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Messari Says Initial Dex Offerings Are ICO 2.0, Urges Investors to Resist Initial Hype

Crypto research firm, Messari says new Defi token offerings or initial dex offerings (IDO) are a reincarnation of initial coin offerings (ICO) and warns average investors to steer clear these. The firm notes that several early participants of IDOs are the ones that typically make off with outsized returns, while others are left deeply in the red. For the rest of the participants, Messari suggests it is better to wait for the market to settle on a price before buying. In a Twitter thread on September 28, the research firm explains that IDOs, which are “conducted on automated market makers…

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Total Value Locked in Defi Surpasses $4 Billion, ETH Up Over 70% Last 30-Days

Statistics show that the decentralized finance (defi) economy has grown massively this year as the total value locked (TVL) in defi recently surpassed $4 billion. Between dex platforms, derivatives, stablecoins, lending, and non-fungible asset creation the second quarter of 2020 has propelled the Ethereum network to new heights. Decentralized finance (defi) is a term used often these days as it describes a disintermediation trend in the world of finance. A very large portion of defi applications, tokens, and platforms are hosted on the Ethereum (ETH) network and defi’s massive growth has made the price of ETH swell. The defi ecosystem…

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Zero Collateral: $138 Million in Defi Flash Loans Issued in 24 Hours

The decentralized finance (defi) realm continues to heat up with concepts like yield farming, but another scheme called defi flash loans has also grown exponential. On Monday, the noncustodial lending protocol Aave issued $138 million in loans with zero collateral. Since the last week of June, defi flash loans have increased by 809% as the protocol Aave is issuing anywhere between $80-100 million in flash loans per day. Data shows that Aave issued over $138 million on Monday and the pace continues to trend higher. The word “Aave” is a Finnish term to describe a ghost, as the noncustodial platform…

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