Crypto derivatives traders expect Ethereum staking yields to double to 8% after the Merge
    17 Aug 2022

    In anticipation of the Merge, Ether’s price has surged, and the higher yields foreseen by derivatives traders would further enrich the Ethereum ecosystem. Ethereum’s Merge seems poised to make staking the blockchain’s ETH tokens more rewarding than ever, derivatives traders believe. Yields are seen jumping to 8% from around 4% now, according to interest-rate swap…

    Acala stablecoin recovers dollar peg following burning 1.29 billion exploited aUSD
    17 Aug 2022

    Polkadot’s DeFi protocol Acala is struggling to edge back its native stablecoin aUSD to the dollar peg after the community voted to burn 1.29 billion of aUSD. Following a smart contract exploit that dropped the aUSD’s value, a new governance vote aims to bring the token back to its peg. These “extra” tokens were minted…

    How crypto developers faked Solana’s DeFi ecosystem
    17 Aug 2022

    The Macalinao brothers used a web of bogus identities to create the illusion of a dev community, juicing value on the Saber protocol and Solana blockchain. Now they’re moving to Aptos. An investigation by Danny Nelson and Tracy Wang published on CoinDesk. Something about Sunny Aggregator felt off-kilter to the cryptocurrency user known as Saint…