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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PowerPool launches ‘meta-governance token’ for Yearn ecosystem

PowerPool, a project exploring the utility of Ethereum-based governance tokens, has launched YETI — an index and “meta-governance” token for the Yearn.finance ecosystem. YETI was conceived by Messari’s Ryan Watkins, who published the proposal for a Yearn Finance ecosystem index token to PowerPool’s governance forums on Dec. 4. The Messari researcher noted that “despite development and community resources being merged” among the YFI ecosystem members, “governance among these protocols remains separate.” He wrote the index would offer investors “a passive vehicle for board exposure to the Yearn ecosystem,” while providing…

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Yearn teams up with Akropolis to boost institutional outreach

Yearn.finance announced on Monday yet another merger, this time with Akropolis, a multiproduct decentralized finance protocol featuring yield optimization and undercollateralized loans. Like the Cream Finance merger announced last week, the two ecosystems will remain largely independent in terms of their tokens and overall product lines, a shared announcement clarifies. However, like with Pickle Finance, Akropolis will now integrate Yearn vault technology and will publish its yield farming strategies on its Vault V2 platform. The two development teams will combine and benefit from each others’ expertise. Akropolis developers will be able…

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Yearn Finance continues acquisition spree with Cover

This morning, Yearn founder Andre Cronje announced the latest in a spate of high-profile mergers and collaborations for the multi-faceted decentralized finance (DeFi) protocol: Yearn Finance will be “joining forces” with market coverage provide Cover.  In a blog post, Cronje notes that the merger will be a natural one, as Yearn and Cover developers have been working together since Cover’s inception. Cronje also listed a series of promising possible synergies, including enhanced utility for the Cover’s CLAIM token, which will act as collateral and become a borrowable asset for Yearn,…

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Yearn Finance announces another ‘merger’ with the Cream lending protocol

Two days after Yearn Finance (YFI) and Pickle Finance joined forces in DeFi’s first effective merger, Yearn founder Andre Cronje published details of another upcoming integration with Cream, a lending protocol similar to Compound and Aave. The blog post, published on Thursday, outlines how the two protocols will cooperate for the launch of Cream V2. As part of the partnership, the teams will merge development resources and introduce several symbiotic interactions between the two protocols. Yearn users will be able to put their vault tokens — their share in a…

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Yearn Finance formalizes operations budget as YFI rallies

After a three-day voting period, this morning members of Yearn Finance’s decentralized governance approved Yearn Improvement Proposal 54 (YIP-54), formalizing an ongoing budget for operational expenses.  YIP-54 aims to improve on previous proposals, including YIP-36 and YIP-41, which allowed for expenditures relating to hackathons, grants, security audits, bug bounties, and operations employee salaries. Under YIP-54, community members will be able to audit expenses quarterly.   YIP-54 also included a provision allowing the newly-formed Operations Fund to “buy back YFI or other assets at its discretion.” Many Twitter users rejoiced at the…

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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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Yearn Finance’s founder says he ‘doesn’t build for speculators’

The founder of Yearn Finance, Andre Cronje, has seen a fair share of criticism lately as he deployed some smart contracts that ended up losing users’ money. Cronje defended himself in a blog post and explained why he believes he shouldn’t be held responsible for those who “ape in” his testing contracts. Cronje will often place large disclaimers urging people to treat them with caution and not just go in because he built it. Little can be done to prevent this, given the permissionless nature of these products. Nevertheless, Cronje…

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Defi Community Members Aim to Sue Yearn Finance Creator Andre Cronje and Fork YFI

Members of the decentralized finance (defi) community are upset with Yearn Finance founder Andre Cronje over the mishap with Cronje’s secret Eminence (EMN) project. The Eminence protocol gathered $15 million before the project was ultimately hacked before the official launch. According to a recent blog post published on Medium, a group of defi community members plan to sue Yearn Finance founder, Andre Cronje, and fork YFI as well. As news.Bitcoin.com recently reported, there’s been a lack of trust in Cronje’s work since an undercover project that didn’t even launch was…

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Yearn Finance Connect (YFIC) New DeFi Project Decentralized Finance, Staking, Lending & Yield Farming

Yearn Finance Connect is a decentralized token under the ERC-20 protocol, that allows users to stake YFIC, borrow assets, and vote for improvements within the community. Yearn Finance Connect staking platform enables investors to earn a yield on YFIC token, depositing, and selecting the amount you want to stake, you will get an APR of 25%, and it can be unlocked anytime, and you will get FYICS Token reward also. Borrowers can borrow in an overcollateralized (perpetually) way, selecting USDT (Tether), Ethereum (ETH), or DAI. Yield Farming – Users will…

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