DeFi Arts Intelligencer - Sept. 5th, 2020

Welcome to the 33rd issue of the DeFi Arts Intelligencer, your weekly source for key happenings around Ethereum art, collectibles, games, finance, and more. Subscribe here.


For this dispatch:

🎨 Digital Art & Collectibles

πŸ•ΉοΈ Blockchain Games

  • Ethereum trading card game Gods Unchained has two new prize draws: Shadow Draw and Mythic Draw.

  • Backed by Polyient Games, the Axie Infinity PGFK Palooza tournament kicked off on September 5th.

  • Ethereum gaming platform The Sandbox launched the Atari Token Competition, which runs between September 4th and September 17th.

♦️♦️ DeFi News

  • Trading protocol Uniswap 1) reached $10 billion in all time volume, 2) acutely overtook Coinbase in 24-hour volume, and 3) became the largest DeFi dapp this week.

  • Lending protocol Aave has now powered over $300 million in crypto-native flash loans

  • yEarn’s new yinsurance product allows users to take out NFT-based insurance for various DeFi activities.

  • yEarn also launched the yETH Vault this week. This DeFi tool lets users deposit ETH in order to steadily yield farm more ETH.

  • It’s official: 1% of treasury inflows to Yam Finance going forward will be diverted to the funding pool of the Tech category of Gitcoin Grants.

πŸ“°Fresh Content

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

Keep an πŸ‘οΈ out for the 34th 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.

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