Yearn Finance Founder Blames Social Actors for Role in the EMN Token Hack

Yearn Finance founder Andre Cronje suggests he did not mishandle the Eminence (EMN) project’s economic exploit, which he insists functions well. He accuses certain social actors of creating a story around EMN that caused rational actors to jump onto the token. Cronje’s comments follow reports that a group of defi community members planning to sue the smart contract builder whom they say is culpable in the $15 million EMN token hack. Cronje Says He Is Not Infallible In a post on Medium, Cronje who has vowed not to use his…

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Did a class-action suit play a role in Maker’s refusal to compensate March crash victims?

After multiple rounds of voting and heated discussion, the final vote to compensate losses for Maker (MKR) users that were liquidated “unfairly” during the March crash failed. About 52,500 MKR voted against any compensation, which accounted for 65% of the total votes. This amounts to about 8% of the total MKR supply, which some commentators took as a sign of low turnout. Nevertheless, Maker community member monetsupply, who was part of the working group designing the compensation proposal, told Cointelegraph that this was “fairly high for a poll vote.” He…

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Yield Farming Pool Concept May Solidify Ethereum’s Role as BTC’s Main Sidechain

Decentralized finance (defi) applications on the Ethereum chain have been growing wildly during the last two years. Now a number of synthetic versions of bitcoin, that leverage the Ethereum chain, has outpaced offchain solutions like Blockstream’s Liquid and the Lightning Network. Just recently, the platform Synthetix revealed a partnership with Bitgo and the Ren Project in order to create incentivized bitcoin liquidity. Now with a massive yield farming pool, tokens like sBTC, renBTC, and WBTC could easily eclipse the alternative offchain competitors. At the end of May, news.Bitcoin.com reported on…

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Blockchain to Play Crucial Role in VR-Powered Social Media

Virtual reality media platform, Sensorium, has announced its membership in the Global Blockchain Business Council, or GBBC — a Swiss-based non-profit industry association for blockchain. Sensorium will participate in GBBC’s upcoming virtual forum on May 28, which will see the firm’s director of technology Alex Blagirev discuss his predictions for how virtual social media will change the way that people interact online. Cointelegraph spoke to GBBC to discuss the intersection between social media and virtual reality, or VR, and the role that blockchain plays in the sector’s future. DLT protects…

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Marc Taverner Speaks on His New Role as European Blockchain Director

The International Association for Trusted Blockchain Applications (INATBA), a distributed ledger technology initiative established by the European Commission (EC) last year, has appointed former Bitfury Group global ambassador Marc Taverner as the first INATBA executive director on March 5. INATBA was launched through collaboration between the 26 members of the EC’s European Blockchain Partnership during April 2019. The association seeks to bring together industry leaders, policymakers, standard-setting bodies to support the mainstream adoption of distributed ledger technology across multiple economic sectors. Cointelegraph spoke to Taverner to discuss his role as…

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