A grassroots 🌱 DeFi Blue Chip that values inclusiveness while building in the open. Beyond its controversial origin story, Sushi has shown resilience in the face of criticism, industry sentiment swings, and Vulture Capital.


The perpetual futures market is by far the largest in crypto, and centralized exchanges like FTX, Binance, and BitMEX currently dominate it.

Perpetual Swaps Trading Volume; Source: https://www.theblockcrypto.com/data/decentralized-finance/derivatives
Source: https://www.theblockcrypto.com/data/decentralized-finance/derivatives

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OlympusDAO is tackling one of the greatest challenges of the crypto ecosystem — Unpegging DeFi from fiat currencies — through a DAO-governed treasury that’s expanding quickly and creating the right participation incentives to keep the gods happy.

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Curve Finance is a decentralized exchange (DEX) built on Ethereum. Its original and primary purpose is to allow for efficient cryptocurrency trading and accommodate high annual interest returns on crypto funds deposited into Curve Finance by liquidity providers (LPs).

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Investigating why the likes of a16z, Naval Ravikant, and Polychain would be interested in yet another Layer-1 Ethereum competitor.

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  • Avalanche ($AVAX) is a project by Ava Labs. It is currently led by Cornell Professor Emin Gün Sirer, who founded Avalanche in partnership with Kevin Sekniqi and Maofan Yin. The project released a mainnet in September 2020, after more than a year in development.
  • Ava Labs has raised approximately $60M in funding over 5 rounds. The investment rounds included a $6M Series A in February 2019 and a $12M private token sale of its AVAX token in June 2020. Angel investors included Balaji Srinivasan and Naval Ravikant. Avalanche’s public token sale raised $42M in 4.5 …


Mina Protocol aims to solve a list of problems that have plagued the cryptocurrency industry since the beginning. Their end game is to create a “privacy-preserving gateway between the real world and crypto.”


Today We Unpack Nexus Mutual ($NXM), a Leader in the Burgeoning Smart Contract Insurance Sector. Worry Not, this one’s still got plenty of moon fuel left, along with passive yield.

  • Nexus will benefit directly from Ethereum’s continued adoption because the Nexus capital pool is 100% comprised of $ETH.
  • Nexus provides exposure to $ETH as well as a hedge, all while offering yield.
  • Demand for DeFi insurance is strong and rapidly growing, while competition is thin. Nexus’s capital pool grows more robust every week, further solidifying its staying power.
  • Speculators can arbitrage price differences in $NXM and $wNXM by tracking the bonding curve.

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