Dose of DeFi

Chris Powers
Decentralized Finance
Created 08 Jan 2020
  • Assets bridged from Ethereum, stablecoins are not like Paypal
    08 Oct 2021 • 1 min read
    Lisbon prelude! I’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...
  • Layer 2 Growth and DeFi Market Makers
    03 Sep 2021 • 1 min read
    Swapr Prelude! DXdao* launched the SWPR token this week, conducting the first airdrop on Arbitrum One. The airdrop targets members from many different DeFi communities, including 1inch governance vote...
  • Can USD-independent stable assets survive – and thrive?
    27 Aug 2021 • 7 min read
    Note: This week’s Dose of DeFi was written by Denis Suslov. Stablecoins are some of the most successful crypto projects, and the largest ones are now battling to out-regulate each other in an effort t...
  • DeFi TVL across chains, another UNI governance hiccup
    20 Aug 2021 • 2 min read
    Chart of the Week: Access data via DeFi Llama Data from DeFi Llama on the TVL across different chains. While Ethereum continues to dominate market share and over DeFi liquidity, much of the story of t...
  • CEX innovator's dilemma and DeFi loan growth
    13 Aug 2021 • 2 min read
    A couple of exciting new additions to the Dose of DeFi family: First, over the moon on the arrival of my newborn son! He and mom are doing fantastic and we’re all thrilled. Second, excited to announce...
  • DeFi Regulatory barrage, plus USDC growth outpaces USDT
    06 Aug 2021 • 3 min read
    Happy London hard fork and EIP-1559 (and belated 6th birthday to Ethereum)! I also wanted to welcome recent new subscribers to Dose of DeFi. The newsletter comes out every Thursday with commentary on ...
  • MEV: Standoff, truce, or a never-ending saga?
    29 Jul 2021 • 6 min read
    The rise of MEV is shaking the foundations of the Ethereum community. Some are now calling it a crisis. While a valid term for the increasingly worrisome situation, it shouldn’t come as a shock. MEV, ...
  • Regulated stablecoins and Yearn's resurgence
    22 Jul 2021 • 1 min read
    Tweet of the Week: Begging for regulation John Paul Koning @jp_koning Paxos's General Counsel throws down the gauntlet on what the "regulated" in "regulated stablecoin" means. Tether doesn't qualify (...
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