DeFi Arts Intelligencer - Nov. 28th, 2020

Welcome to the 45th issue of the DeFi Arts Intelligencer, your weekly source for key happenings around Ethereum art, collectibles, games, finance, and more. Subscribe here.


The DeFi Arts Intelligencer has its next sponsor! It’s Async Art. Ethereum’s premier programmable art movement and platform, Async Art centers around artists’ Master tokens and Layer tokens, the latter of which can be used by collectors to collaboratively affect the appearance of the former. This month alone, Async Art artists have collectively fetched hundreds of ETH at auctions β€” it’s a major platform to watch going forward accordingly!

For this dispatch:

🎨 Digital Art & Collectibles

πŸ•ΉοΈ Blockchain Games

♦️♦️ DeFi News

  • Popular yield aggregator protocol Yearn announced a series of mergers and partnerships this week, including with the likes of Pickle Finance, C.R.E.A.M. Finance, and Cover Protocol.

  • The Argent smart wallet app makes interacting with DeFi projects easy, so users were happy this week when the project announced in-app support for Yearn Vaults.

  • Meet CRETH2, a liquid version of Eth2 staking positions as facilitated by the C.R.E.A.M. Finance team.

  • +$100 million worth of liquidations were triggered on lending protocol Compound this week after the Dai price on Coinbase, which Compound relies on as a price oracle, shot up to $1.30 each.

πŸ“°Fresh Content

Thanks for reading, and stay creative on- and off-chain!

Keep an πŸ‘οΈ out for the 46th issue of the DeFi Arts Intelligencer this time next week, too. Cheers ✌️


About DeFi Arts Intelligencer

The DeFi Arts Intelligencer is curated by me, William M. Peaster, a professional writer and editor who’s been tracking the Ethereum and DeFi beats in recent years.

I’m passionate about art and a DeFi/NFT optimist, so putting together this newsletter is both fun and informative for me. I hope others may find the content helpful, too. But be mindful, the information herein should not be construed as investment advice. I’m not a financial adviser, and these are my opinions. Always take care to seriously consider the various layers of risk you face in participating in the still-maturing cryptoeconomy.

If you have a DeFi tip or lead, questions or comments, or would be interested in commissioning me for a writing gig, you can ping me at or on Telegram at @wmpeaster.

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