Dose of DeFi

Chris Powers
Decentralized Finance
Created 08 Jan 2020
  • The Five Memes that Defined DeFi in 2021
    17 Dec 2021 • 7 min read
    When Dose of DeFi launched in 2019, I noted that DeFi excited me not just because of the products and protocols being built, but also because DeFi as a meme had so much potential. Indeed, memes โ€” or a...
  • DAO Sovereignty and Why It's Important
    10 Dec 2021 • 6 min read
    Following DeFi and NFTs, DAOs have joined the crypto-meme pantheon with a breakout 2021. Iโ€™ve had a front-row seat to this growth; my company Caney Fork, which facilitates governance operations and st...
  • Badger's front-end exploit, average DEX trade size increases
    03 Dec 2021 • 2 min read
    Tweet of the Week: New attack vector Nexus Mutual ๐Ÿข @NexusMutual ๐Ÿšจ BadgerDAO Loss Event ๐Ÿšจ Weโ€™re waiting for full details from the BadgerDAO team, but this appears to be a frontend attack. If this i...
  • Stablecoin DEX wars & Defining DeFi 2.0
    18 Nov 2021 • 2 min read
    Chart of the Week: Uniswapโ€™s 0.01% fee grabs stablecoin marketshare via Dune Analytics and @kroeger0x Dune chart crafted by Alex Kroeger (aka DeFiCorgi) to track the DEX marketshare of the trade volum...
  • The CRV governance wars, plus MEV comes for liquidity providers
    11 Nov 2021 • 2 min read
    Tweet of the Week: Emergencies, bribes and rugs Curve Finance @CurveFinance Emergency DAO kills USDM gauge after discovering some suspicious hybrid + liquidity activity. The main DAO is still able to ...
  • The politics of stablecoin legislation in the US Congress
    04 Nov 2021 • 7 min read
    Weโ€™ve been talking about stablecoins here at Dose of DeFi for some time. In 2020, we looked at their role in promoting dollarization across the world, and then made an ill-fated attempt to only refer ...
  • Multichain governance - How can DAOs live across chains
    29 Oct 2021 • 1 min read
    Lisbon post-lude, Lots of good food and great conversations amidst absolutely beautiful weather in Lisbon. I gave a talk at the DAOist on the state of multichain governance, examining how Aave, MakerD...
  • Assets bridged from Ethereum, stablecoins are not like Paypal
    08 Oct 2021 • 1 min read
    Lisbon prelude! Iโ€™ll be in Lisbon starting next week and would be great to get together if any of you are in town. I will be at Liscon, the DAOist amongst others. Holler at me if you want to meet up! ...
  • Multichaining in a maturing DeFi world
    30 Sep 2021 • 6 min read
    The battle to build scalable solutions on and off Ethereum is heating up. Fees were a non-issue for most DeFi users at the beginning of 2020; then DeFi Summer kicked off a year of runaway growth which...
  • Hiccups in scaling blockchains and Ethereum stablecoins (again)
    17 Sep 2021 • 2 min read
    Another Swapr Prelude! SWPR liquidity incentives are live on Arbitrum One! Swapr has already amassed $33m in TVL. There are nine pairs with farming rewardsTry out the one second block times and the (r...
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