Blockchain audits: The steps to ensure a network is secure

The last few years have seen blockchain platforms becoming the centerpiece of many tech conversations across the globe. This is because the technology not only lies at the heart of almost all cryptocurrencies in existence today but also supports a range of independent applications. In this regard, it should be noted that the use of […]

DeFi attacks are on the rise — Will the industry be able to stem the tide?

The decentralized finance (DeFi) industry has lost over a billion dollars to hackers in the past couple of months, and the situation seems to be spiraling out of control. According to the latest statistics, approximately $1.6 billion in cryptocurrencies was stolen from DeFi platforms in the first quarter of 2022. Furthermore, over 90% of all […]

PayPal reportedly confirms plans to explore the launch of a stablecoin

American fintech giant PayPal Holdings has reportedly confirmed its intent to launch its own stablecoin named PayPal Coin. The development of an in-house stablecoin was first discovered in the source code of Paypal’s iPhone app by developer Steve Moser. Confirming the evidence found on the PayPal app, Jose Fernandez da Ponte, PayPal’s SVP of crypto […]

ECOMI, Aragon and Ramp breakout after Bitcoin price pushes above $49K

Cryptocurrency prices and investor sentiment reversed course on Dec. 15 after Federal Reserve chairman Jerome Powell confirmed the bank’s plan to hike interest rates in 2022 and slow down the bond purchasing program that had been in play since the emergence of the coronavirus in March 2020. Following the announcement, Bitcoin (BTC) price tacked on a […]

Money Legos keep stacking! Finance Redefined 4/21-4/28

Happy Wednesday fellow DeFi degens!  I was expecting to spend a large portion of this edition of Finance Redefined analyzing Aave’s liquidity mining program. There was some anxiety from investors that the emission of 2,200 $AAVE per day (which would translate to roughly 5% of the ecosystem reserve fund of 2.8 million AAVE per year) […]

Amid developer drought, teams turning to hackathons to find talent

Amid a bull market for decentralized finance (DeFi) that has teams developing new products at a breakneck pace, the demand for smart contract developers couldn’t be higher — but, unfortunately, the amount of available talent couldn’t be lower.  Team members from multiple projects have taken to Twitter in recent weeks to gripe about the shallow […]