Decentralized Finance

Injective launches $150M ecosystem fund to accelerate interoperable infra and DeFi adoption

Injective, a layer-1 blockchain focused on building financial applications, has launched a $150 million fund ecosystem initiative, the platform’s CEO and co-founder, Eric Chen, told TechCrunch. “W

6 crypto investors talk about DeFi and the road ahead for adoption in 2023

The crypto VC industry has become more selective due to the market downturn and wavering trust, but major firms are still investing in the space.

Check out the final four startups pitching tomorrow at CCC Web3 Demo Day

Tomorrow, January 11, is a big day in the web3 universe. It’s The Cross Chain Coalition Web3 Demo Day, a showcase of 12 boundary-pushing early-stage startups building projects across web3, DeFi, NFT

Meet four more startups pitching at the CCC Web3 Demo Day

We have so many (12, in fact) outstanding early-stage startups ready to pitch at the Cross Chain Coalition Web3 Demo Day on January 11. If you want to learn more about who’s on the cutting edge of b

Sneak peek: Look who’s pitching at the CCC Web3 Demo Day

We’re excited to announce two more early-stage startups participating in the Cross Chain Coalition Web3 Demo Day on January 11. If you haven’t heard, this free online showcase features more than 1

Uniswap Labs’ COO will judge pitches at the CCC Web3 Demo Day

Here comes the New Year and with it, resolution season. Why not resolve to do whatever it takes to build a stronger startup? Here’s one easy, fun and effective step. Tune in — for free — to the

Meet two of 12 rising startups pitching at Cross Chain Coalition Web3 Demo Day

Meet one dozen rising-star startups that are hard at work paving the future of Web3 infrastructure, DeFi, NFT and gaming applications at The Cross Chain Coalition Web3 Demo Day on January 11, 2023. Th

Announcing The Cross Chain Coalition Web3 Demo Day, a free online event

Despite a turbulent web3 market, dedicated people and companies continue working to build meaningful products and a better global financial system. Mark your calendar and join crypto experts, engineer

Crypto trading-focused blockchain Sei launches $50M ecosystem fund

While many layer-1 blockchains out there were built for a pretty general purpose, other networks were designed around very specific use cases. Sei, a layer-1 blockchain designed for trading, has launc

Fed’s Powell calls for DeFi regulation following ‘significant structural issues’

Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell ramped up his criticism of decentralized finance on Tuesday, saying the monetary policy normalization worldwide has “revealed significant structural issues&#82

Crypto market maker Wintermute loses $160 million in DeFi hack

Wintermute, a leading crypto market maker, has lost about $160 million in a hack, a top executive said Tuesday, becoming the latest firm in the industry to suffer a breach. Evgeny Gaevoy, the founder

Uniswap Labs COO MC Lader on the incentives behind DeFi

Crypto lending and financial services companies have been at the forefront of the industry’s latest controversies ever since the collapse of the Terra stablecoin, with many drawing parallels bet

Jump Crypto leads Injective’s $40M round to help expand DeFi applications

Even though digital asset markets have been shaky, the blockchain sector continues to scale as demand increases from both crypto-native and traditional institutions looking to use the technology. Laye

There’s always another nightmarish crypto hack around the corner

Welcome back to Chain Reaction. Last week, we looked at the near-term future for crypto gaming as VCs zero in on where to place consumer bets. This week, we’re looking at hardware wallets and th

Sometimes, stealing crypto is the moral choice

The world of crypto moves quickly and sometimes, when there’s an ongoing heist, the best thing that technically savvy but ethically sound users can do is join in on the pillaging. That’s w

Why education is key to halting hacks like the $190M Nomad exploit

Following the loss of almost $200 million on crypto protocol Nomad, security experts insisted that more education and security protocols are necessary for protecting against hacks.

Hackers abuse ‘chaotic’ Nomad exploit to drain almost $200M in crypto

Cross-chain messaging protocol Nomad has become the target of crypto’s latest nine-figure attack after hackers abused a “chaotic” security exploit to steal almost $200 million in digital

Can VCs game crypto out of this downturn?

Welcome back to Chain Reaction. Last week, we looked at Musk holding onto doge. This week, we’re talking about where all of this crypto VC money is possibly gonna go. To get this in your inbox e

Gaming vets promise to make blockchain games fun and sustainable

The runaway success of Axie Infinity and StepN has convinced a flurry of entrepreneurs that web3 gaming, where the ownership of in-game assets is in the hands of users via blockchain adoption rather t

Investors focus on DeFi as it remains resilient to crypto market volatility

As many subsectors in the crypto market continue to take heavy hits from recent volatility, some market players see DeFi as resilient and gaining interest despite the macroeconomic environment.
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