Lido now has the highest DeFi TVL as LDO increases 17%

Ethereum (ETH) staking protocol Lido (LDO) is now the dominant DeFi protocol based on the total value of assets locked (TVL) in its ecosystem, according to DeFillama data. Lido’s TVL overtook that of MakerDAO (MKR) in the last 24 hours after rising by 0.57% to $5.90 billion. According to the data aggregator, this places Lido’s … Read more

Ethereum L2 language Cairo’s TVL surpasses Solana’s Rust

Programming language compiler Cairo is now the third largest smart contract language by total value locked (TVL), according to DeFiLlama data. As of Dec. 26, Cairo has a TVL of $418.23 million. In comparison, the programming language of layer1 blockchain networks like Solana’s (SOL) Rust has a TVL of $396.22 million, while Cardano’s (ADA) Haskell … Read more

Coinbase will shut down staking service if regulators mandate censoring transactions

Coinbase CEO Brian Armstrong said on August 17 that the firm would shut down its staking services if regulators wanted it to censor transactions as a validator. It’s a hypothetical we hopefully won’t actually face. But if we did we’d go with B i think. Got to focus on the bigger picture. There may be … Read more

Solana NFT marketplace Magic Eden expands to Ethereum

Solana’s (SOL) leading NFT marketplace Magic Eden has announced that it will now support Ethereum (ETH) NFTs on its platform, according to a press release shared with CryptoSlate. The platform stated that it plans to provide multichain solutions for NFT collectors and creators and has launched several tools to make that possible. These include Magic … Read more

Ethereum Merge will not reduce gas fees, DeFi researcher says

DeFi trader Vivek Raman, in a Twitter thread, has argued that Ethereum’s (ETH) anticipated Merge would not bring down the network fees as expected by many. The Ethereum Merge is one of the most powerful catalysts in crypto history, and it is quickly approaching As we reach the endgame for ETH under the proof of … Read more

Crypto investment sees $87M inflow despite bearish market sentiment

👋 Want to work with us? CryptoSlate is hiring for a handful of positions! Digital assets investments products saw $87 million in inflows during the week of May 23, despite a mostly bearish market sentiment, CoinShares weekly report reveals. Bitcoin sees inflow in bearish market The latest report shows that Bitcoin (BTC) saw $69 million … Read more

Assets favoring long BTC still far outweigh short BTC products, but problem is…

The cryptocurrency market has witnessed a massive sell-off this week. Over $3.15 billion in the value passed in or out of exchanges, with a net bias towards inflows, which accounted for $1.60 billion (50.8%). In fact, this recorded the largest aggregate exchange-related volume peak since October last year. Like surprises? As cryptocurrencies continue to lose … Read more

Is the NFT hype fizzling out or is there something else at play here

Recently published report suggests a major downtrend in NFT sales. This led to calls of a worrying NFT market sentiment which are gradually being quashed after big performances recently. Nonfungible published a report talking about the NFT market performance during the Q1 of 2022. The report has raised many eyebrows after being published, indicating a depleting … Read more

The bullish case for everything from Ethereum-Solana rivalry and…

Michael Saylor, CEO at MicroStrategy, makes a tough prediction for Solana and Binance to come up against Ethereum. His comments come at a bad time for Ethereum community with their precious platform further delaying the Merge. In a recent podcast with Lex Fridman, Saylor was asked to comment on the future of crypto platforms, and … Read more

Solana’s ‘far too many red flags’ too much for this exec

Solana has been in the news a lot recently, both for good and bad reasons. It would seem, however, that the latter has caught the fancy of Cyber Capital’s Founder Justin Bons. He is in the news today after he tweeted a thread on the Solana blockchain. Via what many characterized as a rant against … Read more