New DeFi entrant? ShapeShift pivots to DEX, integrating Ethereum and ERC20 tokens

ShapeShift, one of the oldest cryptocurrency trading platforms in the crypto market, is pivoting. It announced the integration of a decentralized exchange, adding Ethereum and ERC20 tokens first. Since it is a decentralized exchange, it will not be able to immediately process Bitcoin trades. Hence, ShapeShift said it would integrate Bitcoin in the first quarter […]

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Shyft Network’s Joseph Weinberg on the meaning of Bitcoin (and DEXs for 8 billion people)

The DeFi market has boomed in 2020, attracting billions of dollars across use cases like lending, derivatives, decentralized exchanges, and others. But along with that came outsized risks. Scams and rugpulls became as common as 2017 during a short period in 2020, with even storied projects like Eminence, Harvest Finance, and others suffering from poor […]

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Bitcoin Mining Drives Clean Energy – Bitcoin Magazine

Energy consumption from Bitcoin mining is massive, and people are taking notice. The increases have been scaling fast, with mining energy usage quickly surpassing the totals of small countries. And many see this ever-increasing carbon footprint as a threat to climate change. But it’s no threat. In fact, increasing energy usage might save the plant.  […]

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