DeFi Arts Intelligencer - Oct. 31st, 2020

🎃 Happy Halloween! 🎃 Welcome to the 41st 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

  • Lending protocol Aave is handing off governance to the project’s community.

  • DeFi project Harvest Finance (which automatically generates yield for users) got blitzed by an attacker this week for millions of dollars’ worth of tokens. It’s another reminder to us all: be cautious in this space and never invest more than you can afford to lose in any crypto venture.

  • Roll, the social money startup built on Ethereum, successfully raised another windfall of $1 million from investors.

  • Rai, a sounder and more simplistic alternative to the Dai stablecoin, is on the verge of arriving in DeFi.

📰Fresh Content

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

Keep an 👁️ out for the 42nd 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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