The Otherdeed Sale Highlights Crypto’s Persistent Problems

There is never a dull moment in crypto. On any given day, there is a scam or a hack. On others, there is a controversy. The latest kerfuffle in cryptoland involves an NFT sale (what else?) and highlights two persistent problems: high transaction fees and regulatory uncertainty. The Otherdeed Mint: A Troubled Sale It started when Yuga Labs – the company behind the Bored Ape … Continue reading The Otherdeed Sale Highlights Crypto’s Persistent Problems

What Value in Total Locked Value?

Total Value Locked (TVL) is one of the more interesting metrics to emerge from the Decentralized Finance (DeFi) ecosystem. TVL is the total amount of cryptocurrencies or DeFi tokens locked in smart contracts in various DeFi projects at that point in time. For example, the TVL of a DeFi-lending project will be a total of the market prices of tokens used as collateral by the … Continue reading What Value in Total Locked Value?

Does DeFi Need Regulation?

Is decentralized finance (DeFi) a revolutionary reinvention of modern finance that should remain outside the bounds of regulation? Or is it jargon – algorithmic authority window-dressed as liberty and accompanied by the same problems as traditional finance – that should be hemmed in by rules? A new paper by Hilary J. Allen, Professor at the American University Washington College of Law, argues for the latter … Continue reading Does DeFi Need Regulation?