DeFi Arts Intelligencer - Oct. 17th, 2020

Welcome to the 39th issue of the DeFi Arts Intelligencer, your weekly source for key happenings around Ethereum art, collectibles, games, finance, and more. Subscribe here.


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For this dispatch:

🎨 Digital Art & Collectibles

🕹️ Blockchain Games

♦️♦️ DeFi News

  • Tokenized bitcoin project WBTC was listed on Coinbase Pro.

  • Popular charts service TradingView has added support for Uniswap, DeFi’s reigning trading protocol.

  • Speaking of Uniswap and ERC-20 bitcoin, there’s now ~29,000 tokenized bitcoin — roughly 0.15% of the entire BTC supply — sitting in Uniswap liquidity pools presently.

  • I just showed Bankless readers how to migrate their LEND to AAVE for Safety Module staking. In other words, defend Aave to earn AAVE!

  • The smart contract specialists at OpenZeppelin and Quantstamp are booked up for the foreseeable future as the ongoing DeFi boom has the space’s few auditors in huge demand.

  • Heath Tarbert, Chairman of the U.S. CFTC, said of DeFi this week:

    “The whole idea of DeFi really is, number one, it’s obviously revolutionary, and I think at the end of the day could lead to a massive disintermediation of the financial system and the traditional players.”

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

Keep an 👁️ out for the 40th 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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