DeFi

In 2020, the " DeFi Summer" left people fascinated by the charm of Decentralized Finance, and also brought the Ethereum ecosystem to the forefront of crypto space. Let us show you here how to play with the DeFi "Money Legos".

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All you need to know about Lithium Finance (LITH)
Beginner

All you need to know about Lithium Finance (LITH)

Lithium Finance is a dual-quote asset pricing protocol primarily designed for clients with valuation needs for illiquid and private assets. The protocol incentivizes more participants to provide quotes through economic tokens and reputation points while preventing malicious behavior through staking and encryption. The team has experienced some delays in development progress. Founded for over three years, the team has launched a beta version on Polygon. Currently, there is limited market demand for illiquid asset pricing, and the development of the track presents considerable uncertainty.
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Why ‘Restaking’ Has Taken Over Social Media
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Why ‘Restaking’ Has Taken Over Social Media

The restaking protocol offers new solutions to many issues and is an important narrative within the liquidity staking derivative track. The following article briefly discusses ‘restaking’, as well as some underlying implementations and security risks.
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BounceBit: Cross-Chain Liquidity, Flexible Staking, Building a New Bitcoin Ecosystem
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BounceBit: Cross-Chain Liquidity, Flexible Staking, Building a New Bitcoin Ecosystem

BounceBit is a project built within the Bitcoin ecosystem, aiming to generate staking rewards for BTC by creating the BounceBit Chain. Its core is the BTC re-staking mechanism, allowing users to convert BTC to BBTC and stake it on the platform to earn rewards. The project adopts a dual-token system, including governance token BB and BBTC pegged to the value of Bitcoin. BounceBit also integrates DeFi and CeFi, providing liquidity management and cross-chain operations, supporting asset transfers between different blockchains. Additionally, it employs the Proof of Stake (PoS) consensus mechanism and introduces the LSD (Liquidity Staking Derivatives) mechanism, allowing users to maintain liquidity while staking assets. BounceBit has gained support from notable investors such as Binance Labs.
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NEOPIN Valuation Outlook: a Crypto Piece for the Korean Gaming Giant, Exploring the Optimal Solution for DeFi + CeFi
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NEOPIN Valuation Outlook: a Crypto Piece for the Korean Gaming Giant, Exploring the Optimal Solution for DeFi + CeFi

NEOPIN is a DeFi protocol owned by South Korean gaming company Neowiz that combines the strengths of CeFi and DeFi and operates within a compliance framework. It became a regulated DeFi service provider by being selected for the Abu Dhabi Investment Office's Innovation Program, which is working with the government to develop a DeFi regulatory framework.NEOPIN supports the Klaytn and Finschia networks, and could become a DeFi example of the blockchain merger concept. It offers RWA-based DeFi products and expects its token $NPT to increase significantly in price by the end of Q1 2025.NEOPIN Wallet offers a comprehensive blockchain ecosystem and user experience, proactively embracing regulation and driving the development of compliant RWA products.
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EigenLayer - Leveraging Ethereum's Security
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EigenLayer - Leveraging Ethereum's Security

Since the beginning of 2024, EigenLayer, based on the Ethereum network, has seen approximately a tenfold increase in TVL, rapidly rising to the third position in total TVL rankings among DeFi protocols. The article outlines how EigenLayer has evolved from a simple concept of securing and generating additional income from sharing the Ethereum network to expanding its ecosystem, meeting the needs of infrastructure builders and investors, and launching numerous derivative projects.
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Ocean Protocol: A Decentralized Data Marketplace
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Ocean Protocol: A Decentralized Data Marketplace

Based on the Ethereum blockchain, Ocean Protocol has created its own marketplace, connecting data consumers and providers. The tokenization of datasets and services, it allows data providers to monetize their data simply and effectively while providing users with a one-stop ecosystem for accessing valuable data.
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EtherFi: Staking Freedom, Borderless Liquidity, Unveiling a New Era in DeFi
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EtherFi: Staking Freedom, Borderless Liquidity, Unveiling a New Era in DeFi

EtherFi is an innovative decentralized finance (DeFi) project focused on Ethereum staking and liquidity re-staking services. Through its non-custodial staking solution, it enables users to earn staking rewards while maintaining asset liquidity. The project follows three strategic phases: delegated staking, liquidity pools, and node services, introducing the liquidity staking token EETH. EtherFi's core mechanisms include delegated staking, non-custodial control, NFT and validator management, decentralized validator technology (DVT), and the ETHFI token, used for protocol fees, incentivizing participants, and governance voting. The team comprises professionals from the blockchain and DeFi sectors and has secured multiple rounds of funding, including investments from Bullish Capital and CoinFund.
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Top Tools to get DeFi positions
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Top Tools to get DeFi positions

This article aims to illustrate how to effectively manage a DeFi investment portfolio, covering key aspects such as portfolio composition, goal setting, risk management, yield generation, as well as monitoring and security of investments.
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What is ConsenSys Quorum Blockchain?
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What is ConsenSys Quorum Blockchain?

Click the link to learn how ConsenSys Qurom bridges the gap between enterprises and the blockchain network.
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Renzo: Ethereum Restaking Track TVL Reaches $3 Billion
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Renzo: Ethereum Restaking Track TVL Reaches $3 Billion

Renzo is a restaking DeFi platform based on EigenLayer, aimed at simplifying the Ethereum restaking process and providing higher yields. After users deposit ETH, Renzo mints an equivalent amount of ezETH, a liquidity restaking token, allowing users to earn staking rewards while maintaining liquidity. Renzo enhances the functionality and security of the Ethereum network through Active Validation Services (AVS) and introduces cross-chain restaking to improve capital efficiency. Additionally, Renzo issues a governance token, REZ, for protocol decision-making and incentives. The Renzo protocol has raised a $3.2 million seed fund and has received investments from entities including Binance Labs.
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Aethir Network: Building Decentralized Communication Networks through Blockchain Technology
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Aethir Network: Building Decentralized Communication Networks through Blockchain Technology

Aethir stands at the forefront of decentralized GPU cloud infrastructure, delivering innovative solutions tailored for the expanding needs of the artificial intelligence (AI) and gaming industries.
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Top Bitcoin DeFi Projects
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Top Bitcoin DeFi Projects

Explore the exciting world of Bitcoin DeFi! This comprehensive guide delves into the top Bitcoin DeFi projects, their functionalities, and the future prospects of Bitcoin in decentralized finance.
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Omni Network: A Unified Solution to Rollup Fragmentation
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Omni Network: A Unified Solution to Rollup Fragmentation

Omni Network is an interoperability layer and L1 network on Ethereum, designed to connect various Roll-ups such as Optimism, Arbitrum, zkSync, and Starkware. It employs foundational technology innovations like re-staking via Eigenlayer, the Cosmos SDK, and the Tendermint consensus mechanism to offer a secure, modular, and high-performance Web3 infrastructure. Omni Network supports cross-Rollup interactions, aggregates liquidity, and simplifies user processes. It also introduces a dual-staking model, offers sub-second verification, and integrates with multiple Rollup architectures and applications. Omni Network has completed two rounds of funding, backed by prominent investors such as Pantera Capital, and has conducted a token sale on Binance's launchpool.
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With SAGA All the Rage, Modularization + GameFi May Become a New Narrative in Crypto
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With SAGA All the Rage, Modularization + GameFi May Become a New Narrative in Crypto

The article explores the market performance of the SAGA token after its launch and analyzes its innovations. SAGA is a Layer 1 protocol that supports developers in creating dedicated chains (Chainlets) to achieve modular infrastructure. SAGA adopts a unique "musical chairs pricing" mechanism to provide low-cost block space. The article also discusses the new trend of modularization and GameFi integration in the crypto market, mentioning projects like GALA, RON, and Arbitrum, which drive the development of the GameFi industry by offering high-performance blockchains and rich gaming ecosystems. In particular, the article mentions DAW (Decentralized Autonomous Worlds) as an emerging game genre that allows players to freely create and expand experiences in the gaming world.
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 Ethena Season 2: Three Strategies and Potential Returns
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Ethena Season 2: Three Strategies and Potential Returns

This article provides a detailed overview of the Ethena protocol season 2 event, which rewards its governance token ENA by accumulating points (Sats). It introduces three different strategies to participate in Ethena's airdrop mining, including the low-risk strategy of holding and staking USDe, the medium-risk strategy of purchasing USDe YT (yield tokens) on Pendle, and the high-risk strategy of combining ENA and USDe YT. The article also provides calculation examples of potential returns on investment (ROI) and annual percentage yields (APY) based on different strategies and discusses the risks and rewards of these strategies.
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