DeFi Token Performances
Aave Lend: +1,200% YTD
Synthetix Network: +250% YTD
Chainlink: +225% YTD
THORchain: +400% YTD
Kava: +150% YTD
Tellor Tributes: +600% YTD
Kyber Network: +350% YTD
Loopring: +400% YTD
Ren Protocol: +300% YTD
Band Protocol: +1000% YTD
Recently created protocol tokens:
To put it simply, DeFi is blowing up. Those who haven’t used DeFi think this is 2017 all over again but I’m here to debunk that statement. The difference between this hype cycle and the one in 2017 is how these tokens are distributed, traded, earned, and used.
1.) The majority of DeFi tokens are earned by network participants rather than bought on secondary exchanges. This better aligns incentives for the community of token holders.
2.) DeFi tokens can be traded by anyone from anywhere thanks to smart contracts. Uniswap.exchange allows any frontend to incorporate DeFi participation. No KYC, no accredited investors only, if you have an Ethereum wallet with some Ether, you can participate.
3.) Liquidity Providers earn protocol tokens by staking or locking liquidity into a network or application through a smart contract. The return for doing so is quite high due to the inherent risks of participating in such early technology.
4.) Lastly, protocol tokens are often used to vote on future protocol changes. These votes can range in lending/borrowing rate changes to setting aside future cash flows for token holders.
As of right now there is over $2.7 billion locked up on the Ethereum blockchain alone, most of which is in the form of Ether (3.6 million Ether) and digital dollars.
Ethereum has a total of 1959 apps with more than 4.5 million active users. These are mostly finance apps but some are gaming and social media platforms as well. According to https://etherscan.io/defi-leaderboard, there are 23 Ethereum dApps with at least $1 million locked in their smart contracts.
A few things I’m looking for over the next year or so to determine long term viability of DeFi dApps for the general population.
-Decentralized Oracle Solutions
-Proliferation of Legal DAOs (LAOs)
-Real world assets on-chain, USD was only the beginning
-More smart contract audit firms
Market Update (Monday 8:30 AM EST)
Percent Change (Rounded) Based on Last Monday Open (8:30 AM EST)
Bitcoin- $9,154 (-2%)
Ether- $238 (-2%)
Gold- $1,817 (+1%)
DJI Average- 26,660 (+2%)
NYSE Composite Index- 12,413 (+2%)
NASDAQ Composite Index- 10,526 (-2%)
S&P500 Index- 3,224 (+1%)
Dozens of verified Twitter profiles hacked asking users to send Bitcoin to charity
Grayscale reports $906M Q2 inflows, Grayscale Digital Asset Investment Report
Diamonds have now been tokenized on Ethereum, CoinTelegraph
Ethereum 2.0 Economic Review, Tanner Hoban and Thomas Borgers
Announcing the Summer 2020 Batch of CoinList Seed Companies, CoinList
Teller raises $1M to bring credit scores to DeFi crypto loans, Decrypt
Collection of CBDC research and reports, Ashley Lannquist
FinTech and Cryptocurrency report, Zabo
Q2 Token Report, Bankless
The Chainlink Fraud Exposed, Zeus Capital
Ethereum has over 500,000 active addresses (wallets), Decrypt
Introduction to building on DeFi with Ethereum and USDC, Pete Kim
Create your own private Ethereum Network, Go Ethereum
See your frontend with your solidity code using Scaffold-eth, Austin Griffith
Set up a custom Ethereum Network:
Download Geth and Tools latest stable version from here
Download MyCrytpo Wallet to your desktop here
Unzip package in a folder you want to use, open terminal at that folder
To start the process, use command:
Set a network name like “blockchain” (no caps or punctuation) then control + c
create a node1 keystore file (save password):
./geth account new --datadir node1
create a node2 keystore file (save password):
./geth account new --datadir node2
Follow the prompts: configure new genesis, create new genesis from scratch, Ethash - Proof of Work, prefund accounts created in Node1 and Node2 folders, no need to fund pre-compile addresses. Then control + c to exit prompt
Initiate node1 and node2 with
./geth init blockchain.json --datadir node1
./geth init blockchain.json --datadir node2
Start mining on node1 with
./geth --datadir node1 --mine --miner.threads 1
In new terminal start up node2 with the enode address from miner
./geth --datadir node2 --port 30304 --rpc --bootnodes enode://firstname.lastname@example.org:30303
Now you have a miner and a node on a custom Ethereum network!
*Important to grab the Mapbox api key and set up an evironment to handle plotly
# import libraries and read in data
import plotly.express as px import pandas as pd import os from pathlib import Path
# prep token for use
mapbox_token = os.getenv("MAPBOX_API_KEY") px.set_mapbox_access_token(mapbox_token)
# prep data
df = pd.read_csv(Path("../Resources/population_counts.csv")).drop_duplicates() data_to_plot = df[["Year", "PopulationCount", "Latitude", "Longitude"]] filtered_data = df[df["StateDesc"] == "California"]
# plot data
px.scatter_mapbox( filtered_data, lat="Latitude", lon="Longitude", size="PopulationCount", color="CityName", )
# scatter plot
px.scatter_mapbox(filtered_data, lat= "Latitude", lon= "Longitude", color="PopulationCount")
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