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Yield Farming Title Fight: Harvest Finance vs. YFI

2 Feb 2021 6 minute read 3 comments DrBreakThru

There’s no doubt that yield farming is one of the hottest use cases for DeFi as it enables users to earn a passive income by putting their idle cryptoassets to work in high-yielding farming opportunities.  As such, a myriad of automated yield-farming...

Heavyweight Lending: Aave vs. Compound

1 Feb 2021 7 minute read 4 comments DrBreakThru

When it comes to DeFi lending protocols Aave and Compound are the de facto market leaders. They, along with MakerDAO, are the largest protocols in DeFi in terms of their “total value locked” (TVL), otherwise known as “assets under management” (AUM)....

Why Perpetual Protocol is Such a Big Deal for AMM Space?

27 Jan 2021 4 minute read 0 comments DrBreakThru

In December 2019, Perpetual Protocol – a decentralized perpetual contract protocol for trading derivatives for every asset via a Virtual Automated Market Maker (vAMM) – was created by Yenwen Feng and Shao-Kang Lee.  Some months later in August 2020,...

Why Harvest Finance is Such a Big Deal For DeFi?

19 Jan 2021 5 minute read 12 comments DrBreakThru

On August 31, 2020, Harvest Finance (FARM) – an automated yield farming protocol that puts users’ idle crypto assets to work in high-yielding farming opportunities – opened for deposits on the Ethereum mainnet.  Harvest couldn’t have launched at a be...

Top 8 Highlights of Loopring ($LRC) in 2020

8 Jan 2021 3 minute read 0 comments DrBreakThru

A lot of things have happened in the Loopring ecosystem in 2020. Here’s the top of the top: 27 Feb 2020 - Launch of the Loopring.io Exchange Loopring.io Beta1 exchange interface Loopring launched their first publicly accessible zkRollup exchange, “B...

Saffron Finance ($SFI) - Top 2020 Highlights

4 Jan 2021 3 minute read 0 comments DrBreakThru

1 Nov 2020 - Launch of Saffron Finance Saffron.Finance website homepage Saffron Finance – a cryptoasset derivatives protocol that allows users to earn interest through liquidity mining and diversify risk and returns via tranches – launched on the Et...

Why Loopring's zkRollup AMM is Such a Big Deal?

4 Dec 2020 5 minute read 0 comments DrBreakThru

On December 2, 2020, Loopring (LRC) – a zkRollup-powered decentralized exchange and payment protocol – launched its AMM based on their improved Ethereum zkRollup implementation Loopring 3.6.  The launch of Loopring’s layer 2 Automated Market Maker (A...

Why Uniswap is Such a Big Deal for DeFi's Liquidity?

30 Nov 2020 5 minute read 4 comments DrBreakThru

On November 2, 2018, Uniswap (UNI) – a protocol for the automated exchange of ERC-20 tokens on Ethereum – was publicly announced and deployed to the Ethereum mainnet: The launch of Uniswap was perhaps the most important event to happen on Ethereum i...

Why ETH 2.0 is Such a Big Deal for Ethereum?

26 Nov 2020 7 minute read 3 comments DrBreakThru

On November 23, 2020, the minimum staking requirement of 524,288 ETH for ETH 2.0 has been met! This marks a significant milestone for Ethereum as it gives ETH 2.0 the green light to launch on December 1, 2020 – a moment Ethereans have been waiting f...

Why Chainlink's Oracles are Such a Big Deal?

25 Nov 2020 6 minute read 4 comments DrBreakThru

On September 4, 2017, the groundbreaking Chainlink whitepaper co-written by Steve Ellis, Ari Juels, and Sergey Nazarov was released into the wild.  About 2 years later, On May 30, 2019, Chainlink (LINK) – a decentralized oracle network that reliably...