Innovation & Launches
Avalanche Bridge Launches Native Bitcoin Support; AVAX Surges 7.4% (1 minute read)
Avalanche has added support for native bitcoin in its cross-chain bridge. Users can now bridge native bitcoin to the Avalanche DeFi ecosystem through the Core wallet. They can deposit BTC into various pools in the Avalanche ecosystem to earn yields of over 17.5%. There is currently $2.68 billion in total value locked across the Avalanche ecosystem.
MATIC Jumps as Polygon Introduces Improved Privacy for DAOs (1 minute read)
Polygon has introduced a product that allows for more private voting in decentralized autonomous organizations. Polygon ID verifies user identities while allowing the user to remain anonymous. It uses zero-knowledge proofs, a cryptographic method that allows a party to prove that a statement is true without conveying additional information. Polygon's native MATIC tokens surged 25% after the launch.
Guides & Resources
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A brief look into 2nd generation AMMs (10 minute read)
Uniswap V2 is the most forked protocol ever, but its shortcomings have created a new generation of automatic market makers (AMMs). This article presents a brief overview of the popular 2nd generation AMMs in the market. These new markets generally improve on capital efficiency and trade execution for large trades. The article covers Uniswap V3, Curve V2, Time-Weighted Average Market Makers, Replicating Market Makers, covered calls, options pricing, and much more.
If Tether falls, FTX and Coinbase will let their users pay the price (18 minute read)
Tether is a stablecoin that is supposed to be backed by collateral. Stablecoins are important to the crypto economy as they provide an easy on/off-ramp to fiat currency within the crypto ecosystem. Tether has a well-documented history of not having fully backed reserves. If its peg ever slips, holders could be left with tokens worth less than a dollar each, and exchanges will likely do nothing about it.