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🐓 Investors Plow $28M Into LUSD Chicken Bonds

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DeFi Yields

🐓 Investors Plow $28M Into LUSD Chicken Bonds

Liquity Increases Protocol-Owned Liquidity By Nearly $500,000

By Owen Fernau

YIELDS As yields across DeFi continue to slide lower, the use of a recently-launched novel mechanism is going up. Enter Chicken Bonds, a new product from Liquity that offers users an enhanced yield over a period of time in exchange for bonding the LUSD stablecoin. 


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💰 Coinbase’s 1.5% APY is Half the Savings Rate Offered by Banks

Offering Comes After Last Week’s Partnership With MakerDAO

By Tarang Khaitan

APY Coinbase, the largest crypto exchange in the US, has announced that its users residing in the US, the U.K. and the European Union, excluding Germany and Italy, can now earn up to 1.5% APY on their USDC stablecoins.


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🥶 Deribit Freezes Withdrawals and Deposits After $28M Exploit

Exploiters Rip Off Hot Wallets at Exchange

By Tarang Khaitan

LOST Deribit, a cryptocurrency derivatives exchange, has lost $28M in an exploit, the firm said Wednesday in a Twitter thread. The exploiter managed to compromise Deribit’s BTC, ETH, and USDC hot wallets shortly before midnight, Nov. 1, the exchange said.


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📺 Daily Defiant: PayPal’s Misinformation Fine Shows Why We Need An Alternative To Fintechs

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📺🎙 100% of DeFi Could Become Illegal

DeFi Explainers

🤔 What Is a dApp?

A Step-by-Step Guide to Ethereum-based Applications

By Rahul Nambiampurath

SMART CONTRACT A decentralized application (dApp) is software program  hosted on a blockchain network and run by a smart contract. Unlike regular apps one uses on a mobile phone or a laptop, dApps are powered by multiple servers.



🔗 Crypto Exchange Deribit Loses $28M in Hot Wallet Hack, Pauses Withdrawals

Cryptocurrency options and futures exchange Deribit has been hacked, with $28 million being drained from its hot wallet.

🔗 MakerDAO co-founder Nikolai Mushegian dies at 29 in Puerto Rico: CoinTelegraph

Nikolai Mushegian, co-founder of the cryptocurrency lending platform MakerDAO and the decentralized Dai stablecoin, was found dead in Puerto Rico last week.

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