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DYDX Rallies 18% After Derivatives Exchange Delays Token Release

dYdX’s Decision to Postpone Unlock of Tokens to December Triggers Surge

By Samuel Haig


DYDX, the native token of the decentralized perpetuals exchange dYdX, soared 18% after the dYdX Foundation announced it will delay a scheduled unlock of 130M tokens worth around $300M by ten months. 

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Pudgy Penguins and Doodles Seek Alternatives to Ethereum

Top NFT Collections Fear Return of High Gas Fees and Look to Layer 1s

By Samuel Haig


Despite Ethereum being the birth-place of NFTs, some of the network’s most popular NFT communities are expanding onto alternative Layer 1 blockchains. The reason? The threat Ethereum’s high gas fees may return.

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Market Action

Optimism Activity Plummets After NFT Incentives End 

OP Rallies To All-Time High

By Aleksandar Gilbert 


Transaction volumes on Optimism, a Layer 2 scaling solution for Ethereum, have plummeted after the end of a “learn-to-earn” incentives program last week.

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