Compound’s Woes Deepen at The Back Of New Bug Bite

Leading Decentralized Finance (Defi) Protocol Compound is staring at heavy losses following a bug bite. The firm's chief, Robert Leshner, has revealed it in a series of tweets. Also, Leshner blamed the firm's woes on an upgrade that went wrong. Compound has recently updated its Comptroller Contract. The Proposal 062 update manages how the protocol rewards its stakers. A bug in the upgrade has seen the contract wrongfully allocate its users staking rewards in COMP tokens. The news won't be…

Uniswap Hits Major Milestone as TVL in DeFi Sector Nears $15 Billion

Leading decentralized exchange Uniswap has hit more than $50 billion in volume since launching in November 2018. This makes it the first DeFi platform to achieve this milestone and shows confidence in the project. This information was revealed by Uniswap founder Hayden Adams who took to Twitter to share the milestone. Adams also conducted a poll asking the crypto community to vote for when Uniswap would hit $1 trillion in cumulative volume. The vote indicated the community's bullish sentiments, as…

What is COMP and Why Is Everyone Racing to Buy It?

The year 2020 will certainly be remembered for numerous events, with the world going “viral,” being just one of them. However, this year will go down in history for the cryptocurrency sector when Decentralized Finance (DeFi) protocols exploded. One of the most impressive things about DeFi is that reliable projects spur overnight. In just a few months, they become global ecosystems backed by large communities that pour in millions of dollars. One such success story (at least so far) is…

A Complete Guide on How to Farm Yields (Yield farming)

Every crypto user, including the beginner, has met with the word DeFi, an acronym for Decentralized Finance. DeFi consists of an ecosystem of Financial applications developed on top of blockchains. DeFi introduces investors' aspect, making returns on the value of their assets through yield farming markets. Yield farming, also known as liquidity mining, is where crypto holders lend cryptocurrencies and get fees and interests as returns in the process. Just like when an individual deposits some amount into the bank's…

Top DeFi (Decentralized Finance) Coins to Trade on OKEx

Blockchain technology has brought with it numerous innovations, one of them being Decentralized Finance (DeFi). DeFi platforms are the next-generation of financial primitives set to transform "traditional" financial services such as borrowing, trading, lending, payments, and investing. These platforms employ open-source software and composable frameworks, i.e., smart contracts to offer financial services with no border limitations and in a trustless and transparent manner with no intermediaries present.  DeFi is among the hottest topics in the blockchain space this year. Over…

DeFi Collapse Will Influence a Historic Ethereum Rally

The intense increase in the popularity of DeFi created a notable buzz for Ethereum in the cryptocurrency space within the previous few days. The popularity of DeFi in recent times is majorly influenced by an emerging trend known as ‘yield farming.’ Yield farming allows the leveraging of different protocols to receive huge payouts (up to 200 percent APR). Due to this trend, several tokens related to DeFi have seen huge uptrends, even as COMP rallied by over 100% percent and…

Compound Dominance in DeFi Surpasses MarkerDAO after COMP Token Distribution Began

MarkerDAO has been the dominant platform in DeFi. However, recent data suggest that Compound has surpassed MarkerDAO in terms of DeFi dominance. Before the COMP distribution began last week, there was $97.7 million on Compound as against $480.5 million on MarkerDAO. However, as of June 21, Compound had $595.4 million worth of COMP tokens locked in DeFi, as against $442.8 million for MarkerDAO, according to DeFi Pulse. Last week, Compound users began earning the platform’s new governance tokens, COMP for…

Compound Implements Community-Driven Governance Proposals

Last week, Decentralized finance (DeFi) protocol known as Compound was able to implement its initial two community-driven governance proposals. The launching of the protocol’s governance token (COMP) aimed at the facilitation of community-driven protocol upgrades and development is on the way. First Governance Proposal For Compound The community was given the opportunity to choose the assets they want to be added to Compound in September last year and most people chose Maker (MKR) and Tether (USDT). Hence, based on the…