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Synthetix Network (SNX)

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Synthetix Network Token (SNX) is a cryptocurrency founded by Kain Warwick in 2018. The SNX token is utilized in the decentralized synthetic asset issuance protocol. The Synthetix protocol is one of the latest protocols in the decentralized finance (DeFi) ecosystem and offers DeFi users a multi-tier issuance platform, collateral type, and decentralized exchange. The protocol permits users to mint synthetic assets such as cryptocurrencies, fiat currencies, or derivatives and they can be swapped in a decentralized manner through the Synthetix Exchange platform.

The Synthetix protocol has thus far proved itself in the DeFi industry as millions of dollars of SNX tokens are locked up and utilized in the protocol. The popular DeFi tracking tool, DeFi pulse, currently ranks Synthetix third in terms of locked USD value behind the popular Compound and MakerDAO protocols

Explaining how the protocol works – Users of the protocol lock SNX as collateral to stake the system. Then, Synths (Ethereum-based tokens that provide exposure to assets such as Bitcoin, gold, US dollars, stocks, etc.) are minted into the market against the value of the locked SNX. These Synths can be used for various purposes including trading and remittance through Synthetix products. Users who stake their SNX for the minting of Synths are rewarded with additional SNX tokens. The rewards are generated from the fees of all Synth trades on the Synthetix.Exchange. 

The total supply of SNX is 136,057,692 SNX and the circulating supply is 127,018,554 SNX. Over the next 5 years the SNX supply is expected to increase to ~245,000,000 SNX, with the additional SNX being distributed as rewards to SNX holders for locking their tokens as collateral and minting Synths. 


Vitalik Buterin Stakes $9K Worth of SNX via Optimistim

26 Jan 2021 1 minute read 5 comments Abhimanyu Krishnan

Ethereum co-founder Vitalik Buterin has staked SNX via the Optimistic layer 2 solution on Jan. 25, as seen in data from Ethscan. Buterin staked just under $10,000 on the Synthetix L2 bridge on Jan. 25, making him the most high profile staker yet But...

Will Bitcoin crash?

24 Jan 2021 1 minute read 5 comments Fab G

Bitcoin dominance is currently decreasing towards 60% and could even go lower according to the daily candles as shown on the graph below. Bitcoin has increased so much recently that it has attracted newbies, urging the whales to swap their BTC for ET...

5 DeFi Tokens To Moon in 2021

26 Jan 2021 1 minute read 1 comment busyjordy

CRYPTO CORNER EPISODE 138 In this episode: ►Quick Overview of DeFi ►My top 5 picks of DeFi tokens to boom this year References: 📄http://bit.ly/nimbus-join 📄https://www.coingecko.com/en/coins/defi-yield-protocol/ 📄https://www.coingecko.com/en/coins/k...

The safest way to store crypto

18 Jan 2021 3 minute read 5 comments Roberto D.

How can Bitcoins be stored? Here is a guide on the best ways to keep cryptocurrencies safe. A question that the (many) investors who in recent months have decided to focus on cryptocurrencies will certainly have asked themselves, for almost a year at...

The State of Crypto: The Highest Gains for January 16, 2021

16 Jan 2021 6 minute read 11 comments bettercallpaul

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Layer2 Coming Soon On Synthetix, Uniswap, Aave and Loopring

19 Jan 2021 2 minute read 7 comments ☑️Arͬcͨaͣ🅽🅶eͤl̜̝̖̼͔̞̃ͮ͑̐̉͌🅾➏➏➏

If you are not large holders, it is not convenient to stake tokens on Ethereum's DeFi platforms because the gas is too high. Likewise, there is no incentive to provide liquidity. A scalability solution could come from "Layer2" that some platforms are...

Bitcoin less risky than Tesla?

22 Jan 2021 1 minute read 2 comments Fab G

That's the conclusion of a recent survey: 56% of 627 respondents surveyed by Deutsche Bank last week claimed that BTC price more likely to halve in a year, and 25% said it's more likely to double, according to a report by Marketwatch. Meanwhile, 62%...

Coinbase Pro Lists DeFi Tokens AAVE, BNT and SNX

15 Dec 2020 1 minute read 12 comments Abhimanyu Krishnan

Coinbase Pro has listed DeFi tokens AAVE, BNT and SNX, according to an announcement made on Dec. 15. Coinbase Pro opened deposits for the 3 assets on Dec. 14, with trading to begin at 9 AM PST, Dec. 15 AAVE, BNT and SNX are popular DeFi assets that...

DeFi Synthetic Assets

21 Oct 2020 2 minute read 6 comments NOWNodes

Originally published in the NOWNodes blog. The concept synthetic asset refers to a collection of assets that have the same value as another asset. Traditionally, synthetic products combine various derivatives — options, futures, or swaps — that mimic...

Should you buy cryptos before the weekend?

22 Jan 2021 1 minute read 0 comments Fab G

An article from Bloomberg last year mentioned that "Weekends are the Wild West for Bitcoin, but Nobody Knows Why". However, several reasons were mentioned to explain why weekends are good for Bitcoin, and these reasons are still valid in January 2021...