Category: Newsletter

  • DeFi Alpha Call #18 Recap

    DeFi Alpha Call #18 Recap

    Market Overview, NFT Roundup, Open Chat, & more.

  • Recap: DeFi Week of July 17

    Recap: DeFi Week of July 17

    Anticipation isn’t an easy thing to measure in the markets.

  • ⍺ DeFi Alpha: Supercharged Stablecoin Yields With Concentrator & FiatDAO

    ⍺ DeFi Alpha: Supercharged Stablecoin Yields With Concentrator & FiatDAO

    DeFi Alpha is a weekly newsletter published for our premium subscribers every Friday, contributed by Defiant Advisor and DeFi investor at 4RC, DeFi Dad, and our Degen in Chief yyctrader.

  • Inbox Dump

    Look at this as the starting point to DYOR.

  • Recap: DeFi Week of June 19

    Recap: DeFi Week of June 19

    It was a tale of two crypto worlds this week. One was engulfed by anxiety, threats, and a lot of ghosting.

  • ⍺ DeFi Alpha: Set Sail On The Arbitrum Odyssey

    ⍺ DeFi Alpha: Set Sail On The Arbitrum Odyssey

    Set sail on the Arbitrum Odyssey in this week’s DeFi Alpha by yyctrader1 and DeFi Dad.

  • Inbox Dump

    Inbox Dump

    Welcome to Inbox Dump where we include the updates and announcements that flood our DMs each week and didn’t make it to The Defiant’s content platforms. Sometimes announcements here didn’t meet the bar to become a news story, sometimes they may have slipped through the cracks, or they came late and we haven’t had a chance to cover. At The […]

  • DeFi Alpha: Using Uniswap V3 To Dollar-Cost Average + Single-Sided LPs on Bancor V3

    DeFi Alpha: Using Uniswap V3 To Dollar-Cost Average + Single-Sided LPs on Bancor V3

    DeFi Alpha is a weekly newsletter published for our premium subscribers every Friday, contributed by Defiant Advisor and DeFi investor at 4RC, DeFi Dad, and our Degen in Chief yyctrader. It aims to educate traders, investors, and newcomers about investment opportunities in decentralized finance, as well as provide primers and guides about its emerging platforms. […]

  • Inbox Dump – Week of June 5

    Inbox Dump – Week of June 5

    Welcome to Inbox Dump where we include the updates and announcements that flood our DMs each week and didn’t make it to The Defiant’s content platforms. Sometimes announcements here didn’t meet the bar to become a news story, sometimes they may have slipped through the cracks, or they came late and we haven’t had a chance to cover. At The […]

  • DeFi Alpha

    DeFi Alpha

    DeFi Alpha is a weekly newsletter published for our premium subscribers every Friday, contributed by Defiant Advisor and DeFi investor at 4RC, DeFi Dad, and our Degen in Chief yyctrader. It aims to educate traders, investors, and newcomers about investment opportunities in decentralized finance, as well as provide primers and guides about its emerging platforms. […]

  • Weekly Recap

    Weekly Recap

    Hello Defiers and happy weekend! It’s Memorial Day weekend in the US, the unofficial start of the summer, and while the northern hemisphere gets ready for the warm months, the crypto market slumped further into hibernation. Bitcoin closed in the red for an eighth week, the longest losing streak ever, as YYCTrader and Jason Levin reported. […]

  • Inbox Dump

    Inbox Dump

    Inbox Dump is where we include the updates and announcements that flood our DMs each week and didn’t make it to The Defiant’s content platforms. Sometimes announcements here didn’t meet the bar to become a news story, sometimes they may have slipped through the cracks, or they came late and we haven’t had a chance to cover. […]

  • MakerDAO Dai Borrowing Cost Increase May be Good News for MKR Holders

    Hello Defiers! Here’s what’s going on in DeFi: MakerDAO raises stability fees DeFi’s favorite governance tool gets a boost Traders are about to get an explosion of DeFi index baskets to choose from ? Also, New DeFi 101 Post! Ethereum DeFi Project Map The open economy is taking over the old one. Subscribe to keep […]

  • MetaMask Token Swaps Are Only the Beginning in its DeFi Foray

    Hello Defiers! Here’s what’s going on in DeFi: MetaMask announces native token swaps First NFT ever to be auctioned off at Christie’s MetaFactory distributes ROBOT token ? I’m also excited to announce: The Defiant’s content now has a home at its very own website! Pieces within the newsletter are now also stand-alone articles so they’re easier to […]

  • Recap: DeFi Week of Sept. 28 ?

    Hello Defiers! Hope you’re having a great weekend. Summing up: This week began with crypto feeling the hangover from the previous week’s hack of centralized exchange KuCoin as the attacker started selling off his/her stash; DIA founder Paul Claudius wrote about the hard choice DeFi projects faced: to fork or not to fork. Later in the […]

  • “Fair Launch is a New Way for Founders to Express Themselves:” Gavin McDermott of IDEO CoLab

    Hello Defiers! In this week’s interview, I spoke with Gavin McDermott. He’s an investor at IDEO CoLab Ventures, the venture arm of design firm IDEO, and he’s one of the creators of Fair Launch Capital. While the name might suggest otherwise, Fair Launch Capital isn’t an investment firm, or at least it’s not a traditional […]

  • BitMEX Case Pushes Crypto to Actual Decentralization, Not DeFi Theatre

    Hello Defiers! Here’s what’s happening in decentralized finance, BitMEX charges should push crypto further down the decentralization spectrum RAC launches community token Nexus Mutual adds insurance mining with Keep as first partner DEXTF launches structured token which protects traders in case of ETH downside and more 🙂 The open economy is taking over the old […]

  • DeFi Forks Are Moving Beyond Copy and Paste

    Hello Defiers! In the past few weeks, the emerging trend of developers copying the code of popular DeFi protocols to launch similar platforms, took the space by storm. Now that some of the initial hype has settled, it’s time to take stock: What value, if any have these copies brought to the table? Danger Zhang, […]

  • Andre Cronje Diehards Take “Test in Prod” Over The Edge With $15M Hack

    Hello Defiers, here’s what’s going on in decentralized finance today, Paul Claudius on DeFi project’s decision to freeze tokens after KuCoin hack Andre Cronje’s latest project Eminence gets hacked for $15M before going live Suprfluid is the latest payment streaming protocol and more 🙂 ?? Thanking Everyone Who Has Contributed to The Defiant’s Gitcoin Grant! […]

  • The State of Stablecoins in DeFi: A Deep Dive by DappRadar

    Hello Defiers! Stablecoins have become the backbone of crypto, with volume, total market capitalization and growth outpacing coins of most blockchain networks. DappRadar has produced a report on stable digital assets, published exclusively on The Defiant, to better understand the state of one of the most fundamental pieces of the crypto economy. ?Listen to this […]

  • “After DeFi, it’s NFTs and DAOs. We’re Gathering Tinder:” Jihoz of Axie Infinity

    Hello Defiers! This week’s interview is with Jeff Zirlin, aka Jihoz, growth lead at Axie Infinity. Axie is a digital game built on Ethereum, which involves cute animals going to battle against each other and allowing gamers to take control of their digital assets. Jihoz got into blockchain-based games with CryptoKitties after he was banned from […]

  • Recap: DeFi Week of Sept. 21 ?

    Hello Defiers! Hope you’re having a great weekend. Summing up: The past week NFTs were in the spotlight as sales picked up and venture funds invested in non-fungible tokens and/or companies behind them. MEME rallied as the rest of DeFi tokens slumped, driven by demand for NFT art tokenholders can farm. Ian Lee of IDEO […]

  • “It Was Exciting But Also Terrifying:” Yam Finance’s Backstory

    Hello Defiers! In this week’s interview, I spoke with Dan Elitzer and Clinton Bembry, who were part of the founding team of Yam. Yam Finance is an experiment in rebasing cryptocurrencies, plus token incentives, plus full on-chain governance, plus a DAO-like treasury managed by token holders. It’s also testing the power of the emoji and […]

  • ? Announcing: The Defiant’s DeFi 101 Series. Watch The Pilot Episode!

    Hello Defiers! This is what’s going on in decentralized finance, MKR holders choose to not compensate Balck Thursday Vault owners Synthetix takes first step in move to Optimism’s Layer 2 Secret Network releases roadmap for private DeFi Fairmint launches CAFE, a rolling equity offering You’re a free subscriber, which means you’re getting a partial version […]

  • NFTs Should Be Experiences, Not Just Products: IDEO CoLab’s Ian Lee

    Hello Defiers! NFTs —non-fungible tokens meant to serve as representations of things rather than currency— are having a moment. But Ian Lee of IDEO CoLab Ventures says they’re not very interesting, At least not in the form they’re usually presented, that is, as products: tokenized art, tokenized game assets, etc. NFTs are a lot more […]

  • Was it a Pump and Dump? Few Will Ever Understand

    Hello Defiers! Another day, another drama, DeFi influencers accused of creating a pump and dump token called $FEW Set Protocol releases yield farming strategy IntoTheBlock’s on-chain analysis of UNI distribution The open economy is taking over the old one. Subscribe to keep up with this revolution. Click here to pay with DAI. Subscribe now ?Listen to […]

  • Hypebeast Culture Drives MEME Rally Amid Market Bloodbath

    Hello Defiers! Here’s what’s happenin in DeFi: DeFi tokens sell off except for one coin YAM Finance gets new life tBTC launches for a second time and more 🙂 The open economy is taking over the old one. Subscribe to keep up with this revolution. Click here to pay with DAI. Subscribe now ?Listen to this […]

  • DeFi and the Gifts from Pricey Gas: Jeff Garzik

    Hello Defiers! Yesterday many felt the pain of a congested and expensive Ethereum network as on top of all the usual craziness in DeFi, everyone was rushing to redeem their UNI, and Ethereum became almost unusable. It’s been that way for the past couple of months, so much so, that only whales are able to […]

  • Uniswap’s UNI Instantly Becomes One of DeFi’s Most Widely Held Tokens

    Hello Defiers! Of course, the big news today is the launch of Uniswap’s UNI token. DeFi’s largest DEX, the Etheruem dapp that’s processing more fees than Bitcoin itself, and the first decentralized exchange to beat a major centralized counterpart in daily volume, today airdropped 400 UNI directly into the wallets of anyone who had interacted […]