Yearn proposes “buyback and build” strategy for YFI holders

The Yearn.finance community is introducing a proposal to reform the current token economics of YFI. Popularly called “buyback and build,” the proposal aims to bolster the project’s treasury while also generating value for all stakeholders. Its list of authors includes Yearn core developers Banteg, Tracheopteryx and Lehnberg, as well as Gabriel Shapiro, partner at BSV Law and occasional Yearn contributor. Currently, Yearn.finance uses a staking and dividends model. Holders must place their tokens in the yGov contract and receive a portion of the revenue generated by its yield strategies. This…

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Bitcoin on Exchanges Drop to Lows Not Seen Since 2018, Long-Term Holders Realize Profits

According to data, bitcoin balances on exchanges are shrinking a great deal and have dropped to levels not seen in two years. Arcane Research detailed that charts showing the number of bitcoin leaving exchanges has seen a sharp decline and has been “one of the main stories of the year.” Meanwhile, onchain metrics indicate a number of older coins are being sold as bitcoin’s value increases. Bitcoin Held on Exchanges Drops by 21% Since February In 2020 there’s a lot of cryptocurrencies held on exchanges, however, the aggregate number of…

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P2P Trading Resumes on Okex While Withdrawals Freeze Still in Effect: Tron Foundation Announces Cashout Plan for TRX Holders

Asian cryptocurrency exchange Okex says peer to peer trading is now open but the freeze on withdrawals remains in effect. In an update, Okex CEO Jay Hao reveals that buying cryptocurrency via the fiat gateway is now active as well but he fails to give a timeframe for the resumption of withdrawals. In an earlier tweet, the CEO reassures customers that their funds are safe and that withdrawals will commence as soon as possible. On Oct. 15, Okex announced the suspension of withdrawals of cryptocurrency after an unnamed private key…

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Record $1B in tokenized Bitcoin shows BTC holders want a slice of DeFi

After failing to hold the $11K mark and exposing what some analysts have described as a general apathy to trade BTC at these levels, Bitcoin (BTC) price is once again flirting with $11,000.  As suggested by Cointelegraph contributors Marcel Pechman and Micheal van de Poppe, a move above $11K is not a deeply significant milestone as the confluence of multiple factors, including looming overhead resistance and low trading volume decrease the likelihood that the digital asset will breakout once above $11K. Cryptocurrency daily market performance snapshot. Source: Coin360 The supposed…

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Holders Monthly July 2020 – Cointelegraph Magazine

Cointelegraph Magazine is a new publication that goes beyond the daily news and delves much more deeply into the stories, trends, and personalities that inspire cryptocurrency and blockchain conversations around the world. We are people-centric, delving into *why* the true believers of blockchain feel they can change the world (and why they think it needs to be changed). Through long-form features, thoughtful analysis, and a little humor and satire, we illustrate how the implementation of this technology is affecting the lives of countless people — today, right now, not at…

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Korean ICO Contents Protocol Shuts Down, Will Return $7.5M to Holders

The South Korean initial coin offering project Contents Protocol will return 26,877 Ether (ETH) ($7.5 million at press time) to holders of its CPT token. Both legal obstacles and business challenges were cited as reasons for the shutdown. The details are visible on the project’s modified homepage, first recorded on Feb. 19. Its public ICO ended in December 2018 and collected almost 7,000 ETH, which was its funding goal. The remaining 22,000 ETH came from private token sales. The project was combined with a content platform developed by Watcha, the…

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Litecoin Foundation Partners With Cred to Let Holders Earn Interest

Litecoin Foundation is partnering with Cred to offer interest on Litecoin (LTC) collateral, a Feb. 10 press release announced. Cred customers can lock their coins with the provider to earn up to 10% annual percentage rate. Thanks to the strategic partnership, LTC holders will be able to lend their cryptocurrency at lucrative rates, similar to the various decentralized finance (DeFi) solutions on Ethereum. To benefit from the interest, a commitment of six months is required, with monthly interest payments in either fiat or cryptocurrency. Other Cred partners such as Bitcoin.com,…

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