After Smart contracts, Decentralized Finance could be seen as one of the most disruptive innovations the crypto industry has seen. No surprise it has pushed Ethereum back to the new all-time high. Just like the brainchild of Vitalik Buterin, Defi opened up an ocean of opportunities for its users. Even the notorious Mark Cuba recommended people to dig deep into the topic, as the future is right there.
What is DeFi?
Just as the name suggests, Defi refers to financial services and lack of central authority. To be more precise, it eliminates brokerages, exchanges, or banks to offer traditional financial instruments. We could define Defi as a merger of traditional banking services and blockchain technology. Amongst its features, we can find crypto trading, loans, interest accounts, and – the king of the hill – staking. In other words, there are plenty of possibilities for retail investors in the Defi space, especially if the target is to earn passive income.
Institutional Players Get On the DeFi Train
The hype has reached the point where even traditional banks began exploring decentralized finance. According to Ruangroj Poonpol, chairman of Kasikorn Business Technology Group (KBTG), a tech arm of KBank, KBTG recently established a subsidiary called Kubix to operate as an initial » Read more
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DeFi Staking Is the Best Alternative When Saving Interest Rates Are At Record Lows?
We all know the phrase that money should work for us and not the other way around. For that reason, our parents would put their money into a savings account to earn a higher rate of interest without taking too much risk. Unfortunately, those great days are long gone; this is why we should start looking for something new. Defi staking, for example, allows people to earn interests simply by holding the crypto without any transaction or trade taking place.
What Is Crypto Staking?
According to CoinMarketCap, staking is an activity where a user locks or holds his funds in a cryptocurrency wallet to participate in maintaining the operations of a proof-of-stake (PoS)-based blockchain system. It is similar to crypto mining in the sense that it helps a network achieve consensus while rewarding users who participate.
Put simply, crypto staking is almost the same thing that putting money on a saving account. You lock crypto assets for a certain period to gain rewards in return in the form of tokens. The process is very easy:
- Purchase assets or fund your account with one of the assets that are eligible for staking.
- Select an asset to stake
- Earn rewards
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What needs to be taken into account is that not every staking token offers similar rewards and conditions. For example, to stake on ETH 2.0, you would need to have at least 32 ETH, as well as the Eth1 mainnet client. To become a staker/baker on Tezos, a user needs to hold 8,000 XTZ coins and run a full node. Also, it is important to keep in mind that the more coins that are being held, the greater the staking rewards.
Top Three Staking Coins – Who Are They?
Enough of theory, tell us about your top staking coins you will say. All right, if you ask for it you shall receive!
You need to consider not only rewards but also the overall staking conditions – such as minimum deposit, lock-up period, withdrawal rules, etc. From this standpoint, three projects stand out from the rest: ICON, Stake DAO, and “the cherry on the cake”, NBU Staking. Why is that important? Because APY won’t matter if you can’t take full advantage of staking.
In the case of ICON, we are talking about the Korean blockchain projected based on the delegated-proof-of-stake (DPoS) consensus algorithm. It allows block producers to validate transactions in seconds – providing faster transactions than PoS and PoW. But the best part is that staking rewards on ICON reach up to 36% per year. Also, keep in mind that running an I-Rep Node requires a professional hardware setup and you need to have sufficient funds or votes to be in the Top 100. Thus, whilst staking APY is high, you will need a decent amount of funds to make real money.
Stake Dao, on the other hand, removes the need to stake assets across multiple platforms. This feature is important because it brings simplicity to the process. From Stake DAO, users can search through the best of Defi and choose from the best products to help them beat the market. The Stake DAO platform receives performance fees and withdrawal fees on its offered strategies. These fees are then redistributed to holders of staked SDT. Currently, the reward level is above 50% per year.
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Most importantly, starting from 24th of April 2021 to 24th of May 2021, you have an incredible opportunity to receive up to 3 times more rewards for your NBU staking than usual!
Another cool thing about them is that NBU is still gaining momentum, every day attracting new users. And the reason is quite obvious – perfect staking conditions. Besides that, the Nimbus team has limited the supply of NBU for faster token appreciation: “As more NBU are put in staking — especially the hard one for 60 or 180 days — the fewer NBU remains in free circulation on the market.”
If you want to learn more about the staking conditions, I would recommend checking out their Official Medium Channel. If you want to get on the board straight away and start earning rewards – go here.
Elon Musk’s SpaceX to Accept Dogecoin (DOGE) Payments for Space Missions
After Tesla’s moe of accepting Bitcoin (BTC) payments, Elon Musk’s space exploration SpaceX announced that it is will accepting Dogecoin (DOGE) payments for its pace missions. This comes just a day after Elon Musk called Dogecoin a “hustle” triggering a 30% price crash over the weekend.
Is Musk trying to do damage control here? Maybe or maybe not! Whatever it is, this news is pretty exciting for all DOGE investors in the market. The announcement for “the DOGE-1 Mission to the Moon” was made by the Geometric Energy Corporation (GEC).
The mission involves flying a 40KG cube satellite of the Falcon 9 rocket that will carry “lunar-spatial intelligence and computational systems” on board. The mission launch is scheduled for Q1 of 2022 and so SpaceX also plans to start accepting DOGE payment during the same period. Here’s what Elon Musk tweeted upon launching Dogecoin to the moon.
SpaceX launching satellite Doge-1 to the moon next year
– Mission paid for in Doge
– 1st crypto in space
– 1st meme in space
To the mooooonnn!!https://t.co/xXfjGZVeUW
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) May 9, 2021
Although GEC announced the DOGE-funded mission, it has not exactly said how much that would cost. Speaking about this new synergy between crypto and space missions, SpaceX Vice President of Commercial Sales Tom Ochinero said:
“This mission will demonstrate the application of cryptocurrency beyond Earth orbit and set the foundation for interplanetary commerce. We’re excited to launch DOGE-1 to the Moon!”
Solidifying DOGE’s Market Position
Well, last week, Elon Musk’s SNL tweet drove DOGE price to an all-time high of $0.71 with its market cap reaching $94 billion. Just before the SNL event over the weekend, Elon Musk had warned about the higher valuations. As it happened, during Musk’s SNL show appearance, the DOGE price crashed as much as 30% over the weekend, after Musk referred to it as the “hustle”.
Even at price time, DOGE continues to trade 16% down at a price of $0.54 and a market cap of $70 billion. It is still trading 10% positive on the weekly chart. Also, the recent SpaceX announcement seems to have little impact in turning the tide for Dogecoin.
One thing is sure that such announcements will certainly solidify DOGE’s market position and acceptance. With the recent announcement, Geometric Energy’s Chief Executive Officer Samuel Reid said:
“Having officially transacted with DOGE for a deal of this magnitude, Geometric Energy Corporation and SpaceX have solidified DOGE as a unit of account for lunar business in the space sector”.
The Transfer Token’s (TTT) Migrating to a DeFi Token Protocol
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Atom Solutions Co., Ltd. (hereinafter referred to as Atom Solutions), developers of the cryptocurrency trading and overseas remittance platform “Eternal Wallet”, has announced that its in-house developed token, The Transfer Token, will migrate to a DeFi token protocol.
The Transfer Token (hereinafter referred to as TTT) is a token issued by Atom Solutions. The most exceptional feature is that by holding and lending TTT on our platform “Eternal Wallet”, developed alongside TTT, users are eligible for gaining dividends distribution.
Regarding the dividend distribution within the wallet, during an open beta test conducted from January through February, Atom Solutions recorded the below values:
・In the case of holding TTT within Eternal Wallet: 98% yearly
・In the case of lending out TTT into The Pool within Eternal Wallet: 218% yearly
The migration of TTT to a DeFi token protocol was largely born out of feedback gathered from the beta test.
This is essential in strengthening security, and preventing misconduct and data manipulation by specific operators and/or third-party attackers. By migrating the core of Eternal Wallet, the element that covers “The world’s highest received amount when remitting overseas”, to blockchain, Atom Solutions aims to provide a system with high transparency.
DeFi (Decentralized Finance) refers to the various financial services that can be provided upon the blockchain through utilizing smart contracts.
The financial services offered by DeFi encompass various sectors such as loans, insurance, exchanges, hedge funds, derivatives, prediction markets, etc. Also, unlike a centralized system with an intermediary is unnecessary, it has the feature of being a swift yet secure method of making a transaction. This notable difference from traditional financial systems has made it a focal point of interest in recent years.
Moreover, with DeFi, due to being operated on the blockchain, it has the benefits of cutting costs, increased composability and accessibility, and high transparency.
Atom Solutions, from here on forward, by further increasing the presence of TTT within the DeFi ecosystem, aims to further expand on the convenience and profitability of the services’ users.
In addition, in conjunction with this, the company has also updated the Whitepaper regarding TTT. Click here for more information.
About Atom Solutions
Atom Solutions is a Japanese FinTech corporation with 10 years of experience and achievements since its conception. In addition to abundant expertise in financial and technology sectors, we have filed for and obtained several patents related to our lending and Pool functions and much more. Armed with these we aim to realize “The world’s highest received amount upon overseas remittance”.
In our sights is not only Japan, not only Asia, but all countries across the globe. In the near future we aim to expand the number of countries where our services can be used worldwide and intend to deliver the best possible service to our users.
Location: 5F Sei Bi Do Bldg, 2-31-16 Eitai Kouto-Ku, Tokyo
Kraken Daily Market Report for May 09 2021
- Total spot trading volume at $3.39 billion, 25% higher than the 30-day average of $2.71 billion.
- Total futures notional at $921.3 million.
- The top five traded coins were, respectively, Dogecoin (-11%), Bitcoin (-1.1%), Ethereum (+0.3%), Tether (-0.05%), and Cardano (+9,0%).
- Great returns from Litecoin (+12%) and Cardano (+9.0%).
|May 09, 2021
$3.39B traded across all markets today
Crypto, EUR, USD, JPY, CAD, GBP, CHF, AUD
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Trading Volume by Asset
The figures below break down the trading volume of the largest, mid-size, and smallest assets. Cryptos are in purple, fiats are in blue. For each asset, the chart contains the daily trading volume in USD, and the percentage of the total trading volume. The percentages for fiats and cryptos are treated separately, so that they both add up to 100%.
Figure 1: Largest trading assets: trading volume (measured in USD) and its percentage of the total trading volume (May 09 2021)
Figure 2: Mid-size trading assets: (measured in USD) (May 09 2021)
Figure 3: Smallest trading assets: (measured in USD) (May 09 2021)
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Daily Returns %
Figure 7: Returns over USD and XBT. Relative volume and return size is indicated by the size of the font. (May 09 2021)
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The values generated in this report are from public market data distributed from Kraken WebSockets api. The total volumes and returns are calculated over the reporting day using UTC time.