Huobi predictions for 2022: Bitcoin bear market, DeFi and DAOs rise

    The exchange Huobi has predicted a bear market in 2022 for Bitcoin as central banks tighten their monetary policies and the market sees a liquidity crunch. On the other side, DeFi and cross-chain interoperability will continue to expand and adapt, with DAO governance eventually becoming a significant driver of activity. Another major entity in the…

    Bloomberg: Indexing is coming to crypto funds via Decentralized Exchanges

    Main attraction lies in turning the funds into tradable tokens, write ByOlga Kharif and Vildana Hajric on Bloomberg. However, DAO hacks remain a common threat, while legal protection is limited. Index funds have long been pitched as a low-risk and inexpensive way to invest. Now they’re coming to the rollicking world of cryptocurrencies, but with…

    Cherry Network raises $2.9 million to launch its smart contract platform

    Dubai-based the Cherry Project has revealed it raised $2.9 million from leading VC firms to launch Cherry Network, a decentralized storage blockchain with smart contracts. The Cherry Project announced on December 4 the successful completion of its private token sale. The funding round raised a total of $2.9 million, securing investments from some of the…

    Principled move by ShapeShift

    The popular cryptocurrency exchanger ShapeShift is moving to a decentralized mode of operation. From now on, it will be a DAO controlled by FOX token holders. Switzerland-based multinational company ShapeShift is preparing to close down as a registered legal entity. According to its founder Erik Voorhees, ShapeShift currently employs 65 people, but in a few…

    Binance-backed travel company launches a decentralized Airbnb competitor

    A travel booking site Travala.com backed by Binance, the world’s largest cryptocurrency exchange, is launching Dtravel, a decentralized vacation rental service that could compete with Airbnb and gives homeowners a stake in the platform. In a Wednesday announcement, Travala said it had partnered with former executives from Airbnb and Expedia to launch a new service…

    Mark Cuban warns: Banks should be scared of DeFi

    Legendary billionaire investor Mark Cuban said on Sunday that the U.S. government and regulators should start getting behind crypto innovations, like decentralized finance (DeFi). In other ways, the U.S. will “lose the next great growth engine that this country needs.” Cuban outlined his mind in the blog post named “The Brilliance of Yield Farming, Liquidity…