EU may impose commission on cryptocurrency transactions. A petition was filed by lawyer Jonathan Levy, submitted to the European Parliament, proposes to charge a small amount of commission on cryptocurrency transactions, which will fill the support fund for victims of cryptocurrency fraud.
Blockstack relaunches and rebrands into Stacks 2.0 mainnet to bring smart contracts and decentralized finance (DeFi) to the Bitcoin (BTC) network. A one-day virtual event headlined by a number of industry partners and the developer community to celebrate the launch of Stacks 2.0, a layer-one blockchain with a native bridging toolkit to build on Bitcoin. Read more at Stacks Blog > Stacks 2.0 Status Update
Cream Finance launches Iron Bank feature, attempt to create a decentralized finance equivalent of corporate debt without posting collateral. Read more explanation at Introducing The Iron Bank
Synthetix launches a new version on Optimistic Ethereum, a layer-two solution. With Ethereum transaction fees still high, more layer-two powered platforms are emerging as the Ethereum network struggles to keep up with its own popularity.
Unfortunately we’ve had to delay the Castor release by ~22 hours, and it will now be deployed at 23:00 UTC on Thursday, January 14. https://t.co/nlbgvZ99pI
— Synthetix ⚔️ (@synthetix_io) January 13, 2021
FTX and Sam Bankman-Fried of Alameda Research leads a $50 million funding round to integrate decentralized finance (DeFi) protocols to Maps.me, an offline travel and mapping application with 140 million users worldwide. Maps.me 2.0 will be a wide-ranging application, featuring travel guides, hotel bookings, and mapping services, in addition to exchange features and a multi-currency crypto-asset wallet offering annual yields of up to 8%.
Uniswap’s founder Hayden Adams has asked the crypto community for suggestions on how the DEX should allocate its more than $500 million governance treasury.
~$500M worth of UNI has already vested to the Uniswap governance community treasury out of $4b total (based on current price)
What are some of the most impactful ways governance can allocate this UNI?
Dream big 🚀
— Hayden Adams 🦄 (@haydenzadams) January 18, 2021
Fetch.ai partners with Yoti to bring KYC to autonomous DeFi agents for blockchains. Technical documentation and request Yoti API keys. Read more at Yoti and Fetch.ai announce collaboration
Perpetual Protocol continues to grow as sixth-largest DEX after executing 179,000 transactions on the first month of operation, achieving $500 million in monthly volume at $183 in gas fees, according to the data from Dune Analytics.
Several DeFi projects including Sushiswap, Curve, Yearn.finance, BadgerDAO and Synthetix begin to upgrade and improve their user experience with new front-end interface design.
— yearn.finance (@iearnfinance) January 18, 2021