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Ethereum Upgrades

Ethereum Takes Big Step Closer to Shanghai Upgrade

Devs Deploy Shadow Fork to Support Staked ETH Withdrawals

By Samuel Haig 


Hitting a milestone on Ethereum’s next upgrade, the network’s devs on Monday deployed a shadow fork supporting staked ETH withdrawals.

Read the full story in The Defiant

Crypto Crackdown

SEC Charges Alleged Mango Exploiter With Market Manipulation

Agency Calls MNGO a “So-Called Governance Token” and a Security

By Aleksandar Gilbert 


The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has charged infamous degen Avraham Eisenberg with market manipulation that cost Solana protocol Mango Markets $116M. 

Read the full story in The Defiant

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Uniswap to Deploy on BNB Chain

UNI holders Vote to Deploy V3 of No. 1 DEX on Ethereum Rival

By Samuel Haig 


Uniswap, the No. 1 decentralized exchange by trade volume, is poised to deploy for the first time on a major competitor to the Ethereum ecosystem. 

Read the full story in The Defiant

DeFi Lending

Paxos Proposes To Deposit $1.5B Of USDP In MakerDAO

Deal Could Generate $70M Annually For Maker

By Owen Fernau  


Paxos, a multi-pronged financial infrastructure company which issues crypto’s seventh-largest stablecoin, is looking to make a deal with DeFi’s oldest lending protocol. 

Read the full story in The Defiant

Layer 1s

Canto Rallies After Variant Discloses Stake

Ethereum-compatible Layer 1 is the Fifth-Largest Blockchain on Cosmos

By Aleksandar Gilbert 


Investors have flocked to Canto, a nascent blockchain, this week after a prominent crypto venture fund disclosed it had taken a position in the project.

Read the full story in The Defiant

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An Inside look into Solana After FTX’s Collapse

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DeFi Explainers

What is Unit Protocol?

A Primer on the Stablecoin Collateral Tool

By Rahul Nambiampurath 


Due to the inherent volatility of the crypto market, stablecoins are instrumental in transferring on-chain value and securing loans. 

Unit Protocol is a decentralized finance (DeFi) protocol that mints USDP stablecoins by collateralizing them with multiple tokens. Investors then use USDP to issue stabilized loans, without having to worry if the value of the collateral will go down overnight.

Read the full explainer in The Defiant


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