap charge a fixed trading fee of 0.3%, the new DEX will calculate fees dynamically, increasing during times of high volatility and…

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Bancor releases no-liquidation lending with Vortex as AMMs continue diversification

Bancor introduced a complex but useful lending and token burn mechanic through its vBNT token. Automated market maker exchange Bancor has rolled out a new mechanism that allows users to increase their capital efficiency while providing liquidity in its pools. Called Vortex, the solution allows users providing liquidity in BNT, Bancor’s utility token, to borrow funds while continuing to obtain yield from swap fees. The Vortex mechanism reworks the existing mechanism of vBNT, a special version of the BNT token that entitles users to participate in governance. The voting token is automatically received when staking BNT into a liquidity pool,…

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Finance Redefined: Uniswap V3 is here, but was it worth the wait? March 17–24

An in-depth review of the most anticipated release in DeFi. Finance Redefined is Cointelegraph's weekly DeFi-centric newsletter, delivered to subscribers every Wednesday. Uniswap V3 was publicly announced yesterday and I didn’t really get a chance to write about it, so I wanted to dedicate this newsletter to a review of V3 and the AMM space in general. My initial reaction to Uniswap V3 in one, brutally honest word, was “meh.” But it got better when I read further into it, so let’s unpack what’s happening here. Uniswap V3 is a solid upgrade and it’s clear that a lot of work…

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Binance immediately lists Uniswap’s new token as excitement mounts

Binance has already announced it will list the UNI token. Unfazed by the controversy over its Sushiswap listing, Binance announced support for Uniswap’s new UNI token around 90 minutes after the DeFi platform's governance token went live on Ethereum. Over the next four years, one billion UNI tokens will be distributed, with 15% being immediately available for historic users of the platform to claim today. In total, 60% will go to community members, while the remaining 40% going to team members, investors, and advisors with a vesting period of up to 4 years. After four years, the token will settle…

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