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DeFi Coins Exploding As Total Value Locked Eyes $35 Billion

The decentralized finance field continues expanding in all directions as the total value locked in various projects has tapped $35 billion. At the same time, numerous DeFi tokens have exploded in price in the past 24 hours, including an all-time high for Chainlink and double-digit pumps for Aave, Maker, Synthetix, Compound, and more.Skyrocketing DeFi TokensThe total crypto market cap marked a new all-time high today at over $1.170 trillion, and DeFi coins have attributed the most to these...

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ETH Gas Fees Skyrocket As Ethereum Price Paints New ATH

ETH’s increasing price is not the only Ethereum-related featured that has been skyrocketing lately. The transaction costs paid on the network (gas fees), prompted by DeFi and stablecoins, have surged to new average highs of over $20.Gas Fees Through The RoofIt’s no secret within the community that arguably the most utilized blockchain, the Ethereum network, has struggled with scaling issues for a while.Until the long-anticipated ETH 2.0 arrives, numerous projects have offered Layer-2...

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Cartesi Unveils Optimistic Rollups Aiming to Reduce Ethereum Transaction Fees

The off-chain decentralized computation platform Cartesi has launched a layer-2 solution to work on top of the Ethereum blockchain. The so-called Optimistic Rollups aims to decrease the high transaction fees by orders of magnitude and support scaling by taking computational demands off-chain.Cartesi’s Optimistic Rollups For The ETH NetworkThe Ethereum network, arguably the most utilized blockchain in the field with various ERC-20 tokens, stablecoins, and serving as the underlying technology...

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Grayscale Eyes DeFi: Registers Trusts For Polkadot, Aave, and Cosmos

With nearly 90% of investments located in its Bitcoin Trust, Grayscale could be providing new diversification products to its institutional investors. Recent filings in Delaware revealed that the company has registered for new cryptocurrency products for the privacy-oriented coin Monero and three DeFi tokens – Polkadot, Cosmos, and Aave.According to the filings made by the Delaware Trust Company, listed as Grayscale Investment’s statutory trustee for the state, the asset manager has already...

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TomoChain Launches LuaSwap: Attempts to Fight High ETH Gas Fees

Ever since last summer, the DeFi space is booming. The total value locked in various protocols has surged to more than $24 billion, up some 4000% in less than a year. But there’s one challenge that many believe is hampering the further growth of the space – sky-high ETH gas fees.The Booming DeFi SpaceThe massive increase in popularity of decentralized finance (DeFi) led to the creation of hundreds of projects, each one battling to garner the user’s trust. One of the more successful ones is...

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Analysis: Strong Fundamentals Can Spike ETH Price To $10,000

Ethereum’s fundamentals and network utilization will push the price of the native cryptocurrency to a five-digit price territory, believes a popular cryptocurrency commentator. Although this potential surge by eight-fold from this position could sound far-fetched to some, Fundstrat strategists recently offered a similar prediction.ETH’s Fundamentals Raise A $10K Opportunity?Ethereum’s native crypto has been on a tear in the past several months. After gaining about 500% in 2020, the...

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Analysts: Defi Is the Element Behind the Massive Growth of Ethereum

Recently, Live Bitcoin News put out a story talking about how strong Ethereum has been over the past few weeks. While BTC has largely been hogging the spotlight and traders and crypto fans everywhere have been talking about how strong it’s been, Ethereum – in many ways – has outdone the jumps and price swings of bitcoin, gaining roughly 300 percent in value in just the last few months alone.Ethereum Has Surged Like There’s No TomorrowNow, the currency is trading at its highest point in...

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Mark Cuban Is Feeling Confident in Defi Products

Mark Cuban hasn’t been a huge fan of bitcoin or the crypto space, but in a recent interview, he believes that anything based in decentralized finance (Defi) could potentially prove to be a gamechanger.Mark Cuban: Our Only Hope May Be in DefiIn the past, Cuban has often stated that he’d rather have “bananas” over bitcoin, claiming that the latter is not a store of value like so many other people think and that it wasn’t likely to serve as a problem solver during “doomsday” scenarios. Now, he’s...

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Defi Tokens Are Continuously Outshining Bitcoin

Bitcoin is trading for just over $36,000. Despite a recent $4,000 drop, the asset is still considered to be doing well by analysts and industry experts alike. However, the cryptocurrency is once again being outdone by several smaller coins, particularly those in the decentralized finance (Defi) space.Defi Is Seriously Outdoing the Ranks of BitcoinBitcoin has added roughly 300 percent to its price over the past year. It is the largest and most popular cryptocurrency by market cap, and has thus...

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DeFi Explosion: Binance DeFi Index Hits ATH as Total Value Locked Eyes $25 Billion

The decentralized finance sector continues to grow with an impressive all-time high of over $24 billion locked. Additionally, the Binance DeFi Composite Index, measuring the performance of numerous DeFi coins, also marked a new ATH today.Binance DeFi Index To New HighsLaunched in August 2020, the DeFi Composite Index tracks and measures the performance of “a basket” of DeFi assets in what the company described as a “standardized way.”“The composite price indices are combinations of different...

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